Timimg: 7 days

Grade: Hard

Huascaran is the highest mountain of Peru, and the highest of any mountains situated in the tropics. It is the principal objective of many climbers that visit the Cordillera Blanca. Although not especially technical, the altitude makes it a challenging mountain to climb. A previous,good acclimatisation program is essential, and we always recommend an acclimatisation trek followed by a preparation peak such as Pisco.

DAY 1: Drive from Huaraz to Musho. Hike to Base Camp 4350m 4 hours

DAY 2: Rest day in Base Camp while porters establish the high camps, or extra day for bad weather

DAY 3: Climb at first on moraine rock and then on snow & ice to High Camp 1 on the snow at 5260m. 5 hours.

DAY 4: Climb to High Camp 2 at 6000m. There is some steep climbing with crevasses and seracs to negotiate around. 5 to 6 hours

DAY 5: Climb to the summit & return to High Camp 2. An 11 to 12 hour day

DAY 6: Return to Base Camp. 6 to 7 hours

DAY 7: Walk to Musho 3 hours, and then return to Huaraz in our private van