Day 1: Huaraz – Moraine Camp
From Huaraz we drive 1.5 hours to the Llaca Valley (4350m). Then we climb steeply up a ridge for 2 to 3 hours to Moraine Camp (4760m). During this hike we will see mountains in the east site like San Juan, Ranrapalca, Ocshapalca, and Leon Dormido.
Day 2: Moraine Camp – Summit – Moraine Camp – Huaraz
Early in the morning around 4:00 am we start a short climb over the rocks for about 25 minutes to get to the beginning of the glacier. We put on our climbing gear and climb around 4 hours up. A steady and not steep on good snow slopes towards the summit (5686m). The last 60m is steeper and will feel exposed - the guide will help you with this. After enjoying the views and taking pictures, we go back down to the Moraine Camp (4760m) for about 2 hours. Then we return back to the road in the Llaca Valley and drive to Huaraz.
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.
- Mountain backpack (40 liters)
- Sleeping bag (-25 C)
- Walking sticks if you have knee problems
- Plastic mountain boots
- Ice axe
- 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
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