Day 1. - Country of origin to Lima, stay at hotel.
Day 2. - Lima to Huaraz, the capital of Ancash department (3,090m) by bus (8 hours), stay at hotel ( Bus Cruz del Sur).
Day 3. - Acclimatization trek to Lake Churup (4,450m).
We leave Huaraz at 7 a.m. for the village of Pitec. From the village, we ascend for about 3 hours, including some rock scrambling at the top, to reach Churup Lake, a beautiful turquoise lake at the base of Nevado Churup.
Day 4. – We drive from Huraz to Chiquian (3,400m).
From here we drive to Llamac (3250m). Here we meet the donkey-driver and his donkeys. At 11.00 am we leave Llamac and walk to Cuartelhuain. (3900). During our walk we can enjoy the view to the first mountain tops like Ninashanca and we pass through rural villages like Pocpa and Paclla before we arrive our camping-site Cuartelhuain. Walking-time about 6-7 hours.
Day 5. – Cuartelhuain (3,900m) - Laguna de Mitococha (4,100m).
Walking-time 5 – 6 hours. Today we pass our first pass which is called Cacananpunta (4700) and see the summits of Ninashanca, Rondoy, the lakes Pucacocha, Yanacocha Chico and el Grande. After that we descend until the Camping of Mitococha. From here we have a nice view to the tops of Rondoy and Hirishanca.
Day 6. – Laguna de Mitococha (4,100m) - Laguna de Carhuacocha (4,138m).
Walking-time 5-6 hours. We climb up to the second pass of Punta Carhuac (4650). Then we descend through the mountain ravine to our camping-site of Carhuacocha.From here we can enjoy the beautiful landscape with the summits of Jirishanca, Yerupaja, Toro, etc.
Day 7. – Laguna de Carhuacocha (4,138m) - Huayhuash (4,100m).
Walking-time about 6-7 hours. Now we pass the third pass which is named Paso de Carnicero (4600). We descend to the lakes of Atocshaico, Carnicero and see the mountains Siula, Jural, Carnicero y Trapecio.
Day 8. – Huayhuash (4,100m) - Laguna Viconga (4,407m).
Walking-time 5-6 hours. Today we climb up to the pass of Portachuelo (4750) and enjoy the view to the mountains Puscanturpa, Cuyoc, Millpo and parts of the Cordillera Raura.Then we arrive at our camping-site Viconga (4300). It is possible to take a bath at the hot springs of Atuscancha (4000).
Day 9. – Laguna Viconga (4,407m) – Pass San Antonio (4,700m) Guanacpatay (3,900).
Walking-time about 4-5 hours. The 5th pass we will pass is called Cuyoc (5000). This will be the highest pass of our trekking - Pass San Antonio. Descending to the camping.
Day 10. – Guanacpatay (3,900m) - Huayllapa (3,600m) - Huatia (4,200m).
Walking-time about 6-7 hours. We descend to Guanacpatay and reach the village of Huayllapa. After that we ascend to the camping of Huatia, observing the camp of the mountain diablo mudo – Juituhuarco and Rosario.
Day 11. – Huatia (4,200m) - Laguna Jahuacocha (4,066m).
Today we pass the point of Punta Tapush (4,900) and observe the mountains Auxilio, Diablo Mudo. Besides we walk up to the pass of Yaucha (4,800). Where the groups usually descend to the mountain ravine of Haucrish we can see parts of the glacier of Hirishanca and Yerupaja. We arrive at the lake of Jahuacocha, camping.
Day 12. – Laguna Jahuacocha (4,066m) - Llamac (3.250m).
Now we pass the last pass of our trekking. This pass is called paso de Pampa de Llamac (4300). For the last time we enjoy the view to the mountains of Cordillera Huayhuash. We drive back to Chiquian. Transport to Huaraz.
Day 13. – Day of rest in Huaraz.
Logistics and preparing the technical gear for the expedition.
Day 14.- Huaraz base camp to Huascaran base camp (4,100 m):
We reach the village of Mancos ( 2.530 m) by car and then ascend 20 kilómetros by road to the village of Musho, located NE of Huaraz, at the base camp of Huascarán (4,100m).
Day 15.- Campo base Huascarán – C1 (5,500m).
From base camp, on the upper part of the moraine, we reach the edge of the glacier and continue towards the serracs, setting up camp 1 at 5,500m.
Day 16.- Campo 1(5,500m) - Campo 2 (6,000m).
Climb to camp 2 (6,000m), through the section called the channel, where we cross a few crevasses, and reach the “bottleneck”.
Day 17. - Campo 2 (6,000m) – Summit Huascarán S (6,768) - camp 2 or camp 1.
Climb a couloir (65-70º) that reaches the upper part of the “bottleneck” (6,010m), and then traversing a few gentle slopes, and reach the summit at 6,768m. Return to camp 2 or camp 1.
Day 18. – Campo 1 – Campo base.
Descend to base camp of Huascaran and establish high camp.
Day 19. - Campo base – Musho – Mancos – Huaraz - Hostal.
Descend from base camp to the village of Musho , where private transportation will transfer us back to Huaraz – Hostal.
Day 20. - Huaraz to Lima, stay at hotel.
Day 21. - Lima, transfers from hotel to airport. Return to country of origin.