Explore-Share logo and link to home

Climb Huascaran (6,768m) in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, 6 days

Climb Huascaran (6,768m) in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, 6 days
IMG-20180815-WA0041
Climb Huascaran (6,768m) in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, 6 days
Climb Huascaran (6,768m) in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru, 6 days

Join one of our IFMGA certified guides for an unforgettable 6-day expedition that will take you to the summit of the highest mountain in Peru: Huascaran, in the Cordillera Blanca.

Private

Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

May - Aug

High

Advanced


Highlights

* Enjoy a 6-day adventure to the summit of Huascaran.

* Marvel at the beauty of the Cordillera Blanca from the highest summit in Peru.

* Spend your nights in different camps up the peak.

Description

The highest mountain in all of Peru, Huascaran (6,768m), is an incredible peak. And, for 6 days, we would like to guide you to the summit of this amazing mountain that is located in the Cordillera Blanca.

There is something unbelievable about climbing to the top of the highest peak in a country. It is almost magical to know that you are standing at the highest point in an entire nation. And, from that summit, even if for just a fleeting moment, it will feel as if you can see the entirety of the country. That is what you’ll get to experience from the top of Huascaran.

Our journey will begin in Huaraz. From there, we will make gradual progress up Huascaran, stopping in various camps along the way.

Due to the sheer enormity of the peak, the journey to its summit will not be easy. Along with being very physically demanding, proper acclimatization is paramount. Furthermore, while not a very technical climb, Huascaran does nonetheless offer some challenging aspects, including the crossing of large cracks and the risk of avalanche. As a result, participants on this trip, along with being in good physical condition, should have prior mountaineering experience.

Climbing Huascaran in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru is a journey you will never forget. To take the journey with us, all you have to do is send a request. We look forward to guiding you.

Are you looking for a shorter, easier climbing trip in Peru? Then join us on this 1-day adventure to the summit of Huarapasca.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Group porters

- Mules and horses

Price details

Included:

Certified Mountain Guide IFMGA / IVBV / UIAGM (english, spanish)

Certified chef during Huascaran expedition

Private transportation: Huaraz – Musho village

Private transportation: Musho village - Huaraz

Porters for the transfer of logistic equipment from base camp to high camp.

Mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, and crampons)

Donkey drivers and donkeys for the transfer of the logistic camping equipment (15 Kg per participant)

4 meals per day (breakfast, lunch, box lunch and dinner)

4 seasons tent with double occupancy

Tent kitchen, dining room and bathroom.

Kitchen sets and fully-equipped dining room

First aid kit and oxygen bottle

Permanent radio communication between the Andean Raju Expeditions team.

Satellite phone for emergencies

Boiled water to fill up your bottle every day (1 Lt.)

Warm water for your personal higiene

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the Expedition

Last day: lunch and farewell toast with regional food and typical Peruvian drinks.

Not included:

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park: S/. 150.00 nuevos soles

Personal porters

Mountain boots and technical ice axes

Personal tent (if you want a personal tent, the rent is S/. 30 soles per day)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz (3,100 m) - Musho Village (3,050 m) - Huascaran Base Camp (4,200 m)

Our expedition starts in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After pick up we will head north towards the Huaylas valley to the Mancos village and then continue to Musho village, where we will begin the approach to the mountain and where the donkey drivers and donkeys are waiting to assist us with the transfer of logistical equipment to the base camp.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Box lunch, lunch and dinner Transfer by car: 2 hours Estimated hiking time: 4 hours  Elevation: +1,100 m (3,100 masl to 4,200 masl)

Day 2: Huascaran Base Camp (4,200 m) - High Camp I (5,530 m)

On our second day of expedition, we will start hiking early in the morning, 7:00 am. After our breakfast and personal cleaning we will go to the High Camp I of Huascaran. The ascent will follow sections of rock plates, after overcoming this section we will arrive at the Huascaran Refuge to take a short break, if you like you may enter to buy a drink or just take pictures of inside. We will continue our ascent until we reach the glacier. At this point we will equip ourselves with: harness, hiking boots, helmet, crampons and an ice axe. The guides will be responsible for the roping to reach our camp safely.

