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6-day Mountaineering course and Yanapaccha summit (5,460m) in Peru

Learn about mountaineering safety and get to the summit of Yanapaccha, in the Peruvian Andes, on this 6-day program led by one of the local certified guides from our team.


6 Days

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




* Follow an experienced guide on a mountaineering course about safety.

* Reach the summit of Yanapaccha and contemplate its incredible views.

* Improve your abilities and prepare for future ascents.


Take a mountaineering course in the Cordillera Blanca and reach the summit of Yanapaccha on this 6-day program in Peru.

Our objective on this course is to provide you with tools and knowledge about mountaineering risks and safety measures you can take to prepare for any issue that may occur while climbing. We’ll talk about avalanches, exposed terrain, rock falls, crevasses and how to face them. These skills are essential for any mountaineer and will give you confidence in your future climbs.

Apart from the course, on this trip, we’ll have the chance to put into practice what we have learned and get to the top of Yanapaccha. This peak is in the Huascaran National Park, in the Ancash Region, and has an altitude of 5,460 meters. During the climb, we’ll face glacier travel and ice slopes, which will represent a challenge for us. However, the dazzling views from the top will be totally worth the effort.

On the first day of the program, we’ll depart from Huaraz and drive for 2 hours to the start of our trek. From there, we’ll spend 2 more hours hiking until we reach the basecamp at 4,950 meters of height. On the following three days, we’ll practice climbing, belaying and crevasse rescue, among other topics. The fifth day of the program will be the summit day, when we’ll get to the top of Yanapaccha and return to the camp. Finally, on the last day, we’ll return to Huaraz and end the trip.

As for the level, this ascent is moderate and, as I mentioned, it includes some difficult sections. That’s why it’s important to have some prior mountaineering experience as well as a very good fitness level.

So, would you like to take part in this mountaineering course and ascent? Then follow me on this 6-day program and live an unforgettable experience in the Cordillera Blanca.

Looking for a shorter course in the Peruvian Andes? Then check out this 3-day program that I lead in Vallunaraju, near Huaraz.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Not included in the price: flights, personal insurance, personal items, sleeping bag, snacks and drinks.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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