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Climbing tour MAPARAJU
3 days

Maparaju can be climbed without previous climbing experience. We will provide instruction and support. Some years, depending on amounts of snowfall. Maparaju is a rewarding climb for both experienced and beginner climbers, with long enjoyable slopes of good snow. Most of the way is not very steep and not technical. Some years there can be short, steep sections, or some hard ice which is difficult to negotiate for beginner climbers; we would help you with this. Previous experience on snow and ice is not necessary, and we will provide some basic instruction at Base Camp, as well as support during the climb itself. Nevertheless, you do need to be strong to undertake this climb.
Maparuja is one of the easier mountains and ideal for people who do not have much mountaineering experience, or to acclimatize. It is located in the valley of Quilcayhuanca and Cayesh.
From its summit you can enjoy a nice view of various mountains, such as the impressive Huantsan, Cayesh, Tumarinaraju, San Juan, Andavite, Ranrapalca and other Length: 3 days
Grade: Easy. Up to 8 -10 hours physical activity in the summit day.
Pre-climb Briefing: The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
Start: 7:00am Huaraz
Finish: 15:00 aprox. in Huaraz
Departs: April to October

Join a scheduled departure or book a private or custom trip with dates to suit you.

Tour details:


Walking up to the first camp Llamacorral
Day 01: Huaraz - Driving to Pitec - Quilcayhuanca trekking to the base camp (4100 m)
Duration: 1.5 hours (by car) 4 hours (hiking)
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will take a private bus to Pitec; we will leave from Huaraz to the east side, arriving to the Quilcayhuanca entrance at 10:00hours approximately, from here we will start hiking to Base Camp for about 3 hours half approximately, at 12:00m we will have a lunch, after that we will continue hiking up to Base Camp of Maparaju. Overnight camping at (4100m/13448ft).
Note: If you are a novice climber, we can organize some basic instruction in the afternoon.

Mount Alpamayo viewed from the Mirador Alpamayo
Day 02: Base camp - Nevado Maparaju summit (5326 m) - Base Camp
Duration: 9 to 10 hours, depending on fitness.
After the breakfast in the morning we will start climb at 3 am. After to climb 3 hours approximately. We will get the glacier where we put on our mountain equipments to start ice climbing. After two hours we will get the summit (5326m/17469ft) around at 8 am approximately. After to enjoy the splendid views of mountains we will go down to Base Camp. Overnight camping at (4100m/13448ft).

3st day, walking up to the highest pass Punta Union (4750 masl)
Day 03: Base Camp - Return to Huaraz
Duration: 4 hours (hiking), 1.5 hours (transport)
After the breakfast in the morning we will start to hike down along the Quilcayhuanca valley and the half way we will have lunch enjoying the nice places, then we will continue hiking down to entrance where our bus will be waiting for us to transfer to Huaraz, arriving to Huaraz around 15:00.

Trip Includes:

  • Mountain guide & cook
  • Donkeys & donkey drivers (amount depends on the group size)
  • All food during the expedition (good, healthy and varied food. Vegetarian option.)
  • Private transport to/from Trailstart/end.
  • All cooking equipment, social tent, bathroom tent, foldable chairs, ...
  • Sleeping tents, the quality depending on the necesity of the tour.
  • Thermarest inflatable mattresses.
  • Entrance fee National Park Huascaran
Not included:
  • Additional beverages or meals in villages
  • Breakfast on the 1st and dinner on the last day
  • Personal mountain equipment such as climbing shoes, rain/wind jacket, hat, sunglasses, gloves, etc.
  • Sleeping bag (but we can recommend some mountain shops for rent)
  • at Maparaju basecamp.

Prices: full private service
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