AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS
Ausangate trek 5 Days
Ausangate Trek 5 Days offers you a real taste of the Andean life, as you will find and see modest communities where natives still speak the Inca language (Qhechua) and where traditional methods of life are still used. Also you will see hundreds and hundreds of alpacas So if you are wishing to do a genuine Peruvian trek out of the beaten track then this is the right excursion for you.
Our new itinerary avoids many of the areas that are becoming crowded with other trekkers.
AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS ITINERARY
Day 1: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinqui – Upis
We leave Cusco at 06:00 am by private van to the village of Urcos. Driving we pass the district of Urcus until you reach Tinqui Ocongate. We will start our expedition out of the village of Quinsapucyu and will arrive at Upis Huarmisaya, hiking with sensational views including the spectacular Mount Ausangate and meeting local farmers wearing their costumes. Once, we get the campsite we have our lunch ready prepared by our chef. And in the afternoon we have free time to rest at the campsite.
Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha- Ananta
Early wakeup call at 5:00 am with coca tea brought to your tent. After that, we pack up our belongings, eat breakfast and start hiking up to Arapa pass, which is uphill to 4958 m, then a slight decline to our lunch spot near Lake Pucacocha. After having the delicious food we keep walking uphill get the second pass called Pucacocha pass(5000m) then we will go downhill another couple hours to our campsite called Ananta. Along the way, we will appreciate different glacier peaks, rivers, small lakes, alpacas, local herders, and llamas, of course, you will always be with your guide who will explain the area to you. We will remain overnight at Chillca.
Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Cocha
You will be awakened at 5:00 am with coca tea. After our nutritious breakfast, we pack up, enjoy breakfast then start to hike up to Surini pass, which is 5051m. from where you enjoy colorful mountains around you. Then we go downhill to the circle lake then continue walking Peruvian flat until to get Rainbow Mountain, where we will enjoy the amazing colorful mountains and its surrounding. then come back to Ananta where we have lunch. After eating we go through Peruvian flat until to get our campsite called Ausangate Cocha where we have our dinner.
Day 4: Ausangate Cocha – Quinsacocha – Jampa
After our delicious breakfast, we begin hiking up to the highest point of the Ausangate trail of our trip at 5300m called Palomani Pass. Therefore, you are going to feel like you are in heaven, higher than all the other hikes in all region Cusco. You will appreciate the great canyons and valleys of the Andes, but be aware because some Condors might be flying nearby. Once you get the summit, you will be right at the bottom of the Ausangate Mountain which is considered to be the protector by the locals.
Along the way, we will appreciate different glacier peaks, bubbling streams, rivers, small lakes, chinchillas, alpacas, local herders, and llamas. We will then walk up and down and arrive at our campsite called CJAMPA(the coldest campsite).
Day 5: Jampa – Pacchanta – Cusco
Today we cross the last pass, we begin hiking uphill for about 3 hours in order to get to the last pass at 4900m. From here we can appreciate some more glacier peaks and lakes and then we will descend to our lunch spot called PACCHANTA where our cook and porters are going to make our last supper.
There is a nice natural hot springs here in the middle of the mountain. So, after 4 days of hiking you will love to take a bath in the hot springs and might enjoy some beer. Therefore. you will have a chance to buy some handmade handicrafts from local people. After we say goodbye to our horseman and cook, we will get our private van and drive back for 3 hours back to Cusco. Finally, we bring you back to your hotel.