APU AUSANGATE TREK

 

Ausangate Trek the true image of the high Andes, the Incas worshipped mountains. Apu Asugante is located in the Cordillera Vilcanota (6,342m). In our trek we cross spectacular passes, explore a radiant landscape below ice peaks and enormous glaciers. Ausangate is a stronghold of traditional Quechua culture/world immersion, the native who live at 14000ft tending their herds of Llamas and Alpacas surrounded by colourful glacial lakes, deep red cliffs and relaxing hot spring with Andean atmosphere. You will also have a good chance of encountering condors, the largest flying bird in the world, and other Andean fauna such as vizcachas, Andean fox and vicuña, practically extinct elsewhere. Although you will be hiking at altitudes of 3,800 meters, once you are acclimatized, the trek is considered a moderate one. Ausangate is considered one of the highest mountain in south of Peru.

 

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:

 

DAY 1: CUSCO - TINKE – URPI

 

At 6am pick up from the hotel and 4 hours travel by private bus ride to the small village of Tinki (3820 meters). We pass through the beautiful Cusco countryside and several traditional villages including Urcos, Catcca and Ocongate, where we will have the opportunity to stop for a while and take some photos, lunch time and meet the rest of our team (handlers and horses/mules). After lunch we hike 5/6 hours to reach the remote village of Upis (4400m), located at the bottom of the Ausangate Mountain. Set up the camping gear and then you can enjoy the natural thermal spring until dinner time.

(L) = lunch / (D) = dinner

 

DAY 2: UPIS - ARAPA PASS - JATUN PUKA COCHA LAKE

 

This day we will hike 2 or 3 hours uphill to Arapa Pass (4765m). Climbing along the right side of the slope on the rock-strewn area. Throughout all the passage we will see the majestic Ausangate Mountain. Finally we arrive to Arapa pass from the top you will get spectacular and wonderful views of Real Mountain range. After plenty of time at the top of the pass we continue descending to have the opportunity to see beautiful lakes, multi-colored lagoons until we reach the larger Yanacocha lagoon (black lagoon) lunch around this amazing landscape and rest. At 2pm we hike close to 2 hours more to the camping place at the Jatun Puka Cocha (4480m), we will set up camp here.

(B) = breakfast / (L) = lunch / (D) = dinner

 

DAY 3: JATUN PUKA COCHA LAKE - PALOMANI PASS - UCHUY FINALLA

 

After delicious breakfast short climb to the pass of Apacheta (4850m), nice pass from where is possible to have the best pictures. Descending until Ausangate Cocha Lake, stop for lunch prepared by our cooker. After the lunch continues hiking up to the highest point of the trek, known as Palomani Pass (5200m). We can enjoy fantastic views of Ausangate and the Vilcanota range surrounding. Three hour more walking down into a valley, we arrive to our incredibly beautiful campsite at Uchuy Finalla (4560m). We spend the night in this valley.

(B) = breakfast / (L) = lunch / (D) = dinner

 

DAY 4: UCHUY FINALLA - CCAMPA PAS

 

Today, we depart early to climb for two hours towards the third mountain pass, the Abra de Palomani (5200m). This is the highest part of the entire hike, from which we then descend for another 2h through an area of llamas, alpacas and vizcachas to reach Pampacancha (4050m). From here we follow an uphill trail until that leads us to our campsite in Ccampa (4300m). 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.

(B) = breakfast / (L) = lunch / (D) = dinner

 

DAY 5: CCAMPA - QOMERJOCHA LAGOON – PACCHANTA

After breakfast we climb for 2 hours until we reach Ccampa Mountain pass (5000m), where we may have the chance to spot the Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomerjocha lagoon to finally arrive at Pacchanta (4100m) 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.

(B) = breakfast / (L) = lunch / (D) = dinner

 

DAY 6: PACCHANTA – TINKI

 

At 8am we leave Pacchanta and start to walk our way back to Tinki, which will take approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinki, we board our private transport that will take us back to Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after nightfall.

(B) = breakfast.

 

 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE

 

Note: Horses will carry the heavy gear; you will hike carrying only your personal pack, sleeping bag and pad.

If you are considering bringing special photography equipment or other heavy accessories, or just simply don't want to carry anything, please request an additional horse and horse man (US$ 140) to carry your personal belongings, this way you will freely enjoy the hike. (This is highly recommended if you have never hiked over 10000 feet). Cooks handle all the kitchen chores.

 

It Is Included:

  • Transfer in/out from your Hotel
  • Tourist Transportation Cusco to Tinki Town
  • Professional English-Spanish Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for group of 10 people
  • Horses and horse man
  • Professional Cook and asistan
  • Food 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Afternoon Snacks and 5 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Vegetarian food Option
  • Camping Equipment Tents for 02 people ,dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Sleeping matress
  • Emergency Horse
  • Oxygen bottle,First aid kit
  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate Park
  • Transport back to Cusco

 

It Is Not Included:

  • Personal trekking gear, sleeping bag, tips to guide and support staff, city services.
  • First breakfast (first day) is normally provided at your hotel before leaving.
  • Last lunch at the end of the tour on 6th Day.
  • Extra horse and horse man US$ 140.
  • Single Tent supplement: US$ 25
  • Sleeping bag (optional): US$ 25

 

We recommend to take:

  • Trekking day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
  • Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block cream
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent - minimum recommended 20% DEET - although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)

 

 

Before booking the Ausangate Trek, please read the following information carefully:

 

BE sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months after the date that you enter Peru.

 

Fill out the booking information. We will contact you as soon as possible (within 24 hours) to confirm your booking, accommodation and assist you in customizing a unique package.

Please specify if you would require the services of an extra horse

 

Payment Proceed: We require a US$200 per person deposit for all treks. The remaining balance must be paid before the starting date of the trek. You can pay the balance requesting the agent in charge of your account an invoice to be paid online with credit card. You will proceed with your payments through our secure server or direct deposits.

 

Acclimation Proceed: you to arrive in Cusco 1 or 2 days before Ausangate Trek departure date to ensure that you are well acclimatized to the high altitude.

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Cusco - Peru

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