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Ausangate- Sibinacocha Cusco 6d/5n

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Itinerary

Private Service

DAY 1: CUSCO – TINQUI

We will go east from Cusco over a high pass to the traditional highland Ocongate town. Just beoy the town is TInqui, the trailhead of the Vilcanota Range, at 3800 m/12464 ft above sea level.

With llamas carrying the camping gear and personal equipment, we will steadily climb through rolling hills filled with herds of llamas and alpaca. The snows of the Ausangate snowcap (6374 m/20906 ft above sea level) dominate the skyline, which is directly ahead of us. We will eat lunch by the hot springs at the hamlet of Pacchanta, and then continue to climb up to the campsite in a pasture by Qomercocha Lake (4570 m/15000 ft above sea level).
L / D

DAY 2: PACCHASPATA

We will hike past glacial tarns and isolated shepherd huts towards the magnificent Pacchaspata pass (5050 m/16560 ft above sea level). The trail follows a moraine above a glacier that flows down to the snow-covered peaks east of our route. On most treks we see herds of vicunas (the wild, graceful relative of the llama) amid the rugged screen and glacial ice. We will then hike beneath the towering west face of the Jatunjampa peaks. Continuing down the valley, a new vista opens up of the south face of the Ausangate snowcap. We will continue down to the gentle valley and then turn up a side valley to camp near Hacienda Quilleta (about 4400 m/14430 ft above sea level) below Condor Pass.
B / L / D

DAY 3: SIBINACOCHA

We will steadily hike up to reach the summit of the Condor pass at 5100 m/16728 ft above sea level. WE will traverse a plateau until we reach the head of Sibinacocha lake, a glacial lake 15 km in length and 2 km in width. We may see some flamingos on the shore. Save for the occasional shepherd’s hut, there is no sign of population in this vast valley.
B/L/D

DAY 4 : CCASCAMACOCHA

We will hike around the head of the lake and work our way eastward into another valley of even more sublime beauty. Our destination is Ccascamacocha, a smaller lake with a fascinating population of high altitude Andean birds. We will observe giant coots, which build up piles of mud in the shallow waters to make their nests, huallatas (Andean geese), ducks, and more flamingos. Several Quechua families have permanent homes by the lakeshore where they tend enormous herds of alpacas.
B /L / D

DAY 5 : YAYAMARY

The highlight of the trek is today’s optional scramble up Cerro Yayamari, a 5500 m.a.s.l. snow-covered peak in the center of this breathtaking panorama of lakes and glaciated summits.
B / L / D

DAY 6: YAYAMARY – CUSCO

Today we will hike out to the southern end of Sibinacocha, the terminus of a new road, where our vehicle awaits. After we load up, we will return to Cusco and to our hotels.
B

PRIVATE SERVICE

  • Group Size: Depends on the client
  • Fixed departures: Depends on the client

Includes

INCLUDES:

  • Transportation in and out: Cusco – Tinki – Cusco (private bus)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide; 2 guides for groups over 12 people
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 7 kilos/ 13 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts/5 Lunches/5 Dinners/Snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents ( 2 people in each 3-person-capacity ), Therm-a-rest sleeping pad, dinner tent, special biodegradable bathroom tent, kitchen tent, shower tent,
  • tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle

DOESN’T INCLUDE:

  • Breakfast the 1st day, usually hotels offer this service
  • Sleeping bag

EXTRAS:

  • US$35  Sleeping bag rental(-10°C) for the whole trek:
  • US$25 single accommodation

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