Climbing Artesonraju Mountain

Climbing Artesonraju Massif ( 6025 masl)

Duration: 07 days -06 nights
Start: Cashapampa
Finish: Cashapampa

Maximal elevation: 6025 masl
Highest Camp Site:5000 masl

Season recommended: May to August
Difficulty:Hard (=AD+)


The Artesonraju must be one of the most beautiful hills of the world and in special of the Mountain range of the Andes. This magnificent ice pyramid is located in the White Mountain range of Peru, between the gorges of Santa Cruz by the north and the one of Parón by the south. By the north, its spectacular form remembers to the characteristic “Paramount peak” of the “Paramount Pictures”.



Day 01: Huaraz – Paron Lake – Artesonraju Base Camp

This first time after the breakfast in the hotel the guide and the other personal will be go to pick up for you to the hotel, to start drive at 7:00am Approximately to the north side from Huaraz. Passing for the different province; Carhuas, Yungay, and Caraz. From Caraz we will go up to Paron Lake at (4140m/13579ft), 3 hours drive to the Lake, after that we will hike to the Base Camp for about 1 hour half, overnight camping aver (4200m/13776ft).

Day 02: Base Camp – Moraine Camp – Camp 1

After the breakfast in the Base Camp around 09:00hours we will start climb up to the Moraine camp for about 3 hours, where we will have lunch enjoying the nice view of different peaks like PIRAMIDE DEL GARCILAZO, Pisco, Huandoys, etc; after that we will continue to climb to the Camp 1 of Artesonraju for about 2 hours more, arriving to the camp arond 15:00hours, overnight camping over the glacier at (5000m/16400ft).

Day 03:Camp 1–climb up to the summit (6025m/19762ft)–Moraine Camp

This day will be a hard day, we will wake up very early around 01:00hours to have breakfast and then start climb up to the summit, we will climb 900 meters wall, after arrive to the summit you will enjoy the splendid views around, after that we will go down using the rappel; after arrive to the Camp 1 we will rest for 1 hour and then continue down to the Moraine Camp for about 1 hours more, overnight camp over the Moraine at (4850m/15908ft).

Day 04: Moraine Camp – Paron Lake – Back to Huaraz

This day after the breakfast in the Moraine Camp we will start go down to Paron Lake for about for about 2 – 3 hours where our transport will be waiting for us to transport to Huaraz, arriving to Huaraz around 17:00hours, transfer to your hotel.



Lima transfers all land transport involved in the itinerary, hotel accommodation in Huaraz on a Bed and Breakfast basis. Once on trek, a full service, including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment) is included in the trek price.
•Four scheduled hotel nights
•Food while on the mountain
•Park Fees
•Group climbing and cooking gear
•Scheduled restaurant meals
•Pack animals and porters for group gear
•Ground transportation from Lima and return and while in the mountains


Travel insurance, meals other than breakfasts when staying in hotels in Lima and Huaraz, sleeping bags, personal trekking gear. Tips for trek staff, Lima Airport departure tax, miscellaneous personal expenses – beer, tips, souvenirs etc…

• Airfare
• Personal equipment
• Tips.
• Alcoholic beverages
• Unscheduled hotel nights and restaurant meals
• Trip and medical/evacuation insurance
• Items of a personal nature; phone calls, laundry, room service and so forth


•Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing (e.g. Mammut Alpine Light, Black Diamond Alpine Bod w/gear loops)
•2 Locking carabiners Large, pear-shaped carabiner is best. screw gate type, no Autolocking (e.g. Kong HMS, Petzl Attache or William)
•3 Regular carabiners (e.g. Mammut Standard Wiregate or BD Hot Wire are recommended)
•Belay device (e.g. Black Diamond ATC)
•Ice axe w/leash Lightweight (e.g. Grivel Air Tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Charlet Moser Snowalker) Under 5’7” use 60cm, 5’7”- 6’2” use 65cm, over 6’2” use 70cm
•Plastic mountaineering boots (e.g. Koflach Arctis Expedition or Scarpa Inverno) Make sure the boots have a new stock liner or an alveolite liner
•1 Pair gaiters or super-gaiters Super gaiters will provide more warmth and are recommended. The Savage gaiter by Climb High is a good choice.
•Crampons, anti-ball plate, and repair kit Must be fit to plastic boots prior to trip, new-matic type recommended, include a mandatory simple repair kit (e.g. Grivel G12 [new matic or classic], Black Diamond Contact Strap, or Charlet Moser VASAK Flexlock)
•Climbing helmet Adjustable, should fit with hat on
•Perlon cord 30 feet of 6-millimeter perlon cord for prussik material; do not cut prior to trip!
•Adjustable trekking pole


•Polypropylene T-shirt

•2 Long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days

•Sports bras Two, synthetic, no cotton!

•Soft Shell (e.g. Mammut New Age, Marmot Dri-Clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephur or Krushell Jacket, R2 pullover acceptable)

•Hard shell jacket with hood Waterproof and breathable. Gore-Tex or equivalent is best, roomy enough to fit over multiple layers. (e.g. Mammut Motion XCR or equivalent)

•Expedition down parka w/hood This is probably your most important piece of clothing! It is important that your jacket have an insulated hood.

•2 Pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene

•1 Pair medium weight fleece gloves (Windstopper preferred)

•1 Pair warm gloves fleece or wool

•Shell gloves or mitts Gore-Tex, with textured rubber palms and taped seams. Nylon shells will not keep your hands dry (Check out OR)

•Warm hat Wool or synthetic


•Shade hat or baseball cap

•Neck warmer (Optional)

Your head needs to be completely covered during cold conditions. Any area of skin exposed on a cold, windy day is at risk of cold injury. Wind Stopper hats or balaclavas are a great choice.