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Nevado Ausangate Normal Route 6,384m 6D/5N (Difficult)



If a person is well acclimatized and athletic they may go directly to climb Ausangate. If not, an ascent of Jampa (5,500m) first is highly advised.


Itinerary:

DAY 1: Cusco - Pacchanta
We leave Cusco at 11am in an express van and arrive to Tinqui in the afternoon. From there we take a taxi to the herding community of Pacchanta(4236m) and spend the night in a local house close to geothermal baths.

DAY 2: Pacchanta - Base Camp
At 7am we start our trek to base camp with our arriero carrying the equipment on a horse. The trail (22km) passes through several green-blue lagoons at the foot of Nevado Ausangate and then crosses the Jampa Pass (5100m). We reach Base Camp (4800m) on the south side of the mountain at 3pm.

DAY 3: Base Camp - Moraine Camp
After breakfast we will go up more than 700m to Moraine Camp at 5476m. The hike should take 3-4 hours, which gives us plenty of time to rest before the climb.

DAY 4: Morraine Camp - Summit - Base Camp
We awake at 12:30am and leave the tent by 1am. After traversing crevasses we arrive to a 200m wall at 60-70 degrees. After the wall, a glacier hike of about 4 hours brings us to the summit. We descend the same route and rappel the 200m wall. At Moraine Camp we rest, pack up and then go down to Base Camp to spend the night.

DAY 5: Base Camp - Pacchanta
We return to Pacchanta by walking 22km in about 7-8 hrs. Here we will stay by the thermal baths in a local house.

DAY 6: Pacchanta - Cusco
After enjoying the thermal baths, we take our transport back to Tinqui and then Cusco, arriving in the afternoon.

Included in the trip:
- Transportation
- Expedition & Climbing Equipment (Tents, Sleeping bags, Crampons, Ice Axe, Harness, Helmet, etc.)
- Food (Lunch Day 1 to Breakfast Day 6)
- 1 High Mountain Guide per 2 clients
- Arriero & Horse Service
- Entrance to the Thermal baths

Although no technical mountaineering experience is required you should be in very good physical condition and acclimatized. For acclimatization purposes it is preferable that you have walked on glacier and have been to at least 5,500m recently. You will need cold weather clothing and some type of rain protection clothing. A good pair of waterproof hiking boots is required and will be fit with our adjustable crampons. If you would like to ride a horse for the trip, add $50 to the price. Nevado Jampa (5,500) may be climbed first in order to acclimatize.

climbing : Nevado Ausangate Normal Route 6,384m 6D/5N in the Peruvian Andes
Posted by tours in machu picchu on 2013/4/5 16:10:00 (2236 reads)


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