Ausangate Trek 5 Days, A minimum of 02 people is required for the group tour in Ausangate. A walk through the Cordillera do Vilcanota that literally “breathes deeply”, on a route called “Caminho del Apu Ausangate (6398 masl)”, near the highest sacred mountain in the Cusco region. The “Apu” is the carrier of life and the guardian of one of the most primitive ecosystems in the world. ausangate
The shepherds of the community of Chillca are the owners of the llamas and horses that will accompany us on our walk and, at the same time, will carry our luggage and logistics equipment. They will proudly share with us their land and inspiring world.
On some nights, they sing their authentic traditional music, which is performed in the “tambos” by members of the community. ausangate rainbow mountain, ausangate rainbow mountains.
|Duration: 5 Days||Altitude: 3.900 – 4.900 ma.s.l.||Acomodation: Hotel|
|Difficulty: Low||Season: All year|
DAY 1: CUSCO – URCOS – TINQUI – UPIS
At 05:30, we take our vehicle to the city of Tinqui. Along the way, we will observe small communities (each with its own customs and traditions). Tinqui (3,900 m.s.m.), is where our team of transporters awaits us to begin the walk.
On the way, we have the possibility to visit some Andean families and observe the camelids (llamas and alpacas) at more than 4,000 m.s.s.l. High. Upis (4,400 m.s.m.) is the site of our camp. The climate is cold in this area.
The transportation time is 03h00min Hrs. Walking time is 06:00 Hrs. Approximately.
DAY 2: UPIS – PAS ARAPA – YANA COCHA – EXTREME STEP AUSANGATE – LAGUNA AUSANGATE
After breakfast, we start a climb in the morning to the first pass known as Arapa (4,800 m.a.s.l.), then the depth of the Yana cocha (4,500 m.s.n.m), where we have our picnic.
We continue the ascent to the Pass called Ausangate End (4,850 m.s.m.) and finally we reach the edge of Ausangate (4650 m.s.m.), it is the site of our camp. The climate is cold in this area. The walking time is 07h00min hrs. about.
DAY 3: LAGUNA AUSANGATE – PASO PALOMANI – JAMPA
It is the most arduous and, at the same time, the most beautiful and beautiful for the ascent to the highest step of this expedition; Palomani (5,200 m.s.m.), where the view is so close to the mountains and glaciers of Ausangate. We descend to the valley of the pampas of Finaya and our camp will be in Jampa (4,700 m.s.m.). The walking time is 08h00min hrs. about.
DAY 4: JAMPA – CAMPA PASO – PACCHANTA
The other imposing presence of the climb is the Campa pass (5,100 m.s.m.) then, between numerous lagoons, we go to Pacchanta (4,350 m.s.m.), the night of our camp will be at. Pachanta is where we take thermal baths and enjoy a great dinner typical of the region. The walking time is approximately 06h00min Hrs.
DAY 5: PACCHANTA – TINQUI – CUSCO
After breakfast, we start the walk to the city of Tinqui (0.3850 m.s.m.), where we take our transport to the city of Cusco (3.350 m.s.m.). The walking time is 03h00min Hrs. Approximately. ausangate trek, tallest mountain in peru.
- Hotel transport to the city of Tinqui
- Transportation from Tinqui to Cusco
- Entrance to Ausangate Park
- Professional guide English / Spanish (request language)
- High quality camping equipment (professional tent, Doite Top 4 model, extra light / 4.5 kg wide for 2 passengers. Mats, dining tent with table and chairs, sanitary tent)
- Meals during the tour (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / vegetarian option)
- Kitchen and cooking equipment
- Horses and mules, for all our staff and camping equipment
- Emergency horse
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Breakfast on the 1st day
- Sleeping bag (if you don’t have this, we offer you)
- All rates are in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
- The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
- All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
- Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
- DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
- Children over 11 years old considered adults.
- Minors must travel with an identity document.
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.
What does Ausangate mean?
Ausangate means “copper” in Quechua, although throughout history Ausangate has been called in different ways, such as The Roof of the Inca Capital or Vinicunca (“hill of colors”). Today it is known as Montaña Arco Iris (Rainbow Mountain), Cerro Colorado or Montaña de los 7 Colores.
Ausangate is located in the Vilcanota mountain range, in the eastern part of the Andes mountain range. The top of the Ausangate mountain is located at an altitude of about 6,400 meters, but it is not necessary to go there to admire the beauty of this mountain of colors, from the pure white of the snow to the bright red of its land, the green of its prairies or the blue of the waters that surround it.
