COPA (6188 m. - 20 302 ft.), "The Mountain Easiest 6000 m. in the Cordillera Blanca"

Escalada Nevado Copa Cordillera Blanca

The Copa is a solid which is formed as the glaciers of Hualcán 6125 m. and its West summit 6104 m., The Copa Mountain 6188 m. and North summit 6173 m., Ulta 5875, Paccharuri 5747 m., Paccha 5665 m., Atlante 5465 m.

The Copa Mountain is reputed to be the 6000 m. easier to ascend the Cordillera Blanca,

despite having enough cracks to cross and overcome, yet offers an impressive south face this with canals, edges defended by mixed stretches, certainly provides a good target for new openings.

Your name could come from the Copa with the rough similarity fedora worn by farmers in the area, others claim that derives from "qupapi" meaning mercury.

In 1932 these two peaks have been scaled in time during the same time that this peak was scaled by E. Hein and E. Schneider.

Vigen Maria Auxiliadora, Yungar.

The North summit 6173 m. the Copa Mountain, was promoted in the year 1932 by P. Borchers, E. Hein, H. Hoerlin, H. Kinzl, E. Schneider and several Ancash people, from the hacienda Copa,.Some of these carriers lost by haze first crossed the massif west to east. They had brought food to Hoerlin, which was on the north peak and the fall, lost their way reaching land above Pompey, but they were in the east and not as they believed, in the west. E. Hoerlin made measurements of cosmic rays at both summits and remained alone for weeks.

- South Ridge: For  Ortenburger and L. Ortemburger on June 30, 1964.


- East Side M. Angeles, D. Brown, C. Sellers, H. Kendall, H. Londont, P. Morales and O. Zuniga on July 3, 1960.

- Ramps Southwest: by A. Bell, H. Clark and D. Teegardin on December 27, 1971.

On September 26, 1932 E. Hien and E. Schneider reached the main Copa summit 6188 m., The ascent route was used for the North Copa, amounted SE direction, reached the edge of the top and continued south, in 1964 the ascent on the North Copa (6173 m.) variant of the routes above, you can join the two peaks, and today is the most widely used for climbed to Copa Mountain.

Face east and west edge of D. Anderson and J. Richardsone on July 11, 1962. Copa 6188 m.




Scheler Torres Agama

* Peruvian Official Tourism & Trekking Guide

* Graduated from the Center for High Mountain Studies - CEAM - House of Guides in Huaraz - Peru

* Member of the Regional Association of Official Tourism Guides - Ancash (ARGOT - Ancash)

* Member of the Association of Official Trekking Guides of Peru (AGOCP), official member of the Unión of International Mountain Leaders Associations (UIMLA).


Scheler Artizon Trek EIRL

Scheler Trekking & Expediciones Perú

Expeditions to the Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash

* Member of the Association of Travel Agencies and Tour Operators - Ancash (AAVOTA)

Laguna Legiacocha visto desde el Nevado Vicos Cordillera Blanca
Nevado Copa Visto desde Cordillera Blanca


Duration of the program:
04 - 05 days.
Type of circuit:
Climbing - adventure - scenic - landscape.


6188 m. (20,302 ft).



Carhuaz - Callejón de Huaylas - Cordillera Blanca.Laguna Legiacocha (West).
Copa - Cordillera Blanca



9° 16′ 11″ S

77° 28′ 53″ W

Approach path:

Huaraz - Marcara - Vicos - Legiacocha Lake.

First ascent:



On September 26, 1932 E. Hien and E. Schneider reached the main Copa Summit 6188 m.
Escalation path:
Normal Route W.
Minimum altitude:
Comunidad de Vicos 3100 m.
Maximum altitude:

Copa Summit 6188 m.

Degree of difficulty:
PD - Little Difficult - Climbing Moderate.
June to August.
Cold, dry and temperate.

Group size:


From 01 to more people in a group, more than 15 people, the group is divided.
Fixed departures:
Program code:



ITINERARY 04 days:

Day 1: Huaraz - Vicos 3100 m. - Legiacocha Lake Base Camp 4700 m. Travel by bus about 2 hours. Walk approximately 5 to 6 hours.

Leave from Huaraz, to the town of Vicos, here begins the trek, here is also meeting with the muleteer and donkeys that are responsible for carrying climbing equipment, camping and all meals, to the base camp.

Day 2: Legiacocha Lake Base Camp 4700 m. - Copa High Camp 5200 m. Walk approximately 6 to 7 hours.

