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Ausangate Trek (5 Days)

Without a doubt the Ausangate trail offers some of the most wonderful scenery in the whole of the Cusco area, with many birds and wildlife and also glaciers and high alpine lakes. Its also one of the most challenging in the region with three high passes over 5,000 metres/ 16000 feet. On a clear day, Apu Ausangate dominates Cusco's southern skyline. As we draw closer to this massive massif (6,380 metres/ 20 926 feet) one becomes increasingly impressed and understands fully why the ancient Incas held this spectacular mountain in such high regard. During the whole Ausangate trek circuit we pass local villages where the people dress in their typical attire - the women in beautiful flatboard hats with trimmings - and llamas graze freely

per adult from

$857

AUD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Bi-lingual Guide
    • Pre trek briefing
    • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
    • Transport private from Cusco to and Phinaya to cusco.
    • Tents - 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
    • Cook and Cooking equipment (Assistants are provided for larger groups)
    • Toilet tent
    • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food).
    • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen
    • 1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling ill or if are a little slower
    • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs & Kitchen tent for the cook to prepare meals
    • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
    • Entry/Admission - Ausangate
    What's excluded :
    • Breakfast on the first morning.
    • Sleeping bags
    • Additional horses for passengers luggage.

  • Day 1: Cusco - Tinqui - Upis

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Your guide will meet you in Cusco early in the morning, and take you via private transportation to the starting point of our trek- Tinqui. Here you will meet with the rest of our team Cook & horse driver then starting our hike after 2 hours we will get to the lunch spot while your gear is being loaded onto pack horses. After lunch you will begin hiking to our first camp. This day we only hike for a few hours until we arrive at the village of Upis. Here you can take a soak in the hot springs, while enjoying coca tea, and relax your muscles until dinner.

    Duration: 4 hours

    Distance: 8km/ 3 miles

    Elevation: 3800m- 4200m

    Hiking time: 3-4 hours

    Camp: 4200m/ 13,780ft

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 2: Upis - Arapa Pass - Ausangate Q'ocha

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    During our morning's trek, we will cross our the Arapa pass (4,850 metres/ 15908 feet). From here, we continue 3½ hours down the valley, passing the green lake of PuqaQ'ocha until we reach the turquoise Lake JatunPuqaQ'ocha. We then ascend the second pass of Apacheta(4,900 metres/ 16 072 feet) with the stunning turquoise blue Laguna AusangateQ'ocha below. This lake is fed from the melting snow of Ausangate. We will camp here for the second night.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Distance: 15km

    Elevation: 4200m- 4930m- 4700m

    Hiking time: 7 hours

    Camp: 4700m/ 15,420ft

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 3: Ausangate Q'ocha - Palomani Pass - Qampa Pampa

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Covering less kilometers today, as yesterday was a big day, we pass beautiful glacial tarns, lush green pampas, and follow the edge of the river. Today is a great day for spotting wildlife so keep an eye out for condors, and vicuñas.

    Duration: 7 hours

    Distance: 17km (10.5 miles)

    Elevation: 4650m - 5100m - 4600m

    Hiking time: 7-8 hours

    Camp: 4600m/ 15,090ft

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents (Camping)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 4: Qampa Pampa - Qampa pass -Pacchanta

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    With only one pass to cross we will take our time today enjoying the deep blue lagoons, and alpine glacial colored lakes along the way. If your brave enough you can even jump in to cool off. Views of the massive Ausangate mountain are still visible, only today you will get to enjoy them from a new angle along with views of Pacchanta Valley. Our goal is the hot springs of Pacchanta where we will enjoy a nice soak and the views of the Ausangate Mountain above.

    Duration: 8 hours

    Distance: 16k

    Elevation: 4600m- 5050m - 4300m

    Hiking time: 6-7 hours

    Camp: 4300m/ 14,110ft

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Tents (Camping)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 5: Pacchanta - Tinki - Cusco

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Today is another early morning as we make our way back to the starting point of Tinqui walking on flat ground and celebrating our accomplishments. Once we arrive at the village you will have your last lunch while everything is packed up in our private transportation to make our way back to Cusco where. You will be dropped off at your hotel arriving around 5pm.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Distance: 16k

    Elevation: 4300m (descending)

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco. Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb or hotels that are outside the historic centre.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Machu Picchu Peru Cusco

Activity ID: V-177973P22

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