Peaks of Cusco: Considered within the 3 giant peaks of Cusco, the snowy Veronica is one of the most important mountains of the Cusco region, even though its summit does not reach 6000, its constancy in the technical aspect of the normal route makes this expedition a committed ascent its proximity to the jungle does not ensure good weather conditions but an impressive landscape.

The Huchuy Qosqo or Lares Valley hiking has different routes that will be chosen depending on the kilometers that you want to travel, all these options cross by steps of more than 4000 meters and then descend to the sacred valley which makes them ideal options for acclimatization, the trekking of Lares will consolidate our acclimatization and allow us to cross the Urubamba Mountain Range.


Psychological aptitude: Medium / High

Physical fitness: High Technical aptitude: Medium

Factor Acclimatization: Medium / High

Weight of the backpack in the expedition: 12 Kg


Psychological aptitude: Average

Physical aptitude: Average Technical aptitude:

Low Factor Acclimatization: Good / Medium

Weight of the backpack in the expedition: 7 Kg


Psychological aptitude: Average

Physical aptitude: Average Technical aptitude:

Low Factor Acclimatization: Good / Medium

Weight of the backpack in the expedition: 7 Kg

Day 1
Warm-up Lares Trek & Sacred Valley Tour
Briefing to discuss expedition & transfer to Sacred Valley  in preparation for the following days trek.
  • Overnight: Sacred Valley.
Day 2
Trekking of Lares: Cuncani - Huacahuasi
Leaving very early from the Sacred Valley to travel 3 hours to the town of Cuncani where you'll start a trek ascending to 4,400 masl and then descend to the 3,800 masl where we will organize our camp.
  • Overnight: Camping Huachuasi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Trekking of Lares: Huacahuasi - Patacancha
You'll leave at 8am to reach 4600 masl in the Andes mountain range where you'll see our next targets the Helamcoma and Veronica snowfalls.
  • Overnight: Ollantaytambo
  • Meals: Breaskfast, Lunch
Day 4
Ascent to the snowfall Helamcoma: Ollantaytambo - Base camp
You'll leave at 8am and travel for 1 hour to Thastayoc 4,000 meters above sea level, the point where we will begin our approach hike from the Helamcoma snow base camp to 4400 meters above sea level in the Lanlaluyoc lagoons.
  • Overnight: Base Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Ascent to the snowfall Helamcoma: Summit - Urubamba
Leaving at dawn to begin the ascent during the first hours before dawn we will approach the glacier and already with daylight we will begin the crossing in the glacier and the climbing of the last ridge ridge where we will have a rock III after reaching the summit and have an amazing view of the snowy Veronica and Salkantay descend to the city of Ollantaytambo to continue to the city of Urubamba where we will rest and celebrate our first summit.
  • Overnight: Urubamba
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Rest day: Optional activities in the Sacred Valley
After having enough sleep to recover energy, you'll have the possibility to enjoy the infinite number of activities that the Sacred Valley of the Incas offers us since the visit of world-renowned ceramics artists to a short via ferrata that offers us particular views of the valley or just relax in our hotel.
  • Overnight: Urubamba
  • Meals: Breakfast
Day 7
Ascent to the snowy Veronica: Ollantaytambo - Base camp
We will leave at 7 o'clock in the morning towards the Malaga pass, where we will enter the reserved communal area of ​​Thastayoc and from 4,400 masl we will descend at 4,200 masl and then we will climb to 4,800 masl to the base camp in a steep ascent and dominated by the characteristic forests of "Queñas", the trees that grow highest in the world.
  • Overnight: Base Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Ascent to the snowed Veronica: Base camp - Advanced course
We will leave at 6:30 in the morning heading towards the advanced camp where we will cross some unstable moraines and climb small sections of III ° of rock not bigger than 20m as well as slopes of snow and ice between 45 ° to 60 ° until we reach the north ridge where we will look for a platform to be able to establish our advanced camp at 5,300 masl.
  • Overnight: Advanced Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Ascent to the snow-capped veronica: Advanced course - Summit - Base camp
Very early in the morning, we will begin our ascent crossing important cracks and progressing on slopes between 45 to 60 ° to the summit which we will arrive with the first hours of the morning When the clouds of the jungle are still down in the valley and the views from the 5,900 meters are simply wonderful, we will begin the descent doing some rappels to the advanced camp where we will eat and continue our ascent to the base camp to spend the night there.
  • Overnight: Advanced Camp
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Ascent to the snowed Veronica: Base camp - Thastayoc communal protected area - Cusco.
Not so early we will begin our descent through the Thastayoc ravine trying to visualize part of the unique fauna of this valley as the "Churrete real" of which there are only approximately 300 individuals in the world and this privileged valley in its habitat. At noon our transport will be waiting for us on the road at the exit of the valley to drive to the sacred valley where we will have a celebration lunch then transfer to the city of Cusco.
  • Overnight: Cusco
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Rest & Relaxation day
Rest Day in Cusco
  • Overnight: Cusco
Day 12
Cusco - Tinke - Pacchanta - Campo Base
Around 7 am you’ll be collected from your hotel. Heading south-east by the Interoceanic highway that goes to Puerto Maldonado, we pass through the city of Urcos and within about 3 hours arriving at Ocongate, where you'll be able to purchase anything that we forget in Cusco. Then taking a detour to Pacchanta, 45 minutes from Ocongate, in Pacchanta we meet the muleteers and cook of the expedition. After lunch we start the hike 4 hours to the base camp, with impressive views of the main snow-capped Cusco region such as: Ausangate (6384 masl), Cayangate (6110 masl) and others, always accompanied by llamas and alpacas. Already at the base camp, the personal high mountain equipment (harnesses, crampons, ice axes, helmets, leggings, gloves) will be have been delivered. The high mountain guide will teach you the correct way of using the equipment, how to act on a glacier and have them ready for promotion.
  • Dinner is at 6pm, allowing plenty of time for everyone to rest afterwards.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 13
Qampa Base Camp - Summit - Base Camp
Leaving at 3am, you’ll have a light breakfast, it is essential to attack a mountain at dawn. You’ll leave the base camp and in approximately 2 hours of ascent by moraine arriving at the glacier, where we prepare ourselves with the mountain equipment to enter the glacier. After another 3 hours on the glacier you’ll reach the summit of the Qampa mountain which is 5,500 meters above sea level. Taking half an hour on the summit restng and enjoying the high Andean landscapes, surrounded by much of the snowy mountains of the Cordillera Vilcanota. The descent to the base camp will take a further 3 hours, where lunch awaits and you’ll have the whole afternoon free to rest after an intense day.
  • A special dinner will be prepared ready for 6pm.
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 14
Base Camp - Pacchanta - Cusco
Leaving at 9am for Pacchanta after breakfast, arriving at Pacchanta in about 3 hours where there’ll be the option to enter the thermal baths and buy handicrafts from Pacchanta and then have lunch and return to the City of Cusco where by around 6pm you’ll be dropped to your hotels, and you can spend the evening relaxing and recalling an incredible adventure!
  • Overnight: Cusco
  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 15
Collection & transfer to Cusco Airport for onward departing flight.


