OverviewSanta Cruz trek – trekking santa cruz is one of the best rated trekking routes in world with spectacular mountain views and crystaline water lakes with two high passes punta union at 4,700m. and portachuelo 4,750m.
Pisco Mountain Climb at 5,752m. climbing Experience in mountain climbing is not required. The climbing does not show technical difficulties The ascent is suitable for strong hikers with no previous experience on snow and ice.
Most of the way is not steep and not technical. There is a short section which is steep and our guide will help you with this through instruction and support. We’ll use crampons, rope, harness and an ice axe and from its peak 5752M. an impressive view of the most famous peaks in the White Mountains can be observed: Huascarán 6.768 m, Huandoy 6.395 m, Artesonraju 6.025 m, Chopicalqui 6.354 m, etc.
Chopicalqui Climb at 6,354m. located next to Huascaran which sits across the Llanganuco valley from Pisco and towers above the rest of the peaks in the area, save the colossal Huascaran.
At 6,354m high, Chopicalqui’s southwest ridge offers a moderate climb with just enough exposure to keep climber’s adrenaline levels up, without crossing the line of “technical” and thereby within the reach of novice mountaineers.
The Santa Cruz Trek + Pisco Climb and Chopicalqui a clasic combination between trek and climbs this expedition will take 12 day 11 nights
Duration: 12 days
Difficulty: Medium – Hard
Activity: Trekking andClimbing
Altitude: Pisco 5,752m. – Chopicalqui 6,354m.
ItineraryDay 01.- Arrive – Lima Peru – transfer to hotel
Day 02.- Lima – Huaraz ( by bus or by flight )
Day 03.- Acclimatization day ( tour to churup lake 4,450m.)
Day 04.- Huaraz – Cashapampa 2900m. – Llamacorral 3700m
Day 05.- Llamacorral – Alpamayo Base Camp – Taullipampa 4,250m.
Day 06.- Taullipampa – Punta Union pass 4,700m. – Cachinapampa 3,700m.
Day 07.- Cachinapampa – Vaqueria ( drive to Cebollapampa )
Day 08.- Cebollapampa – Pisco Base Camp 4600m.
Day 09.- Pisco Base Camp – Moraine Camp 4,800m.
Day 10.- Moraine Camp – Pisco Summit 5,752m. – Base Camp
Day 11.- Base Camp – Cebollapampa – Chopicalqui Base Camp
Day 12.- Base camp – Moraine Camp 4,800m
Day 13.- Moraine Camp – High Camp 5,400m ( glacier )
Day 14.- High Camp – Chopicalqui Summit at 6,354m. – Base Camp
Day 15.- Base Camp – Llanganuco – Huaraz Hotel
Day 16.- Huaraz – Lima ( by bus or by flight )
InclusionsINCLUDE IN THE PRICE
• English speaking Certified Climbing Trekking Guide
• Cook during the trek / climb
• Meal during the trek
• Donkeys and donkey driver
• Personal tents
• Dining tent kitchen tent , toilet tent
• Private touris transport
• Entrance fees to Huascaran National Park
• Acclimatizin day tour to churup lake
• Extra horse for more 4 persons
• Taxi from bus station to hotel – Huaraz
• First Aid kit
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
• Personal trekking climbing gears
• Hotel Lima / Huaraz
• Ticket Bus or Flight
• Sleeping bag
• Meal in town
Date & PriceThe best month are:
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best. Although storms can occur, long periods of stable, dry weather are prevalent. However, like all big mountains such as Huascaran , Chopicalqui, and others peaks of the Cordillera Blanca generate and attract their own weather making it impossible to predict.
Be prepared for a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude.
This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list. Please call for more details and help with equipment questions you may have while preparing for this adventure.
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