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Climb Huascarán Mountain (6768 m) 6 Days

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Climb Huascarán Mountain (6768 m) 6 Days

Climb Huascarán Mountain (6768 m) 6 Days

23 reviews


Huascarán is the highest peak in Peru. This mountain has two summits: Huascarán North (6655 m) and the main summit, Huascarán South (6768 m). Many climbers dream of reaching the high summit of 6768 meters. Huascarán offers multiple routes to arrive at the highest point in Peru. Technically, the climb is not difficult, nevertheless, due to its elevation and risk of avalanches, it is a serious endeavor.


Huascaran is an emblematic mountain of the Andes, the highest in Peru and the entire Cordillera Blanca, belongs to the Huascaran National Park that bears the same name, considered the highest tropical mountain in the world.

Trip Details

  • Route: Normal – Throat
  • Duration:  6Days / 5Nights
  • Difficulty: Medium / Difficult Demanding
  • Activity: Climb / Adventure
  • Season: May / September
  • Altitude Between: 3,100 / 6,768 m.
  • Starting Point: Musho
  • Day 1: Huaraz – Transfer to Musho (3000 m) – Trekking to Huascarán Base Camp (4250 m)
  • Day 2: Huascarán Base Camp – Ascend to High Camp I (5350 m)
  • Day 3: High Camp I – Ascend to High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m)
  • Day 4: High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m) – Ascent to Huascarán Summit (6768 m) – Trekking descent to Base Camp
  • Day 5: Reserve day in case of bad weather or to sleep in High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m)
  • Day 6: Base Camp – Trekking to Musho (3000 m) – Transfer to Huaraz


Day 1: Huaraz - Musho (3000 m) - Trekking to Huascarán Base Camp (4250 m)

we will start at 7 AM driving along the Callejon de Huaylas to Musho. then we will arrive at Musho village, where we meet  with our porters and donkys that they  transport our luggage  from Musho to Huascarán Base Camp (4,250 m), where we have a beautiful view of the Cordillera Negra.

Overnight Camp

  • Distance: 9.5km/ 5.903ft
  • Elevation:1,170 m/356.62 ft
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours
  • Meals: lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping
  • Level: Moderate

Day 2: Huascarán Base Camp - Ascend to High Camp I (5450 m)

After breakfast, we will start hiking up. We will have a challenging 3-hour walk over granite rocks, leading us to the glacier of Huascaran. Our porters will help us carry our camping equipment and food . From this point, the southern and northern peaks of Huascarán seem close enough to touch.

in the afternoon we have nice sunset then dinner and lodging in tents on the glacier. At this altitude, the temperature at night falls to as low as -13°C. Overnight Camp.

  • Distance: 9.5km/ 5.903ft
  • Elevation:1,170 m/356.62 ft
  • Hiking time:  5 to 6 hours
  • Meals: Breckfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping
  • Level: Challenging
  • Temperature: Between 13° C – 23° C during the day at night -05°C to – 10°C on the top – 15°C.

Day 3: High Camp I - Ascend to High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m)

Very early this morning we continue to climb over the steep section of the glacier, with crevasses, avalanches in the chutes, and an area of icefall with 50° faces requiring ice climbing. We expect to find changes to the rugged glacier because every year with the retreat of the glacier, the conditions change with regard to crevasses, bridges or new avalanches. Our porters accompany us to Camp 2 in La Garganta (“The Throat“), the saddle between the North Summit (6655 m) and the South Summit (6768 m.) We sleep in tents on the glacier. Overnight Camp.

Day 4: High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m) - Ascend to Huascarán Summit (6768 m)

Summit day! We begin our ascent very early this morning to the South Summit (6768 m) we continues through many crevasses and avalanche zones until we arrive at the flat summit ridge. From here you can see all of the Cordillera Blanca, including Alpamayo to the north. The unforgettable view from the summit makes us forget all our effort to get here! After enjoying the summit and taking photos, we begin our descent back to High Camp II. Rest one hour and begin to go down to Base Camp. Dinner and lodging in Base Camp. Time required: High Camp II to Base Camp: 3-4 hours. Overnight Camp.

Day 5: Reserve day in case of bad weather or to sleep in High Camp II (Garganta, 6000 m)

Extra day in case of bad weather, or to remain in High Camp II. Overnight Camp

Day 6: Base Camp - Trekking to Musho (3000 m) - Back to Huaraz

Our last expedition day. Early in the morning the mule/donky drivers arrive, and after the luggage is loaded, we descend to the village of Musho, a walk of 3-4 hours. From here our private transport will be waiting to brin us to Huaraz, our final destination. Here we say goodbye to our local team . Lodging in the hotel. Overnight Hotel



  • Mountain Guide (UIAGM)
  • Cook (1), Porters (2), Donkey Driver (2)
  • Private tourist transport to the starting point for walking
  • Food during the expedition (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Breakfast: Tea, coffee, milk, serials, bread, cheese, butter, jam, cake, fruit salad, etc.
  • Snack: Fresh fruit, chocolate, biscuit, frugues and candies.
  • spatter, ham.
  • Tea Time: Coffee, infusions, cookies, fried huantan, popcorn, etc.
  • Optional vegetarian food
  • Last day (typical food of the Pachamanca Andes)
  • Camping equipment (sleeping tent 2 people, dining tent, kitchen and bathroom tent)
  • Logistic Kitchen Equipment (kitchen utensils, pots, plates, cutlery, chairs, tables, gas)
  • Hot water in the morning to wash your hands and face every day
  • Boiled water for your bottle every day
  • Donkeys for the transport of luggage and food (10 Kilos per person for the donkey)
  • Emergency Horse (1) in case of evacuation
  • First aid kit
  • Communication radio

No Included


  • Través accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Personal expenses
  • Acclimatization Tour
  •  Personal clothing for high mountains
  • High mountain personal technical equipment (boots, ice axes, crampons, harness, helmet, etc.)
  • Extra food and drinks in the cities
  • Entrance tickets (Huascaran National Park S / 150.00 soles per person)
  • Travel / Accident Insurance
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips (driver, guide, cook, porter, carrier)

What To Bring

Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc


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