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Huamashraju summit guided ascent in 3 days

A 3-day mountaineering trip very close to the city of Huaraz. Juventino, a local IFMGA guide, will take you to the summit of the Nevado Huamashraju, a 5434-meter piramidal mountain of the Cordillera Blanca.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration3 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Type of tripNot specified


Have you ever dreamed of reaching a summit over 5000 meters of height? So this 3-day ascent to the Huamashraju is perfect for you!

Let me help you make your dream comes true. The Nevado Huamashraju is a pyramidal mountain near the city of Huaraz. You can even see it from any point of the town. However, you will admire a really amazing view once you’re at its summit.

First, we will get to the starting point of the ascent route by a taxi. It will take us at the end of the road on the other side of the Pitec valley. Now, it’s time to hike!

When we start the walk the trail becomes steep for the next 4 hours. After that, we’ll be finally in the base camp. However, if it means too much effort to you, don’t worry. There are donkey options all along the way. You can hire one to help you carry your luggage.

Once in the base camp, we’ll have several ascent options to get to the Huamashraju summit. We can climb the glacier through its two ways or we can try a climb via the left ridge or its north wall.

As for the left ridge it has only one hard section. In fact, I think it is the best alternative for those without too much experience. The north wall has more technical sections but with no major difficulties.

If you’ll go down via the same route you ascended, remember to bring some belay gear. On the contrary, if you decide to mix the alternatives, you can ascend through the left ridge or the north wall and descend by the glacier. In that case, you will need 3 or 4 pickets.

The Huamashraju is a great option as a technical acclimatization climb. It is also a good idea if you don’t have so many days in the area. In addition, if you are short of time but want live a big experience, I recommend my hiking adventure through the Santa Cruz Trek. It can be done in 5 days or less.

I will lead a group between 2 and 15 participants. I don’t have an open group yet so I can open a new one for you and your friends! The best season to come is from April till November.

So, contact me for more details or if you want to start with the booking process. I will be happy to guide you up to that 5434-meter summit!



Deposit for reservations: 410,00 USD (362,00 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

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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 - Donkey driver and donkeys - 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

Meeting point





Day 1: Huaraz - Transfer to village Jancu - Trekking to the Huamashraju Base Camp (4550 m)

We’ll leave Huaraz at 8 AM towards the small town of Jancu (3950 m). Here starts the trek. We must walk about 3 hours to the Base Camp of Huamashraju (4550 m). We will spend the night next to a lagoon. Overnight Camp (-/L/D).

Day 2: Base Camp - Ascent Summit to Huamashraju (5434 m) - Base Camp

We will wake up at 2 AM, have breakfast and get ready for the climb to the top of the Huamasharaju (5434 m). It will take 5 hours to get to the summit. On the way you will see the Nevado Churup, Nevado Vallunaraju, Nevado Cashan, Nevado Shacsha and the Nevado Huantsan. After enjoying for a while at the summit we have to return to the camp. Overnight stay in tents (B/L/D).

Day 3: Base Camp - Trekking down to village Jancu - Private transfer to Huaraz

Last day of the program. After breakfast we will pick up our tents and equipment in order to return to the village of Jancu (3900 m). There, our private car will be waiting to take us back Huaraz. We’ll spend the night in a hotel of the city (B/L/-).

About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 846 each

Group of 2

USD 423 each

Group of 3

USD 423 each

Group of 4

USD 372 each

Group of 5

USD 372 each

Group of 6

USD 310 each

Group of 7

USD 310 each

Group of 8

USD 289 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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