SANTA CRUZ TREK & PISCO (5752M) & CHOPICALQUI (6352M) 17 DAYS
This program begins with trekking Santa Cruz - Llanganuco one of the treks more popular in Peruvian Andes, and we will have the opportunity of climbing to the mountain Pisco 5752mt and finally we will finalize with mountain Chopicalqui 6354m.
Day 01: Lima: Welcome at the Airport and Transfer to Hotel Lima
Day 02: Travel to Huaraz (3100m) by bus takes 8 hours. Hotel Huaraz
Day 03: Huaraz. Acclimatization day hikes Laguna Churup (4450mt)
By bus Pitec at 3,950m, and Hike Lake at 4,450m, and return to Huaraz.
Day 04: Huaraz / Transfer to Cashapampa (2900m) / Trekking to Llamacorral Camp (3760m) Camp
We drive north in a private bus along the Callejón de Huaylas passing through different
districts such as: Carhuas (2650m), Yungay (2500m) and to Caraz city (2400m), then we drive up to Cashapampa where the Donkey Driver will be waiting for us to transport our Camping equipments, from here we will start hiking up to the first camp Llamacorral.
Day 05: Llamacorral / Trekking to Taullipampa Camp (4250m) Camp
we will hike along the Santa Cruz Valley. It is a fearly easy walking and we will pass
the beautiful turquoise lakes called Ichikcocha and Jatuncocha. There is an optional hike
up to the Alpamayo base camp, and then we will return on a short cut path for few hours
to the next camp at Taullipampa.
Day 06: Taullipampa / Trekking Punta Union Pass (4750mt ) / Cachinapampa Camp (3750m) Camp
A wonderful day as we will start hiking up for about 3 and half hours to the Punta Union pass (4750m) where we will have lunch enjoying the splendid views of the mountains, landscapes, matching its natural mountain colours in the blue sky, the white mountains. Then we will descend for about 3 hours to Cachinapampa camp site at (3750m).
Day 07: Cachinapampa / Trekking to Pacchapata Camp (3760m) Camp
We continue walking down to Colcabamba town for about 2 hours approximately, then we walk up for an hour more to get a good place camp to have lunch enjoying the nice views of contrahiervas mountain range, then we will go to the next camp at Pacchapata (3760m).
Day 08: Pacchapata / Trekking Portachuelo Pass (4767m) / Cebollapampa Camp (4100m) Camp
A wonderful day as we will start hiking up for about 4 and half hours to the Pass
Portachuelo Llanganuco 4767mt where we will have lunch enjoying the splendid views of the mountains, landscapes, matching its natural mountain colors in the blue sky, the
white mountains. Then we will descend for about 4 hours to Cebollapampa.
Day 09: Cebollapampa / Trekking to Pisco Base Camp (4765m) Camp
then our gear is loaded onto the donkeys and we climb on a good path to Pisco Base Camp (4765m). There is a Refugio there where you can buy beer, and wine.
Day 10: Base Camp Pisco / Ascend to Pisco Summit (5753m) / Descend to Base Camp (4300m) Camp
We will have breakfast at 2:00am, and we will hike up for 1-hour aprox on the rocky path and then put on our climbing gear to walk in the glacier on a fairly steep walk up to the summit (5753m). From the summit we will have a splendour view of mountains Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Artesonraju, Huandoy after enjoying the mountain views we will return to Base Camp.
Day 11: Base Camp / Trekking to Chopicalqui Base Camp (4300m) Camp
after having our last breakfast on the base camp of the Pisco, we will descend to Cebollapampa and departure to Camp base Chopicalqui to 4300m
Day 12: Base Camp / Ascend to Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900m) Camp
Continue the approach, arriving to the moraine camp mid-afternoon.
Day 13: Moraine Camp / Ascend to Chopicalqui High Camp (53000m) Camp
Continue up to the High Camp located at the very foot of the glacier. That night we prepare for the following days summit climb.
Day 14: High Camp / Ascend to Chopicalqui Summit (6354m) / Descend to Base Camp (4300m) Camp
Summit day! We wake at 2:00am and after a light breakfast depart for the summit at 3:00am. Around 8:00am we arrive at the summit and discover why everyone talks about the view! We return to our camp around 2:00pm and continue on back down to the Base Camp.
Day 15: Base Camp / Descent through Llanganuco / Transfer to Huaraz Hotel Huaraz
We trek out to Llanganuco and then return to Huaraz.Time to relax after the climbing and celebrate.
Day 16: Lima: Trip to Lima and Arrive in the Afternoon and Transfer to hotel Lima
Day 17: Lima-Airport: Shopping, and in the Afternoon Transfer to Airport
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Reception in Airport Lima and Transfer to hotel
- Transfer from Lima / Huaraz / Lima
- Hotel in Lima (2 nights) include Breakfast
- Hotel in Huaraz (3 nights) include Breakfast
- UIAGM mountain guide
- Assistant climbing guides for more clients
- Experienced Cooks
- Experienced climbing porters
- Camp Guard
- Donkeys and donkey drivers
- Meals (breakfast, all snacks, lunch, afternoon tea, large dinner) during the Climbs
- Tents (personal tent, dining tent with table and chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
- Personal tents for clients & crew
- All cooking equipment, plates, cups, utensils etc.
- Private Transfer during climbing (go and back)
- Tours acclimatization
- Huascaran National Park Entrance
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Personal Equipment of trekking and climbing
- Meals and drinks in the city