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Nevado Huascaran (6768 m) 7-day guided ascent

Climb the Nevado Huascaran together with Hugo, a Peruvian IFMGA mountain guide. He will help you reach the highest peak in Peru in a 7-day mountaineering adventure.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration7 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripNot specified


It’s a honor for me to guide you to the highest point of Perú: the summit of Nevado Huascaran!

I would like to invite you to this 7-day ascent which consists in conquering the 6768-meter-high peak of Huascaran. As you may know, it is a snow-capped massif of the western Peruvian Andes, in the region Áncash. Moreover, it is part of the famous Cordillera Blanca and lies within the Huascaran National Park.

The Nevado Huascaran has two peaks: the north summit at 6655 meters and the south summit at 6768 meters (our goal). This one is the highest point of the country and of the whole intertropical zone.

It is such an immense mountain that it is also the fifth highest peak in the American continent. And if the measurement were made from the center of the earth, this would be the second highest mountain in the world, after the Chimborazo volcano. In 2013 a team of Australian and German researchers revealed that Huascaran is the surface with the least gravitational force on earth.

It is a really interesting adventure and of course, a challenge you have to be ready to cope with. Therefore, it will be necessary an acclimatization climb to prepare our bodies for the ascent. I can suggest this 4-day ascent to Nevado Pisco, which woks perfectly as a warm-up.

The best months to climb the Huascaran are June, July and August. I will lead a group of 2 mountaineers. That way it will be a fun, custom and safe adventure for all of you.

Find more details about the itinerary at the bottom of this description. If you have more questions or want to make your reservation for next dates, please contact me.

Fill out the form and let’s plan this unforgettable ascent together. I have no doubt if will be the time of your life!

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Not included in the price: - Transport - Personal meals and guide's meals - Personal technical equipment - Tents - Sleeping bag - Donkeys - Entrance Fee to Huascarán National Park (65.00 soles per person) - Porter

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Day 1: Huaraz – Musho (3,300 m) – Huascarán Base Camp (4,200 m)

We will leave in direction to the north of the city of Huaraz, passing through the city of Carhuaz and arriving at the town of Mancos to take the detour towatds the east. We will then arrive at the village of Musho where we will leave the bus. Here we will meet the team of donkeys and donkey drivers to continue our journey to the base camp of the Nevado Huascarán. Walking time: 4 to 5 hours.

Day 2: Base Camp - Moraine Camp (4,900 m) – Camp 1 (5,200 m)

The ascent will be by a well marked trail that will take us to the Huascarán mountain hut, where the entrance of the Huascaran National Park is. Then, we will continue our ascent until the Camp 1. The route is easy and the landscape is cozy. Hiking time of the day: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 3: Camp 1 – Camp 2 (5,900 m)

Today we will leave at 5 AM to move to the Camp 2. During the way we will go through an ice channel and an avalanche zone arriving at Camp 2 in the afternoon. There, we will prepare our technical material together with a breathtaking sunset view. Walking time: 3 to 4 hours.

Day 4: Camp 2 – Summit (6,768 m) – Camp 2

Big day! We will get up at midnight to get ready. After breakfast we will start the ascent towards the summit, from where the view is amazing and you will be able to see the real magnitude of the Cordillera Blanca. After a few minutes at the top we will descend to Camp 2. It will take about 8 to 10 hours.

Day 5: Extra Day

Day 6: Camp 2 - Moraine Camp

Today we will continue the descent towards the moraine camp where we will set up the camp, next to the hut to appreciate the landscape and the sunset.

Day 7: Moraine Camp – Base Camp - Musho – Huaraz

We will keep descending through the same way we ascended the second day, until reaching the base camp where our team of donkey drivers waits for the final descent towards Musho. From there we will return to Huaraz by bus.

About the guide

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AGMP - UIAGM Guide from Perú

Edgar Hugo Sifuentes Maguiña Mountain Officer Guide AGMP - UIAGM (Operations Manager) trained as a Mountain Diploma Guide in 1992, with the Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP), under the agreement between the Ministry of Tourism of Peru and COTESU (Swiss Technical Cooperation), in 1996 enters the table of Instructors of the AGMP to date. In 1999 the AGMP joined the UIAGM (International Union of Mountain Guides Associations) in which he is also a member, in 2001 he is President of the AGMP making substantial changes within the Institution.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1805 each

Group of 2

USD 903 each

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