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ampato climbing and trek in colca - 6 days

Climb Ampato, place on which Juanita(frozen body) was found and then do a trek in Colca Canyon in just 6 Days

First day: Arequipa - First base camp(4800m) - Second Base Camp(5400m)

At 7 am we pick you up from the hotel, and then we travel for about 5 hours towards Sallalli, part of this trip will be off-road. Then you will go to the First Base Camp which is located at 4800 meters above sea level. Afer havng spent some time there, you will keep walking to the second base camp which is at 5400 metres above sea level.

We set tents and camp there.

Ampato ice on the way

Second Day: Second base Camp(5400m) - Summit (6380 m.a.s.l or 20931 ft) - First Base Camp(4800m)

At 3 in the morming we wake up and have breakfast.We take our climbing equipment and start going to the summit which is at 6380 meters above sea level, this could take around 6 hours. Once at the top you will have time to see other mountains like Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca and of course part of Colca Valley. After some time spent there you will walk for about 4 hours to get the first base camp. Camping there.

Cliffin Ampato Mountain

Third Day:Chivay - Hot Springs

At 8 in the morming you will go back to the place you started walking and the $wd will be waiting for you. After that you will go Chivay to have lunch. Later you will go to the hot springs to relax. Dinner will be around 7pm and will included a folkloric show.

Hot Springs in Chivay

Fourth Day:Chivay - Condor Cross Viewpoint - San Juan de Chuccho

At 6 am you will be picked up and travel for about 2 hours to the Condor Cross Viewpoint. Once there you will spend some time looking at the condors and the depth of the canyon. You will keep travelling to Cabanconde, from here you will start a trek of 4 hours to San Juan de Chuccho which a village in the canyon. You will stay there in bamboo huts.

Fifth Day: San Juan de Chuccho - Malata and Cosñirgua - Llahuar hot springs

This day you will start at 7 am, you will walk for about 2 hours to get Malata and Cosñirgua villages in this palces you can charge cameras or mobiles because they have electricity. Later you will walk for about 4 hours to Llahuar; in here you will have lunch and of course you can enjoy the hot springs. You will stay in bamboo huts.

Llahuar lodge

Sixth Day: Llahuar - Soro - Huambo - El Pedregal - Arequipa

At 8 am you will walk for about 1 hour to get the Soro Valley, place on which the 4WD will be waiting. Then you will travel to Huambo, in this place a light lunch will be provided(becuase there's no restaurants. After that you will keep travelling for about 2 hours to El Pedregal. On the way you will see a very small volcano. From El Pedregal(which on the coast) you will go ack to Areuipa on a 3-hour trip. We will drop youoff at the hotel

Volcano in Huambo


* Guide for Ampato and Colca Canyon

* Private 4WD for 6 days

* Camping Gear(Tent , sleeping bags, mattreses)

* Bamboo huts in Colca Canyon

* Hotel room in Chivay

* Entrance ticket for Colca Canyon

* Entrance ticket for the Hot Springs

* Food and snacks for the six days

* Porters to carry food and extra equipment) in Ampato

* Climbing gear (crampons , ice axe, rope) in Ampato


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Best season for Climbing : From March to November. On the other months it could be rainy or snowy.

What you need for this trip:

Waterproof boots, headlamp, walking sticks, backpack(70 liters is enough), warm and waterproof clothes, camera


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