Mt. Huarapasca 5418

Price $180 $160 Full Day Trip
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Mt. Huarapasca 5418

$180 $160 per person

Huarapasca is a rarely climbed 17,757 ft/ 5420m high mountain.  What makes it an attractive objective is that it can be climbed with a very short approach from the car.  The two principle routes are a more technical one from the south and an easier from the southeast.  The mountain can be climbed all year.

Full Day Trip
16+ Age
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Huaraz city
  • Departure Time
    02:00 hrs
  • Return Time
    16:00 hrs
  • Dress Code
    Mountaineering equipment, Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat and warm jacket.
  • Included
    Ice Climbing Equipment
    National Park Fee
    Personal Instructor
    Personal Mountain Guide
    Technical Equipment
  • Not Included
    Cycling Equipment
    Emergency Horse
    Hotel & Accommondation
    Mountaineering Chef
    Muleteers & Donkeys
    Personal Mountaineering Clothing
    Rock Climbing Equipment
    Trekking Equipment
Day 1: Preparation & Acclimatization
 Preparation and Acclimatization Morning:
  1. Arrival in Huaraz: Arrive in Huaraz, the base town for most treks and climbs in the Cordillera Blanca. Spend the morning settling in, getting permits, and renting any necessary gear.
  2. Briefing and Gear Check: Meet with your guide for a briefing on the climb. They will go over the route, safety procedures, and ensure you have all the necessary equipment.
  3. Acclimatization Hike: Since acclimatization is crucial for high-altitude climbs, spend the afternoon on a short acclimatization hike in the surrounding area. This could be a hike to a nearby viewpoint or a visit to the famous Wilcacocha Lake.
  1.  Preparation and Rest: Spend the evening resting and preparing your gear for the climb. Ensure you have enough water, snacks, and warm clothing packed for the next day.
  2. Early Dinner: Have an early dinner consisting of high-energy foods like pasta or rice to fuel your climb. Avoid heavy or greasy foods that might upset your stomach.
  1. Rest: Get an early night's sleep to ensure you're well-rested for the early start the next morning.
Day 2: Full day Summit Day.
Day 2: Summit Day Early Morning:
  1. Wake-Up and Breakfast: Wake up early, around 1 - 2 am, and have a light breakfast. This could be something like oatmeal or brown bread with jam to provide energy for the climb.
  2. Departure: Leave Huaraz and drive to the trailhead southeast for Mount Huarapasca. The drive could take a couple of hours depending on road conditions and the starting point of the climb.
  1. Start of the Climb: Begin the ascent of Mount Huarapasca. The climb typically involves navigating glaciers, rocky terrain, and potentially some technical sections wall.
  2. Midway Check: Take short breaks as needed to rest, hydrate, and refuel with snacks. Your guide will monitor your progress and ensure everyone is feeling well.
  3. Push for the Summit: As you approach the summit, the terrain may become steeper and more challenging. Follow your guide's instructions closely and maintain a steady pace.
By noon:
  1. Summit Success: Reach the summit of Mount Huarapasca! Celebrate your achievement and take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding Cordillera Blanca.
  2. Descent: Begin the descent back to the trailhead. Descending can be just as challenging as ascending, so take your time and stay focused.
  3. Return to Huaraz: Arrive back in Huaraz in the late afternoon or early evening. Celebrate your successful climb with a hearty meal and perhaps a drink to toast your accomplishment.
  4. Rest and Recovery: Spend the evening resting and reflecting on your climb. Drink plenty of water and eat a nutritious meal to aid in your recovery.
  1. Sleep: Get a good night's sleep to help your body recover from the physical exertion of the climb.
Remember, climbing Mount Huarapasca is a serious undertaking that requires proper preparation, physical fitness, and acclimatization to high altitude. Make sure to hire an experienced guide and listen to their instructions throughout the climb to ensure a safe and successful experience.