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Climbing Huascaran Climb - Cordillera Blanca

Summit: 6768 meter (22.205 ft)
Difficulty: Difficult (AD-, difficult because of the altitude)
Duration expedition Huaraz - summit - Huaraz: 6 - 7days

Climbing Huascaran

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Day-per-day itinerary

Tent       Breakfast       Lunch       Dinner

Day 1
Pick up from your hotel at 8 AM and private transport to Musho where our donkeys and donkey drivers will be waiting for us. From there we walk approximately 4-5 hours to the Huascaran Basecamp.

Day 2
5-6 hours hike to the morrain camp at 5250 m (17.224 ft) Last 2 hours we walk on the glacier. Porters help us carrying food, equipment and tents.

Day 3
4-5 hours to the high camp 2 at 5950 m (19.521 ft) Porters help us carrying food, equipment and tents.
Briefing about the attack with your guide and preparation of your pack for tomorrow.

Day 4
We get up at 2:00 AM to have breakfast (or maybe only drink a cup of coffee) and get dressed. At 3 AM we start hiking towards the glacier to reach the summit approximately 5-7 hours later. Descend to high camp 2.

Day 5
5-6 hours walking back to the base camp.

Day 6
From the base camp hike back to Musho from where our private transport will take you back to Huaraz for your well-deserved shower.

  • Mountain guide, cook & Porters.
  • Donkeys & donkey driver (amount depends on the group size)
  • All food during the expedition (good, healthy and varied food. Vegetarian option.)
  • Private transport to/from Trailstart/end.
  • All cooking equipment, social tent, bathroom tent, foldable chairs, ...
  • Sleeping tents (Mountain Equipment Coop, Salewa, Northface) depending on the necesity of the tour, Thermarest inflatable mattresses.
  • Entrance fee National Park Huascaran
Not Included:
  • Additional beverages or meals in villages
  • Breakfast on the 1st and dinner on the last day
  • Return or abortion otherwise as planned itinerary: transport & possible accommodation costs (also for staff)
  • Personal mountain equipment such as trekking shoes, rain/wind jacket/pants, hat, gloves, sunglasses etc.
  • Sleeping bag (more info)

Comment: at Huascaran basecamp you could also stay in the Refugee if desired. Extra pay to do so is approximately US $ 15 per night. We will still carry all tents and mattresses though - quite often they have a lot of people and it is too noisy to actually be able to sleep (and hence, clients return to their tents).


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