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 (4350 m/14268 ft)
From Huaraz we will drive for about 1 hour to the village of Musho (3050 m/10004 ft) and then to the Huascaran Park boundaries. From this point with the help of mules and donkeys to carry the loads, we begin our hike (4 to 5 hours) up to Huascaran Base camp. Lunch Box and Dinner included.
Climbing time: 4-5 Hours
Day 2: Base Camp – Camp I (5250 m/17220 ft)
Today, with the help of high altitude porters, we move up to high camp 1. The day starts with a rock scramble section to continue afterwards on to granite slabs of the mountains which we surpass before we reach the Camp. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Climbing time: 5-6 Hours
Day 3: Camp I – Camp II (5990 m/19647 ft)
This part of the climb is considered the most difficult and the most dangerous, so we will start early in the morning to arrive at the base of the “Trapecio”, a giant ice wall that descends from the South Summit. From here we will climb through seracs and cross several crevasses to finally make a traverse towards the “Garganta”. We reach our camp place at the “Col” between the North and the South Summit of the giant Huascaran. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Climbing time: 6-7 Hours
Day 4: Camp II – South Summit (6768 m/22200 ft) – Camp II
The day starts at about 3 a.m. Our climb will begin at the base of the south summit of Mount Huascaran where we then climb up directly to the summit. Snow conditions vary from season to season so we will look for the best route to 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 and many others. Return to our camp II where we will celebrate with a hearty dinner. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Climbing time: 11-12 Hours
Day 5: Camp II – Camp I – Base Camp
In the morning, we will start our descent (7 to 8 hours) towards the base camp where we will enjoy a relaxing time and celebration with some beers. Breakfast, Lunch box and Dinner included.
Day 6: Base Camp – Musho – Huaraz
From Base Camp and after a relaxing morning we hike (3 hours) back to Musho where we meet our transport that will take us back to the city of Huaraz. Breakfast and Lunch box included.
Transport (from/to Huaraz), all entrance fees, professional mountain guides, noted meals, complete camping equipment, communal climbing gear, complete food services while on the mountain, cook, helpers, mule keepers, mules (horses) for cargo transportation, extra horse for emergency, first aid kit, porters, communal climbing equipment.
International and domestic flights, airport taxes, personal trekking & climbing gear, extras and tips, personal travel insurance.
Departures are guaranteed with minimum 4 participants