Expedition Chopicalqui 20846 ft. - June 2021 - PATAGuides
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Expedition Chopicalqui 20846 ft. – June 2021 –

About This Project




13 Days


The “Nevado” Chopicalqui it’s one of the “six thousand peaks” more beautiful and popular in the “White Range” of Peru, because his normal route it’s technically easy. This Peak is part of the “Huascaran (21981 ft.) range” (highest mountain in Peru), and it’s placed between LLanganuco and Ulta Valley. The views from this summit it’s one of the most gorgeous because it’s surrounded by emblematic peaks. The expedition it’s design in a strategic way, so the client can have a good acclimatization doing some short trekking’s first, to reach the main goal: “El nevado Chopicalqui (20846 ft.)”. Because that we start with a day hike in the “Churup” Lagoon, from Huaraz city to the lagoon at 14763 ft. The second objective is the Nevado Maparraju (17454 ft.) placed in the sud-center part of the White Range. To climb this peak we need 3 days, and we sleep at 13779 ft. The ascension of the Chopicalqui will take 5 days, climbing in a progressive way, using high altitude camp site’s. The last camp it’s on the glacier. The summit day it’s a long day mostly because of the high altitude.


Sport Climbing

Trad Climbing


- Concept of acclimatization in high altitude. - Smart expedition planing in high altitud. - Rope glacier management refresh. - Glacier safety management. - Snow protection and anchors. - Crevasse rescue. - "Bomb proof" camping in a glacier.


1- Meeting in Huaraz Presentations, informative talk, gear check. Huaraz Hotel 10170 ft. 2- Churup Lagoon 14763 ft. Taxi to Pitec (1 hour). Acclimatization Hike, 6 hs.Huaraz Hotel 10170 ft. 3- Rest Day Huaraz Hotel 10170 ft. 4- Base Camp Maparaju 13779 ft. 5/6 hs hike until Base Camp. Camp setting Tent in Maparraju 13779 ft. BC 5- Nevado Maparaju 17454 ft. Ascension to Nevado Maparrju summit. 6 hours of walking in glacier terrain and snow slopes. Difficulty: Easy / Medium Tent in Maparraju 13779 ft. BC 6- Base Camp –Huaraz Return to Huaraz. 4/5 walking throw the “Quilcayhuanca Valley” until “Pitec”. Taxi to Huaraz. Huaraz Hotel 10170 ft. 7- Rest Day Rest, Shop and Gear check Huaraz Hotel 10170 ft. 8- Base Camp Chopicalqui 14435 ft. Taxi to Llanganuco Valley (3hs). 5 /6 walking until the BC. Tent in the Base Camp 14435 ft. 9- BC – Moraine Camp 16076 ft. 5/6 hours aprox walking until Moraine Camp. Camp setting. Tent in the Moraine Camp 16076 ft 10- Moraine Camp – High Camp 17388 ft. Walking by the glacier until the high camp Setting the camp under the glacier. Tent in the High Camp 17388 ft. 11- Chopicalqui Summit 20846 ft. Ascension by the glacier and the snow slopes until the summit and return to the high camp (10/12 hs). Disarm of the Camp and walk down to the Moraine Camp. Tent in the Moraine Camp 16076 ft 12- Moraine Camp - Huaraz Go back to Huaraz City. 7/8 hs hike until the route. Huaraz Hotel 10170 ft.


- UIAGM Guide and UIMLA Mountain Guide. - Transportation during the expedition. - Donkey’s and “Arrieros” for the Maparraju Base Camp. - Tents and general group gear. - Food and meals during the expedition days.

Not Include

- Fligth tickets. - Hotel in Huaraz. - Meals in Huaraz. - Personal Technical Gear. - National Park entance.

Mountaineering, Peru