Chicón (possibly from Quechua ch’iqu workable stone) is a mountain in the Urubamba mountain range in the Andes of Peru, about 5,530 m (18,140 ft) high. It is located in the Cusco Region, Calca Province, Calca District and in the Urubamba Province, Urubamba District. It is situated northeast of the town of Yucay, southeast of Pumahuanca and southwest of the Sirihuani. The southern part of Chicón is also known as Illahuamán. It belongs to the Yucay District. It reaches 5,060 m (16,601 ft)
In the Peruvian Andes, there are a wide variety of peaks that require a good level of technique, and experience. The glacier Chicón is a great introduction to glacial climbing, it is a gradual climb with good compact snow that make it a great first experience to this discipline.
- Good introductory peak to climbing with french level scale of PD (Slightly Difficult)
3 -4 Days: Trek and climb Nevado Chicón located in the Sacred Valley, a great introduction to ice climbing and with easy access to Machu Picchu to finish your expedition!