Peru Climb Mount Huascaran 9 Days


Located in the famous Cordillera Blanca, Huascaran is the highest mountain in Peru. It offers a challenging ascent requiring intermediate level alpine skills. This is a good choice for climbers who want to experience a great high altitude climb.

For experienced climbers only!


Day 1: Huaraz – Musho - Base Camp (4200m/13776ft).
From Huaraz we will drive for about 1 hour to the village of Musho (3050m/10004ft) and then to the Huascaran Park boundaries. From here and with the help of mules and donkeys to carry the loads, we begin our hike up to Huascaran Base camp. Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 2: Base Camp – Huascaran Refuge (4700m/15416ft).
Today, with the help of porters we move up to the hut of Huascaran. The day starts with a rock scramble section to continue afterwards on granodiorite slabs of the mountains until we reach the hut. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 3: Huascaran Refuge – Camp I (5500m/18040ft) - Refuge.
Today with the help of our high altitude porters we will setup our altitude camp I already on the glacier. The first part of the climb will go along granite terrain and then onto the glacier slopes for about 3 hours until we will reach our camp site. Those participants, who desire, can help us to carry the equipment and so enjoy a further acclimatization. Others can stay in the refuge and just relax in the day. From camp I we are able to observe the route that goes up to Camp II. Return to the refuge. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 4: Huascaran Refuge - Camp I.
After enjoying a hearty breakfast and relaxing at the refuge, at about 10-11 a.m. we will star our slow gentle move-up to the camp I. In the afternoon and if weather permits we will enjoy the spectacular sunset. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

HUASCARAN-CLIMB-1Day 5: Camp I – Camp II (5970m/19582ft).
This part of the climb is considered the most difficult and the most dangerous so we will start early in the morning in order to arrive at the base of the “Trapecio”, a giant ice wall which descend from the South Summit. From here we will climb through seracs and cross several crevasses to finally make a traverse towards the Garganta (means throat) until we reach our camp place at the coll between the North and the South Summit of the giant Huascaran. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 6: Camp II – South Summit (6768m/22200ft) – Camp II.
The day starts at about 3 a.m. Our climb will begin at the base of the north side of the south summit of Mount Huascaran and then climb up directly to the summit. Snow conditions vary from season to season so we will look for the best route until we reach the ample plateau of the summit. Weather permitting we will enjoy amazing views of the Cordillera Blanca high peaks: Huandoy, Chacraraju, Alpamayo, Chopicalqui, Pisco, etc. etc. Return to our camp II where we will celebrate with a hearty dinner. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 7: Extra day for summit attempt. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 8: Camp II – Camp I (or refuge).
Early in the morning we will start our descent towards the camp I or if we feel strong enough straight to the Refuge. Breakfast, Lunch Box, Dinner.

Day 9: Camp I (or Refuge) – Camp Base – Musho – Huaraz.
Descend to base camp and from there hike back to Musho from where our transport will take us back to the city of Huaraz. Breakfast, Lunch Box.

Expedition Highlights:

•    Cordillera Blanca & Huascaran
•    Flora & Fauna
•    Rivers, Glaciers
•    Great Mountain Scenery

•    Price per Person: us$1785. –

      •    All prices are per person in double tent occupancy.

      •    Tent Single supplement: us$100. - per person.

•    Included:From/to Huaraz transport to/from trek start point, professional English/Spanish speaking mountain guides, noted meals, complete camping equipment (tents for 2 persons, dining tent, kitchen tent, and toilet tent), complete food services while on the trek, cook, helpers, donkeys for cargo, first aid kit, entrance fee.
•    Not included:international and domestic flights, airport taxes, extra personal donkey (us$ 150. - per donkey), tips, personal trekking gear, extras, personal travel insurance.

Personal baggage weight allowance per passenger: 5 kgs (this to be carried by our donkeys). Passengers must carry a day back pack (suggested 30-40 lts) with their personal belongings for the day hike (lunch box, warm clothing, photo camera, etc.).

Climbing Ratio: 3 clients / 1 guide

Fixed Guaranteed Departures 2014 Dates:

Departures are guaranteed with minimum 2 participants and maximum 12.



 DATES (Begin) 


June 16


July 07


July 21


August 04


August 18

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