Enjoy the Ausangate trekking 5d-4n , the most famous trek to get Peru’s most timeless and wilderness regions, in Southern Cusco. This tour will guide you through time and is apt for travellers who want to explore vast and rich heritage and splendour of nature. Gain more knowledge regarding trips, just get in touch with the most expertise travel agents of Peru by visiting https://incalandadventures.com/ is is a hike around the snow capped, a dramatic scenery located in South America; Perú, the largest peak in Cusco southern region.We offer you one traditional circuit around Ausangate and one very non-traditional to Vinicunca, will satisfy most demanding and will get unforgettable memories as sumptuous panoramas of high mountain, formidable glaciers and crystalline rivers, turquoise lakes.
DÍA 1: CUSCO – TINQUI – UPIS:
We leave Cusco very early in the morning, pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco and head south-east of the city, approximately three hours drive by private transport to the small village of Tinqui (3800 meters/12,464 feet). We pass through beautiful landscapes and several traditional villages such as Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. After lunch in Tinqui, we will start the hike where the first 3 hours of the trail will be an unforgettable experience as we cross the mountains in the Cordillera del Vilcanota and if the weather allows us we will be able to see the snow-capped mountain or Apu Ausangate. We will hike for two more hours until we reach the hot springs at Upis (4,400 meters/14,432 feet). We will camp here for the night (4-5 hours of trekking).
DAY 2:UPIS TO AUSANGATE Q’OCHA LAKE:
En la mañana cruzaremos la abra de Arapa (4.850 metros/ 15.908 pies) siendo este uno de los puntos más altos en la caminata. Desde aquí, continuamos 3 horas y media descendiendo por el valle, pasando por la laguna verde de Puqa Q’ocha hasta llegar a las aguas turquesas de la laguna Jatun Puqa Q’ocha. A continuación, subiremos la segunda abra de Apuchata (4.900 metros / 16.072 pies), con vista a la impresionante laguna Ausangate Q’ocha y sus aguas azul turquesas. Esta laguna se alimenta de la nieve que se derrite del nevado Ausangate. Acamparemos aquí la segunda noche.
DÍA 3:QOMER QOCHA LAKE AUSANGATE Q’OCHA A QAMPA:
From the lagoon we ascend again to the Palomani pass (5,200 meters/ 17,056 feet) – the highest point of the trek. From the pass we follow the trail to the valley where we can rest and have lunch. In the afternoon we will be able to appreciate the snow-capped mountains Tres Picos and Punta Puca. We will continue through the wide green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the valley of the Q’ampa River. We will spend the third night in this area.
DAY 4:Q’AMPA TO PACCHANTA
Very early in the morning we will start with the trek where we will pass through the small community of Q’ampa, then we will head northwest to the last pass of this trek – abra Q’ampa (5,000 meters/16,400 feet). Once again we will have the opportunity to observe colorful lagoons and have lunch near the Q’oma Q’ocha lagoon. We will walk for several hours before arriving at the small village of Pacchanta. We can enjoy the hot springs for a couple of hours and even have a well-deserved beer! We will set up camp near Pacchanta and have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean village (you have the option to stay in a basic hostel tonight).
DAY 5:PACCHANTA TO CUSCO:
It is a 3 hour walk back to Tinqui, where we will have time to explore this traditional Andean village before taking the private transportation back to Cusco, arriving approximately at 18.00 hours, to culminate this tour in Cusco to the Ausangate snow-capped mountain.
We will climb up to 5200m / 17060f. Combined with the extreme weather this trip can be hard work. We want you to remember this trek with a smile on your face, therefore please make sure you are well acclimatized, fit and healthy.
Since the weather can be very cold and cloudy your clothes once wet will not dry at night.
So take some clothes to change.
Services of expert guides in
high mountain trek.
Private transport round trip
Accomodation: camping in tent
3 Breakfast 3dinner 3 lunches &
First aid kit and oxygen
Flights to and from Peru /
Cusco, or any kind of transport before or after completion of the program.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU
We recommend you bring:
A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish
to carry them.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended,
especially for sleeping.
Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
Camera, films and batteries (batteries are consumed quicker in cold conditions)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
Toilet paper – pack in & pack out
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters
Small towel or sarong
Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs)
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
Walking sticks or poles (can be hired from us)
Binoculars (if you have them)
Extra mule for personal belongings (e.g. camera equipment) US$25 per day
Private Service Prices 2023
1 person : US$1350.00 per person
2 people : US$850.00 per person
3 people: US$800.00 per person
4 people : US$750.00 per person
5 people : US$700.00 per person
6+ people : US$650.00 per person.
