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Climbing Huascaran Sur 7 Days

23 reviews
Climbing Huascaran Sur 7 Days

Climbing Huascaran Sur 7 Days

23 reviews


Climbing Details: Altitude Between: 3,030 / 6,768 m. Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights Route: Normal Throat Difficulty: Medium / Hard Season: May / September Start: Musho Program: Situated in the Cordillera Blanca, the world's highest tropical mountain range, Mount Huascarán rises to 6,768 m above sea-level. The deep ravines watered by numerous torrents, the glacial lakes and the variety of the vegetation make it a site of spectacular beauty. It is the home of such species as the spectacled bear and the Andean condor.


The Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range located in the department of Ancash - Peru. It is the longest and highest tropical snow-capped mountain range in the world and is part of the Western Cordillera of the Andes. It has several peaks above 5000 and 6000 meters. The highest peak is the Huascaran, with 6,768 meters and then the Alpamayo, "the most beautiful mountain in the world. " The Cordillera Blanca also has hundreds of lagoons such as the Llanganuco, Cullicocha and others. The mountain range is protected by the Huascaran National Park, established in 1975 to preserve the ecosystem of this mountain range, it was named by UNESCO as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977 and as a Natural World Heritage Site in 1985.



  • Camping equipment (personal shop, kitchen and bathroom)
  • logistics equipment kitchen (utensils, chairs, gas)
  • Donkeys to transport luggage and food
  • Private transportation to the whole approach point
  • Huascaran National Park entry
  • First aid kit
  • personalized assistance

No Included

  • Personal mountain equipment (boots, ice axes, crampons, harness, gloves, etc.)
  • Extra meals in cities
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • additional Tours
  • Sleeping bag (0 ° C -20 ° C)
  • Travel insurance (emergency)
  • payments input and / or output within Airport
  • tips



Definitely, climbing the Huascaran shield represents a great challenge for experienced climbers, its 1200 meters of wall with hard ice makes it a high commitment objective. To climb this wall, you have to set up a camp in high altitude camp I. From here start the ascent to the rim of the wall and start climbing the Huascaran shield. Once you have reached the summit, you will have to return by the normal route and spend the night in Campo Alto II.


If you decide to make the ascent with us, all meals will be provided, including a daily snack bag (chocolate, cookies, fruit, etc.) and all meals at the campsites. Dinner meals are varied dishes, including soup. Our cooks are constantly trained to provide a varied, nutritious and delicious food to face the mountain days. We also have a vegetarian option, you can request the service during the reservation. If you are hiking independently, you will need to plan all the ingredients for your meals and bring your own gas or benzine stove. You can rent a MSR model stove, the rent ranges from 10 to 15 soles ($5 USD) that works with benzine and the price of this liquid is 8 soles per liter ($3 USD). You can carry light food, thermostabilized or freeze-dried meals to optimize your logistics and weight. In Huaraz, some mountain stores sell these products.


We recommend buying travel insurance if you plan to do mountaineering in Peru. Most of the mountains in Peru are very remote and rugged, so if something goes wrong, you are likely to need an emergency evacuation and that can be incredibly expensive. If you decide to choose travel insurance, be sure to purchase a plan that covers high-altitude and helicopter rescues.


It is important to know the basics of high altitude mountaineering. Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is no joke, and if you make unwise decisions or ignore the symptoms, it could even kill you. Most people who acclimatize properly usually experience limited MAM symptoms, it is normal and there is no need to panic. It is suggested to research more about MAM and take it seriously for this type of expedition in Peru. Although this mountain climb has a gradual ascent, you will eventually reach an elevation of 6,768 m, which is a significant drop for the average hiker. Many people coming to Peru arrive from near sea level and will need to spend a few days in Huaraz (3,100m) to acclimatize before making the ascent to Huascaran. It is recommended that you do progressive acclimatization treks for several days to prepare for the ascent to 5,000 and attempt a 6,000. One-day hikes around Huaraz or in the Callejón de Huaylas are the most recommended.


Before ascending or climbing Huascaran, we recommend you to acclimatize beforehand. Especially if you are arriving from sea level (e.g. Lima) or low altitudes, it is an excellent idea to spend a few days acclimatizing in Huaraz (3100 masl) and doing some hiking and climbing in the Cordillera Blanca. There are a number of options that will be useful to help you acclimatize, condition your body physically and gain endurance. Here are four routes that will help you acclimatize and measure your fitness levels.


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