Quitaraju, Perú




6 days


Quitaraju Mountain is frequented during the months of June to September. During those dates, the route traced on the glacier to the North Wall is carried out; However, most climbers take the normal route up the west rim to the summit. Possibility of falling stone on the north wall. It is very likely that they are safe for reduction in the normal route, to verify their condition in case they are used. From the summit we will have an extraordinary view of the Cordillera Blanca, especially the snow-capped Alpamayo and its southwestern wall, Santa Cruz and the Pucahircas group.


  • Transport: From Huaraz to the starting point of your activity, and from the end point of your activity back to Huaraz. We use private transport, minivans and other types of cars, depending on the size of the group.
  • Guide: Qualified and experienced mountain guide who speaks Spanish and English.
  • Cook: A professional cook who is trained to prepare healthy dishes in a hygienic manner, depending on the size of the group.
  • Muleteers: In charge of taking the donkeys with our materials and backpacks, taking care of them and guiding them. (depending on the expedition we are replaced by porters / people who load things)
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of the group. The donkeys carry tents, food, climbing rope to base camp and back, but you must bring your own personal equipment. (depending on the expedition we are replaced by porters / people who load things)
  • Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.
  • Equipment: Good quality high mountain tent, sleeping mattress, ropes, carabiners, dining tent (depending on the size of the group), table and chairs, first aid kit, stove, crockery and kitchen utensils. We can also provide you with personal mountain equipment if you do not have one.
  • Entrance fee: for the national park.


  • First breakfast, last dinner, soft or alcoholic beverages, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early, additional expenses as a result of rescue or emergency evacuation.

What to Bring

  • Mountain backpack (65 liters).
  • Sleeping bag (-25 C)
  • Walking poles if you have knee problems.
  • Mountaineering boots – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Crampons – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Ice ax – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Helmet – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Harness – If you don’t have one, we provide it for you.
  • Headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen (minimum factor 40), hat, good sunglasses
  • Well used in mountain boots or trekking shoes
  • Comfortable clothing: T-shirt (quick-drying or merino wool recommended), trekking pants or leggings, sweater, wool trekking socks, underwear, long thermal underwear, fleece, gloves, hat, buff.
  • Down jacket quality 650 to 900 thermal degrees
  • Waterproof jacket and pants (Gore-Tex recommended)
  • Gore-Tex gloves
  • Bottle of water 1 liter, We will provide you with boiled and purified water
  • Toilet paper, personal toiletries, small towel
  • Extra snacks and money

Are you missing something? We can provide the detailed program and everything you need for a great day of expeditions, check each trip for detailed information on prices and offers we have for groups and dates or contact us for a personalized trip and you will be able to fully enjoy. The personal technical equipment that we can provide you at no cost will depend on whether we have an available warehouse, which is why it is important to book in advance and check what we can provide you.

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Smoking Allowed

Tour Plan

You are picked up at your hotel and we board our transport to go along the Callejón de Huaylas on the north side of Huaraz. We pass through the different districts such as Carhuas (2650m) and Yungay (2500m). We arrive at Caraz (2250m) and continue to reach Cashapampa. From here we start walking to the Llamacorral camp (3800m). Hiking time: 5-6 hours.
Today we walk along the valley enjoying the beautiful turquoise lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. We have lunch in Quisuar and go up to Base Camp (4300m). Hiking time: 4-5 hours.
Today we step on the glacier making our transfer to the High Camp (5486m). Often one of the most challenging days of the expedition, we will climb a broken glacier and then climb up three two-tool ice and snow fields. This camp has one of the best views from a high camp in the entire world. Hiking/climbing time 6-7 hours.
Today we climb to the summit (6041m). A short hike across the glacier and we enter the north face. While the face is not as steep as Alpamayo, it is significantly longer. The route to the summit is often 12+ two-tool snowfields, with the overpasses frequently consisting of flakes of soft sugar snow. Since we are in the southern hemisphere, this face gets sun early in the morning, and we will have to descend before noon, back to our High Camp. Climbing time: 10 hours.
We descend back to base camp. Hiking time: 6 hours.
On the last day we walk downhill through the Santa Cruz valley, enjoying the beautiful view of the Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha lakes, until we reach Cashapampa, where our transport will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz. Hiking time: 7 hours. / Driving time: 3 hours.

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