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Climbing Nevado Quitaraju

Kitarahu 6 040 m.

After having climbed the south west channel of Alpamayo, many roped parties take the opportunity to climb this snow-capped mountain located just ahead.

The first ascent was in 1936, by the Austro-German expedition led by A. Awerzger, E. Schneider, through the Alpamayo ravine.

Summit: 6040 m
Route: Northwest Wall, Cotter Route
Duration: 5-6 days
Difficulty: D


Day 01: Huaraz - Cashapampa (2800 m) - Llamacoral (3750 m)
Duration: 3 hours (transport from Huaraz), 4 – 5 hours approx. (hike).

Day 02: Llamacoral - Base Camp (4250 m)
Duration: 5hrs approx.

Day 03: Base Camp - High Camp (5450 m)

Day 04: High Camp - Summit of Quitaraju (6040 m) – High Camp
Duration: 6 to 7 hours approx. (Optional: you can go down to base camp).

Day 05: High Camp - Base Camp
Duration: 4 to 5 hours approx.

Day 06: Base Camp - Cashapampa – Huaraz
Duration: 4 - 5 hours approx. (hike) 3 hours (transport to Huaraz)



  • 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 2024

  • Price according to the number of people.
  • Please contact us for more information.

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Day 1: Huaraz – Caraz - Cashapampa 2973 masl. - Llamacorral 3760 masl. Transfer from Huaraz in private transport to Cashapampa, from where the trek begins to the Llamacorral camp. Walk 5 to 6 hours approx.

Day 2: Llamacorral - Base camp of the snowy ALPAMAYO 4300 masl. This day on the route we can see the Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha lagoons and the snow-capped mountains of Santa Cruz, Caraz, Pumapampa, Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Pucahirca, Taulliraju, Artesonraju, Paria, Millishraju, among others the Walk 4 to 5 hours approx.

Day 3: Base camp 4300 - Camp I 5300 masl. Ascent to the moraine then to the Alpamayo glacier, we will ascend to camp I Hike 6 to 7 hours approx.

Day 4: Camp I - Quitaraju Summit 6040 masl. output approx. at 1:00 a.m. return camp I, 11:00 a.m. approx. Climbing 10 to 12 hours approx.

Day 5: Camp I - Base camp 4300 masl. Descent to Base Camp. Walk 5 to 6 hours approx.

Day 6: Base camp - Llamacorral 3760 masl. Descent through the Santa Cruz ravine, to the Llamacorral camp, walk 4 to 5 hours approx.

Day 7: Llamacorral. – Cashapampa - Huaraz. Descent through the Santa Cruz ravine to the town of Cashapampa. Hike 3 to 4 hours approx. Transfer by private transport to Huaraz.