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    Snowy Pico Lorito 2D/1N

    • Tour Type: Walking & Trekking
    • Departure city: Lima. Perú
    • End city: Lima, Perú
    • Price: $1289 USD
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    Overview

    The Nevado Rajuntay is located in the province of Yauli (Junin), over five thousand meters above sea level; the Rajuntay is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Central, which, together with the Pucacocha lagoon, form an incredible landscape of the Peruvian highlands. Rajuntay is an ideal alternative for those who want to enjoy adrenaline without going far from the capital of the country: it has nothing to envy to other recognized mountains around the world, its entire trajectory and landscape is dreamlike.
    In this trekking we will reach an approximation to the snow-capped mountain, that is to say, to its closest slopes, to reach the summit implies high mountain equipment and a more advanced level of experience.

    Key Tour Data
    Tour Name: Trekking Snowy Rajuntay 2D/1N
    Location: Lima, Perú
    Tour Type: Trekking & Walking
    Age Requirements: 14+
    Days walking: 2 Days
    Total tour time: 2 days (from Lima to Lima)
    Total walking distance: 12km
    Elevation: 280(+), 280(-)
    Technical difficulty: 3 of 7
    Maximum Altitude: 5100m (Rajuntay)
    Minimum Altitude: 0m (Lima, Capital City)

    The height of the Rajuntay (up to where we will arrive) is at 5100 meters above sea level approximately, so it is basic to have a good physical condition to complete the route since Lima is above sea level, the acclimatization time is very short (only half a day in the city of San Mateo 3149m.).
    We have designed this trek for mountain lovers who are looking to get out of the noisy cement city and enjoy a day of its wonderful mountains.

    Highlights

    • Visit the most classic snow-capped mountain in Lima.
    • Walk through the Peruvian Andes.
    • Hiking with pure contact with nature.

    Optional Services

    • If you would like additional services or personalized attention, please contact our consultants.

    What you get

    1 nights Accommodation

    1N nights family lodging (San Mateo)

    Transport included

    Travel easily from A to B (Bus)

    1 Meals

    1 Snack(s) in the walking

    Guide

    Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)

    Extras

    Handy extras and accessories

    What is not included

    • Airport pick-up/drop-off
    • Accommodation in Cuzco and Lima
    • Travel insurance
    • Meals in the city
    • Personal expenses
    • Single accommodation (available on request)

    Itinerary

    1

    Day 1 of 2: Lima 0m – San Mateo 3149m.

    Departure Time: Usually in the afternoon

    One day before the trek, be sure to make all the necessary preparations.
    Today you will be picked up from your accommodation in the city of Lima between 14:00 hours. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your breakfast and lunch before boarding our transportation.
    Now, by way of acclimatization we will go to the town of San Mateo 3149m which is located 105 kilometers from the city of Lima, this is where we will spend the night to start the adventure the next day that we have to climb up to 5100m.

    Activity: We will travel from your hotel in the city of Lima to the town of San Mateo, where we will spend the night to start the adventure the next day at 4:00 am.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • Walking

    • 105km

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    2

    Day 2 of 2: San Mateo 3149m – Rajuntay 5100m – Lima 0m

    Departure Time: 04:00am aprox.

    Today is the big day! we get up very early at 4:00 AM to board our mobility (1 hour approx. ) that will take us to the town called Abra Antaccasa that will be the starting point of our trekking, from there we will walk 6km on average until we reach an approach to the Nevado Rajuntay, at first we will go through well-marked trails that at first is flat and gradually begins a moderate ascent to reach the slopes of the glacier, part of this road can be a challenge because the influx of tourists is still very low, which makes the road is not completely marked and have to take alternative paths.
    The Rajuntay has nothing to envy to other recognized mountains around the world, its entire trajectory and landscape is dreamlike.

    On the way back, after about seven hours of trekking, our transportation will be waiting for us to take us directly to the city of Lima.

    Activity: Today we will trek to the snowy Rajuntay and return to the city of Lima.

    Difficulty: Moderate difficulty, we need you to have experience in trekking over 4000m.

    Accommodation:

    • Hotel

    • Lodging

    • Camping

    Movility

    • 12km

      Walking

    • 105km

      Bus

    • Train

    • Airplane

    Meals provided

    • Breakfsat

    • Lunch

    • Dinner

    • Snack

    Referential map

    Essential Information

    Visa and passport information

    Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important information about tour prices.

    Booking Conditions

    Before booking your Made In Mountain trip, be sure to read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Travel Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
    In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.

    Maximum altitude

    In this adventure you reach up to 5100 meters above sea level (Rajuntay), cold and tropical climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, in most of the day you can reach temperatures around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius on average.

    Altitude information

    This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
    Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
    You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.

    About flight delays

    Made In Mountain does not currently include flights from your country of origin in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays.

    Vaccinations

    Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
    At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
    In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.

    Expand activities in Lima

    If you plan to stay a few more days in the city of Lima and want to extend your experience to other places in this city, we can offer you other trekking and walking activities. But it will be important to let your main guide know in advance.

    Basic services in Lima

    Lima is a big city, and being the capital of the country has a wide variety of hotel and gastronomic services. We always do our best to provide or recommend you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have good internet access and amenities with primary services.

