Cordillera Blanca

Hauraz is a city in central Peru North of Lima. The range has a huge selection climbing as well as the Famous 4 or 5 day Santa Cruz Llanganuco  trek that could be used to acclimatize, followed by one or two of below peaks best visited June to Sept.

Reference and Links & Peaks

Hiring guides and porters

No lack of Guides, ,  full service agency or individual,  Inquire at the Casa de Guias. IThe Peruvian Mountain Guide Association works with the Swiss Mountain Guide Association to improve the quality of local guides, which is generally pretty good.

Arrieros (mule drivers)usually possible to track down a porter or cook at the trailhead. For a cook or porter, the fee is typically $25/day, while arrieros cost about $10/day with 5$/day for each burro. You are expected to provide meals and shelter (if necessary). A porter can take about 40kg, while each burro can carry 40 kg max. These individuals are usually very friendly, know the mountains well and are happy to help you

The Park

The Cordillera Blanca lies predominantly within the Parque Nacional Huascaran

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huascarán_National_Park

Conditions

The best place to find current conditions is the Casa de Guias (by Parque Ginebra, not far from Av. Luzuriaga).

Peaks

summit posts intro 

http://www.summitpost.org/cordillera-blanca/152467

 Nevado Maparaju (5326)

   Duration: 3 days, PD, Elevation: 1,250M

 Nevado Pisco (5,752 meters)

   Duration: 3 days, PD, Assent 850M

 Nevado Vallunaraju (5686)

   Duration: 2 days , PD , Assent 1,300M 

 Nevado Tocllaraju (6032)

   Duration: 4 days, AD+ ,  Assent 1,000M

A TRIPTOMANIAC has a mental disorder that compels them to travel. Unlike a normal traveller, who will journey because they want or need to, a triptomaniac does it for the sheer fun and thrill.

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