MATEO – PISCO – YANAPACHA – CHOPICALLQUI
MATEO 5150 m.s.n.m
PISCO 5752 m.s.n.m
YANAPACHA 5460 m.s.n.m
CHOPICALLQUI 6354 m.s.n.m
DIFFICULTY: Medium/ hard
DURATION: 9 Days
SEASON: From May to September
LOCATION: Cordillera Blanca
Departure time from Huaraz: 3 am. Driving to Punta Olimpica, getting through some small cities and villages, such as Marcara and Carhuaz. The hike starts before the tunel, heading toward Mateo mountain.
To reach the galciar, you have to hike up through moraine rocks. Once in the glacier, you put on your climbing equipment to start climbing . It has30°to 45°inclination to reach the summit. From the top you have magnificent views over many snow peaked mountains and lakes.
* 3 hours drive / 5- 6 hours of hike
You will leave Huaraz early in the morning in our private vehicle which will transfer you till Cebollapampa (3900m) from this site you’ll start the hike up for around 3-4hours to the base camp (4650m) or the Pisco Refugee. in the afternoon you are going to have a short briefing focusing on the climbing for the next day
*3 hours drive / 2-3 hours hike up
This day you must wake-up at around midnight or 1:00 a.m. and after a very light breakfast start walking by the moraine for approximately 2 .5 hours then over the glacier by 4 hours. The moraine is a bit rocky but as soon you reach the glacier the hike turns lighter, after this long hike up and climb you reach the summit together with the sunrise. Pisco’s Summit offers one of the Best views in the entire Cordillera Blanca, after taking pictures for the memory you descend by the same way till the base camp.
*10-12 hours climbing
Breakfast early in the morning and then walk down until Cebollapampa where you take a car to go up until a place called “Km 42” the trip in car will last approximately 30 to 40 minutes. Once you get out of the car start hiking up toward Yanapacha’s moraine camp appreciating many majestic mountains and a beautiful landscape on your way.
* 2 hours walk down + 2-3 hours hike up till Yanapacha’s moraine camp
The initial ascent onto the glacier is usually a short steep ice climb & then there is more gentle terrain on the glacier you have to negotiate crevasse fields to arrive at the west face of Yanapaccha which we climb to the summit. The last 200m to reach the summit is steep 65 deg. About 3 to 4 rappels are required during the descent. Return back to Morena Camp & then walk back the same path back to the road. Since here we’ll start another hike up to get Chopicallqui’s base camp
*8- 9 hours climbing & hiking for this day.
After the breakfast in the Base Camp you hike up to the Moraine Camp for about 4 hours, during this hike you can enjoy the splendid view in the north side like Pisco, Huandoy and Chacraraju peaks, lunch along the way, after arriving to the campsite you can rest and have diner early. overnight Camping at 4850
*3-4 hours hike up
After the breakfast, climb up moraine rock for 1½ hours before reaching the glacier. Then 3 to 4 hours of steady climbing on up to 30 deg. of crevassed snow slopes which you have to negotiate carefully to avoid crevasses before reaching Camp 1, on snow, at 5500m
*3-4 hours walk in the glacier
Climb to the summit. This day is the most important and a little hard to climb. Departure toward the summit (6,354m). at 1:00 am in the morning after a light breakfast, climbing for about 5 to 06 hours The first 2 to 3 hours are steady climbing. There are crevasses and seracs to avoid as we climb 30 to 50 deg. slopes to the summit shoulder. From the summit shoulder the difficulty of climbing is mixed with some easy 45 deg. slopes to sections of steep up to 85 deg. technical climbing. In the way you find steep pieces where to climb cooperating with your leader guide so after enjoying the views of Huascaran, Huandoy, Contrahierba, Pisco, Chacraraju mountain you descend by climbing down and abseiling to Camp1 where the cook will be waiting with hot drinks and something to eat,
*10 to 13 hours for this day.
After the last breakfast in the Moraine Camp of Chopicalqui, descend to the Base Camp for about 1 hour half, continue walking down to the highway called Curva de Chopicalqui, where our transfer will be waiting to bring you back to Huaraz.
* 2-3 hours walk down / 3 hours drive back to Huaraz
$ 3 199.99 USD
2 – 3 PARTICIPANTS
$ 2 499.99 USD per person
4 – 5 PARTICIPANTS
$ 1 999.99 USD per person
6- 8 PARTICIPANTS
$ 1 799.99 USD per person
- 3 Meals per day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Snack: fresh fruit, chocolates, crackers, cookies, sweet drinks.
- Certificated UIAGM mountain guide (Speaks English/Spanglish)
- North face tent (04 season)
- kitchen tent
- dining tent
- toilet tent
- Donkey driver
- Private transport
- Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
- Group First aid kit
- Rope for climbing
- Snow peaks
- Ice cruise
- Kitchen utensils such as: stove, pots, dishes, cups, gas, chair, table, etc.
- International flights to Lima / Peru
- Transfer – Airport/hotel/airport /bus station/Hotel – Lima
- health insurance and travel accidents
- Bus ticket Lima – Huaraz and Huaraz – Lima
- transaction fee not included in total
- lost luggage
- Not mentioned food (restaurants in Huaraz and Lima) and beverages
- Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
- Personal expenses
- Personal climbing gear such as sleeping bag, mattress, crampons, boots, harness, carabiners, ice axes, helmet, head lamp, gloves, etc)
- Huascaran National Park entrance fee (150 soles)
- First day breakfast
- Hotel in Huaraz.
- Hiking boots
- Trekking socks (synthetic fibers)
- Sun hat
- Hat for cold weather (fleece or other)
- Microfiber and thermal shirts
- Trekking pants
- Linen bath
- Day Backpack 35 – 40 liters
- Waterproof jacket (Gore-Tex or other) seasonal
- Waterproof Pant (Gore-Tex or other) seasonal
- Waterproof Layer seasonal
- Headlamp (with extra batteries and bulbs)
- Sunscreen (lips and skin)
- Personal First Aid Kit
- Photographic Material
- Wash bag and towel
- Hiking poles
- Toilet Paper.