1st day: Arrival at Lima, transfer terminal “Cruz del Sur” – Lima
Transfer to Huaraz (distance: 400 km from Lima), passing the Conococha (4,050m), transfer from the bus-station to the hostal.
2nd day: Acclimatization trek to Wilcahuain (3,450m).
We drive from Huaraz to Wilcahuain by bus. At Wilcahuain we start our trip. At first we visit the archaeological ruins, which lasts from the pre-inca-time. The ruins pretend to the Culture Wasi. This culture takes its roots in Ayacucho. After that we visit another village, it is called San Miguel de Recriash. From here we descend for one tour to reach the hot springs of Monterrey. There we can take a bath before we return to Huaraz -Hostal.
3rd day: Acclimatization trek to Lake Churup (4,450m).
We leave Huaraz at 7 a.m. for the village of Pitec. From the village, we ascend for about 3 hours, including some rock scrambling at the top, to reach Churup Lake, a beautiful turquoise lake at the base of Churup Mountain – Huaraz – Hostal.
4th day: Huaraz – Cebollapampa (3,850m) – Cb Yanapaccha (4,600m).
we leave from Huaraz to Huaylas Valley in bus, towards the town of Yungay (2500m). We continue on dirt road on the upper Llanganuco Valley passing the Lakes Chinancocha y Orconcocha to the point called Cebollapampa, located in Llanganuco Valley. This is the starting point for the approach trek for climbing Yanapaccha (5,460m) Huandoy (6,395m) and Chacraraju (6,112m). The base camp Yanapaccha is reached in approximately 4 hours.
5th day: Cb Yanapaccha (4,600m) - summit Yanapaccha (5,460m) - Cb.
Early start from base camp Yanapaccha (3 - 4 am), we reach the final slope that leads to the summit Mountain Yanapaccha (5,460m) - base camp Yanapaccha.
6th day: Cb. Yanapaccha – Lake 69 (4,400m) – Campo moraine Pisco (4,900m).
Cb Yanapaccha, From that place we start walking for about 3 hours until the Lake 69. The lake offers a beautiful view to the summits of the mountains Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, Yanapaccha and Chacraraju. We stay at the lake for one hour - Cb Pisco - Campo Morrena Pisco.
7th day: Campo moraine Pisco - summit Pisco (5,750m) – Cb.
Campo moraine Pisco early start (3-4 am) for the summit climb then to col, which offers excellent views of summits of Cordillera Blanca. The route to the summit crosses a crevasse to reach the summit, where a 360º view around makes us forget the fatigue. Descent to base camp.
8th day: Cb – Cebollapampa – Yungay – Caraz – Hostal.
Descent from base camp to Cebollapampa where transportation will take us back to the hostal in Caraz.
9th day: Day of rest in Caraz.
10th day: Huaraz (3,090m) – Cashapampa (2,900m) - Ichiccocha Lake (3,840m).
Bus ride from Huaraz to the village of Cashapampa (2,900m) at the entrance of Santa Cruz Valley. Here we meet the arriero and donkeys who will help transport the gear from Cashapampa to Ichiccocha Lake.
11th day: Ichiccocha - Jatuncocha Lake - Q. Arhuaycocha - base camp of Alpamayo (4,400m).
From the lake, we climb on a zigzag trail to reach the base camp of Alpamayo.
12th day: base camp of Alpamayo (4,400m) to Col of Alpamayo(5300m).
We reach the moraine and then enter the glacier to climb to camp 1, on 45 - 60 degree hard packed snow. The climb takes approx. 5 hours.
13th day: Col of Alpamayo (5,300m) - Summit Alpamayo (5,947m).
We start before dawn from Col of Alpamayo to the base of Rimaya and after passing it, we enter the ice flutes on the Directa Francesa route, which leads to the ridge and finally the summit (5,947m) – C1.
14th day: Camp 1 (5,300m) - summit Quitaraju (6,036m) – C1.
We start the ascent at 3 am for a 5 hour ascent of the ice wall. After reaching the summit, the descent takes 3 hours to camp 1.
15th day: Camp 1 (5,300m) - Base camp.
Descend to base camp of Alpamayo and establish camp.
16th day: Base camp to Jatuncocha – Cashapampa – Huaraz – Hostal.
Return to Jatuncocha and Ichicocha Lake, the mid-point betweeen base camp and Cashapampa. From the glacier, the descent takes about 6 hours to Cashapampa.
17th day: Travelling back to Lima (bus) – Hotel.
Transfer to Lima (hostal).
18th day: Lima, transfers from hotel to airport. Return to country of origin.
*** Aim of the Expedition of Ascent - White Mountain range ***