Located in the western chain of the northern Andes, within the Huascaran National Park, it reaches an altitude of 5947 meters above sea level.
Winner of the title of the “Most Beautiful Mountain in the World” in 1966 in Munich – Germany; The first ascent was carried out in 1957 by a German delegation.
It has several climbing routes, the best-known being Ferrari, Basque – French and Japanese.
In our itinerary we can calculate one more day to take a break, for any emergency such as weather, a health problem or to climb the snowy Quitaraju.
We recommend 3 to 4 days of acclimatization. This will allow you to fully Discover and Enjoy Alpamayo!
We leave Huaraz in one of our vehicles headed north of the Huaylas Valley, on a paved road to Caraz and from there on a trail to Cashapama where we will meet with the muleteer and his donkeys, who will be in charge of loading all the camping and climbing equipment, entering a beautiful valley known as Santa Cruz. In about 4 hours we will reach our first Llamacorral camp, located in the heart of the valley and surrounded by many mountains.
Walking time: 4 to 5 hours approximately.
Approximate difference in altitude: 850 m.
Early, after breakfast we will start our walk through a beautiful valley flanked by two mountain ranges, next to a crystal-clear river and enjoying the Jatuncocha lagoon. Little by little the view of the mountains will become far more visible and in about 4 hours we will enter another small but impressive Arhuaycocha valley and at the end of a steep path, we will see the impressive Alpamayo snow. After the first photos of this snowy mountain and many others we will continue to our next camp.
Walking time: 5 to 6 hours approximately.
Approximate difference in altitude: 550 m.
After spending the night in that magical place and after our breakfast we will start our expedition, this time we will load all the climbing, camping and kitchen equipment with the help of our expert porters. After crossing the moraine field and the glacial league we will arrive at the high field where we will erect our camp.
Walking and climbing time: 7 to 8 hours approximately.
Approximate difference in altitude: 1,100 m uphill.
Very early between 1:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. we will start our adventure by approaching the impressive Alpamayo wall to start the attack on the summit by a previously studied and chosen route according to the conditions of the mountain and the weather. . After overcoming the multiple and spectacular difficulties of the wall and always under the watchful eye of one of our Guides, we will reach the summit, a summit that is very difficult to describe due to its beauty and unique view of this snow-capped mountain. We return by the same route this time in rappels to the base and then to the camp where our cook will be waiting with a delicious Pisco Sour, Peru’s flagship drink.
Climbing time: 10 to 12 hours approximately.
Approximate difference in altitude: 5,470 m up and 547 m down.
After spending the night and recovering we will return to the base camp but not before enjoying the panoramic view of the deep and impressive valleys, snow-capped mountains and lagoons. After crossing the glacier and moraine with great care we will arrive at the camp to rest and take a short walk to the Arhuaycocha Lagoon.
Walking and climbing time: 5 to 6 hours approximately.
Approximate difference in altitude: 1,100 m downhill.
After breakfast and packing up all the equipment, we will start with a long but beautiful walk between the valleys of Arhuaycocha and Santa Cruz. These two valleys are surrounded by many snow-capped mountains of 5 and 6 thousand meters, standing out among them is the famous Artesonraju, a snow-capped mountain that can be seen in the Paramont Picture logo.
After a long descent we will arrive at the town of Cashapampa where we will say goodbye to our muleteer and his donkeys and where our guardian will be waiting ready to drive us to Huaraz.
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours approximately.
Approximate difference in altitude: 1,400 m downhill.
Our programs included:
- Pick up from the bus station.
- Acclimatization day hike around of Huaraz.
- Private transport to and from Huaraz.
- Official Mountain Guide AGMP, UIAGM
- All meals during the expedition: 05 meals. Breakfast, Snack, Lunch, tea (hot chocolate, pop corn, salad of avocado) and Dinner. Coca tea every day in the morning to wake up. “Hot wine the last night”
- Hot water for washing.
- Basic first aid kit.
- Donkeys, Muleteers.
- Climbing equipment: Helmet, Harness, Carabineers, Rope, Gaiters, Boots, Crampons and ice axe. (We recommend bring your technical equipment for difficult peaks as Alpamayo, Huascaran and others)
- Camping Equipment: Cooking tent, Dinner tent, Toilet Tent. Sleeping tent (3 people tent for 2 clients Sierra designs, Eureka). 02 sleeping mats per person (inflatable and classic mattress). Table, chairs, Stove, gas, and all kitchen utensils.
- Pisco sour and souvenirs for celebrate your expedition.
- Banner with your name and of the trek.
Our program does not include:
- Entrance fees to: Huascaran National Park (Cordillera Blanca) $ 22.00
- Huayhuash Mountain range $ 78.00
- Return from our tour before the arranged date: transport, food and possible accommodation costs (also for staff). Tips
- Sleeping bag.
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Dinner on the last nigh.