Duration: 05 Days/04 Nights
Highest Point: 6025m.
Route: Climbing Nevado Artesonraju
Recommended Season: June - August
Difficulty: Difficult
Number of person per Guide: 1-2

Artesonraju Mountain with 6025 meters of altitude is also known as the Paramount Pictures mountain, it is one of the mountains most appreciated by many visitors due to its beauty and due to its pyramidal shape and is located in the Cordillera Blanca, within the area of the Huascaran National Park and next to two impressive mountains: the Parón and Caraz. To climb this mountain, you can access through the Santa Cruz Valley and the Parón Valley, for example to reach the top from this point, one has to climb at least 900 m of slope with an inclination of 45 to 55 ° and this makes it very popular and famous, because of them many tourists each year climb their beautiful ice wall.


Day 1: Huaraz – drive to Cashapampa – hike to Llamacorral
After the breakfast in the hotel we will aboard in our private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz city, we will drive across the different districts such as: Carhuas, Yungay and Caraz city (2400m.), from here we will continue our travel to get to the District of Cashapampa arriving around 10:00am , where the Donkey Driver will waiting for us to transport our Camping and climbing equipment , from here we will start hiking up, after walking 2 hours half we will have lunch, then we will continue hiking up, after 5 or 6 hours of walking we will get the first camp called Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at 3760m.

Day 2: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – Taullipampa
Today we will hike along the Santa Cruz valley, enjoying the beautiful and turquoise lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, l, then we will arrive to nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar, after that we will climb up to the Alpamayo view point and then to the campsite called Taullipampa, we will get here early and prepare and check our climbing gears for the next day, overnight at 4250m.

Day 3: Taullipampa – Moraine Camp – Camp 1 of Artesonraju
Today, after the breakfast in the Base Camp (Taullipampa) we will pack our climbing gears to go up to the Camp 1 of Artesonraju, we will climb up for about 5 – 6 hours with porters help, whose will carry our logistics and food, getting the Camp 1 we will have hot drinks and immediately we will check our climbing gears to be ready and start climb the next morning, we will have early dinner, overnight at 5200m.

Day 4: Camp 1 – climb up to the summit (6025m) – Taullipampa
Today our breakfast will be very early at 01:00hours, after 30 minutes of breakfast, we start climbing up around 01:30hours for about 6 to 7 hours climbing up to the summit over 6025m., along the way up we will find ice walls about 50 to 80 degrees, after hard climbing we will get to the summit, from here we will enjoy the wonderful views of several mountains around such as: Piramide de Garcilaso, Caraz, Taulliraju, Pucajirca, Alpamayo, Quitaraju and much more, after that we will start descend rappelling with the Guide help and when we arrive to the Camp 1 we will rest for some minutes and then we will set down our tents to come down to Taullipampa, it will take us about 4- 5 more hours, overnight at 4250m.

Day 5: Taullipampa – hike out Santa Cruz valley – back to Huaraz
Today we will come back walking down by the same way along the Santa Cruz valley enjoying the nice view of Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha Lakes, till Cashapampa, where our transport will be waiting for us and will have a last stop for lunch, after lunch we will aboard our private transfer to return Huaraz, in about 3 hours and half, we will arrive to Huaraz around 4 to 5:00pm.



  • All private tours, all private transport and the price system guarantees your departure and only with your team members.
  • Official bilingual guides with good manners and social behavior
  • Official mountain cooks (Our expeditions always go with guide & cook, amount depending on the amount of participants).
  • Good and varied food - best quality (vegetarian option).
  • Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca always with accredited guides, no exceptions.
  • Porters, donkeys and donkey drivers, amount depending on the amount of participants and nature of your expedition.
  • We respect working conditions and local tariffs of staff - no exploitation
  • Imported tents from Eureka, Mountain Hard ware, North face and Ferrino brand, 3 person tents for every 2 customers, 2 person tent for every single person.
  • All camping equipment and cooking/eating utensils.
  • Self inflating Matresses (Thermarest)
  • Clients carry day pack only, approx. 12 kg per client on the donkeys
  • Safety horses in case of emergency or fatigue (until 6 pax -> 1 horse, until 12 pax -> 2 horses, until 18 pax -> 3 horses …).
  • All entrance fees
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle


  • Not mentioned or additional beverages or meals in villages
  • Sleeping bag (rental US $ 7.00 per day + US $ 5.00 for obligatory laundry)
  • Breakfast on the 1st day (hotel) and dinner on the last day.
  • Tip for the staff
  • Travel accidents and health insurance
  • Return or abortion otherwise as planned itinerary: transport & possible accommodation costs (also for staff)
  • Personal mountain equipment.


Dear client,
We understand how important it is for our clients to have the right equipment on their trips. That’s why we provide you with this Climbing Equipment and Gear List, which gives you a detailed inventory of all the items you need during your excursion.
We recommend to always purchasing quality equipment: we realize that this may be expensive, but it can mean the difference between reaching a summit and not.
Some (technical) equipment can be provided by Unlimited Expedition (as indicated below); please let us know beforehand if you bring these items yourself or if you would like to use Unlimited Expedition gear.
Kindest regards,
Unlimited Expedition

- Outer socks, thick wool or polypropylene - 1 pair
- Inner socks, thin silk or polypropylene - 1 pair
- Plastic double mountaineering boots – 1 pair
- Gaiters – 1 pair

- Lightweight polypropylene - 1
- Fleece jacket - 1
- Breathable windproof outer jacket, such as Gore-Tex, with hood - 1

- Polypropylene or underpants - 1 pair
- Fleece pants (full length side zippers recommended) – 1 pair
- Breathable windproof pants such as Gore-Tex – 1 pair

- Mittens, thick fleece - 1 pair
- Gloves, polypropylene or capilene - 1 pair
- Gore-Tex wind shells for mittens- 1 pair

- Balaclava - 1
- Baseball cap - 1

- Down or polar guard sleeping bag comfortable to minus 10 Celsius - 1

- Backpack large (50+ liters) - 1

- Ice axe 70 cm
- Crampons, 12 points
- Ski poles
- Climbing harness
- Climbing helmet