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.
Route: Southwest Ridge, Hoerling Route
Duration: 4 days
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)
Price Climbing Chopicalqui 2024
From: USD 800.00, per person