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Alpamayo & Huascarán Climb - Perú Expedition


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Basic costs:
2.520,00 €
Full service:
4.950,00 €

Perú - 6,768 m (22,205 ft)

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Technical scale: Mountaineering skills required for our expeditions, alpine tours and demanding trekking.
1 - easy
2 - quite difficult
3 - difficult
4 - very difficult
5 - extreme
Mountaineering is the underlying ability to climb any mountain. On classic expeditions, many exposed areas are secured.

1 - easy / simple

"Easy" on expedition already includes mountaineering in alpine terrain or on glaciers up to grad ZS/AD "quite difficult" according to alpine scale. Exposed areas and crevasses are fixed if possible. Basic knowledge in handling ice axe / crampons and rope is required.

2 - quite difficult

Route with extensive passages in the grad ZS/AD: Safe handling with an ice ax, crampons and rope are required. Exposed places or crevasses are fixed if possible or walked in rope team.

3 - difficult

Persistent suspended passages must be managed. These will be insured if possible. Mountaineering on the alpine scale S/D "difficult" with exposed climbing passages (up to IV. UIAA degree). Good use of crampons and rope is required, as well as safe climbing in combined terrain.

4 - very demanding

Exposed and demanding route. The difficulties range up to the alpine scale SS/TD "very difficult" and are mostly insured. Dealing with fixed rope and climbing clamps, increased demands on climbing technique, physical conditions and experience are required, as are all the demands of "difficult" mountaineering.

5 - extreme

Very demanding mountaineering, even without the possibilities of protection. The terrain will rarely exceed the alpine difficulty SS/TD, but can reach the requirements of the alpine scale AS/ES "extremely difficult". Above-average ability and a lot of experience in alpine mountaineering are expected.
Danger Warning: For safety reasons, your personal skills and sufficient experience are required for each expedition and ascent (specific description under Information / Requirements).

Stamina - Endurance

A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).

1 - Active Tour
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
2 - Sportive Tour
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
3 - Demanding Trek / Expedition
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
4 - High Endurance - Expedition
To climb Everest (with oxygen-support) or some of the "easier" 8000m peaks you need a strong endurance. You should train specifically at least 4-5x per week.
5 - Very high Endurance - Expedition
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete. 

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Alpamayo & Huascarán Climb - Perú Expedition

Selected dates:

Basic costs:
2.520,00 €
Full service:
4.950,00 €

Airport of departure:

Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, München oder Wien.

Costs - Perú Expedition

Full-service participation includes your flight (most major hubs in Europe, USA - economy) and everything in Perú, so we have a good chance to reach the summits of Alpamayo and Huascaran, and with a little luck even more 6000m-peaks.

  • from 2 participants guaranteed with IVBV-mountain-guide
  • from 8 participants with SummitClimb-leader
  • max. 12 participants in the group

Other wishes?

We would be happy to put together an individual offer for your mountaineering trip or expedition in Perú. Please contact us:

Costs and Services - Alpamayo and Huascarán Expedition

Our Peru Expedition includes (for full-service membership):

  • SummitClimb leadership:
    - from 8 participants to max. 12 participants with an international guide
    - guaranteed from 2 participants with Peruvian guide, IVBV / AIMGA - certified

Travel to Peru - Start of expedition:

  • International flight from Europe or USA:
    - Economy Class from most major hubs (upgrade upon request)
    - Please request details for your location

Basic price (only these services):

  • Organization of expedition
  • All transfers from/to Lima as in the itinerary
  • Lima: 2x overnight stays in ***hotel (double, sharing) with breakfast
  • Huaraz: 5x overnight stays ***hotel (double, sharing) with breakfast
  • Santa Cruz Trekking, donkey support - personal luggage 20 kg
  • Group material and material transport to base camp
  • Lounge tent, cooking tent, and kitchen materials
  • Meals (breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner) at base camp
  • Hot and cold water, drinks (coffee, tea) at base camp
  • At base camp: 2-person tent (single tent on request)
  • Fees for the Huascarán National Park
  • Medical equipment - Emergency pharmacy
  • Satellite phone
  • UHF/VHF radio for each team

Full-service additionally includes:

  • Ascents with Peruvian IVBV/UIAGM mountain guide / international leader:
    - 1 guide per 2 members on Alpamayo
    - 1 guide per 3 members on Huascaran
  • High Camp: Alle necessary group equipment like tents (sharing), stoves, food
  • Group gear: Ropes, snowbars and ice screws for the ascent
  • Flights from/to EU or USA (Economy, most hubs)

Not included: 

  • Travel insurance
  • Dinner and lunch for hotel accommodation in Lima and Huaraz
  • Personal equipment, high camp porters
  • Snacks, alcoholic beverages, tips.

