Ausangate Trek 4 days
Ausangate is a spectacular glacier mountain located to the southeast of Cusco. It offers fascinating hiking routes around the base of Ausangate, as well fabulous mountain scenery, animal life and typical local countrymen forming small communities living at the bottom of the Glacier Mountains preserving ancient traditions and the legacy of the Incas.
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Ausangate Trek 4 days
Day 1: Cusco - Tinki
Pick you up from your hotel very early and transfer you by bus to T'inki, small countryside community which is the starting point of the entire trek. On the route we’ll pass picturesque small towns, as well we’ll visit the colorful traditional Indian marked at Urcos. At Tinki we’ll meet the muleteers and their llamas which will transport our staff for the expedition.
Day 2: Tinki – Upis
Leaving Tinki the trail climbs up through wonderful green mountain pastures where the Andean People live keeping their traditions and customs, the stunning mountain scenery will make for an extraordinary trek, you’ll see plenty of llamas and alpacas which are used by people to transport their crops and belongings. Our trek will last for 5 hours approximately. At the campsite there is a volcanic hot spring.
Day 3: Upis - Phacchanta
We’ll leave Upis and continue hiking through the spiky ichu grass of the pampas through the base of the Ausangate Mountain in the afternoon we will keep the hiking passing old moraine where live great quantity of Chinchillas and foxes, etc.Once to arrive to Pacchanta you the opportunity to take bath in the natural hot springs.
Day 4: PHACCHANTA – TINKI - CUSCO
We leave early our campsite and we keep on towards T'inki. The trail goes down, passing pastures and several communities of friendly people who will greet you in their native language ( quechua) At T'inki bus will be waiting for us to go back to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
All departure and arrival times are approximate.
- Pick-up from your hotel
- Transport Cusco - Tinki village and Tinki village - Cusco.
- A local experienced English - Spanish tour guide.
- Entrance fees to tourist sites.
- Hot water every morning and evening after the trek for washing purposes + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunch time if requested.
- Professional chef, Chefs helper, cooking equipment ( surgical steel )
- Horses to carry the camping equipment.
- Assistant Tour Guide (for groups of 9 or more people).
- Vegetarian food available upon request with no extra charge
- First aid kid.
- Bio-degradable personal hand soaps and detergents.
- 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners
- Drop-off at your hotel
What is not included
- Tips or gratuities for guides, drivers, cooks, porters, etc.
- Sleeping bag and walking sticks
Extensions and additional services
- Sleeping Bag: $25.00 per person
- Walking Pole: $20.00 per person
- Extra horse to carry extra 15kg of personal items:$50.00
Prices in U.S. dollars are based on per person, departures are guaranteed.
- EARLY BIRD SAVING: 90 days prior to the trip: 10% off.
NOTE: INCA PLANET TRAVEL GUIDE reserves the right to make the final decision regarding amount of discount. Also we offer special discounts for groups.
Things to bring
- Hat or cap to protect from the sun.
- Sun cream (factor 35 recommended), lip salve, sun glasses.
- Money belt + emergency money
- Water bottle (mineral water can be bought throughout Peru)
- Camera + Batteries (Batteries can easily be bought in Peru and is of excellent quality).
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Original passport.
- Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs.
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable walking boots with good ankle support.
- Sleeping bag.
- Backpack (65 litres should be quite sufficient).
- Clothes: long trousers (lightweight), T-shirts, short-sleeved shirt, long-sleeved shirt, pair shorts, Underwear and socks (thermal underwear is highly recommended, being light, warm and makes good nightwear on cold nights), Fleece jacket.