1st day: Arrival at Lima, transfer from the airport to the hotel in Lima
2nd day: Lima – Huaraz (bus).
Transfer to Huaraz (distance: 400 km from Lima), passing the Conococha (4,050m), transfer from the bus-station to the hotel.
3rd day: 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 Churup Mountain – Huaraz – Hostal.
Logistics and preparing the technical gear for the expedition.
4th day: Huaraz – Pashpa (3,600m) – Cb Ishinca (4,200m).
Leave Huaraz on private transportation to the village of Collón or Pashpa, where we meet the donkeys and arrieros that will help carry the climbing gear. Here is the starting point of the trek to base camp, which takes about 4-5 hours depending on the trekking pace. The base camp is found at 4.200m.
5th day: Cb Ishinca - Summit Ishinca (5,530m) – Cb.
Early start from base camp to Ishinca Lake(4.900), at the end of Yanarajupampa valley. We climb a few ramps to a vast col between the two summits of Ishinca. Continuing the ascent, we reach the final slope that leads to the summit (5,530m). camp.
6th day: Cb Ishinca - C1 Tocllataju (5,300m).
Cb Trek to camp 1 of Tocllaraju (approx. 6 hours). The last 2 hours of the climb are on the glacier and may require roping up.
7th day: C1 Tocllataju (5,300m) – Summit Tocllaraju (6,034m) – Cb.
Early start (2am) to the summit of Tocllaraju (6,034m), and return to camp Cb Ishinca. The round trip to the summit and back takes about 9-10 hours.
8th day: Cb Ishinca - Pashpa - Huaraz – Hostal.
Descend from base camp to the village of Pashpa , where private transportation will transfer us back to Huaraz – hostal.
9th day: Day of rest in Huaraz.
10th day: Huaraz - Cashapampa (2,900m) – Llamacorral (3,800m).
The access to Quitaraju starts with a trek to Santa Cruz valley. After loading to gear to donkeys, we trek for approximately 4 hours. The first 2 hours are on steep slope. We then reach the first camp.
11th day: Llamacorral (3,800m) - Base camp (4,400m).
6 - Hour trek on moderate slope, using donkeys.
12th day: Base camp (4,400m) to Camp 1 (5,300m).
We reach the moraine and then enter the glacier to climb to camp 1, on 45 - 60 degree hard packed snow. The climb takes approx. 5 hours.
13th day: Camp 1 (5,300m) - summit Quitaraju (6,036m) – C1.
We start the ascent at 3 am for a 5 hour ascent of the ice wall. After reaching the summit, the descent takes 3 hours to camp 1 (Col of Alpamayo).
14th day: Col of Alpamayo - Base camp.
Descend to base camp of Alpamayo and establish camp.
15th day: Base camp to Jatuncocha – Cashapampa – Huaraz – Hostal.
Return to Jatuncocha and Ichicocha Lake, the mid-point betweeen base camp and Cashapampa. From the glacier, the descent takes about 6 hours to Cashapampa – Huaraz – Hostal.
16th day: Travelling back to Lima (bus) – Hotel.
Transfer to Lima (hostal).
17th day: Lima, transfers from hotel to airport. Return to country of origin.