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12 days of climbing!


12 days of climbing!

Duration :   12 Days
The Price :   $720.00
Start Location:   Arequipa

The climbing trip schedule

Day 1 : Welcome Briefing. The excuse for Pisco Sour

Welcome to Arequipa! We will pick you up from the airport or bus station of Arequipa, just tell us your arriving details. Be ready at 4pm for a quick warm-up with the local expert and to clarify every detail for the following days. We´ll talk about climbing with a Pisco Sour, or if you feel more relax, we will enjoy a local coffee or herbal tea.

Day 2: Acclimation boost. ¡First contact with peruvian walls!

Climbing crag: Charcani

You will see the volcanoes surrounding the city. Arequipa has been built with the material from the eruption of our volcanoes, this material is called “sillar”. The Sillar is in our historical buildings but also in a nice wall to climb! Our cultural journey begins with a visit to a traditional sillar quarries, where it is still extracted by hand.

Later, at 2pm we will burn some calories in the closest crag in Arequipa, called The Sillarcito. This is a great chance to get to know yourself climbing above 2300msnm.

Day 3: Rocks, rocks and best local food!

Climbing crag: Los Burros

Early coffee and packing snacks to approach an unique climbing scenario. Get ready walk between eucalyptus and to climb between cactuses, volcanoes on a valley inside a desert.

After this tough morning we´ll be ready to try the best of local food. Arequipa is very known for offering the most delicious and varied dishes in Perú so it will be our pleasure to show you what are “Picanterias”.

Day 4: Colca Canyon, villages and hot springs

At 5am we´ll travel to Colca Canyon crossing between Misti and Chachani volcanoes. Prepare your cameras to frame wild llamas, vicuñas and alpacas in the Salinas y Aguada Blanca Reserve. If you thought a llama was cute, wait till you see a vicuna!

9am. We continue heading Colca and visiting all its old towns in the path to Cruz del Cóndor. Cruz del Condor the highest view point to watch condors and depth of the canyon

1pm. Lunch in Chivay and time to chill in your hotel

At 4pm we will recover our body with hot springs, Colca and its hot springs, a place where we always wanted to be.

Day 5: Interstellar Bouldering

Climbing crag: Imata

Leaving Colca Canyon at 8am towards climbing some boulders in Imata Stoneforest. This place presents incredible rock formations eroded by the wind and the pass of the years, leaving our creativity fly in a playfield that seems from another planet.

We will climb as much as we want before getting lunch and start the ride to Pitumarca.

Day 6: Limestone Madness paradise

Climbing crag: Pitumarca

First sunrise in Cusco with amazing mountains decorating the sky. The Andes are not shy to show themselves.

Pitumarca is a beautiful town in the middle of the Andes, it is easy to fall in love with its people, little streets and local market. A town that lets us know an authentic place.

Early morning, we go in a 20 minutes ride to the crag. Amazing tufas and 5 stars quality of limestone walls are waiting for us.

Just climbing until 5pm when we´ll have lunch with the local community.

Camping in the refuge

Day 7: Keep climbing in Pitumarca

Climbing crag: Pitumarca

More climbing like day 6. Lunch at 5pm with locals

After that we get ready to leave this town towards Cusco City. The rockclimbing host will stay a Pitumarca. Time for you to leave the harness, climbing shoes and grigri because the next day the trekking trip starts!

NB:  You can take DAY 8 TO REST and explore Cusco city and start the trekking a day later. This will NOT AFFECT the price or anything else.

Day 8: Starting one of the best treks in the world

Pick up at 4am

First stop will be Mollepata where we start our trek. It´ll be 3 hours of moderate walk up to 3900 masl. (7km overall). After that we get comfy in our private camp where you´ll be sleeping this evening.

Get ready to our second hike this day. We´ll go up to 4200 masl going to Humantay lake. There aren’t many places in the Andes quite as stunning as the turquoise waters glistening against the Humantay glacier. Is like a fairytale!!

