Peru: Expeditions Nevado Campa (5485 m) & Ausangate (6385 m)

Cordillera Vilcanota in Peru

11 Days/10 Nights   May to August   Demanding

Highlights of the Cordillera Blanca. The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.

About Nevado Ausangate: (Quechua: Awsanqati) is a mountain of the Willkanuta mountain range in the Andes of Peru. With an elevation of 6,384 metres it is situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco. The mountain has significance in Incan mythology. Every year the Quyllur Rit'i (Quechua for "star snow") festival which attracts thousands of Quechua pilgrims is celebrated about 20 km north of the Ausangate at the mountain Qullqipunku.

It takes place one week before the Corpus Christi feast. The region is inhabited by llama and alpaca herding communities, and constitutes one of the few remaining pastoralist societies in the world. High mountain trails are used by these herders to trade with agricultural communities at lower elevations. Currently, one of these trails, "the road of the Apu Ausangate", is one of the most renowned treks in Peru.

The area has four major geological features, the Andean uplift formed by Granits, the hanging glaciers and glacial erosional valleys, the Permian formation with its singular colors: red, ochre, and turquoise and the Cretaceous, limestone forests.

The name of the mountain Kitarahu correlates with the name of the nearby lake Kitaqucha (Quechua for storage lake, hispanicized Quitacocha).

Cordillera Vilcanota: is located in Peru east of Cusco in the Cusco Region and in the Puno Region. It extends between 13°39' and 14°29'S and 70°31' and 71°20'W for about 80 km. It is made up of 469 glaciers. To the east the rivers San Gabán and Azángaro are the natural boundary which separates it from the Kallawaya range. The La Raya range near the La Raya pass is sometimes included or listed separately.

Travel Program


Day 1: Transfer - Private bus around 4 hours to start the trek to Mallma Singrenacocha (4,200 mts) Camp.
Day 2: We starting out to step up Pacchanta to go up to the pass Tarapata (4,600 m) descend to valley Marampaqui, ascend again to step pass Marampaqui (4,700 m) to finish reaching Pacchanta village (4,200 m) where we enjoy the thermal baths Camp.
Day 3: Trek to Pachaspata, Base Camp Nevado Campa (4800 m) Camp
Day 4: Summit Nevado Campa (5,485 m) – Base Camp Camp
Day 5: We continue the trek ascending to the pass Campa (5,000 mts) to enter the valley and park Chillca and camping in Huano Huano Camp
Day 6: Trek to Machuraqay (4,800 mts) - Base Camp Nevado Ausangate Camp
Day 7: Base Camp Ausangate - Morrena Camp at (5300 m) Camp
Day 8: Morrena Camp – High Campo I ( 5900 m) Camp
Day 9: Reserve day in case of bad weather Camp
Day 10: Base Camp – Trekking to the road of the car and transfer to Cusco city. Hotel Cusco
Day 11: Morrena Camp – High Campo I ( 5900 m) Camp

Detailed Program

Detailed Program

More information: Please write us to have the detailed tour program

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What’s included

What's included

Services included in the prices:
  • Peruvian qualified and experienced local guide/s
  • All meals during the tour
  • Camping tents (2 persons)
  • Porters Nevado Ausangate (2 pax 1 porter)
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Cook
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz

Not Included:
  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Personal expenses
  • Acclimatization Tour
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Domestic flight Airline ticket LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hote
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips

Prices & Dates

Tour Information:

Season: May to August
Difficulty: Difficult / demanding

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.


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