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Climbing Nevado Yanapaccha

Yanaphaqcha 5 460 m.

The snowy Yanapaccha means in Quechua: Yana = Black / Paccha = Waterfall, means a waterfall on a black hill. The first ascent was in 1954, by F. Ayres, A. Creswell, R. Irwin, D. Michael and L. Ortenburger

Yanapaccha is located in the Llanganuco Valley adjacent to Pisco; but it is much less known and less frequented by climbers.

Summit:5460 m
Route: normal route
Duration: 2 days
Difficulty: PD


Day 01: Huaraz – Llanganuco valley - KM 42 – Moraine camp (5000 m)
Duration: 3 ½ approx. (transport), 4 hours (hike)

Day 02: Moraine camp – Summit of Yanapaccha (5460 m) - Moraine camp (5000 m) – KM 42 - Huaraz
Duration: 5 to 6 hours approx., 3 ½ approx. (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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