Peru Mountaineering Travel Guide
The Andean Mountain range has many peaks between 5000m and 7000m, these are best accessed between June and September when the weather is drier. The Cordillera Blanca region accessed from Huarez has peaks suitable for all levels of experience with Pisco for inexperienced, Alpamayo for moderate experience and Huascaran; Peru’s highest peak, a challenge for the most experienced. The snow topped volcano of El Mista near Arequipa is a great start for those with little experience and peaks towards Colca canyon including Ampato have dramatic scenery as a reward for a tougher climb. Cuzco also acts as a base for mountaineering in the Cordilleras Vilcabamba and Vilcanota regions for the very experienced wanting a difficult climb.