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  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: Hiking / Adventure
  • Max. Elevation: 12 km /7.5 m

Ausangate Trek 4D 3N

$900

Explore Ausangate  Trek  4 Days /3 Nights

This alternative amazing hike on the Ausangate trek it is without doubts one of the most beautiful hiking trails in Peru, this trek is completely different from the others, due to the dramtical bunch of mountains full of lagoons of diferent colors, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and being in conection with typical and folklorical andean lifestyle.

 

Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis – Hot Springs

  • Walked Distance: 13 km / 8 m
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,100 m / 13,450 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water
  • Weather: Dry and cold

We pick you up from your hotel at 4 a.m. to begin your adventure. We will have a private transportation to the beginning of the trek at Tinki. Tinki is a small Quechua village located near congate, located at meters . Once here we will meet our muleteer and mules. We will enjoy our first breakfast prepared by our expert hiking chef. Following we will begin a gradual, uphill hike. This will be three or four hours until we get to our lunch spot. Through the way, we will have amazing views of the highest snowy mountain in Cusco Ausangate, far in the distance. We will pass by traditional villages, and maybe meet some locals, dressed in their colorful, traditional clothing accompanying their indigenous llamas or working in the potatoe crops. Our lunch area is in an fantastic location, surrounded by dramatical mountains and an pretty view of  Ausangate. After lunch we will hike two hours until we get our campsite at Upis Alto, close by a nice hot spring. Upis Alto is a small village located at 4,100 meters. This is going to be our first basecamp at the skirt of Ausangate.

Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis – Hot Springs

  • Walked Distance: 13 km / 8 m
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,100 m / 13,450 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water
  • Weather: Dry and cold

We pick you up from your hotel at 4 a.m. to begin your adventure. We will have a private transportation to the beginning of the trek at Tinki. Tinki is a small Quechua village located near congate, located at meters . Once here we will meet our muleteer and mules. We will enjoy our first breakfast prepared by our expert hiking chef. Following we will begin a gradual, uphill hike. This will be three or four hours until we get to our lunch spot. Through the way, we will have amazing views of the highest snowy mountain in Cusco Ausangate, far in the distance. We will pass by traditional villages, and maybe meet some locals, dressed in their colorful, traditional clothing accompanying their indigenous llamas or working in the potatoe crops. Our lunch area is in an fantastic location, surrounded by dramatical mountains and an pretty view of  Ausangate. After lunch we will hike two hours until we get our campsite at Upis Alto, close by a nice hot spring. Upis Alto is a small village located at 4,100 meters. This is going to be our first basecamp at the skirt of Ausangate.

Day 2: Upis alto – Condor mountain pass – red lagoon

  • Walked Distance: 12 km /7.5 m
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,300 m / 14,100 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water
  • Weather: Dry and cold

After an early, nutritious breakfast we will get ready for the second day of the hike. This day, we will have wonderful views of the Ausangate snowy mountain. We will also see lakes,cascades, and maybe some llamas, alpacas as well as condors soaring above. We will have a three hour, uphill hike until we get the first pass, which is at 5,000 m. We will have beautiful landscapes of the Puna region which usually fully yellowish with small flowers on it. we will most likely get to see vicuñas, which are the most impressive, wild animals in Peru due to its beauty and the quality of its fur. Nowadays, their fleece is the most expensive fur in the world. After taking  some panoramic pictures, we will continue on a two and a half hour, gradual, downhill hike until we get to a beautiful area, where we will enjoy our second wonderfull buffet lunch. Following, we going to hike two and a half hours in order to get at our campsite, at Puca Ccocha (Red lagoon). This campsite is one of the most beautiful camping areas, located at the skirt of the Ausangate  peak and at the bank of the lagoon. We may see a sttuning sunset from this area.

Day 3: Red lagoon – Alpaca mountain Pass – Chillca – Black lagoon

  • Walked Distance: 15 km/9.3 m
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,400 m/ 14,435 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water
  • Weather: Dry and cold

