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  ausangate trek 6 days    

the trek to the ausangate is suitable for people who are prepared to trek between 7 and 8 hours every day; what we offers on the ausangate trek, are impressive sights of the mountain and crystalline lakes and contact with animals such as the llama, alpaca, vicuña and vizcachas; as of course the villagers of this region.

day 01: from cusco to tinqui.

we will begin our trip by transferring you from your hotel to the bus station, then we will travel to the community of tinqui; where we will begin out ausangate trek, passing through the huatanay river valley, and arriving at our first camp site.

day 02: from tinqui to upis.

after breakfast, we will begin our trek to upis (4140 meters of altitude) in the direction of ausangate the snow-capped mountain (6372 meters of altitude). on your trip we will have contact with the andean population and see the great scenery of its fauna such as south american camels. we will visit the thermal baths and we will spend the night at the foot of this snow-capped mountain.

day 03: from upis to quinsacocha.

after our breakfast we will have a long trek, (4700 meters high) towards quinsacocha, which means in spanish three lagoons.  we will be able to appreciate the crystalline lagoons formed by the thaw of the ausangate mountain range such as hatun pucaqocha, wiraqocha and huchuc pucaqocha; we will spend the night on the banks of one of them at 4575 meters high.

day 04: from quinsacocha to pampacahua.

this day is hard due to the altitude we cross the alcatani place (4650 meters high) descending to ausangate lagoon and palomani pass (5050 meters high) we will enjoy the magical scenery: lagoons, snow-capped mountains and valleys. we will spend the night in tents.

day 05: from pampacahua to jampa.

on this day we will visit communities where the villagers use typical clothing. we can fish and our trek will head towards jampa, this day we will trek our last high pass on the trek (4600 meters high) from here we can appreciate the beautiful lagoons ticllaqocha and qomerqocha where we will spend the night in tents.

day 06: from jampa to pacchanta

finally we will head to pacchanta, where we will enjoy the thermal baths and then continue to tinqui where we will return to cusco by bus.

ausangate trek including
  • entrance fee
  • official english speaking guide
  • transfer from cusco to tinki to cuzco
  • mule men
  • horses to carry tents, food, cooking gear
  • experienced cook
  • cooking equipment
  • all meals in the trek
  • first aid kit
  • oxygen bottle
  • tent with plenty space for backpacks
  • sleeping mattress
  • tents and meals for our porters, cook and horsemen
  • sales tax
  • soft and alcoholic drinks
  • sleeping bag
  • horse to carry your personal items
ausangate trek price:
what to bring?
  • sleeping bag
  • sweater and jacket
  • rain jacket or poncho (december - april)
  • strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  • one complete change of clothing
  • bottle of water and purification tablets
  • flashlight and batteries
  • hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • sun block
  • insect repellent
  • toiletries, towel and toilet paper, etc
  • camera
  • personal medication or firs aide kid
  • enthusiasm



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