| DESCRIPTION |
This trek takes place, along all the way, at 4000 meters over see level, reaching even 5,200 m.a.s.l. at the mountain passage called "Alto Palomani". The trek upon the Ausangate snow peak is one of the most famous in Cusco, for it was one of the most important "Apus" in Inca times. Nowadays the Ausangate is visited by thousands of tourists, taking its route about six days, counting with a beautiful sightseeing: a combination of glacial lagoons and typical fauna of the heights. In this tour other snow peaks may also be observed, such as the Mariposa, Callangate, Colquecruz, Campa, etc., being many of these glaciers scarcely visited by mountain climbers.
| ITINERARY |
Day 01 : Cusco - Ocongate - Tinqui
We left Cusco in a private bus to Urcos town, and drive along the Cusco - Puerto Maldonado route, then passed Ocongate town until we arrive to Tinqui (3800 masl), where we sleep in a local lodge.
Day 02: Tinqui - Upis
This day we will begin our walk, passing by Quinsapucyu, Huarmisaya until we arrive to Upis which offer fantastic views of Ausangate.
Day 03: Upis - Laguna Pucacocha
We go toward the pass of Arapa, at approximately 4958 meters above sea level, and then we camp near the lagoon of Pukacocha.
Day 04: Laguna Pucacocha - Pampacancha
We will visit a group of small lakes, from then we will direct us to the highest pass of our trekking, the pass of Palomani at meter above sea level, and at dusk we will arrive to Jampa.
Day 05 : Pampacancha - Pachispata
We will go toward the valley of Jampa, surrounding it for the northwest until we arrive to the Ticllacocha lagoon. Then we will cross the last pass located at 4,650 m. (15,250 feet). Passing it we will arrive to the pampas of Pachaspata, where we will camp in the banks of the Qomercocha Lake.
Day 06 : Pachispata - Pacchanta
We will descend to the valley until arrive to Pachanta town. In Pachanta, we will take a rest and take a bath in the thermal waters of the place.
Day 07: Pacchanta - Tinki - Cusco
Then of a brief walk, we will arrive to the highway, where a vehicle will be waiting for us in order to drive us to Cusco, arriving at dusk.
| INCLUDES |
. Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private bus to Tinki, the starting poing of the trek.
• English speaking professional guide
• Meals 6 Breakfasts / 6 Lunches / 6 Dinners & Snacks
• Cook and cooking equipment
• One sleeping bag per person if requested
• Accommodation for our guides, cook and horsemen
• Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
• Horses to carry personal gear up to 9 kg per passenger
• 1 emergency horse
• Transportation to return from Tinki to Cusco
• Igloo tents 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tents to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks
• Keeping of backpacks
• Rolling mattress per person
• Dinner tent
• Toilet tent
• Kitchen tent
• Tables & seats
• Table set
• First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
• Private transportation from Tinki to Cusco.
| DOESN'T INCLUDES |
• Breakfast on the first day
• Dinner on the last day
| WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING AND CARRY |
• A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
• Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
• Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
• Flashlight and batteries
• Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
• Sun block
• Insect repellent
• Toilet paper
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
• Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
• Small towel
• Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
• Optional: walking sticks or poles
| OPTIONAL SERVICES TO BE HIRED |
• An extra horse to carry your additional personal items (above the included 9kg): A horse can carry up to 20 kg.
• Sleeping bag (the cost is additional)
• Poles covered with rubber for the walk
| IMPORTANT |
• fitness and health.