AUSANGATE EXPLORER

 

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

 

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TOUR DESCRIPTION:

 

DAY 1. Cusco - Tinki

We will pass to pick up you at 06.00am from your hotel then traveling for about 100 km. to the southeast from Cusco in the morning. The road passes north of Ausangate Mountain, and we leave the road a bit west of the mountain. Our first camp is n Tinki at 3,800 meters, as we fall asleep the setting sun lights up the glacier face of Ausangate.

 (L) = lunch / (D) = dinner

 

DAY 2. Tinki - Upis

After to enjoy our breakfast, we will continue our trek on the top of the Andean mountains crossing and hiking up to the Ausangate glacier. We set up our camp alongside the Upis thermal springs, about 4 kilometres higher and then you will have the opportunity to take a bath in these natural hot springs and the cold Upismayo, which runs beside our camp.

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

 

DAY 3. Upis - Pucacocha

We break camp and hike up to a pass at 4,500, which separates Ausangate proper to the east from a spur named Quellacocha to the west. In the afternoon we pass Laguna Pucacocha of the summit and nestled among various minor peaks. The setting sun plays in cascades of coloured ice where we finally make camp.

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

 

DAY 4. Pucacocha - Chilcapinaya

On this day we will try to wake up early and continue walking among high-altitude lakes in the valley south of Ausangate, which are unnaturally blue-green. We rise to cross the Palomani pass at 4,800 m.a.s.l. This is the highest point on the journey. We don't pass between the massif and the spur, but rather rise to take advantage of a gentler slope high on the mountains side. Here we can see east over the large hand-shaped Lagune Sivinacocha to the jagged, snowcapped Vilcanota Mountains, which cradle this valley. We descend to our camp at Chilcapinaya.

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

 

DAY 5. Chilcapinaya - Pachaspata

Early in the morning we descend into the sunny Jampa valley, which is inhabited by shepherds and their flocks of alpaca and sheep. We lunch in the valley bottom, pass Lagune Ticllacocha, and then climb over a pass at 4,650 m.a.s.l. Our camp is close to Lagune Qomercocha if we make it, or at Pachaspata if dusk catches us there.

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

 

DAY 6. Pachaspata – Pacchanta - Andean ceremony

We will descend for about 4 hours to Pacchanta, on this part you will have time to explore and see a lot llamas and Andean families, arriving for lunch and enjoying another hot springs

 Hot springs all afternoon.

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

 

DAY 7. Pacchanta-Tinki-Cusco

We pass through increasingly inhabited valleys among the headwaters of the Paucartambo River on the north side of the mountain until the sun sets. We return to the road and our bus. We get back to Cusco for happy hour and a night at the discos, or a long rest, whichever you fancy.

(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$ 160) 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 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 6 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 6 Afternoon Snacks and 6 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 7th Day.Extra horse and horse man US$ 160
  • Single Tent supplement: US$ 30
  • Sleeping bag (optional): US$ 30

 

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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