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Day 1: Huaraz – Llanganuco – Chopicalqui Base Camp

You are picked up in your hotel and we go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. After driving for approximately 2 hours we will register in the National Parks Control, passing the Llanganuco lake, Chinancocha and Orconcocha, where we will have lunch, then in the early afternoon we continue going up to the Ancush Valley between Huascarán and Chopicalqui. We arrive at the Base Camp (4200m) around 2pm.

Day 2: Base Camp – Moraine Camp

We hike up to the Moraine Camp for about 4 hours, during this hike we will enjoy the splendid views of the Pisco, Huandoys and Chacraraju peaks, having lunch along the way. After arriving to the camp (4700m) in the afternoon we check our climbing equipment for the next day.

Day 3: Moraine Camp – Camp 1

We climb up for about 40 minutes over the rocky paths to get to the glacier, where we will use our climbing gear to start climbing for about 3 hours to Camp 1 (5500m). Along this climb we will enjoy the views of nice peaks like Chacraraju, Huandoys.

Day 4: Camp 1 – Summit - Moraine Camp

Today we leave at 3:00am in the morning and climb for about 4 to 5 hours until we arrive at the summit (6534m). After enjoying the views we descend back down to Camp 1. After a brief rest we continue down to Moraine Camp (4700m) for about 2 hours more, arriving around 4:00pm.

Day 5: Moraine Camp – Base Camp – Huaraz

We descend for about 1.5 hours to the Base Camp. We continue down to the highway called Curva de Chopicalqui, where our transfer will be waiting for us. Along the way to Yungay we pass the Llanganuco lake. Then we continue down to Yungay, and from there we travel along the Callejon de Huaylas to Huaraz for about 1 hour more. We arrive in Huaraz around 5pm.

What is included

  • Transport: From Huaraz to the starting point of your activity, and from the finishing point of your activity back to Huaraz. We use prived transport, minivans, and other types of cars, depending on the size of the group.
  • Guide: Qualified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and basic English.
  • Cook: A professional cook who is trained to prepare healthy dishes in a hygienic manner.
  • Donkey driver: In charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of the group. Donkeys carry tents, food, climbing rope up to Base Camp and back, but you need to carry your own personal gear.
  • Food: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
  • Equipment: Good quality high mountain tent, sleeping mattress, ropes, carabiners, dining tent (depending on group size), table and chairs, first aid kit, cooking stove, dishes and cooking utensils.
  • Entrances fee: for the national park.

What is not included

First breakfast, last dinner, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early, additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation, bottled wáter.

What to bring
  • Mountain backpack (40 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (-25 C)
  • Walking sticks if you have knee problems
  • Plastic mountain boots
  • Gaiters
  • Crampons
  • Ice axe
  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen (factor 40 minimum), hat, sunglasses
  • Well-worn in hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes: t-shirts (quick dry or merino wool recommended), trekking trousers or leggings, sweater, woolen trekking socks, underwear, long thermal underwear, fleece, gloves, hat
  • Down jacket
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers (Gore-Tex recommended)
  • Gore-Tex gloves
  • Water bottle and water purification pills
  • Toilet paper, personal toiletries, small towel
  • Extra snacks and money
  • Missing something? We can provide you with everything you need for a great days expeditions, Please check each trip for detailed pricing information or contact us for a customized trip and you can fully enjoy!!

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