Alpamayo is one of the most beautiful icy peaks in the Peruvian Andes, known worldwide of its stunning runnels that inspire climbers to come from all over the world. The difficulties of this mountain are not what brings attention to its peak, but rather the location and magnificent setting among the everlasting snowcapped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. We will climb the well-known Ferrari route on the beautiful Southwest face of the mountain.
For experienced climbers, only!
Day 1: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llama Corral camp
From Huaraz, our transport takes us in a 3-hour drive to Cashapampa village from where we begin our trek towards camp I at Llama Corral (3750 m). Lunch Box and dinner Included.
Hiking time: 4-5 Hours
Day 2: Llama Corral – Quebrada Arhuaycocha - Alpamayo base camp (hiking time: 5 to 6 hours)
From Llama Corral, we start our second hiking day towards the Alpamayo Base Camp located at 4300 m (14101 ft) of altitude. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Hiking time: 5-6 Hours
Day 3: Base Camp - Moraine camp
This day, as part of our acclimatization process, we will trek up to the Moraine Camp located at 5100 meters of altitude (16728 ft). Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Hiking time: 5-6 Hours
Day 4: Moraine Camp - Col camp
Today we climb to the Col Camp already at a significant altitude of 5450 m (17876 ft). Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Hiking time: 6-7 Hours
Day 5: Col camp – Alpamayo summit – Col Camp
This day begins early as we start our arduous climb (9 to 10 hours) to the top (5957 m) of this amazing mountain. Today we will have a steep & technical climb on ice to the summit with several hours of continual front pointing. Fixed ropes may be used depending on client’s skills and for our descent, several rappels are needed. Return to the Col High Camp for a well-deserved rest and celebrations on our success. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Day 6: Col Camp - Base camp
After breakfast, we will descend back to our base camp. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Day 7: Base camp – Huaraz
We will trek down to Cashapampa village from where our transport will take us to Huaraz. Breakfast and box lunch included.
Transport (from/to Huaraz), all entrance fees, professional mountain guides, noted meals, complete camping equipment, communal climbing gear, complete food services while on the mountain, cook, helpers, mule keepers, mules (horses) for cargo transportation, extra horse for emergency, first aid kit, porters, communal climbing equipment.
International and domestic flights, airport taxes, personal trekking & climbing gear, extras and tips, personal travel insurance.
Departures are guaranteed with minimum 4 participants.