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AUSANGATE MOUNTAIN TREK, 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS

 

The Ausangate mountain chain is situated in the Cordillera Vilcanota, in the department of Cusco. It is one of the most remote high Andean zones of Peru and offers a spectacular trekking circuit along snow-capped peaks, lagoons, ice caverns, and thermal waters. Furthermore, it represents a thousand-year-old culture.

 

 

 

 

AUSANGATE TREK, 4 DAY ITINERARY

 

 

DAY 1: Cusco – Mallma – Singrena cocha

 

The journey starts early in the morning, heading towards Mallma (3,900 m.a.s.l.), a town situated southeast of Cusco, where we will meet the rest of the team.  During our bus ride, we will pass several little Andean farms and will enjoy the nice view. In Mallma we will start hiking for approximately 2 hours towards our camping site at the shore of the Singrena Cocha lagoon (4,200 m.a.s.l.)

Transport time: 5 hours

Hiking time: approx. 2 hours

 

 

 

DAY 2: Singrena Cocha – Tarapata Pass – Añasñiyucpampa

 

The sunrise over the Cordillera Vilcanota is spectacular and offers a beautiful view of the glaciers and the surrounding lagoons. Although we are high up in the Andes, the region offers a great variety of flowers and plants, such as the Andean Cactus. Furthermore, this area is the home of the camelid, the chinchillin, the condor and the puma. After having passed the Tarapata Pass (4,600 m.a.s.l.) we will descend to the Añasñiyucpampa Valley (4,200 m.a.s.l.), to our camping place.

Hiking time: approx. 7 hours

 

 

 

DAY 3: Añasñiyucpampa – Pupusayoc Pass – Pacchanta

 

The day starts with a walk towards the Pupusayoc Pass (4,900 m.a.s.l.)), from where we will have an impressive view of several mountains, such as the Callangati and the Ausangate. Thereafter, we will descend to our camping site in the community of Pacchanta (4,300 m.a.s.l.). In the afternoon we will relax in the hot springs and at night we will have a typical dinner of the region named Pachamanca.

 

Hiking time: approx. 6 hours

 

 

 

DAY 4: Pacchanta – Tinqui – Cusco

 

After breakfast, we head for the manor of Tinqui (3,850 m.a.s.l.) from there we will take the bus back to Cusco.

Hiking time: approx. 3 hours

Transport time: 5 hours

 

Mallma, Singrenacocha Lake, Ausangate 4 Days (Private)

 

 

 

INCLUDED:

 

• Transport

• Private transport from the hotel to Mallma

• Return Private Transport from Tinqui to your hotel in Cusco

• Entrance to the Ausangate park

• Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)

•  High quality camping equipment (professional tents, Doite model, Cima 4, extra light/4,5kgs for two persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent)

• Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/option vegetarian)

• Cook and cooking equipment

• Horseman and mules, for all our personal and camping equipment

• Emergency horse

• First-aid kit and oxygen bottle

 

 

NOT INCLUDED:

• Sleeping bag (if you do not have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one).

 

 

NOTE:

During our journey, we will climb up to 4,900 m.a.s.l. When combined with extreme weather this trek can be hard work. We want you to remember this trek with a smile on your face, therefore, please ensure that you are well acclimatized, in good shape and healthy.

 

 

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