Mountain Climbing in Cordillera Blanca, Ancash Region, Peru

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Peru is the third largest country in South America, located on the west side of the continent and straddling part of the Andes mountain range. The country is well-known for the ancient city of the Incas, Manchu Picchu. It is a remarkable archaeological location and also a UNESCO World Heritage site, attracting visitors from all over the world.

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.

How to Get to Destination

395 km/245.6 mi, 5 hrs 24 mins
Head north to Galeano Y Mendoza to Gullermo Dansey. Turn right into Argentina. At the roundabout, take the 4th exit. Slight right onto Avenida Alfonso Ugarte. Continue straight to Puente del Ejercito. Slight right onto the ramp to Panamericana Norte. Slight right to merge the Panamericana Norte. Keep left to stay on Panamericana Norte. Go through one roundabout. Take exit. Keep left at the fork. Proceed straight. Turn right at Serpentín Pasamayo. Turn left into the Panamericana Norte. Go through two roundabouts. Slight left to Panamericana Norte. Continue straight Panamericana Norte. Turn right onto Carretera a Huaraz. Proceed to Route 16. Turn right to stay on Route 16. Continue to Carretera a Huaraz. Make a 180 degree turn. Sharp right onto Route 3N. Slight left. Take the 3rd right turn to Route 3N. Turn left onto Route 3N. Continue to Confraternidad Internacional Oeste. Turn left at Pedro C Villon. Turn right.
Jorge Chávez International Airport,
392 km/243.8 mi 5 hrs 26 mins drive

The spot is not accessible by train.


If you are interested in trying out this amazing sport in this spot press the request button so as to give you more information and prices.

Rafting & Outdoor activities, Apurímac River
/ Apurímac River, Peru

Winter/Spring 2016-2017

Oceania/South America/Europe

March – PERU
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Apurímac River.

Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.

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