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The Ausangate mountain was and is currently one of the most important mountains since the Inca era, because in the concept of the Andean man this mountain represents one of the main deities according to the Andean cult and it is also one of the contemporary Christian cults. It is also known as Apu Ausangate.

The 5-day Ausangate Cusco trek that we offer below is designed so that you can get to know wonderful high mountain landscapes on a route that has not yet been highly promoted for tourist activity, you will be able to appreciate native communities, healing hot springs, beautiful landscapes full of mountains, lagoons of different colors, and Andean camelids in their natural habitat such as llamas, alpacas and vicuñas.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hike through the Vilcanota Mountain range, a breathtakingly beautiful mountain range approximately four hours south of Cusco.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the middle of the Andes mountain range surrounded by incredible views.
  • Contemplate the immensity of the valleys and enormous mountains from spectacular viewpoints.
  • Marvel at the gigantic highest glacier in Cusco and the colorful crystalline lagoons.
  • Discover the lifestyle of the Andean people and take the opportunity to interact with them.
  • Learn all about the local customs and traditions, as well as the local wildlife.
  • Learn about the wildlife of the Andes, including llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, condors and various birds.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • : CUSCO | OCONGATE | UPIS | HUAYNA AUSANGATE LAGOON
    We leave very early in the morning, from your hotel in the city of Cusco and head towards the town of Tinqui. We will walk two more hours until we reach the hot springs in Upis.
  • : UPÍS | ARAPA PASS | YANACOCHA | HATUN PUCACOCHA
    In the morning we will cross the Abra de Arapa, from here, descending through the valley passing through the green lagoon of Puqa Q’ocha until we reach the Ausangate Q’ocha lagoon and its turquoise blue waters.
  • : HATÚN PUCACOCHA | AUSANGATECOCHA | PALOMANI PASS | HUCHUY PHINAYA | SORAPATA
    From the lagoon we ascend towards the Palomani pass. From the pass we follow the path towards the valley. We will continue through the wide green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the valley of the Q’ampa River.
  • : SORAPATA | Q’AMPA PASS – PACCHANTA
    In the morning we start with the walk where we will pass through the small village of Q’ampa, then we will go to the last pass of this walk , Q’ampa, then we will walk for several hours before reaching the small town of Pacchanta, and you will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean town
  • : PACCHANTA | TINKE | CUSCO
    Relax in the hot springs this morning before walking to a small village. You will learn a little more about the customs and traditions before boarding our private transportation back to Cusco.

Day 01: Cusco | Ocongate | Upis | Huayna Ausangate Lagoon

We leave Cusco very early in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco and we head to the south of the city, approximately three hours of drive on our private transport to the small town of Tinqui (3800 m / 12,464 ft). . We pass through beautiful landscapes and several traditional towns such as Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. After lunch in Tinqui, here we will enjoy a tasty breakfast and meet the team of cooks and muleteers who will accompany us on our adventure.

We will start the walk where the first 3 hours of the road will become an unforgettable experience as we will cross the mountains in the Vilcanota mountain range, we will also meet local people dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional costumes.

From now on, if the weather allows , we will be able to observe the snowy peak or Apu Ausangate. We will walk two more hours until we reach the hot springs in Upis (4,400 m / 14,432 ft). As we walk, we will meet local people dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional costumes. You will also see many herds of llamas and alpacas. We will arrive at the thermal baths (Hot springs) of Upis (4,400m / 14,436ft) to enjoy our first lunch.

In the afternoon, we will walk to Lake Huayna Ausangate and enjoy a beautiful sunset that will cast its beautiful light on the snow from the glaciers that surround us. In the evening, it will be time for a tasty dinner and our first night on the mountain.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (10 km / 6.21 miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.250 m / 13.944 pies – 4.480 m / 14.698 pies )
  • ACCOMMODATION: Carpas

Day 02: Upís | Arapa Pass| Yanacocha | Hatun Pucacocha

We will wake up early and taste a delicious breakfast in the middle of the cold and high mountains and then we will walk for around 3 hours until we reach the Arapa Pass (4,850 m/ 15,908 ft) being one of the highest points on the trek. From here, we continue 3 hours and a half descending through the valley, passing through the green lagoon of Puqa Q’ocha until we reach the turquoise waters of the Jatun Puqa Q’ocha lagoon. From the top of the pass, the beauty of the landscape multiplies and you will be amazed at the natural beauty in this part of the world. You will be able to observe the size of the mountain range and, if you are lucky, the solemn flight of the condor, the largest flying bird in the world. Next, we will climb the second pass of Apuchata (4,900 meters / 16,072 feet), with a view of the impressive Ausangate Q’ocha lagoon and its turquoise blue waters. This lagoon is fed by the snow that melts from the snowy Ausangate. We will camp here the second night.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (11 km / 6,81 miles) – (6 a 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.400 m / 14.436 ft – 4.800 m / 15.748 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: ACCOMMODATION

