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|Summary:Alpamayo is one of the most beautiful ice
faces of the Andes. It is located more remotely than most
other peaks in C. Blanca, as the hike to the BC takes 2-3
days (see below). In the first map of Cordillera Blanca from
1932 Alpamayo was not indicated at all! Eventually it was
climbed for the first time in 1957 by a German expedition
via the N ridge.
Nowadays Alpamayo is well-known and was even elected the
most beautiful mountain in the world. It is not the
difficulty that inspires the climbers but it's magnificent
setting among the everlasting snowcapes of the Cordilliera
Blanca, 6000 meters above sea level.
|Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch /
Day 01: Huaraz – drive to Cashapampa – hike to
Llamacorral. (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the hotel we will aboard in our
private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north
side of Huaraz. passing the different districts such as:
Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), Yungay (2500m/8200ft), after this
city, we will get the Caraz city (2400m/7872ft), then we
will continue our travel to get the last Distrit Cashapampa
arriving around 10:00am , where the Donkey Driver will
waiting for us to transport our Camping equipments , from
here we will start hiking up, after walking 2 hours half we
will have lunch, then we will continue hiking up, after
hiking up for 5 or 6 hours we will get the first camp named
Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at
Day 02: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – Alpamayo Base
Camp. (B) (L) (D)
Today we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the
beautiful lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, turquoise
lakes, then we will arrive to nice spot where will have
lunch at the place called Quisuar, after it we will climb up
to the Alpamayo Base Camp, we will get here early and
prepare and check our climbing gears for the next day,
overnight at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 03: Alpamayo Base Camp – Moraine Camp. (B) (L) (D)
After the breakfast we will start climbing up for about 3
hours rocky path and get the Moraine camp, where we will
enjoy a splendor views of the mountains Artesonraju, Paria,
Pucajirca and others, after the pitch the tents we will
check our climbing equipments for the next day. Overnight
camping at (4800m/15744ft)
Day 04: Moraine Camp – Camp 1. (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast, We will climb the glacier for about 4 hours
half, where we will put our climbing equipments for continue
climbing, then we will get the camp 1 and will have dinner
later afternoon and rest, overnight camping at
Day 05: Camp 1 – climb up Alpamayo summit (5947m) – Camp
1. (B) (L) (D)
Today the breakfast will be at 2 or 3 am in the morning, and
we will start climbing using head lamps, and after 1 hour
approx walking in the snow we will get the base of the wall
(Ferrari route) the inclination is approx. 75º, then we will
start climbing the wall, and after 2 or 3 hours climbing we
will succeed the summit (5947m/19506ft), where we will have
impressionist white mountain peaks. And after to enjoy for a
few minutes we will come dawn rappelling with the help of
our guide, arriving to the camp place at 11 or 12 am and
just for lunch, and rest in the afternoon, overnight in the
glacier at (5400m/17712ft).
Day 06: Camp 1 – open down to the Base Camp. (B) (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the Camp 1, we will take the same
route to go back to the Moraine Camp, then we will continue
go down to the Base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around
3:00pm. Overnight camping in the Base Camp.
Day 07: Base Camp – back to Huaraz. (B) (L)
Today we will come back walking down hill along the Santa
Cruz valley enjoying the nice view of Jatuncocha and
Ichiccocha Lake, till Cashapampa, where the transfer will be
waiting for us and will have a last stop for lunch, after
lunch we will aboard our private transfer to return Huaraz,
for about 3 hors half, arriving to Huaraz around 4 to
THE CLIMBING COST INCLUDES:
•Transfer Lima - Huaraz - Lima.
•Qualified and experienced local guide/s UIAGM. (English and
•Additional guides and porters where necessary
•Climbing permits - Huascaran National Park.
•Porters, cook, horse man and pack animals
•Full day tour to Lake Churup with a boxed lunch.
•Full day tour to Lake 69 with a boxed lunch.
•06 or 07 days climb to alpamayo mountain
•All food during climbing days.
•Cook and assistants.
•Group Equipment: ropes, tents, stoves etc and all supplies
necessary to make a safe and strong bid for the summit
•Group First aid kit.
•All guiding service.
•All the logistic.
THE CLIMBING DOES NOT INCLUDED:
•Meals and hotels in Lima and Huaraz.
•Excess equipment over the 20kg per person allowance.
•Personal clothing and gear to include sleeping bag and
•Personal expenses such as alcohol, phone calls, gifts,
laundry, room service and so forth
•Extras at hotel (i.e. telephone, laundry, internet…).
•Departure taxes at the airport. (International departure
tax is currently $30.25),
•Excess weight for your luggage.
•Any rescue costs.
•Meals not specified.
•Any personal charges.
•Any costs associated with early departure from the
•Return flights to Lima, Peru.
•Others expenses not specified in Inclusions above.
WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
•Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in
Huaraz for a few dollars).
•Strong, comfortable footwear.
•One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry
more changes of clothing if you hire a personal porters, see
•Sweater and jacket (something warm).
•Water bottle, ideally non disposable canteen (boiled
drinking water will be provided).
•Torch / Flashlight and batteries.
•Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
•Sun block (sun protection cream).
•Insect repellent, absolutely the most important item for
this hike is bug spray. Anything with a lot of DEET with do
the job, anything less is simply not sufficient. Bug spray
MUST be bought in Huaraz, as it cannot be found even in
•Toiletries, towel and toilet paper.
•Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit,
biscuits, energy bars etc.
•Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries, cash in soles
•Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at
Hunacarhuaz after the trek)
•Optional: walking Poles /sticks rubber covers necessary
(can be hired from our office for US$30 for the 15 day trek)
•You also need to bring a copy of your passport on the
Person 1,380 US$ . Minimum 4 people.
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