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Ausangate Trekking 6 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.

ITENERARY.

Day 1: Cusco _ Upis

The ausangate mountain circuit, starts with transfer from hotel to bus stop, and depart to Tinqui by bus and travel about six hours to reach the small Andean village of Tinqui. Driving through beautiful countryside, we pass several villages including Urcos, Ccatcca, Ocongate finally we will arrive to Tinqui, and stop forlunch. After lunch we will trek crossing grassy meadows below the jagged stone flanks of Ausangate Mountain 6,350 m.a.s.l

Day 2: Upis _ Arapa pass _ Hatun pucacocha

Ter early and nutricious breakfast, we continue with our suansagate trek - ausangate mountain circuit tour, this day the walk takes to the first pass called arapa (4750 masl). Beautiful landscape are seen along the way, further-on we climb a rock-strewn area, htroughout all the passage we will see the majestic ausangate mountain.

Day 3: Jatun pucacocha _ Palomani pass _ Huchuy finaya

This day the ausangate trek, sems to be more expectacular, in the morning a extended gentle ascent takes to the second pass named apacheta pass (4850 masl - 15, 908 ft), then a steep downhill leads to anothe lake calle ausangate cocha. Lunch is at this site, opportunity so see lama

 Day 4: Huchu finaya _ Qampa pass _ Qomercocha

Energetic breakfast is a best start of the day, so after breakfast once again the group continues hiking by a nice gentle flatland, area to see couple andean houses surounded by lamas, alpacas an horses, a fter about 3 hours the group will reach the lunch spot at pampa cancha (4050msnm 13,285ft), a nice location showing up a large andean valley, opportunity to see viscachas "andean rotten), lasmas nad alpacas.  After lunch an uphill waits to summit Qampa pass (5050 mt 16,564ft), second highest pass in the ausangate trek - ausanagte mountain circuit

Day 5: Qomer cocha _ Pacchanta

We would say this section is the esiest ausangate trek day, the trails leads near colorful lakes, lamas fences and villagers are part of attraction along the way, the arrival to pacchanta is at about 2 in the afternoon, time for lunch and siesta.

Day 6: Pacchanta _ Tinki _ Cusco

Breakfast is ready waiting for the group, a gentle downhill awaits, the trail on this days is aswell panoramic, leads to tinki the same point wehre the first day the trek started, it takes about 3 hours walk.

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)
* Cook
* Tents and camping equipment
* Matras
* 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
* Tips.

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

CONTACT US
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Telephone: 0051-43-427635
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