Join a local certified guide from our team on a 10-day climb to the summits of Campa and Ausangate, in the Vilcanota mountain range, near Cusco.
May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Welcome to an unforgettable expedition in the Cordillera Vilcanota. During 10 days, I will help you climb the Campa and Ausangate. It is a very interesting program since you will conquer 2 summits in the same trip.
The Ausangate (6385 meters high) belongs to the famous Vilcanota mountain range very close to Cusco. This peak is really important for the Inca people, due to is sacred meaning. In addition, the region has several high mountain trails, which are used by the local herders to trade with other agricultural communities. The road of the Apu Ausangate is one of these trails. Moreover, it is a very famous trek in the country.
As for the Nevado Campa (5485 meters high) it has a high pass at around 4950 meters. We'll get there after crossing the Comercocha and Caycocha lakes. Once here, you will see the shadow of the Campa peak as well as a cirque of mountains that conform the Puka Punta mountain chain.
The landscape you will enjoy during these ascents to the Campa and Ausangate mountains is breathtaking. The Vilcanota mountain range offers more than beautiful summits. Its mythical and historical features as well as its natural wonders make this trip unique.
The best season to come to this Peruvian region is from May till August. I will lead a group between 2 and 12 participants. All members must have some prior climbing experience and a perfect fitness level. It is a demanding expedition.
If you are looking for a big but easier ascent in the region, let me recommend you to climb the Nevado Maparaju, in the Cordillera Blanca. It's a program I am also leading.
And if you want more details about this program in the Vilcanota or you're decided to book your place, please contact me now! I will be glad to help you reach the summits of the Campa and Ausangate.
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Group porters
Transfer for around 4 hours to start the trek to Mallma Singrenacocha (4,200 mts) Overnight at Camp.
We will start walking up Pacchanta to cross the Tarapata Pass (4,600 m) and then descend to the valley of Marampaqui. After that, we will ascend again to the Marampaqui Pass (4,700 m) to finally reach the Pacchanta village (4,200 m) where we’ll enjoy the thermal baths and camp.
We will continue the trek ascending to the Campa Pass (5,000 mts) to enter the valley and set up the camp in the Huano Huano Camp.
Night in a hotel in Cusco.
The price does not include:
Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.
It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.
We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.
AGMP | IFMGA
William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!
Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.
Great service and trip!
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Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!
It was really good climbing expedition. The company put good effort to accommodate our needs and requests. Lima Central Office support was outstanding. Edgar, our climbing guide was top notch. Supporting staff during the climb was very helpful and friendly as well. For my personal needs, some modification of an acclimatisation scheme would be beneficial. First week of the trip consisted of various day trips to destinations of increasing altitudes, but all nights were at Huaraz, at 3100 m altitude. For me, to be fully acclimatized I need to sleep at the altitude. My first night at the higher altitude was at Pisco refuge (4800 m) and resulted with mild altitude sickness preventing me from successful climbing the following day. I would prefer spending two nights at high altitude before first high climb. It might not be the case for some other people, but it was for me. If not for this, I would had awarded straight five stars.
Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.
The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.
The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.
Flormila Pineda Villanueva
My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.
He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.
Our experience in Peru was an unforgettable journey, we started a journey in this country to visit Machu Picchu and the surroundings of Cusco as a sacred valley, etc. Afterwards, our next destination was to arrive in the beautiful land of Huaraz, where our main goal was the trekking of Santa Cruz and a not very difficult base climb and after the trekking of Huayhuash. We will be back next year with more customers, friends of our mountain club, thanks for everything and see you soon in Huaraz!
Michael W English
From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.
We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.
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