Day 1.- Cusco – Phinaya village- Base camp
Travel by private transport of 4 hours until reaching the peasant village of Phinaya (4600 m.) Where we will begin our walk of approx. 1:30 h to the base camp (4800m).
Day 2.- Acclimatization in the base camp
This day we will devote ourselves to acclimatizing ourselves well and we will make a short walk in the surroundings until 5100. We will make the previous preparations for the ascent to the Ausangate tomorrow
Day 3.- Base camp – camp 1 Ausangate:
We will cross moraines and in about 4 hours we will reach the 5500 m of camp 1. We will see our way the next day and the wall of access to the plateau of the Ausangate.
We will observe an enormous glacier of snowy Santa Catalina. The camp is carried out on moraine zone. In case it has snowed it will rise in snow.
Day 4.- Camp 1 – summit Ausangate –base camp:
We awake at 1 am and leave the tent by 1am. After traversing crevasses we arrive to a 200m wall at 45-50 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 – Cusco
Día relajado donde caminaremos 1 hora de descenso hasta borde de la pista donde nos espera un transporte que nos llevará de regreso a Cusco. Pararemos a almorzar en el pueblo de Pitumarca y visitaremos el pintoresco pueblo de Checacupe, antes de llegar a nuestro destino final la cuidad del Cusco.
Included/ not Included
Included in the package:
- Mountain group equipment (Ropes, screws, Express tapes, stakes, etc.)
- 1 professional Mountain guide per 2 clients
- Cook for the entire route
- First aid kit.
- Complete mountain food. (Breakfasts, box lunch and dinners complete and very nutritious)
- We have vegetarian options and according to preferences.
- Mountain tents (2-3 p)
- Kitchen, fuel and personal dining utensils.
- Private transportation Cusco – Phinaya-Cusco
- Food in Cusco (City).
- Personal equipment (sleeping bags, warm clothing, etc.) and mountain equipment
- (Boots, piolets, harnesses, crampons, etc.)
IMPORTANT: Although technical mountaineering experience is not required; it is preferable that you have some glacier travel experience since there are several crevasses on the route. The steepest part is a 200m snow wall at 60° to arrive up on the summit plateau; Have a good physical condition and acclimatization. Recommend before starting the climb to have been in Cusco city for at 3 days.