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Ausangate Trek 4D/3N

Discover the incredible Andes Mountains and unparalleled views of the stunning Ausangate Glacier on this challenging and rewarding 4-day trek through pristine, rugged landscapes.

Tour Highlights

  • See stunning views of the Andes on a challenging 5-day trek
  • Discover mountain lakes and the Ausangate Glacier
  • Relax in natural hot springs in beautiful Pacchanta
Price from

$1,200.00

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Tour Information

Inclusions:

  • - Camping with tent/mattress
  • - Roundtrip bus Cuzco - Tinqui
  • - 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • - 4 day trek through Ausangate
  • - Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
  • - Equipment, horses, manpower

Departures:

Every Monday

Itinerary

Day 1: Cuzco - Tinqui, Peru

Early this morning you will be picked up from your accommodation in Cuzco and we will travel to Tinqui by bus (3900m/12795ft) past beautiful landscapes and small family farms.

After a picnic in Tinqui, we will start on foot towards the community of Upis (4400m/14436ft).

Along the way, we will meet local families who will show us some examples of their textile work, created to honour nature with traditional Andean symbols.

We will spend the night in camping Upis with the possibility to enjoy the local hot springs.

Transport time: 4 hours

Hiking time: 5 hours

Day 2: Tinqui - Ausangate Lake, Peru

After breakfast, we will ascend towards the Arapa pass (4800m/15748ft) before descending towards Yana cocha, where we will have a picnic lunch.

Our route continues ascending towards the Extreme Ausangate Pass (4850m/15912ft) and ends at the shore of the beautiful Ausangate Lake (4650m/15256ft) where we will camp for the night.

Be sure to pack warm clothes for the cold climate in this part of the trek.

Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 3: Ausangate Lake - Jampa, Peru

The 3rd day is both the most beautiful and the most arduous of the trek.

We will first ascend towards the highest pass of this route, called the Palomani Pass (5200m/17060ft).

From here, we will have an exceptional view of the mountains and glaciers of Ausangate before descending into the valley of Finaya Pampa.

After a long, challenging day we will finally arrive at our camping site in Jampa (4700m/15420ft).

Hiking time: 8 hours

Day 4: Jampa - Pacchanta, Peru

The highlight of this day is definitely the spectacular ascent to the Campa Pass (5100m/16732ft).

We will also pass several lovely lagoons on the way to our camping site in Pacchanta (4350m/14270ft).

Here, we will visit the hot springs for some well-earned relaxation before a typical Peruvian dinner.