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Qampa Climbing

2 Days / 1 Nights
Jampa mountain climb
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Camping Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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5,520 m / 18,110 ft Max. Altitude
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Challenging Difficulty

Qampa Climbing 2 Days / 1 Nights

Cusco, Qampa, Pacchanta
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Camping Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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5,520 m / 18,110 ft Max. Altitude
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Challenging Difficulty

Qampa or Jampa became the most popular mountain to climb in the last few years because it is perfect for beginners and advanced climbers who want to experience climbing in the Andes of Peru. Cusco has a lot of mountains with different techniques for mountaineers, and in the last few years, people from different countries came to Cusco to climb these peaks, from the easiest to the most challenging.

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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Packing List
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The climb to Qampa mountain doesn’t require any experience or skill; if you love mountains, this is enough. Our guides will provide a basic course about the important techniques to climb different mountains. Qampa Summit offers you a spectacular view of the Vilcanota Range, including the impressive Ausangate Peak... Climbing Qampa Mountain is more than just an experience; it makes you realize how tiny you and your problem are in the vastness of our world.

Highlights: Qampa summit 5520m/18110ft
Hike Distance: 26km/16.6miles
Climbing Distance: From 4800m to 5520m
Considerations: experience is not required
Season: May through November

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Tinky – Pacchanta – Base camp

    Hike between herds of alpacas and explore the most incredible 7 Lakes tour from Apu Ausangate, learning the culture and the Andean religion before climbing the Qampa Mountain.
  • Day02

    Base camp – Qampa summit – Pacchanta-Cusco

    Crown the summit of Qampa Mountain, be amazed by the stunning views of the Andes, and feel the powerful energy of Ausangate Peak standing next to you.
Day 01

Cusco – Pacchanta

We'll collect from you hotel in Cusco early morning 5:00am aprox. in our private van and arrive to Tinke, there you'll have a short stop to buy the last things you'll need in this tour. From there, we'll head up to the community of Pacchanta 4,100 m (13,451 feet). Is here where we'll begin our hike towards the base camp 4,730 meters(15,518 feet) with our arriero carrying the equipment on a horse. The trail (12 km) passes through several green-blue lagoons at the foot of Nevado Ausangate and arrives at base camp close to the Qampa Pass (5100 m). After we set up our tents, our cook will prepare some tea, coffee, and cupcakes, and then we'll spend the night here.

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Lunch & Dinner Meals
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Moderate Difficulty
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12km/7.4miles Walking Distance
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6 - 7 hours Walking Time
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4100 m / 13,451 ft Starting Elevation
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4,730 m / 15,518 ft Highest Elevation
Day 02

Summit – Pacchanta– Cusco

We wake up at 3:00 am and leave the tent by 3:30 am, arriving at the summit by 6:30 am. We can enjoy the views for half an hour before returning to the base camp for breakfast. After we descend the same way to reach the base camp, Have a breakfast and walk back to Pacchanta and go to the thermal baths for a couple hours. Then we will go back to Cusco.

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Breakfast and Lunch Meals
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Challenging Difficulty
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15km/9.3miles Walking Distance
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7-8 hours Walking Time
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4,730 m / 15,518 ft Starting Elevation
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5,520 m / 18,110 ft Highest Elevation

At Vidal Expeditions, we are transparent and provide specific details of what is included and excluded from our tours. We know this is very important so that you know exactly what to bring and don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your trek and climbing.


Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your high mountain guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Qampa climbing departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details about the climb. After this time, you will receive your duffle bag for your extra luggage, which will be carried by the horses while you are hiking.

  • Professional High Mountain Guide

    All our high mountain guides have a great reputation for customer service. Our climbing guides have graduated as mountain guides from the AGMP of Huaraz, and they have also studied English in a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for climbing, and pride in having been born surrounded by mountains, we ensure our guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore the Ausangate.

  • Entrance Fees to Ausangate park

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we will purchase all the necessary tickets for your trek. They will be for a specific date and will be in your name.

  • Accommodations

    At Vidal Expeditions, we include accommodations for 1 night along the Qampa climbing route. with suitable camping equipment to make sure your climbing is an experience of a lifetime. Our tents are Mountain Gear or Doite Kaylas, which will be shared only by 2 people to ensure your comfort and enough space for your luggage. The same way we include inflatable mattresses for your comfort.


  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportation during your tour; we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the beginning of the trail. the bus returning from Qampa Climb to Cusco will drop off you at your hotel.

  • Horses

    We include horses to transport all the duffle bags and equipment during this tour, and there will also be a horseman. At Vidal Expeditions, we know safety comes first, which is why we include an emergency horse in case someone feels tired or gets altitude sickness.


  • Personal Duffle bag

    We included a personal duffle bag for your two-day Qampa mountain climb. You will get this duffle bag at Vidal Expeditions office during your pre-departure briefing the night before your climb. This bag will be carried by horses during the trek until the base camp. It can be filled with your personal items, sleeping bag, and mattress, but the maximum allowable weight is 7 kg (17 lb). The duffle bag must be returned to our office no later than one day after your trek.

  • Climbing Gears

    During the expeditions, we will provide all the climbing gear necessary for this climb (harness, ropes, crampons, helmet, gaiters, pear of ice axes, carabiners, ice screws, and stakes).

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides at Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in first aid. They received training courses every six months on how to assist someone in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained on how to supply balloon oxygen if someone requires it.


