trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
15 people
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


Welcome to a very interesting climbing program in the Nevado Maparaju. A mountain that involves a gentle ascent and the best panoramic views. 

The Maparaju is one of the easiest mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. It is an ideal plan for people who do not have much experience in mountaineering. It also works perfectly as an acclimatization before a bigger challenge in the region.

Located in the Quilcayhuanca valley, from the Maparaju summit you will a great view of many mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. Some of them are the Tumarinaraju, Huantsan, San Juan, Cayesh, Ranrapalca and Andavite.

The Cordillera Blanca and the Nevado Maparaju are a very popular destination for mountain climbers from all around the world. In this Andean region you will find around 200 summits over 5000 meters of altitude.

This 3-day ascent I am proposing today starts in the city of Huaraz from where a transfer will take us to our trailhead in Quilcayhuanca. In the second day we’ll reach the Maparaju summit (5326 m) and in the last day we’ll return to Huaraz.

The best period of the year to come is from April till November. The maximum group size is 15 participants. I don’t have an open group yet, so I can open a new one for you and your friends.

And if you are looking for a more challenging hike, take a look at my 5-day program through the Santa Cruz Trek.

Get in touch with me if you want to enjoy this amazing ascent up to the Maparaju summit. I will be glad to guide you there!


Day 1

Huaraz -Pitec - Quebrada Quilcayhuanca Trekking to the Base Camp (4100 m)

After breakfast in the Huaraz we will move to Pitec where the walk starts. After a 6-hour hike we’ll reach our Base Camp in the Cayesh Valley (-/L/D).

Day 2

Base Camp - Nevado Maparaju Summit (5326 m) - Base Camp

We will start the climb at 3 AM to the summit of the Nevado Maparaju. Once at the top you have a perfect view of the mountains and lakes of the Cordillera Blanca. Then, we will return to the base camp (4250 m) in Cayesh (B/L/D).

Day 3

Base Camp - Trekking via Quebrada Quilcayhuanca - Huaraz

Trek down to the Quebrada Cayesh crossing via Quebrada Quilcayhuanca. We will walk about 5 to 6 hours until we are in Pitec, where will be the transfer and return to the city of Huaraz. Overnight stay in a hotel (B/L/-).

Price per person

1 Person 900USD
Group of 2 450USD
Group of 3 450USD
Group of 4 400USD
Group of 5 400USD
Group of 6 350USD
Group of 7 350USD
Group of 8 320USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip

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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


Deposit for reservations: 450,00 USD (398,00 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!