Ausangate Trek Service PAT – 5 Days / 4 Nights

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Ausangate Trek Private Services An incredible and lesser-known walk around the sacred snow-covered mountain (“Apu”) of Ausangate (6,372 m / 20900 ft) that takes you through mountain passes, mountain landscapes, remote Andean villages, hot springs and turquoise lakes. This is an unforgettable hike recommended for lovers of mountain hiking in search of an intense experience in remote areas and wild nature.

Itinerario:

Day 1: Cusco a Upis

start of the famous Ausangate trek, Very early we leave the city of Cusco in a private transport, and drive along the road from Cusco – Puerto Maldonado in the direction of Tinki (3 800 m.a.s.l. / 12464ft). On the way we pass by Urcos, where we will be able to observe a beautiful lagoon with the same name.

We continue to Cattca, an agricultural and cattle 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 in Tinki, where we meet our muleteers and horses.

We begin our hike by starting a slight ascent that crosses the puna (dry zone, high with little vegetation) and then arrive at our lunch place 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 camp in Upis (4 400 m.a.s.l. / 14432ft).

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

Comidas

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 2: Upis a 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). Then we descend to our lunch point, crossing an area of hawks, vizcachas 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 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 will descend for another half hour, towards our camp at Ausangatecocha (4 440 m.a.s.l. / 14 563ft).

Comidas

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 hike, from which we will descend for another 2 hours through an area of llamas, alpacas and vizcachas to reach Pampacancha (4 050m.a.s.l.). From here we follow an uphill trail until it takes us to our camp at Q’ampa (4,300 m.a.s.l. / 14,104ft).

Along this easy 3-hour climb, we may have the opportunity to detect llamas, alpacas, and even pumas. We will have dinner and overnight at the camp.

Comidas

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4: Q’ampa a Pacchanta

We climb for 2 hours until we reach the Q’ampa port (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 arrive at 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.

Comidas

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 Pacchanta to Tinki, last day of 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 dark.

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

Comidas

Lunch and Dinner

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

Dificultad

Challenging: due to the altitude a period of at least 3 days is recommended for acclimatization in Cusco or in a place of more than 3,000 m.a.s.l. / 9,840ft.

Price per person 2019

The prices per person depend on the size of the group, the bigger 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 walk is from April to November.

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

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