We will wake you up early in the morning with a hot cup of coffee to begin one of the most beautiful days of our trek. We will enjoy the fantastic views of some of the highest mountains in the Andes, and the depths of beautiful valleys. We have two mountain passes as our goals today. After breakfast, we will begin with three hour, steep climb to Alpaca Mountain Pass at 5,100 meters elevation. Through the way, we have gorgeous views of a blue lake and the Ausangate snowy mountain. We may also see avalanches falling from the glacial hills. Once we reach the summit of our mountain pass, we will be right in front of Ausangate, so we will be able to be pleased by a dramaticl depth valley, and the many alpaca grazing all over these mountains. Right after taking some great pictures, we will continue for another two hours on a gradual downhill  hike, then we get our lunch area, located at the bottom of the Valley. We will apreciatte great scenes on our way down. After tasting our flavoury lunch and taking a siesta, we will hike two hours to the top of the mountain pass. Along the way, we will be able to see condors, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. Once we going to be on top of the mountain pass we will enjoy a cup or two of traditional coca tea which will be provided by our chef. Following it will be one more hour, downhill hike until we reach at our campsite at the banks of black lagoon, where we will taste our  daily tea time of hot chocolate and pop corn. This campsite is located pretty close to our final destination, the red and rainbow mountain. The starry sky over here is just incredible.

Day 4: black lagoon – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

  • Walked Distance: 12 km /7.5 m
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinking water
  • Weather: Dry and cold

After a yummy early breakfast with our team, we will will gradually hike uphill for an hour and a half until we arrive to the well known Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley, located at ,200  meters of elevation. Our tour guide will lead you to the perfect spots for postcard pictures. Our leader will also explain why these mountains are different from any other mountains in the Vilcanota mountain range. Part of the difference is cause to a composition of different  minerals, which make different colors of stone striations in the middle of the rainbow mountain. The rainbow and red mountain is one of the highlights in South America, and one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Peru.  After taking photos and connecting with place, we will continue on the expedition to the end of  the hike. Following is all downhill, along Valley. We will hike two hours downhill until we get to our  final lunch spot. Then we will drive for four hours back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel. We will be arriving to Cusco around 6 p.m.

 

Includes trip to ausangate trek

  • Professional english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, nowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our treks
  • Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits.
  • Briefing: The night before your trek departs, you will come to our office for your briefing. You will recieve  your duffel bag that will stay with our porters, while you hike. This duffel bag should not exceed 7kg/14 lbs and does need to include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
  • Porters: We include a personal porter, who is responsible for carrying your duffel bag. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffel bag until our evening
    basecamp.
  • Transportation: we going to have transportation included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 4:30 a.m. and be driven to the beginning of our trek, Upis Bajo
    (3,900 meters).
  • Equipment: Incas path has the best equipment. We use Eureka Timberline 4 tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a large dining tent to enjoy your meals in.
  • Food: Our expert hiking chefs cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let
    your guide know at your briefing. Food is typically all served as buffet.

We will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner each day, tea time and snacks. A snack will be provided each morning for you to enjoy through the hike. Your last meal with your expert chef will be after lunch on day four

  • Water: starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Incas path will supply ad much water as needed. The water we provide is boiled, filtered, and then cooled before distributing.
    You must bring your water bottles or camelback. We recommend carrying about 3 Liters worth a  day. You will be able to refill your water at each meal.
  • First Aid: Every Incas Path guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We  elaborate mandatory training sessions every February, which every single Incas Path tour leader
    must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes,cramp etc.) and oxygen.
  • Extras: We thing it´s the care to small details that separates us from other trek companies. Every trekker receives a small pillow to sleep with, a foam mattress for insulation, and a rain poncho. We going to work hard to create your best holiday.

Not Includes trip to ausangate trek

  • Rentals: Every trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips) are optional but necesary. If you don’t want to bring any of the
    above, they are all available for rent:
  • Sleeping Bag: $35
    Inflatable Air Mattress: $30
    Trekking poles Sticks (Pair): $30

 

ESSENTIALS

Passport
Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3
liters.
Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)
FOR YOUR DUFFEL:
Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and
air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.
4-5 wicking t-shirts
1-2 hiking pants
4 sets of undergarments.
4 sets of hiking socks
1 Fleece
1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
1 Rain jacket and pants
1 sun hat
1 wool hat
Headlamp: essential
Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
Comfortable shoes for camp
Hiking boots
Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least
Earplugs

TOILETRIES

Sunscreen
Face moisturizer
Bug spray
Handsanitizer
Wet wipes
Toothbrush and paste
Toiletpaper
Personal medication
First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Inside
Machu Picchu, no bag larger than 25 litters will be allowed in. If larger, you will need to store
outside in the Machupicchu check point. Some items are listed above and can be a personal
choice if you want in daypack or duffel.
Sunhat
Rain gear
Fleece
Camera
Music (IPhone)
Handsanitizer
Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips