CERRO BLANCO SAND DUNE 2070M - NASCA $210 USD Per Person
Climbing, Camping And Sandboarding In The Highest Sand Dune In The World 2 Days
CERRO BLANCO SAND DUNE is located between the Coastal and the high Andes, considerate the highest sand dune in the world. Cerro Blanco (2070m) is the only sand dune surrounded by the brown and rocky mountain, two large valley located on the south and north side. In the Incas time was considerate sacred place where they did offering to the “Apus” (mountains), today Cerro Blanco is a perfect sand dune to practice Sandboard, Dune Buggy, Paragliding, Atv´s tours, Downhill mountain bike, trekking and camping on the sand slopes. We are the first travel agency running adventure tours supporting the environment, flora and fauna of this dune.
CERRO BLANCO SAND DUNE TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: NASCA - SOL DE ORO (GOLD MINING) - CERRO BLANCO BASE CAMP
At 11AM pick up from your hotel or from bus stop or airport of Nasca and journey following the road to Cusco - The tour includes stop at Los Paredones ruins, and Nasca culture time where complex of urban and ceremonial rooms dedicated to the sun good, all than constructed with adobe and rocks. On the next stop enter to the acueducts, also build by the Nasca civilization and considerate the most development hydraulic engineering of all the old Peruvian cultures. Continue driving will pass the abandoned gold mining company, named “sol de oro” (Gold sun) located 11km away from Nasca. After 11/2 hours arrival to the trailhead (km23), from here 3 hours climb following single track through small hills and canyons.
Around 4PM we arrive to the camping zone (1900m), located on the southeast face of Cerro Blanco (2070M) - We set up the tents in middle of the desert and practice sandboard on the top of the dune till sunset time - Diner included with starry sky on the middle of nothing and breathing serenity and silence on the highest sand dune in the world.
DAY 2: CERRO BLANCO SUMMIT 2070M - TARUGA VALLEY - NASCA
Today breakfast will be at 6am with best sunshine over our tents and then packing our stuff to climb again the summit for good photos - We practice more sandboarding on the small dune trying several techniques of the board until we are ready to go downhill Sandboarding on the Taruga valley. After one our feeling the adrenaline and amazing falls will reach and other type of terrain (rocky) descending entering to coastal weather - Taruga is other valley located on the south of Nasca and covered by algarrobo trees (Huatango) where is possible to observe 56 type of birds from the coast, sometimes is possible to see the Andean condors flying around the dune moving from the Andes to the Pacific ocean looking for dead sealions next of beaches
At 2pm arrival to point where will be waiting our private van to drop off us to hotel in Nasca and end of service.
CERRO BLANCO SAND DUNE 2070M - NASCA INCLUDES
- Private van to trailhead
- Official English-Speaking tour guide
- Camping gear (Tent and mattress)
- All meals on the sand dune
- Dining tent (Private Service only)
- Porters to carry camping gear and food (Private Service only)
- First aid kit for any participants or our camp staff
- Mobile phone for emergency communication
- SEE THE OUR CAMPING GEAR, CLICK HERE.
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2014
|CERRO BLANCO SAND DUNE 2070M - NASCA $210 USD Per Person
Climbing, Camping And Sandboarding In The Highest Sund Dune In The World 2 Days
|Backpacker Service (Join a group)
1 to more participants $210 USD each
Private Service (private guide)
2 participants $315 USD each
3-4 participants $265 USD each
5 to more participants $215 USD each
|Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
|Group size: 8 participants per guide
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
- Travel insurance
- Soft and alcoholic drinks
- Sleeping bag 0Cº
- Breakfast on the first day
- Tip for guide and camp staff
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IMPORTANTE: Before you book this tour and arrange the first payment of this tour read our TERMS & CONDITIONS
Some cloud days between January to March, but no rain because this sand dune is located on the driest coastal area.
BEST TIME FOR CLIMBING
All the year.
ADVICE FOR CLIMBERS
To have minimum physical conditions and summer 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 CARRY/BRING
- Backpack 35Lt minimum
- Sleeping bag -5ºC (can be hired from our office for $5 per day, in Nasca)
- Windproof jacket
- Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
- One complete change of clothing
- Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
- 4Lt of water minimum per person
- Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Your personal first aid kit
- Walking sticks or poles
TEMPERATURE IN CERRO BLANCO DUNE
During the day is very warm, normally the temperature will be 25ºC to 35&ºC all year.
PORTERS will cost $58 USD us dollars 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 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.
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