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 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 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; vicuñas, marmots (Vizcacha), geese, falcons, and wild ducks. Although you will be hiking in high elevations, once you have acclimated, the trek is considered a moderate.
CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Ausangate.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE TIME||5 a.m.|
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.
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 2020 through January 2021. 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!).
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.
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 day’s hike.
Our adventure continuous 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.
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.
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.
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.
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” our transportation will take you back to Cusco to your hotel.