Cordillera Vilcanota

Located between the Vilcanota, Paucartambo and Madre de Dios Rivers, the range includes mountains like Ausangate (6,384 meters – 20,945 feet), Mariposa, Cayangate, Wakay Willca (or Verónica) Chicón and Pitusiray, which is over 5,500 m.a.s.l. (18,044 f.a.s.l.).

General Information

Location: Cuzco Department. Urubamba Province (2,850 m.a.s.l. – 9,350 f.a.s.l.).

Climate: Semi-dry and cold, rainy from October to March

Average temperature: 12 °C. (54 °F)

Season: From May to September.

Access by Air: Lima – Cuzco (1 hour 15 minutes)

Access by Land: Lima – Arequipa – Cuzco (1,650 km – 1025 miles), in 24 hours. Lima – Nazca – Abancay – Cuzco (1,131 km – 703 miles), in 22 hours.

Dificulty level: Medium to high

Time: 6 days.

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