Enjoy the breathtaking sights of the Cusco region on this fun and challenging seven day trek. Expert guides will lead you on a once in a lifetime experience through the wild and wonderful Peru.
This seven day Peru trek will show you some of the most well known sites in the Cusco region. Breathtaking views, exciting physical challenges and a wonderful support staff will make this an incredible, once in a lifetime experience. Our 7 Day Ausangate Peru Trek is an incredible opportunity to see the wild and rarely explored areas of Peru.
This seven day Ausangate Peru Trek is also known as the Ausangate Circuit as the trail circles around the Ausangate Mountain. Starting and ending in Cusco, this trek will give participants a once in a lifetime opportunity to connect with the history, landscapes and culture of Peru.
7 Days/ 6 Nights
CUSCO – TINKI
Via private transportation we will leave Cusco and drive along the picturesque Cusco – Puerto Maldonado highway towards Tinki (3800m/12464ft). Along the way, we will pause in Urcos, to visit a beautiful lake with the same name. From here we will move on to Cattca, a community dedicated to agriculture and cattle raising, to appreciate the region’s spectacular views. Finally, we will head through Ocongate, the capital of the district just a half hour from our destination for the evening. Once in Tinki we will stay the night in a local lodge and prepare for our trek the next morning.
Meals: L, D
TINKI – PACCHANTA – QOMERQOCHA LAGOON
Following breakfast we will spend some time visiting a local Tinki public school to meet children from the neighboring communities. We will deliver much appreciated school supplies to the children and then leave Tinki to start our 2.5 hour walk towards Pacchanta (4100m/13448ft). We will stop for lunch in this rural community and also enjoy the famous hot springs for a relaxing dip while taking in the incredible views of the Ausangate Moutnain. That afternoon we will continue our hike up a slight incline to the Pacchanta Valley, spotting llamas and alpacas along the way. Upon reaching the Qomercocha Lagoon we will set up our camp and enjoy dinner with views of the Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Maria Huamantiqlla, Pucapunta and Colquecruz snow-capped mountains. Meals: B, L, D
QOMERQOCHA LAGOON -YANAMAYO
Following breakfast, our four hour trek will begin at 7:00am, towards the first mountain pass of our journey, the Abra Q’ampa at 5000m/16400ft. After enjoying the views, from here we will descend towards the beautiful, bright blue and turquoise Ticllaqocha Lagoons for lunch. That afternoon we will hike for about 2-3 hours reaching Yanamayo to set up our camp in the valley overlooking the impressive Tres Picos, Colquecruz and Pucapunta. Meals: B, L, D
YANAMAYO – CONDORPASO
Our day begins, after breakfast, with a gradual climb up to the “Black Lagoon”, Yanagocha, named for its dark waters. Here we will see dark red and black volcanic soil as well as moraines, evidence of the previous presence of glaciers in the region. From here we will hike over the Yanaqocha Mountain Pass (5050m/16564ft) to discover a shockingly beautiful valley with three spectacular lagoons and an explosion of brightly colored mountains home to llamas and alpacas. Here we will cross to trek towards our next mountain pass (5100m/16728ft). Another hour of hiking will bring us to Condorpaso, our campsite for the evening. Meals: B, L, D
CONDORPASO – SOURCE OF SIBINACOCHA LAGOON
Today we will enjoy breakfast and then start our two hour gradual climb up the valley to the mountain pass Abra del Condor (5200m/17056ft), the highest point of our trek. We will enjoy spectacularly beautiful views of the Vilcanota mountain range, the Sibinacocha Lagoon and hopefully spot some wild vicuñas. Another three hours of hiking will take us across another mountain pass and into the valley of the Sibinacocha Lagoon’s source. We will camp next to the lagoon’s shores and close to the impressive glacier that nourishes the lake with its turquoise waters, a contrast to the dark pure color of the lagoon. The lagoon is home to a wide bio-diversity, including Andean Coots, “Huallatas” or Andean Geese and Andean Ducks. Meals: B, L, D
SOURCE OF SIBINACOCHA LAGOON – CCASCANA
Our three hour trek today takes us along the shores of the Sibinacocha Lagoon, reaching the Yayamari community next to the Yayamari Mountain – an incredible rocky peak (5500m/18040ft) looking down upon the lagoon. We will head across a pampa, likely seeing hundreds of llamas, alpacas and if we are lucky vicuñas, to the Abra Ccascana (5000m/16400ft) and its lagoon. Here we will be surrounded by majestis snow capped peaks, such as Montura and Chumpi, home to many rural communities. We will set up our last camp, and hopefully enjoy views of “Huallatas” or Andean geese and flamingos while we eat dinner and relax. Meals: B, L, D
CCASCANA – PHINAYA AND BACK TO CUSCO
Following breakfast in our picturesque campsite we will leave Ccascana for a 3.5 hour walk towards Phinaya, a small Andean community with a tiny church and no motorized vehicles. We will enjoy lunch together and then board our private transportation back to Cusco, arriving just after sunset. Meals: B,L
All listed departure and arrival times are approximate.
Campsites are subject to change according to our guide’s criteria and the evolution of the group.
Degree of Difficulty for this Trek: Challenging due to the altitude. We suggest an acclimatization period of at least 2 days in Cusco or over 3000m/9840ft.
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