Day 03: Hatún Pucacocha | Ausangate cocha | Palomani Pass | Huchuy Phinaya | Sorapata

Be greeted by the first beams of the sun with a delicious breakfast. Today’s trek begins by ascending for two and a half hours to the Ausangate Pass (4,750 m / 15,584 ft). From there, the immensity of the mountains will definitely exceed all your expectations. From the lagoon we ascend again towards the Palomani Pass (5,200 m / 17,056 ft) – the highest point of the trek. From the pass we follow the path to the valley where we can rest and have lunch. In the afternoon we will be able to appreciate the snowy peaks “Tres Picos” and “Punta Puca”. We will continue through the wide green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the valley of the Q’ampa River. Here our camp will be ready and waiting for your arrival. After a delicious dinner, a restful night awaits.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (16,5 km / 10,25 miles) – (8 a 9 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.500 m / 14.764 ft – 5.200 m / 17.060 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents

Day 04: Sorapata | Q’ampa Pass | Pacchanta

After waking up with a delicious breakfast in the mountains we start with the trek where we will pass through the small village of Q’ampa, then we will head northwest to the last pass of this trek – Q’ampa pass (5,000m/16,400ft). . Once again we will have the opportunity to observe lagoons of different colors and we will have lunch near the Q’oma Q’ocha lagoon. We will walk for several hours before arriving at the small town of Pacchanta. After our lunch, we will have the afternoon free and we will have the opportunity to revitalize and heal our tired bodies in Pacchanta’s medicinal hot springs.

We will establish a camp near Pacchanta and you will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean town, we will end the day satisfying your hunger with another delicious dinner. after having been in the medicinal water.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (11 km / 6.84 miles) – (6 a 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.100 m / 13.451 ft – 5.070 m / 16.634 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents

Day 05: Pacchanta | Tinque | Cusco

After the last breakfast, we will walk for 3 hours until we reach the town of Tinque, where we will visit the house of an Andean family to learn about various traditions that have been kept alive for generations in the middle of the mountains before taking the private transport back to Cusco. , arriving around 4:00 p.m.in Cusco and finishing the trek to the snowy peak Ausangate.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (7 km / 4.35 miles) – (3 a 4 hours)/span>
  • ELEVATION: (3.800 m / 12.467 ft – 4.100 m / 13.451 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • experienced guide
  • Kit – First Aid Kit
  • camping equipment
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Accommodation in campsites
  • Our sleeping tents
  • Inflatable mattress / and blankets
  • rain poncho
  • dining tent

Foods

  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Water
  • wake you up
  • Tea time or happy hour
  • Snacks on the go every day
  • One cloth lunch bag per person
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • team of porters
  • Team of Muleteers
  • Horses to carry canvas bag (we will provide you with a canvas bag for your things)
  • Transfer Cusco hotel – Upis – Pachanta -Hotel Cusco

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate Trek

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag
  • You can rent one from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Canes
  • You can rent a pair from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Tickets

How to book the Ausangate FLY CUSCO PERU trek?

In order to book the Ausangate trek with us, we will need a deposit of $200 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to bring to the Ausangate trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery-powered headlamps, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps).

Equipment rental for the Ausangate trek

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Ausangate Trek, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and December. It should be noted that the Ausangate Trek is open every day of the year except in February, the month of maintenance and heavy rain.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting Ausangate Trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Ausangate Trek.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Ausangate Trek?

You must make the reservation at least 5 days in advance. But it is advisable to do it in advance.

Do I have to make a deposit to guarantee my Ausangate Trek reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 200 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.

NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.
The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Ausangate Trek at 6:00 pm in our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Ausangate Trek?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.

However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to travel the Ausangate trek, Inca Trail or Salkantay Trek.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).
A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take on the trek at your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS” can leave any day of the week, from March to January. We did not do this hike in February due to the rainy season.

