AUSANGATE TREKKING - REAL ANDEAN MOUNTAIN TREK $898 USD Per Person
Hike Through Mountainous Andean Range 6 Days - 5 Nights
Ausangate Trek the true image of the high Andes, the Incas worshipped mountains. Apu Asugante is located in the Cordillera Vilcanota (6,342m). In our trek we cross spectacular passes, explore a radiant landscape below ice peaks and enormous glaciers. Ausangate is a stronghold of traditional Quechua culture/world immersion, the native who live at 14000ft tending their herds of Llamas and Alpacas surrounded by colourful glacial lakes, deep red cliffs and relaxing hot spring with Andean atmosphere. You will also have a good chance of encountering condors, the largest flying bird in the world, and other Andean fauna such as vizcachas, Andean fox and vicuña, practically extinct elsewhere. Although you will be hiking at altitudes of 3,800 meters, once you are acclimatized, the trek is considered a moderate one. Ausangate is cosidered one of the highest mountain in south of Peru.
AUSANGATE TREKKING ITINERARY
DAY 1: CUSCO - TINKE - URPIS
At 6am pick from the hotel and 4 hours travel by private bus ride to the small village of Tinki (3820 meters). We pass through the beautiful Cusco countryside and several traditional villages including Urcos, Catcca and Ocongate, where we will have the opportunity to stop for a while and take some photos, lunch time and meet the rest of our team (handlers and horses/mules). After lunch we hike 5/6 hours to reach the remote village of Urpis (4400m), located at the bottom of the Ausangate mountain. Set up the camping gear and then you can enjoy the natural thermal spring until dinner time.
DAY 2: URPIS - ARAPA PASS - JATUN PUKA COCHA LAKE
This day we will hike 2/3 hours uphill to Arapa Pass (4765m). Climbing along the right side of the slope on the rock-strewn area. Throughout all the passage we will see the majestic Ausangate Mountain. Finally we arrive to Arapa pass from the top you will get spectacular and wonderful views of Real Mountain range. After plenty of time at the top of the pass we continue descending to have the opportunity to see beautiful lakes, multi-colored lagoons until we reach the larger Yanacocha lagoon (black lagoon) lunch around this amazing landscape and rest. At 2pm we hike close to 2 hours more to the camping place at the Jatun Puka Cocha (4480m), we will set up camp here.
DAY 3: JATUN PUKA COCHA LAKE - PALOMANI PASS - UCHUY FINALLA
After delicious breakfast short climb to the pass of Apacheta (4850m), nice pass from where is possible to have the best pictures. Descending until Ausangate Cocha Lake, stop for lunch prepared by out cooker. After the lunch continues hiking up to the highest point of the trek, know as Palomani Pass (5100m). We can enjoy fantastic views of Ausangate and the Vilcanota range surrounding. Three hour more walking down into a valley, we arrive to our incredibly beautiful campsite at Uchuy Finalla (4560m). We spend the night in this valley.
DAY 4: UCHUY FINALLA - CCAMPA PASS
Today, we depart early to climb for two hours towards the third mountain pass, the Abra de Palomani (5200m). This is the highest part of the entire hike, from which we then descend for another 2h through an area of llamas, alpacas and vizcachas to reach Pampacancha (4050m). From here we follow an uphill trail until that leads us to our campsite in Ccampa (4300m). Along this easy 3-hour climb we may have the chance to spot llamas, alpacas, and maybe even pumas. We will camp and dine at this place.
DAY 5: CCAMPA - QOMERJOCHA LAGOON - PACCHANTA
After breakfast we climb for 2 hours until we reach Ccampa Mountain pass (5000m), where we may have the chance to spot the Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomerjocha lagoon to finally arrive at Pacchanta (4100m) after an approximated five-hour walk. Pacchanta is a little community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing dip. We camp and spend the night at this place.
DAY 6: PACCHANTA - TINKI
At 8am we leave Pacchanta and start to walk our way back to Tinki, which will take approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinki, we board our private transport that will take us back to Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after nightfall.
AUSANGATE TREKKING INCLUDES
- Official English-Speaking guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
- Transfer by private van from Cusco to Tinki
- Transfer by private van from Tinki to Cusco
- Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking gear and backpacks)
- Emergency horse, if some body feel altitude sicknes
- Experienced cook
- Cooking equipment
- All meals (6B - 6L - 6D)
- Water supply (boiled) after every dinner or breakfast
- Teatime everyday (coffee, tea, popcorn, biscuit)
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle for any participant and our camp staff
- Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs
- 4 capacity tent (four season tent) - 2 persons per tent with plenty space for backpacks
- Double thickness foam sleeping mattress
- Tents meals for our porters, cook and horsemen
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|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2012
(Except December to April)
|AUSANGATE TREKKING - REAL ANDEAN MOUNTAIN TREK $898 USD Per Person
Hike Through Mountainous Andean Range 6 Days - 5 Nights
|Backpacker Service (Join a group)
1 to more participants $898 USD each
Private Service (Private Guide)
2 participants $1358 USD each one
3-4 paticipants $1068 USD each one
5 to more participants $998 USD each one
|Discount 5%: South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 10%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $15 USD discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
|Group size: 8 - 10 participants per guide
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book this trek prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
Every night keep everything locked up in your tents to prevent any problems with robberies.
Daily departures are available all year. Except in the reaning season betweem December and April, we dont recommend to make trakking on this season.
With this service, we provide a private official tour guide and asistance to make your trip as comfortable as possible and you can explore much more tthis wonderful region.
- Alcoholic drinks
- Horse to carry your personal items (see bellow)
- Sleeping Bag can be hired in our local office in Cusco $5 USD per day (-15ºC)
- Breakfast on the first day before to be collected from your hotel, if your hotel dont offer early breakfast service, we stop at Urcos town to have breakfasta for additional cost
- Tips for guide and camp staff
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Backpack 65lt
- Sleeping bag can be hired from our office for $5 USD per day
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco/Peru)
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
- One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if you hire a personal porters, see options below)
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Water bottle and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in local pharmacies in Cusco)
- Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs)
- You also need to bring your original passport on the trail
- Optional: walking sticks or poles
HIRE HORSE AND HORSEMAN
Horses cancarry up to 120Kg = $450 USD for the full duration of the tour ($75 USD per day). Each horse comes equipped with saddle and assistant who will provide food and care the horse every day.
Riding a horse you will need to carry a daypack with your Camera, bottle of water, snacks, a fleece or something warm and a poncho in case of rain (unlikely in Dry season but as a precaution). Your bag will be waiting for you in your tent at campsites.
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