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Ausangate Trek 6D/5N

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  • Trekking
  • Cultural
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  • 5 nights camp
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  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 5 Lunch
  • 5 Dinners
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U$: 480 USD
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Overview

Ausangate Trek 6 days. It is located in the Andes, in the southern part of the city of Cusco, in a section called the Vilcanota mountain range, which corresponds to the Cusco region in Peru. Its main peak is 6,372 meters above sea level with large spaces with green / blue light. Ausangate Trek

In the Inca mythology of this mountain and nearby lakes, among which Sibinacocha, the masculine energy that fertilizes Mother Earth Pachamama is born; After a long speech, the waters are lost in the unknown lands of the Amazon. They return in the form of rain and snow, to fill the lakes and glaciers every night. Converted into the river of stars or Wilkamayu known in the West as the Milky Way. Ausangate trek 6 days. The Chillca community consisting of shepherds of llamas and alpacas are the guardians of these natural landscapes and virgins, where you can walk through the mountains overnight in comfortable cabins and inns, among which is Machuracay Tambo, this ausangate trek 6 days. It is a path called “Inca Trail of the Apu Ausangate”.

GROUP SIZE: Please note that this is a private group trip. Because few people that make this kind of trip, we will be entirely at your disposal, we are responsible for our groups and our programs, we do not share with other travel agencies, we do not know what offer our trips are available all year round. Due to weather conditions, however the recommended period for this trek is from April to December. Ausangate Trek 6 Days.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization

Useful Information

  • Starting Altitude – 3800m / 12,467ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 5200m / 17,056ft.
  • Walking Distance – ?km / ? miles
  • Longest Day – Day ?, approximately ?km / ? miles
  • Coldest Night – 2 Day – around -7º celsius
  • Overall Difficulty – V. Difficult

Overview Day to Day

  • Day 1: CUSCO – TINQUI
  • Day 2: UPIS – PUCAQOCHA
  • Day 3: PUCAQOCHA – HUCHUYPHINAYA
  • Day 4: HUCHUYPHINAYA – JAMPA
  • Day 5: JAMPA – PACCHANTA
  • Day 6: PACCHANTA – TINQUI – CUSCO.

Itinerary

Day 1.- CUSCO – TINKI – UPIS

We left early from Cusco travel by private bus to the small village of Tinqui. We will see the impressive mountain range of Vilcanota, passing by several traditional Andean villages, and have time to take some photos. Upon arrival, we met our muleteer and organize our backpacks for the walk. our ausangate trek 6 days, start through the farming communities and enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains. We walk for about 3 hours to reach the scene of lunch. Then we continued for another 2 hours or so to get to the hot springs in Upis, camp overnight.

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Minimum height: 3800 m / 11,400 ft
  • Maximum altitude 4400 m / 13200 ft
  • Distance: 11 km / 7.5 miles
  • Time: about 6 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 2.- UPIS – PUCACOCHA

After a great breakfast, we are ready to leave our camp and start our trek. Climb the big step of Arapa (4850mts). From this point we can see the contrast of the landscape: desert dry hills near the glaciers of Mount Ausangate, while below in the valley is a bright green vegetation. If we’re lucky, we might even see a condor in the sky! Let’s enjoy the breathtaking views mountains covered with snow. Ausangate and PucaQocha. This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens and turquoises (Pukacocha, Hatun Pukacocha and Qomerqocha). Our second camp is near a glacier.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping.
  • Minimum height: 4400 m / 13,200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4850 m / 14,600 ft
  • Distance: 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Time: 7h about
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 3.- PUCAQOCHA – HUCHUYPHINAYA

Early morning after breakfast, we will begin our ascent approximately 2-3 hours to pass Apuchata (4,900mts). From here, we descend for an hour and a half to the lunch, Ausangateqocha where a delicious lunch awaits us. During the break, we enjoyed the scenery. After lunch, we have our second ascent for two hours on the third step Palomani (5,100mts). Then we descend to the small community of Huchuyphinaya spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: camping.
  • Minimum height: 4400 m / 13,200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 5100 m / 15300 ft
  • Distance: 13km / 8 miles
  • Time: about 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 4.- HUCHUYPHINAYA – JAMPA

After a delicious breakfast we start the trek Andean, Today we ascend to the highest point of our trek: Jampa (5,150mts). The silence of this remote wilderness area is inspiring. From here, we have an excellent view of Mount Jampa. After the pass, we descend for 2 hours through an area of llamas, alpacas and vicunas to reach Pampacancha (4,050mts). From here, we follow a trail of approximately three hours that takes us to our campsite in Jampa (4,300mts) .pernocte.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Minimum height: 4050 m / 13,200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 5150 m / 15,300 ft
  • Distance: 11km / 7 miles
  • Time: about 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 5.- JAMPA – PACCHANTA

After our walk and acclimatization on Day 4, we’re ready for another adventure! Early breakfast and then we started our walk of about 1 hour to reach the base of the glacier and then to the top of the mountain! After enjoying the spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range, we descend again to take a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we descend to the Qomerqocha lagoon before reaching Pacchanta after approximately 5 hour hike. Pacchanta is a small community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing bath. Camp and spent the night here.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: camping
  • Minimum height: 4000 m / 12,000 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4300 m / 12,900 ft
  • Distance: 13km / 8 miles
  • Time: about 8 hours
  • Difficulty: Challenging

Day 6.- PACCHANTA – TINQUI – CUSCO.

In the morning after breakfast we left Pacchanta and started walking back to the village Tinqui; Our hike takes about two hours. Once Tinqui, we have lunch and have time to visit the village and talk to people. Then we board our transportation that will take us back to Cusco…

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Minimum height: 3800 m / 11,400 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4000 m / 12,000 ft
  • Distance: 7 km / 4 miles
  • Time: about 3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Group size: A customer’s choice
  • Fixed departures: Depends on the client

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Private transportation to Tinqui (day 1) and back to Cusco (Day 6)
  • Horses to carry all the camping equipment.
  • Igloo tents – inflatable mattress.
  • Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent,
  • Cold boiled water is provided during the walk.
  • Professional guide
  • Cook and assistant,
  • All meals, 3 meals a day, tea and snacks every afternoon.
  • 07 kg extra for tourist to transport the horse
  •  Tickets to the park.
  • Extra oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • * Options Vegetarian / special diet available.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra Expenses (tips)

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WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Small backpack
  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures up to -5
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A complete change of clothes
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunscreen (cream of protection)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Snack bars, chocolate, nuts, cookies, energy, etc.,
  • Cash in soles and US $.
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to visit the hot springs after the hike)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries

OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:

  • Shorts
  • Walking stick
  • bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Hire of sleeping bag U.$25
  • Walking sticks U$.20
  • Daypacks U$.15
  • Single Tent U$.35

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 480
Private: U$: 550

Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
  • Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.

Rentals

  • Hiking poles – U$: 15 (pair)
  • Extra Horse – U$: 100

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    Reviews

    star rating  Hice los paseos a Machu Picchu, Vale Sagrado y Montañas Coloridas, y el apoyo de la empresa y del guia Javier fue excelente... Recomiendo.

    N4276FBjuana
    January 9, 2020

    star rating  Cerramos todos los paseos con él (montaña de colores, machu pichu, laguna humantay, valle sagrado y salineras), y todos fueron geniales. Javier fue muy atento, explicó sobre los paseos y... read more

    taisassi95
    January 1, 1970

    star rating  Excelente tours
    100 % confiable
    100 % recomendado
    Buena atención en nuestra estadía de 8 días en cusco

    johnnattanv
    June 12, 2022

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