Route: Southwest Edge
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Difficulty: Medium / Difficult
Activity: Nature / Adventure
Season: May / September
Altitude Between: 3,100 / 6,354 m.
Starting Point: Chopicalqui Curve
Day 1 Huaraz (3,090 m) / Base Camp (4,300 m)
Departure with our transport, towards the north of the city of Huaraz in the direction of Yungay, then we will ascend to the gorge of llanganuco (3 hours by transport), then we will organize with the porters for the transfer of our equipment and food to the base camp (duration 1 hour) (L, D)
Day 2 Base Camp / Moraine Camp (4,900 m)
We will ascend to the moraine countryside, along a path marked with landmarks and steep to the countryside. (B, L, D)
Elevation: + 600 m (duration 4 hours approx.)
Day 3 Moraine Camp / Camp 1 (5,600 m)
After breakfast we will ascend a first part of moraine and then on glacial to camp 1, the porters will help us bring the equipment and food
Elevation: + 700 m (duration 4 hours approx.) (B, L, D)
Day 4 Camp 1 / Summit (6,354 m) / Moraine Camp
Very early in the morning we will begin to ascend to the Summit and take advantage of the good snow conditions, the temperature reaches from -15º C to -20º C and a very cold air, with a difficulty of 65º to 70º by the Southwest edge to the summit, then If we take some photos we will go down with rappels following our same footprints to field 1 and then to the moraine camp.
Elevation: + 754 m (duration 7/8 hours approx.) (B, L, D)
Day 5 Moraine Camp / Base Camp
We will return along the same ascent route to the base camp. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Base Camp / Yungay / Huaraz
Return to Cebollapampa where the minivan awaits us for our transfer to Yungay then to Huaraz, on the night we celebrate our success in the mountains.
Mountain Guide (UIAGM)
Cook (1), Porters (2)
Private tourist transport to the starting point for walking
Food during the expedition (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Breakfast: Tea, coffee, milk, serials, bread, cheese, butter, jam, cake, fruit salad, etc.
Snack: Fresh fruit, chocolate, biscuit, frugues and candies.
Lunch: Vegetable salad, pasta, tuna, huancaína potato, chicken chili pepper, chicken spatter, ham.
Tea Time: Coffee, infusions, cookies, fried huantan, popcorn, etc.
Dinner: variety of soups, quinoa, chaufa rice, rolled chicken, fried trout, pasta, sauteed loin.
Optional vegetarian food
Last day (typical food of the Pachamanca Andes)
Camping equipment (sleeping tent 2 people, dining tent, kitchen and bathroom tent)
Logistic Kitchen Equipment (kitchen utensils, pots, plates, cutlery, chairs, tables, gas)
Hot water in the morning to wash your hands and face every day
Boiled water for your bottle every day
Donkeys for the transport of luggage and food (10 Kilos per person for the donkey)
Emergency Horse (1) in case of evacuation
First aid kit
What does not include?
Personal clothing for high mountains
High mountain personal technical equipment (boots, ice axes, crampons, harness, helmet, etc.)
Extra food and drinks in the cities
Entrance tickets (National Park Huascaran S / 150.00 soles per person)
Travel / Accident Insurance
Tips (driver, guide, cook, porter, carrier)
What do i need to bring?
Wear appropriate clothing for the day (heat) and for the night (cold), sunscreen, sunglasses, repellent, bathing clothes, personal hygiene kit, walking boots, camera, waterproof jacket, water bottle, sleeping bag, small backpack, front (flashlight-light)
Luggage (10 Kilos per person) for donkeys