2 Days
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Trek & Climb: Glaciar Halancoma


Embark on an adventurous 2 to 3 day trek & climb adventure through the Sacred Valley.

Level PD
Terrain & Route – The route is very steep, its access to the glacier and easy crossing to its summit. Northeast Face.

Nevado Halancoma is a (5,230m) glacial nevado located in the Cordillera Urubamba of Perú. It’s ice-capped summit complex, a series of prominent peaks aligned north-south, imposes itself over the Sacred Valley as a neighbour to the larger Nevado Verónica (5,820m).

Nevado Halancoma can be easily identified from the highlands north of Cusco, and also from the 4,316m pass of the Abra Málaga as you travel towards Quillabamba. This pass is the normal start point to  begin the ascent of the northern flanks of the mountain to the north summit, which measures 5,240m.

This is a glacial trek & climb which is ideal for beginners to the discipline of ice climbing.

Breakfast x 1
Lunch x 2
Dinner x 2
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Porter x1
Pre-prepared meals
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Walking sticks)
Not Included
International airfare
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Extension trips to Machu Picchu (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Any additional extras
Joining Arrangements There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.
Food & Water Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
Special Diets We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.
Trekking Crew We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru. Trip Planning | Trek Planning
Machu Picchu An excursion to Machu Picchu can be included as part of your trip, including entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains & your return train ticket to Cusco. Please request at the time of booking.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
Reservation Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.
Customer Service Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.



Setting off from Cusco at 8am, you'll weave through the mountain routes of the sacred valley doing a small Sacred Valley tour towards Ollantaytambo arriving in time for some a late breakfast.

At 10 :30 to 11:00am you'll arrive at the start point of the trek route; and from here it's a further 3 hours until the laguna of Huaqratanca. It's a gradual ascent to the laguna.

Here you'll overnight, enjoy a tasty meal of escobeche, take a hot drink and rest for the evening.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Time: 6-7 Hours
Leaving early at 3am to take some breakfast and load up with energy you'll leave an hour later at around 4am to make the approach to the glacier. Covering morraine rock until reaching the base of the glacier.

Arriving at around 7am, you'll start putting on your high-mountain equipment (Crampons, harness, helmet etc.) reading for the ascent on the glacier.

Setting off attached by rope; it's a steady pace to the summit along the glacial route. The ascent is 40-50° incline. Within 3hrs reaching the summit, from here on a clear day you'll enjoy view of Veronica, Salkantay, Chicon and the surrounding Cordillera.

Spending a good amount of time on the summit, taking photos ready to publish, you'll begin the steady descent back to basecamp. Arriving in around 5hrs, it's time to rest, enjoy a good hearty evening meal then rest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Camping Time: 10-11 Hours
Leaving basecamp at a decent time in the morning, around 8-9am, it's a steady 3hr descent back to the road where you'll meet our transport from the inicial drop-off point.

From here you'll head straight back to Cusco; arriving in around 2-3hrs to your accommodation.

Time to reflect on a great climb and enjoy a final night in Cusco celebrating!

Meals: Breakfast Time: 6 Hours

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Base Price $395

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