PRICE: US$ 600 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 300 per person

BALANCE: US$ 300 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

SEE HOW IT IS



HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Hike through the Vilcanota Mountain range, a breathtakingly beautiful mountain range approximately four hours south of Cusco.
  • Enjoy an unforgettable adventure in the middle of the Andes mountain range surrounded by incredible views.
  • Contemplate the immensity of the valleys and enormous mountains from spectacular viewpoints.
  • Marvel at the gigantic highest glacier in Cusco and the colorful crystalline lagoons.
  • Discover the lifestyle of the Andean people and take the opportunity to interact with them.
  • Learn all about the local customs and traditions, as well as the local wildlife.
  • Learn about the wildlife of the Andes, including llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, condors and various birds.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • : CUSCO | OCONGATE | UPIS | HUAYNA AUSANGATE LAGOON
    We leave very early in the morning, from your hotel in the city of Cusco and head towards the town of Tinqui. We will walk two more hours until we reach the hot springs in Upis.
  • : UPÍS | ARAPA PASS | YANACOCHA | HATUN PUCACOCHA
    In the morning we will cross the Abra de Arapa, from here, descending through the valley passing through the green lagoon of Puqa Q’ocha until we reach the Ausangate Q’ocha lagoon and its turquoise blue waters.
  • : HATÚN PUCACOCHA | AUSANGATECOCHA | PALOMANI PASS | HUCHUY PHINAYA | SORAPATA
    From the lagoon we ascend towards the Palomani pass. From the pass we follow the path towards the valley. We will continue through the wide green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the valley of the Q’ampa River.
  • : SORAPATA | Q’AMPA PASS – PACCHANTA
    In the morning we start with the walk where we will pass through the small village of Q’ampa, then we will go to the last pass of this walk , Q’ampa, then we will walk for several hours before reaching the small town of Pacchanta, and you will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean town
  • : PACCHANTA | TINKE | CUSCO
    Relax in the hot springs this morning before walking to a small village. You will learn a little more about the customs and traditions before boarding our private transportation back to Cusco.

Day 01: Cusco | Ocongate | Upis | Huayna Ausangate Lagoon

We leave Cusco very early in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco and we head to the south of the city, approximately three hours of drive on our private transport to the small town of Tinqui (3800 m / 12,464 ft). . We pass through beautiful landscapes and several traditional towns such as Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. After lunch in Tinqui, here we will enjoy a tasty breakfast and meet the team of cooks and muleteers who will accompany us on our adventure.

We will start the walk where the first 3 hours of the road will become an unforgettable experience as we will cross the mountains in the Vilcanota mountain range, we will also meet local people dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional costumes.

From now on, if the weather allows , we will be able to observe the snowy peak or Apu Ausangate. We will walk two more hours until we reach the hot springs in Upis (4,400 m / 14,432 ft). As we walk, we will meet local people dressed in beautiful and colorful traditional costumes. You will also see many herds of llamas and alpacas. We will arrive at the thermal baths (Hot springs) of Upis (4,400m / 14,436ft) to enjoy our first lunch.

In the afternoon, we will walk to Lake Huayna Ausangate and enjoy a beautiful sunset that will cast its beautiful light on the snow from the glaciers that surround us. In the evening, it will be time for a tasty dinner and our first night on the mountain.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (10 km / 6.21 miles) – (6 to 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.250 m / 13.944 pies – 4.480 m / 14.698 pies )
  • ACCOMMODATION: Carpas

Day 02: Upís | Arapa Pass| Yanacocha | Hatun Pucacocha

We will wake up early and taste a delicious breakfast in the middle of the cold and high mountains and then we will walk for around 3 hours until we reach the Arapa Pass (4,850 m/ 15,908 ft) being one of the highest points on the trek. From here, we continue 3 hours and a half descending through the valley, passing through the green lagoon of Puqa Q’ocha until we reach the turquoise waters of the Jatun Puqa Q’ocha lagoon. From the top of the pass, the beauty of the landscape multiplies and you will be amazed at the natural beauty in this part of the world. You will be able to observe the size of the mountain range and, if you are lucky, the solemn flight of the condor, the largest flying bird in the world. Next, we will climb the second pass of Apuchata (4,900 meters / 16,072 feet), with a view of the impressive Ausangate Q’ocha lagoon and its turquoise blue waters. This lagoon is fed by the snow that melts from the snowy Ausangate. We will camp here the second night.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (11 km / 6,81 miles) – (6 a 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.400 m / 14.436 ft – 4.800 m / 15.748 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: ACCOMMODATION

Day 03: Hatún Pucacocha | Ausangate cocha | Palomani Pass | Huchuy Phinaya | Sorapata

Be greeted by the first beams of the sun with a delicious breakfast. Today’s trek begins by ascending for two and a half hours to the Ausangate Pass (4,750 m / 15,584 ft). From there, the immensity of the mountains will definitely exceed all your expectations. From the lagoon we ascend again towards the Palomani Pass (5,200 m / 17,056 ft) – the highest point of the trek. From the pass we follow the path to the valley where we can rest and have lunch. In the afternoon we will be able to appreciate the snowy peaks “Tres Picos” and “Punta Puca”. We will continue through the wide green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the valley of the Q’ampa River. Here our camp will be ready and waiting for your arrival. After a delicious dinner, a restful night awaits.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (16,5 km / 10,25 miles) – (8 a 9 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.500 m / 14.764 ft – 5.200 m / 17.060 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents

