6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS: NEVADO MARIPOSA SUMMIT
- DAY 1
- DAY 2
- DAY 3
- DAY 4
- DAY 5
- DAY 6
- PHYSICAL CONDITION - REQUIRED
- CLIMBING MATERIALS - REQUIRED TO BRING
- INCLUDED / NOT INCLUDED
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DAY 1: CUSCO – HUAMPOCOCHAEarly in the morning, on a private car along the fertile valley of the Vilcanota River, towards Checacupe. After a visit to the magnificent colonial temple, we will follow upstream the Pitumarca River, by the road that leads to Congomire, where we will start our trek for a steep mountain. After arrival to the lodge, built in front of a spectacular landscape, we will relax and enjoy the beauty of this place.
DAY 2: EXTRA DAY AT HUAMPOCOCHAOur lodge has been built right in front of the Huampococha lagoon, enjoying the most spectacular vistas of it. Today we hike-climb, following the valley between the two peaks south east of the lodge. Then go through the highest pass and then make our way down into another valley. We take the path that leads into the town of Huito. On the way we can appreciate the shepherds of the Osefina community with their llamas and alpacas.
DAY 3: HUAMPOCOCHA - ANANPATAOur favorite trail day, we hike across Colorful Mountains, Different tonalities of red, yellow, gray, blue, green veins. This segment offers an important opportunity to witness geology in action and to admire the singular beauty of this almost ethereal landscape, we will have a great chance of observing, small flocks of the funny Vicuñas that live in this isolated fields.
DAY 4: ANANPATA- MACHURACAYImpressive vistas to the south glacier of “Apu” Ausangate will inspire us as we hike; as we approach the mountain will hike along the red sand Stone formations of “Nevado Del Inca”. Well do lunch on the banks of Lake Ausangatecocha and we star our hike up to the Palomani, pass at 5200 msnm, and later well descend to Machuracay Tambo, The highest in the world Lodge (4800msnm), at the foothills of sacred Ausangate.
DAY 5: SUMMIT MACHURACAY RTWe will be on the trail before 4 am, to deal with the approximation before dawn, with the first sun rays we will negotiate a rocky section to the ice, we fit our crampons and continue by the ice, through a field of sun cups, gaining altitude to the col between summit 1 and 2 and the we proceed to the ridge on Mariposa 5 800 meters above sea level.. Technically experienced climbers can continue to Summit 2 After enjoying the wonderful mountain scenario will star descent to the Tambo, depending on the conditions the climb, we will be coming back mid to late afternoon. In the comfort of the lodge will share our farewell dinner.
DAY 6: MACHURACAY - CHILCA - CUSCOAfter a 3 hour down walk towards Chilca, our bus will meet us in the Killita Bridge, where we will load our material, say goodbye to our field personnel and depart for Cusco.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONIt is very important that you are aware of the fact that climbing at high altitude is much more strenuous than elsewhere. To get ready for our task, continuous aerobic exercise is necessary (biking is excellent, too). Each member of the party should consult a physician, describing the conditions of the climb and asking him to recommend a training program. We are sure that you are in good physical condition, but this recommendation should suit all members of our team.
Climbing material participants should bring with themIce axe, a general uses one for 30-40 degree slopes. Crampons, 12 point, glacier & snow climb, crampon straps. Carabiners, four in total, preferably locking. Prusic knot or jumar ascender; one per pax, (for use in case of a crevasse rescue) Seat and chest harness Winter sleeping bag Large backpack, 50 -60 liters 2 pairs of boots, one pair for hiking and another pair for climbing (they should be double plastic or leather and hold crampons well) Gaiters and/or over-boots Clothing for trekking, clothing for climbing Sweater, parka with hood, wind/rain jacket, and pants Climbing pants, 2 hiking pants, shorts Thermal underwear, 3 sets of underwear Balaclava hat, sun hat Wool shirts, light shirts Linen sox, 3 pairs of heavy wool sox Fingerless gloves, mittens Personal medical kit, pocket knife, 2 water bottles, glacier glasses, headlamp (spare bulbs and batteries) Other items of personal nature, like camera, binoculars etc.
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