Huaraz-San Mateo Climbing

Unique Experience

11 Hours (Full Day)

FROM $/. 100.00

Trip Type

Pre Inca Sites,Unique Places

Activity Level



It is around 2 hours climbing from the start of the glacier to the summit. On the broad summit you are rewarded with spectacular views of all the surrounding mountains and good photo opportunities.

Full Day |Unique Experience|

Depature : 03:30 am/7: 00 pm

 Driving around 2.5 hours through the towns of Carhuaz and Shilla. We follow the road into the Ulta Valley where we drive up a steep zig zag to reach the impressive Punta Olimpica Tunnel at 4740m. The climb starts from the left side of the tunnel climbing up a rocky trail and over moraine rock, sometimes steeply, for around two hours until we reach the Mateo glacier where we put on our climbing gear and rope up. To get onto the glacier we have to initially climb up a 40m steep ice wall and the guide will fix a rope if necessary and help you with this. The rest of the route is a steady climb on mostly nice snow slopes up 40 to 50 degrees, mixed with some steep short sections of hard ice which the guide will help you with. It is around 2 hours climbing from the start of the glacier to the summit. On the broad summit you are rewarded with spectacular views of all the surrounding mountains and good photo opportunities.

We descend back the same way and drive Back to Huaraz.


  • Ideal acclimatization tour before higher peaks
  • First summit attempt for beginners
  • Sunrise with unforgettable views
  • Climb to Mateo 5’150m

Mateo is a very attractive mountain and a great option for acclimatized trekkers who want to try a first attempt of a 5’000m peak. Also suitable for experienced mountaineers, in preparation for higher peaks. This is one of the only mountains that can be climbed from Huaraz in just one day. At the summit with its 5’150m you will be rewarded with great views of the Cordillera Blanca.

Good physical condition, team spirit and willingness to leave your comfort zone. You should only consider these climbs if you are strong, with high fitness levels and able to carry a medium weight backpack on steep terrain over rocky, loose and uneven ground. In preparation for this trip, we recommend extensive walks and conditioning.

Best Season
The best trekking and climbing season in the Andes is from April to October, with rainy season in between. It is usually sunny and warm during this time. Due to the altitude, the nights can be quite cold (to minus 5 ° C).

What is include?

  • Tickets fees
  • Transfers in Shared vehicle
  • Nice Spanish Guide
  • Personalized Attention
  • Entrance Tickets
  • Pick up from hotel
  • Security protocols
  • Quote based from 5 people(Otherwise ask about the quote )

Not Include :

  • Breakfast, dinner
  • Bottled water, alcoholic drinks
  • Personal equipment
  • Entrance fees to Huascaran National Park
  • Medical care and insurance
  • Emergency rescue or evacuation
  • Additional expenses as a result of leaving the climb early
  • Travel insurance
  • English Tour Guides
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Any activity not described in What’s Included
  • Meals on your own
  • Gratuities

What to Expect ?

In keeping with the nature of an expedition, we keep our schedule flexible to take advantage of the unexpected, adapting our course to the conditions and opportunities that arise. Your expedition experience can be tailored to the activity level you choose, whether it’s light or moderate or a little of both. Travelers should be in good health, comfortable walking or standing for extended periods of time, and able to get in and out of expedition landing craft. Daily activities, walking tours, and visits to cultural or historic sites, with options most days for more physical activities such as longer hikes . All departures are family friendly.

Norte Expedition Team
Expert Local Tour Guides

Why Travel with Us?

    • Flexible Booking
    • Cancel  72 Hours of your Tours and all refound money
    • Specialist in Private Experiences in north of Perú
    • Best Itineraries


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