Ausangate trekking from Cusco, peru with amazing nature, without tourist, for nature lovers
This trek is some harder because you walk often at altitudes between 4 and 5000 Mt
This is a 5 days amazing trekking !
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Duration: 5days / 4 nights roundtrip
Activities:Cultural, Ecological, Hiking, Camping at high altitude!
This trek is hard, going over high altitudes, roundtrip.
This program can change, depending the physical condition of the client and the weather situation !
also possible in a shorter and longer version
In this Vilcanota range you can hike at a heights above 5000m and have fabulous panoramic views at crystalline lakes and nearby mountains.This hike is quite a long and difficult one (you walk 7-8 hours a day), so we recommend preparing well, doing shorter walks at altitude during 3 days around Cusco, before starting the hike.
Around 7 am we will leave Cusco to get to the village of Tinqui at 3800m. (6 hour ride). On the way we pass through beautiful landscapes and several traditional villages including Urcos, Cattca and Ocongate. At Tinqui we will have our lunch while the guides are getting our luggage ready on the mules. After lunch we will start hiking for about 5 hours to the hot springs in Upis (4200m.). On the way we can enjoy the beautiful Cordillera Vilcanota. In the Upis valley we can see the very traditional lifestyle of the Quechua speaking population.
After breakfast we will walk toward the Upis pass at a height of 4850m. Over here there is hot springs and you can enjoy the amazing view of Ausangate. After continue hiking you will also have an amazing view over the green lake of Pukacocha and the turquoise lake Jatun Pukacocha. At this lake we will set up our campsite and spend the night.
In the morning we walk up to the pass of Apuchata at 4900 mtr. After passing this pass we will hike uphill to the Palomani pass at the amazing altitude of 5200m. Surrounded by llamas and alpacas, we walk down from the pass towards Finaya Pampa, where we will set up our camp.
We will continue our hike walking up the valley of Rio Q'ampa. From this valley we have a great view of the snow-covered peaks of Tres Picos and Puca Punta. From the small community of Q'ampa and onwards to the pass of Q'ampa we have good chances to see the small vicuñas famed for their valuable fleece. After making a small "hito" at the pass we walk down to the turquoise lake of Q'omercocha (4580masl), where we set up our camp.
This morning we will take it easy and enjoy the view while having breakfast. After having breakfast we will start our hike to the village of Pacchanta . On the way we have time to look at the small settlements along the way and to watch the long tailed viscachas - family of the rabbits. After lunch we will go to the hot thermal springs to relax our muscles and after that we will start hiking to the village of Tinqui (3 hours). At Tinqui our vehicle will bring us back to Cusco, where we arrive in the late afternoon.
* Transport, local bus Cusco-Tinqui-Cusco
* Porters or horse for tent and food .
* Cook service.
* Transfers from your hotel
* English speaking guide
* Camping equipment including 2 persons tents, mattresses,
* All Meals as indicated in the itinerary. 5 breakfast /6 lunch /5 diners, Vegetarian food available on request.
* First day your breakfast , last day your diner
* Personal porter or horse, you have to carry your personal belongings yourself, or rent an extra horse.
* Personal travel insurency
* Sleeping bag can be rented
What do we need when you make a reservation?
*Full name as it is written in your passport * Passport number * Nationality * Date of birth * Departing date for the trail * 40% deposit Thru western union or visa online, the rest you pay at our office in Cusco
YOU SHOULD BRING * Personal sleeping bag, we rent out if you don’t have one! * Backpack * Trekking shoes * Water bottle * Flash light, * Sun hat * Micropur in order to purify the water * Personal clothing for trek and clothes for rain * Insect repellent * Snack * clothes for cold and warm weather * emergency money and money for the tip to guide cook and porters