Walking up to the first camp Llamacorral Day 01: Huaraz - Driving to Pitec - Quilcayhuanca trekking to the base camp (4100 m)
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).
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
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
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.