SANTA CRUZ ULTA TREK & CHOPICALQUI (6350M) 17 DAYS
This program begins with trekking Santa Cruz Ulta trek-one of the treks more popular in Peruvian Andes, and we will have the opportunity of climbing to the mountain Chopicalqui (6350m), and back to huaraz.
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 / Trekking to Llamacorral Camp (3000mt) Camp
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 different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuaz (2650m), here we will find the traditional made at home ice-crams from local fruits, and authentic and ecological handcrafts shown in el abuelo handcrafts shop, el abuelo is a shop located in the main square, where we will enjoy Carhuaz’ native products, then we will continue with our travel passing the Yungay, this city was buried by an avalanche that fell down from Huascaran mountain in 1970, the new Yungay (2500m), after this city, we will get the Caraz city (2400m)where we will buy some things, then we will continue our travel to get the last Cashapampa District arriving around 10am , where we will meet our donkey and donkey drivers to transport our hiking equipments, from here we will start hiking up after walking 2hours 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 the named Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at (3800m).
Day 05: Llamacorral / Trekking to Taullipampa Camp (4100mt) Camp
After the breakfast in the morning we will start hiking up at 9am.after hiking up 2 hours we will get the Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha lake, after visit these lakes we will continue hiking up to get the way Alpamayo and Taullipampa, where we will have lunch, then we will climb up for about 1 hour to get the Base Camp Alpamayo, where we will enjoy the splendid views of Alpamayo and Quitaraju Mountains in the south side Artesonraju, Paron and Aguja mountains. After enjoy this views we will go down and hiking up for about 1 hour half to get the second camp the named Taullipampa, arriving around 3 or 4pm. Overnight camping at (4200m).
Day 06: Taullipampa / Trekking Punta Union Pass (4750m) /Cachinapampa Camp (2800mt) Camp
After the breakfast in the morning we will start hiking up at 8am. After hiking up 4 hours we will get the Punta Union pass (4750m) 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, Dark green hills, turquoise lakes, feeling the Andean fresh air at this altitude, after this we will go down for about 3 hours half aprox to get the last camp the named Cachinapampa, Overnight camping at (3800m).
Day 07: Cachinapampa / Trekking to Molino Pampa Camp (3600m) / Camp
This day can be easy day at the first we walk down on wide meadow and flat green lush valley with some sections of quenual & quisuar forest, whose lovely twisted trunks with their orange bark the trail is almost easy until reach huaripampa village, we will pass directly. We will keep down until reach the bottom the valley just crossing the bridge at colcabamba, after that we will walk up on gradual grade trail until reach molinopampa.
Day 08: Molino Pampa / Trekking to Avalancha Camp (4650m) / Camp
After our hearty breakfast we will start walking up on gradual ascend trail but with gorgeously view of mounts group of contrahierbas to the left side, and spectacular view of water falls. The trail winds up through the incredible Andean vegetation, until reach the ichic ulta glacier lakes, a pair of sparkling in the verdant of ulta gorge.
Day 09: Avalancha / Trekking Yanayacu Pass (4850m) / Descend to Valley Ulta / Transfer to Huara Hotel Huaraz
This day we will walk up on rock slide trail, where the ascent is dramatic, as the path traverses a steep rock face until reach the pass, where we will be able to take the most amazing pictures about giant summits of Huascaran and chopicalqui after that we will drop on slippery trail until yanacocha lake then we keep down on green lush ulta valley on until the bridge where awaits our private transportation to bring us to Huaraz.
Day 10: Free day in Huaraz, and Preparations for Chopicalqui Climbing
Day 11: Huaraz / Transfer to Llanganuco / Trekking to Chopicalqui Base Camp (4300mt) Camp
We head out past the beautiful Llanganuco lakes and on to the trailhead where we load our donkeys and ascend to the chopicalqui Base Camp.
Day 12: Chopicalqui Base Camp / Ascent to Chopicalqui Moraine Camp (4900mt) Camp
Continue the approach, arriving to the moraine camp mid-afternoon.
Day 13: Moraine Camp / Ascent to Chopicalqui High Camp (5300mt) 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 / Ascent to Chopicalqui Summit (6354mt) / Descend to Base Camp (4300mt) Camp
Summit day! We wake at 2:00 am 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 (5 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