Chopicalqui is the third peak of the Huascarán Massif, also located in the Cordillera Blanca, between the two peaks of Huascarán and Contrahierbas. Following with an elevation of 6,345 meters; it is the fifth highest mountain in the Ancash region, and the fourth highest in the Cordillera Blanca. It is a demanding mountain with some technical climbing and this requires previous climbing experience.
Chopicalqui is appropriate for people with significant experience and alpine skills – managing rope and crampons on snow and ice walls and with good safety technique. In some years there can be steep sections of ice climbing that require the use of two ice axes and previous experience in their use is recommended.
- Trek and climb in the world famous Cordillera Blanca
- Hone your climbing skills on Mt. Pisco
- Advance to climb and summit Mt. Chopicalqui with stunning views of the Huascarán Massif
- Enjoy views of Huascaran, Huandoys, Contrahierba, Pisco, Chacraraju
Best season: May to August
Distance: 32 Km.
Altitude: 3900 – 6340 meters above sea level.
Rating: Moderate – Difficult.
Location: Cordillera Blanca.
Average temperature: Between 13° C – 22° C during the day/ at night 0°C to – 12°C.
7 Days: Trek and climb to Chopicalqui; this is an ideal route for climbers with some experience who are looking to improve their mountain climbing skills.