People per Guide
May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Type of Trip
- Reach the tallest mountain in Peru with a guide.
- Spend 6 days exploring the peaks in the Andes.
- Acclimatize in the Santa Cruz Valley.
Today I bring a big plan for you. Climb with me the Nevado Huascaran and conquer its 6768-meter 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. Lying inside 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.
If you want to enjoy this program to the fullest, keep in mind you’ll need good acclimatization. That is why we’ll reach the Huascaran summit after 4 days of preparation. Besides that, it’s good to mention that you can do a better warm up in the Santa Cruz valley. It’s a program I also offer and you can check it out here.
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, what are you waiting for? Get in touch with me now, ask me all your doubts and book your place. It’s an experience you won’t forget in your life!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Huaraz - Musho - Base Camp
After breakfast in the hotel we will start at 7 AM driving along the Callejon de Huaylas to Musho. Here the Donkey Driver will be waiting for us to transport our climbing equipment to the Huascaran Base Camp (3800 m). Time to hike for about 4 or 5 hours until we’ll be also in the Base Camp.
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 the Camp 1 at 5000 meters of altitude. Overnight camp there.
Camp 1 - Camp 2
The day starts at 4 AM since we must climb to the Camp 2 for about 6 hours. Finally, we will arrive at Camp 1 at 5950 meters above sea level. Overnight stay there.
Camp 2 - Huascaran 6768-meter summit - Camp 2
After breakfast in the 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 in 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 the Camp 2. The descent will take 4 hours approximately, arriving to the Camp 2 by 4 PM. We’ll spend the night there.
Camp 2 - Base Camp
Early in the morning we will start going down to the Base Camp for 2 hours. We’ll have lunch in the Moraine Camp so we can continue down to the Base Camp. Overnight in the Base Camp at 3800 m.
Base Camp - Huaraz
After our last breakfast we will walk downhill to Musho for about 3:30 hours. Here our private transport will be waiting for us to take us back Huaraz. Once in Huaraz you’ll be taken to your hotel. End of the program.
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
About the 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.