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 69 (4,400m).
We leave Huaraz heading north, at kilometer 55 we arrive at the city of Yungay. From there we drive by taxi to the lakes of Llanganuco. A bit later we arrive at Cebollapampa (3.900m). From that place we start walking for about 4 hours until the Lake 69. The lake offers a beautiful view to the summits of the mountains Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, Yanapaccha and Chacraraju. We stay at the lake for one hour before we return to Cebollapampa. From there we drive back to Huaraz - Hostal.
Logistics and preparing the technical gear for the expedition.
4th day: Huaraz (3,090m) – Cashapampa (2,900m) - Ichiccocha Lake (3,840m).
Bus ride from Huaraz to the village of Cashapampa (2,900m) at the entrance of Santa Cruz Valley. Here we meet the arriero and donkeys who will help transport the gear from Cashapampa to Ichiccocha Lake.
5th day: Ichiccocha - Jatuncocha Lake - Q. Arhuaycocha - base camp of Alpamayo (4,400m).
From the lake, we climb on a zigzag trail to reach the base camp of Alpamayo.
6th day: base camp of Alpamayo (4,400m) to Col of Alpamayo(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.
7th day: Col of Alpamayo (5,300m) - Summit Alpamayo (5,947m).
We start before dawn from Col of Alpamayo to the base of Rimaya and after passing it, we enter the ice flutes on the Directa Francesa route, which leads to the ridge and finally the summit (5,947m) – C1.
8th 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.
9th day: Camp 1 (5,300m) - Base camp.
Descend to base camp of Alpamayo and establish camp.
10th 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.
11th day: Travelling back to Lima (bus) – Hotel.
Transfer to Lima (hostal).
12th day: Lima, transfers from hotel to airport. Return to country of origin.