Ausangate Trek


Explore this peak landscapes

Ausangate Trek 6 Days


Day-by-Day Summary

DAY 1: CUSCO ‐ TINQUI - UPIS BASE CAMP
DAY 2: UPIS ‐ PUCAQOCHA BASE CAMP
DAY 3: PUCAQOCHA – HUCHUY PINAYA
DAY 4: HUCHUY PINAYA – JAMPA
DAY 5: JAMPA – PACCHANTA
DAY 6: PACCHANTA – TINQUI ‐ CUSCO

Highlights

  • Discover the natural atractions of the Augante trail, like: lakes, peaks, animals, andean comunities and more

Places Visited

Lakes, rivers, rural houses, ausangate peak

Departures:Our company has daily departures, since 2 to 10 participants maximum per group, we are a 100% direct trekking tour operator, sustainable and responsible with Nature.
Starting From
USD 650
  • Duration:
    6 Days and 5 Nights
  • Tour Style:
    Walking, Cultural, Historical, Traditional, Narutal.
  • Hotel
    0 Night (Shared Room)
  • Camping
    5 Nigths
  • Difficulty
    Challenging (depends on your level of fitness).
  • Transportation
    Bus, Train, Van, local car

DAY 1: CUSCO ‐ TINQUI

We set off early from Cusco travelling by private bus to the small village of Tinqui. We will see the impressive mountain range of Vilcanota passing through several traditional andean villages and take time to stop to take some photos. On arrival we meet our horsemen and arrange our packs for the walk. We begin through farming communities and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains. We will wander around for 3hrs and then its time to stop for  lunch. After that we continue for another 2 hours approximately to reach the hot springs at Upis where we spend the night.

  • Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude: 3800 m/11400 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4400 m/13200 ft
  • Distance: 12kms/7.5 miles
  • Time: 5hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 2: UPIS ‐ PUCAQOCHA

After a big breakfast we are ready to leave camp and get started on our hike for the day. We will climb to the high pass of Arapa (4850mts). From this vantage point we can see the contrast in landscapesdry desert-like hills near the glaciers of Mt. Ausangate, while below in the valley is  bright green vegetation. If we are lucky we might even see a condor in the sky! We will enjoy the breathtaking snow capped views of Mount. Ausangate and PucaQocha. This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pukacocha, Hatun Pukacocha, and Qomerqocha). Our second campsite is close to a glacier.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude:  4400 m/13200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4850 m/14600 ft
  • Distance: 12kms/7.5 miles
  • Time: 7hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

DAY 3: PUCAQOCHA – HUCHUY PINAYA

Early morning after breakfast we begin our ascent of approximately 2-3 hours over our second mountain pass of Apuchata (4,900mts). From here we descend for around 1.5hours towards our campsite at Ausangate Qocha where a delicious lunch is waiting for us. This is the time to pause and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. After our lunch we have our second ascent for two hours til our third mountain pass of Paloman(5,100mts). Then we descend into the small community of Huchuy Pinaya where we spend the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afernoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude: 4400 m/13200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 5100 m/15300 ft
  • Distance: 13kms/8 miles
  • Time: 8hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

DAY 4: HUCHUY PINAYA – JAMPA

Today we ascend to the highest point on our trekJampa (5,150mts). The silence of this remote wilderness is inspiring! From here we have anexcellent view of Mount Tampa. After the pass we descend for 2 hours through an area of llamasalpacas and vicuñas to reach Pampacancha (4,050mts). From here we follow an uphill trail for approximately 3 hours and leads us to our campsite in Jampa (4,300mts).

  • Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude: 4050 m/13200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 5100 m/15300 ft
  • Distance: 11kms/7 miles
  • Time: 8hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

DAY 5: JAMPA – PACCHANTA

After our walking and acclimatization on Day 4,  we are ready for another adventure! We take breakfast early and then begin our hike of approximately 1 hour to reach the glacier base and then to the top of the mountain! After enjoying the spectacular views of the Vilcanota range we descend back down to take a delicious lunch. In the afternoon we descend towards the Qomerqocha lagoon before arriving at Pacchanta after an approximated 5 hour walk. Pacchanta is a little community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing dip. We camp and spend the night here.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Minimum altitude: 4000 m/12000 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4300 m/12900 ft
  • Distance: 13kms/8 miles
  • Time: 8hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Challenge

DAY 6: PACCHANTA – TINQUI ‐ CUSCO

In the morning we leave Pacchanta and start to walk back to the village of Tinqui; our trek takes approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinqui, we have lunch and will have time to visit the village and speak with the people. Then we board our transportation that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after nightfall.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Minimum altitude: 3800 m/11400 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 4000 m/12000 ft
  • Distance: 7 kms/4 miles
  • Time: 3hrs approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • ENTRANCE TIKETS: In our treks, the entrance is included.
  • BRIEFING: Two or one night before your expeditions, we are going to your hotel or you will come to our office for your briefing, it is an information session for the tril to be ready to 100% for the trek day.
  • PROFESSIONAL GUIDES: All our guides studied English and Tourism at the University, institutes, and have many months giving support to the trekkers before to start to work in this kind of adventures like a guide.
  • HOTEL:The activity include 5 nights in tents.
  • FOOD & CHEFS: Many of our customers comments about the wonders of our chefs. They make magic happen on the trail in a small tent over a single flame. The food is served family style, there will be plenty of options for everyone, and always food left over. If you are vegetarian, it is not problem for us, just tell us and you will have vegetarian food. Each day will consist of breakfast, lunch, happy hour with tea and snacks and dinner. Your last meal will be breakfast of the last day. Lunch the last day is not included.
  • TRANSPORTATION: All the transportations during the trek are included, we will pick you up from your hotel at around 6 AM to carried to the trailhead (day 1) and come back.
  • HORSES AND SUPPORT STAFF: We include horses and horsemen who is responsible for carrying your duffel (7 kg of bag) with your personal items. There is no additional fee for this. We will give you your duffel bag at your briefing session and this should be filled with the things you will need on your adventure, but not during the actual hiking time.During the trek you have to bring your own daypack with the essential things, because you will have access to your duffel bag only at your evening campsite.
  • FIRST AID: Your safety is our number 1 concern. All our guides are trained to provide support in these causes. They all will have first aid kits and full oxygen bottle in case anything happens. We will get you off the trail as quickly and comfortably as possible, if needed and will make sure you get directly to a clinic for treatment. This is not something to worry about - but if something happens, we will be there for you.Note: before to do the trek or any type of adventure tour, we recommend you to visit your doctor and explain about the activity that will do, and please try to bring a small first aid bag each according to your conditions to stay peaceful.
  • RENTALS: Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when you choose a trek with camping. Inflatable air matts are optional, but do help in getting a good night sleep. Walking sticks are definitely encouraged and must have a rubber tip when bringing your own. If you do not have or want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

TREK CHECKLIST

• Original ID documents (Passport)
• A good backpack or day backpack to carry your personal things
• Waterproof trekking boots.
• Warm clothes ( you can experience the four seasons in one day).
• 4 T-shirts, sun hat, two pairs of pants for the trek, gloves, 4 pairs of socks, raincoat, 1 warm jacket, extra layers.
• Camera with extra battery.
• Sunblock, sunglasses, insect repellent.
• Essential toiletries, toothbrush, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, etc.
• Swimsuit for swim in thermal baths.
• Water bottle (no need to bring water pills).
• Personal first aid kit.
• Head lamp.
• Some plastic bags in the rainy season.

The Prices are per traveler:

Tour tipe Departures Price
Shared Every Day $ 700 USD $ 650

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