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Fixed Departures 2024

Climbing Nevado Chopicalqui

Chawpikallki 6 345 m.

Although it is very close to Huascaran, Chopicalqui remains a great classic climb. In fact, it is one of the highest peaks in the Cordillera Blanca after Huascarán.

The first ascent of Chopicalqui was in 1932 by H. Hoerlin, E. Schneider, P. Borchers, E. Hein; the first expedition of the DAV (Deutscher Alpenverein) was carried out in the Cordillera Blanca, led by Philip Borchers (DE). they reached the summit of Chopicalqui, following the SW ridge.

Summit:6345 m
Route: Southwest Ridge, Hoerling Route
Duration: 4 days
Difficulty: AD


Day 1: Huaraz (3100m) - Llanganuco Valley - Campo Morena (4990m)
Duration: 3 hours (transport), 3 - 4 hours (hiking)

Day 2: Camp Morrena – High Camp (5350m.)
Duration: 4 - 5 hours.

Day 3: High camp (5350m) - Chopicalqui Summit (6354m) - Morena field.
Duration: 12 hours approx.

Day 4: Morena field (4350m) – Llanganuco Valley - Huaraz.
Duration: 5 hours of hiking, 3 hours (transportation)



  • Transportation from/to your hotel.
  • Certified Mountain Guide (IVBV/UIAGM/IFMGA)
  • Cook and Porters.
  • Donkeys and muleteers (the amount depends on the size of the group).
  • Complete food during the expedition (Good and varied food, vegetarian option).
  • Camping equipment: Good quality mountain tents (2 people per tent), mats, kitchen tent, tables, chairs, dishes and kitchen utensils, etc.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park (See Rates )
  • Sleeping bag. (It is possible to rent in Huaraz)
  • Personal climbing equipment.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.
  • Extra food or drinks in the towns.
  • Tips.


Price Climbing Chopicalqui 2024

  • 1 PAX: USD 1550
  • 2 PAX: USD 950, per person
  • 3 PAX: USD 870, per person
  • 4 PAX: USD 800, per person

From: USD 800.00, per person

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Day 1: Huaraz - Yungay - Quebrada Llanganuco - Curva de Ancush 4200 masl. - Chopicalqui Base Camp 4400 masl. Transfer in private transport from Huaraz to Yungay, and the curve of Ancush where we begin the trek to the base camp of Chopicalqui, Hike 4 to 5 hours approx.

Day 2: Chopicalqui Base Camp - Chopicalqui Moraine Camp 4900 masl. This day you will have to ascend the entire moraine. On the way you will have a view of the snowy Huascarán, Pisco, Huandoy, Chacraraju, Yanapaccha. 5 to 6 hours approx.

Day 3: Chopicalqui Moraine Field - Field I 5300 masl. This day there will be a walk through about 30 ° degrees of wall approx. Walk 5 to 6 hours approx.

Day 4: Campo I - Chopicalqui Summit 6345 masl. - Camp I This day is a hard walk to the summit. Views of the Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju, Yanapaccha, Artesonraju, Quitaraju, among others. Day 9 to 12 hours approx.

Day 5:High camp - Chopicalqui Base Camp 4400 masl. This day will be the descent to the base camp. Walk 6 to 7 hours approx.

Day 6: Chopicalqui Base Camp - Huaraz. Transfer by private transport to Huaraz. Hike 3 to 4 hours approx.