/ Peru costs
A three week epxed to Peru doing the usual peaks, inshica, tocillaraju, cholipcqui
All costs included - guiding, meals , even on the hills, transfers and donkeys.
Am getting a quote of 7500 USD
Not including airfare? Seems quite expensive.
I spent five or six weeks in Peru last year, but in the Vilcanota, not the Blanca, and probably spent less than $3,000 in-country.
This included a week in Cusco in a good hotel, good cafe meals, a trip to Machu Pichu, the Ausangate Circuit trek, climb of Ausangate (6350m) with two horses and two horse guys, but no guide, our own food, a few more days in Cusco, van to Marcapata and two horses and horse guys for a week long trek around 5000m (Paso Chimboya, Quel'caya) and attempts on a peak, then a van back to Cusco and hotel.
In three weeks there is a chance you would not get up those three peaks, and $7,500 would seem even worse value.
> ... climb of Ausangate (6350m) with two horses and two horse guys,
Just to be clear, I climbed Ausangate with my girlfriend, not two horses! :-)
That is what I thought
Mate I've not been to Peru in a while but that seems like alot. If you have time just rock up and ask about or even grab a guide there and go do what you want to. It can't cost as much as that surely.
When I was in Nepal there were so many expeds going here and there and all for like 75$ a day. If you booked from the UK people were charging 300$ a day for exactly the same thing. Daft.
Cost wise, after about a grand for the flights, I think I probably spent less than $400 for a month of climbing.
You can arrange everything in Huaraz or if you want to organize in advance contact a company in huaraz out of the UK. I used a company owned by a belgian woman. PM me if you want further infos. Also the people in country will prifit much more if you pay them directly
Waaaaaay too expensive!
Just get a flight and head to Jos place. You can either find climbing partners when you get there for the easier peaks or book a guide if you want. Either way 500 quid for a month plus flights will be enough - unless you want to be guided up everything.
You'll love it - I can't wait to go back.
Hi Avi - for more realistic commercial pricing see John Biggars's website -
Recommended if you're going to Peru for the first time!
Ishinca, urus, toclarraju 700euro with local company
although would be better spending more time in the ishinca valley to acclimatise than the local guide company suggested
It's been 7 years since I was in the Cordillera Blanca but back then I saw a range of quility in the guides. We didn't use any but the local guides seemed to vary from the absolute dog rough to perfectly safe (IMO). I'd check the reviews if going for a local company
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