Mateo Climbing 1 day

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Mateo Climbing 1 day

ACTIVITY: Climbing DIFFICULTY: Easy DURATION: 1 Day   ELEVATION:515m/16,896 ft

Trip Overview


  • Ideal acclimatization tour before higher peaks
  • First summit attempt for beginners
  • Sunrise with unforgettable views
  • Climb to Nevado Mateo 5150 meters above sea level

Summit of  Mateo at 5150m  is one of the peaks of Contrahierbas mountain in the southwest ridge, considered technically easy, one of the easiest peaks to climb in the Cordillera Blanca, which is often used as a training climb before bigger peaks and can be made as a day climb from Huaraz. Summit of Mateo offers beautiful views over the highest Peruvian mountains, such as Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Ulta, Contrahierbas and others.

CLIMB  Information

Duration: Full day

Start/End location: Huaraz, Peru

Availability: Year-round (Recommended to go between April to October)

Miscellaneous: 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.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Huaraz – Mateo – Huaraz

Our Inkaland Treks Guide and transporation will  pick you up early from your hotel at 03:00am and drive 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 with our  mountain guide. 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Snack and Lunch.

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