Our trek of Ausangate 5 Days is an amazing and less-known trek surrounding the snow-capped Sacred Mountain Apu in Quechua of Ausangate (6.372m/20900ft) that takes you over mountain passes, awesome mountain scenery, remote Andean villages, turquoise lakes
- Private service:
• $320 p/p (Min. 2 pax)
• $300 p/p (Min. 3 pax)
• $280 p/p (Min. 4 pax)
• $260 p/p (Min. 5 pax)
- Shared Service (Return Only):
• $280 p/p (Min. 2 pax)
• $260 p/p (Min. 3 pax)
• $240 p/p (Min. 4 pax)
• $210 p/p (Min. 5 pax)
DAY 1: PACCHANTA- CCANPA PASS - CCANPA
Pick-up times in Lodgings:
• Private Transportation: 06:00 A.M.
• Shared Transportation: 03:00 A.M - 4:00 A.M.
Our pickups start from 06:00 a.m. (private transport) or 03:00 to 04:00 depending on contracted service from their respective lodgings, to direct us in the direction of Urcos, bordering the Vilcanota river to reach our destination that will be the community of "PACCHANTA". The community of "PACCHANTA" is located on the slopes of the snowy "Ausangate", at 4200 masl. Its inhabitants, who are dedicated to the raising of alpacas and the cultivation of native tubers, are all expert weavers. With the fiber of the alpaca they make their clothing and use their meat as a source of protein. Native potatoes, fresh or traditionally converted into chuño and moraya, provide the carbohydrates they need to fight against cold and physical exertion.
In this community is where we will receive our nutritious breakfast (7:30 A.M), then venture into the middle of the Andes to visit "7 beautiful lakes of Ausangate", to start walking about 5 to 6 km. to visit the first lagoon (1:30 hrs approx.), after that we will continue this fascinating adventure visiting other lagoons, perched in the middle of the Andean mountain range, surrounded by wonderful fauna and vegetation.
DAY 2: CCANPA- AUSANGATE LAGOON- ANANTA
After having recovered our energies, we will wake up early to enjoy our delicious breakfast and prepare for our second day of adventure, in the middle of the Andes, we will walk around 3 hrs. To go to the wonderful "Laguna de Ausangate" where its waters are turquoise and you can also see the colossal "Apu Ausangate" (6,372 m.s.n.m). In this place in addition to taking photographs and receiving a small information of the surroundings, they will receive their lunch. Then we will walk about 3 hrs. more, to get to our base camp in the community of Ananta.
DAY 3: ANANTA- RAINBOW MOUNTAIN- QUESIUNO
In the morning (07:00 A.M.) we will get up and prepare for our nutritious breakfast (08:00 AM) and begin our adventure towards the wonderful "RAINBOW MOUNTAIN" (3 hrs. Approximately from Ananta), step of 5,029 masl, where you can see beautiful landscapes, lagoons where South American camelids (alpacas, llamas and vicuñas) and other species of mammals like pumas, Andean birds, condor etc. The place called Montaña VININCUNCA, is where you can see the wonderful colorado hill with the sunrise shows its best impressive valley and colored hills of magical colors that only exists in this place in Peru. Around you can see mountains like Apu Sarinini and "Montaña Ausangate", with a height of 6,372 m.s.n.m. being one of the highest in Cusco In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes - among which Sivinacocha stands out, from where the masculine energy that fertilizes the sacred earth mother Pachamama is born.
We will be visiting the Mountain of Colors approximately 30 minutes, in which our guide will give us a small explanation of their surroundings and take some pictures of this wonderful landscape. After this wonderful experience, we will begin our descent (2 hrs and 30 min approximately) to the town of quesiuno, observing the wonderful landscape it offers us and the small towns that are there and live in this wonderful valley, upon arrival we will receive our exquisite lunch buffet, which consists of typical Peruvian food, then pack and return to Cusco around 19:00 hrs. approximately.
Guide (English - Spanish)
Entrance Thermal Baths "Pacchanta"
Entrance Ticket "Vinincunca"
First aid kit
NOT INCLUDED:Breakfast on the first day
Lunch and Dinner on the last day
What you should bring:A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco .
trong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. * This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
Camera, batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
Small towel or sarong
Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
Binoculars (if you have them)
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