Day 1 Huaraz – Pashpa – Base camp
We leave Huaraz (3100m) at 8.00am and drive to Pashpa (3700m). Here we will meet our donkeys and arrieros who will carry the main luggage as far as the base camp, and collect it two days later. From Pashpa it is a gentle (12km) walk through the Ishinca valley to our base camp (4350m). The route passes through Quenual woods and impressive rock formations. On arrival at our camp, a hot meal is served and we rest for the evening.
Day 2 Base camp – Camp 1
Breakfast is eaten at 8am. The porters help us to prepare the equipment and as we set off, they carry the heaviest of equipment so that we can save our energy for the climb the following night. We should be hiking by 9am and should arrive at camp 1 by midday. The camp is at 5300m. We spend the afternoon checking the equipment and resting for the summit attempt. This night is spent on the glacier.
Day 3 Camp 1 – Summit – Camp 1 – Base Camp
We wake up at 2.30am, and set off at 3.00am after drinking hot tea. In the first section we will have to negotiate some crevasses. Half way through the route we will find a 50m face with an inclination of 60° - 65°. We then follow a ridge up to the final face, 60m at 60° - 65°. From the summit we enjoy a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains before beginning our descent. We return via the same route which involves two abseils of 60ms. We pick the remainder of our equipment up from camp 1 and return to base camp for our final night.
Day 4 Base Camp – Pashpa – Huaraz
The arrieros will arrive to collect the baggage at 8.00am. After a final breakfast together we pack up and begin the return journey to Pashpa where our vehicle will be waiting to drive us back to Huaraz. Expected arrival time is 3.00pm.
Does not include
- Lunch, dinner and snacks day 1
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks day 2
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks day 3
- Breakfast, lunch and snacks day 4
- Camping and climbing equipment
- First aid kit
- Private transport
- Entrance to the national park
- Accident insurance
Clients should carry a daypack which will contain
If you would like to modify this plan, please do not hesitate to contact me.
- Sun glasses
- Rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Packed lunch (provided)