Climbing Pisco / Alpamayo & Huascaran 19 days
Pisco 5752mts is one of the mountains more visited by the tourists, who come to make their summit like acclimatization to raise the greatest mountains of Peru, After Pisco, Our following summit will be the mountain Alpamayo 5947mt, of high trajectory and finally we finished our expedition in the mountain greatest of Peru Huascaran 6768mt.
Day 1: Huaraz _ Llanganuco _ Base Camp Pisco at (4300mt)
We head out past the beautiful Llanganuco lakes and on to the trailhead where we load our donkeys and ascend to the Pisco Base Camp.
Day 2: Base Camp Pisco _ Moraine Camp at (4765mt)
Climb from Cave to Moraine Camp (4765mt).This climb crosses a challenging rock glacier before climbing steeply into camp in a small sandy basin just below the toe of the glacier.
Day 3: Moraine Camp _ Summit Pisco (5750mt) _ Base Camp at (4300mt)
Summit day! Wake at 3:00am and after a light breakfast depart for the summit. Arrive at the summit about 7am and discover why everyone talks about the view! Return to camp and continue on back down to the Base Camp
Day 4: Base Camp _ Return to Huaraz
We trek out to Llanganuco and then return to Huaraz.Time to relax after the climbing and celebrate.
Day 5: Free day in Huaraz, and Preparations for Alpamayo Climbing
Day 6: Huaraz _Cashapampa _Llamacorral Camp at (3750mt)
Drive to our trailhead in the village of Cashapampa (9,000 feet). This 3 hour drive takes us through beautiful farming communities as we head between the spines of the Cordillera Negra and the Cordillera Blanca. After organizing our burros, we hike with day packs to Llama Corral (3750mt), where we camp for the night.
Day 7: Llamacorral _Base Camp Alpamayo at (4200mt)
A fairly short day, about 2 at 3 hours with day packs. Basecamp is made at (4200mt) in a valley at the base of Alpamayo on the opposite side of the route. Basecamp is scenic, with greenery, running water and outhouses.
Day 8: Base Camp _Moraine Camp at (4600mt)
From base camp, the route takes a moraine ridge and crosses rock slabs across the edge of the glacier to reach an area of tent platforms (3 hours). This camping area is very limited and we may opt to climb all the way to Col camp in one day.
Day 9: Moraine Camp _ Camp 1 Alpamayo at (5300mt)
The route above moraine camp continues over ice and moraine before a 300-metre snow couloir leads to the Col between Alpamayo and nearby Quitaraju (6,040m). This section can sometimes be the most technical and difficult part of the route. After gaining the col, there is a short descent to reach high camp.
Day 10: Camp 1 _ Summit Alpamayo (5947mt) _ Base Camp at (4200mt)
Alpamayo Summit Day Depart from camp at 2:00am and head to the steep summit wall, which offers 360 meters of fun technical climbing to the summit.
Day 11: Base Camp _ Llamacorral Camp at (3750mt)
We trek out to Llamacorral Aproximately 3:00 Hours of Base Camp of alpamayo and camping in llamacorral.
Day 12: Llamacorral _ Cashapampa Return to Huaraz
We trek out to Cashapampa and then return to Huaraz.Time to relax after the climbing and
Day 13: Free day in Huaraz, and Preparations for Huascaran Climbing
Day 14: Huaraz _ Musho _ Base Camp Huascarán at (4100mt)
Leave for the town of Musho around 8am after picking up fresh supplies. Load the donkeys and hike to the base camp of Huascarán.
Day 15: Base Camp _ Camp 1 Huascarán at (4800mt)
In order to establish ourselves on the mountain, with sufficient food to last for the duration of the ascent, we will carry light loads to camp 1. This will also be an essential day to improve and extend our acclimatization for altitudes that we will not have encountered, so far, on the expedition. A short rock scramble behind base camp leads onto an expanse of open rock slabs. These slabs provide a fascinating walk, which leads across the front of the mountain to a place where access to the glacier can be gained more easily.
Day 16: Camp 1_ Camp 2 Huascarán at (5950mt)
Today we will climb the Garganta Icefall to the Col between Huascarán North and South summits. This will be the crux of the climb. The snow and ice on this part of the climb varies greatly from year to year but the guides will already know what to expect. From here, we will have a clear view of the remaining route to the summit.
Day 17: Camp 2 _ Summit Huascarán (6768mt) _Camp 1
Summit day! Again you'll start early, leaving camp around 2:00am for the summit ascent, arriving back at camp around 2:00pm. After a break and some warm food, you'll continue the descent to Camp One.
Day 18: Camp 1 _ Base Camp Huascarán at (4100mt)
Descend from camp 1 to base camp. Time: 3 to 4 hours.
Day 19: Base Camp _ Musho _ Return to Huaraz
From base camp, we will descend to Musho to be met by the transport. Our vehicles will be a welcome sight, especially as they will whisk us back to Huaraz and the comforts of our hotel. Tonight will be a night to celebrate and to thank our guides and porters for their help in making the trip a success.