Ausangate trek 7 days

For many centuries people of the rural areas of the Peru have maintained several ancestral elements. One of that areas that have experienced few changes are the Andean communities that are located in the mountain ranges of Ausangate. The trip that we offer will allow experiences that will never be forgotten for it will allow to get a view into the depth of the Peruvian soul and to see the people in their natural inhabitance.


DAY 01: Cusco to Tinqui (3,800m)

We leave Cusco about 09.00 for the 7-hour bus ride to the small village of Tinqui. We pass through beautiful countryside and several traditional villages including Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate, where we will have the opportunity to stop for a while and take some photos. We spend the first night in a small hostal in Tinqui.


DAY 02: From Tinqui to Upis (4,400m)

We'll set off on the trek at about 09.00. The first 3 hours, until lunch, will be a great introduction to the magnificent scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota, with great views of the Ausangate mountain. After lunch it is only another 2 hours trek until we reach the hot springs at Urpis which offer fantastic views of Ausangate at the end of the valley. This is, naturally, a great place to camp for the night.


DAY 03: From Urpis to Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha

During the 3 hours trek in the morning we will hike the first pass, the Arapa pass (4,850m). From this pass we continue 3½ hours down the valley until we reach the turquoise Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha passing the green lake of Puqa Q'ocha on the way. We will set up camp here. From campsite you can climb the small ridge north of the camp to see Lake Vino Q'ocha The views of Ausangate are particularly close up and spectacular. Camping beside Jatun Puqa Q'ocha you may find that you are kept awake at night by the sound of dramatic ice falls into the lake, but do not worry itis quite safe.


DAY 04: From Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha to Pampacancha

In the morning we ascend the second pass of Apuchata (4,900m) with the turquoise Laguna Ausangate Q'ocha below. This lake is fed from the melting snow of Ausangate. From the lake we ascend to the Palomani pass (5,200m); the highest point of the trek. From the pass we follow the trail into the valley where we'll rest and have lunch. Another hour of trekking brings us to our campsite at Pampacancha.


DAY 05: From Pampacancha to Q'omer Q'ocha

During the morning we'll see the snowy peaks of Tres Picos and Puca Punta. We will continue east through the broad green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the Rio Q'ampa valley. After passing through the small community
of Q'ampa we will North west to the last pass of this hike, the Q'ampa pass (5100m). We will see several different colored lakes, the final lake being Q'oma Q'ocha. We will camp beside this beautiful green turquoise lake.


DAY 06: From Qomer Q'ocha to Pacchanta

We'll have an easy days trekking for only about 2½ hours, until we arrive at the small village of Pacchanta. You will have the opportunity to rest, relax in the hot thermal springs for a couple of hours, and even have a well-deserved beer! It's a 3 hours trek back to Tinqui where we'll say goodbye to our arrieros (horsemen) and  ou'll have just enough time to have a hot shower and a meal.


DAY 07: Pachanta – Tinqui - Cusco.

early in the  morning  will arrive to the highway, where a vehicle will be waiting for us in order to drive us to Cusco, arriving at dusk.


Tour Includes:

  • Transfer Cusco – Airport – Hotel
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to Tinki, the starting poing of the trek.
  • English speaking professional guide
  • Meals 6 Breakfasts / 6 Lunches / 6 Dinners & Snacks
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • One sleeping bag per person if requested
  • Accommodation for our guides, cook and horsemen
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Horses to carry personal gear up to 9 kg per passenger
  • 1 emergency horse
  • Transportation to return from Tinki to Cusco
  • Gear:
  • Igloo tents 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
  • Keeping of backpacks
  • Rolling mattress per person
  • Dinner tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Kitchen tent
  • Tables & seats
  • Table set
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transportation from Tinki to Cusco.


Tour Not included:

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


What You Need To Bring And Carry

  • A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Toilet paper
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
  • Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
  • Cash in soles and/or US$
  • Optional: walking sticks or poles
  • Optional services to be hired
  • An extra horse to carry your additional personal items (above the included 9kg): US$ 80.00 / 6 days. A horse can carry up to 20 kg.



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