Climbing Ampato 4 days

Climbing Ampato 4 days

Climbing Ampato. Snow, ice and a large choice of different routes as well as the height of 6.300m make the Ampato to one of the most attractive ascensions for all those who wants to climb a summit with a technical demanding ascension.


Day 1:
We camp on the shores of the “Laguna de Mucurca”, where we can enjoy views of the spectacular scenery.

Day 2:
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.

Day 3:
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.

Day 4:
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


-Experienced guide
-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).

Not Included:

-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)
-Woolly hat
-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).