Huascaran (6,768m/22,205ft) is the highest point in Peru, the highest point in all the Earth's tropics and the fifth highest mountain in South America. The summit was first reached in July 1932 by a joint German–Austrian expedition. This mountain is the most popular climbing objective in the Peruvian Andes, and is especially popular with those who visit the Cordillera Blanca. In reaching its lofty summit you will have reached the apex of the highest tropical mountain range in the world.
Activities: Peak climbing
Difficulty: Very Strenuous
Duration: 6 days
Best time to go: May - September
Departure dates: By arrangement
Maximum altitude: 6768m / 22 205ft.
Itinerary at glance
Day 1: Huaraz - Musho village – Base camp 4400m / 14 436 ft.
Day 2: Base camp – Moraine camp 4800m / 15 748 ft – Camp I 5000m / 16404 ft.
Day 3: Camp I – Camp II 5950 m / 19 521 ft.
Day 4: Camp II – Huascaran summit 6768 m / 22 205ft – Camp II.
Day 5: Camp II – Camp I.
Day 6: Camp I – Base camp – Musho - Huaraz.
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