Chopicalqui, 6354m (4 days)

Route: Southeast ridge
Elevation Gain: 1350m from Camp 1, 2050m from the main trail
Grade: TD-

A six thousand mountain with one of the most amazing views. Already from the Camp 1 the view is something breath taking as the mountain shares the col with Huascarán. Also quite easy to climb, the route is straight forward, there is one 80-90m wall of 55-65 degrees before the summit.

  • Itinerary in brief:
  • - Day 1: Car takes you to "Curva de Chopicalqui, km32" (4300m) from where you walk about 4-5h to the morraine camp (4900m).
  • - Day 2: After walking 15 minutes you reach the glacier from where you walk about 4-5h to Camp 1 (5400m).
  • - Day 3: Summit day. About 5-7h to the summit and returning to Camp 1 for a lunch and rest and continuing down to morraine camp.
  • - Day 4: After breakfast walk back to "Curva de Chopicalqui" from where the car takes you back to Hauraz. Arriving to Huaraz around 3-5pm.

What to bring:
Get prepared for heat, sun, rain and cold. Good waterproof shoes for high altitudes, sleeping bag, light daypack, toilet paper, headlamp, personal things. Missing something? Ask Galaxia.

Service covers:
High mountain equipment: ice axe, crampons, harness, down clothing and shoes if needed. Tent, mattress, transfers, UIAGM mountain guide services. Catering: lunch, dinner and breakfast. Muleter and mules. Excluded: park entrance fee (65 soles per person in 2012 - bring your passport number), tips for the staff.

PLEASE NOTE:
- Mountaineering at these altitudes requires good fitness and proper acclimatization.
- If you have any food restrictions like allergies, vegetarian or religious restrictions, please inform us before the expedition
- Inform the staff also if you have any issues related with the physical condition

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