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6-day ascent to Huascaran South Peak (6768m)

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Join Daniel, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, on this 6-day ascent to the Huascaran South Peak (6768 m) and conquer the giant of the Peruvian Andes!


Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

May - Aug




* Reach the top of the highest summit in Peru.

* Improve your mountaineering skills with the help of an expert local guide.

* Marvel at the incredible views of the stunning Andes.


I invite you to join me on this 6-day ascent to the Huascaran South Peak (6768m), all the way to the top of the highest summit in the Cordillera Blanca !

Standing at an altitude of 6,768m/ 22,205 feet, Huascaran is one of the most challenging ascents in South America. From May to August, adventurers and experienced climbers can follow me on this 6-day expedition where we’ll explore this magnificent mountain.

Our starting point will be from Huaraz, the capital city of the Ancash region. From there, we’ll start our expedition and reach the top of the highest mountain in Peru. In total, we’ll set 3 camps until we reach the summit of the Huascaran South Peak.

I recommend this program to advanced climbers only and bear in mind, that it’s essential to be in good physical condition. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

Interested in making  Huascaran South Peak your next destination for an unforgettable mountaineering adventure? Then don’t hesitate to contact me! 

Looking for more adventures in Peru? Then you can also join me on this 9-day Climb to Alpamayo (5947m) and Quitaraju (6036m).

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

Not included: transportation to the start of the trip, accommodation and meals in Huaraz, personal equipment, sleeping bag, personal insurance, tips and extra expenses.


Day 1: Huaraz - Musho - Huascaran Base Camp (4,200 m/13,776 ft)

We’ll drive from Huaraz to the Musho Village where we’ll meet our donkeys and our donkey’s drivers.

They will help us with our climbing equipment while ascending to our base camp.

Day 2: Base Camp - High Camp I (5,300 m)

We’ll ascend to the high camp which is located in the glacier.

Day 3: High Camp 1 - High Camp 2/Garganta (6,000 m/19,680 ft)

We’ll climb up on serious ice steeps until we reach Garganta, on the west side of the mountain.

This ascent will be the most challenging part of the day.

Overnight at High Camp 2.

Day 4: High Camp 2 - Huascaran South Summit atempt (6,768 m/ 22,119 ft) - High Camp 2

This will be the most important day of our expedition.

We’ll climb up on steep slopes just below the south summit. Once we reach the top, we’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca Mountains.

Then, we’ll descend back to High Camp 2.

Overnight at High Camp 2.

Day 5: High Camp 2 - High Camp 1 - Base Camp

After breakfast, we’ll pack our equipment and continue descending.

Overnight at Base Camp.

Day 6: Base Camp - Musho - Huaraz

Once we arrive back to Musho Village, our private transport will take us back to Huaraz.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Perú.

I was born in the Huaraz city, which is located between cordillera blanca & cordillera negra neighbor of huayhuash mountain range.

My passion for the mountain was born since I was a child, because I watched my father going to the mountain. When I was 13 years old I started going on treks with my father and clients, and as soon as I finished my high school I applied to the high school mountain center studies (CEAM) in 2001 and I graduated as an official mountain guide in 2005.

I have a wide guiding experience in trekking and climbing, organizing, trekking and climbing expeditions into cordillera Blanca & huayhuash in the Peruvian mountains.

I guided successfully in Mexico, Argentina where I climbed conquering the mount Aconcagua at (6959 m).

In Peru I have climbed the most beautiful mountain in the world mount "Alpamayo", and the Peruvian highest peak "mount Huascaran south peak". In 2005 I made a speed record climbing mounts "Alpamayo" & "Quitaraju" in 32 hours 16 minutes. I also opened some new routes to climbing in cordillera Blanca.

Aside from the AGMP / IFMGA certification, I also have the WFR certification.


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