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Ausangate 5d/4n

salkantay-to-machupicchu

Trip Overview

Trip Overview

The mountain range of Ausangate, with its permanent snow caps, is considered as one of the main “Apus” deities by the locals. It is located in the Vilcanota mountain range and is one of the highest and most wonderful Andean mountains in Peru. With a height of 6375 meters/20906 feet above sea level, Ausangate can be seen from Sacsayhuaman. The natural isolation of the area has left many ancient Inca costumes intact, and we will see locals in their traditional clothes, and will firsthand enjoy their music and religious rituals.

During the 6-day trek we will hike over 80 kilometers/50 miles, crossing the peak of Ausangate. This true adventure trek requires that you be in good physical condition and acclimated to high altitude.

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinki  Upis

In the morning, pick up from the hotel and drive along the Cusco-Puerto Maldonado route, passing through the towns of Urcos and Ocongate, and finally Tinky (3800 meters/12467 feet above sea level). There we will meet our muleteer and start our trek passing through Quinsapucyu and Huarmisaya until we arrive at the Upis, where we will enjoy some of the fantastic views of the Ausangate mountain and camp there the first night.

Day 2: Upis – Pukacocha

After breakfast we will hike toward the Arapa pass at approximately 4958 meters/16266 feet above sea level. We will camp for the night near the Pukacocha lagoon. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 3: Pukacocha – Jampa

We will begin the day with a visit to a group of small lakes, and then from there we will hike up to the highest pass of our journey – the Palomani pass at 5100 meters/16732 feet above sea level. At dusk, we will arrive at Jampa and make camp for the night. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 4: Jampa – Komerqocha – Pachaspata

We will hike into the Jampa Valley and then hike northwest until we arrive at the Ticllacocha lagoon. Then, we will cross the last pass of the trek, located at 4650 meters/15256 feet above sea level. After making the pass we will arrive at the Pampa of Pachaspata, where we will camp on the banks of Komerqocha Lake. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 5: Pachaspata – Pacchanta -Tinki – Cusco

On day 5, we will descend into the valley and arrive at the town of Pachanta. In Pachanta, we will have a well deserved rest and a relaxing soak in the thermal hot springs, we will make a brief hike and arrive at the highway, where a private bus will be waiting for us for our trip back to Cusco; we will be back in Cusco by sunset.

Breakfast and lunch included.

* Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.

Included / Departures

Included

Private Serv.
Transfer by bus from Cusco to Tinki yes
Profesional Guide (english speaking) yes
Cook  (In charge of meal preparation) yes
Horsemen and Horses to carry tents, food and cooking equipment yes**
Plus 1 emergency horse yes
Horses can carry your backpack for a maximun of: 8 kilos
Meals: 4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 4 dinners yes
Snacks (candies, juice, cookies & fruit) yes
2 people in each 3-person-capacity tent yes
Matress (sleeping pad) yes
Dinner tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first Aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle. yes
Tranfer from Tinki to Cusco yes

Not Included / aditionals

Service Price
Feather sleeping bag US$5 per day
Syntetic sleeping bag US$4 per day
Trekking poles rental US$5 per day
Single accommodation US$5 per day

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