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Ausangate Trek 5 Days

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US$ 620.00
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What to Expect

Day 1: Cusco - Tinqui - Upis

Pass By: Ausangate, Cusco 08002 Peru
Your guide will meet you in Cusco early in the morning, and take you via private transportation to the starting point of our trek- Tinqui. Here you will meet with the rest of our team Cook & horse driver then starting our hike after 2 hours we will get to the lunch spot while your gear is being loaded onto pack horses. After lunch you will begin hiking to our first camp. This day we only hike for a few hours until we arrive at the village of Upis. Here you can take a soak in the hot springs, while enjoying coca tea, and relax your muscles until dinner.

Duration: 4 hours

Distance: 8km/ 3 miles

Elevation: 3800m- 4200m

Hiking time: 3-4 hours

Camp: 4200m/ 13,780ft

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents

Day 2: Upis - Arapa Pass - Ausangate Q'ocha

Pass By: Ausangate, Cusco 08002 Peru
During our morning's trek, we will cross our the Arapa pass (4,850 metres/ 15908 feet). From here, we continue 3½ hours down the valley, passing the green lake of PuqaQ'ocha until we reach the turquoise Lake JatunPuqaQ'ocha. We then ascend the second pass of Apacheta(4,900 metres/ 16 072 feet) with the stunning turquoise blue Laguna AusangateQ'ocha below. This lake is fed from the melting snow of Ausangate. We will camp here for the second night.

Duration: 8 hours

Distance: 15km

Elevation: 4200m- 4930m- 4700m

Hiking time: 7 hours

Camp: 4700m/ 15,420ft

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents

Day 3: Ausangate Q'ocha - Palomani Pass - Qampa Pampa

Pass By: Ausangate, Cusco 08002 Peru
Covering less kilometers today, as yesterday was a big day, we pass beautiful glacial tarns, lush green pampas, and follow the edge of the river. Today is a great day for spotting wildlife so keep an eye out for condors, and vicuñas.

Duration: 7 hours

Distance: 17km (10.5 miles)

Elevation: 4650m - 5100m - 4600m

Hiking time: 7-8 hours

Camp: 4600m/ 15,090ft

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents (Camping)

Day 4: Qampa Pampa - Qampa pass -Pacchanta

Pass By: Ausangate, Cusco 08002 Peru
With only one pass to cross we will take our time today enjoying the deep blue lagoons, and alpine glacial colored lakes along the way. If your brave enough you can even jump in to cool off. Views of the massive Ausangate mountain are still visible, only today you will get to enjoy them from a new angle along with views of Pacchanta Valley. Our goal is the hot springs of Pacchanta where we will enjoy a nice soak and the views of the Ausangate Mountain above.

Duration: 8 hours

Distance: 16k

Elevation: 4600m- 5050m - 4300m

Hiking time: 6-7 hours

Camp: 4300m/ 14,110ft

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Tents (Camping)

Day 5: Pacchanta - Tinki - Cusco

Pass By: Ausangate, Cusco 08002 Peru
Today is another early morning as we make our way back to the starting point of Tinqui walking on flat ground and celebrating our accomplishments. Once we arrive at the village you will have your last lunch while everything is packed up in our private transportation to make our way back to Cusco where. You will be dropped off at your hotel arriving around 5pm.

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 16k

Elevation: 4300m (descending)

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Traveler pickup is offered
We have a briefing a night before to start our trip is there where we should talk about what time will pick you up in your hotel.
5 days
  • 4x Breakfast
  • 4x Dinner
  • 5x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Bathroom service
  • Water bottle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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Reviewed 29 July 2019

We did 5 days trek in the south of Cusco around Ausangate mountain, we were a group of 8 people from different nationalities, we start this trip in the office of Vidal Expeditions was there where we got the briefing very clear all the details,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank LennaDonna
VidalExpeditions, Owner at Vidal Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2019

Hello LenaDonna, This is difficult trek around Cusco and you were really strong to finished we are proud to know that. VE family say thanks to choice us as your travel company. Regards

Reviewed 10 July 2019

I did the Ausangate trek, it was a lifetime experience and the best trip so far, our guide Fernando did an excellent job he take care us in whole trip, one of the treveller got sick but Fernando and the team solved the problem quicly,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank DfTony
VidalExpeditions, Manager at Vidal Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Hi DfTony, Thanks so much for your comment, this is another motivations to keep working and doing the best for all our customers in the future tours. Regards

Reviewed 4 July 2019

I just finished Ausangate Trek 5 days with our friend Pedro as our tour guide and Ronald our Chef they were super great 5/5 whole trip they provided us positive vibes, Pedro was really knowledgeable history, culture, local people and flora & fauna, the accommodations...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Maik D
VidalExpeditions, Manager at Vidal Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2019

Hi MaiK D Appreciate your positive comment and happy to share with us your experience in this adventure you had on the mountains. Hope to meet you and day around the world. Regards

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  • Duration: 5 days
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