Artesonraju; ....

General Information

Artesonraju is a beautiful pyramid-shaped mountain that can be recognized from the logo of the Paramount Pictures movie. It is a technical and difficult mountain to climb, with steep hard ice that can be mixed with deep unstable soft snow, and several serious ice fields and is only recommended for experienced and safe climbers. The two routes to climb Artesonraju are: - Through the Parón South Valley East Ridge 5 days - Via Santa Cruz del Valle del Norte East Ridge 6 days. Artesonraju conditions are often difficult and unstable. In general, each year the route on one of the sides proves to be dangerous with a high risk of avalanche and climbing, only the alternative route is attempted. The decision as to which is the safest route in conditions to climb often can not be made until a few weeks before or even days before the climb. When planning your trip you have to let more days pass in the event that the climb moves to the longest Northeast route for safety.

Maximum altitude: 6025 m. (Cumbre del Artesonraju).  
Difficulty: Difficult
Preferred time: May to Sep
Place: Cordillera Blanca
Average temperature: Between 13 ° C - 23 ° C during the day / night -05 ° C to -02 ° C.
In the upper part: -10 ° C


Include in Tour:

  1. 3 meals a day (breakfast, box lunch, dinner).
  2. Carp 4 seasons.
  3. Carpa cooks up to Artesonraju base camp.
  4. Tent bath until base camp Artesonraju.
  5. Certified Guide (English, Spanish).
  6. Certified chef.
  7. Kitchen utensils and complete dining room: Chair, table, kitchen, gas, dishes, tapas (Base Camp)
    First aid kit.
  8. Private transport.
  9. Porters for the transport of the logistics team (food, tents, etc.)
  10. Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
  11. Last day: Dinner and typical drink.

Not include in Tour:

  1. Entry Ticket to Huascarán National Park S /. 150.00 Nuevos Soles per person.
  2. Travel accidents and health insurance.
  3. Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  4. Do not include the first breakfast.
  5. Personal expenses
  6. Sleeping bag, heat lamp, snow goggles, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.
  7. Mountain Technical Team

We Recommend to Take:

  1. Mountain Technical Equipment (Helmet, Harness, Ice Axes, Plastic Boots, Crampons)
    Trekking footwear.
  2. Trekking socks (synthetic fibers).
  3. Sun hat.
  4. Hat for the cold.
  5. Feather.
  6. Trekking sticks
  7. Leggings.
  8. Sleeping bag (-30 °)
  9. Microfiber and thermal shirts.
  10. Trekking pants
  11. Sunglasses.
  12. Backpack 40 liters.
  13. Waterproof jacket.
  14. Waterproof pants.
  15. Waterproof clothing.
  16. Bottle.
  17. Front lantern (with batteries and spare bulbs).
  18. First aid kit Personal.
  19. Photographic material.
  20. Towel.
  21. Flips flops.



1 DAY - Huaraz (3100) – Cashapampa (2900) – Llamacorral (3750).


Departure from Huaraz to the town of Cashapampa (2900m). Our team loads on donkeys and hike from 4 to 5 hours to the Santa Cruz Valley to camp near the river at Llamacorral (3750m).

Transfer in Carriage: 02 Hours / Walk: 05 Hours


2 DAY - Llamacorral (3750) – Campo Base (4250).


A 5 hour hike through the valley always following the Santa Cruz route and making a short climb to the base camp of Artesonraju (4250m), which is located almost at the base of Artesonraju.

Duration of the Day: 05 Hours Approximately.


3 Day - Campo Base (4250) – Campo Morrena (5000).


The ascent begins through some bushes and trees to reach a top of the moray. Climb the top of the moraine (sometimes slippery and steep) for about 5 hours until you reach the moraine field (5000m).

Duration of the Day: 05 Hours Approximately.


4 Day - Campo Morrena (5000) – Campo Alto (5600).


A short climb through the rocks to reach the glacier. Around 4 hours climbing the glacier on slopes of 35 ° to 40 ° around cracked terrain and exposed ice bridges. There is a steeper short slope to climb just before reaching the high field.

Duration of the Day: 04 Hours Approximately.


5 Day - Campo Alto (5600) – Cumbre Artesonraju (6025) – Campo Morrena (5000) – Campo Base (4250)


Summit day. An early start, starting with the climbing of an ice wall up to 65 °, followed by a gentle slope that leads to the final ice wall around 70 ° 280m, a slope of 80 °. After the ice wall there is a false summit that involves overcoming exposed cracks to reach the true summit (6025m). Go down the same route to the base camp, either stop at Campo Morrena for the night. Around 12 to 14 hours.

Duration of the Day: 12 - 14 Hours Approximately.


6 Day - Campo Base (4250) – Cashapampa (2900) – Huaraz (3100).


Hike to Cashapampa 7 to 8 hours where our transport will take us back to Huaraz.

Hike: 08 Hours / Transfer in Cart: 03 Hours







6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS: $ 2.100 USD




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