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* Max. altitude of acclimatization trek     : 4.450m
* Max. altitude of Ranrapalca : 6.162m (Summit).
* Max. altitude of Quitaraju : 6.036m (Summit).
* Difficulty : Difficult.
* Duration : 18 Days.
* Path to ascend Mount Ranrapalca : North-east ridge.
* Path to ascend Mount Quitaraju         : North Face.
* Recommended season : May to September.
* Location         : Cordillera Blanca - Peru
* Starting point of the expedition : Huaraz – Ancash - Peru

* Type of transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima

: VIP bus service.
* Places to visit    : Huascaran National Park.
Percentage of Success      : 100%
* Type  : Adventure, High mountain tourism
*Tº on the expedition. :  
 - Trekking : at day: + 13ºC to +23ºC
  : at night: - 6ºC to - 4ºC
 - Ascend : early morning: - 8ºC to - 10ºC

1st day.- Arrival to Lima.
Pick up at the airport “Jorge Chavez” in Lima and transportation to the reserved hotel in Lima.

2nd day.- Departure from Lima to Huaraz (by bus).
We will travel by bus from Lima to Huaraz, the capital of the district of Ancash (3100m). The transport provided by the company “Cruz del Sur” includes a “bus cama”, an overnight trip with reclined seats.
Departure time from Lima is at 09:30am and we will arrive in Huaraz at 5:30pm. Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the hotel in Huaraz is included.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the Mountain Guide will be informed about your arrival and will be waiting for you.

3rd day.- Acclimation trek to Lake Churup (4450m).
We will leave the city of Huaraz by private bus to Pitec (3850m).  First we will pass the colorful villages of Llupa (3650m) outside of Huaraz, where we will have a panoramic view of the southern part of the Cordillera Blanca. Arriving in Pitec we start the hike to the Lake Churup at 4450m. First we enter the valley of Churup, after some hours of walking we will reach the Lake Churup, where we will stay for one hour before we return to our hotel in Huaraz.
(Elevation change: +650m; Duration: 4-5 hours).
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mount Ranrapalca we will do after the trekking in the evening.

4th day.- Huaraz (3090 m) – Pashpa (3600 m) – Base camp Ishinca (4400 m) – Quebrada Yanarajupampa (4800 m).
We will leave Huaraz by private bus to the village of Pashpa, where we will be expected by the donkey driver and his donkeys, who will carry our personal, as well as camping equipment. Here the trekking starts towards our first campsite in the valley of Yanarajupampa. It will take us about 5-6 hours depending on the pace of trekking.
(Elevation Change: +800 m; length: approx. 4-5 hours approx.).

5th day.- Quebrada Yanarajupampa (4800 m) – Col Ranrapalca (5300 m).
This day we will enter Col Ranrapalca, which is located between the both mountains Ranrapalca and Ishinca. We will ascend on easy ramps, avoiding cracks until we will arrive at the Col, where we will stay the night.
(Elevation Change: +500 m; length: approx. 6-7 hours approx.).

6th day.- Co1 Ranrapalca (5300 m) – Summit of Ranrapalca (6162 m) – Col – Quebrada Yanarajupampa.
This day we will attacked very early (2-3 am) the Ranrapalca summit (6162 m).
The ascent to the mountain Ranrapalca will be on the route of the north-east ridge. We will go over cracks and rimayes, climb a sharp ridge which ends in the pure glacier. We will follow the route of ascension and reach the summit of Ranrapalca, where we will have a beautiful view of the Cordillera Blanca.  We can see the mountains Cayesh, San Juan, Maparaju, Tullparaju, Pucaranra, Huapi, Huantsan, Ishinca, Tocllaraju and Urus. After this we will return to Col Ranrapalca, From there our porters will carry our camping gear back to the next camp Yanarajupampa.
(Elevation Change: +862 m; length: approx. 10-12 hours approx.).

7th day.- Extra day in the case of bad weather.
This extra day could be used rest in case the clients are feeling tired or if there was bad weather during the day of the summit climb.

8th day.- Quebrada Yanarajupampa (4800 m)  – Base camp Ishica (4400 m) - Pashpa – Huaraz – Hotel.
Today after breakfast our donkey driver will be in charge of carrying our personal and camping equipment. First we will return to base camp Ishinca and than go further to the village of Pashpa, where we will be expected by the bus of the company "Enrique Expedition Tours", which will take us to Huaraz - Hotel.
(Elevation Change: - 400 m; length: approx. 4-5 hours approx.).

9th day.- Day of rest in Huaraz.  
The organization of personal material and logistical information for the ascent to Mount Quitaraju we will do after the trekking in the evening.

