High Altitude Rock Climbing Tour in Peru
Flexible 15-Day Itinerary
Led by Qualified Climbing Guides
Transport & Accommodation Included
New Lines & High Altitudes in Huaraz, Peru
This awesome rock climbing adventure starts in Peru’s capital, Lima, then takes you over the Andes into the northern city of Huaraz. You’ll be climbing at high altitudes and getting to grips with new climbs in unexplored areas — perfect for thrill-seeking enthusiasts who want to get off the tourist trail!
Level of climbing ability: Intermediate
Level of fitness: Above average
Maximum elevation: 4500+ m
Why Take This Tour?
Climb and explore the mystical rock forest of Hatun Machay
Soar above the Andes and take in the views of the Cordillera Blanca on a charter flight
Take on the walls of lesser explored Inka Wakanka
Trek to stunning Laguna 69, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Soak tired muscles in hot springs and unplug in Hatun Machay
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All prices are per person and in USD
Groups of 1-3: from $3699
Groups of 4-8: from $3199
All itineraries are flexible and customizable meaning prices may change depending on your trip preferences.
April – October
Meeting & endpoint
What to Bring
Your personal climbing equipment:
• Climbing shoes (2 pairs)
• Belay device
Bring equipment that is in top condition as replacement gear can be expensive/hard to find.
15-Day Sample Itinerary
We’ve put together an unforgettable 15-day sample itinerary for this Peruvian rock climbing tour. It kicks off with some of the best (and well-known) climbing spots in Huaraz then travels to lesser explored, exciting new sites full of new lines. The itinerary is flexible and customizable to suit your climbing needs. Click ‘expand’ to read more about each day.
Day 1: Welcome to Lima! We’ll pick you up and get you checked into your hotel in Miraflores. After settling in, we’ll savour our first taste of Peruvian food and enjoy a pisco sour while we go over our itinerary and get to know each other.
Day 2: Fuel-up with a healthy breakfast that highlights the amazing local fruits, then head out for a gear check and practice session at the nearby PIRQA climbing center. Learn how to prepare a classic Peruvian ceviche at a lunchtime cooking lesson, and in the evening, we’ll spoil you with a delicious dinner. Tomorrow, we head out to the mountains!
Day 3: Today, we enjoy an amazing scenic flight to Huaraz! Fly over the Andes mountain range and the sparkling Cordillera Blanca. After getting comfortable In Huaraz, let’s chalk up and try your first routes at altitude. You’ll need some time to adjust to the altitude, so we’ll take it easy.
Days 4-5: Drive to Llanganuco Lodge and hike to Laguna 69. This location is picturesque and perfect for acclimatization. Check out the local boulders and take in the dramatic high peaks as your lungs continue to adjust to the altitude. Enjoy a savoury dinner and relax in the evening — you’ll need it! Tomorrow’s training trek is up to Laguna 69, which forms part of the Huascarán National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site.
Day 6: Back in Huaraz, we make our final preps for Hatun Machay. Take advantage of your time in Huaraz to connect with home, as we’ll be going off grid for the next few days. At Hatun Machay and the ancient rock forest, you’ll find a place without wifi, but a stronger connection with the land, the rocks, and your climbing partners. Welcome to the simple life. Eat, sleep, climb! We’ll stay in a quaint refugio that overlooks the mystical rock forest.
Day 7-12: Gear up for some epic climbing! We’ll keep you fueled with hearty meals over the next few days while you enjoy a full variety of excellent climbing. Start the day at the sunny side crags, and in the afternoon, trek down to explore the classic walls and hidden sections tucked in between the eroded pinnacles and eerily shaped boulders. Before you leave, we will organize a group boulder jam and pull out all the crash pads to climb the iconic Rhino Boulder, a high problem and classic test piece in the area. Our trusty local guide will coach you through the intimidating moves as the rest of us spot and encourage you to the top. We’ll provide photo and video coverage to make sure you can share the moment with friends and family at home. Who wants to go first?
Day 13: Time for a well-deserved rest day! We’ll travel to Chancos to soak in hot springs and soothe our tired muscles. There’s even a developed sport crag nearby if you find you can’t sit still for too long! Meet for a group dinner and plan tomorrow’s climbing in Llaca valley.
Day 14: Eat breakfast together and travel into the spectacular Llaca Valley for a day of challenging climbing surrounded by high peaks and glacier views! Choose from a variety of sport and trad routes on quality granite with a few multi-pitch options too.
Day 15: Today, you are one of the first visitors to leave chalky handprints at Inca Wakanka on the steep orange walls, similar in texture and style to the rock at Hatun Machay, but even more remote. Give it all you’ve got on your final climbs, and tonight in Huaraz, we’ll throw our farewell party to celebrate a great trip.
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|Scenic charter flight to Huaraz|
* Excluding personal climbing gear: shoes, helmet, harness, and belay device.
Participation Requirements for this Tour
- Personal travel insurance is mandatory.
- Climbers must be over the age of 18.
- If you are planning a climbing trip with your family which includes children/teenagers under the age of 18, get in touch with us.
- Participants should have a solid level of health, fitness, and climbing experience. These are active tours that include challenging climbing and trekking, some at high altitudes.
The Locations You'll Visit
This rock climbing adventure kicks off in Peru’s capital, Lima(opens in a new tab), and then heads north to the city of Huaraz(opens in a new tab). From here, you’ll continue to acclimatize and explore the area. Next, we’ll go south to Hatun Machay(opens in a new tab) to climb in the mystical rock forest, and then complete your trip with a visit to Llaca Valley and the lesser known but recently celebrated Inca Wakanka.