Explore las montañas, lagos y pueblos más remotos de la caminata Ausangate y camine junto con llamas y alpacas hasta la fantástica Montaña Arcoíris.
The Ausangate Trek is considered one of the most impressive and remote treks in Peru. This majestic nature reserve is full of natural beauty, with crystal clear lakes, vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, vizcachas and condors. Get up close to the 20,921-foot Ausangate Mountain, the highest peak in the Cusco region. On the last day of this incredible Sacred Expeditions Peru, you will arrive atmountain seven colors , one of the most extraordinary natural wonders of
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE AUSANGATE TREK
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To reserve the Ausangate Trek, you must make an initial payment of 50 USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments or in Cusco with any credit card without
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Summary day by day of the Ausangate Trek
Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis – Hot springs.– Pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 5:00 am and drive to the town of Tinki (3776m/12388ft), where the Ausangate Trek begins. After breakfast, hike for 6 hours to the campsite near Upis hot springs (4408m/14458ft).
Day 2: The Town of Upis – Lake Pucacocha.- After breakfast, 8-hour hike to Lake Pucacocha (4,561m/14,963ft), located at the base of Mount Ausangate. During the day you will go through two mountain passes and some incredible views.
Day 3: Pucaccocha – Vicuña Pass – Yanacocha.- Wake up with a cup of coffee, enjoy the views of the lake and then start the 8 hour hike to camp; during the day you will pass the Alpaca Pass (5,100m/16,732ft) and Yanacocha Lake (4644m/15236ft).
Day 4: Lake Yanacocha – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco.- The most crucial day of the trek, you will visit two beautiful sets: The Rainbow Mountain (5009 m / 16433 ft) and the Red Valley, in the afternoon to Cusco. Return to your hotel around 6:00 pm
We will pick you up from your hotel between 5 and 6 am (depending on your location) and drive to the community of Tinki, arriving around 8:00 am. After enjoying a delicious breakfast, we will begin your Ausangate Trek with a 4- hour uphill trek to our lunch spot at the base of Ausangate Mountain, the highest peak in the Cusco region at 20,926 feet. After lunch, we will continue for an additional two hours. downhill to the community of UPIS – located at 14458 feet. Tonight we will camp near the medicinal hot springs to take your time to relax and enjoy the warm waters in the cold weather of the mountains in the afternoon.
We will wake you up with a cup of hot coffee or coca tea and leave you to enjoy the stunning sunrise in this secluded spot. Today is a relatively easy day with gradual ups and downs, so you can relax and enjoy your surroundings. As we
walk, we’ll pass a plethora of flora and fauna, including vizcachas (a small rabbit-like rodent), birds, llamas, and alpacas. Our camp is located on the shores of a beautiful lake called Pucacocha. This campground is charming with
amazing views of the lake and amazing sunsets. If you’re lucky enough to camp on a clear night, this is the perfect spot for stargazing!
We will wake you up early with a cup of hot coca coffee/tea. Today will be the most challenging but possibly the most beautiful day of the Ausangate Trek. We’ll start with a 3-hour uphill hike to the Alpaca Pass (16,732 feet), enjoying stunning views of the highlands, crystal clear blue lakes, and Andean mountains along the way. From the top, we will descend to the Chillca Valley, where a delicious lunch will be waiting for you. Chillca is a beautiful and traditional village, with thatched houses and locals in typical costumes. From Chillca, we will walk uphill for two hours to the Vicuña Pass, at 17,388 feet. Once at the top, you can take some time to rest and enjoy its majestic surroundings while making your tour. The guide performs an ancient ritual of offering to this sacred mountain. Then we will continue for another 2 hours to Lake Yanacocha, where we will spend the second night camping next to the beautiful lake. Tonight you will have a second chance to look at the stars.
The last day of the Ausangate Trek begins with a 3-hour ascent to Vinicunca Mountain (16,466 ft/5,020 m). Along the way, we will observe llamas and alpacas, traditional houses and breathtaking landscapes of Ausangate Mountain (6398m / 20991ft). Mountain seven colors (or Vinicunca) is located in the Southern Region of Cusco. This spectacular place will impress even the most demanding hikers. The high altitude allows for some of the most incredible views of the region, and here you feel completely detached from modern civilization. The colorful mountain is considered one of the most beautiful day hikes in the world. Upon reaching the top and taking some time to explore and enjoy this extraordinary place, we will begin to descend again. We will take a break for lunch before taking our private bus back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel around 6 pm.
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