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Ausangate circuit 6 Days

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  • 6 Days 5 Nights
  • All food on the trail
  • Accommodation: Camps
  • max. Altitude:
    5200m / 17.060 ft
  • Difficulty:
    Moderate to challenging
  • Professional guide
    (English and / or Spanish)

AUSANGATE TREK EXPLORE THE LAND OF THE INCAS 6D / 5N

Ausangate trek is one of the best options in Cusco for hiking and mountain lovers, walking around these sacred mountains of the apu Ausangate this offers us some of the most wonderful landscapes in this part of Cusco.

Around the snowy Ausangate you will be able to observe lagoons of crystal clear turquoise blue waters, wildlife, condors, eagles, vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and you can also visit the hot springs, if you like hiking in the mountains and are looking for a unique experience in remote places like this. Ausangate trek is for you.

DESCRIPTION

Ausangate Trek 6-days is one of the best options for people who loves to be in outdoor and enjoy the natural beauty scenery , the hike is through the base of the huge Apu Ausangate. It’s one of the highest mountains in the region, as well as being an important spiritual center for Andean culture. For this reason, year after year for centuries, pilgrimages are made to its icy slopes.

As we hike around this mythical sacred mountain, we’ll camp near asuangate moutain and turquoise lakes. We’ll observe species of birds, including the Andean geese and the majestic condor, as well as llamas and alpacas and vicuñas grazing in tranquillity. With spectacular glacier landscapes, natural beauty, and deep tranquillity, this is a perfect for hikers who love a true outdoor adventure.

Overview
  • Camp along remote mountain sides, where we can savor peaceful nights beneath a star-filled sky.
  • Enjoy the wonderful landscape with glaciers, and lakes
  • Observation of herds of Andean camelids such as alpacas, lamas and vicuñas as well as vizcachas (south American rabbit).
  • we will pass through rural communities preserved in rich Incan culture.
  • Your own private guide, muleteers, horses, delicious camp cuisine prepared by your personal cook.
  • This six-day trek will show you some of the most well-known sites in the Cusco region.
  • Small groups, Big adventures (min 2 – max 8 / average 4).
  • DAY 1: CUSCO | TINQUI – UPIS
  • DAY 2: UPIS | ARAPA PASS – PUCACOCHA LAKE
  • DAY 3: PUCACOCHA LAKE | AUSANGATE COCHA – PALOMANI PASS - HUCHUY PHINAYA
  • DAY 4: HUCHUY PHINAYA | QAMPA PASS - PACHASPATA
  • DAY 5: PACHASPATA | PACCHANTA HOT SPRING
  • DAY 6: PACCHANTA | TINQUI – CUSCO HOTEL
Itinerary

Day 1Cusco | Tinqui – Upis

We will leave Cusco very early in the morning at 5:00 am, driving for three hours towards the small town of Tinqui where we will have our first breakfast and after this delicious breakfast we will meet with the muleteers who will carry everything necessary to start our adventure. We will walk around 3 hours to the upis camp (4400m.s.n.m) which is located at the foot of apu ausangate where we will have lunch. Then, we will take some time for a nap after this comfortable nap, you can explore around the camp taking many photos of the Ausangate mountain, you can also enjoy the hot springs, if you still have energy, you can explore Huayna ausangate place where there is a nice and beautiful lake, to go there it takes two hours round trip after having visited the place we will finally return to the Upis camp where our camp will already be installed. Here we will have our delicious dinner and a quiet night of rest in the middle of the mountains.

Meals included: breakfast; Lunch and dinner.
Minimum altitude: 3,777 masl / 12.391 FT.
Maximum altitude: 4,426 masl / 14,521 Ft.
Distance traveled: 12 km / 7.456 miles.
Walking time: 5 hours.
Difficulty level: Easy

Day 2Upis | Arapa Pass – Pucacocha Lake

will wake up you with a cup of coca te and then you are going to enjoy our delicious breakfast in the middle of the high mountains and then begin our walk in a beautifull high Andean valley towards the Arapa pass, always accompanied by the majestic Ausangate mountain,once we reach the arapa pass (4,798 masl / 15,744 ft.) you will see the natural beauty of the andes and also You’ll be able to observe the size of the mountain range , if you’re lucky, you will see herds of vicuñas, Our guide will explain you a little more about the local flora and fauna. Then we’ll begin to descend by two more hours to reach to Yanacocha lagoon (black lagoon) where the cook going to make our lunch, after this nutritive an delicious lunch we’ll continiu this hike until reache to Pukacocha camp (4613mals/ 15.134ft.) (red lagoon).

Food included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Minimum altitude: 4,426 masl / 14,521 ft.
Maximum altitude: 4,742 masl / 15,557 ft.
Distance traveled: 10 km / 6.213 miles.
Walking time: 6 hours.
Difficulty level: Challenging.

