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Ausangate Trek 6 Days – Cusco

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Physical Level:
Hard
Highest Altitude:
6,384 m
Recommended Seasson:
March to Octobre
Tour Type:
Hiking Tour
Trip Length:
6 days
Group Size:
6 to 15
Price From:
$ 659.00 USD

Ausangate Trek 6 Days – Cusco


Mount Ausangate and nearby lagoons, such as Sibinacocha, were important in Inca mythology; these lagoons were once frozen and, due to global warming, the water was diluted until it reached the Amazon.


Overview

  • Day 01 : Cusco – Tinki.
  • Day 02 : Tinki – Upis.
  • Day 03 : Upis – Pukacocha.
  • Day 04: Pukacocha – Qampa.
  • Day 05 : Qampa – Qomercocha – Pachaspata.

Trip Details

  • Name of the excursion: Ausangate Trek 6 days.
  • Adventure Rating: Very Strenuous (5/5).
  • Duration of the excursion: 6 days/5 nights.
  • Location/Terrain: Glaciated and snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, multiple high passes, rocky terrain.
  • Lodging: 5 nights camping along the Ausangate Trek.
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2 or 3 days in Cusco before embarking on the Ausangate 6 Days trekking.
  • Activities: Hiking / Trekking, Camping, Archeology, and Cultural Adventures.
  • Altitude: 3700m/12,139ft to 5135m/16,850ft.
  • Customizable: Yes. Private, customized, add-ons available.

Highlights

The Ausangate Trek 6 days is a very special alternative as we will have the opportunity to appreciate the spectacular snow-capped “Apus” of Ausangate (6,372m/20900ft altitude), as well as breathtaking mountain scenery, authentic local Andean villages, relaxing hot springs and turquoise lagoons.

This trek continues to offer the most spectacular views of this sacred Andean mountain before reaching the impressive Sibinacocha lagoon, leaving the crowds of tourists behind and entering an almost natural area where you can truly commune with nature.

This Ausangate Trek ends in Phinaya, a small and remote local community with only horses and bicycles as means of transportation. An unforgettable route for mountain trekking lovers, or for those who are looking for something different and away from the increasingly popular and traditional Ausangate trek


Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco - Tinki

We will leave your hotel in private transportation to begin our adventure to the village of Tinki (4,000 masl) taking the southern route from the city of Cusco, passing through the district of Urcos.

We will arrive at the community of Muñapata (3,188 m.); from here, we will ascend the road to Puerto Maldonado. We will cross mountains and enjoy a landscape surrounded by beautiful mountains and snow-capped peaks, and a spectacular view of the city of Cusco.

Along the way, we will have a glimpse of local communities, where people still preserve their traditional dress and traditions inherited from their ancestors, such as the Local Community of Ccatca (3,700 m). Continuing the trip we will pass through villages, where people still preserve their traditional dress and the customs of their ancestors. Finally we will arrive at Tinki, where we will camp, having witnessed unforgettable views of the Vilcanota mountain range during this stretch.

  • Travel time: 2 to 3 hours.
  • Minimum altitude: 3150 masl.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4000 masl.
  • Camp altitude: 4000 masl.
Day 2

Tinki – Upis

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our hike to Upis camp (4,400 masl).
During we will have a view of the ecological site of Quinsapucyu and the mountain of Warmisaya, until we reach the Upis camp where we will have lunch, tour the area, the mystique of its thermal lagoons and the uniqueness of its glaciers.
All this environment surrounds the Apu Ausangate.

  • Hiking hours: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Minimum altitude: 4000 masl.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4400 masl.
  • Camp altitude: 4400 masl.
Day 3

Upis - Pukacocha

At dawn, after breakfast, we will begin our hike and ascend through a ravine covered with rocks, mosses and lichens until we reach the Arapa Pass (4,958 m), from where we will observe the stone forest, and at the top the Nevado de Ausangate and the chain of mountains that accompany it.

In the afternoon we will make a descent until we reach our camping area near the Pukacocha lagoon (4,510 m), which is an attractive water reservoir for irrigation, next to the Blanco bridge; its builders have called it “nocturnal”.

