Nevado Ampay (Snow-capped peak)

Nevado Ampay (5,235 m.a.s.l. – 17,175 f.a.s.l.) can be accessed from Abancay city. The recommended trail starts in Arcopunco, 2 km (1.2 miles) from the city, and continues towards the Sahuanay reservoir and ecological station, from which the climb can be started in the Intimpa Forests at the Ampay National Sanctuary.

General Information

Location: Apurímac Department. Tamburco (2,581 m.a.s.l. – 8,468 f.a.s.l.), Abancay Province.

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

Average temperature: 13 °C. (55 °F).

Season: From May to September.

Access by Land: Lima – Nazca – Abancay road (912 km – 567 miles). Cuzco – Abancay road (190 km – 118 miles), in 4 hours.

Difficulty level: Medium to high.

Time: 3 days.


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