Trek & Climb: Nevado Veronica (5,893m) – 10 Days

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1981
10 Day
Availability : Jan 1' - Dec 31'
Cusco
Sacred Valley (Mt. Veronica)
Min Age : 18+
Max People : 15
Overview
Trek & Climb: Nevado Veronica (5,893m)

Considered within the 3 giants of Cusco; the snowy Veronica is one of the most important mountains of the Cusco region. After all, though its summit does not reach 6,000m; this expedition is a committed ascent. Its closeness to the jungle does not ensure good weather; but it does guarantee an immense landscape.

Preparing for this Peru Adventure trek you’ll be descending from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. Following then; the trek through the Lares valley will help you to acclimate. After all this is good preparation to cross the Urubamba Mountain Range.

This is a technical adventure and is suitable for those with some climbing experience; to get the most out of the trip expedition. Accommodation in the Sacred Valley & Cusco along with other parts of the trip are customisable.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss in further detail.

Ascent to Nevado Veronica :
Psychological aptitude: Medium / High
Physical fitness: High
Technical aptitude: Medium Factor
Acclimatization: Medium / High
Weight of the backpack in the expedition: 12 Kg

Ascent to Nevado Helamcoma:
Psychological aptitude: Average
Physical aptitude: Average
Technical aptitude: Low Factor
Acclimatization: Good / Mediu
Weight of the backpack in the expedition: 7 Kg


Included
Breakfast x 10
Lunch x 8
Dinner x 8
Private Transport – collection & drop-off and tours
Professional bilingual mountain guide
Cook
Horsemen & mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire)
Specific Climbing equipment detailed next to itinerary
Hotel Accommodation in Sacred Valley x 2 nights
Hotel Accommodation in Cusco x 1 night
Domestic Flights from Lima to Cusco (Return Trip)
Airport transfers

Not included
International Airfare
Tips for crew
Any additional extras
Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet (can be hired as part of trip)

Personal Equipment List Necessary for Ascension
A pair of double mountaineering boots
A pair of trekking shoes
A pair of slippers
A pair of thick socks
Two pair of trekking socks
A pair of booties
A pair of crampons with front ends
Waterproof mountaineering pants – trekking
Pants thermal underwear
A pelvic harness
A pair of thermal interior poles
A fleece jacket (second layer)
Waterproof mountaineering jacket
A feather down jacket
Gloves
A pair of technical ice axes and hammer
Sun hat
Winter 4 season sleeping bag
Insulating mat
Backpack 35L
Travel duffel bag (will also be supplied)
Spectrum 4 UV protection lenses
Minimum 1 liter water bottle
Sunscreen for skin and lips

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.
Acclimatisation
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
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 is 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. 
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.
Covid-19 (Useful Links) World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics
Available Discounts Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+
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.

 

Itinerary

Day 1Expedition briefing & Sacred Valley

Expedition briefing will take place today & along with a tour into the Sacred Valley, stopping along at towns like Pisac, Chinchero, Maras & Moray.
 
  • Overnight: Sacred Valley (Calca)

Day 2Lares Valley Trek - Cuncani - Huacahuasi

Leaving very early from the Sacred Valley to travel 3 hours to the town of Cuncani where we will start a trek that will take us to 4,400 masl and then descend to the 3,800 masl where we will organize our camp.
 
  • Overnight: Camp Huacahuasi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Lares Velley Trek - Huacahuasi - Patacancha

You’ll leave at 8am to reach 4,600 masl in the Andes mountain range where we will see our next targets the Helamcoma and Veronica nevadas.
 
  • Overnight in Ollantaytambo
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4Ascent to the nevada Helamcoma: Ollantaytambo - Base camp

You’ll leave at 8am and travel for 1 hour to Thastayoc 4,000 meters above sea level, the point where you’ll begin your approach hike from the Helamcoma nevada base camp to 4,400 meters above sea level in the Lanlaluyoc lagoons.
 
  • Overnight: Base Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5Ascent to the nevada Helamcoma: Summit - Urubamba

Leaving very early to begin the ascent during the first hours before dawn you’ll reach the glacier. Already with daylight approaching you’ll begin the crossing the glacier and approach the last ridge where you’ll have a rock III climb after reaching the summit. From here there is an amazing view of the snowy Veronica and Salkantay, then you’ll begin to descend to the city of Ollantaytambo to continue to the city of Urubamba where you’ll rest and have a chance to celebrate your first summit.
 
  • Overnight: Urubamba
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6Rest day: Optional activities in the Sacred Valley

After having enough sleep to recover your energy, you’ll have the possibility to enjoy the infinite number of activities that the Sacred Valley of the Incas offers us since. You can visit world-renowned ceramics artists or head to a short via ferrata that offers us spectacular views of the valley or just relax in your hotel.
 
  • Overnight: Urubamba
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7Ascent to the Nevada Veronica: Ollantaytambo - Base camp

Leaving at 7 o’clock in the morning and heading towards the Malaga pass, where you’ll enter the reserved communal area of ​​Thastayoc and from 4,400 masl you’ll descend to 4,200 masl and then climbing to 4,800 masl to the base camp in a steep ascent and dominated by the characteristic forests of “Queñas“, the trees that grow highest in the world. You’ll overnight here at the basecamp of the Nevado Veronica.
 
  • Overnight: Base Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8Ascent to the Nevada Veronica: Base Camp - Advanced Camp

This morning leaving at 6:30 in the morning heading towards the advanced camp where you’ll cross some unstable moraines and climb small sections of III ° of rock not bigger than 20m as well as slopes of snow and ice between 45 ° to 60 ° until reaching the north ridge where you’ll look for a platform to be able to establish our advanced camp at 5,300 masl.
 
  • Overnight: Advanced Base Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9Ascent to the Nevada Veronica: Advanced Camp - Summit - Base Camp

Very early in the morning, you’ll begin your ascent crossing imposing cracks and progressing on slopes between 45 to 60 ° to the summit which you’ll arrive to within the first hours of the morning. When the clouds of the jungle are still down in the valley; the views from 5900 meters are simply breathtaking! You’ll begin the descent doing some rappels to the advanced camp where you¿’ll eat and continue your ascent to the base camp to spend the night there.
 
  • Overnight: Advanced Base Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10Ascent to the Nevada Veronica: Base camp - Thastayoc - Cusco

Leaving mid-morning you’ll begin your descent through the Thastayoc ravine trying to observe part of the unique fauna of this valley as the “Churrete real” of which there are only approximately 300 in existence and this privileged valley is its habitat. At noon our transport will be waiting for us on the road at the exit of the valley to drive to the sacred valley where we will have a celebration lunch to reflect on an incredible adventure then you’ll transfer to the city of Cusco.
 
  • Overnight: Cusco
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11Rest & Relaxation day or Departure from Cusco

Today is a rest & relaxation day or you can leave from Cusco Airport to head further onwards to your home destination.

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