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Huascaran 6-day climbing trip with a guide

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Enjoy an unforgettable 6-day climbing experience together with local IFMGA guide Marco. He'll help you reach the summit of the Nevado Huascaran from where you'll catch awe-inspiring views of the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes Mountains.

Private

Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

May - Aug


Highlights

* Reach the summit of the highest mountain in Peru with a certified guide.

* Spend 6 days exploring the beautiful Andes Mountains.

* Acclimatize in the Santa Cruz Valley.

Description

Join me to climb the stunning Nevado Huascaran and reach its 6,768 m (22,205 ft) summit! It will be a memorable week in which I will help you overcome your own limits!

As you may know, Nevado Huascaran is the highest peak in Peru. Located in the Huascaran National Park, this mountain is also part of the Cordillera Blanca. Moreover, it offers a challenging ascent and a different option for those climbers in search of a really high summit to master.

Keep in mind that to enjoy this climb to the fullest, and to stay safe, you'll need good acclimatization. That is why we'll reach the Huascaran summit after 4 days of preparation. You can also join me on a warm-up climb in the Santa Cruz valley.

The best season to climb the Huascaran peak is during the Andean winter, from May till August. I will lead a group of 2 people maximum. If you are more than 3, I will ask a colleague to assist us.

So, are you ready for an unforgettable mountaineering experience in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru? Then get in touch with me now and book your place. I will be happy to guide you!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Musho - Base Camp

After breakfast in the hotel, we will start at 7 AM driving along the Callejon de Huaylas to Musho. Once we get there, a donkey will transport our climbing equipment to the Huascaran Base Camp (3800 m) and we will hike for about 4 or 5 hours to get there.

Day 2: Base Camp - Huascaran Camp 1

After breakfast, we will start hiking to the moraine camp, with some sections of rock climbing. After 3 hours we’ll get to the glacier, from where we will start climbing to Camp 1 at 5000 meters of altitude. Overnight camp there.

Day 3: Camp 1 - Camp 2 

The day starts at 4 AM since we must climb to Camp 2, at 5950 masl, for about 6 hours. We will spend the night at Camp 2.

Day 4: Camp 2 - Huascaran 6768-meter summit - Camp 2

After breakfast at Camp 2, we will start climbing at 3 AM. Along this route, we will enjoy the nice views of different mountains. We’ll also have the opportunity to see the sunrise on the Cordillera Blanca. We’ll finally get to the summit by 10 AM. Once up there, you will enjoy the snow-capped peaks and take some pictures. Time to return to Camp 2. The descent will take 4 hours approximately, and we will arrive there by 4 PM. We’ll spend the night there.

Day 5: Camp 2 - Base Camp

Early in the morning, we will start off on a 2-hour hike in the direction of the Base Camp. We’ll have lunch at the Moraine Camp and then continue down to the Base Camp. Overnight in the Base Camp at 3800 m.

Day 6: Base Camp - Huaraz

After our last breakfast, we will walk downhill to Musho for about 3 and 1/2 hours. Our private transport will be waiting for us to take us back to Huaraz. Once in Huaraz you’ll be taken to your hotel. End of the program.

 

Details

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The price does not include:

  • Hotel in Huaraz
  • Meals in the City
  • Tips for the staff (Guide, cook, porters and Donkey drivers)
  • Personal climbing gear
  • Extra drinks

Meeting point

Huaraz

Equipment you will need to bring

Gloves, climbing boots and 2 carabinners.


FAQs

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About the guide

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Marco Antonio

Mountain Guide

Peruvian Mountain Guide - UIAGM Certified Guide Mountain by the Association of Mountain Guides of Peru (AGMP)

I was born and raised in the foothills of the Andes, spending summers hiking and climbing the valley and the peaks near of Huaraz.

Genius of the mountain adventure. From childhood I was a lover of adrenaline, after of the years I became in a Mountain Guide UIAGM and given to become an Instructor of Mountain Guides in the School of Guides in Peru.

I helped build, install and run the famous Via Férrata and Sky Lodge in Sacred Valley, near of Cusco.

I have more than 10 years of experience climbing mountains in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash mountain ranges in Peru, but also in neighboring countries such as Bolivia, Ecuador, Chile and Argentina.

I also did Wilderness First Aid course (WFA) and have completed first aid courses.

I like to share culture with people from all over the world, and help visitors make their dream come true. I speak Quechua, Spanish, English and French.

Languages

| French | English

Certificates

AGMP


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