Ausangate Trek 6 Days, A minimum of 2 people is required for the Ausangate trek.
The snowfall of Ausangate is (6,398 m.s.m.), considered one of the most beautiful blizzards in the Andes. The mobility trip is 04 hours from Cusco to Tinqui (3,900 m.s.m.), it is an excellent combination, due to the change in temperature at such a high ecological level of constant irregularity.
Ausangate comes from picturesque mountains, glaciers, lagoons, rivers, etc. The hospitality of its people maintains and preserves the knowledge of respect for nature, from the mountains to its agricultural lands, which is the way of life of the peasant experience. This is the place of camelids like Vicuna, Alpaca and Llama; Appreciated for the good quality of wool and meat. ausangate
Note: We will go up to 5,200 meters above sea level. with a combination of extreme weather conditions. This walk can vary from medium to difficult level. We always recommend being in good shape, acclimatizing and being healthy. ausangate rainbow mountain.
|Duration: 6 Days||Altitude: 3,900 – 4,900 m.a.s.l.||Acomodation: Hotel|
|Difficulty: Low||Season: All year|
DAY 1: CUSCO – URCOS – TINQUI
In the morning, we take our transport to the city of Tinqui. Along the way, we observe small towns where we take advantage of the knowledge of Andean customs and traditions. On the outskirts of the Catca Valley, it’s time to enjoy the picnic. We continue to the town of Tinqui (3,900 m.a.s.l.), where we spend the night camping.
Cold weather; The shipping time is 05h00min Hrs.
DAY 2: TINQUI – UPIS
We started the day by walking to the community of Upis (4,400 m.s.s.m.). On the way, we will have the possibility to visit some families, where they show us the high quality of fabrics designed to honor nature and Andean symbols.
Upis is our camp, with the possibility of having fun in the thermal baths. The climate is cold in this area.
The walking time is 06h00min Hrs. Approximately.
DAY 3: UPIS – PAS ARAPA – YANA COCHA – EXTREME AUSANGATE PASS – AUSANGATE LAGOON
After breakfast, we begin the morning ascent to the first pass known as Arapa (4,800 m.s.m.i.), then the depth of Yana cocha (4500 m.s.m.), where we have our picnic. We continue climbing the Extreme Pass of Ausangate (4,850 m.s.m.) and finally we reach the edge of Ausangate (4,650 m.s.m.) to our camp. The climate is cold in this area.
The walking time is 07h00min Hrs. Approximately.
DAY 4: LAGUNA AUSANGATE – PASO PALOMANI – JAMPA
It is the most arduous and, at the same time, perhaps the most 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 go down to the valley of the pampas of Finaya and then our camp is Jampa (4,700 m.s.s.m.).
The walking time is 08h00min hrs. about.
DAY 5: JAMPA – CAMPA PASO – PACCHANTA
The presence of another imposing climb is the Campa pass (5100 m.s.s.l.); then, between numerous lagoons, we go to Pacchanta (4,350 m.s.m.), the night of our camp. Pachanta is where we take thermal baths and enjoy a great dinner typical of the region.
The walking time is 06h00min Hrs. Approximately.
DAY 6: PACCHANTA – TINQUI – CUSCO
After breakfast, we start the walk to the city of Tinqui (3850 m.a.s.l.), where we take our transport to the city of Cusco (3.350 m.s.n.m.).
The walking time is 03h00min Hrs. Approximately.
AWARENESS / SOCIAL PROPERTY WORK
Through consciousness; The Ausangate community is one of the places where poverty has affected all families who live mainly from agriculture, with their own traditions and customs. So the initiative of a small group of farmers and our part; We feel a commitment to support the works of social good.
These voluntary donations can be very useful, such as clothing that is no longer used, notebooks, or pens. These details will be highly appreciated and grateful to the peasant family. ausangate rainbow mountains, Ausangate trek.
- Transportation from the hotel to the city of Tinqui (public transportation to and from the city by car, minimum 2 passengers)
- Transportation from Tinqui to Cusco
- Entrance to Ausangate Park
- Bilingual professional guide
- 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
- Crushers and mules, for all our clients of camping equipment and personal equipment
- Emergency horse (from 02 passengers)
- First aid kit, oxygen and ropes
TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE
- Breakfast on the 1st day
- Sleeping bag (if you don’t have this, we offer you)
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BRING?
Backpack, sleeping bag, warm and cold weather clothing such as a waterproof jacket, wool, trekking pants and shoes, polo shirts, rain poncho, hat, scarf, sunscreen and alcohol gel sanitizer. Bottle of water and purifying tablet.
Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), flashlight and batteries. Small snack selected as a bar of chocolates and nuts. Original passport and extra money in soles. mountains in peru, manchu picchu trek.
We guarantee departure to Ausangate for 06 days in a group (SIC), with a minimum of 02 passengers. Therefore, the departure from Cusco to Tinqui is by public transport and the return from Tinqui to Cusco is done by private mobility. Request more information about Ausangate 06 days. peru hikers, peru mountain ranges.
- 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.
The trip in mobility is 04 hours from Cusco to Tinqui (3,900 m.s.m.), it is an excellent combination, due to the change in temperature at such a high ecological level of constant irregularity.
Note: We will go up to 5,200 meters above sea level. with a combination of extreme weather conditions. This walk can vary from a medium to difficult level. We always recommend being in good shape, acclimatizing and being healthy.
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.
ENTRADAS A AUSANGATE
The journey to Ausangate includes transit through several communities and these communities are in charge of maintaining the route, as well as offering camping services, bathrooms and even night guards, and which are included in our price.
- Andamayo Community: Passing through its territory S /. 10.00 per person
- Upis Community: Camp and passage of its territory S /. 10.00 per person
- Huayna Ausangate Community: Puca Cocha S/. 10.00 per person
- Chillca Community: camping and passage of its territory S /. 10.00 per person
- Pampa Chiri Community: Visit the mountain of 7 colors S /. 10.00 per person
- Chilliwani Community: Visit Red Valley S/. 10.00 per person
- Water and/or thermal baths: 10.00 per person
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 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@example.com, you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
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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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