Join a local certified mountain guide from our team for this unforgettable and amazingly scenic 4-day variation of the Ausangate Trek, near Cusco, Peru.
May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Situated just 100 kilometers from Cusco, the Ausangate Trek is one of the top hiking routes in all of Peru!
Over the course of four days, we will hike around this beautiful mountain, taking in amazing views as we go and staying in stunning locations each night.
Expect to see snow-capped peaks, glaciers, lagoons, ice caverns, and thermal waters. We’ll even get the chance to soak in these hot springs at the end of one of our days.
We will also see plenty of natural beauty as we go as well; hiking through valleys filled with wildflowers and Andean cacti.
Since we wake up quite early on several of the days, we may also get the chance to some of the rare and native wildlife, including camelids, chinchillins, Andean condors and even a puma!
The two middle days of our trek will take us over various mountain passes that afford stunning views out over the surrounding landscapes. These views are the most spectacular on the trip. Be sure to bring your camera and extra batteries.
So what are you waiting for? Book now for an unforgettable 4-day adventure along the Ausangate Trek in the heart of Peru’s stunningly scenic Cordillera Vilcanota.
If you like the look of this trip then I think you might also enjoy my 5-day version of this trek or my 5-day trek along the Salkantay trail to Machu Picchu!
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Luggage transfer
- Permit and entrance fees
Please contact us for a price quote.
We will drive to Mallma from Cusco, enjoying the views as we go. We will then hike for two hours to our campsite at Singrena cocha lagoon.
We will hike up to the Tarapata Pass, enjoying phenomenal views along the way and getting the chance to see some wildlife too. We will then descend into Añasñiyucpampa Valley, where we will make camp. Expect to hike for 7 hours this day.
We will hike up to Pupusayoc Pass, where we will get some impressive views out into the mountains, including Ausangate. We will then hike down into Pacchanta and relax by the local hot springs. Expect to hike for 6 hours this day.
We will hike up to the manor of Tinqui before taking a bus back into Cusco. Expect to hike for 3 hours this day.
Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.
It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.
We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.
AGMP | IFMGA
William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!
Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.
Great service and trip!
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Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!
It was really good climbing expedition. The company put good effort to accommodate our needs and requests. Lima Central Office support was outstanding. Edgar, our climbing guide was top notch. Supporting staff during the climb was very helpful and friendly as well. For my personal needs, some modification of an acclimatisation scheme would be beneficial. First week of the trip consisted of various day trips to destinations of increasing altitudes, but all nights were at Huaraz, at 3100 m altitude. For me, to be fully acclimatized I need to sleep at the altitude. My first night at the higher altitude was at Pisco refuge (4800 m) and resulted with mild altitude sickness preventing me from successful climbing the following day. I would prefer spending two nights at high altitude before first high climb. It might not be the case for some other people, but it was for me. If not for this, I would had awarded straight five stars.
Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.
The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.
The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.
Flormila Pineda Villanueva
My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.
He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.
Our experience in Peru was an unforgettable journey, we started a journey in this country to visit Machu Picchu and the surroundings of Cusco as a sacred valley, etc. Afterwards, our next destination was to arrive in the beautiful land of Huaraz, where our main goal was the trekking of Santa Cruz and a not very difficult base climb and after the trekking of Huayhuash. We will be back next year with more customers, friends of our mountain club, thanks for everything and see you soon in Huaraz!
Michael W English
From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.
We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.
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