Ausangate Trek 6 days in Peru: The Tour of Ausangate trek is an excellent loop hike that traveler is offered as a spectacular mountain landscape, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas , picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Andean communities. It is moderately challenging hike with some fairly high number of steps and often very icy night in Ausangate trek in Peru.
This beautiful six-day trek starts and ends in the small Andean village of Tinqui and leads to very high places around Mountain Trekking Ausangate and over three high passes (two of them over 4800 meters). The peak of Ausangate is considered by locals as a sacred Apu and is the most powerful of pilgrimage for the descendants of today Quechua central point. This hike can also be combined with the famous festival of Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun in Cusco tour or festival of the winter solstice in the snowy mountains Qoyllority in front of Ausangate trek in Peru.
Tour Description Day
AUSANGATE TREK PERU 6 days / 5 nights:
TOURS DAY 1:
TOUR CUSCO – TINQUI – UPIS:
Early morning departure from Cusco tour (6:30 a.m.) and go for the Cusco – Puerto Maldonado highway toward Tinqui (4000 m). On the way we passed the village of Urcos, where you can visit a beautiful lake, and continue along Cattca a town dedicated to agriculture and livestock. Also pass through Ocongate, the capital district, and only half an hour away up to Tinqui, a village in the high plateau, east of Cusco where we started our hike. We follow a wide path and climb gently to the northwest side of the mountain Auzangate. We passed fields and scattered villages, and later in the day we begin to see llamas and alpacas. In Apis camped 4435m where we are surrounded by snow-capped mountains. 6 hours to walk in acclimatization hike. There Upis hot springs where we can enjoy a swim at the end of the day for the trek Ausangate in Peru.
TOURS DAY 2:
AUSANGATE TREK – UPIS – JATUN PUCACOCHA:
After breakfast today we will go to our first step, we take three hours to get to step Arapa 4757 meters. Since the passage of Arapa begin to descend through arid hillsides and arid soil and then see desert vegetation change very abruptly the landscape and observe a valley of beautiful lakes in many colors like deep green blue glaciers and waterfalls. We camped on the banks of Laguna Lake 4585m Pucacocha Khatun found on the bottom of one of the glaciers of Ausangate trek.
TOURS DAY 3:
TOUR JATUN PUCACOCHA A HUCHUY FINAYA – PAMPACANCHA:
Today is a beautiful day to wake up and enjoy a beautiful view of the Nevado de Ausangate. Then leave the camp and climb steadily to 4850 m Apachata Pass. We walk down to the lake Ausangatecocha formed by the glacier. From the lake begin to climb the slopes of Nevado de Ausangate to reach the highest point of this trek, passing Palomani 5200 meters. From the slope of this mountain there are extensive views of the peaks of the Cordillera Vilcanota. Descend for a couple of hours to the valley and continue so until the next camp near the remote village of Pampacancha 4500 m.
TOURS DAY 4:
TOUR HUCHUY FINAYA A QOMERCOCHA / LAGUNAS TICLLACOCHA:
We continue to Qámpamayo River Gorge to the small village of stone houses in Qampa 4650 m. Towards Qampa the valley opens and the most spectacular peak of Nevado Tres Picos, Qinsapunta “three mountain peaks” of 6093 meters. Jampa we continue to rise, then the trail begins to climb steeply to our highest point of the camp near lakes Lagunas Ticllacocha 4800 m.
TOURS DAY 5:
EXCURSION TO LAGUNA Qomercocha PACCHANTA:
Then after breakfast and have stayed around the lagoons Ticllacocha comezaremos up for 2 hours to the last step of Qampa 4950 meters. Which is surrounded by huge glaciers, mountains and glacial lakes. We went down to the village of Pacchanta 4250 meters. We camped near the puebloado and we can enjoy the hot springs here.
TOURS DAY 6:
EXCURSION PACCHANTA A TOUR CUSCO:
Having spent our last night near the Ausangate and we will go very easily for 4 hours walking through open fields allows us to appreciate some viewpoints of Ausangate, then returning to continue Tinqui village, where we met our transport back to Cusco. We will be in Cusco at around 4 or 5 pm.
The tour includes Ausangate Trek Peru 6 days:
- Private transport 4×4 Tinqui (day 1) and return to Cusco (day 6)
- Horses to carry camping equipment, food, fuel
- Kitchen equipment and belongings of passengers (8 kg per person)
- The 15 meals during the trip (5 lunches / 5 dinners / 5desayunos)
- Bilingual professional guide.
- Cook, assistant drovers
- Equipment tents for 2 people and the mattress are provided
- Dining Tent
- Boiled water is provided during the trek.
- Entrance to the Hot Springs
- Sleeping bag.
We recommend bringing the following personal equipment ausangate trek in Peru:
Hiking boots (preferably waterproof with ankle protectors)
Sun hat or cap
Waterproof (or plastic poncho).
You should bring appropriate clothing for sunny days
Also, depending on your interest in photography carry a camera or camcorder, binoculars, sunglasses, compass. All teams must have a light to moderate weight.
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Important for the trip to Ausangate trek in Peru:
The night before your trip will be some indications (briefing) in your hotel, time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco. If you are interested in this tour or have questions about it.