Mountaineering and Climbing in Cusco
The attraction for mountaineering and climbing in Cusco, is such that Cusco’s mountains receive thousands of people around the world, especially to reach their peaks.
Thanks to the varying heights of these mountains, some of them have low technical difficulty and invite the pioneers in the sport to make their first ascents.
The most recognized and appealing snowies are; the Apu Ausangate (6.384 m.a.s.l.) and the Salkantay (4.600 m.a.s.l.). The lesser known, in which mountaineering can also be performed are: Yayamary (6.025 m.a.s.l.), Chumpe (6.100 m.a.s.l.), Veronica (5.790 m.a.s.l.), Qampa (5.500 m.a.s.l.), Helamcoma (5.375 m.a.s.l.) and Colquepuncu (5.484 m.a.s.l.).
Remember before joining the tour, you must consult your doctor to get your physical-health certificate. To do this activity it is necessary to hire a tour operator authorized by the corresponding control offices. The agency will inform you the other important points to consider.