ROCK CLIMBING
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  • Challenge yourself to do something new.
  • Climbing routes rated from beginner to advanced.
  • Variety of stunning environments to climb in.
GOOD TO KNOW
  • Best Season: July to August
  • All year: Yes
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,500m a.s.l.
  • Route Grades: Beginner to advanced
  • Group Type: Individual to small groups (3-4)

The rock climbing locations in the Callejon de Huaylas and the Cordilleras Blanca and Negra are varied with each providing its own set of challenges whilst being able to enjoy more Andean panoramas. At each of the areas there are a variety of climbing routes and grades with some ranging from beginner to advanced whilst others only cater for the intermediate and experienced rock climbers. Akilpo rock climbing guides are all internationally registered mountain climbing guides who will also ensure that you have the best and correct equipment for the site you are visiting.

Rock-climbing course
  • enjoy panoramic views over Huaraz, 10min from the centre
  • range of routes from beginner to advanced
  • learn to climb in courses with the professionals

A rock climbing site close to the city centre (10 min) with excellent views over Huaraz with the Cordillera Blanca as a backdrop. This site is ideally suited for a wide variety of abilities with bolted routes ranging from beginners with their guide/instructors to more advanced routes.

IMPORTANT NOTE

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Rock-climbing course

(times are approximate)

05:00AM  Pick-up from the hostel/hotel and departure from Huaraz heading north towards the city of Yungay from where we leave the main road to the Quebrada Llanganuco sector of the Huascarán National Park.

07:00AM  At the large, turquoise lagoon of Chinancocha (3,800m) we will stop for breakfast while there is also the chance for some early morning photos of this spectacular lake

08:50AM  After a total of 3 hours by vehicle from Huaraz, we reach the trailhead at Cebollapampa (3,900m), where our trek to Laguna 69 begins.

The trek is usually about 2-3 hours of ascent with several stops before reaching Laguna 69. The beautiful scenery is a 360° panorama including the vertical granite walls of Chacraraju (6,108m), the peaks of Nevado Pisco (one at 5,752m), Nevado Huascarán (6,768 m), Nevado Chopicalqui (6,345m) with the huge Nevado Yanapaccha (5,469m) along the trek. Return and descend via the same trail, about 2 hours, to Cebollapampa from where we return by private vehicle to Huaraz.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Acclimatisation

It’s imperative that at least a short acclimatisation walk/trek near Huaraz is done before embarking on this trek – for both your safety and your enjoyment.

Rock-climbing course

(times are approximate)

05:00AM  Pick-up from the hostel/hotel and departure from Huaraz heading north towards the city of Yungay from where we leave the main road to the Quebrada Llanganuco sector of the Huascarán National Park.

07:00AM  At the large, turquoise lagoon of Chinancocha (3,800m) we will stop for breakfast while there is also the chance for some early morning photos of this spectacular lake

08:50AM  After a total of 3 hours by vehicle from Huaraz, we reach the trailhead at Cebollapampa (3,900m), where our trek to Laguna 69 begins.

The trek is usually about 2-3 hours of ascent with several stops before reaching Laguna 69. The beautiful scenery is a 360° panorama including the vertical granite walls of Chacraraju (6,108m), the peaks of Nevado Pisco (one at 5,752m), Nevado Huascarán (6,768 m), Nevado Chopicalqui (6,345m) with the huge Nevado Yanapaccha (5,469m) along the trek. Return and descend via the same trail, about 2 hours, to Cebollapampa from where we return by private vehicle to Huaraz.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Acclimatisation

It’s imperative that at least a short acclimatisation walk/trek near Huaraz is done before embarking on this trek – for both your safety and your enjoyment.

Rock-climbing course

(times are approximate)

05:00AM  Pick-up from the hostel/hotel and departure from Huaraz heading north towards the city of Yungay from where we leave the main road to the Quebrada Llanganuco sector of the Huascarán National Park.