    Basic services in San Mateo

    The District of San Mateo is one of the 32 districts of the Province of Huarochirí in the Department of Lima, Peru; it is located four hours from the capital city (Lima). San Mateo (where you will spend the night) is a very small town in the process of development, so the hotel (there are no hotels) and gastronomic offer is not varied, you should not have high expectations of finding basic services in this place.
    We suggest that you bring your own food and equipment for the hike; however Made In Mountain always makes the best efforts to provide a safe and hygienic service for you to enjoy your adventure without worries.

    Water

    Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.

    Hosting in San Mateo

    We will separate a space for you in a family lodging, so you should not have high expectations of finding the services that a tourist lodging normally provides.

    Lodging, meals, flights or additional services

    If you have problems to book your lodging, food, etc. or any additional service in Lima we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance.
    Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.

     

    Frequent Questions

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    What is Rajuntay?

    It is located in the province of Yauli (Junín), at more than 5 thousand meters above sea level. It is the highest snow-capped mountain in the Cordillera Central that, together with the Pucacocha lagoon, forms an incredible landscape of the Peruvian highlands. Rajuntay is an ideal alternative for those who want to enjoy adrenaline without going far from the capital of the country: it has nothing to envy to other recognized mountains around the world.
    This snow-capped mountain is a classic for Lima’s mountaineers.

    How far is Nevado Rajuntay from the Peruvian capital, Lima?

    From the center of the city of Lima to the San Mateo, it is approximately 140 kilometers in an easterly direction.

    What to expect from this trekking Rajuntay?

    This tour has been designed for those who have little time in the capital city of Lima and want to explore its mountains.
    Lima is well known for being a city of huge buildings and vehicular chaos, however very few know that just a few hours away there are mountains that are still little explored and spread for foreign tourists; in this trekking you will enjoy the cold mountains and hopefully with snow on the way.
    This tour goes out of the traditional offers of Lima tourism agencies that only offer visits within the city of Lima (museums, shopping malls, etc); we are mountain lovers and that is why we have designed this adventure for you because we know that you are made in the mountains.

    What is the best season to do this adventure?

    You can do this trekking any day of the year, however, the recommended season is between the months of April to October, this season is known as the “Andean Summer”, because there are no longer many weather impediments (rain, low temperatures, fog, etc.) to better enjoy the scenery.
    However, we all know how climate change has affected the behavior of the environment, so we cannot guarantee that an “Andean summer” will be one hundred percent perfect.
    We can only guarantee the best safety for you to enjoy a hike on any day of the year.

    What is the difficulty level of this walking tour?

    This walking tour is basic level, due to the distance and altitude (see technical sheet).
    However, we ask you to measure your abilities before taking this tour, as the slopes and altitude may cause difficulties if you are not used to similar hikes.

    How fit should I be to do this walk?

    Although it is true that this is a hike that we consider moderate, we suggest that it should only be done by people in good physical condition and with previous experience in mountain hikes over 4000m.

    Will I have internet access during the trip?

    During the trip in some specific places it is possible to have internet access because both places are widely crowded and telecommunications companies already provide broadband services, although not all the way, it is possible to get signal in most areas.

    I am from another country, do I need any special permission to participate in this trek?

    No, you do not need any special permission, except for your Visa or Passport, your personal identification document. We will take care of everything else.

    What will I eat along the way?

    On the way we will provide you with a snack for each day of trekking.
    Please note that when you are in the citie of Lima and San Mateo the food will be on your own, we do this so that you can explore the flavors of your preference, in fact, you will always have the advice and recommendation of your tour leader.

    What do I need to pack for this walking tour?

    Basically your personal gear such as your trekking clothes (pants, hiking boots, warm jackets, sunglasses, etc); once you agree to this tour we will send you in detail everything you will basically need to enjoy this adventure in the best condition.

    How many people can make up my walking group?

    Groups of up to a maximum of twelve people can be formed; our groups are always small, because we need you to live an unforgettable experience.

    If I am tired will I be able to ride a horse?

    There are only trail mules on the last stretch, a kilometer and a half before reaching the starting point. The mules do not enter the entire trekking route.
    Made In Mountain is a travel agency exclusively for trekking lovers, that is why we always prefer that you walk to the end, we will always accompany you; however we will always have various means for assistance and emergencies.

    What happens if I get injured or get sick halfway and can no longer continue?

    If you suffer any physical injury during the journey of this adventure, our staff has the necessary training and equipment for first aid and to get you to safety.
    If you feel that you can no longer continue at any point along the way, we have a plan to move you to the nearest town and take you back to the city of San Mateo or Lima as the case may be.
    In both cases, for the reasons mentioned above, if you need to cut the road or cancel your itinerary to return to the city earlier than scheduled according to the itinerary, this will have an additional cost because it will require an extra management and mobilization not planned.

    Will the hosting where I will sleep in San Mateo be a personal room?

    No, the rooms can be shared between two and four people, but if you want a personal room for more privacy, then you will have to request availability beforehand; it will depend on the availability to grant it, otherwise it will have an additional cost; that is why it is important that you book your trip well in advance to be able to configure it in the best way for you.
    Remember that you will be staying in a familiar place, so there are not many options.

    Can you provide more services that are not included in this tour?

    Yes, but it will be important that you coordinate it previously with one of our travel agents, preferably before hiring the tour to configure your trip in the best way.

    I have more questions, who can answer them?

    If you have any further questions about anything associated with this tour, please do not hesitate to call or email us at info@madeinmountain.com.
    Rest assured that we will get back to you or call you if you wish as soon as possible.

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