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Nevado Maparaju Climb expedition

A 3-day climb trip through a beautiful summit of Cordillera Blanca: Nevado Maparaju. Join into a great ice climb with Octavio, a certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration3 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


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!

Meeting point

Huaraz city



About the guide

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Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.

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