TIMING 7 days
GRADE Difficult / Technical


Alpamayo Mountain from Camp I

DAY 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa (2900 masl) - Llamacorral  (3750 masl).

We leave from Huaraz city,  towards north of Callejon de Huaylas, passing through cities as Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz, following the Rio Santa and observing part of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra, making short stops. Then we go to the Cashapampa Village, where we meet the donkey drivers and donkeys. The trek starts here up to the place called Llamacoral where we camp. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 2: Llamacorral - Arhuaycocha Base Camp (4250 masl).

Artesonraju Mountain
Approaching to Arhuaycocha Base Camp.

In our second day  we pass through Hichic Cocha (small lake) and Hatun Cocha (big lake), then observe  mountains as Aguja (5886 masl), Caraz (6025 masl), Pomapampa or Abasraju (5765 masl), Quitaraju (6040 masl), Alpamayo (5947 masl, known as the most beautiful mountain in the world), Artesonraju (6025 masl), and ascend to the Arhuaycocha Base Camp in the Arhuaycocha Valley. About 4 to 5 hours.

DAY 3: Rest day.

DAY 4: Arhuaycocha Base Camp - Camp I (5450 masl).

Approaching to camp I
Alpamayo Camp I

We walk in an ascending path to reach the moraine, then walk over the ice up to the Camp I. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 5: Camp I - Summit of Alpamayo (5974 masl) - Camp I.

Climbing Alpamayo Mountain.

We leave at dawn and climb up to the Summit of Alpamayo, with technical ice wall. From the Summit  we can observe mountains as Quitaraju (6040 masl), Santa cruz (6259 masl), Pucajircas (6050 masl), Taulliraju (5830 masl), Artesonraju (6025 masl),  Caraz (6025 masl) and Aguja (5888 masl), then descend to Camp I. About 8 to 9 hours.

DAY 6: Camp I - Base Camp.

After Climbing, Alpamayo Mountain, Base Camp I.

An easy descent. About 4 to 5 hours.

DAY 7: Base Camp - Cashapampa - Huaraz.

In our return to Cashapampa Village, our private van will be waiting for to take us back to Huaraz City.


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