05 Days/04 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6768 m / 22,204 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Huascaran Shield
Availability: June - August
Nevado Huascaran It is located in the Yungay province, north east of Huaraz. The whole wall is made of blue ice and it is recommended to have good crampons and ice axes. From the top you can appreciate some great views of the Cordillera Blanca.
This is a very good hike to acclimatize. From Huaraz we go by car to the village of Pitec. On the way we pass several picturesque villages, such as Unchus and Llupa. At 3850 m /12,631 ft we start our easy hike up to Lake Churup with its blue colors sitting at an altitude of 4440 m /14,566 ft ling over steep rocks. And then we come back to Huaraz by the same way.
Day 01: Huaraz - Musho - Base Camp 4250 m / 13,943 ft
From Huaraz we will drive to a village called Musho, where we will start our hike, first going through a forest of eucalyptus trees, until we get to base camp. We will also have donkeys and donkey drivers with us during this hike. Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Day 02: Base Camp - high Camp 1 5250 m / 17,224 ft or Camp at the bottom of the shield 5900 m / 19,356 ft
On that day we will begin our hike by going through a huge granite moraine until reaching a wide glacier, where we will get to 5260m and set up camp for the night. Approx. 5 to 6 hours.
Day 03: High Camp - Summit Huascaran 6768 m / 22,204 ft - High Camp
We will begin the hike up in the middle of the night, climbing the 400m wall with a 55° to 65° inclination. Then, we will walk along a ridge until we reach our goal, where we will have a spectacular view. Later we will go down using the normal route, with two rappels on different sides until reaching Camp 2 where we will spend the night. Approx. 6 to 7 hours.
Day 04: High Camp - Base Camp
We will use the same Normal route as before to Base Camp 4250 m / 13,943 ft . Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Day 05: Base Camp - Musho - Huaraz
We will go down to the village of Musho where our vehicle back to Huaraz will be waiting for us. 3 hour walk, 2h ½ of transport.
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