Huascaran ascent, Peru’s giant
When we had the idea to develop a new trip, Huascaran, the giant of Peru imposed itself! The highest mountain of Peru, the 5th of all the Americas, and especially it is not just a hike in high-altitude, but a journey where you will have to cross several crevasses. Acclimation and speed are the key of success on this mountain.
Therefore, we will acclimate ourselves at the Vallunaraju previous to the ascension in order to attain the summit. The peak is not our main goal but we will try to reach it if we have the opportunity. Discover the Peruvian culture remains a must. Returning from the mountain, prior to departure, we will spend a few days in Huaraz to enjoy the city.
Location : Cordillera Blanca, Pérou
Duration : 18 days
Cost : 3970 $
Ratio : 3 clients / 1 guide (max 6 climbers)
- 4 nights in hotel
- 1 night in refuge
- 12 nights camping
- Ground transportation
- Food on mountain
- Collective equipment
- Québec certified guide guide d’escalade
- Applicable taxes
- Day 1 : Flight from Montreal/Lima
- Day 2 : Departure to Huaraz
- Day 3 : Day in Huaraz
- Day 4 : Departure for the Vallunaraju
- Day 5: Approach to Moraine camp moraine (4906m)
- Day 6: Summit to Vallunaraju (5686m) return at Huaraz
- Day 7: Day in Huaraz
- Day 8 : Departure for base camp (4150m)
- Day 9 : Approach of moraine camp (4900m).
- Day 10: Ascent of camp 1 at 5400m (glacier)
- Day 11: Acces to camp 2
- Day 12: Rest at camp 1
- Day 13: Ascent to camp 2 (6000m)
- Day 14: Summit and return at the moraine
- Day 15 : Return to Huaraz
- Day 16: Rest in Huaraz
- Day 17: Return to Lima
- Day 18: Return flight
Altitude: 5686 m
Route: Normal route
Duration: 5 hours from moraine camp
From Huaraz we can observe this impressive mountain with two summits. This mountain will offer you a bigger challenge than Pisco, because to reach it we have to climb summit ridge at an angle of 55 degrees.
The summit of Vallunaraju offers a 360 degrees view of the surrounding mountains. We can even see the town of Huaraz in the distant.
Altitude: 6768 m
Route: Northwest slopes via the Garganta
Duration: 6 days from base camp
Although technically not very difficult Huascaran is quite a challenge! To access the different camps we will have to cross several crevasse, serac and avalanche zones. This means you should physically be ready to move quickly and efficiently. Camp 1 and 2 are on the glacier and we will be sleeping above an altitude of 6000 m.
The majority of the route is not very steep (30-45°) a part from a few steeper sections (70-80°) to get around crevasses.
- Air Transportation
- Personal expenses
- Meals in town
- Travel insurance
- Personal equipment
- Tip for the guide
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