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Discover the mighty Andes Mountains and all their natural beauty and majesty!

Explore the various subranges from the Cordillera Huayhuash to the Cordillera Blanca. Ascend various 6,000 meter high peaks and enjoy the multi-day approaches to those that are most remote. Take in stunning scenery every step of the way. Compare and book a certified guide for your trip on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Peru. The mountains are calling!

Mountain Climbing in Peru

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Peru

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Peru?

Situated on the western coast of South America, Peru is home to the Andes Mountains and is an incredible mountain climbing destination.

At 6,768 meters in elevation, Huascaran is the country’s highest peak and an excellent challenge for intermediate and advanced moutnaineers However, there are plenty of other options outside of this peak. Many mountain climbers like to take a few days and climb several different peaks. Climbing Nevados Maparaju, Huapi and Ishinca is among the most popular of these multi-peak climbs.

Outside of the aforementioned areas, Cusco is another popular spot for mountain climbing expeditions. Pachatusan (4,842 meters), Salcantay (6,271 meters) and Sahuasiray (5,818 meters) are all popular climbing destinations.

Why should I choose Peru for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Peru is world-renowned for its beautiful scenery and rightfully so. Any mountain climbing experience yields incredible views of massive glacier-capped peaks, high plains, tropical rainforest and so much more. Heading up into the mountains is a great way to see this beautiful place from above and bask in the natural glory.

Something for everyone

The benefit of having so many mountains in Peru means there are climbs appropriate for all levels Beginners (with a high level of physical fitness) can make Nevado Pisco their first mountain climbing ascent. More experienced mountain climbers can climb the mighty Huascaran or various other peaks in the Andes.

**Machu Picchu **

Don’t leave Peru without heading to Cusco and seeing Machu Picchu. The former Inca citadel is a spectacular sight and no matter how many photos you seen, it’s way better in person. This UNESCO World Heritage site should be right up on your to-do list when you come here, so make some time to head over either before or after your mountain climbing trip.

What’s the weather like in Peru?

Due to its proximity to the equator, Peru has a dry and wet season. The dry season is the best time to climb because little rain falls and the days are mostly clear. Average daily temperatures at this time of year are around 20 ºC and decrease as you gain in altitude.

How to get to Peru

Any trip to Peru begins with a light into the international airport in Lima (LIM). Many guides will opt to meet you here before providing transport to the start of the trip. Otherwise, you will likely fly to the local airport in Huaraz (ATA) or another city before meeting the guide and heading to the start of the trip.

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Peru Currency

Sol (PEN)

Best time to visit Peru

May to September

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Peru



Percy is a great guide, climbing with him you fill very secure. Trip itself was organized perfectly, each day you can count on a lot of support and smile.



The tour on the Nev. Ausangate is a very nice but also quite challenging mountain tour. Alfredo is a very competent mountain guide. Gladly again.



Excellent service in every way. I was confident Octavio experience and I was thrilled with everything done during this expedition.



Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.



We had an amazing time with Percy during our trip to Vallunaraju! The hike itself was really beautiful and Percy was a very kind and helpful guide.

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