Day 1: Meet at the airport and transfer to hotel in Lima
Day 2: Lima to Huaraz by bus
(8 hours), stay at hotel (Bus Cruz del Sur).
Day 3: Acclimatization trek to Churup Lake (4.450 m) and return to Huaraz.
We leave Huaraz by private-bus to the little village Pitek (3.850m). At first we pass through another village, which is called Llupa (3.650m). From here we have a beautiful view to the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Our trip to the Churup-Lake (4.450m) we start from Pitek. At first we enter the mountain ravine of Churup. After some hours of walking we reach the Lake Churup. Here we stay for one hour before we return to Huaraz.
Day 4: Transfer: Huaraz – Caraz - Cashapampa (2900) – Llamacorral (3760).
Camping. (4-5 h walking).
Day 5: Llamacorral (3760) - Taullipampa (4250).
Today we pass the little lakes Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, than we observe the summits of Aguja de Santa Cruz, Pumapampa, Curuicachajana, Quitaraju, ALPAMAYO, Pucahirca, Rinrinjirca, Taullipampa, Artesonraju, Paria, Millishraju. We arrive at the camping-site. From here we enjoy a beautiful view to the summit of Taullipampa(6 h of walking).
Day 6: Taullipampa (4250) - Quebrada Paria (3870).
Today we climb up the way to Punta Unión (4.750m). From here we have an impressive view to the summits of the Cordillera Blanca, f.e. Taulliraju, Rinrijircas, Pucahircas, Quitaraju, Santa Cruz, Artesonraju, Pirámide de Garcilazo, Paria, Millishraju. Now we descend until a place at the mountaine ravine of Paria, where we camp this night.
Day 7: Quebrada de Paria (3870) - Vaquería (3850m) – Portachuelo Llanganuco – Cb Chopicalqui (4.350 m).
We walk downhill to the valley. It observe us pictoresques like Yurma, Huaripampa, Colcabamba. We enjoy a spectacular view at Chacraraju and the village Vaquería. At Vaqueria we catch the bus to Portachuelo Llanganuco (4.100 m) where we start walking to the base camp, carrying our personal gear. We spend the night at the camp.
Day 8: base camp to camp 1 (5.300 m).
Vertical drop: 900 m, duration: 4 to 5 hours.
Day 9: Chopicalqui summit (6.354 m) – C1.
Early start before dawn to climb to the summit. The vertical drop of 1,054 m and the return to camp 1 is usually done in 10 to 11 hours. The summit offers exceptional views of the whole Cordillera Blanca mountain range.
Day 10: Camp 1 - Camp Morrena to Huaraz - Hostal.
Return to Portachuelo Llanganuco where we transfer on bus to Huaraz - Hostal.
The vertical drop of 1200 m is done in 4 hours.
Day 11: Huaraz to Lima and transfer to hotel.
Day 12: Lima – transfer to airport and return flight.