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Trek & Climb: Nevado Qampa (5,500m)

The snow-capped nevado Qampa is one of the mountains of the Vilcanota mountain range; it’s located to the Southeast of the City of Cusco, in the province of Quisipicanchis. A great introduction climb for those without experience in glacial climbs.

Leaving from Cusco; in private transportation early in the morning, we’ll drive 3 hours south to the Ausangate region. Following our arrival we’ll take our time to check all of our equipment for the climb. We’ll meet up with our arrieros and their mules; the arrieros loading all of our equipment onto them before setting off on this epic Peru adventure.

Nevado Qampa (pronounced Jampa, also spelled Campa), is the easiest; and one of the most popular mountains in Cusco and may be climbed without experience in mountaineering. It requires a glacier hike and sometimes a small rock climbing pass depending on the season. Afterwards, on your arrival at the summit the effort offers you an incredible panoramic view; that reaches to Salkantay over 200km in a north western direction.

Afterall it is a majestic landscape where you can observe cultural diversity; along with biological diversity of the high Andean areas such as; Vicuña, Vizcacha, Andean fox, Andean face, Andean carpenter and other native species.

Climb one of the famous mountains of the Cordillera Vilcanota, Ausangate region.
Trek across a glacier & complete a small rock climb to summit nevado Qampa.
Climb & ascend on one the easiest mountains for beginners to glacial climbing.

Breakfast x 2
Lunch x 2
Dinner x 1
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Trekking Poles)
Not Included
International Airfare
Hotels before & after (can be organised as part of trip)
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Domestic flights (can be organised as part of trip)
Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet (can be hired as part of trip)
Machu Picchu Extension – Entrance Tickets, Transport & Guide (can be organised as part of trip)

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 professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco. To be confirmed on reservation.
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.


High-Altitude Pack

$ 652.50

High altitude conditions mean extreme weather conditions, use this pack to keep you warm but breathable while you’re on the move.

Fabric: 100% Alpaca Wool. Sourced, Sheared, & Sewn in Perú
*All packs can be mixed with women’s & men’s items



Alpaca Wool Hoodie: 300 Lightweight Half-Zip
Alpaca Wool Jacket: 420 Midweight Full-Zip
Alpaca Wool Leggings: 300 Lightweight
Alpaca Wool Sweatpants: 420 Midweight

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Alpaca Wool

Alpaca wool outperforms merino, offering superior warmth, moisture-wicking, and breathability, keeping you protected on any adventure. Additionally, alpaca wool is sustainable, as alpacas have a low environmental impact and their wool is biodegradable.


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Harsh (UK) - Short Inca Trail & Rainbow Mountain, Perú

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marzo 13, 2024

The Inca Trail was nothing short of amazing, thank you so much!

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Robert (SCO) - Choquequirao & Peaks of Ausangate, Perú

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enero 20, 2024

The Ausangate region is a great place; I found everything I was looking for. I trekked to the mirador of Condors (4990m) & summited Nevado Qampa (5500m), overall, a very good expedition.

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Rainnie (Malaysia) - Ausangate Circuit Trek, Perú

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enero 12, 2024

That’s an insane, unforgettable trekking experience with your team! We are so satisfied with their professionalism and enthusiasm! Milton did a great job, he is an expert, and he took good care of us! He is so passionate about his love of hiking & trekking. Along the trek, he shared his knowledge about everything, the Andeans, local languages, and community beliefs. Our cook was a wonder to us 🙂 He was so fun, friendly, and chilled. He knows how to cook; he is so passionate and his food is so delicious! The muleteer did his job great too, we all got along well, and we were very happy to have them with us on this amazing Ausangate trek. Thanks again for your team and your company and for giving us such an unforgettable experience on this one trek!

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Nahoko (JP) - Nevado Qampa & Perccocaya, Ausangate, Perú

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diciembre 17, 2023

Many thanks for all of your assistance! The trip was phenomenal thanks to you and your crew! Nahoko 🙂

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Jeppe (DEN) - Nevado Qampa & Perccocaya, Ausangate, Perú

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diciembre 17, 2023

Thank you very much! It was such a good experience, too bad with Percocaya – but as you say, safety first! Thank you again, James, it’s been awesome!

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Early in the morning, at around 7am, you’ll be collected from your hotel in Cusco. Heading south-east by the Interoceanic highway that goes to Puerto Maldonado, passing through the city of Urcos and within about 3 hours arriving at Ocongate, where you'll be able to purchase anything that we forget in Cusco. Then taking a detour to Pacchanta, 45 minutes from Ocongate, in Pacchanta we meet the muleteers and mountain cook of the expedition. After lunch you'll begin the trek, taking about 4 hours to reach the base camp, with impressive views of the main snow-capped Cusco region such as: Ausangate (6384 masl), Cayangate (6110 masl) and others, always accompanied by llamas and alpacas of the region. Already at the base camp, your personal high mountain equipment (harnesses, crampons, ice axes, helmets, leggings, gloves) will have been delivered. Your mountain guide will teach you the correct way of using the equipment, how to act on a glacier and have them ready for promotion when required.
  • Dinner is at 6pm, allowing plenty of time for everyone to rest afterwards.
  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
Leaving at 3am, you’ll have a light breakfast, it is essential to attack a mountain at dawn. You’ll leave the base camp and in approximately 2 hours of ascent by moraine arriving at the glacier, where you'll prepare yourselves with the mountain equipment to enter the glacier. After another 3 hours on the glacier you’ll reach the summit of the Qampa mountain which is 5,500 meters above sea level. Taking half an hour on the summit to rest and enjoy the high Andean landscapes, surrounded by the snowy mountains of the Cordillera Vilcanota. The descent to the base camp will take a further 3 hours, where lunch awaits and then heading back to Pacchanta to take our transport back to Cusco. Arriving late in the evening after an epic trip!
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch.

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