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Ascent to Huascaran South Face in 6 days


One of our certified guides will help you conquer the highest peak of Perú: the Huascaran South Face. Join us in this 6-day expedition!

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Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug


Are you ready to climb the highest peak in Peru? The Nevado Huascaran, with its 6768 meters of height, is the biggest challenge in this country.

Today I bring you a great proposal. I would like to help you reach the Huascaran South Face in only 6 days! It is the main peak of the two summits that the mountain has. The other one is the North summit, with a total altitude of 6655 meters.

The Huascaran South Face is the dream of many climbers. In addition, the mountain offers multiple ascent routes and they are not technically difficult. However, its high altitude plus the usual risk of avalanches turn it a serious ascent.

Besides that, the weather and snow conditions change every year. That makes Huascaran a real challenge due to cracks and large avalanches that may fall during the winter season. Anyway, the ascent of Huascaran South Face is one of the highlights of the Andes. And if you do it with a qualified guide, there is nothing to fear.

There are many other easier programs near Huaraz, which include a less demanding summit. For example, I am also leading this 3-day ascent to the Nevado Maparaju. It is a perfect option as well!

And if you are decided to climb the Huascaran with me, please fill out the form and get in touch. I will be happy to lead you up there!


Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer to Musho (3000 m) - Trekking to Huascarán Base Camp (4250 m)

Transfer from Huaraz, through the Callejón de Huaylas, to Musho. Here we will load our luggage on the donkeys and start a 4-or-5-hour hike to the Huascarán Base Camp, where we’ll spend the first nigh (-/L/D).

Day 2: Huascarán Base Camp - High Camp I (5350 m)

Today we‘ll climb to High Camp 1 with the help of porters, who will carry our camping equipment and food. From this point we will see both the south and north peaks of Huascarán. Dinner and lodging in tents on the glacier (B/L/D). At this altitude, the temperature at night falls to -13°C.

Day 3: High Camp I - High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m)

This morning we will continue to the Camp 2 climbing over the steep section of the glacier with crevasses, avalanches in the chutes and an area of icefall. Our porters will accompany us to Camp 2 in La Garganta (“The Throat“) between the North Summit and the South Summit. We will sleep in tents on the glacier (B/L/D).

Day 4: High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m) - Ascend to Huascarán Summit (6768 m) - Trekking descent to Base Camp

Summit day! We begin our ascent very early this morning to the South Summit (6768 m). The trail takes us abruptly up, continues through many crevasses and avalanche zones until we will arrive at the flat summit ridge. From here you can see all the Cordillera Blanca. The unforgettable view from the summit makes us forget all our effort to get there! After enjoying the summit and taking some pictures, we must descend back to High Camp II. If everyone feels fine and weather is good, we can descend to the Base Camp. On the contrary, we will stay in High Camp II.

The ascent takes 6-7 hours, the descent to High Camp II around 3-4 hours and the descent from High Camp II to Base Camp other 3-4 hours (B/L/D).

Day 5: Extra day

We will reserve this day in case of bad weather or to rest in High Camp II (B/L/D).

Day 6: Base Camp - Trekking to Musho (3000 m) - Transfer to Huaraz

Our last day. Early in the morning the donkey drivers will load the luggage so we can descend to the village of Musho for 3-4 hours. Here our private transport will be waiting to take us to Huaraz, our final destination. Here we say goodbye to the local team and have dinner at my home (a special dish called Pachamanca). Lodging in the hotel in Huaraz (B/L/-).



More info

Not included in the price:

  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Personal expenses
  • Acclimatization Tour
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips

Meeting point


About the guide

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 this trip

Bad Hetterscheid


September, 2022

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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