Mt. Quitaraju Expedition

Locations: Peru.
Difficulty: 6
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Trip Cost: $2,800.00 USD

Our Mt. Quitaraju Expedition takes us to the peak located south-eastward of Alpamayo.  These two mountains share a base camp, giving climbers an opportunity to climb both mountains from the same high camp.   Mt. Quitaraju gets far less attention than Alpamayo, making it a great climb where you will encounter very few climbers.   Our Mt. Quitaraju Expedition provides amazing views of Alpamayo, Artesonrajo, Huascaran, and Chopicalqui.

Mt. Quitaraju, stands over the ever more popular Alpamayo, but Quitaraju may be one of the crown jewels of the Santa Cruz Valley region of the Cordillera Blanca along with the Santa Cruz Grande.   Most days in the Peru dry season there may be 10-20 climbers on Alpamayo, but  Mt. Quitaraju can go for days without a single climbing group anywhere on the mountain despite being just as accessible as Alpamayo.

Mt. Quitaraju Expedition:  Included

  • Certified mountain guide
  • Cook
  • Meals during the expedition
  • Donkey and donkey driver
  • Private transfer for start and end the climb
  • Porter
  • Personal tent, kitchen tent with utensils, dining tent with table and chairs, toilet tent
  • Entrance fees to Huascaran National Park
  • Acclimatization day to Churup Lake 4,450 meters
  • Taxi from bus station to Hotel in Huaraz
  • Hotel in Huaraz

Mt. Quitaraju Expedition:  Not included

  • Personal climbing gear
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hotel in Lima if needed
  • Bus ticket from Lima/ Huaraz / Lima
  • Taxi from Lima Airport to bus station in Lima

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July 28, 2015