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 Churup (4,450m).
We leave Huaraz at 7 a.m. for the village of Pitec. From the village, we ascend for about 3 hours, including some rock scrambling at the top, to reach Churup Lake, a beautiful turquoise lake at the base of Churup Mountain – Huaraz – Hostal.
4th day: Huaraz – Hualcayan (3,140) - Wishcash (4,040).
Breakfast at 6.30 a.m. Transfer from Huaraz to Hualcayán by private bus. At Hualcayán we visit archaeolocigal ruins (f.e. graves of stone which are called chullpas) of the pre-inca-time before we walk to Wishcash. Camping. From here we can see the summits of Milhuacoch and Rajucocha. Walking-time about 5 hours.
5th day: Wishcash (4,040) – Osoruri (4,600).
We leave Wishcash at 8.00 a.m. We reach the lake of Cullicocha (4600) and pass our first pass of Cullicocha (4850). Enjoying the view at the summits of Santa Cruz and Millhuacocha. Walking-time about 6-7 hours.
6th day: Osoruri - Jancarurish (4,250).
We pass the second pass of Cedros (4750), crossing the mountain ravines of Cedros and Alpamayo. Then we visit ruins (built like circles), agriculture terraces, which belong to the culture of Recuray. We have a nice view to the summits of Millhuacocha, Pilanco, Pumapampa, etc. We continue our walk until we reach Jancarurish. From here we can enjoy the view to the top of the Alpamayo, which is nominaed to the most beautiful mountain of the World.Walking-time about 6-7 hours.
7th day: Jancarurish (4,250) - Huillca (4,000).
We follow the foothpass through farms and pass the third pass (Cara Cara 4.836m) before we descend to the mountain ravine of Moyobamba. Now we pass the 4th pass (Tayapampa (4500)) and descend to the mountain ravine of Tayapampa. Camping at Huillca. Walking-time about 7-8 hours.
8th day: Huillca (4000) - Jancapampa. (3,400).
Walk through the ravine of Yanta Queñua. Passing the 5th pass of Yanajanca (4600). Enjoying the view to Pucahircas. Camping at Jancapampa.
9th day: Jancapampa. (3,400) - Carhuacasha (3,950).
We descend the ravine of Pingospampa and pass the 6th pass ahich is called Tupa Tupa (4400) Walking-time about 6-7 hours.
10th day: Carhuacasha (3,950) - Tuctubamba (4,300).
We observe the lake of Huecracocha and the Glaciar de Taulliraju. Now we pass the 7th pass (Pucaraju (4650)) and enjoy the view to the summits of the Cordillera Blanca, f.e.Taulliraju, Chacraraju Pirámide de Garcilazo Paria etc. We descend until the camping-site of Tuctubamba (4300). Walking-time about 6 – 7 hours.
11th day: Tuctubamba (4,300) – Taullipampa (4,250).
Today we pass Punta Unión (4750). From this pass we can see the summits of Taulliraju,
Pucajirca, Rinrijirca, Quitaraju, Santa Cruz, Artezonraju, Paria, Pucaraju and the mountain ravines of Santa Cruz and Morocoha. After two hours walking we arrive at our camping of Taullipampa at a altitude of 4250 m.
12th day:Taullipampa (4,250) - Base camp (4,400m).
2 - Hour trek on moderate slope, using donkeys.
13th day: Base camp (4,400m) to Camp 1 (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.
14th 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 (Col of Alpamayo).
15th day: Col of Alpamayo - Base camp.
Descend to base camp of Alpamayo and establish camp.
16th 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 – Huaraz – Hostal.
17th day: Travelling back to Lima (bus) – Hotel.
Transfer to Lima (hostal).
18th day: Lima, transfers from hotel to airport. Return to country of origin.