CLIMBING TOUR TO AMPATO MOUNTAIN $428 USD Per Person

Ancient Sacred Road To The Summit Of Sacred Mountain 3 Days - 2 Nights

Ampato rises more than 20700ft (6310m) above sea level. A vent developed on the northeast side of Ampato Volcano where a flank eruption occurred. This mountainous region is part of the Western Cordillera where the climate is extremely arid, with most areas receiving less than 10 inches (25 centimeters) of precipitation annually. In 1995, during an ascent of Mt. Ampato, the anthropologist Johan Reinhard found Momia Juanita ("Mummy Juanita"), better known in English "The Ice Maiden", is a 15th century Inca mummy of a 12- to 14-year-old girld who died sometime between 1440 and 1450. She is also known as the Lady of Ampato and The Frozen Lady. This was an extraordinary discovery because it allowed biological tests to be run on the lung, liver, and muscle tissue, revealing new insights on Inca health and nutrition during the reign of Sapaq Inca Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS offer from 2 up to 5 days guided trip to the summit of this spectacular sacred Inca Mountain, the climb require good physical condition and minimum experience using the climb gear as crampons and ice axe.
Off Road Tour To Ampato Volcano

ITINERARY OF CLIMBING TOUR TO AMPATO MOUNTAIN

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - AMPATO FIRST BASE CAMP 4800M

At 7am leave from your hotel in Arequipa to Sallalli, off road travel by our 4WD to the base of mount Ampato. On the way we will observe big groups of Alpacas, Llamas and Vicuñas into the national reserve of “Aguada Blanca y Salinas”, that is located behind the Chachani and Misti volcanoes, after 5 hours we will arrive to the first base camp (4800m). Overnight (L - D).
Climbing Ampato

DAY 2: AMPATO SECOND BASE CAMP 5400M

At 7am packing all our camping and climbing gear and then we will do 5 to 6 hours climbing to second base camp (5400m), giving plenty of time to enjoy the views around. This day, we will climb on the southern east face of this mount. At 2pm we will set up the second base camp. Overnight (B - L - D).

DAY 3: AMPATO SUMMIT 6380M - AREQUIPA/COLCA OR PUNO

At 2 or 3am after early breakfast, using all our climbing equipment (ice axe - crampons - head lamp - ice boots - etc.). We will do 5 to 6 hours of very slow climb, at the top we will see the canyon lands, snow peaks, closer we will see the Sabancaya and Walca Walca volcanoes and the amazing Andes of the southern of Peru. At the top is possible to visit the archaeological site where the maiden of Ampato (Juanita, the Inca mummy) was found in 1995 by the American Johan Reinhard. Then 4 hours of descend to base camp to get lunch, packing our tents and backpacks - Continue descending we arrive to our 4x4 and then drive back to Arequipa (4 hrs) and end of the service in your hotel (B - L).
Ampato Summit Arequipa Peru

ALTERNATIVE PRIVATE TRANSFER: You can arrange transfer from Amapto to Colca Canyon/ Chivay for $150 USD (2 hrs) - You can arrange your hotel in Chivay and stay there enjoy the thermal bath of La Calera and next day you can connect hiking or bus tour along the canyon.
The other private transfer can be from Ampato to Puno (6 hrs) for $342 USD if you plan to visit the lake Titicaca the next day - Taking This option you will safety time to explore other region of Peru.
Both transfer can be done by 4x4 for 4 people capacity - Each price includes fuel, driver and road tax.

CLIMBING TOUR TO AMPATO MOUNTAIN INCLUDES

  1. Mountain experienced English speaking guide
  2. Private four wheel drive (4x4)
  3. Camping Equipment (Four season tent and mats)
  4. Climbing gear (Satandard or automatic crampons, ice axe and rope)
  5. Personal porter to help to carry your equipment as tent, sleeping bag, mats, ice axe, crampons and water - This service includes only booking Private Service only
  6. Tour porters includes for backpacker or Private Service - They will help to carry the food and cooking gear only
  7. Meals on the mountain (2 B - 3 L - 2 D)
  8. Medical Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp sataff
  9. Communication system
Descend From Amapto Volcano

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions


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TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2012
DATE TOUR COST
Any day between April to December
CLIMBING TOUR TO AMPATO MOUNTAIN $428 USD Per Person

Ancient Sacred Road To The Summit Of Sacred Mountain 3 Days - 2 Nights
Backpacker Service (Join group)
1 to more participants $428 USD each one

Private Service (Private 4x4/Guide )
2 participants $731 USD each one
3-4 participants $688 USD each one
5 to more participants $618 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Discount for Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $10 USD Discount for student sonly with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private service and any time/day according request
Group size: 4 participants per each mountain guide
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru and take Private Service
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Hotel in Arequipa, Colca or Puno
  3. Transfer From Amapto to Colca and Puno
  4. Water or other drinks
  5. Sleeping bag -15ºC
  6. Breakfast on the first day and diner on the last day
  7. Tipping for camp staff

RAIN SEASON

December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions for climb.

BEST TIME FOR CLIMBING

April to November, on the rain season same days are with good weather (blue sky) permiting to climb this volcano. Before to book your tour please see the weather report.

ADVICE FOR CLIMBERS

To have good acclimatization, good physical conditions and good quality winter clothes. One day before all the climbers will have meeting with the mountain guide at our office or in the hotel, who will give a BRIEFING about this climb and also you can check the quality of the climb gear will be used on the mountain.

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Backpack 70Lt minimum
  2. Sleeping bag -15ºC (can be hired from our office for $5 USD per day, in Arequipa)
  3. Windproof jacket
  4. Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  5. One complete change of clothing
  6. Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
  7. 8Lt of water per person, minimum
  8. Flashlight and batteries
  9. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  10. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  11. Toilet paper
  12. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  13. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  14. Binoculars
  15. Your personal first aid kit
  16. Walking sticks or poles.
Porters will cost $75 USD per day, to carry your personal items. You will need to carry with you a daypack with your Camera, bottle of water, snacks, a fleece or something warm and a poncho in case of rain (unlikely in Dry season but as a precaution) and anything you will need before lunch as porters do not walk alongside you. Your bag will be waiting for you in your tent at campsites.Please note there are fines if you give an excess of 12kgs so try to underpack rather than overpack. You can hire a porter in our office of Arequipa to carry your pack over the base camp.

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