Jampa Climbing 3 Days - Huillca Expedition

Jampa Climbing 3 Days

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The Jampa mountain, also known as Campa and Qampa, is the easiest and most popular mountain in Cusco and can be climbed with minimal high mountain experience. Require a hike through the glacier and, sometimes, a small rock climbing step according to the season. The summit offers a panoramic view that leads to Salkantay for 200 km to the northwest. This is one of the most difficult mountains where there are technical levels, after this climb you will have a level for the climbs of Ninaparaco of 5,807 m and after you get a 6,000 to the Yayamari mountain 6,049 m.

Features of Jampa Climbing

Duration: 3 Days and 2 Nights.
Distance: 25 km on foot.
Difficulty: Moderate with rocky terrain.
Technical difficulty: have a technical level of PD.
Daily walking time: 8-12 km daily
Best season: April, May, June, July, August, September, October.
Maximum altitude: 5480 m.s.n.m. (Cover Jampa)
Minimum altitude: 4334 ms.n.m.
Temperatures: 12-15°C per day, -3-5°C per night

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A summary of climbing Qampa

This climbing activity to Nevado Jampa is one of the initiation climbing mountains for the mountains above 6,000 in the Vilcanota range. Huillca Expedition manages this destination for travelers who wish to experience the adrenaline of the mountains, over 5 thousand is a huge challenge for any traveler.

  • You will discover the landscapes accompanied by your guide.
  • Admire the high mountains that reach 6 thousand meters.
  • Sleep in altitude camps with comfort.
  • Walk along with colorful experiences, unique fauna and flora.
  • Learn from the people of Ausangate.
  • Relax in the hot springs of Pacchanta!
  • View from the summit of snow-capped Jampa

Itinerary summary

Day 1. Cusco, Pacchanta Community
Day 2. Pacchanta, Jampa Base Camp
Day 3: Base Camp, Jampa Summit (5500masl /18044 ft), Pacchanta, Cusco

Itinerary of the climb to the snowy Jampa

Day 1: Cusco, Pacchanta

The pick up of the climbers at 5.00 am in the morning from their hotel. The route goes until reaching the community of Pacchanta, during the journey the climbers will stop at the different attractive places on the route, to visualize the culture, the experiences of the people. The arrival in Pacchanta will be approximately at 8:00 am, where our Huillca team (guide, cook, muleteers) will wait for us with breakfast at our Huillca Restaurant. In the morning we will learn about the culture of Ausangate, its clothing, cultivation of native potatoes, livestock and local crafts. During the afternoon there will be a test of the equipment, an introduction to the main climbing maneuvers. Later at approximately 3:30 in the afternoon we will go to the Pacchanta Hot Springs.

Distance: 2 km
Walking time: 2 hours on foot
Route level: moderate
Altitude: 4334 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: lodge
Camp: Pacchanta 4334 m.a.s.l.

Preparation day for Jampa climbing

Day 2. Pacchanta, Jampa Base Camp

This day we will leave for the base camp at approximately 8:00 am, we will begin with the ascent until we reach the lagoons of the Circuit of the 7 Lagunas del Ausangate, we will visit the lagoons and continue ascending until we reach the Jampa base camp 4,872 m, here We started with the mountain works, visualizing the route and preparing the equipment for the attack on the summit.

Distance: 10 km
Walking time: 6 hours on foot with breaks
Route level: moderate
Altitude: Max 4872 m.a.s.l., min 4334 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: tents
Camp: Base Camp 4872 m.a.s.l.

Day 3. Base camp, Jampa summit, Pacchanta, Cusco

Climbers should wake up at 3:15 am to have a light breakfast and start the summit attack at 4:00 am, the first steps will be to reach the glacier tongue that will last approximately 1 hour. After reaching it we will start the real attack until we reach the col, after which we will climb a steep section of 40° by 70m to reach the summit. The enjoyment of the summits is unique for this reason we will be at the summit for approximately 1 hour we will begin the descent in 2 hours until we reach the base camp for breakfast. Then we will pack all the equipment and descend until we reach the hot springs and take our transport to Cusco.

Distance: 15 km
Walking time: 6 hours on foot
Route level: Difficult
Technical level: Climbing level is PD.
Altitude: Max 5500 m.a.s.l., min 4334 m.a.s.l.
Arrival in Cusco: 7:00 p.m.

Includes the climb to Jampa

  • Fully personalized online advice (Meet, Zoom) for planning the expedition.
  • Previous information for the details of the trek (group)
  • Professional High Mountain Guide of the UIAGM.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 6 people or more.
  • Private transport during the expedition.
  • Logistics of group camp and client.
  • Transport horses for camp and client logistics.
  • Team of muleteers for handling horses.
  • Cook and helper equipment for food preparation.
  • Group and client climbing equipment (crampons, boots, harness, ice axes, safety ropes, safety helmet, gaiters).
  • Complete feeding during the expedition.
  • Group toiletries.
  • Emergency logistics and first aid.
  • Entrance tickets during the expedition.

Does not include Jampa Climb

  • Transport outside the expedition.
  • The last supper of the expedition.
  • Costs of personal expenses.
  • Tickets to the hot springs of Pacchanta.
  • Trekking sticks.
  • Personal clothing adapted to the high mountains.

