Nevado Caracol 5,625mts 4D/3N


Nevados Caracol and Concha de Caracol (5,740mts) are a more technical alternative just across the pass from Jampa. The entrance to the face has a 10 meter pass of hard ice at 80°. The rest of the wall is about 50° - 60° and there is a steeper section just before the summit.


The itinerary:

Day 1 Cusco – Pacchanta
We leave Cusco at noon in a private transport and arrive to Tinqui in the afternoon. From there we take a taxi to the herding community of Pacchanta (4,236m) and spend the night in a local house close to geothermal baths.
Day 2 Pacchanta - Base Camp (4,900m)
At 9am we start our trek to base camp with our arriero carrying the equipment on a horse. The trail (9km) passes through several green-blue lagoons at the foot of Nevado Ausangate and arrives at a base camp at the foot of the mountain (4,900m).
Day 3 Summit – Return to Pacchanta
We wake up at 1am and leave the tent by 2am. The climb could take 5-7 hours depending on the pace and the route. The descent will take another three hours or so. We will eat lunch and return to Pacchanta.
Day 4 Pacchanta – Cusco
We may sleep in until necessary and then take our transportation back to Cusco in the late morning. For lunch we can stop at the Mercado in Tinqui on our way back.

Included in the package:

  • Transportation
  • Personal mountaineering equipment (helmet, harness, belay device, 2 technical axes, crampons)
  • Food (Lunch Day 1 to Lunch Day 4)
  • 1 High Mountain Guide per 2 clients
  • Arriero & Horse Service
  • Entrance to the Thermal baths

You will need

  • Clothing for cold and rain
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Headlamp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Mattress
  • Backpack 40-70 liters
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen

Mountaineering or high altitude climbing experience is required, you should be familiar with vertical climbing systems and descents; good physical condition and acclimatization are a must!

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