Huascaran; ....

General Information

The Huascarán (in Quechua ancashino: Mataraju, 'Nevados mellizos') is a snow-covered massif, located in the western cordillera of the Peruvian Andes, in the provinces of Yungay and Carhuaz, within the Áncash region, in the orographic sector called Cordillera Blanca within the reserved zone of the Huascarán National Park.
Huascarán is the highest mountain in Peru and the highest tropical mountain in the world. The summit can be reached with few stages of climbing, but it is physically demanding and it is necessary that climbers must acclimatize to the altitude. Huascarán is not a technically difficult climb, although it presents several challenges, such as the crossing of large cracks, the risk of avalanches and its great height. We have chosen to climb the busiest route in Huascaran through the Northwest slopes through the Throat
It has three peaks: the northern summit with 6655 masl, the southern summit with 6768 masl (22 205 feet), this being the highest point in the country and the entire intertropical zone; and near the summit of Chopicalqui to the east, with 6354 masl. It is the fifth highest mountain in the American continent after the Aconcagua peaks, Ojos del Salado, Mount Pissis and the Mercedario hill.

Maximum altitude: 6768 m. (Cumbre Huascarán Sur). 
Difficulty: Difficult
Preferred time: May to Sep
Place: Cordillera Blanca
Average temperature: Between 13 ° C - 23 ° C during the day / night -05 ° C to -02 ° C.
In the upper part: -10 ° C


Include in Tour:

  1. 3 meals a day (breakfast, box lunch, dinner).
  2. Carp 4 seasons.
  3. Kitchen tent.
  4. Bath tent
  5. Certified Guide (English, Spanish).
  6. Certified chef.
  7. Donkeys for the transport of logistics equipment (First day)
  8. Muleteer.
  9. Kitchen utensils and complete dining room: Chair, table, kitchen, gas, dishes, tapas (Base Camp)
  10. First aid kit.
  11. Private transport.
  12. Porters for the transport of logistics equipment and food.
  13. Boiled water to fill your bottle every day.
  14. Last day: Dinner and typical drink.

Not include in Tour:

  1. Entry Ticket to Huascarán National Park S /. 150.00 Nuevos Soles per person.
  2. Travel accidents and health insurance.
  3. Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  4. Do not include the first breakfast.
  5. Personal expenses
  6. Sleeping bag, heat lamp, snow goggles, appropriate clothes, personal medicines, etc.
  7. Mountain Technical Team

We Recommend to Take:

  1. Mountain Technical Equipment (Helmet, Harness, Ice Axes, Plastic Boots, Crampons)
    Trekking footwear.
  2. Trekking socks (synthetic fibers).
  3. Sun hat.
  4. Hat for the cold.
  5. Feather.
  6. Trekking sticks
  7. Leggings.
  8. Sleeping bag (-30 °)
  9. Microfiber and thermal shirts.
  10. Trekking pants
  11. Sunglasses.
  12. Backpack 40 liters.
  13. Waterproof jacket.
  14. Waterproof pants.
  15. Waterproof clothing.
  16. Bottle.
  17. Front lantern (with batteries and spare bulbs).
  18. First aid kit Personal.
  19. Photographic material.
  20. Towel.
  21. Flips flops.



1 DAY - Huaraz (3100) – Pueblo de Mancos (2528) – Pueblo de Musho (3005) – Campo Base Huascarán (4200).


Departure from Huaraz at 07:00 am in the direction of the North side of the Callejón de Huaylas to the Town of Mancos from where the road turns towards the Town of Musho, from here the walk begins towards the Base Camp of Huascarán, camping area .

Transfer in Carriage: 02 Hours / Walk: 05 Hours


2 DAY - Campo Base Huascarán (4200) – Campo Morrena (4850).


After breakfast at the base camp we will start a hike to the moraine field for approximately 4 hours, during the trip we will be able to enjoy beautiful views of the Cordillera Negra. Finally we reached the moraine field, camping area and had lunch. From this point we will enjoy the beautiful sunset in the Cordillera Negra.

Duration of the Day: 04 Hours Approximately.


3 Day - Campo Morrena (4850) – Campo Alto I (5350).


This day after breakfast we dismount the camp, we prepare our things and all the mountain equipment so that the porters take care of the transfer. We will use the mountain equipment and we will rope ourselves to start the ascent along the glacier overcoming simple cracks to detect. The Camp is in a safe area where we can enjoy splendid views of the different mountains that are around.

Duration of the Day: 06 Hours Approximately.


4 Day - Campo Alto I (5350) – Campo Alto II (6010).


After breakfast from Camp 1 we ascend for approximately 200 meters to an area known as the Canaleta and then on the left side to the column called the Garganta. This is where we installed our Field 2 (5950m) where it is cold and the wind is strong. In this camp we will enjoy the most impressive sunset in the whole Cordillera Blanca.

Duration of the Conference: 05 Hours Approximately.


5 Day -Campo Alto II (6010)- Cumbre Huascarán Sur (6768) – Campo Alto II (6010) – Campo Morrena (4850).


This day we will have breakfast very early at 12:00 am and then we begin to climb in zigzag with some sections of steep slope, after climbing for 7 hours we will reach the southern summit at 6768m, from the summit we will have an impressive view of the Cordillera Blanca, then back by the same route, we will do some rappels in difficult parts until we reach our camp (Campo Alto II) and then continue with the descent to the Morrena Camp. Camping area.

Duration of the Day: 17 Hours Approximately.


6 Day - Campo Morrena (4850) - Pueblo de Musho (3005) – Huaraz (3100).


This day after breakfast we dismount the camp, we prepare our things and all the mountain equipment so that the porters take care of the transfer. Finally we arrive at the Town of Musho where private transportation awaits us to move to the city of Huaraz. End of the Expedition.

Hike: 05 Hours / Transfer by Car: 02 Hours







6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS: $ 2.600 USD




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