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 Mountain 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 Mountain Alpamayo we will do after the trekking in the evening.
8th day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Cashapampa (2900m) – Llamacorral (3760m).
We will pick up our clients directly in their hotel in Huaraz and take a three hour private bus ride from Huaraz to Cashapampa (2900m), where the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we start the trek up the Santa Cruz valley until we reach the Llamacorral camp, where we will set up our camp.
(Elevation Change: +860m; length: approx. 4-5 hours).
9th day.- Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – Arhuaycocha Valley – Alpamayo base camp (4600m).
After a good breakfast we will leave the camp at Llamacorral and continue through the Valley of Santa Cruz. On the way we pass by the lagoons Icchicocha and Jatuncocha until we reach to the cross the Arhuaycocha Valley. From there we climb a zigzag rocky path until reaching the base camp of Alpamayo, where we will make our second camp.
(Elevation Change: +840m; duration: approx. 5-6 hours).
10th day.- Alpamayo base camp (4600m) – Morrena – Alpamayo Col (5300m).
This day our porters are responsible for the transportation of our gear, food and camping equipment and we go to start ascending the moraine. On the way we will encounter very rocky paths and trails accompanied by polished granite rocks. After passing these rocks we begin to enter the glacial area. First we enter through easy pathways and continue down a path surrounded by deep cracks. We will then find ourselves at the base of a famous mountain pass. From there we start climbing slowly up until arriving the final climbs (60º - 65º). Climbing through the pass we will descend a few meters to our next camp. Climbing this pass we will go down a few meters further to arrive in the C1 of Alpamayo. (Camp 1 - 5300m).
(Elevation Change: +700m; length: approx. 6-7 hours).
11th day.- Alpamayo Col (5300m) – Summit of Alpamayo (5947m) – Alpamayo base camp.
This day, starting from Camp 1, we will descend with our clients to the base of the wall. There we will reach up until the lower part of the Rimaya. In this part we will climbing a zone in great uniform slope of about 55º - 60º and we will reach a steeper part with more than 85° and 90° at a height of 4 meters. Continuing the original channel (65º - 75º), we will meet some small mixed sections until reaching the summit – after, we will return to the Alpamayo base camp.
(Elevation Change: +647m; length: approx. 10-12 hours).
12th 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.
13th day.- Alpamayo base camp (4600m) – Santa Cruz Valley – Llamacorral (3760m).
This day our donkey driver will carry our personal gear, as well as mountain equipment with them. We leave the Alpamayo base camp in direction of the Santa Cruz Vallez, passing again the two lagoons Jatuncocha and Icchincocha to arrive to the Camp Llamacorral.
(Elevation Change: - 840m; length: approx. 4-5 hours).
14th day.- Llamacorral (3760m) – Cashapampa (2900m) – Huaraz – Hostel.
We leave the campside at Llamacorral walking downhill until we reach Cashapampa, where we are expected by a bus of the Company "Enrique Expedition Tours", that will bring us directly to the city of Huaraz and our hotel.
(Elevation Change: -860 m; duration: approx. 3-4 hours prox.).
15th 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.
16th 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 ***