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The Ausangate trek Circuit is definitely an adventure route recommended for those who like hiking, feel nature, the spirit of the mountains, and the energy of Mother Earth. The Ausangate circuit offers some of the most beautiful landscapes of Cusco, with varied wildlife, glaciers and Andean lagoons.
Ausangate Trek is also one of the most difficult hikes in the region. The most important thing about this trip is that you’ll get to see the real PERU, the Andes and its people in their traditional dress, their customs that persist till today.
Starting Altitude – 3350 meters / 10990 feet.
Highest Altitude – 5200m / 17,056ft.
Meals – 5 breakfast, 5 lunch, 5 dinner, 5 tea times, 5 wake up tea
- Overall Difficulty - Moderate - Challenging
- STARTING POINT: - Cusco at your hotel
Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru; its maximum altitude is 6,372 meters.
The hike up the mountain of Ausangate is considered adventure tourism. The road presents rock formations at a height of over 5000 meters covered by ice tongues.
The waters of the snowmelt flowing westward give origin to the Vilcanota River, which subsequently flows into the Amazon River and ends up in the Atlantic Ocean.
Its eastern slopes feed several small rivers that culminate in the Inambari River and to the south it drains its waters into Titicaca Lake with the river Azángaro.
The temperature in the day is between 11 and 13 degrees Celsius and at night it drops to 4-10 degrees Celsius in June and July.
- DAY 1: CUSCO - TINQUI – UPIS
- DAY 2: UPIS - JATUN PUCACOCHA
- DAY 3: JATUN PUCACOCHA - PAMPA CANCHA
- DAY 4: PAMPACANCHA - LAGUNA TICLLACOCHA
- DAY 5: LAGOON TICLLACOCHA - PACCHANTA
- DAY 6: PACCHANTA - CUSCO
On this first day we’ll leave Cusco very early for our three-hour trip in a private vehicle to the small village of Tinqui (3,800 meters). We will go past beautiful landscapes and several traditional villages such as Urcos, Cattca and Ocongate. In Tinqui we will have lunch, after lunch we’ll begin to walk through beautiful mountainous landscapes with great views of Mount Ausangate. We’ll walk for an average of 4 hours to reach the hot springs in Upis (4400 meters). In this place we will have dinner and spend the night.
After breakfast, we head to the first pass called the Abra of Arapa (4850 meters). After going by this pass we will have lunch, after a break we’ll begin to descend through the valleys, through the green lagoon Puqa Q'ocha down to the turquoise waters of Jatun Puqa Q'ocha (4585msnm) which is found in the lower part of one of the glaciers of Ausangate, in this place we will have dinner and set up our second camp for the night.
This day will be wonderful; you will enjoy a beautiful view of Ausangate. After breakfast, we start our hike up to the Pass of Apachata (4850msnm). Then we’ll go down to the lake Ausangate cocha, here we’ll have lunch. After lunch we will start to climb the slopes of the Snow-capped Mountain Ausangate to reach the highest point of our journey, the Pass of Palomani (5200 m). We’ll descend for a couple of hours to the next camp near the remote town of Pampa cancha (4500 m) where we’ll spend the night.
After breakfast we’ll continue our trek to the river Qampa Mayo from this place we head to the small town of Qampa (4650 m). From Qampa we can appreciate the snowy mount Tres Picos (three peaks) or Qinsapunta (6093 m). From there we’ll head to Lagoon Ticllacocha (4800 m) where we’ll set our camp and spend the night.
After breakfast, we begin to ascend for 2 hours to get across the last Pass Q'ampa (5,000 meters). From this Abra we can see several lagoons of different colors; we’ll descend to the lagoon Q'oma Q'ocha where we will have lunch. Then we head to the small town of Pacchanta. In this place we can enjoy the hot springs and even have a well-deserved beer, we’ll set up a camp near Pacchanta and will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean village. If you wish you’ll have the option of staying in a basic hostel tonight.
After breakfast, we will have three hours to walk back to Tinqui, where we will have time to explore this traditional Andean village before taking the private transportation back to Cusco, we’ll be arriving in Cusco at approximately 6:00 pm.
Remember that!!! This walk leaves every day of the year.
“This trek is available every day provided we have a minimum of 2 hikers”
We know that time is very important for you and you want to make the most of it. That is why punctuality is one of our most important values.
From the moment you have contact with us, we will try to provide a personalized service according to your travel requirements.
It is our priority to have the very best guides with a wide knowledge of the history and culture of our destinations and of the wild activities we offer.
The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail, all our presentations are buffet.
Our transportation is private for all our treks and tours, and our camps are strategically located so you can enjoy your hikes.
we bet on an offer nature tourism and cultural, based on a commitment to social and environmental responsibility.