The â€śNevadoâ€ť Chopicalqui itâ€™s one of the â€śsix thousand peaksâ€ť more beautiful and popular in the â€śWhite Rangeâ€ť of Peru, because his normal route itâ€™s technically easy. This Peak is part of the â€śHuascaran (21981 ft.) rangeâ€ť (highest mountain in Peru), and itâ€™s placed between LLanganuco and Ulta Valley. The views from this summit itâ€™s one of the most gorgeous because itâ€™s surrounded by emblematic peaks. The expedition itâ€™s design in a strategic way, so the client can have a good acclimatization doing some short trekkingâ€™s first, to reach the main goal: â€śEl nevado Chopicalqui (20846 ft.)â€ť. Because that we start with a day hike in the â€śChurupâ€ť 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 siteâ€™s. The last camp itâ€™s on the glacier. The summit day itâ€™s a long day mostly because of the high altitude.
- 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 â€“Huaraz Return to Huaraz. 4/5 walking throw the â€śQuilcayhuanca Valleyâ€ť until â€śPitecâ€ť. 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 â€“ Moraine Camp 16076 ft. 5/6 hours aprox walking until Moraine Camp. Camp setting. Tent in the Moraine Camp 16076 ft 10- Moraine Camp â€“ 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. - Donkeyâ€™s and â€śArrierosâ€ť for the Maparraju Base Camp. - Tents and general group gear. - Food and meals during the expedition days.
- Fligth tickets. - Hotel in Huaraz. - Meals in Huaraz. - Personal Technical Gear. - National Park entance.