10th day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Cashapampa (2900m) – Llamacorral (3760m).
We will pick up our clients directly in their hotel in Huaraz and take a three hour private bus ride from Huaraz to Cashapampa (2900m), where the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we start the trek up the Santa Cruz valley until we reach the Llamacorral camp, where we will set up our camp.
(Elevation Change: +860m; length: approx. 4-5 hours).

11th day.- Llamacorral –  Jatuncocha Lake – Arhuaycocha Valley – Alpamayo base camp (4600m).
After a good breakfast we will leave the camp at Llamacorral and continue through the Valley of Santa Cruz. On the way we pass by the lagoons Icchicocha and Jatuncocha until we reach to the cross the Arhuaycocha Valley. From there we climb a zigzag rocky path until reaching the base camp of Alpamayo, where we will make our second camp.
(Elevation Change: +840m; duration: approx. 5-6 hours).

12th day.- Alpamayo Base Camp (4800m) – Moraine – Quitaraju Camp1 (5300m).
This day our porters will take care of the transportation of our technical and climbing, as well as  camping equipment and food. After the breakfast we will leave the campsite to start the ascent to the moraine. On the way we will get to very rocky places and trails accompanied by polished granite rocks. After overcoming this area we will get to enter the glacial by the easy ramps and skirting some cracks to reach under the well-known hill. There we will start to climb slowly up to the final slopes (60º - 65º) and surpass this col to descend a few meters and arrive at Camp1 of Quitaraju. (Camp 1-5300 m.s.n.m).
(Elevation Change: +700m; length: approx. 6 -7 hours).

13th day.- Quitaraju Camp1 (5300m) – Quitaraju Summit (6036m) – Base Camp.
We will start the ascent at 3:00 am to climb the N wall at night. From the Camp 1 we will slightly go down by an plain entrance of the glacier to a rocky hill in the middle of the wall. The route goes up to the right of a rocky hill on uniform slopes of 45-50° to reach the western edge, located 100m from the summit. After the summit we will return to base camp. This day our porters will be in charge to transport the equipment from Camp1 to the Alpamayo base camp (approx. 10 - 12 h).
(Elevation Change: +736m; length: approx. 10-12 hours).

14th day.- Extra day in the case of bad weather.
This extra day could be used rest in case the clients are feeling tired or if there was bad weather during the day of the summit climb.

15th day.- Alpamayo Base Camp (4800m) – Llamacorral (3760m).
Today our porters will carry our technical and personal equipment with their donkeys. We will leave our campsite to hike down to Santa Cruz valley and pass by the lakes Jatuncocha (3900m) and Icchicocha (3850m) to reach after 1 hour at Llamacorral camp.
(Elevation Change: - 840m; length: approx. 4-5 hours).

16th day.- Llamacorral (3760m) – Cashapampa (2900m).
This last day we descend along the narrow Santa Cruz valley, next to a clean river, surrounded by vegetation and impressive mountains. After about 4 hours trekking we will arrive in Cashapampa, where the bus of our company “Enrique Expedition Tours” will be waiting for us and   take us back to Huaraz.
(Elevation Change: -860 m; duration: approx. 3-4 hours prox.).

17th day.- Departure from Huaraz to Lima (Bus).
Transportation from the hotel to the bus terminal "Cruz del Sur" and depature from Huaraz.
The departure time will be determined by your schedule, in the morning or night.
Morning departure: 11:00 am.
Night departure: 10:30 pm.
Pick up at the bus terminal in Lima and transfer to the hotel booked by us.          

18th day.- Transfer from the hotel to the airport - Return to the country of origin.

*** End of the Expedition of the ascend in the Cordillera Blanca Peru ***

The price of the expedition includes:

- Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
- 2 night in hotel in Lima, including breakfast.
- Bus tickets Lima - Huaraz - Lima with the company "Móvil Tours" or "Cruz del Sur"
- Pick up and transfer from the bus terminal in Huaraz to the hotel
- 05 nights lodging in Huaraz, with breakfast.
- Specialized Trekking Guide
- Certificated Mountain Guide (UIAGM).
- Porters to transport the camping equipment.
- First-Aid Kit.
- Radio and mobile communication in places that have no coverage.
- Climbing equipment (rope, snow pickets, ice screws, etc.)
- Camping equipment (mountain tent, mattress).
- Cooking Equipment (dining tent, chairs and kitchenware) only at the base camp.
- Personal attention by "Enrique Expedition Tours"
- Donkeys and carrier to transport the camping equipment
- Donkeys to transport the personal equipment.
- Cook provides vegetarian options
- Food within this expedition (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
* The meals include omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, meat, rice (all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for the physical effort of trekking), hot drinks (including coca leaf tea, which is excellent for the altitude). Tea provided every day (tea, coffee, biscuits and popcorn).
- Land transportation Huaraz - Pitec - Huaraz (Lake Churup)
- Land Transportation Huaraz - Pashpa - Huaraz (Monta Ranrapalca)
- Land Transportation Huaraz - Cashapampa - Huaraz ( Mount Quitaraju)
You are responsible for:
- Food and drink in the city.
- Entrance to the Huascaran National Park ($ 46.=).
- Extra days of lodging caused of delayed arrival or departure.
- Personal clothing and trekking equipment (gorotex trousers, jacket, gloves, hats)
- Personal climbing equipment (harness, ice picks, crampon, helmet, gloves, sun glasses, etc).
- Sleeping Bag. (Preferably -20ºC).

