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3 Days
Availability : Apr 15’ - Aug 30’
Yanapaccha Mountain (5.460 masl)
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 6
Tour Details

Yanapaccha snowy mountanin is located inside Huascaran National Park in the Cordillera Blanca, the approach point to this mountain is 3 hours north of Huaraz town, it is strategically nestled between colossal mountains of more than 6 thousand meters of the famous Cordillera Blanca as Chopicalqui and Chacraraju peaks, and from its summit there is a spectacular 360° panoramic view of the surrounding peaks.

The climb to Yanapaccha peak offers beautiful views and sightings of local animals at the base camp next to the mountain’s lake.

The climb will take the climber through crevasses, ice slopes and small technical steps. With such a fabulous landscape at its summit, very similar to the summit of Nevado Pisco, Yanapaccha is a very popular mountain in this area because of the great visual domain of the great mountains, with a moderate technical difficulty that offers more excitement and greater challenge for those who like to grow in initial technical climbing skills on ice and with a summit in the style of a balcony of the Cordillera.

Departure & Return Location

Huaraz (Google Map)

Departure Time

6:00 am (Pick up at your hotel)

Price Includes

  • Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM (english, spanish)
  • Certified chef during Yanapaccha expedition
  • Private transportation: Huaraz – Road 106, km 42
  • Private transportation: Road 106, km 42- Huaraz
  • Porters for the transfer of logistic equipment to moraine camp.
  • Mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, and crampons)
  • Donkey drivers and donkeys for the transfer of the logistic camping equipment (15 Kg per participant)
  • 4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch and dinner)
  • 4 seasons tent with double occupancy
  • Tent kitchen, dining room and bathroom.
  • Kitchen sets and fully-equipped dining room
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Permanent radio communication between the Andean Raju Expeditions team.
  • Satellite phone for emergencies
  • Boiled water to fill up your bottle every day (1 Lt.)
  • Warm water for your personal higiene
  • Tips to get to Huaraz
  • Advice before the Expedition
  • Last day: lunch and farewell toast with regional food and typical Peruvian drinks.

Price Excludes

  • Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin
  • Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima
  • Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 60.00 nuevos soles
  • Personal porters
  • Mountain boots and technical ice axes
  • Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)
  • Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition
  • International Medical Insurance
  • Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)
  • Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance
  • Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition
  • First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included
  • Sleeping bag -25° / -30º
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel during your stay in Huaraz
  • Tips for guide / staff
Physical Training

Participants must be in excellent physical condition to join this climb. Andean Raju Expeditions recommends previous and constant preparation as a crucial factor to take on this challenge, then, the physical stress caused by the days of climbing will be minimized.

We strongly advise all participants to have an adequate training plan in gyms, outdoor sports, climbing peaks, bearing weight and long day hikes.

If you would like our advice, we can provide you a training plan after evaluation of your experience in hiking and sporting activity.

Climbing Knowledge

You must have knowledge of glacier progression, you must have a knowledge of mountain rescue, safety and equipment management. These skills allow you to optimize your safety and generate a collaborative work with our guides during the climb.


Participants should have experience in altitude the last week prior to the begin the climb Yanapaccha, which ensures adequate acclimatization and conditioning of the body to the altitude. It is recommended to stay above 4,000 masl before starting the climb.

We suggest an acclimatization program before your expedition, it can be mountains of the Cordillera Blanca with a minimum of 3 days of anticipation. We recommend acclimatization at Churup lake or previous climbing in Huarapasca peak.


Day 1Huaraz (3.100 m) - Yungay / Road 106, km 42 (4.600 m) - Yanapaccha Moraine Camp (4.900 m)

Our expedition starts in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After pick up we will head north through the Huaylas valley to Yungay, from here we will turn east towards the Quebrada Llanganuco. On the way we will stop for 30 minutes for breakfast. We will continue our journey and after about 10 minutes we will make another stop to register at the Huascaran National Park entrance control. After another 20 minutes we will go around the beautiful lakes of Llanganuco (Chinancocha and Orconcocha). Finally the transport will arrive at Km 42, the starting point of our hike to the Yanapaccha moraine camp. Our porters are those responsible for the transfer of the logistic equipment to the campsite. The first 40 minutes passes through a plain of rock surrounded by andean vegetation, we will hike a small uphill until we reach the moraine area. Along the path we will see the views of the imposing Chacraraju and Huandoy peaks. Yanapaccha base camp offers fantastic landscapes of the peaks: Chacraraju, Huandoy and Pisco.

Lodging: Mountain tents.
Meals: Box lunch, lunch and dinner
Transfer by car: 3 hours
Estimated trekking time: 2 to 3 hours 
Elevation: +1800 (3100 masl to 4900 masl)

Day 2Ice climbing course

This day we will learn ice climbing, rappelling and safety tips for climbing the mountain.

Lodging: Mountain tents.
Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner.

Day 3Yanapaccha Moraine Camp (4.900 m) - Yanapaccha Summit (5.460 m) – Moraine Camp - Road 106 km 42 - Huaraz

The long desired day has come: it’s summit day. The approach to the glacier is about 20 minutes, at this point we will equip ourselves, our guide will make an inspection of everything necessary for the climb and finally we will rope up to continue climbing. We will approach the base of the wall overcoming crevasses and short climbing sections (55°). After climbing for 7 hours the wall 200m (60° – 65°) we will reach the summit to enjoy an impressive panoramic view, we will see the core of the Cordillera Blanca, the most emblematic mountains of Peru: Huandoys, Chacraraju, Huascaran South and North, Chopicalqui, Alpamayo, Hualcan, Pisco, Taulliraju and more.

We will stay at the summit to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will make the rappels of down by the same route of climb, we will arrive to our campsite

Lodging: Mountain tents.
Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner.
Estimated time: 8 to 10 hours approximately.
Elevation: +560 (4900 masl to 5460 masl)



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