Departure from base camp to High Camp or Camp I in 5200 m.  passing the Moraine, is recommended to wear a helmet  to protect some falling rocks along the way, on the moraine and the glacier is advances at 40 ° to 55 ° to the camp.

Day 3: Copa High Camp 5200 m. - Copa Summit 6188 m. - Base Camp 4700 m. Climbing approximately 9 to 12 hours.

Departure at 1.00 am, to the summit of the Nevado Copa in 6188 m. Sort many cracks to get to the top. Then return to the High Camp and later descent to Base Camp.


Día 4: Base Camp 4700 m. - Vicos - Huaraz. Travel by bus about 2 hours. Walk approximately 4 to 5 hours. Departure after breakfast, descent to the village of Vicos, return to Huaraz. Transfer to hotel, end of our services.



Extra day to be at rest or reserve in case of bad weather. It may be in Base Camp or High Camp.


Also this day could serve as optional ascent and acclimatization to Vicos Mountain in 5325 m. (Second day).

Fifth day descent from the Base Camp 4300 m. to the village of Vicos - Huaraz. Walk approximately 4-5 hours. Travel about 2 horas. Transfer   to Huaraz on private transport, transfer to hotel. End of our services.



The itinerary is a role model, however, situations such as natural disasters, climate change, landslides, political unrest, strikes, manifestations, changes in government regulations or other disadvantage of force majeure, this program can make changes.

The programs of tours, trekking and climbing are made according to our experience of work .

Minimum 3 people in the group. Are also private departures of 1-2 people.


The GUIDE is the key to success in a mountain.

We work with Official High Mountain Guides, bilingual (English / Spanish), our guides are qualified professionals, with extensive experience, responsibility, safety in the mountains and accredited (with canet) to work in the National Park Huascaran, Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash and other climbing routes.


Do not be fooled by false guides, require the card that identifies a
Tour, Trekking or Mountain Guide.

  • MAP




  • Briefing with the guide the day before the climb.
  • Qualified professional mountain guide, bilingual (English / Spanish).

  • Assistant guide more than 4 people.

  • High Mountain Porters. Base Camp - High Camp - Base Camp.

  • Cook.

  • Assistant cook more than 6 people.

  • Donkey drivers, donkeys (15 to 20 kilos per person, baggage and personal clothing).

  • More than 05 people emergency horse.

  • Transfer from Huaraz to different start and end points of the Climbing in private transport.

  • High mountain camping tent (03 squares are for the use of 02 people).

  • Mattress.

  • Toilet tent at base camp.

  • Kitchen tent, dining tent at base camp.

  • All Kitchen and dining equipment, plates, cups, utensils etc.

  • Tables, chairs, lamps in base camp.
  • All meals during the climb (vegetarian option). Breakfast, pick nicks, lunch and dinner.

  • Basic First aid kit.
  • Radio Communicator and cellular (coverage areas).

  • Permanent and personalized assistance from our Travel "Scheler Artizon Trek". Complete pre-departure, extension services or others themes.

  • Collective mountain equipment for climbing Copa mountain (ropes, stakes, screws, slings, tapes, etc.).




Clothing and equipment recommended


- 2 pairs of socks interior polypropylene.
- 2 pairs of thick socks cotton.
- 1 pair of hiking boots or shoes for the approximations.
- 1 pair of gaiters.

- 1 Pants interior fine synthetic.
- 1 coat pants.
- 1 Pants goretex or waterproof.
- 1 Pants long and comfortable for trekking.

- 2 sweatshirts synthetic interior
- 1 Polar fleece
- 1 Fleece jacket or similar
- 1 Rain jacket or goretex.
- 1 Down jacket

- Sunhat.
- Hat coat.
- Balaclava.
- Buff or scarf.
- 1 sunglasses 100% UV.
- 1 Ski goggles or blizzards.


- 2 pairs of gloves interior fine.
- 1 Pair of warm gloves in waterproof or goretex.


Expedition material
- Books, maps, Mp3 (optional).
- Camera, batteries.

- Binoculars (optional).
- Sunscreen (SPF 30-45).
- Sun lips (SPF 30-45).
- Insect repellent.
- Water bottle (at least 1 lt) with or without thermal liner. Camelbak (optional).
- Insulating mattress (neoprene or inflatable).
- Duct tape
- Toiletries bag.
- First aid kit for personal use.
- Headlamp with spare batteries.
- A 1 lt stainless steel thermos. with or without thermal cover (insulation) (optional).
- 1 Synthetic or down sleeping bag (- 15° C / - 20° C approximately).

