Ascent of Nevado Jampa 2 Days - Huillca Expedition

Ascent of Nevado Jampa 2 Days

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For climbing Jampa, technical mountain climbing experience is not required. If you're passionate about mountains and have the desire to climb, this is your chance to reach 5500 meters. We have a professional team with you from the outset, providing all the necessary support. This summit offers a spectacular view of the majestic Vilcanota Range, with the imposing Ausangate snow peak dominating the landscape.

A proper acclimatization to the altitude, which exceeds 5500 meters, is crucial for ascending the normal route. The journey is mostly rocky, with small glacier sections and rocky areas with moderate slopes. It's considered one of the best mountain ascents in Cusco.

Don't miss the opportunity to live this unique experience and enjoy nature at its fullest!

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itinerary for the Ascent to Nevado Jampa:

Day 1: Cusco, Pacchanta (4340 m), Base Camp Jampa (4872 m)

The expedition begins at 4:30 a.m. with hotel pickup to head towards the community of Pacchanta via the Cusco-Puerto Maldonado highway. We will pass through several towns before reaching Cuyuni, where the majestic Vilcanota mountain range comes into view. Upon arrival in Pacchanta, we will enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then prepare logistically for the mountain climb.

We will start the ascent towards the circuit of the 7 Lakes of Ausangate, exploring them and continuing until we reach the base camp of Jampa. From this point, numerous mountains such as Caracol, Pucapunta, Tinke, Mariposa, and the imposing Ausangate can be seen. We will enjoy lunch and have the afternoon free to visit the Red Lagoon.

Distance: 10.3 km
Walking Time: 4 hours on foot
Altitude Gain: Ascent (+532 m), descent (-0 m)
Maximum Altitude: 4872 m.a.s.l. (Base Camp Jampa)
Accommodation: Tents
Camp: Base Camp Jampa 4872 m.a.s.l.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Snack, Dinner + Snack

Day 2: Base Camp, Jampa Summit 5500 m, Pacchanta, Cusco

The much-awaited day begins with an early breakfast at 3:30 a.m., filled with enthusiasm and energy. We prepare to start the ascent at 4:00 a.m., challenging the altitude as we head towards the glacier. We will progress across the glacier until reaching an area where the rocky slope reaches 50 degrees over about 60 meters, leading us to the summit. We estimate reaching the summit between 6:40 and 7:00 a.m. Once there, we will enjoy the moment before beginning the descent back to base camp.

After descending, we will stop at base camp for lunch at 11:00 a.m. before continuing our descent towards Pacchanta. After lunch, you will have the option to relax in the thermal waters of Pacchanta or return directly to Cusco, with an estimated arrival at 6:00 p.m

Distance: 16.3 km
Walking Time: 8 hours on foot
Altitude Gain: Ascent (+628 m), descent (-1160 m)
Maximum Altitude: 5500 m.a.s.l. (Jampa Summit)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch + Snack

Ascent to Jampa includes:

  • Fully personalized online consultation.
  • Professional High Mountain Guide certified by UIAGM.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 6 people or more.
  • Private transportation during the expedition.
  • Group and client camp logistics.
  • Packhorses for transporting camp logistics and client gear.
  • Team of horsemen for horse management.
  • Cook and assistant for food preparation.
  • Group and client climbing equipment (crampons, harness, ice axes, safety ropes, safety helmet, gaiters).
  • Full meals during the expedition.
  • Group toiletry items.
  • Emergency logistics and first aid.
  • Entry tickets during the expedition.

This package does not include:

  • Transportation outside of the expedition.
  • Mountain boots, flashlights, and snow goggles.
  • The last dinner of the expedition.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entry tickets to the thermal waters of Pacchanta (S/. 5.00 per person).
  • Trekking poles.
  • Personal equipment adapted for high mountain conditions.

Additional services available for hire:

Additional horse: If you encounter issues or are not prepared to keep up with the expedition's pace, you can hire an additional horse. This service costs USD 20.00 per day needed.

Personal tent: If you require your own personal tent, you can hire one for a cost of $5.00 per night.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ascent to Nevado Jampa

What is the maximum altitude of Nevado Jampa?

Nevado Jampa reaches a maximum altitude of 5500 meters above sea level.

Is previous mountain climbing experience required to ascend Jampa?

Technical mountain climbing experience is not required, but it's advisable to be in good physical condition and prepared for walking on varied terrain and at high altitudes.

How long does the expedition to Nevado Jampa typically last?

The expedition usually lasts 2 days, including ascent and descent from base camp.

What type of equipment is provided during the expedition?

Climbing equipment such as crampons, harnesses, ice axes, safety ropes, safety helmets, and other necessary gear is provided. Full meals and group toiletries are also included.

When is the best time of year to ascend Nevado Jampa?

The ideal season is typically during the dry season in the Peruvian Andes, which generally spans from May to September, when weather conditions are more stable.

What happens in case of an emergency during the expedition?

Emergency logistics and first aid are managed by certified professional guides.

These are some of the common questions about ascending Nevado Jampa. If you have any additional questions or would like more specific details, feel free to ask.

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