Huascaran South – 6 Days / 5 Nights

Huascaran South Summit at 6,768m


Huascaran is the highest peak in tropical site and into Cordillera Blanca, it is visible from Huaraz and all the side of Callejon de Huaylas, the approach route is by Musho village, and nowadays the normal route to climb is on the west face, from the camp over 6000m, the route go on steep and slope sections until reach the summit, which require a wide climbing experience, good shape, and climbing technique, from the summit offer gorgeous view about deep valleys, major part of Cordillera Blanca and glacier lakes.

  • Maximun altitude : 6768 m. (Huascaran south summit)
  • Difficulty : Difficult
  • Duration : 6 days / 5 nights
  • Preferred time : May – September
  • Location : Cordillera Blanca
  • Average temperature : Between 13° C to 23° C during the day / at night -5°C to -2°C on the top -10°C


Day 1 : Huaraz at (3100m) – Mancos village at (2528m) – Musho village at (3005m) – Huascaran base camp at (4200m). (Driving time : 2 hours / walk time : 4 hours (walk up)
Departure from Huaraz at 7:00 am. toward north side of Callejon de Huaylas until Mancos at 2500m, after that we will drive on dirt road until reach Musho village, where we will meet with donkey driver and donkeys, who are going to load our climbing gear until base camp at 4200m. Overnight camp at Huascaran base camp.

Day 2 : Huascaran base camp at (4200m) – Moraine camp at (4850m). (Climbing time : 3 hours (walk up)
This day after our breakfast at 8:00am, after that we will prepare our climb gear, to start walking up on rocky section toward moraine at 4850m, in this place we will have lunch, and in the afternoon we will enjoy impressive unset. Overnight camp at Huascaran moraine camp.

Day 3 : Moraine camp at (4850m) – high camp at (5350m). (Climbing time : 5 hours (ascent)
After our hearty breakfast we will move on rocky path until reach the glacier edge, then we will traverse until reach the high camp at 5350m. Overnight camp at Huascaran high camp.

Day 4: High camp at (5350m) – Second high camp at (6010m). (Climbing time : 4 hours (ascent)
After our breakfast we will start climbing up toward col passing on the way up by a little bit dangerous avalanche site until reach the col in the middle of couple peaks, in the afternoon we will enjoy one of the most impressive sunset in whole of Cordillera Blanca. Overnight camp at Huascaran second high camp.

Day 5 : Second high camp at (6010m) – Huascaran south summit peak at (6768m) – Second high camp at (6010m) – high camp at (5350m) – Moraine camp at (4850m) (Climbing time : 16 hours (ascent & descent)
This day we will have breakfast very early at 12:00 am then we start walking up on switchbacks with some steep and slope sections, after 7 hours climbing up we will reach the north summit at 6768m, from the summit we will have a breathtaking view to the cordillera Blanca, then we back on the same route up on rappels at difficult parts until reach our camp then we continue descending until moraine camp site. Last night camp at moraine camp.

Day 6 : Moraine camp at (4850m) – Musho at (3050m) – Huaraz. (Climbing time : 5 hours (descent)
After our breakfast at 8:00am we will pick up our climbing gears to back until base camp, where our donkey driver is waiting us to load our climb gear until Musho village, where our private transport is waiting us to back Huaraz. En our expeditions.


  • Qualified mountain guide
  • Cook specialized in normal and vegetarian dishes
  • Full first aid kid
  • Camping equipment (double sleeping tent, matrass, and etc.)
  • Equipment and cook tools (cook tent, utensil kitchen, and more)
  • Climbing gear (climbing boots, crampons, harness, ice axe rope, etc)
  • Personalized service of Peruvian Mountain Summit
  • Porters, who will support loading our collective climbing gearPrivate transport from Huaraz – Musho / Musho – Huaraz
  • Climbing meal (breakfast, picnic or lunch and dinner)
  • The meal contain enough carbohydrate to recover the lost energy during the trek (omelet, soup, fresh fruit, meats, pasta, raze, hot drinks, coca tea, which is ideal for altitude sickness)


  • You should do early book to get special discount
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 40% of total price, and rest 60% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz
  • Our accommodation service has hot water, private bathroom, TV with cable connection, restaurant, cafe shop, which is located at down town
  • Bus service from Lima – Huaraz – Lima with “Cruz del Sur or Movil tours” with WiFi connection
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company service is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available
  • Our trek rates can change according the book time and number of participants, contact with us for more information please


  • Climbing permits to Huascaran National Park 65.00 soles
  • Alimentation in Huaraz city
  • Sleeping bag (adequate -15° C)
  • Tips


  • Climbing boots
  • Polar Tec or wool gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Polar Tec or wool cap
  • Sun glasses UV protection
  • A back pack between 40 l to 70
  • Light weight Waterproof jacket Gore-Tex
  • Light weight Waterproof pants Gore-Tex
  • Water bottle
  • Sun scream
  • Headlamp
  • Personal first aid kid
  • Hiking poles
  • Overcoat clothes
  • A camera
  • Sleeping bag -15° C
  • Personal toilets and small synthetic towel
  • Sandals
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