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Summit Nevado Mateo (Contrahierbas) in the Huascarán National Park, Day trip from Huaraz

Nevado Mateo
Nevado Mateo
Nevado Mateo
Nevado Mateo

Enjoy a full day climbing adventure to the summit of the Nevado Mateo in the Huascaran National Park in Peru with one of our IFMGA certified guides.


Cordillera Blanca

1 Day

All year


All levels


* Enjoy a full-day climb to the summit of the Nevado Mateo in Peru.

* Marvel at the great views of various peaks in the Cordillera Blanca.

* Open to climbers of varying skill levels.


Located in the Huascaran National Park, the Nevado Mateo (5,150m), also known as the Contrahierbas, is a great mountain in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. Furthermore, it is a mountain you can climb in just one day.

Our journey will begin early in the morning, at approximately 3:30 am in Huaraz. From there, we will venture to the Quebrada Ulta and then the Tunel Punta Olimpica (4,750m). After that, we will climb for approximately one and a half hours to the summit of the Nevado Mateo. From the summit, you will get to enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding peaks under the morning sun, including Chopicalqui, Huascaran, Ulta and more. Afterwards, we will descend the peak and return to Huaraz.

While not a technically difficult climb, there are some tough spots. However, we will professionally and carefully guide you through. And, while participants on this trip don’t have to be climbing experts, you should be in good physical condition.

To climb to the summit of a 5,000 meter plus peak in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru is a great way to spend a day. To join us on this unforgettable adventure to the summit of the Nevado Mateo, please send a request. We have no doubt you’ll have a great time.

Would you like to do another full-day climb in Peru? Then join us on this ascent of Huarapasca.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Transport during the trip

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

Price details

Price includes:

Certified Mountain Guide (english, spanish)

Private transportation: Huaraz - Punta Olimpica Tunnel - Huaraz

Technical Mountain Equipment (mountain boots, harness, helmet, ice axe and crampons)

Personal box lunch (snacks)

Tips to get to Huaraz

Advice before the ascent

First aid kit

Price doesn't include:

Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin

Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima

Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park: S/. 30.00 soles general entrance fee (national and foreigner)

Extra costs for premature abandonment of the expedition

International Medical Insurance

Accident and rescue insurance (you can ask us about the agreement we have with Global Rescue for a preferential price)

Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance

Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the expedition

First breakfast at the beginning of the itinerary is not included

Sleeping bag -25° / -30º

Personal expenses

Hotel during your stay in Huaraz

Tips for guide / staff


Day 1: Huaraz (3,100 m) - Punta Olimpica Tunnel (4,736 m) – Mateo Summit (5,150 m) - Huaraz

This adventure will start in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with private transportation. After the pick up we will head north through the Huaylas valley to Carhuaz town, then we will turn to the east side to the Punta Olimpica tunnel located in Ulta canyon, the estimated time of arrival is at 6:00 am. At this point we will start our climb to Mateo peak, we will carry our backpack with the mountain equipment and after 1 hour approach through the moraine we will reach the glacier, at this point we will equip ourselves, our guide will make an inspection of the climbing equipment and finally we will rope us to continue to the summit.

After 1 hour and half minutes of climbing in snow we will reach the summit to enjoy a splendid view of the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca: Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Ulta, Contrahierbas and Chacraraju. We remain at the summit to rest, hydrate and take pictures. Finally we will descend by the same route of ascent to our transport to be transferred to Huaraz.

In Carhuaz we could make a stop to enjoy the delicious homemade fruit ice cream.

Meals: Box lunch Transfer by car to Punta Olimpica Tunnel: 2.5 hours Estimated climb time: 5 to 7 hours Transfer by car: 2.5 hours back to Huaraz. Elevation: +2050 (3100 masl to 5150 masl)


About the guide

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Andean Raju



Tour Operator

We are a team of young IFMGA and UIMLA-certified mountain guides and leaders, with extensive experience. We offer hiking and mountain expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash in Perú, our main adventure destinations. We also offer ascent expeditions to the most emblematic mountains of Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.

In Andean Raju Expeditions we are proud of our work. Our priority is always the satisfaction and safety of our customers, always taking care of the conservation and protection of the environment. Our mission goes beyond adventure, we offer our clients a personalized experience and our friendship, sharing our culture, knowledge and love for nature and mountains to ensure every visitor an unforgettable experience.





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What people are saying about this trip



Had so much fun mountaineering with Pablo and Paulino! first experience climbing snow/ice, would definitely recommend and good price too

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