Mt. Huascaran Expedition

Locations: Peru.
Difficulty: 7
Next Trip:
Trip Cost: $2,900.00 USD

Our Mt. Huascaran Expedition takes us to the highest southern summit of Huascarán, Huascarán Sur, which is the highest point in Peru and the sixth highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere, at an elevation of 6,768 meters (22,205 feet).  Huascaran gives its name to Huascarán National Park, which surrounds it and is a popular location for trekking and mountaineering.  Huascarán is normally climbed from the village of Musho to the west via a high camp in the col that separates the summits, known as La Garganta.  The ascent normally takes 6–7 days, the main difficulties being the large crevasses that often block the route.  The Huascarán summit is one of the points on the Earth’s surface farthest from the Earth’s center.  Acclimation is necessary for this trip, so climbing a smaller nearby peak like Mt. Pisco can be a great way to prepare for Huascaran.

Mt. Huascaran Expedition Service Includes:

  • Mountain Guide English speaking
  • Cook
  • Porter to carry the logistics and food
  • Donkey Driver
  • Donkeys
  • Complete food during the expedition (breakfast, all snack, lunch and dinner)
  • Private transfer during the expedition
  • Logistic camping equipment (bi-personal tent, kitchen tent, dining tent with table and chairs, utensils kitchen, rope, snow pickets, ice screws, etc)
  • First Aid kit
  • Taxi from station, bus to Hotel ( Huaraz )
  • Acclimatization day

Mt. Huascaran Expedition services not included:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Huascaran National Park entrance fee
  • Tips
  • Personal climbing gear and clothing
  • Extra drinks

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October 23, 2014