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 Pisco we will do after the trekking in the evening.
4th day.- Huaraz – Laguna de Llanganuco – Cebollapampa (3900m) – Base camp Pisco (4665m).
We will pick up our clients directly in their hotel and go by bus to the north of Huaraz, to the city of Yungay (2500m), from where we will be diverted to the east part of the Alley of Huaylas to start climbing the Llanganuco Valley. When we will arrive at the area of the Huascaran National Park, we will soon pass the two beautiful lakes of llanganuco (Chinancocha – Orconcocha) and arrive at a place called Cebollapampa (3900m). There the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we start the trek up until we reach the base camp of Mount Pisco (4665m).
(Elevation Change: +765m; Duration: approx. 5-6 hours).
5th day.- Base camp (4665m) – Summit of Pisco (5750m) – Base camp (4665m).
This day we will leave the camp at around 03:00 am. From the base camp on our way to the summit we will climb over a moraine, what will take us about 2 hours to pass, before we will arrive at the glacier. Once we are in the glacier, we will climb along some small cracks up until we will reach the summit of Mount Pisco. There we have a large panoramic 360 ° view to majestic mountains like the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Artesonraju and Alpamayo. After that we will return to the base camp.
The trail of the ascent to this mountain is not technical, as there are no vertical walls, but the use of all climbing equipment is necessary for your security.
(Elevation Change: +1085m; Duration: approx. 9-10 hours).
6th day.- Base camp (4665m) – Cebollapampa (3900m) – Yungay – Huaraz – Hotel.
After breakfast we will pack our camping equipment and the donkey driver will load the donkeys to walk back downhill to Cebollapampa, where we are expected by a bus of the Company "Enrique Expedition Tours", that will bring us to Yungay – Huaraz – Hotel.
(Elevation Change: -765 m; Duration: approx. 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 ***