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The Ausangate trek is definitely an adventure trip recommended for those who like hiking, feeling nature, the spirit of the mountains, the energy of Mother Earth. The Ausangate route offers some of the most beautiful landscapes in 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 – 4 breakfast, 4 lunch, 4 dinner, 4 tea times, 4 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 - LAGOON AUSANGATE Q'OCHA
- DAY 3: LAGOON AUSANGATE QOCHA - QAMPA
- DAY 4: Q'AMPA - PACCHANTA
- DAY 5: PACCHANTA - CUSCO
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 by beautiful landscapes and several traditional villages as Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. In Tinqui we will have lunch, after lunch we begin to walk through beautiful mountain landscapes with great views of Mount Ausangate. We 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 Arapa (4850 meters). After passing the Abra we will have lunch, after a break we’ll begin to descend the valleys, through the green lagoon Puqa Q'ocha down to the turquoise waters of Jatun Puqa Q'ocha. After this point, we’ll climb to the second pass of Apuchata (4,900 meters), overlooking the stunning lagoon Ausangate Q'ocha and its bluish turquoise waters. Here it will be our second camp.
After breakfast, we depart for the Abra Palomani (5200 meters), the highest point of the trek. After getting across the pass, we’ll descend to the point where we will have a break and have lunch. After lunch we will continue our trek enjoying the views of the snowy mountains Tres Picos and Punta Puca. We’ll go past the broad the green valley of Pampa Jutunpata till reaching Q'ampa, where we’ll spend the night.
After breakfast, we will go through the small community of Q'ampa from here we’ll ascend to the Abra Q'ampa (5,000 meters). From here we can see several open lagoons of different colors, descend to the lagoon Q'oma Q'ocha where we will have lunch. Then we head to the small town of Pacchanta. Here we can enjoy the hot springs and even take 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 want to 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 private transportation back to Cusco, arrive 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.