Nevado Mateo 5150m

Day climb

Our Nevado Mateo day climb in the Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz is a challenging glacier walk. To participate on this adventure you need to have good physical condition and need to be well acclimatized to the altitude before attempting to climb this little but spectacular peak that provides fantastic mountain views of some of the biggest mountains of the range such as Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Contrahiervas, Ulta, Hualcan and many others.

Climbing information.

  • Grade: F (easy) – good physical condition
  • Length: Day Climb
  • Maximum Altitude: 5150m
  • Minimum altitude. 4700m
  • Season: all year


You are picked up at your accommodation early in the morning (3:30am) and begin the journey driving along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley until the city of Carhuaz and then up to Shilla district and then into the Huascaran National Park until we reach the Punta Olimpica Tunnel, which connects the Callejon de Huaylas Valley and Conchucos Valley. This is the longest vehicular tunnel in Peru and the highest in the world at 4740m. 2 hours drive. From here, there is no a marked trail and it is rocky. The climb begins with a flat but short hike to the foot of the moraine wall and then a short but tricky ascent up to the moraine wall. The rest of the way is a mixture of good path with some demanding climbing over moraine rocks and lose ground until we reach the glacier where we put on our glacier gear and rope up (1 hour hike). The way to the top is not very steep or technically difficult.

Depending on the season, there can be some short steep sections or hard ice. We reach the summit in 1½ – 2 hours where there is plenty of space to walk around appreciate the amazing surrounding mountains and take photos. We come back following the same way down to the route and drive back to Huaraz.

To get the most out of your climbing experience with us, you will need to be fit, healthy and well acclimatized to the altitude. You do not need to be an athlete, but a good level of overall fitness is important. As an indication, you should be able to walk for up to 6 hours.



  • Pre climbing Briefing.
  • Professional mountain guide certified by IFMGA: English, Spanish and Quechua speaking.
  • An aspiring mountain guide IFMGA. English, Spanish and Quechua speaking, for more than two clients
  • Private transport of approaching and returning from the expedition.
  • First aid kit
  • Personal technical gear (crampons, harness, helmet, gloves, mountaineering boots and ice axe)
  • Rope
  • Snow pickets


  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran national park 30 soles
  • Box lunch
  • Travel, life, accident or baggage insurance
  • Tips

Equipment Required

  • Layers of warm fleece or polypro clothing
  • Warm hat
  • Sunhat or cap
  • Day backpack (25Lt)
  • Mountaineering Sunglasses (UV)
  • Sunscreen
  • 1 pair of Goretex gloves with 1 pair woollen inside gloves
  • Overmittens – wind and waterproof
  • Snow Gaiters
  • Rain proof jacket
  • Rain proof overtrousers
  • Head lamp

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