What to Do
Take a trek & climb expedition:
July & August present great opportunities to take a mountain expedition. There are a number of different routes you can do particularly in the Ausangate Region, that range from 3 to 14 days.
It’s easy enough to incorporate Mt. Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), the Red Valley & other peaks. The further in you go to the Cordillera Vilcanota (Quispicanchi & Canchis Provinces) the more remote and wild the conditions become.
Trek some of the most incredible Glaciers in the mountainous region of Ausangate. Climb and explore glaciers Qelccaya, Chumpe, Occhullo Ananta, Qampa, Yayamari & Huayruro Punco.
This original Andean patrimonial festival takes place in a quaint and long-established white-wash town of Paucartambo, decorated with blue doors and windows.
Around mid-July of each year campesinos (peasant farmers) from all over the Sacred Valley trek to the small mountain town to dance in the festival of the Virgen Del Carmen.
Many Andean towns have patrimonial festivals with traditional dances that mix indigenous beliefs, local legend, and Catholic worship, though Paucartambo’s is the most historic & best of all.
The spirit of debauchery is infectious. The fresh mountain air comes alive with the music of a dozen marching bands and the cracking sound of fireworks.
Over the course of the festival each of the dance groups, in their full community regalia, enacting the stories of their existence. One group represents the wealthy landowners of Spanish-descent — they are easily identified by their large noses, spurs on their boots and jugs of beer in their hands. A group of devils, masked in Chinese dragon-style headdresses, scale the roofs of the town engaging the crowds, tempting them to sin.
Ausangate (Ocongate) Climate Conditions
July, like June, is another mild winter month in Ocongate, Peru, with average temperature ranging between max 13.3°C (55.9°F) and min 1.8°C (35.2°F).
With an average high-temperature of 13.3°C (55.9°F) and an average low-temperature of 1.8°C (35.2°F), July is the coldest month.
In Ocongate, the average relative humidity is 66%.
In Ocongate, Peru,, during 8.7 rainfall days, 13mm (0.51″) of precipitation is typically accumulated. Throughout the year, in Ocongate, Peru, there are 204.7 rainfall days, and 708mm (27.87″) of precipitation is accumulated.
February through September are months with snowfall in Ocongate. Months with the most snowfall are July and September, with an average 4mm (0.16″) of accumulated snow.
The average length of the day in July is 11.4h.
July has the least sunshine of the year, with an average of 7.3h of sunshin