Chopicalqui Climbing 5 Days – Cordillera Blanca
Chopicalqui Climbing – Climbing Chopicalqui 6,354/(20,850ft) is the fourth highest mountain in the cordillera blanca located between the huascaran sur and contrahierbas mountains Chopicalqui peak has one of the most spectacular summit ridges and summits in all of the Cordillera Blanca. Chopicalqui is a moderately difficult peak to climb, requiring a high camp to be set up at approximately 5, 400m/18,375ft, before the final summit climb early the next morning.
The climb offers spectacular views of neighboring summits Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju , Yanapaccha, contrahierbas and Huascaran, and most of the range is visible from the summit. Is necessary to be in good good conditions.
5 d./ 4n
May / August
> Climbing Grade:
Moderate / Difficult
Day 1: Huaraz 3,090m. – Langanuco – Base Camp Chopicalqui 4,250m.
After the breakfast we going to pick up you and drive toward callejon de Huaylas and Llanganuco valley we will takes 3 hours drive and 30 minutes for arrive to Base camp overnight camping.
Day 2: Base Camp – Morrena Camp 4,800m.
After the breakfast in the camp we will hike up to moraine camp for about 4 hours during this high we will enjoy the next views pisco ,chacraraju and huandoy peaks, overnight camp at 4,800m.
Day 3: Morrena Camp – High Camp 5,500m. ( glacier )
After the breakfast in the morning we continue climb up for 50 minutes over the rocks and get the glacier where we going to put our climbing gears and start climb for about 3 hours to high camp, overnight at 5,500m.
Day 4: High Camp – summit Chopicalqui 6,350m. – Return Base Camp
Early in the morning we will have a breakfast after we leave at 2:00 a.m. climbing for about 5 to 6 hours will get the summit 6,350m. then after enjoy the views for few minutes will came back to Camp I and continue go down to moraine camp and Base camp .
Day 5: Base Camp – Llanganuco – Huaraz
After our last breakfast in base camp of Chopicalqui we will descend to highway called curva where our transfer private will be waiting for us, from here to Yungay and Huaraz.
INCLUDE IN THE PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Certified professional Mountain Guide
- Meals During The Expeditions
- Donkey and Donkey Driver
- Private Transfer for start and end the Climb
- Personal Tent, kitchen Tent with utensils, Dining Tent with table and chairs, Toilet Tent
- Entrance Fees to Huascaran National Park
- Aclimatization day to Churup Lake 4,450m.
- Taxi from Bus Station to Hotel in Huaraz
- Personal Climbing Gear
- Sleeping Bag
- Hotel in Lima / Huaraz
- Ticket Bus From Lima/ Huaraz / Lima
- Taxi from Lima Airport to bus Station Lima
Date & Price
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Peru is known for having very stable periods of weather during the Andean Winter (May – Aug). The remainder of the season is dominated by the rainy season.
While climbing and trekking in Cordillera Blanca you will encounter a wide range of temperatures; from freezing nights, to snowy and windy conditions, to bright sunshine intensified by the high altitude. In one day you may experience temperatures below zero, then daytime highs of 50-70ºF range with intense solar radiation. You will need everything from shorts and a t-shirt for your time in the town of Huaraz to being fully clothed in down expedition jackets on summit day. This wide fluctuation in temperatures makes it important to bring everything on the equipment list.
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