Huaraz is the capital of mountaineering and climbing/adventure sports in Peru. It is the perfect place for us to develop and promote various outdoor activities, adventure sports, trekking and climbing programs while assisting with trip planning.
We offer a multitude of adventure/trekking activities including over 20 «1-day excursions» and over 40 «multi-day treks» including the classic and the alternative routes, expeditions, climbing courses, ascents and various other adventure sports in the mountains. Our speciality is trekking through remote areas in the Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash region and off the beaten track of trails that we have personally explored and researched.
Trip planning and logistics is another one of our specialities – we assist with preparation and planning for Huaraz, Cordilleras Blanca region and Huayhuash. This includes planning a sequence of acclimatisation treks and rest days, gradually working up to higher altitudes and the ultimate trek or climb. Throughout this programme you can be assured of our support, advice and the use of the best equipment available for rent.
*Click here on the RENTAL EQUIPMENT + ESSENTIALS link to see what equipment you may need and what can be rented.
1-Day Excursions & Multi-day Trekking
Our 1-day treks are for people of all levels of fitness and experience, this activities are available for visitors with time limitations and those who want to get to know the Cordillera Blanca, with Huaraz as the base. The 1-day treks are also ideal for acclimitising before embarking on more difficult/higher altitude multi-day treks.
Our longer programs (multi-day treks) consist of various treks highlighting the remote areas and legendary peaks of both the impressive Cordilleras Blanca & Huayhuash in the central Peruvian Andes. We have now updated several of our trekking routes including treks from 2 days to at least 13 days, ranging from4-8 hours of walking per day with altitudes between 4200m to 5200m.
*Note: Some 1-day classic excursions and treks are provided by other agencies (not organised and serviced by Akilpo). We will be assisting and advising our clients about the reservations of these excursions and treks. We cannot take responsibility for those agencies but will support our clients with information and advice.
We offer all climbs from “Ice Hikes” to the more rigorous climbing for the more adventurous and experienced. The rock climbing we offer also similarly provides opportunities from beginners to the highly experienced rock climbers in locations ranging from the outskirts of Huaraz to other more remote «rock forests” and huge climbing walls.
The term “Ice Hike” refers to those peaks appointed to the process of training and acclimatisation before climbing a more technical mountain, as well as being a good choice for your first climbing experience.The mountains selected for “Ice Hikes” have lesser degrees of difficulty, and only require basic mountaineering equipments, although it’s still necessary to have a fairly good level of fitness and, of course, a lot of enthusiasm for the mountains.
The Intermediate climbing category is ideal for those who want to climb 6,000m mountain that pose lower risks, but basic climbing experience is required. Then, if you are ready to apply your technical climbing skills and experience, we have the Hard climbing category. These climbing expeditions are many times a challenge and good fitness levels and excellent technical levels of climbing experience are essential for the best chance at reaching those elusive summits.
We offer courses about trekking and climbing.
Trek courses for people who don’t have any or little mountain experience. These contain practical information about for example how to use trekking equipment, packing trekking gear, acclimatization exercises (how to breathe, how to walk in the mountains,..) and more, customized to your needs.
Climbing courses for beginners. You learn how to use and pack the equipment and different levels of climbing techniques.