Feel On Top Of The World By Climbing Peru’S Highest Peak
Summit Huascaran, the highest peak of Peru and the Cordillera Blanca
Challenge yourself with a high altitude, technical climb.
Admire stunning views over the whole Cordillera Blanca from its highest point.
Climb and trek some of Peru’s most beautiful circuits while acclimatizing for Huascaran climbing.
Climb Huascaran if you are in the Cordillera between June and August, July offering the best conditions.
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and …
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way.
Huaraz is well connected with Lima by bus. The distance is ~400km and the journey takes around 8 hours and is reasonably priced ($11 - 29 one way) and services are generally quite reliable. Main Operators are Movil Tours, Cruz del Sur, Lenea and Oltursa.
Note that in Peru each bus company often has its own separate terminal. In Lima, the main bus terminals are in Javier Prado, La Victoria, Terminal Plaza Norte, Aramburu and Paseo de la República. Flights from Lima to Huaraz are operated by LC Peru, with daily one flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airstrip in Huaraz is ~23km north of Huaraz, you can take a combi (USD ~1) or a taxi (USD ~10 - 16) to Huaraz town. Flights are temporarily suspended due to financial difficulties being faced by the airline.
If climbing to you means always wanting to get better, push harder, go higher – then climbing Huascaran in Peru is a must. By summiting the highest peak of the Cordillera Blanca, you will be able to take in views of the Peruvian range that very few people can gloat about. Alongside the stunning landscapes trekked across in preparation for Huascaran, this expedition will make for an unforgettable adventure.
Just as for Alpamayo, summiting Huascaran should be attempted only by acclimatized and experienced alpine climbers. In addition to adequate equipment, make sure that your travel insurance covers climbing and trekking over 3000m of altitude; and if you are summiting without a guide, make sure to have the necessary written permissions from park officials. Finally, changing climate conditions mean that the path to the top of Huascaran is constantly changing – check with local guides beforehand for the best present route to ensure your safety.
In Huaraz you can contact the following - Medical: Clínica San Pablo North of town, this is the best medical care in Huaraz. Some doctors speak English; Police - Policìa de Turismo; Forex - Banco de la Nación, BCP, Interbank