Seat of the vast Incan Empire, Peru is a country rich in cultural history. Home to a section of the Amazon rainforest, Machu Picchu, the well-known Inca Trail, and Lake Titicaca, one of the highest lakes in the world, Peru offers an abundance of activities to keep you busy during your stay in the country. Peru is also a climber's paradise with an incredible 33 peaks over 6,000m. Make sure to put the Cordillera Blanca region on your itinerary if you aspire to do some mountaineering during your travels in Peru.
Climbing Alpamayo (5,947m) is any alpinist's dream. The southwest face is not only aesthetically beautiful but also offers 1,200ft of challenging alpine ice to tackle. Alpamayo is typically done as a 7-day trip.
Challenge yourself to a demanding high altitude, expedition style, climb by taking on Peru's highest peak, Huascaran (6,768m). Take in the stunning views of the Cordillera Blanco from the summit of Huascaran and leave with memories of a lifetime. Climbing Huascaran can be done as a 7-day trip. An acclimatization package is also available.
Explore Peru's natural beauty on popular day-hikes in the Cordillera Blanca region, which include Churup Lake, Laguna 69, Aguac Lake, and Pucaventana. These hikes are all accessible from Huaraz.
Have some more time and would like to experience some classic scenic treks over passes in the Cordillera Blaco region? Some options include the Santa Cruz trek, the Quilqueyhuanca-Ishinca traverse, the Alpamayo-Cedros circuit, the Huyhush trek, or Machu Picchu. These treks will take you through valley bottoms and passes as you are surrounded by the gorgeous peaks in the Cordillera Blanco range.
Customized Mountaineering Trips
With over 33 peaks over 6,000m in the Cordillera Blanco region, there are numerous options for mountaineering in Peru for all levels of interest and ability. Let us know how much time you have to explore the mountains and what your goals are and we can help you to design a customized package to suit your needs.
Customized Climbing Trips
Climbing is our passion, so let us help you to build a climbing itinerary and achieve your climbing goals during your visit in Peru. Our guides are available to take you on specialized guided trips on more technically challenging climbs or to explore more difficult routes on popular mountains. Examples of exciting alpine climbs include Tocllaraju, Inshinca, Urus, Ranranpalca, Palcaraju, Pisco, Chopicalqui, and Yanapacha.