Ausangate Trek 5 Days / 4Nights

The Classic Ausangate Trek

5 Days
Starting from US$600 per person
Ausangate Trek 5 Days / 4Nights
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Ausangate Trek 5 Days / 4Nights

Ausangate Trek 5 Days / 4 Nights, An incredible and lesser known trek that surrounds the sacred mountain (Apu) of Ausangate (6 372 m.a.s.l.) that takes you through mountain passes, breathtaking mountain scenery, remote Andean villages, hot springs and turquoise lakes. This is an unforgettable hike recommended for mountain trekking lovers looking for an intense experience in remote areas and wild nature..


Ausangate Trek PAT Service

Day 1: Cusco to Upis

Very early in the morning we leave Cusco city in a private transport, and drive along the Cusco – Puerto Maldonado road towards Tinki (3 800 m.a.s.l./ 12464ft). On the way we pass Urcos, where we can observe a beautiful lagoon with the same name.

We continue to Cattca, an agricultural and livestock community where we can appreciate the spectacular views of the region and finally cross Ocongate, capital of the district with the same name.

From this point we are only half an hour away from our destination. After approximately 4 hours by car, we arrive at Tinki, where we meet our muleteers and horses.

We begin our hike starting a slight climb through the puna (dry, high area with little vegetation) to then reach our lunch spot after a three hour hike. From here we already have beautiful views of the sacred peak of Ausangate (6 372 m.a.s.l./ 20900ft). After lunch, we continue walking for another hour and a half to reach our campsite at Upis (4 400 m.a.s.l./ 14432ft).

From this point, we can appreciate the fabulous views of all the snow-capped peaks in the area. We will camp and have dinner directly in front of Ausangate.

  • Meals
  • Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Upis to Ausangatecocha

After breakfast, we continue our hike ascending for two hours to reach the pass of La Arapa (4 850 m.a.s.l. / 15 908ft). We then descend to our lunch spot, crossing an area of hawks, viscachas and Andean rodents. This area also has three beautiful lakes with shades of red, green and turquoise (Pukacocha, HatunPukacocha and Qomerqocha) and spectacular views of the surrounding snow-capped peaks.

After lunch, we continue a long and slow ascent that will take us, after approximately two hours, to the second mountain pass, the Abra de Apuchata (4 900 m.a.s.l. / 16 072ft). From here we descend for another half hour to our campsite at Ausangatecocha (4,440 m.a.s.l. / 14,563ft).

  • Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Ausangateqocha to Q’ampa. third day of the exciting Ausangate trek !

Today we leave early to climb two hours to the third mountain pass, the Abra de Palomani (5 200 m.a.s.l. / 17056ft). This is the highest part of the entire trek, from which we descend for 2 more hours through an area of llamas, alpacas and vizcachas to reach Pampacancha (4 050m.a.s.l.).

From here we follow a trail uphill until it takes us to our campsite at Q’ampa (4 300m.a.s.l./ 14 104ft). Along this easy 3-hour climb, we may have the opportunity to spot llamas, alpacas, and even pumas. We will have dinner and overnight at the camp.


Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Q’ampa to Pacchanta

We climb for 2 hours until we reach the Q’ampa pass (5,000 m.a.s.l./16,404ft), where we will be able to observe the Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomerqocha lagoon to finally reach Pacchanta (4 100 m.a.s.l./13 448ft) after approximately five hours of walking. Pacchanta is a small community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing dip. We will camp and spend the night in this place.

  • Meals
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Pacchanta to Tinki, the last day of the Ausangate trek.

We leave Pacchanta and start our way back to Tinki, which will take approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinki, we will board a private transport that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after sunset.

The Ausangate trek, nowadays is one of the most requested trips by national and foreign visitors. It is undoubtedly a wonderful adventure after tours such as: Salkantay to Machu Picchu, Inca Trail Machu Picchu, Inca Jungle and Lares Machu Picchu.

  • Meals
  • Lunch and Dinner

* Departure and arrival times are approximate.
** The camps are subject to change according to the criteria of our guide and the progress of the group.


Challenging: due to the altitude we recommend a period of at least 3 days for acclimatization in Cusco or in a place over 3 000 m.a.s.l. / 9 840ft.

Price per person 2022

Prices per person depend on the size of the group, the larger the group the lower the price per person.

Departures are daily and are available throughout the year, although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is from April to November.

All departure dates of the private service are adapted to your request.


What does it include?

  • Briefing prior to departure
  • Pick up from the hotel in the morning and transfer by private transportation to Cachora, starting point of the trek.
  • Entrance fee to the Choquequirao citadel for visitors and agency staff.
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each tent 4 people capacity, to allow more comfort and a custody of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season tents very well maintained to ensure excellent performance in the field. Timberline Eureka Outfitter 4 tents are used when double accommodations are required and Eureka Timberline 2XT for single travelers.
  • One inflatable sleeping bag per person
  • One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are prepared to conserve heat from an ambient temperature of -18ºc-Comfort (0ºF), mummy shaped and include a sleeping cover. They are cleaned after each use and have a maximum use of 30 trips.
  • One pillow per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Bathroom tent with biodegradable toilet
  • Professional and official tour guide (2 guides for groups of more than 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Pack animals to carry staff to be prepared at a maximum of 9kg per person (including sleeping bag and sleeping bag)
  • 1 emergency horse for every 6 people
  • Horsemen
  • Lodging for all our staff
  • Meals (03 Breakfasts, 04 Lunches, 03 Dinners + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no additional cost.
  • Bag of one textile snack per person, to avoid the use of plastic bags that pollute our environment.
  • Filtered boiled water from lunch time on the 1st day onwards
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwasher detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Other: water every morning and evening for hot washing purposes / boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and evening and at noon if requested with enough time ahead of time
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen cylinder
  • Private transportation from Cachora to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco
  • 24 hour service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit.


Not included

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Tips


What should you bring?

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the entire trekking period.
  • Raincoat or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking shoes or sports shoes
  • Warm clothing including jacket, fleece and sweaters
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries are consumed more quickly in cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (e.g. Micropur)
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and US$ (in case you need money we have ATMs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Original passport
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber cases are required)


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Ausangate Trek 5 Days / 4Nights
14 years and above
Below 14 years
6 + 4 =
Remember |  One of our Travel Experts will contact you soon to confirm the availability of the trip you chose, give you more information, and/or provide you alternative options. Once availability is established, we will ask for a deposit and a completed online registration to confirm your spot on the trek. Please call us at +51 990 272 027 with any questions or to confirm availability over the phone.

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