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.
1st Day Cuzco – Tinki - Upis
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 and a magnificent view of the snow-capped peak of Apu Ausangate. In the Upis valley we can see the very traditional lifestyle of the Quechua speaking population
Meals: lunch and dinner Maximum Altitude: 4447 masl / 14589 ft Minimum Altitude: 3778 masl / 12395 ft Distance Travelled: 6 hours Approximate Walking Time: 10 km / 6.21 ml
2nd Day: Upis - Abra Arapa - Ausangateqocha
We begin our walk uphill under the watchful gaze of the most important Apu of the Andean south. On our way we can appreciate how beautiful and powerful the geography is in this part of the southern Andes. When we reach the abra (high-mountain pass) 4650 Mt, Arapa we will have a magnificent view of this mountain chain. Crossing the pass, we walk towards Sonccococha, Pukacocha, Ccomercochas, beautiful high-Andean lakes. We have an amazing view over the green lake of Pukacocha and the turquoise lake Jatun Pukacocha After lunch, we will climb uphill briefly to cross the Ausangate pass and descend to our campsite on the beautiful Ausangatecocha.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner Maximum Altitude: 4650 masl / 15255 ft Minimum Altitude: 4447 masl / 14589 ft Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.94 ml Approximate Walking Time: 9 hr
Today is an important day as we will reach the first of the two high passes, abra Palomani 5200 m. It is a short uphill walk from our campsite to the highest pass of our trek. We will enjoy unique scenery above 5,000 meters above sea level. Our descent will take us to the settlement of Huchuy Phinaya where we will have lunch. After a short rest, we will continue our trek on a gentle gradient towards our campsite at Hatunpampa. We will enjoy a high Andean flat-land surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Overnight.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 5125 masl / 16814 ft Minimum Altitude: 4650 masl / 15255 ft Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.94 ml Approximate Walking Time: 9 hr
4th Day: Hatunpampa – Abra Janca – Pacchanta
Another challenge today: the second high pass over 5,000masl, abra Janca. Beautiful Andean scenery where the cameloids, vicuñas live together with the mountain peaks, watched over by the spectacular Colquecruz snow-capped peak. We follow the path downhill to our lunch spot, and then continue on to the town of Pacchanta and its relaxing thermal baths. An excellent end to one of the hardest days on our trek.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner Maximum Altitude: 5070 masl / 16633 ft Minimum Altitude: 4300 masl / 14107 ft Distance Travelled: 14 km / 8.69 ml Approximate Walking Time: 8 hr
5th Day: Pacchanta – Tinki - Cuzco
This morning we will take it easy and enjoy the view while having breakfast. Than we start our small walk. 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. 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. where we will have a transfer back to our respective hotels. End of our services.
Meals: breakfast, lunch Maximum Altitude: 4300 masl Minimum Altitude: 3778 masl Distance Travelled: 10 km / 6.21 ml Approximate Walking Time: 5 hr
* 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. 4 breakfast /5 lunch /4 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