  • Meals

    At Vidal Expeditions, we know food is such an important part of any vacation, and getting the right fuel on an active holiday is crucial. We include 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, and 4 dinners. And of course, we cater to all dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and others—just let us know. Our chefs are well-trained to prepare the best food you've ever had with local and organic ingredients.

  • Water

    Vidal Expeditions will provide you with water from the first lunch to the last breakfast. This water will be filtered, boiled, and cooled by our chef. You must bring your own water container, bottle, or camelback that can hold water for hiking for a few hours. We recommend a capacity of 2 liters.


  • Sleeping bag

    Every climber along the Qampa needs a proper sleeping bag, which has to be for -15°C or 5°F. We recommend you bring your own, but if you don’t want to bring your own or don’t have one, you can rent a sleeping bag from us.

  • Walking Sticks

    Hiking with trekking poles has its benefits. They protect your knees while you are hiking downhill, especially in remote areas where there are many ups and downs. Trekking poles also help you during the ascent with increased stability. If you don’t have a pair of trekking poles, you can rent them from our office.

  • First Breakfast

    We do not provide breakfast on the day of your departure. However, most hotels offer breakfast during your stay. In case your hotel does not provide breakfast, we will stop at a restaurant near Ocongate where you will be able to purchase breakfast.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend buying travel insurance before leaving your country in case something happens during your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion to Ausangate, and although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team's hard work.

  Packing List


At Vidal Expeditions, we focus on making your trip an unforgettable experience, and we want to provide all the details you need to know before leaving your country and starting your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good climbing backpack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking and climbing boots


Horses will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air mat (if you bring or rent one). From our perspective, these two items weigh 3 kg.

  • 2 wicking t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants
  • 2 sets of undergarments.
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at the evening and morning
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • Bathers / swimsuit for the hot spring
  • Small towel
  • Walking and climbing boots


A daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger, try to make it as light as possible. Water: We supply clean water at each meal. You are responsible for your first morning's water only, as we won't have time to filter water until your first lunch.

  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (iPhone)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Earplugs
  • Some snacks (Chocolate, fruits, energy bars, etc.)
  • Others extra items important for climbing


  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

Here some frequently asked question about Qampa Mountain Climb

At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the booking system as easy as possible for you. Once you decide to do this trek and climb, we will send you a booking form where you need to complete all the required details that are important to book your tickets. We need a previous deposit of 50% per person. As soon as you pay, we immediately book a spot for this tour. Once we are done with it, we will send you your invoice and a confirmation form that all the booking processes have been satisfactorily set up.

Yes, our work policy is to be in contact with our customers as long as necessary to inform them of all the details and changes that could occur after they have confirmed the reservation. Please check your email constantly, and if you have any issues, let us know so we can solve them as soon as possible.

Qampa, or Jampa, is a mountain located in Cusco, and it offers a great tour to summit its peak of 5,520 meters. It is well recommended for those adventure lovers who want to experience climbing a mountain in the Andes. Perfect for beginners and experienced travelers.

Qampa summit is 5,520 meters (18,110 feet) and the base camp where we spend the night is at 4,730 meters ( 15,518 feet)

Jampa, or Qampa, is not a technical mountain and does not require any experience to summit its peak. It has some walls with a 55-degree angle, and everyone who has good physical condition can make it. However, we highly recommend spending a few days in Cusco before departing this tour with the purpose of acclimating to the altitude.

Yes. We have been climbing this mountain for years and know very well all the routes that we are offering for our customers. Our high mountain guides were born and now live around these areas. They are 100% professionals, formed at a high mountain climbing school in the Huaraz region, and have climbed many times those mountains. Most of our team are local people who grew up near these mountains, and they have incredible respect for these Apus.

The base camp for this tour can be bare according to how big the group is; the classic base camp is at 4,730 meters (15,518 feet).

Well, to enjoy as much as you want, we recommend having the proper climbing gear, such as climbing boots, waterproof and windbreaker jackets, a thermal base layer for the upper and lower body parts, gloves, a headlamp, and a 30-liter litter backpack. If you don't have these gears, you can rent them from us.

No worries; our guides and team are professional. Your guide will have a first-aid kit and an oxygen tank in case you get sick during the trip. There will also be an extra emergency horse to take you to the best place where you can recover. Our team always has a radio, and they are trained to respond to any emergencies that happen during our tours.

No, during the briefing a night before, we will provide you with a duffel bag where you can fill it with your personal items and gear; it will be transported by the horse team the entire trip. You will carry only the climbing section because the horses cannot access it.

Yes. Walking sticks are always helpful to trekkers, especially if is raining along the trek. Using walking sticks can help take the pressure off your knees while doing some portions of the trek over glaciers. Plus, they will help you get up the mountain as well.

Most hotels in Cusco offer free storage where you can leave your luggage until you return from your trip, they keep these even if you are not staying at the same hotel after the trip. We also have storage available in the Vidal Expeditions office. Get more information from our office team.

The weather in Cusco and parts of the Andes is unpredictable, even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny. We can’t trust it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically, April through September is the dry season; November through February is the rainy season; and March and October are bridge months—a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain, no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings. Once the sun is up, you should be comfortable hiking in short sleeves. Long pants (for yoga or hiking) are encouraged to protect against the mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance in some parts of the trail.


From: USD 320.00 per person

USD 280.00: from 4 people to more

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Qampa Climbing

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At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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