• Trip duration
    12 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    1 person
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Apr, May

Description

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

Spots of interest

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

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee