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Cusco Mountain Climbing

Adventure Activities / Mountain Biking / Rafting / Horse Riding / Mountain Climbing

Mountain Climbing around Cusco




Cusco area offers a wide variety of mountain climbing possibilities that cater for different levels of experience. Our programs range from easier amateur climbs near Cusco to more technical ones such as Mount Veronica (5682m) or Ausangate (6372m). Our specialized guides have been trained in the International School of High Mountain in Huaraz (Peru) and have long proven climbing experience in the most demanding summits throughout South America.


Our standard available Mountain Climbing Programs are ranked according to their minimum duration and difficulty degree as follows:


MC01: Mount Waqratanka 2d/1n or 3d/2n– 5100m – level: easy (no previous experience required)

MC02: Mount Halancoma 2d/1n or 3d/2n– 5367m – level: easy (no previous experience required)

MC03: Mount Chicón 4d/3n – 5530m – level: moderate

MC04: Mount San Juan 4d/3n – 5319m – level: moderate

MC05: Mount Verónica 7d/6n– 5682m – level: technical

MC06: Mount Ausangate 9d/8n– 6372m – level: technical

MC07: Mount Salkantay 12 to 14d– 6271m – level: technical with areas of difficult accessibility

Other available climbs: Mount Montura, Mount Qampa, Mount Colquecruz, Mount Pucapunta.




Mountain Ranges of Cuzco

Cuzco Outdoors


In the department of Cuzco, having access from the city of Cuzco, you will be able to find three mountain ranges with numerous snowy peaks that constitute a beautiful natural scenario, offering you possibilities to share its beautiful landscape with ideal places for the practice of mountain sports and mountain-climbing.


Mountain Range of Vilcabamba

Called this way to the section of the central Andes Mountain Range, located between the rivers Apurímac and Vilcanota, in the department of Cuzco. Has an approximate longitude of 100 Km.


Main snowy mountains:

Salcantay 6,271 meters above sea level - 20,574 feet

Pumasillo 6,070 meters above sea level - 19,915 feet

Lasunáyoc 6,000 meters above sea level - 19,685 feet

Sacsaráyoc 5,900 meters above sea level - 19,357 feet

Panta 5,667 meters above sea level - 18,592 feet

Huayanay 5,464 meters above sea level - 17,926 feet


Mountain Range of Vilcanota

Also called the Sacred Mountain Range, for the adoration that the Incas had to it. It is a section of the oriental chain of the Central Andes, located in the department of Cuzco. It has a longitude of 90 Km approximately and surrounds the Sibinacocha lagoon. There take place diverse pagan religious feasts, highlighting the Corpus of Coyllorite.


Main snowy mountains:

Ausangate 6,336 meters above sea level - 20,787 feet

Cayangate 6,160 meters above sea level - 20,210 feet

Colquecruz 6,111 meters above sea level - 20,049 feet

Hatunhuma 6,094 meters above sea level - 19,993 feet

Yayamari 6,000 meters above sea level - 19,685 feet

Coyllorite 5,402 meters above sea level - 17,723 feet


Mountain Range of Urubamba

Section of the oriental range of the Central Andes, located in the right margin of Urubamba river, it has an approximate longitude of 50 Km.


Main snowy mountains

Halancoma 6,000 meters above sea level - 19,685 feet

Verónica 5,750 meters above sea level - 18,865 feet

Sahuasiray 5,720 m - 18,766 feet above sea level

Chicón 5,500 m - 18,045 feet above sea level

Sunchubamba 5,450 m - 17,880 feet above sea level

Terijuay 5,380 m - 17,651 feet above sea level.