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Pisco and Chopicalqui Expeditions 15 Days
US$ 1900.00 per person

Pisco and Chopicalqui Climbing expeditions is difficulty Level: Difficult Intermediate Prior roped climbing, cramponing, and ice axe skills are required. Experience at altitude (over 15,000 feet/4,575 meters) is highly recommended.

Climbing Expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca mountains of Peru have been a focus of Climbers from around the world since the 1950s. This tightly packed chain offers a huge variety of terrain, including 6,768 masl massifs such as Huascaran, steep fluted ice faces like those of Alpamayo, and technical rock and mixed faces like those of Cayesh. It also offers many peaks that are ideal for building on basic high altitude mountaineering skills, all sitting above lush grassy valleys fed by clear glacier lakes. On this two mountain expedition we will climb two of those intermediate peaks. Pisco 5,783 masl. and Chopicalqui 6,354 masl are perfect next steps for climbers who have climbed glaciated peaks such as those in the himalayas, Alpes, Pirineos, etcs and want to continue building their skills and attempt a bigger peak. We have prepared tailor made itinerary that allows for plenty of time for acclimatization. This time is also ideal for skills seminars. Chopicalqui requires that each team-member feels comfortable camping in a harsh environment on an active glacier, carrying a large pack on crevassed terrain, and climbing fifty degree plus ice slopes on summit day. Our goal on Pisco is to ensure each climber has the time to build these skills, to acclimatize, and to summit one of the most beautiful peaks in Peru. Both of these peaks require at least two camps above Base Camp before our attempt on the summit. This is very different from the day trips we often do in the other mountains route or the huts we use in the Alps or Himalayans making Peru an ideal step toward bigger Himalayan peaks or the Seven Summits. You will become very familiar with expedition living by the end of this 15 day expedition. You will also have experienced the best of the Andes. The people of Peru are incredibly open and friendly, and we will spend time traveling through their farming communities on the way to the mountains. We will work with a local staff of friends who will be our cooks, camp guardians, and occasional porters, and will provide insight into the culture of the local Quechua people. Our Pisco and Chopicalqui Expedition will be guided by one or more of UIAGM International Mountain guides Association member who is certified and guaranteed for any accident may happen while climbing, certified lead guides. certification is the highest possible training available to guides, and only the most experienced and dedicated attain it. Our lead guides have also traveled and climbed extensively in South America and know the Peruvian Andes intimately as locals or owners of this mountain, our Climbing guide summit all this mountains about no less than five times per year, so its extensive to mention their experiences or their knowledge of Andean Mountains as their culture as well, combined with their passion for teaching others to become competent mountaineers, guarantees that your experience will be one to remember!.. We combine our guides experience with our climbers guests of our close friend and expert Peruvian logistics operator, An incredible.


Day 1: USA/Europe Lima
Reception in the Lima International Airport by our Peru Llama Trek Tour leader and lead to selected Hotel in miraflores the touristic district, all assistance needed by our tour leader in lima

Day 2: Lima Huaraz
Drive to Huaraz (8 hours) in our private van in case of big groups, for samal pasangers will be transferred by Turistic Bus less than 10 passengers, the bus drive will be to north side Lima, passing the highest pass of Conococha at 4500masl, the total driving is about 9 hours to Huaraz 400km. once arriving to Huaraz 3100masl, the passengers will be leaded direct to selected hotel and complete information about this climbing Expeditions, dinner in a recommended safe restaurant by our company to avoid health problems and overnight at Hotel in Huaraz

Day 3: Huaraz Acclimatizing Charity Trek

Peru Llama Trek will organize your Charity Acclimatizing day hike to Cordillera Negra, where passengers will visit the local community family in need who is in our Charity List, Passengers will be directed to wonderful poin of views to Cordillera Blanca and the Valley, this Hike is combined with visiting a family or local community, Passengers will give direct to a family in need the 5% of the total payment for this expeditions, that will be coordinated with the manager of Peru Llama Trek, this way, is guaranteed that the donation is given direct to the beneficiaries, sometimes the local Families offer us local and typical Lunch as part of their thank, is this case will be coordinated with the tour leader or Manager, return to Huaraz Hotel at proper time

Day 4 Huaraz Llanganuco - Cobollapampa
After the breakfast in the Hotel in Huaraz, we will depart north side, passing diverse villages and towns, in each interesting point we will stop to visit the towns of just a photo-stop, passing by Carhuaz and Yungay, continue driving up to the mountains, between Huascaran and Huandoy Mountains, then in he early afternoon we will arrive to Llanganuco Lakes and arrive to camp site hiking along the Lakes Shore, dinner in the camp site and overnight in Cebollapampa (12,500 feet/3,810 meters).

