Duration: 7 Days -6 Nights
Maximal elevation: 5947 masl
Highest Camp Site: 5550 masl
Season recommended: May to August
Difficulty: Fairly hard (=AD+)
Enjoy with Colonia Adventures, this wonderful Expedition, that single is compared with climbing snowed in the Himalayas.
NOTE ON ITINERARY: As conditions on Alpamayo are variable from season to season, there is a chance that our scheduled route may be in an unfavorable state. Your trip leader will evaluate conditions and if unsatisfactory we will climb one of many other outstanding peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.
Day 01:Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral
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 the different districts such as: Carhuas (2650m / 8692ft), Yungay (2500m / 8200ft), after this city, we will get the Caraz city (2250m / 7380ft), then we will continue our travel to get the last Distrit Cashapampa arriving around 10:00am , where the Donkey Driver will waiting for us to transport our Camping equipments , from here we will start hiking up, after walking 2 hours 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 named Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at (3800m / 12464ft).
Day 02: Llamacorral – Base Camp Arhueycocha (4300m / 14104ft)
Today we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the beautiful lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, turquoise lakes, then we will arrive to nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar, after it we will climb up to the Alpamayo Base Camp, we will get here early and prepare and check our climbing gears for the next day, overnight at (4300m / 14104ft).
Day 03: Base Camp Arhueycocha – Moraine Camp Alpamayo
After the breakfast we will start climbing up for about 3 hours rocky path and get the Moraine camp, where we will enjoy a splendor views of the mountains Artesonraju, Paria, Pucajirca and others, after the pitch the tents we will check our climbing equipments for the next day and over night camping over (4800m/15744ft).
Day 04: Base Camp Arhueycocha – Moraine Camp Alpamayo
After breakfast, We will climb the glacier for about 4 hours half, where we will put our climbing equipments for continue climbing, then we will get the camp 1 and will have dinner later afternoon and rest, overnight camping at (5550m/18204ft).
Day 05: Camp 1 – Summit Alpamayo – Camp 1
Summit day. The climb starts with a reasonably steep glacier to the bergschrund. Upon crossing the bergschrund it is about 6 – 200 foot pitches to the top. The climbing is simply amazing. The route is on a huge, shady face with good exposure. The climbing ranges from about 45 to 70 degree ice and snow, rated Alpine Ice III in normal conditions. Most of the pitches involve using the tools in piolet traction and pied troisieme for the crampons. V-treads or picket anchors will be used to rappel the climb. . And after to enjoy for a few minutes we will come dawn rappelling with the help of our guide, arriving to the camp place at 11 or 12 am and just for lunch, and rest in the afternoon, overnight in the glacier at (5550m / 18204ft).
Day 06: Camp 1 – Base Camp Arhueycocha
After the breakfast in the Camp 1, we will take the same route to go back to the Moraine Camp, then we will continue go down to the Base Camp. Arriving to the Base Camp around 3:00pm. Overnight camping in the Base Camp at (4300m / 14104ft).
Day 07: Base Camp – Cashapampa – Huaraz
Today we will come back walking down hill along the Santa Cruz valley enjoying the nice view of Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha Lake, till Cashapampa, where the transfer will be waiting for us and will have a last stop for lunch, after lunch we will aboard our private transfer to return Huaraz, for about 3 hors half. Arriving to Huaraz around 4 to 5:00pm. before you will register in the Huascaran National Park your return, it will takes 3 hours half to Pashpa where our private transfer will be waiting to transport to Huaraz and then transfer to your hotel, lunch on the way, arriving to Huaraz around 16:00hours.