After 2 hours we will arrive at the high camp I, our porters will set up camp. You will enjoy splendid views of the reflection of the sunset on the shield wall of the mountain, ideal for taking pictures of nature.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch and dinner. Estimated hiking/climbing time: 6 to 7 hours  Elevation: +1,330 m (4,200 masl to 5,530 masl)

Day 3: High Camp I (5,530 m) - High Camp II (6,000 m)

This day is important to get us closer to our objective. We will start the day at dawn for safety reasons, due to the delicate state of the mountain gully. The porters are responsible for the transfer of the camping equipment and the guides are in charge of the safety and roping of the team. A fundamental part of overcoming the canaleta is to remain alert to the guide’s indications. Physical condition is an important factor to cross the gully as quickly as possible for safety reasons because avalanches and seracs threaten this place. After overcoming the canaleta we will arrive at our altitude camp II which is located between 5,900m to 6,000m. The rest of the day will be for food and rest.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner Estimated climbing time: 3 to 4 hours. Elevation: +470 (5,530masl to 6,000masl)

Day 4: High Camp II (6,000 m) Huascaran Summit (6,768 m) High Camp II (6,000 m)

The long desired day has come: it’s summit day. We will start in the early hours of the day, after breakfast the guide will rope us up and will make an inspection of the team’s mountaineering equipment. We will climb through the gorge area of the mountain, then the guide will look for the best route to reach the summit. After approximately 8 hours, we will reach the summit. From this point you will enjoy Blanca mountain range in its maximum splendor, a 360º view of the most emblematic mountains of Peru: Huandoy, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Huantsan, Ranrapalca.

We will stay at the summit for some time to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will go down by the same route of ascension, we will arrive to our camp to eat and rest.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner. Estimated climbing time: 10 to 12 hours up and 3 hours down. Elevation: +768 m (6,000 masl to 6,768 masl)

Day 5: High Camp II (6,000 m) – Huascaran Base Camp (4,200 m)

This day will start at 4:00 am to safely overcome the gully to reach the glacier of Camp I, then we will reach the rocky area, we will disembark and descend to base camp.

Lodging: Mountain tents. Meals: Breakfast, box lunch, lunch and dinner. Estimated hiking/climbing time: 4 hours Elevation: -1,800 m (6,000 masl to 4,200 masl).

Day 6: Huascaran Base Camp (4,200 m) - Huaraz (3,100 m)

The long desired day has come: it’s summit day. After breakfast we will dismantle the camp for the descent.  The donkey driver and the donkeys will be ready to transport all the logistic equipment to Musho village. The transport will be waiting for us at this point to take us to Huaraz.

Meals: Breakfast. Estimated trekking time: 5 hours. Transportation by car: 3 hours back to Huaraz. Elevation: -1,100 m (4,200 masl to 3,100 masl)

 

About the guide

Guide profile image

Andean Raju

4.20

(7)

Tour Operator

We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.

Languages

English

Certificates

IFMGA

Request more information

What people are saying about Andean Raju

Joe

5.00

Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too

Edouard

5.00

An extraordinary expérience with Pablo and Alex, two fantastic guides (and now friends for life) from Huaras, Peru, who are at the same time extremely professional and incredebly flexible. We reached the summit on day 8 to benefit from a good weather window. My heurt is full of gratitude for the who le expérience and the magical encounters I was blessed with during that expedition. Probably amongst the very best memories in my entire life. Thank you si much, guys! And see you soon for new adventures 😛🔥❤️😊

Mariia

5.00

Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

Jaron

1.00

The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.

Mariia

5.00

Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.


You may also like

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.