  • A pair of double mountaineering boots.
  • A pair of trekking shoes.
  • A pair of thick socks
  • Two pair of trekking socks
  • A pair of crampons with front ends
  • A waterproof mountaineering
  • Trekking pants
  • Thermal pants underwear
  • A pelvic harness
  • A pair of thermal interior poles
  • A fleece jacket (second layer)
  • A waterproof mountaineering
  • jacket
  • A featherdown jacket
  • Gloves
  • A pair of technical ice axes and hammer
  • Cold
  • Sun hat
  • Winter sleeping bag-30
  • Insulating mat
  • Backpack 35 l
  • Travel duffel
  • Spectrum 4 UV protection lenses
  • Minimum 1 liter water bottle
  • Sunscreen for skin and lips

Tour Info

Breakfast x 13
Lunch x 13
Dinner x 12
Private Transport – collection & drop-off and tours
Professional bilingual mountain guide
Horsemen & mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire)
Specific Climbing equipment detailed next to itinerary
Hotel Accommodation in Sacred Valley x 2 nights
Hotel Accommodation in Cusco x 1 night
Domestic Flights from Lima to Cusco (Return Trip)
Airport transfers
Tips for crew
Any additional extras not itinerarised
There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured
Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Peruvian food can be spicy, it can be strong and rich for many European diets. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, so please avoid at all costs on arrival and stick to bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.
We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your tour party.
We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request), and a mountain cook. They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude.
Attached below are a couple of links which will explain how to prepare for your trip & trek in advance of your arrival. We recommend being prepared in advance to save time & stress whilst you’re in Peru.
From June through to the end of September, we’re offering one person free on all of our treks for group sizes of 3+. If you are a group of 2 you can add one person for free, or if you’re a group of 3 the third person joins free and so on.

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  • Collective technical team (ropes, snow, ice and rock insurance)
  • Mountain bearers 1 x customer in the snowy Veronica
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