  • Hiking hours: 7 to 8 hours.
  • Minimum altitude: 4400 masl.
  • Maximum altitude: 4958 meters above sea level.
  • Campsite altitude: 4510 masl.
Day 4

Pukacocha - Qampa

After enjoying a delicious breakfast we will ascend to the pass called Apacheta (4855m) an area full of natural vegetation. Then we will make a descent to have lunch near the other lake called Ausangate Cocha (4680m).

After lunch and a short rest, we will make an ascent to the third pass. This is the highest of our entire trip and is called Abra de Palomani (5200m). Here we will be able to observe gigantic snow-capped mountains. Then we will descend to the area of Pampacancha (4,500m) from where we will observe more clearly and in all its magnitude the snow-capped Ausangate and the Vilcanota mountain range.

In the afternoon, we will head to our campsite in the Qampa valley (4,650 m). In this place, the fauna is varied with condors, chinchillas, and herds of vicuñas that walk quietly.

  • Hiking hours: 9 to 10 hours.
  • Hiking hours: 9 to 10 hours.
  • Maximum altitude: 4855 masl.
  • Camp altitude: 4650 masl.
Day 5

Qampa - Qomercocha - Pachaspata

We will start the day with a delicious breakfast, we will hike observing the beautiful glaciers that belong to the snowy Qolque Cruz, all these parts of beautiful landscapes that we can enjoy.

This last pass is covered by small stone towers built by the villagers called “apachetas”. When we descend we will make our camp on the shores of the “green lake” Qomercocha (4,580 m), considered by the Andean priests as a place with a lot of energy.

  • Hiking hours: 7 to 8 hours.
  • Hiking hours: 9 to 10 hours.
  • Maximum altitude: 4855 masl.
  • Camp altitude: 4580 masl.
Day 6

Pachaspata - Pacchanta

After enjoying breakfast, we will begin our hike visiting more lagoons that shine due to their crystalline waters and beautiful vegetation that accompanies them.

Continuing our hike we will visit meadows and meet several villagers with their llamas and alpacas; then, we will arrive at the village of Pacchanta (4,300 m). Here we can take a bath in the hot springs which is a place to visit and relax the muscles after 5 days of trekking.

Here we will have lunch and then we will take the private transportation that will take us back to the city of Cusco.

  • Hiking hours: 5 to 6 hours.
  • Minimum altitude: 4300 masl.
  • Maximum altitude: 4580 masl.

A JOURNEY BUILT JUST FOR YOU

Take customization to the next level on a journey fully tailored to you. Aremika’s destination local specialists will gladly tailor this existing itinerary—or build one completely from scratch—to suit your style, interests, and time frame. Contact us to see what’s possible.

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Inclusions

Included

  • Transportation Roundtrip Cusco – Tinki.
  • Local guide service.
  • Inflatable Matraz.
  • Cook and assistant.
  • Kitchen equipment.
  • Appetizers.
  • Daily tea service.
  • Meals (5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners).
  • Vegetarian menu at no additional cost).
  • Horses (for our camping equipment).
  • First aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Transportation Tinki – Cusco.

No Included

  • Sleeping bag per person.
  • Mules for personal effects.
  • Entrance fees to the park (in 3 places total 30 soles).
  • Trekking poles.

Recomendations

  • Water-resistant walking shoes and sandals.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, polar fleece, hat, gloves, socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, T-shirts).
  • Hat and sunglasses.
  • Water bottles.
  • Basic medicines.
  • Trekking poles.
  • Bathing suit and towel.
  • Personal items.
  • Personal snacks.
  • Additional options.
  • Sleeping bag per person (-10º C).

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Your Travel Guide at a glance

How to get to Ausangate trek 6 days (Tinqui) from Cusco?

The hike begins in a small village Tinqui (sometimes written Tinki), 100 km from Cusco. It is very easy to get there by public bus from Cusco. The bus departs from Terminal Paradero Livitaca (easy to find on Google Maps), which is near the Coliseo Cerrado, a modern stadium. The ticket costs 10 Soles/US$3, and takes about 2.5 hours.

Many hikers find it more convenient to leave the planning and logistics in the hands of an experienced company that knows the area. Runnatrip is a group of professional hikers who can guide you to experience the beauty of this amazing trek. Check that they can organize a trek up Ausangate, you just have to reserve your place!

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