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Mountain Climbing in Huaraz: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You


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Discover the sublime scenery and incredible climbing opportunities that await in Huaraz!

Sitting 285 kilometers north of Lima, Huaraz is a veritable playground for mountain climbers. Conveniently located near the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra, mountain climbing opportunities abound. 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 Huaraz. The mountains are calling!

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FAQs: Mountain Climbing in Huaraz

What should I know about Mountain Climbing Huaraz?

Sitting on the slopes of the Cordillera Negra, Huaraz is a popular starting point for many mountain climbing adventures.

Among the popular summits to reach in the Cordillera Negra are Quñuqranra (5,181 meters) and Kankawa (5,102 meters).

However, the city is also quite close to the Cordillera Blanca and serves as a great starting point for mountain climbing trips there as well. Huascarán (6,768 meters), Chopicalqui, (6,354 meters) and Alpamayo (5,947 meters) are among the most popular climbing options in this subrange.

Regardless of where you head in Huascaran National Park incredible views and even better climbing opportunities surely await.

Why should I choose Huaraz for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Stunning scenery

Sitting at the doorstep of Huascaran National Park, Huaraz is an incredible scenic spot in a magnificently beautiful country. As you head out on a mountain climbing adventure, take in stunning views of majestic mountains, large glaciers and alpine meadows. Getting up into the mountains will provide incredible views out over all of this scenery and make it so you never want to leave Peru.

Nevado Pisco

Rising to 5,752 meters above sea level, Nevado Pisco is a popular climbing destination from Huaraz. The mountain is not technically difficult, so it is the perfect climb for first-time mountaineers and also serves as a great acclimatization climb for those heading up even higher mountains in the range. Not to mention that the views from the top are superb.

Something for everyone

Huaraz is the perfect destination for mountain climbers of every skill level. With so many different climbing options it is inevitable that some would be perfect for beginners as well as advanced mountaineers. From Nevado Pisco to Alpamayo, there are plenty of peaks just waiting to be climbed by enthusiasts of every skill level and aptitude!

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Huaraz?

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 can I get to Huaraz?

Any trip to Huaraz 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 can fly to the local airport in Huaraz (ATA).

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What currency is accepted around Huaraz?

Sol (PEN)

When is the best time to travel to Huaraz for Mountain Climbing?

May to September

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Huaraz



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.



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



Excellent adventure. Octavia is a very skilled guide. The expedition was fabulous



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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