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|Summary: Artesonraju is a great peak to add-on to
any number of itineraries in the Cordillera Blanca. With
relatively quick access and options to climb from various
valleys, this 6025 meter peak is perfect for those folks who
have the stamina and will to really pack in the climbing!
The SE face of the mountain has been made famous by
Paramount Picture’s logo, displaying this aspect of the
mountain each time a blockbuster movie comes out! Accessed
via the Paron valley, the high camp is a 2 day hike away.
From this glacier perch, the “normal route” ascends the
pyramid’s 600 meter south east face via 50-70 degree snow
and ice, calling for endurance and skill in the attempt.
This add-on fits nicely onto the Pisco/Chopicalqui or Urus/Ishinca/Tocllaraju
The North Ridge of the mountain is reached from the Santa
Cruz valley, one day’s walk from the Alpamayo basecamp and 2
day’s walk from the trailhead in Cashapampa. A moraine camp
with stunning views of Taulliraju and Santa Cruz Grande is
the stage for the climbing of this technical and less-traveled
route. 70 degree snow and ice slopes, adventurous route
finding, and some committing moves near the summit highlight
this exceptional climb. A great follow-up to an Alpamayo/Quitaraju
|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 – Taullipampa. (B)
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: Taullipampa – Moraine Camp – Camp 1 of
Artesonraju. (B) (L) (D)
This day after the breakfast in the Base Camp (Taullipampa)
we will pack our climbing gears to go up to the Camp 1 of
Artesonraju, we will climb up for about 5 – 6 hours with
porters help, whose will carry our logistics and food,
getting the Camp 1 we will have hot drinks and immediately
we will check our climbing gears to be ready and start climb
the next morning, we will have early dinner, overnight at
Day 04: Camp 1 – climb up to the summit (6025m/19762ft) –
Taullipampa. (B) (L) (D)
This day our breakfast will be very early at 01:00hours,
then 30 minutes breakfast and we start climbing up around
01:30hours for about 6 to 7 hours climbing up to the summit
over (6025m/19762ft), along the way up we will find ice
walls about 50 to 80 degrees, after hard climb getting the
summit we will enjoy the nice views mountains around, like
Piramide de Garcilaso, Caraz, Taulliraju, Pucajirca,
Alpamayo, Quitaraju and many more, after that we will start
descend rappelling with the Guide help, arriving to the Camp
1 we will rest for some minutes and then we will picks up
our tents to continue go down to Taullipampa for about 4 - 5
more hours, overnight at (4500m/14760ft).
Day 05: Taullipampa – hike out Santa Cruz valley – 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
•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$30 for the 15 day trek)
•You also need to bring a copy of your passport on the
Person 1,030 US$ . Minimum 4 people.
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