Climb Huascaran with our world class guides. Huascaran is the highest mountain in Peru. Huascaran stands at 6,768m/ 22,205 feet tall. A giant of the Andes mountains. The ascent normally takes 21 days. The main difficulties being the large crevasses that often block the route to the summit. Before climbing Huascaran in Peru we advise adding an ascent above 5,000m/ 16,404 feet to give additional acclimatization. We do this on Mount Pisco, Yanapaccha, Vallunaraju and Ishinca prior to heading high on Huascaran. We include continuous training support and advice along with our booklet on the climb.
Before undertaking any serious climb in Peru, you need an acclimatization schedule to match the elevation gain. Check out our itinerary. Our normal schedule adds in the climb of Pisco 5,750m/ 18,864 feet. This is a classic combination between trek and climbing expedition.
Acclimatization for Huascaran
The Santa Cruz trek is a very popular and short trek in to the Cordillera Blanca with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. This region holds crystalline water and lakes with two high passes, Punta Union at 4,750m/ 15,583 feet. Also, Portachuelo Pass at 4,770m/ 15,649 feet. The climb of Pisco mountain at 5,750m/ 18,864 feet does not required you to have previous mountaineering or technical ability, but we recommend it along with previous high altitude trekking experience.
Our Huascaran Plan
The preparation for Climbing Huascaran in Peru, we require you to reach the elevation of 5,750m/ 18,864 feet on Pisco mountain, before moving on to climb Huascaran at 6,768m/ 22,205 feet. The trails are not that challenging, but the altitude is, so coming physically prepared is paramount. Once you come prepared you will be treated to world class mountain views on Pisco mountain. You will see great views of your ultimate goal of Huascaran and other peaks like Huangoys, Artesonraju, Yanapaccha and Chopocalqui. Follow us on Instagram.
Join the Experts on Huascaran
Huascaran is the highest mountain in Peru and the fourth highest peak in the whole of the American continent. Huascaran is surrounded by peaks reaching over 5,000m/ 16,404 feet of height in the Cordillera Blanca which offers of the most stunning climbing and scenery found anywhere else of the world. If you considering joining one of our Climbing Huascaran in Peru you need have gone on one of our winter skills courses, had previous multi-day high altitude trekking and mountaineering experience. The best month for Climbing Huascaran in Peru are June, July and August. Prices start from $4,500.