Important customer information:
- Dear customers, we recommend making a reservation in advance, so that the price is more economical.
- The reservation is made with a deposit of 40% of the total price and 60% need to be paid upon your arrival to Huaraz (Office of Enrique Expedition Tours - Huaraz.).
- After our company, "Enrique Expedition Tours" confirms your reservation deposit we will be sending via e-mail a voucher of the reservation confirmation, where we explain all the details of the itinerary follow upon your arrival to Huaraz. The money of the reservation will be deposited in a bank account of our travel and tourism agency, that we can access if you request.
- Included in the expedition are the nights of accommodation in the hostel in Huaraz included. If you want to stay additional nights in the hostal it costs $ 15.- USD per person and day. The services offered by the hostal "Waullac Inn" you can see on the website:
- The transportation Lima - Huaraz-Lima will by the company
- Cruz del sur. Web:
- Movil Tours. Web:
in their bed service in the bus “bus cama” (VIP)

The services of the bus companies are:
• Bus with 2 floors.
• Second level / Reclinable bus seats
• Seat belts on all seats.
• Laser radar to detect objects on the road (up to 150m distance).
• Internal video cameras (control of corridors).
• Two bathrooms with chemical treatment
• Direct travel.
• Breakfast and/or lunch and/or dinner (depends on travel time).
• On board Service (Attention of Land Slides).
• Video on board with movies
• Music.
• Air conditioning and heating.
• Individual reading light.
• Bingo (prize is the return of the ticket).

* Also we have an air service at our flights Lima – Huaraz  - Lima
The name of the Company is "LC Peru" - HUARAZ
And the hours of the departure every day.
- Lima - Huaraz: Departure 8:15am. – Arrival 9: 05am.
- Huaraz - Lima: Departure 9:35am. – Arrival 10:25am.
- All passengers have to arrive for any route of flight an hour earlier at the airport for their respective checked luggage.
- LUGGAGE: Each passenger is entitled to 15 kilos of luggage (10 kilos for load and 5 kilos for carry on). If it exceeds this weight you are responsible to pay $1 per kilo (not including taxes).
- The fare per person is $144.00 USA (subject to availability) For this service, "LC Peru" - HUARAZ communicate with us.

Recommended mountain equipment for the expedition:

• Trekking boots.
• High mountain boots.
• Trekking socks (synthetic fibers: Colmax ...).
• Thermal socks.
• Leggings/ boot covers.
• Fine microfiber gloves.
• Wool of Fleece Gloves.
• Padded Mittens.
• Sun hat.
• Cap for the cold (fleece or other).
• Thermal and microfiber shirts.
• Finefiber sweater.
• Fleece.
• Quilted Anorak (down or fiber).
• Waterproof jacket (goretex or other).
• Trekking pants.
• Fleece pants.
• Waterproof pants (goretex or other).
• Waterproof layer.
• Altitude glasses (with side shields).
• Backpack of 70/80 l.
• Canteen.
• Headlamp (with spare bulbs and batteries).
• Sunscreen (lips and skin).
• Personal kit.
• Photographical equipment.
• Sleeping bag for altitude (down).
• Toilet bag and towel.
• Rubber sandals (for taking showers/ crossing rivers/ taking a bath).
• Sneakers.
• Bag with personal documents and money.
• Ice Axe.
• Automatic crampons (with antiboots).
• Harness.
• Jumar and descender.
If you do not have these materials we can get them in Huaraz:
• Ice Axe.
• Automatical crampons (with antiboots).
• Harness.
• Helmet.
• Jumar and descender.

Ascent route to Mount Ranrapalca (6,162 m) – Cordillera Blanca - Peru

Ascent route to Mount Quitaraju (6,036m) – Cordillera Blanca - Perú

Map of the Expedition of the Ascent of Mount RANRAPALCA Peru

Map of the Expedition of the Ascent of Mount QUITARAJU Peru


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