Expedition Nevados Vallunaraju (5686 m) and Alpamayo (5947 m) or Huascarán (6768 m)

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About Nevado Vallunaraju: The high peak of North Vallunaraju, at 5,686 meters, is close enough to Huaraz to do a summit trek in two days via a moderate climb. Setting out for this peak, you can see other peaks of the northern part of the Cordillera Blanca, including Oxshapalca (5,881 m) and Ranrapalca (6,262 m.) From the summit of Vallunaraju there is a beautiful view of the city of Huaraz and the Callejón de Huaylas (the central area of the valley between the Cordilleras Blanca and Negra.) Between North and South Villunaraju, there are 5 routes via different walls. The first ascent was to the North peak in 1949 via what has come to be called the “normal route“, which is what this trek follows as well. It‘s also a good place to practice ski mountaineering.

About Alpamayo Peak: The pyramid shaped Alpamayo is considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The ascent toward the peak is very steep and the majority of it is a technical climb. This mountain should only be attempted by those who are well acclimatized and who have summited of other high peaks. From one side Alpamayo is an almost perfect pyramid, covered with enormous ice shelves. The other face, the trapezoidal southwest wall, is even more beautiful. All of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range is protected by Huascarán National Park, a paradise of snowcapped peaks. The park also includes the peaks of Huandoy and Huascarán (the highest mountain in Peru), as well as 663 glaciers, 269 lakes, some 42 rivers, as well as 33 archaeological sites.

About Huascarán Peak: Huascarán is the highest peak in Peru. This mountain has two summits: Huascarán North (6655 m) and the main summit, Huascarán South (6768 m). Many climbers dream of reaching the high summit of 6768 meters. Huascarán offers multiple routes to arrive at the highest point in Peru. Technically, the climb is not difficult, nevertheless, due to its elevation and risk of avalanches, it is a serious endeavor.

Observation: Huascarán South Summit (6,768 m): The conditions on all mountains change every year; Huascarán is no exception. The glacier between the first and second camps is receding, and as such, some years it is a challenge to get from high camp 1 to high camp 2 due to the crevasses and the large avalanches that may fall in the primary chute. Nevertheless, an ascent of Huascarán is, without a doubt, one of the highlights of mountaineering in the Andes.

Travel Program

Arrival in Lima – a large city with a population of approximately 11 million – the largest city in South America. Rest. If you wish, explore the city on your own.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

This ride follows the Pan American highway north across the impressive Pacific coastal desert. Continuing toward higher terrain, we pass through the Cordillera Negra (Black Range) at Conococha Pass (4020 m) into the Santa Valley and Huaraz (3100m.) Once across the pass, you’ll see a charming view of the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, without a doubt some of the most impressive scenery in the world. You can also fly via LC-Peru – flight duration 50 minutes.

Overnight Hotel (B/-/-)

Leave from Huaraz in private transport to the Llaca Valley (3850 m.) From here we begin our ascent on foot to Moraine Camp, spending about two hours on the trail. This climb is relatively long and steep; we proceed very slowly so we don’t get too tired and can adjust to the altitude before our summit day tomorrow.

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Leave Moraine Camp at approximately 2-3 a.m. in order to reach the summit by about 8 a.m. After arriving at the summit, we return to our starting point in the Llaca Valley where the bus waits Overnight Camp (-/-/-)

A classic location for those who like rock climbing. This area is 40 minutes north of Huaraz. It was developed thanks to the guides of Don Bosco in the Andes – a private organization formed to facilitate tourism – in 1997. It has 8 developed routes of different difficulties. This is a good place to spend a quiet day in nature and at the end visit the hot springs to relax aching muscles. Lodging in the hotel.

Overnight Camp (-/-/-)

1 Person expedition Alpamayo: Starting the Trekking Santa: Huaraz Drive about 3 Hours to village Cashapampa; meeting team and burros, trekking up to Llamacoral (3850 m) – Continue; Trekking to Arhuaycocha Base Camp Alpamayo (4300 m). With views of the peaks Alpamayo, Artesnorahu. Night at the camp. Time or duration of walking approximate 9 or 10 Hours.

2 people expedition Huascaran: Huaraz – Transfer Musho Pueblo (3000 m) – Trekking to Base Camp of Huascaran (4250 m) – Time or duration of walking approximate 4 or 5 Hours.

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Expedition Alpamayo: Base Camp – Trekking up Alpamayo – Moraine Camp (4900 m) – Time or duration of walking up approximate 3 Hours.

Expedition Huascaran: Base Camp – Ascent High Camp I (5350 m) ) – Time or duration of climbing up approximate 5 Hours.

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Expedition Alpamayo: Moraine Camp – Climb up Alpamayo High Camp (5600 m) – Time or duration of walking approximate 4 or 5 Hours.

Expedition Huascaran: High Camp I – Ascent High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m) – Time or duration of climbing up approximate 5 Hours.

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Expedition Alpamayo: High Camp – Climbing Summit Nevado Alpamayo (5947 m) – Time or duration of climbing approximate 8 or 10 Hours – high camp – Base Camp – Time or duration of climb down approximate 3 or 4 Hours.

Expedition Huascaran: Campo Alto II (Garganta, 6000 m) – Ascent Summit Huascaran (6768 m) – descent to Base Camp – Time or duration of climbing up/down approximate 8 to 10 Hours.

Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

Expedition Alpamayo: Base Camp – Trekking village Cashapampa via Santa Cruz valley and drive back to Huaraz – Time or duration of walking down approximate 4 or 5 Hours – Transfer with car 3 Hours to Huaraz.

Expedition Huascaran: Base Camp – Trekking to the village of Musho (3000 m) – Transfer to Huaraz – Time or duration of waking down approximate 3 to 4 Hours.

Overnight Hotel (B/L/-)

Extra day scheduled in case of bad weather or to return to Base Camp if staying the previous night in High Camp.

Overnight Camp (-/-/-)

Free day to visit some tours as Chavin de Huantar, Laguna Churup, Laguna Wilcacocha, Glaciar Pastoruri or staying in hotel.

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Arrival in USA or Austria, Switzerland,Germany, etc.

Overnight Flight (B/-/-)

Arrival in USA or Austria, Switzerland,Germany, etc.

Overnight Home (-/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide/s
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Cooks and helpers
  • All meals during the tour
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Camping tents (2 persons)
  • Porters for Nevados Vallunaraju Alpamayo and Huascaran
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz

Not included:

  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Acclimatization Tour
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Domestic Airline ticket LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima
  • Hotel San Sebastián 6 nights in Huaraz
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips

Prices & Dates

From / To

26.07. – 09.08.2023

» Additional dates available upon request
» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays

Prices (per person):

1 pax: 4.600,00 USD 🟢
2 pax: 2.300,00 USD 🟢
4 pax: 2.150,00 USD 🟢
6 pax: 2.000,00 USD 🟢
8 pax: 1.850,00 USD 🟢
10 pax: 1.700,00 USD 🟢
12 pax: 1.550,00 USD 🟢
14 pax: 1.350,00 USD 🟢
15 pax: 1.150,00 USD 🟢 / Contact us!

Deposit for reservations: * 1.000,00 USD (900,00 EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!
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Trip-code: Number ►PE-204
Duration: 15 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 12
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Country / Location: Northern Peru
Mountain Guide: Juventino Albino Caldua
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