AUSANGATE 6 DAYS AND 5 NIGHTS

Trekking Ausangate Circuit, is one of the most beautiful treks in Cusco. The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Ausangate snow capped mountain (6,372m) and three others over 6000m, Contains spectacular mountains, scenery and highland. Unsurprisingly, the Circuit has become a popular hike, one that is possible to complete in a week or as little time as six days:


TRIP ITINERARY 

Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis

We start with transfer from hotel to bus stop, and depart to Tinqui by bus and travel about six hours to reach the small Andean village of Tinqui. Driving through beautiful countryside, we pass several villages including Urcos, Ccatcca, Ocongate finally we will arrive to Tinqui, and stop forlunch. After lunch we will trek crossing grassy meadows below the jagged stone flanks of Ausangate Mountain 6,350 m.a.s.l. the highest snow peak in Southern Peru. After approximately five hours, we arrive to the hot springs at Upis and camp

Day 2: Upis – Arapa Pass - Jatun Pucacocha

After early and nutritious breakfast, we hike to cross our first pass, (arapa pass). Beautiful landscapes are seen along the way and further-on we climb a rock-strewn area, throughout all the passage we will see the majestic Ausangate Mountain. Finally we arrive to the pass; from where we enjoy wonderful views, we continue down and have the opportunity to see beautiful lakes, multi-coloured lagoons and reach the larger Yanacocha lake (black lake) where we have our lunch, then continue our hike to the camp site near the Jatun Pucacocha

Day 3: Jatun Pucacocha - Palomani Pass - Uchuy Finaya

In the morning, we make a short ascent to our second pass of Apacheta, (4,850 mt. 15,908 ft ) then down hill until Laguna Ausangate cocha.and stop for lunch. After walk up to the highest point of the trek Palomani Pass, on this point we can enjoy fantastic views of Ausangate and the Vilcanota range from this point. After approximately 2 hours of walking down into a valley, we arrive to our incredibly beautiful campsite at Uchuy Finaya

Day 4: Uchuy Finaya - Qampa Pass (5050 mt, 16,564 ft.) - Qomercocha

We depart early morning to climb for two hours towards the third mountain pass, the Abra de Palomani (5200m/17056ft). This is the highest part of the entire hike, from which we then descend for another 2hrs , along the area we may see llamas, alpacas, Vizcachas and reach Pampacancha (4050m / 13284 ft). Then we follow an up hill trail until campsite in Q´ampa (4300m/14104ft). Along this easy 3-hour climb we may have the chance to spot llamas, alpacas, and maybe even pumas. We will camp and dine at this place

Day 5: Q´ampa – Pacchanta

We climb for 2 hours until we reach Q´ampa mountain pass (5000m/16400ft), where we may have the chance to spot the Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomerqocha lagoon to finally arrive at Pacchanta (4100m/13448ft) after an approximated five-hour walk. Pacchanta is a little community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing dip. We camp and spend the night at this place.

Day 6: Pacchanta to Tinki

We leave Pacchanta and start to walk our way back to Tinki, which will take us approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinki, we board our transport to came back to Cusco

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Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is from April to November.

PRICE: please contact us. !!!

Additional Information

OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:

  

  • transfer      from hotel to bus stop, and transport to Tinki.
  • Tents:      4-people tent for each 2 people ( 3 season tents highly maintained to      ensure an excellent performance).
  • Dining,      tables and chairs, Kitchen tent , Toilet tent.
  • English speaking professional guide.
  • Cook,      horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment).
  • Emergency horses.
  • Tents      for our guides, cook and horsemen.
  • Complete      meals during trip, plus daily morning snacks, tea time.
  • First-aid      kit including emergency oxygen bottle, and radio communication
  • Way      back transport, inki to Cusco.

Not included:

  • leeping bag.
  • Tips:      please beware that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to      tip according to your wish.

YOU SHOULD BRING:

  • A      backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain      gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can      be purchased in Cusco)
  • strong      footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Warm      clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal      clothing is also
  • recommended,      especially for sleeping. A down jacket is especially
  • recommended      for this trek since it runs at high altitude and
  • temperatures      may easily drop below freezing in the evening and at nights.
  • Sleeping      bag (it can be hired at our agency )
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Hat or      cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block cream.
  • Snacks:      biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable      canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first day.
  • Towel.
  • Swimming      suit. To take baths at the hot springs.
  • Cash in      soles and/or US$
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles

Contact us

"Quechuas Peru Travel"

San Sebastian, Cusco, Peru

+51 973975522

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