Nestled in the mountain range just behind Urubamba the snow-capped glacier Velo de la Novia is one of the prominent glaciers of the Urubamba mountain range; located to the north-east of the City of Cusco.
Following on; this is a rare location which is virtually untouched by mainstream tourism. Then; you will find peace & tranquility for a few days and uncover the peaceful way of life in rural Peru.
Leaving from Cusco; in private transportation early in the morning with our crew, we’ll drive for 2hrs in a northerly direction into the Sacred Valley. Following our arrival we’ll take our time to check all of our equipment for the climb at the start point in San Isidro.
In the Peruvian Andes, there are a wide variety of peaks that require a good level of technique, and experience. The glacier Velo de la Novia is a great introduction to glacial climbing, it is quite a flat climb with good compact snow that make it a great first experience to this discipline.
At the summit of the glacier you’ll experience clear views of the surrounding range and peaks such as the southeast view of Pumahuanca and southwest of the Sirihuani.
Range – Vilcabamba
Mountain – Velo de la Novia
Altitude – 5,150m
Level – PD
Terrain & Route – The route is very steep to base camp, crossing morrain to access the glacier and easy crossing to its summit. Northeast Face.
Days – 3-4
Experience – Beginner Level
3 – 4 Days: Trekking and climbing on the Glacier over a few days; this glacier is a perfect introdcution to the discipline of Ice climbing.