TOUR

AUSANGATE SNOW PEAK TREK: 5D4N

DAYS

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS

PRICES

$ 900 person

LOCATION

CUSCO

AUSANGATE SNOW PEAK TREK: 5D4N

The Ausangate snow peak is considered to be a sacred mountain in Andean world. This trail is a moderate to difficult trek trough beautiful landscape filled with picturesque glaciers and lakes. Several passes demand good physical condition. Located in the Vilcanota Mountain Range, this is Queen of the Cordillera offers you an exceptional trek trough the heart of the Andes. During this journey you will commune with the nature, with the Andean world, its cultures and ancestral traditions. You will truly experience the native Quechuas while challenging yourself in this mountain range. You will trek along ancients paths, exploring the different ecosystem filled with great flora and fauna, native to this part of the world.

We Provide and Include: Itinerary transport roundtrip from Cusco-Licensed, Bilingual, history and naturalist Tour Guides-All Itinerary Meals, including vegetarian & snacks, Safety orientation and Equipment for optional activities-First Aid kit and Oxygen-Tour specific Sleeping bags,air mattresses and Expedition grade tents-Dining tent, Cook & Services-Horses,Mules and Llamas for tour outfitting, wrangler staff, and emergency or back-up horse-Ecological, portable toilets-All Entrance Tickets-

Difficulty of the trek: moderate to difficult, good physical conditions.

 

Day 1: Distance: 10km, Altitude: 3778 to 4447mts, hours 6 to 7, camping 3800mts

Day 2: Distance: 16km, Altitude: 3800 to 4447mts, 4850 hours 8, camping at 3800mts

Day 3: Distance: 16km, Altitude: 4900 to 5200mts, hours 8, camping 3800mts

Day 4: Distance: 14km, Altitude: to 4447mtrs, 5000mts hours 8 camping 3800mts

Day 5: Distance: 10km, Altitude: 4900 to 3778mtrs, 3800mts hours 5, and camping 3800mts

 

Ecosystems: Scrub bush vegetation, Andean semi dry forest, cloud forest, inter Andean valleys. Grass land, alpine, glaciers.

Highlights: Some Inca remains. High biodiversity, flora, fauna. Ancient Inca road, sacred mountains, amazing landscape.

Climate:The temperatures varies or oscilate in between -5ºC to 10ºC in the night, mornings to 15ºC during the day,windy conditions too,sunny and cloudy too,mountain weather change.

Note: For adjusting to tour altitude, we suggest one day tours like the Sacred Valley, River Rafting and the City Tour of Cusco. As Guides we offer 100% Gauranteed Information, for your sensibilities – about the best specific hotel rooms and services around Peru, like extra windows and other amenities.

PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - Cusco, Tinqui, Upis

Today we get up early and drive for about five hours southeast of Cusco, passing beautiful villages and inter-Andean valleys. After stopping to take pictures of the beautiful Vilcanota Mountain Range we will arrive in the village of Tinqui, at 3778 meters and stop for an early lunch. After getting equipment, horse handlers, and mules for cargo,Today we are passing several small inter-Andean valleys and two different ecosystems, the scrub bush vegetation, Andean semidry forest and the Andean Grassland, before arriving at the small community of Urpis at 4447 meters. This is the where we will camp and enjoy the hot springs. Along the trail we will find flora and fauna, native to the Andes and an incredible view of the Ausangate Glacier which, at 6384 meters, is the highest snow peak in Southern Peru.(L, D)

DAY 2 - Trekking Upis, Arapa pass, Ausangate cocha

Today we begin hiking early, going up for about two hours to our first pass called Atapa Pass at 4850 meters from which we see the incredibly beautiful Ausangate Peak. We continue along narrow passages with more views snowy peaks of the Cordillera and different colored lagoons until we reach the biggest lake,Yanacocha, Vinococha, and our lunch spot. From there it is a short hike to camp at Lake  Pumacocha,Hatumpuqacocha with a beautiful views of this mountain range. The area surrounding the lake is full of bird life and flora typical of this unique high Andean ecosystem. The night sky will afford us a brilliant view of the Milky Way and Inca constellations (B, L, D) Camping.

DAY 3 - Ausangatecocha, Abra Palomani, Hatumpampa

Today we begin our short ascent to our second pass of the trek called, Apuchata Pass at 4,900 meters, where we will have a light lunch amid beautiful views of Ausangate Snow Peak and Lagoon of Ausangatecocha below. From here, we will climb to the highest point, Palomani Pass, at 5,200 meters. This is the highest pass of our journey. Proud of our achievement, we will continue down through a succession of small inter-Andean valleys for two hours until we reach our camp near Hatumpampa depending on our timing and how the group feels.  it gives us great chances to see flora and fauna of the different Andean ecosystems. (B, L, D) Camping.

DAY 4 - Abra Janca, Pachanta

During the trek the snow-capped peaks of Tres Picos and Puca Punta will come into view. The trail between the broad, green valley of Pampa Jutunpampa and the Rio Q’ampa Valley offer excellent places to observe the delightful viscacha as well some flora and fauna of the ecosystems. There may be groups of vicuñas and alpacas, undoubtedly the most beautiful members of the llama family, with slender necks, huge eyes and soft golden wool. (B, L, D) Camping

 

After passing through the small community of Q’ampa the trail continues northwest to the final pass of this hike, the Q’ampa pass, at 5,000 meters. From the top you can see several different colored lakes and beautiful Andean landscapes. We will continue by turquoise-green lake, Q’oma Q’ocha, before reaching the village of Pachanta, about 2 hours away, where we can enjoy some hot springs at the end of the day. (B, L, D) Camping.

DAY 5 - Pachanta to Tinki

Today begins with some breakfast outdoors if the weather is nice. The hike begins  passing trough a succession of small inter-Andean valleys looking for flora and fauna and spectacular views of the distant snow caps. We will arrive at the village of Tinki at in time for lunch and to enjoy a Pachamanca, one of our typical Andean dishes and celebrations which we will share with all the people who had been with our group.Today we hike We will return to Cusco late afternoon. (B, L)

900 $ / Person

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