Optional Machupicchu extention.
18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of
student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Group of 5 or more: $30 USD – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
Walking Poles -$20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
Personal tent- $35 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
Vistadome Train Upgrade –$75 USD per person (Return Only)
Huayna Picchu Mountain –$75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Mountain – $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Single supplement-$35 USD per night (for solo travellers with single room)
**Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a
guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the
extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
ADDED VALUES FOR FREE
TRANSFER – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price!
BOILED WATER is included along the Inca Trail
OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
EMERGENCY HORSE is included in the price which can be ridden if you get tired or sick
PLASTIC RAIN poncho made by Inca Land Adventures is included.
TIPS FOR OUR PORTERS
IMPORTANT: Some of the reasons that our price may be higher than that of other agencies are the following:
We ALWAYS book the maximum number of porters possible (according to Inca Trail regulations) so that our porters
are not overloaded.
Also, We are the only travel operator in Peru that supplies porters with proper tents, sleeping pads and
adequate food for this type of activity.
We always we take care our hosremans and horses during our alternative treks so tiping it will be the seim as
for the porters
Beware of this when booking they might be cheaper because of this!
2 people (minimum group size) should have a maximum of 7 porters and 16 people (max group size) should have 22
** Tips for porters, cooks or guides are optional and are NOT included in our price. However our advice is that
you tip our staff based on their performance, service and knowledge. Our guidelines for tipping our staff is the
Each porter gets 100 Soles, each assistant cook 150 Soles, the Main Chef gets 300 Soles.make sure to tip more if
your trip it is more than 5 days or if it is luxury treks
Assistant Tour guides can be tipped collectively by the members of the group, we suggest a 5% of the total cost
of the tour.
Main guides are tipped on a one on one basis and based on their performance. Tour guides are professional people
who spend a lot of time training in different other fields such archaelogy, history and WFA. We suggest people
to consider tipping our guide a 10% to 15% of the value of your tour.
Train included in all tours is the Expedition train (to Ollanta). Train times will only be confirmed once full
amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 2:55 PM and the 9:20 PM being the last train
(high season June to September). We will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).
After early breackast We will drive you southeast to Tinki. You’ll most likely stop on the way at the towns of Ocongate and Qatca where you you can have a drink and see some local culture. The journey to Tinki takes roughly 3.5 hours. From Tinki your trek begins proper. You start by trekking through the Vilcanota Valley before steadily climbing upwards to some high grasslands. Here you get your first glimpse of the Vilcanota range, including both Ausangate and Colqe Cruz peak. You cross the Mapacho river before continuing on through local community villages towards the base of Ausangate. You camp near the thermal baths at Upis (4408m). According to local legend, the baths are medicinal and many pilgrims seek the baths each year to heal. Upis hots springs overnight.
After breakfast we begin our trek at 7:00am. We begin ascending for 3 hours The morning begins with your first mountain pass crossing – Arapa (4850m). The views of Ausangate from Arapa pass are stunning and you’ll want to get your camera ready! After reaching the pass you stop for a light lunch before descending down into the valley on a well-trodden gravel trail. On your descent you’ll pass the green lake of Puqa Q’ocha (4556m). Once back down in the valley you camp for the night beside the gorgeous blue lake of Jatun Puqa Q’ocha. From your camp site you can choose to climb a nearby ridge to view the red-tinged lake of Vino Q’ocha. Each lake in the region is coloured differently depending on the coloured sediment of the nearby mountains.
Today is a big day and the most anticipated day of the trek. We hike up to 17,000 feet where you will be graced with views of the majestic painted hills, but don't get too excited yet, we still have a few hours to go before we finally arrive at the Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca. We have a celebratory lunch on top and take long break to enjoy the views. After lunch we head back up the valley and set up camp near Lake Yanaorqo.
Continue as far as we can towards Puca punta the red sandstone sediment formations, such a wonderful experience. Here we see vicuñas and luckily condors, to shorten the climb this is a relatively short day and eventually encounter Vinicunca a mountain of striations of colors embedded in the hillsides. best known as The Rainbow Mountain, it speaks for itself. We ended up having a marvelous time and arrive to Cusco