Chopicalqui (6,354 m. / 20,856 ft.)

Grade of Climb: Hard
Climbing duration: 5 days / 4 Nights
Start Hiking point: Ancush Valley (4,200 m. / 13,779 ft.)
Max. Elevation: Summit Chopicalqui (6,354 m. / 20,856 ft.)
Best Period for Climbing: From Mid-June to Mid-August


Day 01: Huaraz (3,100 m. / 10, 170ft.) – Ancush Valley (4,200 m. / 13,779 ft.) – Base Camp of Chopicalqui (4,350 m. / 14,271 ft.)
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz, after driving for 2 hours aprox we will register in the National Parks Control, passing the Llanganuco lake Chinancocha and Orconcocha, where we will have Lunch, then in the early afternoon we will continue going up to the Ancush Valley between Huascarán and Chopicalqui, we will arrive to the Base Camp around 2pm. and stay overnight there.

Day 02: Base Camp (4,350 m. / 14,271 ft.) – Moraine Camp (4,700 m. / 15,419 ft.)
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will hike up to the Moraine Camp for about 4 hours, during this hike we will enjoy the splendid view in the north site like Pisco, Huandoys and Chacraraju peaks, lunch along the way, after arrive to the camp in the afternnon we will check our climbing equipments for the next day, dinner and stay overnight there.

Day 03: Moraine Camp (4,700m. / 15,419 ft.) – High Camp 1 of Chopicalqui (5,400 m. / 17,716 ft.)
Today, we will start at 4:00am to climb to the Camp 2, for about 5 hours approximately, in case there are other climbers, we will have to pass a little fast the part of the Channel, this part is avalanche zone, arriving to Camp 2 around 9:00am, overnight there.

Day 04: Camp 1 of Chopicalqui (5,500 m. / 18,044 ft.) – Summit Chopicalqui (6,354m. / 20,856 ft.) - Moraine Camp (4,700 m. / 15,419 ft.)
After the breakfast in the Camp 2 we will start climbing at 3:00am, along the this route we will enjoy the nice views ofThis day will be a little hard to climb, we will leave at 3:00am in the morning after breakfast, climbing for about 4 to 5 hours will get the summit (6534m.), then after enjoy the views for few minutes will come back to the Camp 1, where the cook will be waiting with hot water to drink, then we will continue go down to Moraine Camp for about 2 hours more, arriving around 4:00pm, Overnight Camping at (4700m.).

Day 05: Moraine Camp of Chopicalqui (4,700 m. / 15,419 ft.) – Base Camp (4,350 m. / 14,271 ft.) – Huaraz (3,100 m. / 10,170 ft.)
After the last breakfast in the Moraine Camp of Chopicalqui, we will descend to the Base Camp for about 1 hour half, continue go down to the highway called Curva de Chopicalqui, where our transfer will be waiting for us, from here to Yungay will take 2 hours, along this travel we will pass the Llanganuco lake and then we will arrive the of Huascaran National Park Control, where we will registering whit our passport, then we will continue go down to Yungay, after this we will continue traveling along the Callejon de Huaylas to Huaraz for about 1 hour more. Arriving to Huaraz around 17:00hours approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.