The Apu Ausangate is the most important sacred mountain in the surroundings of Cuzco. It has a very special meaning for the Inca people and Peruvian culture in general.
The Ausangate trek I am proposing today involves a hard physical effort since it is high altitude hike. During this week, we will cross over a 5000-meter pass and set up our tents in campsites at 4300 meters of altitude.
This hike will offer us beautiful landscapes surrounded by incredible glaciers. We will go along lagoons in the company of the Andean camelids.
Regarding the climate it is a little cold with nights under 5°C and days with temperatures around 20°C. There will be also cold winds during most part of the day. But once you contact me I can give you more details about the necessary equipment you’ll need to cope with the weather.
At the end of this description, in the Itinerary Section, you can find more details of the day-by-day program. Our starting point will be in Cuzco.
If you find this trip in Ausangate interesting and want to join me, contact me! We can discuss every item and adapt the program to your wishes and expectations. It’s a honor for me to be part of this incredible Peruvian adventure!
Price per person
|Group of 2||550USD|
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Luggage transfer during the trip
- Group equipment
Skill level required
Fitness level required
Campsites (6 nights)
1. Trekking shoes/hiking boots to walk on trails, Inca trails, mountains, glaciers. It is very important to wear hiking shoes that offer support, anti-slide, grid and shock absorption so that you can focus on the beautiful scenery and not your feet. The shoes should also be waterproof and have a cartage tongue and ankle cuffs that provide comfort and protection. Rubber sole as an impact protection is also recommended.
2. Small rucksack to carry your personal items during daily travels when all your baggage is not necessary.
3. Travel insurance (+ copies in a case you lose it).
4. Jacket needs to be light, waterproof, windproof, especially designed for adventure and preferably made of bright colours to make you visible from far away.
5. Trekking trousers should be convertible (trousers - shorts), should have pockets with large capacity as well as satisfy your comfort during weather changes. It is suitable to be made of resistant and waterproof fabrics.
6. Walking sticks/poles enable you to walk with ease providing you with support. They should be light, compact, preferably made of aluminum alloy and have an antishock system that absorbs impact before it reaches your wrists.
7. Sandals for comfort at campsite.
8. Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping).
9. Hat or a cap as a protection against the sun and rain as well as cold.
10. Sun cream or sun block
11. After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
12. Insect repellent when in area with insects.
13. Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions).
14. Flashlight/headlamp + batteries
15. Handkerchiefs and toilet paper
16. Small towel and toiletries
17. Underwear and extra socks
18. Swimsuits when you pass through warm areas with lagoons, rivers, hot springs in Agua Calientes and Lares or other water sources.
19. Snacks such as biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
20. Bottled water and a water bottle to be refilled. Metallic (alternatively Nalgene) bottles are ideal.
21. Water-purifying tablets if you like to use water from streams along the trail.
22. Cash in a local currency