Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions in Peru
The main tourist season is May to October when the weather tends to be dry, bright and sunny. However, trekking is possible all year round. During November to April, most afternoons experience some rain but the mornings are usually still bright. Indeed many tourists prefer this quieter season. The temperatures can vary enormously during a day, with highs of around 20°C during the dry season, dropping down to below 10°C at night. As with all mountainous areas the weather can be unpredictable and is of course subject to the effects of global warming.
Accommodation / Equipment
There are very few mountain huts in the mountains(1)
, therefore accommodation during the treks and climbs is in tents. Depending on group size, a cooking/dining tents are provided. In addition there will always be a toilet tent.
(1) There is the possibility to stay in a refuge at the base camp of Huascaran, Pisco and Ishinca.
Our trained cooks produce amazing food at high altitudes and are always pleased to accommodate specific dietary requirements. Food is always cooked to meet the highest standards of hygiene. Menus vary daily but always include breakfast, lunch and dinner (vegetarian or vegan option). Lunch may be in the form of a packed lunch or a light. You will be provided with supplementary snacks between meals to keep your energy levels high.
For the first day of your trek/climb, you will be asked to bring along your own water. Thereafter, boiled water will be provided each morning to fill your water bottles or hydration pouches.
Washing facilities are limited therefore we suggest you bring along moist towelettes (wet wipes).
Renting of equipment
We can recommend locations for renting sleeping bags, walking poles and inflatable mattresses for treks, and crampons, ice axes, gaiters, harness, boots and helmets for climbs.
We are able to arrange treks for individuals, couples, families or groups. If you wish to join a group (see our group deparures
), we will do our best to help you find trekking partners.
Tipping guides, porters, cooks and donkey handlers
The guides, porters, cooks and donkey handlers work hard in difficult conditions to ensure your trek runs smoothly. They depend heavily on tourism during the high season and often only have the opportunity to farm on a small scale during the low season. Therefore tips are greatly appreciated, whether in the form of money, clothing or other useful items. However, tipping is obviously discretionary and in accordance with your opinion of their services.
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