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Ausangate Trek, Peru, Guided 5 Day Trek

IFMGA certified guide Juventino wants to guide you on a challenging, but amazing 5 day trek around the mythical and beautiful Ausangate peak near Cusco, Peru.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration5 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Spend 5 days trekking around the Ausangate mountain.

  • See the beauty of the Peruvian Andes.

  • A great adventure just 100 kilometers away from Cusco.

Description

Only 100 kilometers away from the famed city of Cusco, the Ausangate peak (6,384m) is an amazing mountain to explore.

For 5 day thrilling days, I would like to guide you around the great Ausangate peak. You will get to trek through, gaze at and admire the gorgeous landscape fanning out from all sides of this majestic mountain. Meanwhile, every time you look up, you will get to stare at the mountain’s snow capped summit.

Every day of this trek will present you with new sites to behold and new challenges to conquer. And every night, you will get to relax and rest in a new campsite. At the camp sites, you will also get to enjoy some delicious food and converse about what you have just seen and what you still have yet to see in the days to come.

Our journey will begin in Cusco. From there, we will make our way toward the Ausangate mountain. Along the way, you will get to visit several wonderful Andean villages. Some examples of those villages include Tinki, Upis and Pacchanta. You will also get to visit hot springs and traverse several incredible passes including Jampa (4,650m), Arapa (4,850m), Alcatani (4,650m) and the Palomani pass (5,050m), where you can get great views of Ausangate.

The hike will be challenging, as we will be venturing at high altitudes. As a result, it is important that participants are in good physical condition.

Trekking around Ausangate is an unforgettable adventure. And it is one I would be happy to lead you on. If you would like to join me on this 5 day expedition, just send me a request.

I can also lead you on the classic 10 day Huayhuash trek in the Peruvian Andes as well.

Accommodation

Different campsites throughout the trek.

More info

Participants should bring the following items with them: Equipment list: trekking shoes/hiking boots, small rucksack to carry your personal items during daily travels when all your baggage is not necessary, waterproof jacket, trekking trousers, walking sticks/poles, sandals for comfort at campsite., warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping), hat or a cap as a protection against the sun and rain as well as cold, sun cream or sun block, after-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body, insect repellent when in area with insects, camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions), flashlight/headlamp + batteries, handkerchiefs and toilet paper, small towel and toiletries, underwear and extra socks, swimsuits when you pass through warm areas with lagoons, rivers, hot springs in Agua Calientes and Lares or other water sources, snacks such as biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc, bottled water and a water bottle to be refilled. Metallic (alternatively Nalgene) bottles are ideal, water-purifying tablets if you like to use water from streams along the trail, cash in a local currency.

Meeting point

Cusco

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Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Tinqui - Upis

Early in the morning, we’ll depart from Cusco to Tinqui (3,900 meters), where we’ll share a picnic and start hiking to Upis (4,400 meters).  On this campsite, we’ll spend the night and have the chance to enjoy the hot springs.

Transport time: 4 hours.

Hiking time: 5 hours.

Day 2: Ausangate Lake

On day 2, we’ll ascend to the Arapa pass (4,800 meters) and descend to Yanacocha to share a picnic. Then, we’ll continue through the Extreme Ausangate pass (4,850 meters) and reach the Ausangate Lake, our next camp.

Hiking time: 7 hours.

Day 3: Palomani pass - Jampa

Day 3 will be a demanding but very rewarding day. We’ll ascend to the Palomani pass (5,200 meters) and get to see breathtaking views of Ausangate mountains and glaciers. Afterwards, we’ll descend to the Finaya Pampa valley and reach Jampa (4,700 meters), where we’ll set up our camp.

Hiking time: 8 hours.

Day 4: Campa pass - Pacchanta

On this day, we’ll climb to the Campa pass (5,100 meters) and go across several lagoons until Pacchanta (4,350 meters). This campsite offers us the chance to enjoy hot springs and share a traditional dinner.

Hiking time: 8 hours.

Day 5: Tinqui - Cusco

On our last day, we’ll descend to Tinqui and head back to Cusco by bus. Before we say goodbye, we’ll share a delicious local meal.

Hiking time: 3 hours.

Transport time: 4 hours.


About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2939 each

Group of 2

USD 1470 each

Group of 3

USD 980 each

Group of 4

USD 735 each

Group of 5

USD 735 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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