quitaraju

Located next to Alpamayo, the most beautiful Mountain in the world, it’s very strenuous peak and need a good technical skills; opprtunity for climbers who want to climb 2 peaks, Alpamayo and Quitaraju
Climbing Season: Between June to Last September
days in the Mountain: 7 or 8 days
Difficult: Technical and require extensive technical ability.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Huaraz – drive to Cashapampa – hike to Llamacorral
After the breakfast in the hotel we will aboard in our private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. passing the different districts such as: Carhuas (2650m/8692ft), Yungay (2500m/8200ft), after this city, we will get the Caraz city (2400m/7872ft), then we will continue our travel to get the last Distrit Cashapampa arriving around 10:00am , where the Donkey Driver will waiting for us to transport our Camping equipments , from here we will start hiking up, after walking 2 hours half we will have lunch, then we will continue hiking up, after hiking up for 5 or 6 hours we will get the first camp named Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at (3800m/12464ft).

Day 2: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – Alpamayo Base Camp

Today we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the beautiful lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, turquoise lakes, then we will arrive to nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar, after it we will climb up to the Alpamayo Base Camp, we will get here early and prepare and check our climbing gears for the next day, overnight at (4500m/14760ft).

Day 3: Alpamayo Base Camp – Moraine Camp
After the breakfast we will start climbing up for about 3 hours rocky path and get the Moraine camp, where we will enjoy a splendor views of the mountains Artesonraju, Paria, Pucajirca and others, after the pitch the tents we will check our climbing equipments for the next day. Overnight camping at (4800m/15744ft).

Day 4: Moraine Camp – Camp 1
After breakfast, We will climb the glacier for about 4 hours half, where we will put our climbing equipments for continue climbing, then we will get the camp 1 and will have dinner later afternoon and rest, overnight camping at (5550m/18204ft).

Day 5: Camp 1 – climb up Quitaraju summit (6100m / 20008ft) – Camp 1
this day the breakfast will be at 03:00hours in the morning, and we will start climbing 03:30hours, after 1 hour half walking in the snow we will get the base of the wall, the inclination is approx. 70 º, then we will start climbing the wall, and after 3 or 4 hours climbing we will succeed the summit (6100m/20008ft), where we will have impressionist white mountain peaks. And after to enjoy for a few minutes we will come dawn rappelling with the help of our guide, arriving to the camp place at 13:00hours and just for lunch, and rest in the afternoon, overnight in the glacier at (5550m/18204ft).

Day 6: Camp 1 – open down to the Base Camp
After the breakfast in the Camp 1, we will take the same route to go back to the Moraine Camp, then we will continue go down to the Base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 3:00pm.  Overnight camping in the Base Camp.

Day 7: Base Camp – back to Huaraz
Today we will come back walking down hill along the Santa Cruz valley enjoying the nice view of Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha Lake, till Cashapampa, where the transfer will be waiting for us and will have a last stop for lunch, after lunch we will aboard our private transfer to return Huaraz, for about 3 hors half, arriving to Huaraz around 4 to 5:00pm.