Ausangate Trek and short Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu
Ausangate Trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 6 days, For many centuries the people of the rural areas of Peru have maintained many ancestral traditions. One of these regions that have undergone little changes in the Andean communities that reside in the mountains of Ausangate. The journey we offer will allow you a glimpse of Peruvian’s living in their natural environment.
A true image of the Andean High Range. Ausangate trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu 6 days, You will have the opportunity to meet traditional indigenous Quechua speaking natives, who live at an altitude of 14,000 m / 45,932 ft., herding llamas and alpacas. They live in an isolated region of the “Cordillera del Vilcanota” (Vilcanota Mountain Range) among glaciers, brightly colored lakes, and relaxing hot springs.
Along this Ausangate Trek and short Inca trail to Machu Picchu for 6 days, the likelihood of seeing a condor soar is high (South America’s largest flying bird). You’ll also, be able to witness Andean fauna such; as vicuñas, marmots (Vizcacha), geese, falcons, and wild ducks. Although you will be hiking in high elevations, once you have acclimated, the trek is and the 5 you Will hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days, is an amazing full day Inca trail with a good experience in Machu Picchu, and the second day is well actually you will be twice in Machu Picchu for sun sunset the first day, and the second day for Sunrise and guided tour. The Inca Trail is located within the sacred valley of the Incas and really close to the most important river Vilcanota (sacred river) surrounded by sacred mountains, a lot of lush flora, and amazing ecological varieties. The Inca trail goes inside the Machupicchu National Park and enters through a most beautiful spot called “The Sun Gate”( inti Punku in the Quechua language) with stunning views of Machu Picchu. Upon arriving at Machu Picchu, enjoy a Sunset free time in Machupicchu. The next day gets a Sunrise guided tour in Machupicchu, full of the good energy of the Pachamama (our universe).
Inca Trail 2 days and 1 night to Machu Picchu with a sunset experience in Machu Picchu on our 1st day basically are to now a lot about Inca culture; taking this adventure day trek we going to visit the most important Inca site of the famous Inca Trail, Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna “For Ever Young”, midday we going to arrive at The Sun Gate ( inti punku) and in the Afternoon a beautiful sunset Machupicchu free time to get nice pictures for your album family, and the 2 days will enjoy one of the seven wonders of the world Machu Picchu.
This adventure ends with a hypnotizing, jaw-dropping “Sunrise” of the 7th wonder of the World Machu Picchu.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE TIME||5 a.m.|
We start at 5:00 a.m. (pick-up at your hotel) and leave the City of Cusco via bus. Heading to the “Cusco-Puerto Maldonado Highway” towards Tinki (3,800 m/12.464 ft.).
On the way, we will stop at Urcos, where we can visit a beautiful lake with the same name. Then we will pass to CATTCA, a farming community. Here, we’ll appreciate several spectacular views of the region and finally pass through Ocongate.
After our 3-hour drive, we finally arrive at “Tinki”. We begin with a light to moderate climb crossing “The Puna” (high dry area with little vegetation) and arrive at our lunch area (3-hour hike). While enjoying your lunch you’ll have a wonderful view of the Ausangate Peak (6, 372 m/20,900 ft.).
After lunch, we continue hiking for two hours to get to our campsite called “Upis Alto” 4400 masl (14400 fasl). Here you’ll have a fabulous view of all the snowy peaks in the area. We’ll camp and dine right in front of Ausangate Mountain and really close to the hot spring.
After an appetizing breakfast served by our chef, we ascend hiking for two hours to reach “La Arapa Pass” (4,850 m/15,908 ft.). Then descending to reach our lunch area. We’ll view Falcons, Vizcachas, or Andean squirrels and three beautiful lakes with shades of red, green, and turquoise (“Pukacocha”, “Hatun Pukacocha” and “Qomerqocha”). Let’s not forget the spectacular landscape of the snow-capped peaks.
After lunch, we continue a slow steady climb (2 hours) taking us to the footstep of the “Abra de Apuchata” (4,900 m). Where we will finally descend to our camp in” Ausangate Cocha” (4,440 m).
Today, you will be woken up with (coca tea). This is gonna be one of the most amazing days of the trek. We will see Rainbow Mountain from far away. Also, on today´s journey, we will pass through Alccatauri Village. This is where we will see their traditional local life., so there is no wood to make houses or build fires. The residents are extremely enterprising and make their adobe houses out of mud and build fires with nature´s fertilizer,
The day begins with a 2-hour descent until we reach the Ausangate pass (4,930 m / 16,170 ft). At this high point, we will see red Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain and also have the opportunity to see Vicuñas, chinchillas, and alpacas. originally from this área.
After a while, we descend for 1 ½ hour until we reach the Alcatauri Village (4,410 m / 14,455 ft). During our time at the village, in return for their generous hospitality, we will give them some presents (toys, books some pencils). This is extremely valuable because this treasurable Peruvian staple can not be grown in this climate.
Following this amazing experience, we will walk a further 30 minutes uphill to our lunch spot at a rustic spot
After enjoying lunch, we will begin our hike uphill to the second pass. After 2 hours, we will follow the Llama trail to Minasniyuq Pass. Here we will have our first views of the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain(5,023 m / 16,489 ft). At this pass, we will make offerings to Pacha Mama (our universe).
The remainder of the day´s hike is a 1 hour downhill hike to our camp, Surine Cocha (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). The camp is on the best of the gorgeous Surine Lake
Wake up gonna be with coca tea, After breakfast, we hike gradually uphill for 1 and 45 hours until we reach the Georges Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain (5,030 m / 16,480 ft). Your guide will hike to the best spots to get amazing pictures of these incredible vinicunca rainbow mountains and the other surrounding mountains. Your tour guide will explain why is the colors of these mountains so unique: in this área but we have in some parts of the world like China, Argentina
After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we will continue on the hike until we reach the end of the trek. This is a 2 hour downhill hike. We will have lunch there.
After lunch Will takes our transportation to get Cusco and your hotel.
Our adventure begins with a pick-up at your hotel (4:30 a.m.) where we’ll drive to Ollantaytambo (part of the sacred valley of the Incas) to the train station,(to catch our train) to “Kilometer 104”.is 1 hour and 30 minutes ruffly. Once there we Will pass the control, and our trekking of the Short Inca Trail begins. Our first hike is approximately 4 hours to reach the “wiñayhuayna” archaeological complex. Afterward, lunch will be served. (actually, Will have a box lunch) if you are vegetarian let me know,
Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking towards to the (Intipunku-Sungate), one hour and a half then Will have time to take some pictures (THE FIRST STUNNING LOOKOUT OF MACHUPICCHU), and then gonna be just 40 minutes to Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world and enigmatic place after a whole, Will have to catch the bus to “Machupicchu Pueblo” and Will have dinner in the restaurant and spend the night in our hostel.
After a delicious early breakfast, we will board the bus transporting us to the Majestic Lost City of the Incas, “Machu Picchu”. The trek leader will impart the history of this mystical place. We will have the opportunity to visit the “Temple of the Sun”, the “Royal Palace”, the “Main Temple”, the “Temple of the Three Windows” and the “Sun Dial”. Here, we promise an unforgettable experience. After your guided tour, you’ll have free time to do your own exploring.
If you have reserved your visit to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.
There are many more activities that you can do. These activities are optional (not included with the package) for example The “Puerta del Sol” (2 hours hike up and down), where you will appreciate the Inca city from a different viewpoint.
In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train (4:20 p.m.) to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco (2 hours Approx.).
Depends on the ability the train to back to Ollantaytambo
Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.