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

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

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

- Transport during the trip

- Lunch

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe


Meeting point


About the guide

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.





What people are saying about Andean Raju Expeditions

Jaron Traveller


February, 2023

The guide did the absolute minimum he could possibly do. The food provided was definitely not enough for what we were doing. This was already a fast itinerary and he cut it short by two more days. It made it extremely dangerous for us as clients. 2 of the 5 of us had to get flown off the mountain by helicopter due to edema because we didn’t acclimate properly. The guide then lied on social media and claimed 100% success to the summit. He really is a snake. He only cared about cutting everything and doing it as cheap as possible, most likely just to make a few more bucks. If this was a service offered in the U.S., there would’ve been a lawsuit. He should never guide this trip ever again for the pure safety of the clients.

Johannes Besmehn


August, 2022

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Mariia Iefimova


September, 2021

Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.


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