Ascent to Huascaran South Face in 6 days

Juventino is an experienced local IFMGA mountain guide who wants to help you conquer the highest peak of Perú: the Huascaran South Face. Join him and challenge yourself in this 6-day expedition!




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

12 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip

Not specified



    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!


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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    3000 USD

    Group of 2
    1450 USD

    Group of 3
    1450 USD

    Group of 4
    1350 USD

    Group of 5
    1350 USD

    Group of 6
    1200 USD

    Group of 7
    1200 USD

    Group of 8
    1100 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Luggage transfer during the trip
    • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    • Day 1Huaraz - 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 2Huascarán 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 3High 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 4High 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 5Extra day

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

    • Day 6Base 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/-).


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    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


    About the Guide


    IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

    He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

    To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

    He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.



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