Huascaran (6,768m), 6-day ascent via “The Shield” route, Peru

Follow UIAGM certified aspirant guide Nicolás to the top of Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru, on this 6-day ascent across “The Shield” route, in the Peruvian Andes.




Trip Duration

6 days

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level


Offer Period

May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Type of Trip



  • Reach the summit of Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru.

  • Take The Shield route to the top along with an experienced guide.

  • Contemplate incredible views of the Cordillera Blanca.


The iconic Huascaran is part of a snow-covered massif with two peaks in the north-central section of the Cordillera Blanca, in the Peruvian Andes. The south peak reaches an altitude of 6,768 meters, which makes it the highest mountain in the country and the fifth in the American continent. If you love mountaineering and have experience, then the ascent to Huascaran is a complete must!

On this 6-day program, I invite you to reach the summit of Huascaran by taking “The Shield” route. At the bottom of the page, you’ll find a detailed description of each day’s activities. Check it out!

To participate in this program, it is mandatory to have a lot of mountaineering experience. The shield route requires also prior experience in ice climbing. Of course, it’s also necessary to have an excellent fitness level.

Reach the summit of one of the highest mountains in South America by joining me on this mountaineering expedition. Please, send the request to book your place and get in touch with me. I’ll be happy to be your guide on your ascent to the unique Huascaran!

Another fantastic opportunity for advanced mountaineers in Peru could be this 10-day adventure in Ishinca, Urus and Tocllaraju. Check it out!

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Price per person

Group of 1
4500 USD

Group of 2
3600 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 Not included: night in refuge and entrance to the park.


  • Day 1Huaraz - Base Camp

    On our first day, we’ll depart from Huaraz at 7 am and drive to Musho, where we’ll begin the 5-hour approach to our Base Camp (4,200 meters)

  • Day 2Base Camp - Morrena Camp

    On the second day, we’ll take a 3-hour ascent with the help of the porters to the Morrena Camp (4,850 meters).

  • Day 3Morrena Camp - Camp I

    We’ll move from Morrena Camp to Camp I (5,350 meters), at the base of the mountain.

  • Day 4Camp I - Camp II

    On this day, we’ll wake up early in the morning, begin our ascent to Camp II at 5 am and prepare for the following day.

  • Day 5Summit Day

    During the summit day, we’ll take advantage of the night beginning at 00.30 hrs. We’ll get to the top of the mountain and then descend to Camp II of the normal route, where the porters will be waiting for us with our things.

  • Day 6Camp II - Huaraz

    On the last day of our adventure, we’ll begin our descent to Huaraz early in the morning , and then say goodbye.


Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Huaraz, Peru.

More info

Participants should bring coat, sunscreen, sunglasses, warm clothes, waterproof jacket, gloves, waterproof pants, socks, mountain boots, helmet, harness, 2 carabiners with insurance, ATC with HMS carabiner, crampons, sticks and 2 ice axes.


About the Guide


I am an aspirant IFMGA mountain guide, with extensive experience in Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Perú and Ecuador.

I live in Cajón del Maipo, Chile, where climbing opportunities are almost endless!

I do a lot of guiding in South America´s High Mountain, especially on technical routes. I also do rock climbing courses in different parts of Chile and in my city.

During my tours, I try to generate the best experience for my clients, and like to teach them about the cultural and environmental importance of the places we visit.



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