Day 9: Highest point of your trip 4630masl

A nice trekking of 7 km over 3 hours. It's a difficult ascent up the "Trail of the 7 Snakes" rightly named due to its winding path.  Once you reach the top, you'll appreciate the most magnificent view over the Andes, the surrounding valleys as well as Salkantay Mountain sitting right next to you (6271 masl). After you've taken in the views and enjoyed a rest, you'll start the 2 hours walk downhill to the lunch spot in Huayracmachay (3850 masl)

After your longest day of hiking, you'll be pleased to reach our campsite at Collpapampa (2950 masl). You'll be served a hearty meal before hitting the hay in your DOMES camp for a peaceful night's sleep in the small village.

You’re sure to sleep well tonight!

Day 10: ¿Sleeping in the domes again? Yes, please!

Today you'll be woken at 6 am for your herbal tea and then breakfast before setting off from the campsite. Our first destination will be La Playa, and we'll be walking through the Santa Teresa Valley.

In La Playa, at camp, we'll share a delicious lunch before heading out to the hot springs of Colcamayo (optional). We'll spend a couple of hours relaxing in the natural, clean water of the hot springs before heading back to camp for a group bonfire.

All of these activities are optional, so if you'd rather lay back and relax at camp—you are certainly welcome to!

Once you're ready for bed, after dinner, of course, you'll be settling down for the night in one of our exclusive campsites, the Domes.

Day 11: A bite of Inca Trail

This morning you'll be able to walk along a bit of the original world-famous Inca Trail! Enough to savor this famous trekking!

After a 2 hour uphill climb and fascinating views over the Santa Teresa Valley, you'll reach Llactapata (2,700 masl), an Inca archaeological site right in front of Machu Picchu.

Afterward, you'll hike downhill for 2 hours, where you get another couple of peeks at the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, along the way – only making your anticipation for tomorrow stronger. We stop for lunch in Hidroeléctrica (1800 masl).

Then, we'll follow the train rails surrounded by the great vegetation of the place.

After 2 hours of walking, we'll arrive at Aguas Calientes town. Here, we'll head first to our hostel. In your room, you Will have a private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, breakfast in the morning, and luggage storage while you visit Machu Picchu.

Day 12: Machu Picchu

Today's the day you've been waiting for since you first set foot on the trail. You're finally going to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu!

After making our way up to the Inca citadel, you'll have a cultural approach with  a 2 hour guided tour. Machu Picchu is impressing just seeing it, but you past to another level if you know more about the history of this incredible ancient site. You will have time to see the inca temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields.

After your tour, you have plenty more time to enjoy the site as you please. You can opt to climb Huayna Picchu (2720 masl) or Machu Picchu Mountain (3000 masl) (tickets must be booked in advance), which takes around 3 hours, up and down. There's also the option of the Sun Gate (2729 masl) or Inca Bridge.

Alternatively, you can explore other areas further or enjoy a very well-deserved rest looking out over one of the best views in the world.

Way back and finish in Cusco City

What's Included

  • 4 dinners for Salkantay trek (days 8 to 11)
  • 4 lunches for Salkantay trek (days 8 to 11)
  • 5 days of climbing
  • 5 days on Salkantay trek to MachuPicchu
  • All Accommodations
  • All Breakfasts
  • All Entrances tickets
  • Duffle bag to pack 5 kilos to be carried by horses during the Salkantay trek
  • English/Spanish speakers professional guides
  • First – Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies
  • Full climbing gear
  • Full transportation
  • Local meals for days 3 to 7
  • Pick up from your accommodations
  • Return journey from Aguas Calientes to Cusco by
  • Snacks on board
  • Vegetarian/Vegan options
  • Welcome Cocktail

What's Excluded

  • Climbing Shoes (you can rent them for the whole experience for US$30.00)
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Pole Sticks (you can rent them for the whole experience for US$25.00)
  • Sleeping Bag (you can rent it for the whole experience for US$ 25.00)
  • Transportation from Playa Sahuayaco to Hidroelectrica (PEN 30.00)