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It is a moderately difficult climb with some steep sections and crevasse negotiation and is not suitable for first time climbers, but an ideal peak for experienced climbers or novice climbers who have received instruction and are looking to extend their climbing level.


ITINERARY

Day 1: Huaraz – Kilometro 42 – Moraine Camp

Drive from Huaraz to Cebollapampa, passing by the famous twin lakes of Llanganuco and then continue up to Kilometro 42 (4650m). From here we hike to Moraine Camp (4900m) for about 3.5 hours.

Day 2: Moraine Camp – Summit - Moraine Camp

Today we start early in the morning around 2:00 am. The initial ascent onto the glacier is a short steep ice climb and then there is more gentle terrain on the glacier. There are crevasse fields to negotiate and the last 200m to reach the summit is steep 65 deg. About 3 to 4 rappels are required during the descent. The views from the summit (5460m) are beautiful, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, the Huandoys, Chacraraju, and Pisco around us. Then we return back to Moraine Camp (4900).

Day 3: Moraine Camp – Kilometro 42 – Huaraz

The next day we hike down to Kilometro 42 (4650m) where our bus will be waiting to bring us back 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.

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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