On the summit of Huascaran Sur, Cordillera Blanca, PeruOn the summit of Huascaran Sur, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Climb Huascaran (6,770m/22,205ft)

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level: Intermediate (AD)

Dominating the skyline above Huaraz is the Cordillera Blanca, the White Mountain Range. Huascaran stands out among the range for its massive size. The highest mountain in Peru has drawn mountain climbers to Huascaran National Park for decades. While not technical, the route is a massive glacier with some objective dangers like seracs and crevasses, so you do need some mountaineering experience. Huascaran is a good one to have in the bag if you collect high peaks!

Mount Artesonraju, Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, PeruMount Artesonraju, Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz, Peru

Climb Artesonraju (6,025m/19,762ft)

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Level: Intermediate/Advanced (D)

The famous Paramount Pictures logo is a representation of Mount Artesonraju, shaped like a perfect three-sided pyramid mountain. Nestled in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca (White Mountain Range), it is located at the head of the Paron valley. You will enjoy the setting of several 6,000 meter peaks above the surreal turquoise waters of Laguna Paron. The iconic peak is a great technical climb of 800 meters, a “D” on the alpine scale for seasoned mountaineers.

Climb Chopicalqui (6,345m/20,811ft)

Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Level: Basic/Intermediate (AD)

The normal route on Chopicalqui ascends the west ridge, gaining the ridge just below the col with Huascaran Sur, the highest mountain in Peru. This broad ridge is a climbers’ dream. You are able to see most of the 6,000m peaks in the range. Climbing Chopicalqui is very similar in difficulty to Ausangate (Cordillera Vilcanota). You can climb Chopicalqui in 4 days instead of 5 if you are well acclimated.

Mount Tocllaraju, a classic climb of the Cordillera Blanca, PeruMount Tocllaraju, a classic climb of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Tocllaraju Climb (6,034m/19,791ft)

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Level: Beginner/Intermediate (PD/AD)

Located at the head of the Ischinca valley close to Huaraz, Mount Tocllaraju is a classic climb of the Cordillera Blanca. It’s a great choice for your first 6,000 meter peak. The north ridge tests you with a few short sections of steeper climbing. But most of the route is walking on a broad ridge with incredible views.

Climb Ishinca (5,530m/18,138ft) & Tocllaraju (6,034m/19,791ft)

Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level: Basic/Intermediate (PD/AD)

The Ishinca valley close to Huaraz, is the perfect place to experience the Cordillera Blanca for the first time. Also the best place to develop your mountaineering skills.

The summit of Ishinca has panoramic views of the southern cordillera Blanca and is an ideal mountain to acclimate for higher climbs.

Mount Tocllaraju is a classic climb of the range and a great choice for your first 6,000 meter peak. The north ridge tests you with a few short sections of steeper climbing. But mostly you walk on a broad ridge with incredible views all around.