06 Days/05 Nigths
Max. Altitude: 6768 m / 22,204 ft
Route: Climbing Nevado Huascaran
Availability: June - August
Nevado Huascaran is located in the Yungay province, Ancash department at about 70 km from Huaraz, department capital. At 6768m, it is the highest tropical Mountain in Peru, and is surrounded by peaks reaching over 5000m of height in the Cordillera Blanca sector.
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 5260 m / 17,257 ft
This day we will begin our hike by crossing a large 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 1 - High Camp 2 o Garganta 5900 m / 19,356 ft
The hike to Camp 2 will start early in order to avoid the crossing seracs after the couloir. This is an easy trail of approx. 4 hours.
Day 04: High Camp 2 - Summit Huascaran 6768 m / 22,204 ft - High Camp 2
The hike will start at 1 am, taking a zigzag trail in order to avoid the crevices. Afterwards, we will climb narrow passages of 50 to 60° inclination. After climbing all of them, we will reach a wide glacier where we will carry on zigzagging until we reach the top. From the top, you will be able to appreciate the mountain range of the Cordillera Blanca. Then we will go down to Camp 2 to spend the night. Approx 6 to 7 hours.
Day 05: High Camp 2 - High Base Camp
We will take the same route as before to reach Base Camp (4250 m / 13,943 ft). Approx. 4 to 5 hours.
Day 06: Base Camp – Musho - Huaraz.
We will go down to the village of Musho where our vehicle back to Huaraz will be waiting. 3 hours walk + 2.5hrs transport.
|START DATE||END DATE||DETAILS||STATUS|
|30/07/2018||04/07/2018||Climbing Nevado Huascaran 06 Days||Sold|
|06/08/2018||11/08/2018||Climbing Nevado Huascaran 06 Days||Sold|
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