1st day.- Arrival to Lima.
Pick up at the airport “Jorge Chavez” in Lima and transportation to the reserved hotel in Lima.
Website of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
2nd day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. http://www1.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about your arrival and will be waiting for you.
3rd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m)
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
4th day.- Transport: Huaraz - Caraz - Cashapampa (2900m) - Llamacorral (3760m)
Pick-up at hotel, 7:00am; from the hotel we will head toward the cities of Yungay and Caraz. From Caraz we will go east to the town of Cashapampa; where our donkeys and donkey driver will be waiting to receive our camping and personal gear. From this point we will begin our trek to the first campsite, at Llamacorral (3760m).
(Ascent: + 860m; Duration: 4 hours)
5th day.- Llamacorral (3760m) – Base Camp Alpamayo - Taullipampa (4250m)
Leaving camp we will pass lakes, Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, and we will ascend to a panorama of the mountains: Aguja de Santa Cruz, Pumapampa, Curuicachajana, Quitaraju, ALPAMAYO, Pucahirca, Rinrinjirca, Taullipampa, Artesonraju, Paria, and Millishraju. Also, we will enter the valley of Arhuaycocha; where we will have a beautiful view of Lake Arhuaycocha. And finally, we will reach Camp Taullipampa (4250m), which has a breath taking view of Taulliraju.
(Ascent: + 490m; Duration: 5 – 6 hours)
6th day.- Taullipampa (4250m) – Punta Unión (4750m) - Quebrada Paria (3870m)
This day we will go over Punta Unión Pass (4750m), from which we will have an impressive view of the Cordillera Blanca, including the mountains: Taulliraju, the Rinrijircas, the Pucahircas, Quitaraju, the Santa Cruz, Artesonraju, Pirámide de Garcilazo, Paria, and Millishraju; and a complete view of Santa Cruz Valley. Afterwards, we will reach Camp Paria (3870m).
(Ascent: + 500m; Duration: 6 - 7 hours).
7th day.- Quebrada de Paria (3870) - Vaqueria (3850) – Portachuelo de Llanganuco – Huaraz
We will begin this day by hiking the length of the valley, and observe the picturesque villages of Yurma, Huaripampa, and Colcabamba; and a spectacular view of Chacraraju. Finally, we will reach the town of Vaqueria, where a bus will be waiting. We will begin our return to Huaraz by way of Portachuelo Pass (4767m); with a view of the mountains: Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Pisco, and Chacraraju. Then, we will descend to Lake Llanganuco, continue to Yungay, and finally back to Huaraz. We should reach your hotel in Huaraz between 4 and 5pm.
(Ascent: + 897m; Duration: 5 – 6 Hours).
8th day.- Day of rest in Huaraz
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mountain Huascaran we will do after the trekking in the evening.
9th day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Musho – Huascaran base camp (4800m).
We will leave Huaraz towards Mancos (2530 m). From there we will head up for about 20 kilometers the plane road til the village of Musho which is located in the NE part of Huaraz
In Musho the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we will trek up for about 4 hours to the Huascaran base camp (4800m).
(Elevation Change: +1600 m; length: approx. 4-5 hours approx.).
10th day.- Huascaran base camp (4800m) – Camp1 (5500m).
Starting at the base camp in the moraine we will reach the edge of the glacier. From there we will climb higher to get to a safer place, towards the base of a large barrier Seracs. There we will put up our camp 1 in the glacier.
(Elevation Change: +700m; length: approx. 6-7 hours).
11th day.- Camp 1 (5500m) – Camp 2 (6000m).
This day we will continue climbing up directly towards the shield, which is observed - as we move forward - like a triangular hill of about 450m. Once we will be at this place we will pass it. After passing this obstacle, we will ice climb some sections. We will reach by cross climbing the neck, under which in a protected area of avalanches we will build up the Camp 2 of Huascaran (6000m).
(Elevation Change: +500m; length: approx. 6-7 hours).
12th day.- Camp 2 (6000m) – Summit of Huascaran South (6768m) –Camp 1.
The 7th day.- Camp 2 (6000m) - South Summit (6768 m) - C1
We will leave the Camp 2 at about 3:00 am and climb up corridors (65 – 70°), which take us to the top of the neck (6010m). From this point we will be going up long hills, avoiding large cracks until we reach the summit of Huascaran South (6768m).
- It is possible to descend til Camp 1, depending on the fitness.
(Elevation Change: +1968m; length: approx. 9-10 hours).
13th day.- Camp 1(5500m) – Base Camp (4800m).
This day we will return from Camp 1 to Base Camp. Our donkey drivers will carry our mountain equipment down. After arriving at the Base Camp we could use the afternoon to dry our personal climbing gear and camping equipment.
(Elevation Change: - 700m; length: approx. 5-6 hours).
14th day.- Base Camp (4800m) – Musho – Huaraz (3900m) – Hostel.
After packing our camping equipment we will load the donkeys to walk back downhill to Musho, where we are expected by a bus of the Company "Enrique Expedition Tours", that will bring us directly to the city of Huaraz and our hotel.
(Elevation Change: -1600 m; duration: approx. 5-6 hours prox.).
15th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
Pick up at the bus terminal in Lima and transfer to the hotel booked by us.
Webside of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
16th day.- Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.
*** End of the Expedition of the ascend in the Cordillera Blanca Peru ***