Day 5 Cebollapampa Base Camp Pisco
Andean breakfast in the camp site in cebollapampa and start hiking moderate up to Pisco Base camp, for about 5 hours walking slowly, arriving early afternoon just for Lunch, relax in the afternoon and prepare or check mountain climbing gears, dinner and overnight at Base Camp on Pisco (14,000 feet/4,267 meters) aprox

Day 6 Base Camp Pisco Moreine Camp Pisco
After breakfast in the base camp and prepare climbing equipments start hiking rocky moraine trail up to Moreine camp, This climb crosses a challenging rock glacier before climbing steeply into camp in a small sandy basin just below the toe of the glacier. early arrive to moraine camp and after dinner overnight at 5000masl.

Day 7 Moreine Camp Pisco Review Climbing Skills
Today after breakfast look for the strategically point to review all technical climbing skills to be prepared for Climbing Chopicalqui, today we will spend the day practicing nudes and cords, review glacier travel and crevasse rescue skills, at proper time in the afternoon dinner and overnight at around(16,000 feet/4,877 meters).

Day 8 Pisco Moreine Camp Summit Pisco Base Camp Pisco
Today very early in the morning around 2am, have hot energetic drinks and breakfast then the climb to the summit of Pisco begins on 3rd class rock slabs before stepping onto the glacier. From the toe of the glacier we climb moderate slopes to a saddle on the ridge between Pisco and the Huandoys. As the sun rises we climb steeper exposed slopes crossing frequent crevasses to the final summit bulge. This final slope is often very steep, necessitating excellent crampon and vertical axe technique and a tight belay! Summit Day at 18,872 feet (5,752 meters)! After our climb, we pack up high camp and return to base camp.

Day 9 Base Camp in Pisco Relax in the Rest day

Today climbers can sleep until late morning rest in base camp, then walk around and having some bottle of bear and where we enjoy the best food, dinner and overnight in Base Camp Pisco

Day 10 Base Camp Pisco Base Camp Chopicalqui
Today after breakfast in the base camp pisco, traverse the Llanganuco Valley, walk down to Cebollapampa and Hike-Up to Chopicalqui Base Camp, with an optional excursion to Laguna 69 (15,500 feet/4,724 meters), one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Arrive early afternoon to camp site dinner and overnight in the Base Camp around 4600masl.

Day 11 Base Camp Chopicalqui Moreine Camp
Leave base camp, and ascend to Moraine Camp (16,000 feet/4,877 meters) on Chopicalqui, with the help of one or two high altitude crew members or porters, set up tents in the moraine camp at 4950masl, dinner and overnight.

Day 12 Moreine Camp Chopicalqui High Glacier Camp
Mountain breakfast in the moraine camp and move onto the glacier and ascend to high camp, which sits on a flat glacier bench at 18,000 feet (5,486 meters). Highcamp dinner and overnight at glacier.

Day 13 High Glacier Camp Chopicalqui Summit Moreine camp
Today the energetic breakfast will be early in the morning around 1am then attempt Chopicalquis summit. The route ascends a knife-edge ridge for over 2,000 vertical feet (610 meters), with long traverses regularly interrupted by short but steep headwalls. This is a summit to be incredibly proud of. In most years only a few strong teams from around the globe are successful. After the summit we descend to Moraine Camp dinner and overnight.

Day 14 Moreine Camp Base Camp Huaraz

Descend to base camp. our van picks us up early in the afternoon and returns us to Huaraz, where we celebrate with hot showers, a great meal, full dancing at the local discotheque with mountain crew members.

Day 15 Huaraz Free Day and Night transfer to Lima / Hotel or International Airport
free day at Huaraz for shopping souvenirs and prepare for travel to Lima, day activities in Huaraz and at proper time transfer to bus station or arrange private bus or van and transfer back to Lima in the evening around 10pm or later arriving to Lima around 6am, transfer to International Airport Lima or Hotel. (Connection tours to Arequipa Cusco Puno or Nazca or neighbor countries could be arranged by our company)


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