Climbing Huascaran (6768m/22199ft)
Huascaran is a lofty goal for many mountaineers, it is the highest mountain in Peru and one of the highest mountains in South America. Like all of the mountains in the Cordillera Blanca, the route lines change every year, and even the easiest route is technical. However, from the top of Huascaran, one can enjoy unrivalled views of the entire Huaylas valley. Climbing Huascaran requires excellent physical conditioning and acclimatization.
Altitude: 6768 msnm
Day 1 - Huaraz - Musho - Base Camp Huascaran
Day 2 - Base Camp Huascaran - Camp I
Day 3 - Camp I - Camp II
Day 4 - Camp II - Cumbre Huascaran - Camp I
Day 5 - Camp I - Base Camp
Day 6 - Base Camp - Huaraz
Day 7 - Extra day in case of inclement weather
Program Descrption day by day:
Day 01: Huaraz – Musho – Huascaran Base Camp
After breakfast in the hotel we will start at 7:00am approximately, along the Callejon de Huaylas to Mancos, from here we will travel to the East side to Musho, arriving to Musho after 1 hour trip, the Donkey Driver will be waiting for us in Musho to transport our climbing equipments to Base Camp of Huascaran (3800m/12464ft), after hiking up for about 4 or 5 hours we will arriving to the Base Camp and overnight Camping.
Day 02: Base Camp – Camp 1
After the breakfast in the Base Camp we will start hiking up to the moraine camp, sometimes rock climbing for about 3 hours to get the glacier, from here we will start climbing the glacier for about 1 hour to the Camp 1 at (5000m/16400ft), from here we will have a splendid views to see different mountains ours around, overnight Camping over the glacier.
Day 03: Camp 1 – climb up to Camp 2
Today, we will start at 4:00am to climb to the Camp 2, for about 5 hours approximately, in case there are other climbers, we will have to pass a little fast the part of the Channel, this part is avalanche zone, arriving to Camp 2 around 9:00am, overnight camping over the glacier at (5950m/19516ft).
Day 04: Camp 2 – climb up Huascaran summit – camp 2
After the breakfast in the Camp 2 we will start climbing at 3:00am, along the this route we will enjoy the nice views of different mountains ours around and will enjoy the sunrise in the Cordillera Blanca, arriving to the Summit (6768m/22199ft) around 10:00am, in the summit we will enjoy the white Mountain Range and take pictures, after stay few minutes we will start go down to the Camp 2 for about 4 hours approximately, arriving to the Camp 2 around 3 or 4:00pm, overnight camping at (5950m/19516ft).
Day 05: Camp 2 – down to the Base Camp
Early in the morning we will start go down to the Base Camp, after go down 2 hours will be arriving to the Moraine Camp, where we will have lunch, after lunch we will continue go down to the Base Camp for about 2 hours more, arriving around 3:00pm, overnight in the Base Camp at (3800m/12464ft).
Day 06: Base Camp – back to Huaraz
Late in the morning we will go down hill to Musho for about 3 hours half approximately. Where our private transport will be waiting for us to transport to Huaraz; arriving to Huaraz around 16:00hours and transfer to the hotel, overnight in the Hotel in Huaraz.
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