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Climbing Nevado Maparaju summit, 5326m

Climbing Nevado Maparaju summit, 5326m
Climbing Nevado Maparaju summit, 5326m
Climbing Nevado Maparaju summit, 5326m
Climbing Nevado Maparaju summit, 5326m

Join a certified mountain guide from Huaraz on this 3-day ascent up to the summit of the Maparaju. An easy climbing trip for all levels.

Cordillera Blanca

3 Days

Mar - Oct


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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip


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/-).



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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

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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


He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.


We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.



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.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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