Additional services that you can hire:

Additional horse: If you have problems or are not prepared for the pace of the expedition, you can hire this service. It has a cost of USD 20.00 per day that you require.

Personal Tent: If you need to have your own personal tent, you can hire it for a cost of $5.00 per night. A total cost of $20.00 for 4 nights.

Recommendations for climbing Jampa

With the experience in the trip we leave you the following recommendations that are useful in your trip:

  • Wear the necessary clothing to combat the cold, gloves for your hands, a hat or the like that cover your ears.
  • Bring cash with you, recommended in soles (S/. = PEN) because it is the only thing they handle in Ausangate. The amount depends on your average personal travel expenses.
  • Backpack of 20-30 liters during the route, with the necessary and useful equipment on the route. Bring belongings such as cameras, batteries, sunscreens, water, snacks, etc.
  • For emergencies, wear snow goggles for climbing.
  • If your trip is with your children, it is advisable to book in the optimal season (May, June, July), you can also opt for a private trip for a good management of your itinerary.
  • Bring batteries for the electronic devices that you take for the trip or it could be a power bank.
  • Do not forget personal hygiene items and swimwear if you are going to enter the Pacchanta hot springs.
  • If you have a personal medical prescription you have to bring it because we will not have medications.

The price of climbing Jampa

Reservation Policies

Reservations are made in advance with a 30% payment of the total cost. The remaining balance is paid in cash in Cusco during the informational briefing.

Payment Methods

  • Paypal (credit or debit card payments)
  • Bank Transfer.

Transaction Fees

Travel packages and programs include transaction fees for the 30% reservation payments.

Changes and Cancellation Policies

Tour rescheduling is allowed with proper notice, except for Machu Picchu tours. Passenger no-shows will result in the total loss of the service. Cancellation or withdrawal from the service will not be eligible for a refund.

Frequently Asked Questions about Jampa Climbing

How long do I need to acclimatize for Jampa Climbing?

To climb Jampa Mountain, you must acclimatize for 2-3 days at an altitude above 3500 m.a.s.l. so that the body can get used to low pressure and oxygen. Do I always have to acclimatize? YES, because this expedition has an altitude of 5500 m.a.s.l. about. When booking this mountain expedition you have acclimatization as your first day.

Do I need to have experience in mountain activities to climb Jampa?

The answer is YES, knowledge of mountain climbing, handling of climbing equipment, ropes, use of crampons, ice ax is required. Being a climbing initiation mountain is an option but it always requires technical and theoretical knowledge of high mountain climbing.

How much luggage should I take on my Jampa climb?

For the expedition you can bring the equipment it requires, however for the summit attack you need to bring the following essentials. The small 20-liter backpack, which must contain snow goggles, water, batteries, camera or cell phone, sunscreen, lip balm, among others that you see fit for your ascent.

Note: Do not put fragile items inside the cargo bag because they can break when moving on the horses.


Remember when Climbing Jampa

  • Be well acclimatized and in good physical condition.
  • Have basic knowledge of climbing such as: handling ropes, use of crampons, harness and ice ax.
  • Be responsible for the actions or maneuvers during the climb and inform the guide.

Jampa Climb Policies

  • The walk begins with the pick-up of passengers from their hotel (Indicate at the time of booking).
  • Prices are per person based on 6 people per group.
  • Before booking a tour, check package availability and dates.
  • Cancellations or date changes are minimum 1 month in advance.
  • Rates include VAT.
  • The agency is not responsible for the loss of valuables during the development of the tour.
  • The agency is not responsible for the untimely cancellation of services caused by natural phenomena or civil events (extreme snowfall, strikes, stoppages, etc.)
  • Tours do not include travel insurance.

Payment and cancellation policies


  • Tour reservations are made virtually through the www.huillcaexpedition.com page or via email through reservas@huillcaexpedition.com.
  • To secure the reservation it is necessary that you make the payment of the tour that can be 30% or full.


  • Minors are considered to be people between 1 and 9 years of age. From 10 years of age, the adult rate already applies.
  • Children under 1 year of age are free of charge on any of our tours.
  • Children must be under the responsibility of their parents until they are 18 years old.


  • All tours start with 100% payment.
  • All our operations have a ticket or invoice as required.
  • Provide all your required data.
  • Choose the online payment method by credit or debit card, by paypal or by transfer or bank deposit.
  • You need to send proof of payment to pago@huillcaexpedition.com

date changes

  • Date changes are free of charge, as long as they are informed to your travel advisor at least 15 days in advance.
  • Date changes made within 14 days will have a cost of 15% of the total.
  • Date changes are subject to availability, a date closer to your planned trip will be sought.


  • All cancellation requests must be informed to your travel advisor in writing via the advisor's email or at reservas@huillcaexpedition.com
  • Any cancellation of service is subject to a charge of 10% of the total reservation.
  • Any cancellation made between 29 and 15 days before the service is subject to a charge of 20% of the total reservation.
  • Any cancellation made from 14 to 2 days before the service is subject to a charge of 50% of the total reservation.
  • Reservations canceled 1 day before, the same day of the service, or in case of non-arrival, will not be refundable.

For more information you can contact us at cel: +51 918970611 / +51 929400856 or by email reservas@huillcaexpedition.com

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