Ausangate Trek

You’ll see the highest peak (Ausangate 6,385 m/20,948 ft) in the Cusco region. snow capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, and wildlife along the way (such as vicuñas (elated to alpacas) chinchillas, deer, and the rare condor). This adventurous trek is approximately 67 km/41.6 mi and goes up to 5,400 m/17,716 ft. Ausangate is an excellent and quiet/remote trekking circuit offering stunning features such as spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas, alpacas, and wild vicuña.

per adult from

$719

NZD

Duration

5 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • All Transport
    • Meals as mentioned
    • Accommodation (Camping)
    • English Speaking local guide
    • First Aid Kit
    • Entry/Admission - Ausangate
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel before/after trek
    • Sleeping bags and walking poles (poles must have intact rubber bottoms)
    • Entrance to hot springs (20 soles)

  • Day 1: Cusco - Pamparapa

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    We will pick you up at 4:30 AM from your hotel. We will then drive for three and a half hours to Upis town. Along the way, we will see picturesque towns and we will have a couple of stops en-route to capture some photos. Once in Upis, we will meet our local muleteers and horses. We will then have breakfast and get ready to start the adventure, we will walk for about 7 hours to get the first camp site called Pamparapa (4,600m / 15,088 feet). We’ll start hiking up gradually from Upis village, later on to immerse into the highland valley inhabited by llamas and alpacas with dramatic vistas of Ausangate in backdrops. We will stop for lunch at a very scenic spot with Ausangate Mt. range at the background. After lunch, we will continue hiking up for a bit over two hours to get the first camp site, called Pamparapa 4,600 m / 15,088 ft, with amazing views around of the Ausangate mountain. All meals included. Hiking Time: 6-7 Hours | Hiking Distance 10 kms/6.21 miles | Lowest Point: 3,800m (12,467 ft) | Highest Point: 4,600m (15,088ft)
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 2: Pamparapa - Auqui

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    In the morning we will have a beautiful sunrise at the top of Ausangate’s summit, we will enjoy this view while having our breakfast, after having breakfast we’ll climb up for 1 hour to first pass called Arapa which is at 4,800 m / 15,744 feet. At this point you will be impressed by stunning views of eroded mountains and highland valleys. We will then hike downhill, on the way you will see Yanaqocha, and Pukaqocha lakes. Today we will stop for lunch amidst the mountain range with a spectacular view of Ausangate Mountain range from a different angle. After lunch, we will start hiking up on a switchback trail to the next pass at 5,000 m / 16,400 ft.
On this route, you will witness amazing views of Vilcanota range going in different directions, coloured hills. We will stop at the camp site called Auqui 4,650 m / 15,252 feet . All meals included. Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours | Hiking Distance 12 kms/7.45 miles | Lowest Point: 4,500m (14,924 ft) | Highest Point: 5,000m (16,400ft)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 3: Auqui - Ausangate Qocha

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Today’s nutritious breakfast makes us ready to go exploring the Rainbow Mountains and for the most strenuous day. After enjoying our breakfast early in the morning, we’ll hike up for about an hour and 30 minutes to reach the next pass at 5,000 m / 16,400 ft, from which we’ll see the iconic Rainbow Mountains. We’ll walk downhill on a steeper section trail to get the flatter section, we will then continue hiking up to the Rainbow Mountains for about an hour and 30 minutes. Upon our arrival we will savour the unique vistas of the Rainbow Mountains, after that, we’ll return on the same trail to our camp site where we’ll have lunch at about 1:00 pm. After having a delicious lunch, we’ll continue hiking to the next camp site called Ausangate Qocha 4,700 m / 15,416 ft, for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. All meals included.Hiking Time: 9-10 Hours | Hiking Distance 14 kms/ 8.69 miles | Lowest Point: 4,600m (15,088 ft) | Highest Point: 5,000m (16,400ft)
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 4: Ausangate Qocha - Jhampapampa

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rora - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Another great day to enjoy the mind-blowing coloured hills next to the Ausangate Mt (6,381m/ 20,930 feet), a highest mountain in Cusco, and see more glacier lagoons, after having breakfast we will begin the trek, the trail takes us to the next pass called Palomani that is at 5,130m / 16,826 feet the highest pass on the whole trail; where, we’ll start to take a glance the massive mountain and some other coloured hills which are still close by, then we’ll walk downhill to get the valley part, where we’ll eat our lunch, in the late afternoon we’ll walk up for 2 more hours to the next camp spot located at an elevation of 4,750 m / 15,580 feet. Where, in the evening we’ll have tea, followed by dinner. All meals included. Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours | Hiking Distance 10 kms/ 6.21 miles | Lowest Point: 4,600m (15,088 ft) | Highest Point: 5,130m (16,826ft)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Overnight Camping

    Day 5: Jhampapampa - Cusco

    Stop At: Cusco, Cusco, Cusco Region
    Wake up hot cup of coca tea, after having our breakfast we will hike up for 2 hours and 30 minutes to the last pass called Jhampapampa 5,030 m / 16,498 ft, where we’ll have amazing glacier peaks right in-front of us. We will then trek downhill to get our last scenic lunch spot. After lunch, we’ll trek for 2 more hours to get the Pacchanta Town. Where we’ll have a chance to swim at hot springs which is optional, and at this place we’ll say goodbye to our muleteers, we will eventually drive back to hotel in Cusco for about 3 hours and 30 minutes. End of our adventure. Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours | Hiking Distance 11 kms/ 6.83 miles | Lowest Point: 4,300m (14,104 ft) | Highest Point: 5,030m (16,498ft)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Machu Picchu Amazon Peru

Activity ID: V-173952P18

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