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 Climbing Chopicalqui Summit
  (5 days 4 nights )

Summary: Chopicalqui is a beautiful mountain of considerable height considered between highest of the white mountain range, it is possible to scale it in just a short time due to two factors one is the access to vehicular that it approximately takes us until 3800m and the second is that the mountain is quite next to the entrance valley.
Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch / (D)= dinner

Itinerary.

Day 01: Huaraz – Llanganuco – Chopicalqui Base Camp (4200m/13776ft). (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz, after driving for 2 hours aprox 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 will continue going up to the Ancush Valley between Huascarán and Chopicalqui, we will arrive to the Base Camp around 2pm. overnight camping at (4200m/13776ft).

Day 02: Base Camp – Moraine Camp (4700m/15416ft). (B) (L) (D)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will hike up to the Moraine Camp for about 4 hours, during this hike we will enjoy the splendid view in the north site like Pisco, Huandoys and Chacraraju peaks, lunch along the way, after arrive to the camp in the afternnon we will check our climbing equipments for the next day, dinner and overnight Camping at (4700m/15416ft).

Day 03: Moraine Camp – Camp 1 of Chopicalqui (5500m/18040ft). (B) (L) (D)
After the breakfast we will climb up for about 40 minutes over the rocky paths to get the glacier, where we will put our climbing gears to start climbing for about 3 hours to the Camp 1, where we will enjoy the splendid views of nice peaks like Chacraraju, Huandos, etc, overnight over the glacier at (5500m/18040ft).

Day 04: Camp 1 – Climb up Chopicalqui – Moraine Camp (4700m/15416ft). (B) (L) (D)
This day will be a little hard to climb, we will leave at 3:00am in the morning after breakfast, climbing for about 4 to 5 hours will get the summit (6534m/21431ft), then after enjoy the views for few minutes will come back to the Camp 1, where the cook will be waiting with hot water to drink, then we will continue go down to Moraine Camp for about 2 hours more, arriving around 4:00pm, Overnight Camping at (4700m/15416ft).

Day 05: Moraine Camp – Base Camp – Huaraz. (B) (L)
After the last breakfast in the Moraine Camp of Chopicalqui, we will descend to the Base Camp for about 1 hour half, continue go down to the highway called Curva de Chopicalqui, where our transfer will be waiting for us, from here to Yungay will take 2 hours, along this travel we will pass the Llanganuco lake and then we will arrive the of Huascaran National Park Control, where we will registering whit our passport, then we will continue go down to Yungay, after this we will continue traveling along the Callejon de Huaylas to Huaraz for about 1 hour more. Arriving to Huaraz around 17:00hours approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.

THE CLIMBING COST INCLUDES:
•Transfer Lima - Huaraz - Lima.
•Qualified and experienced local guide/s UIAGM. (English and Spanish)
•Additional guides and porters where necessary
•Climbing permits - Huascaran National Park.
•Porters, cook, horse man and pack animals
•Emergency horse.
•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.
•Insulated mat
•All guiding service.
•All the logistic.

THE CLIMBING DOES NOT INCLUDED:
•International flights
•Meals and hotels in Lima and Huaraz.
•Excess equipment over the 20kg per person allowance.
•Personal clothing and gear to include sleeping bag and mattress.
•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.
•Travel Insurance.
•Medical treatment.
•Medical vaccinations
•Any rescue costs.
•Meals not specified.
•Any personal charges.
•Any costs associated with early departure from the expedition
•Return flights to Lima, Peru.
•Gratuities.
•Others expenses not specified in Inclusions above.

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
•Backpack.
•Sleeping bag.
•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 options below)
•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 neighboring towns.
•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 and US$
•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 trail.
 
Cost by Person 950 US$ .  Minimum 4 people.
 

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