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Diablo Mudo Climb in Cordillera Huayhuash, Peruvian Andes

Led by the certified guides from Peruvian Mountains Expeditions, this 7-day Diablo Mudo Climb in Cordillera Huayhuash, in the Peruvian Andes, is a fun and thrilling and challenge, with the hiking routes taking you past spectacular scenery and up to some of the most breathtaking viewpoints in the country.

Mountain RangeCordillera Huayhuash
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Climb to the summit of the mighty Diablo Mudo, in the Peruvian Andes

  • Admire the epic and awesome views out over the Peruvian landscape

  • Visit several of the tranquil and pretty lakes and lagoons in the area

Description

Join me on this exciting, enjoyable and rewarding climb up Diablo Mudo, a stunning glaciated peak located within the Cordillera Huayhuash in the Peruvian Andes, and we will hike around some truly epic and awesome landscape and scenery, with the views out over the mountains and valleys that surround us never ceasing to make jaws drop.

Diablo Mudo is a mountain peak located in the Peruvian Andes, and standing at 5,380m high, is one of the more popular and accessible mountains to climb in the Cordillera Huayhuash area, with its glaciated and snow-capped peak making for a highly memorable scene.

After meeting on the 1st morning in Huaraz, we then spend the 2nd day acclimatizing to the high altitude, which entails a hike up to the pretty Churup Lake, located at 4,450m above sea level.

Day 3 is when we really start to tackle some proper climbing, as we meet our donkeys and donkey drivers before climbing up to our Rio Camp campsite, at 3,700m.

Day 4 involves hiking up to Cashpapampa Camp (4,300m), where we will catch our first glimpse of the mighty and majestic Diablo Mudo, before spending the afternoon checking all our climbing gear is in order.

Day 5 is the focal point and undoubted highlight of the trip, as we rise bright and early at 3am in order to climb to the summit of Diablo Mudo. Once there, an immense feeling of satisfaction and reward will wash over you, as the exquisite and spectacular views out over the mountains, valleys and countryside below will absolutely take the breath away.

After the exhilaration of this long day, the final 2 days are spent heading back Huaraz, where our adventure ends, hopefully having given you memories to last a lifetime.

This is a true bucket-list item and a gorgeous way to see the best of Peru – book now so you don’t miss out!

Accommodation

Tent accommodation every night.

Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru

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Itinerary

Day 1: Lima – Huaraz – Hotel

Depending on your arrival time to Lima, it is possible to connect directly to Huaraz by bus or plane.

Day 2: Acclimatizing day – Tour to Churup Lake 4,450m - Hotel

Hike up to 3 hours to Churup Lake. After visiting Churup Lake we return to Pitec Place, where our car will be waiting for us. We then drive to Huaraz, taking approximately 6 to 7 hours.

Day 3: Huaraz – Chiquian – Llamac – Rio Camp 3,700m

From Huaraz we drive to Llamac, where the donkeys and donkey drivers will be ready for hiking up to the campsite.

Day 4: Rio Camp – Cashpapampa 4,300m

In the morning after  breakfast we hike up to Cashpapampa camp, from where we will see Diablo Mudo Peak. In the afternoon we will check your climbing gear.

Day 5: Cashpapampa – Diablo Mudo summit at 5,380m – Jahuacocha 4,100m

In the morning we will have breakfast at approximately 3:00 am, then climb up to Diablo Mudo peak. Afterwards the descent will be via Huacrish Valley to Jahuacocha camp.

Day 6: Jahuacocha – Sambunya pass 4,700m – Rondoy – Huaraz Hotel

In the morning we hike up to Sambunya Pass, an amazing  mountain with beautiful views, and then go down to Rondoy, where our private car will be waiting to drive us to Huaraz via Huallanca.

Day 7: Huaraz – Lima

This morning from Huaraz to Lima you can take a bus or plane.


About the guide

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Peruvian Mountains was founded in 2007 by Rodolfo Reyes Oropeza, a professional certified mountain guide. We offer trekking adventures, expeditions and guided climbs along professional IFMGA-certified mountain guides.

We want you to enjoy a safe, unforgettable experience in the Peruvian Andes, climbing the stunning mountains of the Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash and discovering Cusco and our unique cultural treasures, like Machu Picchu. Our high-quality service extends to Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina.


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