- ABOUT THE SPOT
Mountain Climbing in Cordillera Blanca, Ancash Region, Peru
The Cordillera Blanca or The White Mountain Range is situated in Ancash Region, approximately eight hours drive from the capital city, Lima. In this so popular place, Mother Nature has been indeed so generous endowing it with numerous lakes, rivers and archaeological spots. One way for moving from words to action is the experience of mountain climbing at one of the most appropriate places of the world.
Although the peaks of the mountain can serve all skills of climbers, however, in order to perform this activity in this place, you should be in good physical condition. The peaks of Ishinca at 5534 m/18156 ft and Pisco at 5752 m/18871 ft above sea level are ideal for inexperienced climbers. For intermediate ones, Alpamayo at 5957 m/19543 ft, which is considered to be as the most beautiful mountain of Peru, is a great option. If you are interested in something more challenging, Huascaran at 6768 m/22204 ft which is the highest mountain in Peru, is worth a shot!
The most appropriate season for getting there is from June to September. Huaraz is a city in Ancash Region, situated at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range and it is the starting point of your activity. Being the largest town of the area, it is the place where you will find many professional operators who organize mountain climbing with great success. Furthermore, be aware that this trip might last about 10 days.
The only thing you should keep in mind is that Mountain Climbing in Cordillera Blanca is more than a usual activity, it’s a lifetime experience that you can never forget.