Day 1: 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/
Day 2: 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.
Day 3: Acclimatization trek to Churup Lake (4..450 m) and return to Huaraz.
We leave Huaraz by private-bus to the little village Pitek (3.850m). At first we pass through another village, which is called Llupa (3.650m). From here we have a beautiful view to the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Our trip to the Churup-Lake (4.450m) we start from Pitek. At first we enter the mountain ravine of Churup. After some hours of walking we reach the Lake Churup. Here we stay for one hour before we return to Huaraz.
Day 4: Huaraz – Cebollapampa ( 3.850m) – Cb Pisco ( 4.600m).
we leave from Huaraz to Huaylas Valley in bus, towards the town of Yungay (2500m). We continue on dirt road on the upper Llanganuco Valley passing the Lakes Chinancocha y Orconcocha to the point called Cebollapampa, located in Llanganuco Valley. This is the starting point for the approach trek for climbing Pisco (5,762m), Huandoy (6,395m) and Chacraraju (6,112m). The base camp is reached in approximately 4 hours.
Day 5: Cb Pisco - Pisco summit ( 5.750 m) – Cb.
Early start (2-3 am) for the summit climb. We cross a moraine and climb to the glacier tongue, and then to the col, which offers excellent views of summits of Cordillera Blanca. The route to the summit crosses a crevasse to reach the summit, where a 360º view around makes us forget the fatigue. Descent to base camp.
Day 6: Cb Pisco – Cebollapampa – Musho – Cb Huascarán ( 4.100m).
Pisco 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 7.- Huascaran base camp (4800m) – Camp1 (5500m).
Starting at the base camp in the moraine we will reach the edge of the glacier. From there we will climb higher to get to a safer place, towards the base of a large barrier Seracs. There we will put up our camp 1 in the glacier.
(Elevation Change: +700m; length: approx. 6-7 hours).
Day 8.- Camp 1 (5500m) – Camp 2 (6000m).
This day we will continue climbing up directly towards the shield, which is observed - as we move forward - like a triangular hill of about 450m. Once we will be at this place we will pass it. After passing this obstacle, we will ice climb some sections. We will reach by cross climbing the neck, under which in a protected area of avalanches we will build up the Camp 2 of Huascaran (6000m).
(Elevation Change: +500m; length: approx. 6-7 hours).
Day 9. - Camp 2 (6000m) – Summit of Huascaran South (6768m) –Camp 1.
We will leave the Camp 2 at about 3:00 am and climb up corridors (65 – 70°), which take us to the top of the neck (6010m). From this point we will be going up long hills, avoiding large cracks until we reach the summit of Huascaran South (6768m).
- It is possible to descend til Camp 1, depending on the fitness.
(Elevation Change: +1968m; length: approx. 9-10 hours).
Day 10. – Camp 1(5500m) – Base Camp (4800m).
This day we will return from Camp 1 to Base Camp. Our donkey drivers will carry our mountain equipment down. After arriving at the Base Camp we could use the afternoon to dry our personal climbing gear and camping equipment.
(Elevation Change: - 700m; length: approx. 5-6 hours).
Day 11. - Base Camp (4800m) – Musho – Huaraz (3900m) – Hostel.
After packing our camping equipment we will load the donkeys to walk back downhill to Musho, 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: -1600 m; duration: approx. 5-6 hours prox.).
Day 12: 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.
Webside of the hotel in Lima: http://www.theplacehostal.com.pe/
Day 13:Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.
*** End of the Expedition of the ascent in the Cordillera Blanca Peru ***