Likewise, Ausangate is located 100 kilometers southeast of the city of Cusco, an essential place on any trip to Peru (Peru trek) next to Machu Picchu.
Ausangate is a difficult mountain to climb due to its profile and ice sheets, but it is an excellent option for trekking, whether it is a 4-day, 5-day and/or 6-day Ausagante trek. During our tour we will be able to observe beautiful landscapes. We will appreciate from its surroundings the sunrises and sunsets, which is an indescribable spectacle, as well as appreciate its turquoise lagoons that seem like enormous mirrors of the sky.
Not to mention adventure sports, especially trekking and glacier climbing. Live and enjoy all these experiences.
HOW TO GET TO AUSANGATE?
It is necessary to take a public bus from Cusco to Tinki. The terminal of these buses is located 10 minutes (by taxi) from the fence of the city of Cusco.
Make sure that the destination of the bus is Ocongate, which is a larger town than Tinki and is also located before reaching Tinki. Check that the bus will continue to Tinki. Travel time by bus is approximately 4 hours on the road that leads to Puerto Maldonado.
Tinki is located at about 3,575 meters and accommodation and restaurants are scarce. We recommend leaving Cusco at 5 a.m. and start the walk the same day to the first camp called Upis.
CLIMATE OF AUSANGATE
Due to the geographical conditions of the Andes, the weather here can be, and almost always is, unpredictable and the route of the Ausangate Trek includes a temperature oscillation between 10-20º C during the day if it is sunny, up to 05-10º during the day if it is not sunny.
On the other hand, the temperature drops significantly in the afternoon and especially at night, reaching -10 ° C or even lower in the dry season. That is why warm clothing is required for this hike.
BEST TIME TO DO THE AUSANGATE TREK
The best season to do the trek through the Ausangate region is from April to November (dry months).
The months of January and February are the worst to set out on this adventure. Due to the constant rains, hail and electrical storms are also common and even become much more intense, increasing the chances that the experience will be unsuccessful.
Keep in mind that you can do the route to Ausangate at any time of the year, taking precautions.
On our journey to Ausangate we will be able to visit the 7 lagoons – Pacchanta.
The Ausangate snow-capped mountain belongs to the Vilcanota Mountain Range, a characteristic geography of colorful mountains and pure water lagoons. Perhaps the most famous attraction of the place is the Vinicunca, the 7-color mountain. The waters of the Ausangate mountain feed the lagoons that are distributed around it
Although it is known in the City of Cusco there are infinite options of tourist destinations to enjoy our next trip in 2021, and the tour to the 7 lagoons of Ausangate is a highly recommended option.
Did you know that you can also do Via Pacchanta, the 7 lagoons in a single day?
Yes, due to the fact that this route is the shortest, the goal is to reach the Pacchanta community at 4,300 masl. Place where the walk begins, until we reach the chasm around it we will find the 7 lagoons of Ausangate, a tour out of the ordinary and with the best travel postcards that you will find in Cusco.
In this amazing destination we will do adventure tourism, nature or trekking, while we tour the surroundings of the majestic Ausangate snow-capped mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.
Aguas – thermal baths of Pacchanta
Visit to the 7 Ausangate lagoons there is the option to also visit the Pacchanta hot springs. In general, this visit is given after the tour and having seen the lagoons, animals, plants, and other landscapes. It is exactly what the body needs after a long walk, and even more so when you feel a little tired, try the thermo-medicinal waters. It is a perfect place of rest and relaxation for anyone who needs it. One more option before returning to Cusco.
Why are the 7 lagoons of Ausangate turquoise?
Some of these Lagoons have a turquoise green tone in color, that is what makes them attractive, because the water coming down from the snow-capped mountains also brings with it pulverized minerals and finally ends up swimming in the water, without submerging at the base of the lagoon. In this way, on days when it is sunny, the effect of the coloring can be better appreciated.
Name of the 7 Lagoons of Ausangate Cusco
- Cocha Blue Lagoon
- Oq´ecocha Lagoon
- Alqacocha Lagoon
- Otorongo Lagoon
- Puca Cocha Lagoon
- Q´omercocha Lagoon
- Morococha Lagoon
How is the Road to the 7 Ausangate Lagoons Cusco?
For a 1-day excursion through the 7 Ausangate lagoons, the path is well signposted so that it will be easy for those traveling on their own to find their way around. In addition, there are some stalls along the route, where some women sell water, coca leaves and other candies, but they also take the opportunity to sell their handicrafts such as alpaca scarves. They are found in more than one place. To do the two-day route or even the complete Ausangate route, it is necessary to have a good map guide or a travel agency.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
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HOW TO BOOK THE TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Cusco, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts.
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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