Ausangate Trekking 5 days
The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Nevado de Ausangate (6,385m) and three others over 6000m. It's excellent trekking country offering the traveller everything you could want: spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Indians. Its also high, tough and cold, so be prepared. This beautiful seven day circular trek starts and finishes at the small Andean village of Tinqui and takes you around the massif of Ausangate and over three high passes (two of them over 5000m). It is essential to be properly acclimatized for this hike spending at least three days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before starting. Many tour operators provide a horse for each person to ride. Since many parts of the trail are steep, riders will need to dismount and walk with the horse for about 40% of the trek. Horses are also used for carrying all the equipment. If you are not confident on horseback then there are usually some 'trekking only' tours.
Day 1: Cusco _ Ocongate _Tinqui _ Upis
We leave from Cusco by private bus to the village of Urcos, driving along the route Cusco - Puerto Maldonado, then pass by the village until you reach Tinqui Ocongate which is 3800 m This day we start our expedition, skirting the village of Quinsapucyu and Upis Huarmisaya to reach, we will have a spectacular view of Mount Ausangate. Overnight.
Day 2: Upis _ Pucacocha
After breakfast we headed over Arapa, which is 4958 m then a slight decline to where it will be our third camp, camped near Lake Pucacocha. Overnight.
Day 3: Pucacocha _ Quinsacocha _ Jampa
After our breakfast. We visit a group of lagoons Quinsacocha sector, then will fly to the highest pass of our trip is the passage of Palomani and the evening will come to Tampa.
Day 4: Jampa _ Qomercocha _ Pacchanta
After breakfast at the Valley of Tampa, Ticllacocha coming into the lagoon. Then cross the last step located at 4,650 masl Spending will reach the Pampas Pachaspata where Qomercocha lakeside camp. Overnight.
Day 5: Pacchanta _ Tinqui _ Cusco
Descend into the valley to reach the village of Pacchanta. Here we take a break and give us a bath in the hot springs. A short walk, we reach the road where our bus will be waiting to return to Cusco, arriving at dusk. Transfer to Hotel.
IN THE PRICE INCLUDES
*Transfer arrival or departure in Cusco
*Transportation from Cusco to Tinqui
* 4 breakfasts / 4 Lunches / 4 Dinners
* Snacks during the trek
* Professional Guide (English - Spanish)
* Tents and camping equipment
* Horses (carry camping equipment)
* First aid kit
* Oxygen bottle
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
* Transport airport
* Hotel in Lima
* Flight Lima, Cuzco, Lima
* Hotel in Cuzco
* Personal Equipment of trekking
* Additional Taxi
* Lunch and Dinner on the last day
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING
* Backpack for medium to large
* suitable shoes for trekking
* Sleeping bag (in case you have not, you can rent one in Cusco)
* rain coat (may be purchased in Cusco)
* Clothing suitable for Hot and Cold
* Water bottle
* Flashlight (we recommend two pairs of batteries)
* Sunscreen and insect repellent
* Chocolates, sweets, etc.
* Personal and towel
* Camera, batteries