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Ausangate Trek 5 Days / 4 Night

The Ausangate (6398m/20991f) is considered one of the most beautiful snow-capped mountains of the Andes. The region around the mountain offers impressive scenery of mountains, glaciers, lagoons and streams. Furthermore, the Andean people are very hospitable and preserve the respect for nature. The farmers have excellent knowledge in the raising of cattle such as the vicuña, the alpaca and the lama, which are all appreciated for their fine quality of wool and meat. The four hours drive from Cusco to Tinqui is an excellent preparation for the differences in temperature and altitude.

Ausangate Trek 5 Days Itinerary:
Altitude: 3900 - 5200 m. / 12795 – 17060f
High-season: May – November
Duration: 05 Days - 04 Nights 
Level of difficulty: Moderate
*A minimum of 2 persons is needed for this trek

1st Day: Cusco – Urcos – Tinqui – Upis

We will leave Cusco early in the morning by bus. On our way to Tinqui (3900m/12795f), we will pass little farms and enjoy the beautiful landscape. After a little picnic in Tinqui, we will start on foot towards the community of Upis (4400m/14436f). Along the way, we will meet local families who will show us some examples of their textile work, created to honor the nature and Andean symbols. We spend the night in Upis camping site, also the possibility to enjoy hot springs.

Transport time: 04 hours
Hiking time: 5 hours

2nd Day: Upis – Arapa pass – Yana cocha – Extreme Ausangate pass –  Ausangate Lake

After breakfast, we will ascend towards the first pass called Arapa (4800m/15748f). Thereafter, we will descend towards Yana cocha and have a picknick. Our route continues ascending towards the Extreme Ausangate pass (4850m/15912f) and ends at the shore of the Ausangate Lake (4650m/15256f) where we will camp.

Climate: cold 
Hiking time: 7 hours

3rd Day: Ausangate Lake – Palomani pass – Jampa 

The 3rd day is both, the most beautiful and the most ardous one: we will first ascend towards the highest pass of this trek called the Palomani pass (5200m/17060f). From here, we will have an exceptional view of the mountains and glaciers of Ausangate. Thereafter, we will descend to the valley of Finaya Pampa and will finally arrive at our camping site called Jampa (4700m/15420f).

Hiking time: 8 hours

4th Day: Jampa – Campa pass – Pacchanta

The highlight of this day is definitely the spectacular ascend to the Campa pass (5100m/16732f). Moreover, we will pass several lovely lagoons on the way to our camping site in Pacchanta (4350m/14270f). Here, we will visit the hot springs and will have a typical dinner.

Hiking time: approx. 8 hours

5th Day: Pacchanta - Tinqui – Cusco

After breakfast, our trek continues towards the village Tinqui (3900m/12795f), from where we will take a bus back to Cusco. On the way we will visit either Tipon or Saylla and have a typical dish of the region, such as guinea-pig or chicharrón (grilled pork). (Typical dish of the region included)

Hiking time: 3 hours
Transport time: 4 hours

Ausangate Trek 5 Days (Private)

Included:

Not included:

Most of the people living in the region of Ausangate are very poor and live from breeding and cultivation. A small group of farmers and our agency want to help those people. A small voluntary donation can help them to buy for example clothes or school equipment. The families will be very grateful.

Notes: 
(1) We will climb up 5200m/17060f. Combined with extreme weather this trek can be hard work. We want you to remember this trek with a smile on you face, therefore, please ensure that you are well acclimatized, in good shape and healthy.

(2) Since the weather can be very cold and moisty, your clothes - once gotten wet - won’t dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

What do I need to bring?

Price per Person: USD ----- (Minimun 04 Persons)

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