The name “Chopicalqui” is derived from the Quechua language meaning "fits in the center", in reference to its location between the mountains of Huascaran and Contrahierbas. It is sometimes dubbed the easiest 6000m peak. This makes it very popular and it can get crowded at times.
Activity: Peak climbing
Duration: 5 days
Best time to go: May - September
Departure dates: By arrangement
Maximum Altitude: 6354m / 20 846ft.
Itinerary at glance
Day 1: Huaraz - Quebrada Demanda 4000m / 13 123ft – Base camp 4100m / 13 451ft.
Day 2: Base camp – Moraine camp 4900m / 16 076ft.
Day 3: Moraine camp – Camp I 5300m / 17 388ft.
Day 4: Camp I – Chopicalqui summit 6354m / 20 846ft - Moraine camp
Day 5: Moraine camp - Base camp - Huaraz
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