Itinerary - Alpamayo & Huascarán expedition

Day 1  Arrival in Peru
Today it should be your latest day of arrival in Peru, where we meet in Lima, the capital of Peru. Alternatively, you could meet our group on day 2-3 in Huaraz.
Day 2  Lima-Huaraz
After breakfast, we take a comfortable bus along the coast. The 4050 m high Concocha Pass leads to the wonderful valley of the Rio Santa to Huaraz (3050m). We spend the night in a comfortable family hotel, overnight stay/F.
Drive: approx. 8 hrs.
Day 3  Huaraz

Early in the morning, you wake up - weather permitting - with a fantastic view of the Cordillera Blanca. Acclimatization and the final preparations for the expedition at Huaraz (3050m)
Hotel, overnight stay/F (3000m).
Day 4  Santa Cruz Trek
Via Yungay and Caraz we drive through the Rio Santa valley accompanied by magnificent scenery. We start the trek in Cashapampa accompanied by donkeys, reach to the Llamacorral Camp (3800m).
Drive: approx. 3 hours, Trek: 9km, ascent 800m, approx. 4 hours.
Day 5 • Santa Cruz Trek
Passing the Laguna Jatuncocha, a beautiful mountain lake, we hike towards Taullipampa. This trail is known as part of the Santa Curs Trek. We set up the base camp in the flat valley between Alpamayo and Rinrijirca (4200m).
Trek: 10km, ascent: 600m, descent: 200Hm, approx. 6 hrs.
Day 6 • Alpamayo base camp
After comfortable trekking to the base camp, we can acclimatize today with a material transport to the moraine (approx. 5000m). Descent and recovery in base camp (4200m).
Day 7 • Alpamayo ascent
Ascent and construction of the high camp (5300m).
Day 8-10  Climb Alpamayo
This rest and reserve day is used for acclimatization, route exploration and can be used for the ascent if necessary. Optional the summit ascent to Quillaraju with difficulties up to 55° in firn and ice in ascent and descent. The ascent is probably only suitable for technically very safe participants without a fixed rope. Descent to Alpamayo base camp.
Day 11  Santa Cruz Trek - Huaraz
Early in the morning, we leave for the return march through the Santa Cruz valley. In the afternoon we drive to Huaraz for a well-deserved celebration dinner (and beer).
Day 12-13  Huaraz
Rest day/reserve at free disposal in Huaraz: colorful Indio market, shopping, etc.. Rest & Eat.
Day 14 • Drive to Huascarán
We drive to Mancos, not far from Huaraz, and ascend to the base camp (4250m).
Day 15  Huascarán ascent
The view from Huaraz is dominated by the mighty Huascarán. Worldwide the highest mountain in the tropical zone, we can now tackle this big mountain destination. Today we climb over moraines up to 5200m (1st camp).
Day 16 • Climb Huascarán
A challenging glacier with crevasses awaits us to climb to the pass between the north and south peaks. There we plan to set up Camp 2 (5850m), the starting camp for the summit ascent. The 90 meters higher south summit (6768m) was often better and safer to reach in the last years so that we might prefer it to the north summit. The mountain guides and expedition leader decides with the involvement of the group.
Day 17  Summit: Huascarán!
Depending on the conditions, the ascent to the north summit (6655 m.a.s.l.) or south summit (6768 m.a.s.l.) over the Gaganta, the neck between the two summits. The team climbs in alpine rope teams of he 3 to 5 rope partners over the glacier and ice ascent. Very strong mountaineers can climb both peaks if necessary. Depending on the remaining time, we spend the night again in camp 2 during the descent or continue descending.
Day 18  Huaraz
Trekking to Mancos, drive to Huaraz
Day 19  Enjoy Perú
Reserve day (near Huaraz). It remains a day that we can spend in the mountains of the Cordilleras. Cultural visit of the surrounding Inca ruins or small climbing tours on the surrounding rocks. At the request of the group we also travel to the Pacific and spend a relaxing beach day there.
Day 20  Enjoy Perú
Reserve day (Lima). Today we drive to Lima. Ideally we still have enough time to visit the Peruvian capital, since 1991 UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hotel ÜN/F.
Day 21  Bye Bye
The earliest day of departure from Lima.

Participation - Peru Expedition

For this Peru expedition, we only accept participants whose mountaineering resumes indicate that they are capable of reaching the summit of Alpamayo & Huascarán under normal conditions. 
Experience in independent mountaineering of medium-heavy alpine routes must be brought along. Height experience over 5000m is helpful and recommended. Team spirit is necessary in setting up the camps and the rope team on the mountain.
Technical requirements: Safe walking in ice up to 50 degrees (frontal jagged) and on a fixed rope. Knowledge of roping and rescue methods (crevasse rescue) on glaciers is required.
Physical requirements: Fitness for 10 hours summit ascent is essential.
Dangers: This expedition is associated with objective and subjective dangers. Even though we try to make the tour as safe as possible with our extensive experience, a high degree of personal responsibility and health risk awareness is necessary.
Your participation is at your own risk and responsibility.


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Basic package
2.520,00 €
Full service
4.950,00 €


Alpamayo & Huascarán Climb - Perú Expedition

31. Jul - 21. Aug 2022

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Costs for a single room in Lima (2 nights) and Huaraz (max. 5 nights).

Flight to Peru: business upgrade

The flight to Peru, South America, is long. Due to the time difference, you fly from Europe in one long day there and two days on the return flight. A pleasant business class flight is certainly nice there. The advertised costs of this upgrade refer to the foreseeable costs if booked in time (at least 3 months before departure). If there are additional costs, we will of course discuss these with you before the final flight booking.

Luxury accommodations (4/5*) in Lima and Huaraz, exclusive 4x4 transportation, exclusive service during the program, the newest tents.

Business or first-class flights and 1:1 guided tours can be organized on request.

Inca Trail

Trace the treasures of the Incas
+ 6 days - add on to your Perú expedition

We organize a cultural trip via Cuszcu with a walk along the world-famous "Inca Trail" to the legendary ruins of Machu Pichu. Trekking up to 4200m offers an optimal acclimatization for the expedition. 

Services - Inka Trail

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