Climbing Nevado Artesonraju
Considered one of the most beautiful snow-capped mountain in the world, Artesonraju (6,025m/19,767ft) is one of the 50 peaks of the Cordillera Blanca in the central Andes, located in Huaraz, Áncash. Mainly known for its mountain sports practice opportunities.
Day 01: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral (3,760m/12,332ft)
After breakfast in the hotel, you will board our private bus, and drive along the Callejon de Huaylas, north of Huaraz. Passing by different districts including: Carhuas (2650m), Yungay (2500m), Caraz city (2250m). We will arrive at Cashapampa around 10am. There, the donkey driver will be waiting for us. Once all the camping equipment geared, we will start hiking up. After about 2h30, we will have lunch. We will continue hiking for 5 to 6h, all the way up to our first camp "Llamacorral", arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at 3760m
Day 02: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – Taullipampa (4,250m/13,940ft)
Today we will hike along the valley, passing by the turquoise lakes of Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. We will stop for lunch at the beautiful site of Quisuar. We will then reach the Alpamayo Base Camp, where we will have a break, and then head further to Taullipampa Base Camp. We will get there early and prepare our climbing gear for the next day. Overnight at 4250m.
Day 03: Taullipampa – Moraine Camp – Camp 1 Artesonraju (4,950m/16,236ft)
After breakfast, we will climb up for about 5-6 hours up to Camp 1 of Artesonraju. We will enjoy some hot drinks, pitch our tents, check our climbing gear for the next day, and have an early dinner to properly rest for the next day's early start. Overnight at 5200m.
Day 04: Camp 1 of Artesonraju – Summit Artesonraju (6,025m/19,762ft) – Taullipampa
We will have a very early breakfast, at 1am. We will start climbing up around 1:30am for about 6-7h to the Artesonraju summit (6025m/19762ft). Along the way up, we will find ice walls about 50 to 80°. After a hard climb to the summit, we will enjoy breathtaking views over the mountains like Piramide de Garcilaso, Caraz, Taulliraju, Pucajirca, Alpamayo, Quitaraju and many more. We will then safely come down rappelling with the help of our guide. We will walk back down and take a break at Camp 1, pick up our tents and continue our way back to Taullipampa Camp for about 4-5h. Overnight at 4200m.
Day 05: Taullipampa – Cashapampa – Huaraz
We will walk back down along the Santa Cruz valley, enjoying one more time the great views of the Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha lakes. Arriving at Cashapampa, where our driver will be waiting for us. We will have a last stop for lunch, and then drive back to Huaraz, arriving around 4-5pm.