A 12-day amazing trek in Ausangate, Perú

If you like the powerful mountain ranges, their mythical stories and massif glaciers you have to come with us to this 12-day trekking adventure across Ausangate.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

12 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Apr, May

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Ausangate is the fifth highest peak of Perú with a summit of 6.372 meters. This mountain is part of the Cordillera of Vilcanota, a famous mountain range located 100 kilometers far from Cusco which a total extension of 120 km long.

    Besides its beauty and the amazing landscapes, Ausangate and all this mountainous area have a really important legendary value. The Inca mitologhy says that all the energy needed to feed the Pachamama is born from this mountain and from its lakes. Because of that, every year Ausangate is the place chosen by Quechuas (original indigenous people) to celebrate the “Qoyllur Rit’i”, which means “snowing stars” in Quechua’s language. During this celebration all those people peregrinate to the temple at the foot of the glacier. That’s why this party was considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It is a fantastic experience to live and we want you to have the opportunity to be there.

    The following is an estimate program of this 12-day trekking expedition among Ausangate and all its cultural and historic features.

    DAY 1: STARTING POINT
    We will meet in Lima, the capital of Peru.

    DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR
    We will be transferred from Lima to Cusco. Once in there, we can visit the beautiful city and do a tour.

    DAY 3: HIKING DAY
    Our trek starts hiking to Mount Tinqui at 4.303 meters high. Then we will get to the unique pasturage community at such an altitude, Pacchanta, where we will spend the night.

    DAY 4: VISIT LAGUNA QOMERCOCHA AND HUANO HUANO
    Leaving Pacchanta early in the morning we will hike up to 4.600 meters in order to have a perfect viewpoint of the magnificent Laguna Qomercocha and all the fauna of the place, such as alpacas, sheep and llamas. After a rest we will get to Huano Huano, in the town of Ayacucho, also known as “the city of the churches” because of its great amount of temples and architectures.

    DAY 5: INTENSIVE HIKING UP DAY
    We will ascend to the Paso Quilleta. Then we will hike up the Quebrada Killita until we get to Riticancha, at about 4.800 meters high.

    DAY 6: NEXT GOAL: SIBINACOCHA
    We leave Riticancha early in the moring in order to get to our next objective: Sibinacocha. That’s why we will have to cross the Paso del Condor and then we will keep walking on a easy ground to Sibinacocha, where we will set up our camp.

    DAY 7: SIBINACOCHA LAGOON
    During our seventh day we will enjoy the Sibinacocha Lagoon and its glacial waters at 4.869 meters of height.

    DAY 8: HIKE UP TO CCASCANA AT 5000M

    We will start the day hiking along the shore of the Sibinacocha Lagoon during 3 hours, until we get to the community of Yayamari and its fantastic mountain. After that, we will continue hiking towards the Abra Ccascana at 5.000 meters. There we can visit the lake of Ccascana and enjoy a viewpoint full of snow-capped peaks around.

    DAY 9: VISITING PHINAYA AND REPRESA SIBINACOCHA
    After having left Ccascana we will walk for about 4 hours to Phinaya, a small Andean community characterized by the nonexistence of motorized vehicles. All you can see are bikes and horses. Represa Sibinacocha will be waiting for us to have a rest and spend the night.

    DAY 10: HIKE TO PUNO
    We will hike from Represa Sibinacocha to Puno, a marvelous Southeaster city full of history and interesting touristic points.

    DAY 11: RETURN TO LIMA
    In our eleventh day we will start the return, with a transfer that will take us back to the Peruvian capital city of Lima.

    DAY 12: ENDING POINT
    You can leave Lima in order to go back home or continue visiting this amazing country.

    We are waiting for your contact in order to plan your own trip among this fantastic Andean lands. You cannot miss this opportunity!

    Extra details

    LEVEL

    Moderate

    BEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR

    From April to October

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    DAY 1: STARTING POINT

    We will meet in Lima, the capital of Peru

    DAY 5: INTENSIVE HIKING UP DAY

    We will ascend to the Paso Quilleta. Then we will hike up the Quebrada Killita until we get to Riticancha.

    DAY 6: NEXT GOAL: SIBINACOCHA

    Our next objective: Sibinacocha

    DAY 7: SIBINACOCHA LAGOON

    During our seventh day we will enjoy the Sibinacocha Lagoon and its glacial waters at 4.869 meters of height.

    DAY 8: HIKE UP TO CCASCANA AT 5000M

    Abra Ccascana at 5.000 meters. There we can visit the lake of Ccascana and enjoy a viewpoint full of snow-capped peaks around.

    DAY 9: VISITING PHINAYA

    Phinaya, a small Andean community characterized by the nonexistence of motorized vehicles

    DAY 10: HIKE TO PUNO

    Puno is a marvelous Southeaster city full of history and interesting touristic points.

    DAY 11: RETURN TO LIMA

    A transfer will take us back to the Peruvian capital city of Lima.

    DAY 12: ENDING POINT

    We will hike from Represa Sibinacocha to Puno, a marvelous Southeaster city full of history and interesting touristic points

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    6696 USD

    Group of 2
    3348 USD

    Group of 3
    2232 USD

    Group of 4
    1674 USD

    Group of 5
    1633 USD

    Group of 6
    1569 USD

    Group of 7
    1521 USD

    Group of 8
    1457 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM - AGMP Mountain Guide from Perú.

    I began my mountain work when I was 18 years old as cook and carrier (porter) and I am now a Mountain Guide UIAGM – AGMP.

    1998: I studied French at the Alliance Française in Cusco.
    2000: I was accepted at the Don Bosco School for Guides of the Andes through the intermediary of the Italian volunteers of the Operazione Matto Grosso, technical support of the Association of the Mountain Guides of Peru.
    2005: I passed my diploma as Mountain Guide UIAGM-AGMP. Climbing in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina.
    2008-2011: Extra training as a Guide in Italy.
    Since 2011, I have been Secretary of the of Peruvian Mountain Guides Association.
    2013: Guiding in Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Illinizas.
    2014: Climbing to Utah, Usa.
    2015: Exploring trip in Cordillera Central, close to Lima, Perú.

    I speak French, Italian and English fluently. For more than 12 years I have been organizing and managing trekking, mountaineering in Peru and expeditions to the Aconcagua since 2007.

    Contact me if you are interested in doing a mountain trip to Peru!

     
     
     

     

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