Hiking Cordillera Blanca is the ultimate expedition! Prepare for 7 days/6 nights hiking through the valley, seeing lakes and enjoying the view at the peak
Prepare for this hiking Cordillera Blanca expedition, it will be an amazing one! Both Nevado Chopicalqui and Yanapaccha are located in the Cordillera Blanca Range and Huascaran National Park. The Nevado Chopicalqui trail goes inside the valley and surrounds the edge of the two beautiful lakes: Chinacocha and Orconcocha, it’s a breathtaking view. The Nevado Yanapaccha is the perfect place to climb because its full of crevices and climbing walls, and the nature that we can find here is amazing.
Duration: 07 Days/06 Nights
Start and End Location: Huaraz
Availability: May to September
Miscellaneous: The difficulty level of this tour is set as Moderate
Day 01: Huaraz – Morraine Camp 5000 m / 16,404 ft
The day starts at Huaraz, where we will take the road towards Huaylas until Yungay, before heading East. Then we will go through the Llanganuco Valley, where you will be able to see the twin lakes Chicacocha and Orconcocha. We will continue until we reach Kilometer 42. Once there, we will start our hike, going through Campo Morrena. Approximately 4 hours walking.
Day 02: Morraine Camp – Summit Yanapaccha 5460 m / 17,913 ft – Morraine Camp 5000 m / 16,404 ft
We will start the ascent at 3 am, crossing a moraine until we reach the wide glacier. We will then climb the 180m Wall (50-60°) until we reach the summit. There, we will enjoy spectacular views of glaciers, such as the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys, and others. Later, we will start descending via a ridge, with views of the Chacraraju, to the moraine camp. The ascent is approx. 5 to 6 hours. The descent to camp is approx. approximately 3 – 4 hours walking.
Day 03: Morraine Camp – Base Camp Chopicalqui.
On the third day, we will go back down to kilometer 42 and we will continue to base camp chopicalqui, where we will camp for the night.
Day 04: Base camp 4430 m / 14,534 ft – Morraine Camp 4820 m / 15,813 ft
We will start our hike by a ridge and continue until we reach morraine camp where we will spend the night. Approx. approximately 4 – 5 hours walking.
Day 05: Morraine Camp – High Camp 5380 m / 17,650 ft
We will start the hike by crossing several moraines until we reach the glacier. Then, we will start the journey up to the 5380 m / 17,650 ft point where we will set up camp. Approx. approximately 4 hours walking.
Day 06: High Camp – Summit Chopicalqui 6354 m / 20,846 ft – Morraine Camp
We will start our hike at 1:00 am, ascending until we reach the ridge, before continuing onto the first wall (50 m, 50-60°) and then the second wall (60m, 50-65°). We will climb to the top where great mountain views will await us. Later, we will descend to Campo Morrena. Approx. approximately 5 – 6 hours walking
Day 07: Morraine Camp – Huaraz
On the last day, we will descend to the hairpin, where our ride will be waiting for us to return to Huaraz. Hope you enjoyed this hiking Cordillera Blanca Tour!
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