Technical team
- Travel bag or backpack expedition for transportation of loads on donkeys or a backpack of at least 70 liters with pick holder and a place to fix the crampons. For the portaging of Base Camp to the High Camp I.
- A small and comfortable backpack of 40 lts.
- 1 Pair of double mountaineering boots (plastic outer) and temperature (- 20 ° C / - 25 ° C approximately).
- 1 Pair of crampons, according to the type of boot.
- 1 Pair of adjustable trekking poles (telescopic).
- 1 Pair of technical ice axes for technical mountain.
-  Harness, carabiners: safe and simple, 1 eight or atc rappel device, line, tape.
- 1 Climbing helmet.
- Stakes, bolts of ice, yumars, etc.
- At least 60 mts ropes.


Equipment rental:
Rental price in US$ (U.S. Dollars) per day:


Equipo Costo   Equipo Costo
- Personal tent (2 places)
5.00 us$
  - Down jacket
4.00 us$
- Personal tent (1 place)
4.00 us$
  - Crampons
3.50 us$
- Sleeping bag
4.00 us$
  - Plastic mountaineering boots
5.00 us$
- Simple mattress
2.00 us$
  - Harness
4.00 us$
- Inflatable mattress
4.00 us$
  - Glacier travel ice axes
3.00 us$
- Backpack (small 40 litres)
3.00 us$
  - Technical mountaineering ice axes (pair)
8.00 us$
- Backpack (large 70 litre)
5.00 us$
  - Climbing helmet
3.50 us$
- MSR Multifuel stove
4.00 us$
  - Gaiters or leggings
3.00 us$


  • Extra services not mentioned in the itinerary.

  • Entrance fees in the Huascaran National Park - Cordillera Blanca. (S/ 30.00 per person "US$ 10.00", valid for 01 day).
  • Entrance fees in the Huascaran National Park - Cordillera Blanca. (S/ 60.00 per person "US$ 20.00", valid for more 3 days).
  • Entrance fees in the Huascaran National Park - Cordillera Blanca. (S/ 150.00 per person "US$ 50.00", valid for 4 to 30 days).
  • Acclimatization hikes: Churup lake, lake 69, Llaca lake,  Ahuac lake, Wilcahuain - Monterey, Cordillera Negra - Wilcacocha lake, Uruscocha lake, Portachuelo - LlanganucoValley, Viewpoint Rataquenua - Pucaventana.
  • Extra nights of hotel in different cities during his stays.

  • Bus Tickets Lima - Huaraz - Lima, special service bus - bed, bus semi - bed via, recommended: OLTURSA, CRUZ DEL SUR or MOVIL TOURS
  • Air flights from your country round-trip.

  • Assistance service, pick up and transfers from the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, by our staff, consult.

  • Tax rate at the Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima: The TUUA is The Airport Tariff or Unified Airport Use Fee is related to the various services provided by LAP to passengers at the facilities of the Jorge Chávez International Airport, during the formalities of passenger dispatch, equipment, cargo and mail.
  • TUUA INTERNATIONAL ​US$30.43 ​S/.102.56​
    TUUA NATIONAL ​US$11.48 ​S/.38.69
  • The rate includes IGV.
    The National and International TUUA is included in the air tickets. Taxes are determined by the Peruvian government and are subject to change without prior notice. For more details about the TUUA, we would appreciate checking the following links: Rates and 2019 Access Charges, Frequently Asked Questions.
  • Drinks and food in the cities of Lima, Huaraz, or another city during your stay.

  • Taxi, laundry, telephone calls, etc.

  • Extra days for delayed departures or arrivals anticipated.
  • Additional expenses which may arise in various situations, contingencies, such as natural disasters, climate change, landslides of land, political unrest, strikes, demonstrations, changes in the regulations of the government, etc.

  • Additional expenses that arise in various situations like: Rescue and emergency insurance if necessary, Medical, travel, evacuation (We can manage it), repatriation, medications, medical exams and hospitalization expenses.
  • Rental of equipment for trekking or mountain.

  • Nor include the first breakfast, lunch and the last dinner on the routes of trekking and climbing.
  • Not include tips for the sttaf.

  • Minimum 3 people in the group.
  • Departures in deprived of 1-2 people.


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Rumbo al Campo I Copa



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