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Ausangate Mountain Special Short Trek to Peak (4 Days)

Trek along the spectacular slopes of Ausangate Mountain, the highest peak in the Cusco Region.

USD $728.00

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Ausangate Mountain Special Short Trek to Peak (4 Days)

Highlights

  • Travel to the peak of Ausangate Mountain
  • See lagoons, lakes and abundant wildlife

Description

Great short hike through Singrenacocha & Ausangate Mountain:  On the way to  the final destination of Ausangate Mountain, you will visit several communities to get a feel for the local way of life. You will also get the chance to see many beautiful lakes, including the impressive Singrenacocha Lagoon.

Duration

4 Days/3 Nights

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco / Mallma / Singrenacocha Lagoon

You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:00 am and driven to Mallma, just southeast of Cusco. Upon arrival in Mallma, you will head out on a 3 hour trek surrounded by the stunning view of the Callangate Mountain. During the walk, you will take in the beautiful natural scenery of the high Andean plateaus. You will camp for the night at a place called the Singrenacocha Lagoon.

Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner

Day 2: Singrenacocha / Pallccapampa

After breakfast, you’ll be graced with a gorgeous sunrise over the Cordillera Vilcanota with the scenery of glaciers, lagoons etc. around us. Despite the high altitude of the Andes, some flowers and plants still flourish, such as the Andean Cactus. Wildlife such as Camelids, Chinchillins, the Condor and the Puma live here as well. Later, you’ll hike up to the Huayna Ausangate Pass on the way to the Pallccapampa Valley where you will camp for the night.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Pallccapampa / Pacchanta

After breakfast, the sunrise will provide the perfect backdrop for your walk to the Acoyconca Pass. Here you will have a magnificent view of the colorful Callangate and Ausangate glaciers as well as of the villages in the valley. Afterwards, you will head down to the community of Pacchanta  to enjoy the thermal waters. You’ll spend the night near the hot spring.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Pacchanta / Tinqui / Cusco

After breakfast, you will head to Pacchanta to start the 3 hour walk back to Tinqui. During the walk, you will see the local farming culture in the Cinaqara glacier area. Private transportation will take you back to the city of Cusco. You should arrive there around 5:00 pm.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Single supplement: $US$ 24

What’s Included

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Tinqui, starting point of the trek
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Entrance to Ausangate Area
  • Campsite fees
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 9 kilos/ 19 lbs per person)
  • One emergency horse every 2 people
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for the staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Private transport from Tinqui to Cusco

What’s Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented for US$ 24 for all the trek)
  • Extra porter to carry your personal things like sleeping bag, clothes, etc
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic airfare to and from Cusco (+/- US$ 290 per person round trip)
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Vaccination Costs
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees

Important Notes

Price based on sharing one tent 2 people.

Optional Services

Sleeping bag during the trek ( -15°C): add US$ 24

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