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Ausangate Trek 5 days, will take you Ausangate mountain itself is considered a holy mountain by local people and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today.
DAY 1: Cusco - Tinqui - Upis
This first day we’ll leave Cusco very early for our three-hour trip in a private vehicle to the small village of Tinqui (3,800 meters). We will go by beautiful landscapes and several traditional villages as Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. In Tinqui we will have lunch, after lunch we begin to walk through beautiful mountain landscapes with great views of Mount Ausangate. We walk for an average of 4 hours to reach the hot springs in Upis (4400 meters). In this place we will have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 2: Upis - Lake Ausangate Q’ocha
After breakfast, we head to the first pass called the Abra Arapa (4850 meters). After passing the Abra we will have lunch, after a break we’ll begin to descend the valleys, through the green lagoon Puqa Q'ocha down to the turquoise waters of Jatun Puqa Q'ocha. After this point, we’ll climb to the second pass of Apuchata (4,900 meters), overlooking the stunning lagoon Ausangate Q'ocha and its bluish turquoise waters. Here it will be our second camp.
DAY 3: Lake Ausangate Q’ocha - Qampa
After breakfast, we depart for the Abra Palomani (5200 meters), the highest point of the trek. After getting across the pass, we’ll descend to the point where we will have a break and have lunch. After lunch we will continue our trek enjoying the views of the snowy mountains Tres Picos and Punta Puca. We’ll go past the broad the green valley of Pampa Jutunpata till reaching Q'ampa, where we’ll spend the night.
DAY 4: Q’ampa - Pacchanta
After breakfast, we will go through the small community of Q'ampa from here we’ll ascend to the Abra Q'ampa (5,000 meters). From here we can see several open lagoons of different colors, descend to the lagoon Q'oma Q'ocha where we will have lunch. Then we head to the small town of Pacchanta. Here we can enjoy the hot springs and even take a well-deserved beer, we’ll set up a camp near Pacchanta and will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean village. ( If you want to have the option of staying in a basic hostel tonight).
DAY 5: Pacchanta - Cusco
After breakfast, we will have three hours to walk back to Tinqui, where we will have time to explore this traditional Andean village before taking private transportation back to Cusco, arrive in Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Pre-departure briefing
- Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Tinki (starting point of the trek)
- Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- Kitchen tent
- English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 10 people)
- Chef and cooking equipment
- Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 5
- Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 5
- Accommodation for all our staff
- Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available upon request at no extra cost
- Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
- Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
- Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
- Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
- First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Private transport from Tinki to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco
NOT INCLUDED:Breakfast on the first day
Final lunch and dinner.
Hot springs (in Upis)
Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the personal item allowance.
Tips (the amount you tip (or if you tip) is a personal decision and it is NOT an obligation).
What you need to take
- Original passport and Student card (ISIC) green card
- Insurance card is essential
- Hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Sleeping bag
- Warm jack
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable trousers
- Rain pants
- Sun hat, Bathing suit (for hot springs in santa teresa and Aguas Calientes)
- Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
- Insect Repellent 40 % deet ( for mosquitos )
- Water bottle
- Water purification tablets (Micropur recommended)
- Toilet paper
- Personal medication
- Camera and films
- Torch with spare batteries (flashlight)
- Extra contribution suggested money for tipping porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency (300 soles)
- Walking poles ( black diamont or leki brand) Optional items to take
- Short pants
- Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us.$15 usd the all trip.
- Sleeping bags $20 usd the all trip.
- Plaster and bandage.