Climbing Ampato 4 days
We camp on the shores of the “Laguna de Mucurca”, where we can enjoy views of the spectacular scenery.
We camp at 5,200m at the edge of the snow cap. Up until this point it is possible to travel with pack animals, which carry some of the equipment.
Today we leave early to make the ascent to the summit, which takes about 5 or 6 hours. We head back down and spend the third night at the foot of the mountain.
We return to the village of Cabanaconde. This takes the whole day, although of course the return trip can also be made in 2 days, depending on each person’s condition.
Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 persons
-Tents, mattresses, cooking equipment, etc.
-Crampons, ice pick, rope (if you don't have your own)
-Pick up and drop off to your hotel and transport to and from the base of the mountain in 4WD vehicle
-All meals while on the mountain
Please note that you have to carry the equipement by yourself.
If you do not want to carry the equipemnt, you can book a carrier (Please contact the angency to ask for the price).
-Standard equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, etc (these items can be hired in Arequipa at an additional cost)
-Breakfast in Arequipa before leaving for the mountain
-Water, chocolate, snacks etc.
What to Bring:
-Specialist trekking or climbing pack
-Synthetic or leather boots with strong sole, suitable for wearing with crampons
-Crampons and ice pick (if you have them)
-Sleeping bag rated to at least -10 degrees Celsius
-Layers of synthetic thermal or merino wool, lightweight and midweight, at least some long-sleeved
-Fleece or soft shell jacket
-Gore-tex or equivalent jacket
-Down or synthetic fill jacket (for wearing around camp and possibly at rest stops or the summit)
-Thermal or merino long underwear
-Trekking pants, preferably wind resistant (eg, soft shell pants)
-Gore-tex or equivalent pants
-Thick socks, preferably wool (liner socks are useful to help avoid blisters)
-Liner gloves and outer gloves or mittens (should be Gore-tex with thermal fill)
-Cap or hat, preferably broad-brimmed, and suncream
-Glacier glasses with side protectors
-Headlamp with spare batteries
-First - aid kit including blister plasters, bandage, scissors, altitude sickness pills (consult a travel medicine specialist about these)
-At least 4 litres of water, chocolates, sweets, snacks, etc (something salty is good for replacing minerals lost through sweating, and loose sweets are good for maintaing energy while climbing).