Go on an amazing trek to Alpamayo summit. Throughout this 6-day journey, you will be able to enjoy some breathtaking views of glaciers, summits, and of the wonderful Huascaran Nattional Park. Reaching the peak of an Andean mountain will an unforgettable experience!
|Number of Travelers||Price Per Person|
|3 or more||USD $1,485.00|
The pyramid shaped Alpamayo is considered to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The ascent toward the peak is very steep and the majority of it is a challenging climb. This trek should only be attempted by those who are well acclimatized and who have already climbed other high peaks.
From one side Alpamayo is an almost perfect pyramid, covered with enormous ice shelves. The other side, the trapezoidal southwest wall, is even more beautiful. All of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range is protected by Huascarán National Park, a paradise made of snowcapped peaks. The park also includes the peaks of Huandoy and Huascarán (the highest mountain in Peru), as well as 663 glaciers, 269 lakes, some 42 rivers, as well as 33 archaeological sites.
Duration: 6 days
Start/End Location: Huaraz
Season: June to August
Difficulty: Difficult / challenging. Alpamayo should not be underestimated. Less than half of the climbers coming make it to the top.
Day 1: Team meeting and beginning of the trek
Transfer drive from Huaraz (around 3 Hours) to Cashapampa where you will meet your team and burros, and start trekking up to Llamacoral (3850 m) Overnight Camp (-/L/D)
Day 2: Llamacoral – Trekking to Base Camp of Alpamayo (4350 m)
On your second day you will start from Camp Llamacoral and trek to Arhuaycocha (4300 m). You will enjoy some breathtaking views of Alpamayo, Artesnorahu and Taulliraju peaks. You will then spend the night at the Base Camp of Alpamayo (4350 m). Overnight Camp (B/L/D)
Day 3: Alpamayo Base Camp – Ascend to Alpamayo Moraine Camp (4900 m)
Today you will have a good breakfast and then prepare the expedition equipment for Alpamayo. From here you will begin trekking with a local team (porters, cook and local guides), who will help you carry everything. You will set out for the moraine after a small lunch at the Base Camp. The trail will take you across the steep moraine at the tongue of the glacier to Moraine Camp (4,900 m). Overnight Camp (B/L/D)
Day 4: Moraine Camp – Ascend to Alpamayo High Camp (5300 m)
Alpamayo High Camp is on the steep glacier at the base of Alpamayo and Quitaraju. Due to the constant shrinkage of the glacier, every year you will find a different situation along this trail. You will enjoy magnificent views from High Camp, and the summit will look close enough to touch it! You will have dinner early because you will wake up very early to start tomorrow’s long day. High Camp (5,300 m). Overnight Camp (B/L/D)
Day 5: High Camp – Ascend to Alpamayo Summit (5947 m) – High Camp (5300 m) or Descend to Base Camp (4300 m) Summit day! One possible route is the French route, a 60 to 80 degree wall of ice which narrows towards the top. . Above the wall, you need to conquer a few meters to the highest point of the narrow ridge. At the summit, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the Cordillera Blanca! The neighboring peak of Quitaraju (6,036 m) is almost within striking distance; and to the southwest you can see the remarkable summit of Huascarán (6,768 m.)
After a brief rest and photos at the summit, you will quickly return to the High Camp via an abseiling descent on the same route you came up on. If the weather is good, the climb to the summit and return to base camp can be done before noon. The ascent takes 5-6 hours, while the descent takes about 2-3 hours. If trekkers are tired, you can stay one more night in High Camp. If everyone feels fine, which is usually the case, you will descend to Alpamayo Base Camp (4,300 m). Overnight Camp (B/L/D)
Day 6: Base Camp – Descent through Quebrada Santa Cruz – Cashapampa – Transfer to Huaraz
Today you will wake up early to begin your hike, descending through the Santa Cruz valley to Cashapampa (about 6 hours.) In this village your minibus will be waiting to take you and the local expedition team back to Huaraz. (B/L/-)
1) Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner
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