Yanapaccha, Chopicalqui and Alpamayo

Alpamayo, Perú




14 days

Tour Type


Nevado Yanapaccha this mountain can be climbed throughout the year, and it is a good place for climbing and rescue courses due to the number of cracks and climbing walls. Its name comes from Yana, which means black, and Paccha, which means waterfall. Its full name would mean Waterfall on a black mountain. Nevado Chopicalqui is the third peak of the Nevado del Huascaran massif, located in the Cordillera Blanca, between the two peaks of Huascaran and Contrahierbas, in the province of Yungay. The road that enters the valley borders the beautiful emerald-colored lagoons of Llanganuco: chinancocha (female lagoon) and Orconcocha male lagoon. Nevado Alpamayo is a mountain in the Andes Mountain range located in the Peruvian territory that has a height of 5947 m.s.n.m. It is one of the most striking peaks of the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes and was declared by Alpinismo magazine (May 1966) as “The most beautiful mountain in the world”.


We recommend that you do at least a 3 – 2-day hike at altitude to acclimatize before going on this tour. Not suitable for people in a state of severe obesity and with cardiovascular diseases.


  • 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

We start from the city of Huaraz, we go through the Callejón de Huaylas to Yungay where we will turn east, then we will pass through the Llanganuco Valley, where we can see two beautiful lagoons Chinacocha and Orconcocha. We continue until we reach Km 42. There we will begin our walk making a journey to the Morrena field. Approximately 3 ½ by transport, 4 hours of walking.
We will make our ascent at 3 am making a moraine crossing until reaching the wide glacier, then we will climb the 180 m. wall (50 – 60°) until you reach the top. Where we will have a spectacular view like the snow-capped Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys and others. Then we will begin to descend a ridge with a view of the chacraraju to the Morrena and we will continue until km 42 where our transport awaits us. 5 to 6 hours approx. Ascent.
On the third day, we will return to kilometer 42, then we will continue to the Chopicalqui base camp, where we will camp for the night. approximately 2 - 3 hours of walking.
We will start our trek along a ridge and continue until we reach Morrena camp, where we will spend the night. Approximately 4 - 5 hours of walking.
This day we will start our walk crossing some moraines until we reach the glacier, then we will start making a journey up to 5380m where we will set up our camp. 4 hours approx.
We will start our ascent at 1 am. Making a journey until reaching the edge, then we will continue until we overcome the first wall of 50 m. (50-60°). and second wall of 60 (50 – 65°) (note: the inclinations always vary each year) and we will climb to the top where we will have a magnificent view of the mountains. Then we will descend to the Morrena field. 5 to 6 a.m. ascent. Day 07: Moraine field - Huaraz This last day we will descend to the curve, where our transport to Huaraz awaits us. 3 to 4 hours approx.
From Huaraz we will go to the town of Cashapampa by private transport, where the donkeys and the muleteer await us. There we will begin our walk entering the Santa Cruz valley until we reach Llamacoral. Where we will set up our camp. 4 to 5 hours approx.
This day we will start our walk through the same valley where we will be able to appreciate two beautiful lagoons that are chinancocha and orconcocha, then we will take a ZigZag path until we reach base camp. 5 hours approx.
We ascend to the high camp, first crossing a rock path until reaching the glacier, then on ice and snow going through some steep parts until reaching 5450m where we will set up our camp.
We begin our ascent at 1 am, making a journey until we overcome the rimaya where we will begin the technical part on ice until we reach the summit, then we will descend with several rappels to the high camp. 6 to 7 hours approx. (Optional: you can go down to base camp).
This day we have a quiet descent to the base camp. 4 to 5 hours approx.
We will begin our walk through the Santa Cruz Valley to Cashapampa, where our mobility awaits us. 4 to 5 hours. approx.

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