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Nevado Mateo one-day guided ascent

A technically easy one-day ascent to the Nevado Mateo in the Cordillera Blanca. This amazing and fun expedition will be led by one of our local certified guides.

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1 Day

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Open To Everyone

First Time


Have you ever dreamed of climbing a snowy peak of more than 5000 meters? Now, it's time to make your wish come true!

Let's climb the Nevado Mateo in just one day. It is one of the amazing ice-capped peaks of the famous Cordillera Blanca. The total altitude of the Nevado Mateo is 5150 meters and its ascent is considered technically easy. That way, it can perfectly work as your first climbing experience since you won't need any technical skill.

However keep in mind that, like in any mountaineering ascent, the climb implies some risks which should not be taken lightly. That is why it is always mandatory, especially for beginners, to do it with a certified mountain guide. I can therefore guarantee that you will enjoy this experience safely.

For better acclimatization and performance in the ascent, we will start the trip with a tour to the Nevado Pastoruri. On the way back, after reaching the top of the Nevado Mateo, we will visit the Cancaraca Lagoon, crossing the Punta Olímpica tunnel. Finally, we will taste a delicious ice cream in Carhuaz.

This one-day ascent can be also a preparation for bigger goals in the area. For example, this 3-day trek in the Quilcayhuanca Valley that I am leading.

So, let me help you conquer your first high summit in the Cordillera Blanca. Contact me now for further details or if you want to make your reservation.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Helmet

- Ice axe

- Climbing shoes

Price details

Price does not include:

• Entrance to the Huascaran National Park

• Food and drink

• Hotel or accommodation

• Personal clothing: gloves, sunglasses, down jacket, rain jacket, or goro tex and rain gear.


More info

Not included in the price: - Transfer Lima - Huaraz - Lima - Breakfast, lunch, dinner in restaurants - Transfer from the Terminal to the Hotel - Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park (S./10.00) - Food or box Lunch - Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)

Meeting point


What experience and how fit do I need to be to climb this mountain? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

This program is an easy climb, you can go child. It is a mountain that we call your first 5 thousand and it is for beginners.

How far in advance should I start training and what kind of training do you suggest?

For this climb it is enough to have a good acclimatization and do some daily walks that last about 5 to 6 hours.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

The cost includes harness, helmet, mountain boots, and crampons. Personal equipment is not included but there is equipment in the city of Huaraz to rent. If you want more information, contact us.

Will there be porters to help to carry group and personal equipment?

There is none, but if you want one you can bring it. It has an additional cost of 40 USD per person. However, it is not very necessary.

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

Well, the food is not included; you have to buy your snacks since you leave at 2:00 a.m. You do not have breakfast, and we are returning around 2:00 p.m. Regarding accommodation, our company has a hostel with cabins, and a hotel with private, double, and matrimonial rooms. For more information, contact us.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

As it is a very easy mountain, it is not a problem, while we sell all year round. In case of bad weather, you will also reach the summit guaranteed only if your physical condition is very bad. If not, maybe not, we always reach the top.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that we need to consider before the tour?

You have to pay an income; if you are Peruvian 30 soles, if you are a foreigner 60 soles.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

You have to trust all the recommendations that the certified local guide who will accompany the group will make.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

The recommended months are from May to September, but we climb it all year round, and we have groups every day for this peak.

Can I join a group?

Yes, the best option is to join a group to give you a better offer. The price for a single person is much more expensive, so it is much better to join a group. We have departures every day for this mountain.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru



The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.



The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.



From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.



William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!



Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

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