Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
We’ll pick you up at your hotel at around 7 am. Driving through the countryside and passing through the city of Urcos we’ll then arrive at Ocongate. Here we’ll be able to buy last minute supplies before continuing on to Pacchanta. Our crew, the muleteers and cook who’ll be helping us on our expedition, will also meet us there. We’ll eat lunch before starting the four hour trek to base camp. The views from base camp of the surrounding mountains like Ausangate and Cayangate are amazing . There are also lamas and alpacas there. That afternoon we’ll give you your equipment and brief you on how to use it, particularly on the glacier. Dinner will be served at 6 pm then it’ll be an early night.
Day 2 will be a very early start (3am to be precise) because it’s summit day.
We’ll start by climbing for two hours by moraine until we arrive at the glacier. It will take three hours of hiking the glacier to arrive at the snowy summit of Qampa. We’ll spend 30 minutes soaking in the magic of the summit, taking photos and resting before we return to base camp. It’ll be lunchtime when we get there, then you’ll be able to enjoy a free afternoon. We’ll all meet for a special dinner at 6pm to reflect on our day of achievement.
After a light breakfast we’ll hike towards Pacchanta at around 9 am. In Pacchanta you can go to thermal baths or buy handicrafts. We’ll then have lunch and after that we’ll drop you back at your hotel in Cusco.
I'll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco.
IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.
He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.
To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.
He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.
NEWNeed help deciding?
Stay up-to-date on the best adventures!