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Mountain Climbing in the Cordillera Blanca

Mountaineering finds an unparalleled scenario in the Peruvian Andes

Cordillera Blanca is part of the Andes mountains and is located in the Ancash department, northern Peru. It is about 200-km long, and has more than 15 peaks over 6000 meters with Huascarán (6757 m) as the highest one. The large variety of mountains and routes of different difficulty, make it an must-see destination for mountaineers. Among the most important summits -besides Huascaran- you can ascend Chopicalqui, Pisco, Alpamayo, Tocllaraju and Artesonraju. Find here below the best offer of guided mountain climbing trips in Cordillera Blanca.

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Cordillera Blanca

If you enjoy hiking among turquoise-water lakes, Cordillera Blanca is the perfect spot. Some of the most amazing are the Llanganuco Lagoons (accessible from Yungay) and the Parón Lagoon located north of the Huandoy peak. Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha lakes, near the Alpamayo, are also beautiful and accessible only on foot or by horse from Caraz.


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How to get there

From Lima you can get there by plane using the local airline with daily flights to Huaraz. Another option is by bus, with an 8-hour ride along a good paved road

Best time to visit

Southern hemisphere's winter is the best season to visit the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. During June, July and August the weather is more stable and the summits are in the best conditions

More info about Mountain Climbing in Cordillera Blanca:

The Cordillera Blanca is considered “the Peruvian capital of mountaineering”. It is located on the eastern side of the Santa River Valley, in Callejón de Huaylas. It has the greatest amount of snow-capped peaks, among which Huascarán (6768 m), Huandoy and its three summits over 6000 meters, Chopicalqui (6354 m), Chacraraju (6 112 m), Alpamayo (5947 m) and Copa (6118 m) stand out. The glacial peaks offer good challenges to the most experienced climbers, but there are also easier itineraries that demand few hours and gentle routes

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