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Ausangate Trek 7 Days

5400 M / 17779 FT
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Ausangate Trek 7 Days

ausangate trek 7 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 change is the Andean communities that reside in the mountains of Ausangate. The journey we offer will allow you a glimpse of Peruvians living in their natural environment.

A true image of the Andean High Range.ausangate trek 7 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 7 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 considered moderate.

CAUTION:     Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering beginning your adventure package to Ausangate.

Ausangate Trek 7 Days

Trip Details Ausangate Trek 7 Days

Trip Details of Ausangate trek 7 days

  • Tour Name: Ausangate Trek 7 Days
  • Tour/Trek Duration: 7 Days/6  Nights
  • Location/Terrain: Rainbow mountain, Snow-capped , Lagoons
  • Accommodation: beautiful campsites
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2  days in Cusco before embarking on our Ausangate trek 7 days 
  • Adventure Rating  Very Strenuous trek
  • Activities: Trekking/ Camping
  • Altitude: 5400m/17,139ft
  • Departures: every day  with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes!



Ausangate trek 7 days, begins in Cusco.  We’ll pass through the resting place of the Wari culture called Pikillacta (known as the mystical people/foresters) and the now colonial villages of Andahuaylillas and Huaro.  Upon passing the City of Urcos, we’ll take an uphill road until we reach the foothills of the mountain.

By the afternoon you’ll be able to survey the “Cordillera del Vilcanota” (Vilcanota Moutain Range) with its snow-capped mountains; Ausangate and the Nevado Jampa (5450 M.A.S.L.) Finally, we continue the road trip to reach the village of Tinki near Ocongate.


  • Meals:                              Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodations:       Camping facilities
  • Highest Altitude:          3,800 m
  • Hiking Distance:            12km approx.
  • Level of Difficulty:        Moderate


After a delicious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef, we will begin our trek from the village of Tinki along the “Ocongate River” to cross the Puna (Meadows of the mountain), until we reach the foot of the “Ausangate Nevado”.  At this juncture, you’ll have an impressive view of the beautiful mountain peaks which makes our trip extraordinary.  To top it off, we’ll continue towards the village of Upis where you’ll enjoy a hot springs bath (R & R) after a day’s hike.


  • Meals:                              Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodations:       Camping facilities
  • Maximum altitude:      4,850 m
  • Hiking distance:            12km approx.
  • Level of Difficulty:        Arduous


Our adventure continues after a hearty breakfast.  As we ascend, light paced, heading towards the town of “Pacchanta”.  Here you’ll have several stops (at lookouts) to view the magnificent landscapes and the many varieties of Andean birds.  This area is known as the Natural Reserve of Huallatas (4,500 m).  After our break, we’ll continue our hike along the “Pucacocha” Lake, where we can see the Nevado del Ausangate from afar.


  • Distance: 15km
  • Elevation: 4200m- 4930m- 4700m
  • Hiking time:  7 hours
  • Camp: 4700m/ 15,420ft


We resume our adventure, after a nutritious lunch, passing alongside stunning turquoise lakes.  As we ascend to 4,800 m, you’ll be absolutely astonished by the grandiose sight of the Nevado del Ausangate and the Cordillera de Vilcanota (below). Then, we’ll descend to “Chilcapinaya to camp for the night.  Dinner at Campsite.


  • Distance: 15km
  • Elevation: 4200m- 4930m- 4700m
  • Hiking time:  7 hours
  • Camp: 4700m/ 15,420ft


Our trek towards Ausangate continues after breakfast, the humps over the Valley of Jampa.  Here, we’ll observe the Herders from the region care for their sheep and alpacas.  You’ll also see women spinning and weaving their wool of alpaca and sheep.  Finally, we’ll arrive at “Ticllacocha” just a short hike to (4,650 m) reach “Pachaspata”.  We’ll set for camp and if the weather permits we can reach the “Q’omercocha” Lake.


  • Distance: 16k
  • Elevation: 4600m- 5050m – 4300m
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours
  • Camp: 4300m/ 14,110ft


After breakfast, we’ll slowly descend through the valley to arrive at Pacchanta Village.  Here, we’ll spend the afternoon on a well-deserved “R & R”.  The Thermal Baths (hot springs) will provide you a much-needed therapeutic.


  • Distance: 8k
  • Elevation: 3600m- 4050m – 4300m
  • Hiking time: 3-4hours
  • Camp: 4300m/ 14,110ft


On our 7th day, we’ll continue our journey to “Tinki”, down the mountains, along enormous grey rocks and observing a variety of plantations like; potatoes, quinoa, beans, etc.  On our hike, we’ll pass near several villages of herders and weavers, who only speak the native language Quechua.

In reaching “Tinki” town our transportation will take you back to Cusco to your hotel.


  • Distance: 8k
  • Elevation: 3600m (descending)
  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours



Ausangate Trek 7 Days

  • Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • hiking pools
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Excellent meals:
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, foods which are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, coca, biscuits, popcorn).
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day (for drinking)
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your gear
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.

No Included

  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • First breakfast and last lunch


Packing List

Ausangate Trek 7 Days

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.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  •  Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek

What To Bring

Ausangate Trek 7 Days

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (An appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks, tips in Soles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

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

  • group service:  $800 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).


  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

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