Price
1,225$ per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
More than 1
Travellers
1+
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This trek will take you on an unforgettable journey along the beautiful, all year round snow-capped Ausangate Mountain majestically standing at 6,372 meters/20,900 feet. You will go over soaring mountain passes, set eyes upon exquisite landscapes such as an incredible turquoise lake, and even first-hand experience typical Andean villages to gain a better understanding of their lifestyle- after all, travel is about having new eyes! Although alternative from the classic route, this trek still includes all of the same impressive views of the sacred Ausangate Mountain before swerving towards the impressive Sibinacocha Lagoon. It is then that the noise fades as you stray away from tourists and enters into an uninhabited area where one can truly become one with nature. Calling all hikers, nature and culture lovers, or those with a hunger for the alternative to this trek!

What's included

Destination
Ausangate Trek , Peru Treks Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Cusco
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in personal tents (camping)
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation
  • Walking sticks

Highlights

  • A first-hand looks into the lifestyle of small Andean communities.
  • Experiencing native creatures such as llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, flamingos, and Andean geese or ducks in their natural habitats.
  • Camping alongside the Sibinacocha Lagoon surrounded by incredible glacial mountain views and turquoise lakes.
  • Natural wonders such as the Black Lagoon situated on volcanic soil causing the lake to change between red and black.

PRICES PER PERSON (*)

  • 1 person = US$ 2,334
  • 2 people = US$ 1,225
  • 3 people = US$ 923
  • 4 people = US$ 785
  • 5 to 6 people = US$ 693
  • 7 to 8 people = US$ 611
  • More than 9 people = US$ 571

* Prices per person in US dollars.
* Price are based in sharing one tent 02 people.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Trip code ASL5D01
Travel style PRIVATE TOUR
Type of activities Hiking & Trekking, Cultural, Adventure.
Group size To suit group requirements.
Departure dates Guaranteed departures any day with one person. Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November.
Trekking grade Moderate to strenuous – this trek requires a medium level of fitness. During this trek you will be required to walk up to 5 to 8 hours in one day. Some previous experience is required. Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.
Min age 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Private tour means, the tour will run exclusively for you without strangers with private guide, vehicle and driver are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

Transportation to Pacchanta, Hike to Pachas

  • Hotel pick-up at 06:00am by private transportation. Route along the Cusco - Puerto Maldonado road, direction Tinki (3,800m/12,467ft). In the route, we will pass by the towns of Urcos, Ccatcca and Ocongate in that order.
  • After 3 hours in the car, we will finally arrive to Tinki which will then begin the 45 minute drive along an unpaved road to the trailhead Pacchanta (4,280m/14,042ft). We will then be greeted by our Arrieros (horsemen) and their noble steeds (horses).
  • The hike will begin around 10:30am with a slight ascent up the Pacchanta valley. There you will be able to watch llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat until we reach the stunning Uturunco cocha lagoon. We will then delight in a lunch in this remarkable spot surrounded by wonderful views of snow-capped mountains. Then we continue for an hour's walk and we arrive at the camp of Pachas (4,800m/15,748ft).
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2

Hike from Pachas to Quilleta

  • We start the day off right with a balanced breakfast. We will carry on for about 2 hours towards the first mountain pass called the Qampa pass (5,050m/16,568ft) from this step we will have a spectacular view of Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Maria Huamanticlla, Puca punta and Colquecruz snow-capped mountains.
  • After enjoying a panoramic view we will continue the walk down to a small hamlet called Sorapata (4,800m/15,748ft) where we will have lunch. After lunch we will continue our trek through the Qampa valley; a stunning valley in the shadow of three stunning mountain peaks; in this section we have the possibility to see vizcachas (a type of wild rabbit) if we are lucky we can see Vicuñas (South American camelids).
  • After 2 hours of hiking in the valley we will reach the second camp called Quilleta (4,750m/15,584ft) where we will spend the night.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3

Hike from Quilleta to Mormorani

  • Breakfast, we begin to ascend gradually by a ravine to Yana cocha lagoons. After a fascinating experience, you will gradually climb to the valley that leads us to the mountain pass mentioned above, Condorpaso (5,200m/17,060ft). From this pass, being the highest on the entire trek, we will not only feast our eyes upon the lovely Vilcanota mountain range and incredible Sibinacocha Lagoon (4,873m/15,988ft).
  • Immediately after, we must continue our hike for another 3 hours, crossing another mountain pass, followed by the descent into the valley surrounding the Sibinacocha Lagoon’s spring. We will then have the amazing experience of camping very near the incredible lagoon in a small hamlet called Mormorani (4,900m/16,076ft), right in the shadow of an impressive glacier that mightily stands, giving the lake the nutrients to possess such brilliant turquoise waters, even more impressive in contrast with the pure dark blue pure color of the lagoon.
  • The lagoon is also home to a wide variety of bio-diversity! We will likely be able to spot Andean Coots "Huallatas", Andean Geese, as well as Andean Ducks from our camp.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4

Hike from Mormorani to Ccascara

  • Bright and early departure early to begin our 2 hour hike along the pristine shores of the Sibinacocha Lagoon in the direction of the Yayamari community (4,900m/16,076ft). Beside the mountain possessing the same name, we will set eyes upon an impressive rocky peak which overlooks the lagoon (5,500m/18,040ft).
  • Then we will cross a flat place where we can see hundreds of llamas, alpacas, and maybe if we are lucky we can see vicuñas. We continue the walk with a gradual ascent towards to Ccascara pass (5,030m/16,503ft), which will guide us to the lagoon possessing the same name. We will set up camp at Ccascara lagoon (4,920m/16,142ft).
  • In this lovely mountain-surrounded (Montura and Chumpi) spot, we will gain new perspectives into the lives of the local, rural communities who reside there.
  • Furthermore, we may have the beautiful opportunity to spot “Huallatas” or Andean geese and possibly even flamingos!.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5

Hike from Ccascara to Phinaya - Transportation back to Cusco

  • After energizing with breakfast, we will set forth from Ccascara and begin a 3 and a half hour walk towards Phinaya community (4,700m/15,420ft) end of the trek.
  • We will travel back in time to have lunch in this simple, small Andean village including a lovely little church and only bikes and horses as means of transportation.
  • At 13:00pm, we will depart on our approximately 5 hour drive back to Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

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