A great trek and climb plan for trekkers who’d like to get into the discipline of mountain climbing. Trek a topographically interesting mountain route in the first days of your adventure. On the last day climb one of the best introductory mountains in the range to enjoy immense views and revel in your achievements!
Leaving from Cusco; in private transportation early in the morning, you’ll travel 3 hours south to the Ausangate region. Following our arrival; taking the time to check all of our equipment for the climb. You’ll meet up with our arrieros and their mules; the arrieros loading all of our equipment before setting off on this epic Southern Peru adventure.
Nevado del Inka is an introductory level mountain with some relatively steep gradient icewalls (55°) to climb before summiting. It is still an excellent mountain for those looking for their first ascents in mountaineering.
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.
✓ Climb & ascend on one the easiest mountains for beginners to glacial climbing.
✓ Trekking, Rock climbing & Snow Climbing Level PD (little difficult).
Breakfast x 6
Lunch x 7
Dinner x 6
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual high-mountain guide
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Trekking Poles)
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
|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.|
|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.|
Leaving at 8 am heading southeast of the City of Cusco, destination Pacchanta, an Andean Alpaca community located at 4,400 masl that has hot springs, more than 10 routes for rock climbers from beginner to advanced level and also has mountains to practice Andinism or high mountain climbing.
Arriving by 11 am, get settled in to your lodge and prepare our rock climbing equipment after lunch. It will take an hour to get to the spot where you’ll spend 3 hours climbing and rappelling, then go to the hot springs and finally have dinner and rest for the night.
Leaving at 8am, it’s a quiet ascent for 3-4 hours until reaching the Qampa pass at 5000m, then descending for 2 hours to Suyrupata where you’ll have lunch.
Continuing the descent for 1 hour and then ascending 1 hour to Hatun Finaya where you’ll sleep at 4600m, near the nevados of Ausangate and Mariposa which are both epic mountains of interest to climbers from around the world.
It will be between 2-3 hours to reach El Paso Palomani (5,100 masl), and then descending for an hour to the Ausangate lagoon where you’ll have lunch at 4600 masl.
Then ascending to El Paso Ausangate at 4900 masl and finally descending to Pukacocha 4600 masl, where you’ll have dinner and sleep in front of the face. The West face is the most immense of Ausangate and surrounded by beautiful turquoise lagoons.
Today it will take around 2 hours to reach the Pukamoqo pass at 4,900 masl, then descending for 2 hours to Anantapata at 4,600 masl.
Taking lunch here and continuing onwards for about 2 hours to the next pass of Warmisaya 4900 masl; before the final descent for an hour to the Suyrucocha lagoon where you’ll sleep at 4,600 masl near the Rainbow Mountain.
Leaving early; it’s a 2-hour walk to Winikunka or Mountain of Colors located at 5080 masl, to see the sunrise and be the first to see this natural beauty, enjoying some time taking photos and learning about the area.
Descending for 2 hours to the base camp of Nevado del Inka where you’ll take lunch, dinner and rest.
Today will be a walk around the Red Valley of gradual ascent of 2 hours plus 1 hour to reach the Rainbow Mountain where you’ll arrive at 7am; being the first to enjoy the summit.
Continuing with the itinerary to descend to the Base Camp if Nevado del Inka where lunch will be taken and rest. Ready for the final attack on the Nevado del Inka the next day.
Leaving early in the morning towards the glacier; which’ll take us 3 hours and from there it will be 3-4 hours to the summit of the Nevado del Inka (5,320m) from where we’ll have views of the Rainbow Mountain and other glaciers around.
Today you’ll have a 60m wall climb; 55° degrees of inclination where you’ll use stakes and screws for such an ascent. At the end of the climb, you’ll leave the mountain rappelling, it will take around 2 hours to get out off the glacier and then 2 hours to reach the base camp where lunch waits!
Afterwards, returning to Cusco in approximately 3 hours. An epic journey, it’s never goodbye, only until the next time!!
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
I can definitely recommend Unu Raymi as your trip operator to Peru. Although they are not just an agency – they do a lot more. All the way during our Peru journey with Unu Raymi we feel confidence and care. We completed an expedition in Ausangate, explored the Sacred valley and flew over the Nazca lines with them. Everything they do is well planned. Moreover, during our trip heavy rains destroyed a part of the rail road to Machu Picchu making it impossible for us to visit as planned, and Unu Raymi took the effort to replan the trip – making sure we visit it 🙂