ARTESONRAJU MOUNTAIN (6025 masl) - Via Santa Cruz

TIMING 6 days
GRADE Difficult / Technical


Artesonraju Mountain

DAY 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa (2900 masl) - Llamacorral (3760 masl).

We leave from Huaraz city by van 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. From Caraz we go to the Cashapampa village then reach the place called Llamacoral where we camp. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 2: Llamacorral - Artizón Valley (4200 masl).

Quitaraju Mountain, view from Artesonraju Mountain.

In our second day of trekking we pass through the beautiful lakes of Hichic Cocha (small lake) and Hatun Cocha (big lake), then observe important mountains such as Aguja (5886 masl), Caraz (6025 masl), Pumapampa or Abasraju (5765 masl), Quitaraju (6040 masl), Alpamayo (5947 known as the most beautiful mountain in the world), then walk towards the Base Camp in the Artizon valley where we camp, observing other mountains as Artesonraju (6025 masl), Paria (5600 masl), Taulliraju (5850 masl), Rinrijirca (5810 masl) and Pucajircas (5090 masl).About 4 to 5 hours.

DAY 3: Artizon Valley - Moraine Camp (5200 masl).

After leaving from the campsite we ascend observing two beautiful lakes in the Artizon valley, then reach the Moraine Camp. About 5 to 6 hours.

DAY 4: Moraine Camp - Artesonraju Summit (6025 masl) - Moraine Camp.

Quitaraju and Alpamayo Mountains, view from Artesonraju Summit

We leave at dawn and climb the technical wall and reach the Summit, from where we have a panoramic view of the Cordillera Blanca from north to south, several rappels are needed to descend and reach the Moraine Camp. About 8 to 10 hours.

DAY 5: Moraine Camp - Base Camp (4500 masl).

An easy descent to Base Camp. About 3 to 4 hours.

DAY 6: Base Camp - Caraz - Huaraz.

We pass for last time through the lakes of Hatun Cocha and  Hichic Cocha, and finally reach the Cashapampa village where our prívate van will be waiting for to take us back to Huaraz city.


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