trip duration TRIP DURATION
3 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
Cordillera Blanca
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period BEST PERIOD
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP


Come and discover one of the best spots of the Cordillera Blanca in Peru: Nevado Maparaju!

Nevado Maparaju is located in the Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, more precisely in the Cayesh Gorge. It has an altitude of around 5326 meters and it’s an ideal peak for acclimatization before attempting higher summits.

I propose a 3-day program in which besides we climb Nevado Maparaju, we’ll explore the glaciers and lakes surrounding enjoying the beautiful landscapes it offers.


– DAY 1: Meeting at Huaraz. From there we drive to Quilcayhuanca gorge where we begin our trail through a valley to Cayesh. We set the camp.

– DAY 2: This is the summit day. We’ll start our climb early in the morning. Once on the top of Nevado Maparaju (5326m) we’ll appreciate great views of the Cayesh mountains. Afterwards, we descend to Camp.

– DAY 3: Finally, we return to Quilcayhuanca where a vehicle will be waiting us to go back to Huaraz.

This climb has a moderate difficulty despite being classified as easy. Under those circumstances, I recommend climbers to have a good physical condition.

If you have any interest in climbing Maparaju, feel free to contact me!

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees

Other details

Meeting point

Huaraz city