1st day.- Arrival to Lima.
Pick up at the airport “Jorge Chavez” in Lima and transportation to the reserved hotel in Lima.
Website of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
2nd day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats. http://www1.cruzdelsur.com.pe/
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about your arrival and will be waiting for you.
3rd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m)
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m). First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mount Ishinca we will do after the trekking in the evening.
4th day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Pashpa (3600m) – Base Camp Ishinca (4400m).
We will leave Huaraz by private bus to the village of Pashpa, where we expect the donkey driver, who will load the donkeys with our luggage and camping staff. From there the trek starts to the base camp of Ishinca (4400m), what will take us about four to five hours.
(Elevation Change: +800m; Duration: approx. 4-5 hours).
5th day.- Base Camp Ishinca (4400m) – Summit of Ishinca (5530m) – Base Camp.
This day we will leave the camp at around 03:00 am and climb up Mount Ishinca by the NE ridge route. Starting from a minor glacial peak of Ishinca, we will climb up easy ramps, avoiding cracks, towards the wide gap between the smaller and the big peak of Ishinca. We will come over many slopes to reach the summit of this mountain. We will return by the SW ridge of Ishinca, descending on the side of Lake Ishinca. On this route of descent we will see landmarks and pass a moraine with big blocks. This route of descent has a slope of 60°. -
Return to the base camp at about 1:00pm.
Elevation Change: +730m; Duration: approx. 9-10 hours).
6th day.- Base Camp Ishinca (4400m) – Pashpa (3600m) – Huaraz – Hotel.
After a good breakfast our donkey driver will pack the donkeys with our camping and personal equipment to walk back downhill from the base camp to the center of the village Pashpa. There we will be expected by a bus of the Company "Enrique Expedition Tours", that will bring us to Huaraz – Hotel.
(Elevation Change: -800 m; Duration: approx. 4-5 hours).
7th day.- Day of rest in Huaraz
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mount Chopicalqui we will do after the trekking in the evening.
8th day.- Huaraz – Lakes of Llanganuco – Portachuelo de Llanganuco - Base Camp of Chopicalqui.
Pick-up at hotel, and departure heading north of Huaraz, to Yungay (2500m); where we will turn to the east, into the Llanganuco Valley and enter Huascaràn National Park. After entering the park we will pass the two beautiful lakes of Llanganuco (Chinancocha and Orconchocha), and shortly afterwards, Portachuelo de Llanganuco, from this place we will charge our Equipment climbing and camping gear, and hike to the base camp of Chopicalqui (4350m)
(Ascent: + 150m; Duration: 4 - 5 hours).
9th day.- Base Camp (4350m) - Camp 1 (5600m).
Leaving base camp, we will head up to the left, towards the morrena (5000m). Once entering the glacier, we will find soft snow and pass several hills, until finally reaching a large platform; where we will make camp for the night (Camp 1).
(Ascent: + 1250m; Duration: 4 - 5 hours)
10th day.- Camp 1 (5600m) - Chopicalqui Summit (6354m) – Base Camp.
We will leave camp between 3 – 4am to begin our climb to the summit.
In the climb we will pass crevasses and follow the ridge, until reaching a flat area; where we will begin our final push to the summit. Just before reaching the summit there is a crevasse, which we will pass by climb a 20m wall, with an incline of 90-95°. This wall will put us right on the summit, with an exceptional view of the Cordillera Blanca. After resting on the summit, we will head back to Base Camp, picking up Camp 1 on the way.
(Ascent: + 754m; Duration: 7 - 8 hours)
11th day.- Extra day in the case of bad weather.
This extra day could be used rest in case the clients are feeling tired or if there was bad weather during the day of the summit climb.
12th day.- Chopicalqui Base Camp (4350m) – Portachuelo de Llanganuco - Huaraz.
We will clean up Base Camp and hike to Portachuelo de Llanganuco, where a bus will take us back to Huaraz. (Descent: - 1200m ; Duration: 4 hours)
(Ascent: + 150 m; Duration: 5 - 6 hours)
13th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
Pick up at the bus terminal in Lima and transfer to the hotel booked by us.
14th day.- Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.
*** End of the Expedition of the ascend in the Cordillera Blanca Peru ***