07:00AM  At the large, turquoise lagoon of Chinancocha (3,800m) we will stop for breakfast while there is also the chance for some early morning photos of this spectacular lake

08:50AM  After a total of 3 hours by vehicle from Huaraz, we reach the trailhead at Cebollapampa (3,900m), where our trek to Laguna 69 begins.

The trek is usually about 2-3 hours of ascent with several stops before reaching Laguna 69. The beautiful scenery is a 360° panorama including the vertical granite walls of Chacraraju (6,108m), the peaks of Nevado Pisco (one at 5,752m), Nevado Huascarán (6,768 m), Nevado Chopicalqui (6,345m) with the huge Nevado Yanapaccha (5,469m) along the trek. Return and descend via the same trail, about 2 hours, to Cebollapampa from where we return by private vehicle to Huaraz.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Acclimatisation

It’s imperative that at least a short acclimatisation walk/trek near Huaraz is done before embarking on this trek – for both your safety and your enjoyment.

A rock climbing site close to the city centre (10 min) with excellent views over Huaraz with the Cordillera Blanca as a backdrop. This site is ideally suited for a wide variety of abilities with bolted routes ranging from beginners with their guide/instructors to more advanced routes.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Acclimatisation

It’s imperative that at least a short acclimatisation walk/trek near Huaraz is done before embarking on this trek – for both your safety and your enjoyment.

RECOMMENDATIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION

Acclimatisation 

At least one acclimatisation day hike is recommended before embarking on this trek. Do not under-estimate the difficulty of this trek even though rated as moderate. If you have just arrived from another high altitude location, discuss with us the feasibility of doing it on your first full day.

Recommendations for Best Seasons

All year around. The best time is from mid-April to late September or early October.  April, May and June are the best months for lovers of flowers and green landscape. July through August are the best months for blue sky & also an excellent period for photographers (warm colours and clear blue skies are great!). From September to April you get a mixed sunny and pretty cloudy landscape.

Weather

The entire Cordillera Blanca has a semi-dry and semi-cold climate, with an average maximum temperature of 23.9° C (75.0° F) and a minimum of 1.1° C (33.98° F). The climate is very unpredictable, even in the dry season it can rain. During the days it can vary from hot to very frigid temperatures, included rain and strong winds or snow over 4800 meters above sea level. It usually starts getting cloudy more often in early September. October and November are the months when after 2-3pm you can count on afternoon showers.

IMPORTANT NOTE

Acclimatisation

It’s imperative that at least a short acclimatisation walk/trek near Huaraz is done before embarking on this trek – for both your safety and your enjoyment.

The Akilpo serviced 1-day trek of Laguna 69 is for groups with a maximum of 10 persons. Prices are on a sliding scale depending how many participants there.

Prices start from S/120.00 (Soles) per person for a group of 7-10 people. (approx: US$ 37.00, € 31.00)

  • 6 persons: S/133.00 (Soles) per person (approx: US$ 41.00, € 33.00)
  • 5 persons: S/150.00 (Soles) per person (approx. US$ 47.00, € 38.00)

(please consult with us about prices if your group has less than 5 people).

The price includes the following:

  • Trip briefing one day before the trek.
  • Entrance to Huascarán National Park – S/30.00 (soles) per person
  • Breakfast.
  • Private transport from your hostel/hotel to and from the trail head.
  • Akilpo selected professional and experienced guide.
  • First aid kit, supplementary oxygen, radio.

The following is not included in the price:

  • Lunch, snacks & drinks.
  • Personal equipments /accessories for the trip
  • Expenses of personal nature.
  • Accommodation in Huaraz.

 

NOTE: 

For the people looking for a cheaper option; large group (15-25 people) departures can be booked with Akilpo but these trips are organised and run by outside agencies for which Akilpo cannot take responsibility. These agencies do guarantee departures for Akilpo clients though and include 1x guide for the group.

Price: S/ 30.00 (soles) per person and does Not include the entrance to Huascarán National Park (S/30.00 soles per person) or breakfast.

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