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5-day Ausangate Trek in Peru

Follow Carlos, an UIAGM certified guide, on this wonderful trekking adventure. Discover the Ausangate peak and all the amazing things around it.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Explore the Ausangate peak in Peru with a local guide

  • Discover many enchanting towns and learn about the culture

  • Visit stunning mountain passes, lakes, lagoons and thermal waters

Description

This trip is one of the best ways to explore one of the most beautiful peaks in Peru, Ausangate. Join me on this 5 day trek across the mesmerizing lands that surround this mountain.

One of the highlights of this trip is that we will reach many breathtaking mountain passes, like Paso de Arapa (4,850m). So the views we’ll get from there, are hypnotizing. Also, we will trek through different towns and pastures. Some of the towns we’ll visit are Tinqui (3,800m), Q’ampa (5,000m) and Pacchanta. And, we’ll drive by other equally enchanting places like Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. Thus, we will get the chance to meet locals and learn about their culture and traditions, surrounded by mesmerizing sceneries.

Moreover, we will visit dazzling mountain lakes and lagoons. For instance, we will stop by the green lake of Puqa Q’ocha. Then, we will head to an impressive turquoise lagoon, Ausangate Q’ocha, where we’ll set camp for the night under a splendid bed of stars.

What’s more, we will enjoy the sights of other beautiful mountains such as Picos Tres and Punta Puca, and wonderfull valleys like the Pampa Verde Jutunpata and the Río Q’ampa. And, if we are lucky, we’ll run into some curious animals that inhabit the area. Plus, if you’re up for it, we can relax inside thermal waters surrounded by lovely peaks and a clear sky.

This trekking trip is recommended for people that wish to acclimatize, or want to accomplish higher goals. There are different peaks in the Arequipa area that rise above  6,000 meters. So it is the perfect trip to prepare if you wish to reach the summit of any of them.

If you are up for this adventure, don’t hesitate and send me a request. Let me guide you across this enchanting place.

You can also check out this Misti Volcano, Peru, 2 Day Guided Ascent that I guide too.

Accommodation

Camping. There is also an option for staying at a hostel in Pacchanta

More info

I recommend you bring: a sleeping bag, a small backpack, good trekking boots, a warm jacket, bottle of water, flashlight, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable and warm clothes, chocolates and snacks for the trek.

Meeting point

Ausangate

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis

Day 2: Upis – Ausangate Q’ocha

Day 3: Ausangate Q’ocha – Qampa

Day 4: Q´ampa – Pacchanta

Day 5: Pacchanta – Cusco


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú.

I am an Official Mountain Guide with UIAGM certification, I am 35 years old as a guide, and I work in the Peruvian Andes. I am a specialist in organizing Mountain and Trekking expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca, Volcanic Cordillera and Cordillera of Vilcanota. I am part of a family of guides dedicated to guide in the area of Huaraz, Cusco and Arequipa; to take care of our clients we have organized a family company specialized in Adventure Tourism, we have customized packages and programs for groups of friends or clubs; we have logistics equipment of very good quality for mountain and trekking. We also offer mountain bike programs.


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