Day 3Pucacocha Lake | Ausangate Cocha – Palomani Pass - Huchuy Phinaya

This day we will wake up a little early in the morning because it will be a difficult day to reach the palomani pass (5200 masl / 17,060 ft.) the highest point of the Ausangate trek, after satisfying our hunger with a delicious breakfast, we will ascend for two hours until the second step of our walk, the Paso Apuchata (4,900 masl / 16,076 ft.). From here we will descend for two more hours to Ausangate Qocha, where we will have lunch while enjoying the incredible scenery. After our lunch, we will ascend two more hours until we reach the Palomani Pass (5,200 masl / 16,732 ft.) and then we will go downhill to the community of Huchuy Pinaya where our camp will already be installed. Here we will sleep the third night; after an arduous day we will have a good rest, obviously, after a delicious dinner that our chef will have prepared.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Minimum altitude: 4,600 masl / 15,091 ft.
Maximum altitude: 5,200 masl / 17,060 ft.
Distance traveled: 13 km / 8.077 miles.
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
Difficulty level: Challenging

Day 4Huchuy Phinaya | Qampa Pass – Pachaspata

After breakfast, we will begin with our gradual three-hour uphill walk to the Suracucho lunch place and then after enjoying lunch we will continue walking uphill and finally we will reach the Q’ampa pass (5,000 masl / 16,404 ft.) from where you can appreciate the Apu Ausangate and apu Kayangate two imposing snow peaks before arriving at our Pachaspata camp, we will continue walking for 2 more hours downhill until we reach our camp, there we will rest at the foot of Apu Ausangate.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Accommodation: Camp.
Maximum altitude: 5,157 masl / 16,919 Ft.
Distance traveled: 11 km / 6.835
Difficulty level: Challenging.

Day 5Pachaspata | Pacchanta Hot Spring

This day will be a short day as after breakfast we will continue our journey to Pacchanta (4350msnm), where we will have lunch and also the place of our last camp where we will spend the last night.
After having spent a long day during those days, this day after lunch we will have the opportunity to enjoy the thermal medicinal waters of the place with an impressive view of the majestic Apu Ausangate.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Minimum altitude: 4,250 masl / 13,943 ft.
Maximum altitude: 4,500 masl / 14,763 ft.
Distance traveled: 13 km / 8.077
Walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
Difficulty level: Moderate.

Day 6Pacchanta | Tinqui – Cusco Hotel

This day our day starts early as usual with a proper breakfast and then we start our activity. There are three hours of walking to get to the town of Tinky, there on the way we will appreciate farm fields, rustic houses with thatched roofs and we will have the opportunity to visit the local market and appreciate a little of the local gastronomy, its people, etc. To later take our transport which will bring us back to Cusco with a duration of 3 more hours and finally we arrive in Cusco in the afternoon
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

Minimum altitude: 3,800 masl / 12,467 ft.
Maximum altitude: 4,250 masl / 13,943 ft.
Distance traveled: 7 km / 4.349 miles.
Walking time: 3 hours.
Difficulty level: Easy.

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing with the guide
  • Pick up at your hotel on the morning of trek departure
  • Transportation from Cusco tinky cuscok
  • Professional guide (English and / or Spanish)
  • Entrance Ticket for Ausangate Trek
  • Tents
  • Basic foam mattress. If you need more comfort during the trek we can rent you an inflatable mattress ( Thermarest)
  • Cook and kitchen equipment
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including riders. These carry the camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils. We provide duffel bags at our briefing for your personal items (up to 7kg / 15lbs per person)
  • Tent for eating with camping tables and chairs and tent for the Kitchen for the cook to prepare meals
  • Tents for our staff to sleep
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle

Price Excludes

  • Sleeping bag: However, you can rent one from us. We have sleeping bags that will protect from down to -18 °C (0 °F)
  • Trekking poles: You can also rent these from us
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our team
  • Additional costs

You must bring

  • A light backpack with a change of clothes for the entire period of the trek - be prepared for a wide range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or a rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco
  • Resistant footwear, waterproof trekking boots are recommended. The extra stockings can not be missing
  • sandals or flip flops are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to wear them
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight / Handlamp and extra batteries
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly in cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper, inside and outside the luggage
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need, paracetamol, blister protection, etc.
  • Small towel
  • Bathing suit (if you intend to bathe in the hot springs)
  • Cash - enough for snacks, tips and souvenirs
  • Original passport
  • Binoculars (if you have)
Before You Go:

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before pushing yourself on a hike. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days before the trek begins to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness during the trek. You may have already been to another area of Peru at high altitudes before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the trek. Here are some suggestions of activities to do in the vicinity of Cusco before starting your adventure trip:

  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley
  • Rainbow Mountain

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All meetings and briefings are very important, which takes place at our office or at your hotel at 5:00 p.m. one night before the tour starts. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If for any reason you cannot attend our informative meeting, you must contact Ausangate Explore by email or by Whatsapp.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The hike must be paid in full. one day before your departure (usually after the briefing). It would be greatly appreciated if you pay the balance of the trek in cash in US dollars or local currency at our Office. You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance in traveler’s checks.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this can interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and railway tracks can be taken. However, we will try to make your trip as smooth as possible. originally planned, even if it means going out the night before the scheduled date. under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you and our operations staff. Your safety is our top priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

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