Ausangate
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Ausangate Trek Peru

Undoubtedly the Ausangate trail offers some of the most wonderful scenery in the whole area of Cusco, with many birds and wildlife as well as glaciers and high alpine lagoons. It is also one of the most difficult in the region, with three open passes at more than 5,000 meters / 16,000 feet. On a clear day, Apu Ausangate dominates the southern horizon of Cusco. As we approach this massif (6,380 meters or 20,926 feet) one becomes more and more impressed and fully understands why the ancient Incas so respected this spectacular mountain. Throughout the Ausangate trek we pass through local villages where people dress in their typical costumes - women in hats with beautiful adornments - and llamas graze freely.

Package Name: Ausangate Trek Peru
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Type of Trek : Cultural, and Adventure
Group Size : To suit group requirements
Difficulty degree of this hike: Moderate / Challenge

Departures Day:
- Our company organize daily departures
- All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.
- A minimum of 2 persons is needed for this trek
Activities: Trekking, Camping and Adventure
High Season: April - November
Route: Closed in February
Altitude: 3900 - 5200 m. / 12795 - 17060 f.
Days 05
Price From: 000.00
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Ausangate trek Full Itinerary


We will leave Cusco early in the morning by bus. On our way to Tinqui (3900m/12795f), we will pass little farms and enjoy the beautiful landscape. After a little picnic in Tinqui, we will start on foot towards the community of Upis (4400m/14436f). Along the way, we will meet local families who will show us some examples of their textile work, created to honor nature and Andean symbols. We spend the night in Upis camping site, also the possibility to enjoy hot springs.

Transport time: 04 hours 
Hiking time: 5 hours
After breakfast, we will ascend towards the first pass called Arapa (4800m/15748f). Thereafter, we will descend towards Yana cocha and have a picknick. Our route continues ascending towards the Extreme Ausangate pass (4850m/15912f) and ends at the shore of the Ausangate Lagoon (4650m/15256f) where we will camp.

Climate: cold Hiking 
time: 6 hours Approx.
The 4th day is both the most beautiful and the most ardous one: we will first ascend towards the highest pass of this trek called the Palomani pass (5200m/17060f). From here, we will have an exceptional view of the mountains and glaciers of Ausangate. Thereafter, we will descend to the valley of Finaya Pampa and will finally arrive at our camping site called Jampa (4700m/15420f).

Hiking time: 8 hours
The highlight of this day is definitely the spectacular ascend to the Campa pass (5100m/16732f). Moreover, we will pass several lovely lagoons on the way to our camping site in Pacchanta (4350m/14270f). Here, we will visit the hot springs and will have a typical dinner.

Hiking time: approx. 8 hours
After breakfast, our trek continues towards the the village Tinqui (3900m/12795f), from where we will take a bus back to Cusco. On the way we will visit either Tipon or Saylla and have a typical dish of the region, such as guinea-pig or chicharrón (on the base of pork meat). 

Hiking time: 3 hours
Transport time: 5 hours, (Typical dish of the region included)


What is Included:

  • Transport from the hotel to the town of Tinqui
  • Return transport from Tinqui to Cusco
  • Entrance to the Ausangate park
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • High quality camping equipment (professional tents, Doite model Cima 4, extra light/4,5kgs for two persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent).
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/option vegetarian)
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Horseman and mules, for all our camping equipment and personal luggage (8 kilos maximum)
  • Emergency horse (for minimal 2 persons)
  • First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping bag rent: US$ 5 per day. Our sleeping bags are –8ºC-comfort (0ºF) and mummy form and include a sleeping liner.
  • Lunch on the last day

Recomended Things To Take:

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent at Cusco Expeditions office).
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
  • Hiking boots.
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper and garbage bag.
  • Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs optional).
  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Emergency money.
  • Walking stick (optional).

Payment Details:

We require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION, PAY PAL, CREDIT CARD or to our PERUVIAN BANKING ACCOUNT money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of Cusco Expeditions,. Once you arrive in Cusco you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Making a trek booking:

Prior to making a reservation with CUSCO EXPEDITIONS it is important to read through our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ). This will help answer any queries that you may have about our services. In order to make a booking with our lares trek service just click on the Reservations link below.

Important:

The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 6 or 7pm (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).

If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it. Please Contact us ...


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