Day 04: Sorapata | Q’ampa Pass | Pacchanta

After waking up with a delicious breakfast in the mountains we start with the trek where we will pass through the small village of Q’ampa, then we will head northwest to the last pass of this trek – Q’ampa pass (5,000m/16,400ft). . Once again we will have the opportunity to observe lagoons of different colors and we will have lunch near the Q’oma Q’ocha lagoon. We will walk for several hours before arriving at the small town of Pacchanta. After our lunch, we will have the afternoon free and we will have the opportunity to revitalize and heal our tired bodies in Pacchanta’s medicinal hot springs.

We will establish a camp near Pacchanta and you will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean town, we will end the day satisfying your hunger with another delicious dinner. after having been in the medicinal water.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (11 km / 6.84 miles) – (6 a 7 hours)
  • ELEVATION: (4.100 m / 13.451 ft – 5.070 m / 16.634 ft)
  • ACCOMMODATION: Tents

Day 05: Pacchanta | Tinque | Cusco

After the last breakfast, we will walk for 3 hours until we reach the town of Tinque, where we will visit the house of an Andean family to learn about various traditions that have been kept alive for generations in the middle of the mountains before taking the private transport back to Cusco. , arriving around 4:00 p.m.in Cusco and finishing the trek to the snowy peak Ausangate.

  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • DIFFICULTY: Moderate
  • WALKING DISTANCE: (7 km / 4.35 miles) – (3 a 4 hours)/span>
  • ELEVATION: (3.800 m / 12.467 ft – 4.100 m / 13.451 ft)

IT INCLUDES

Quality and safety service

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • experienced guide
  • Kit – First Aid Kit
  • camping equipment
  • Covers to protect your backpack
  • A canvas bag to carry your personal belongings and your sleeping bag
  • 24/7 customer support

Accommodation

  • Accommodation in campsites
  • Our sleeping tents
  • Inflatable mattress / and blankets
  • rain poncho
  • dining tent

Foods

  • Meals: 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners
  • Water
  • wake you up
  • Tea time or happy hour
  • Snacks on the go every day
  • One cloth lunch bag per person
  • hygiene products

Transportation

  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • team of porters
  • Team of Muleteers
  • Horses to carry canvas bag (we will provide you with a canvas bag for your things)
  • Transfer Cusco hotel – Upis – Pachanta -Hotel Cusco

Permits and tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate Trek

DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Sleeping bag
  • You can rent one from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Canes
  • You can rent a pair from our company, if you don’t have your own. US$20.00 per person
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Tickets

How to book the Ausangate FLY CUSCO PERU trek?

In order to book the Ausangate trek with us, we will need a deposit of $200 per person. Once we receive your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trip and the reservation form to complete. Here you have all the information that has to be filled in the form.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport)
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Passport number

What do I need to bring to the Ausangate trek?

  • We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
  • The original passport.
  • A small 50 liter backpack that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
  • A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
  • Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, sports shirts.
  • Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also carry bags plastic so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
  • A canteen with water for the first day of the walk. From the first lunch on day 01 you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
  • The use of a water bottle is mandatory along the Camino, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
  • Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
  • Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
  • Sun and mosquito protection items, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat or caps, and mosquito repellent.
  • Battery-powered headlamps, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps).

Equipment rental for the Ausangate trek

All our travelers need a sleeping bag for camping. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable in protecting from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). If you don’t have them, don’t worry, you can rent them with us in Cusco.

What is the best time to do the excursion?

Peru is a very large country with many different climates, for that reason it would be very difficult to define a good time to visit different places. However, we consider that the best season is from April to November. For the Ausangate Trek, the hottest season is from December to March, but it is also the rainy season. That is why we think that it is more pleasant to do a sunny but cold excursion than a warm but rainy excursion. For this reason, we recommend doing it preferably between May and December. It should be noted that the Ausangate Trek is open every day of the year except in February, the month of maintenance and heavy rain.

How many days of acclimatization do I need before starting Ausangate Trek?

If you come from a country that is less than 500 meters above sea level. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the Ausangate Trek.

How long in advance should I make my reservation for the Ausangate Trek?

You must make the reservation at least 5 days in advance. But it is advisable to do it in advance.

Do I have to make a deposit to guarantee my Ausangate Trek reservation?

Yes, no reservation will be guaranteed unless you have made a payment of a deposit of 200 per person through our 2 payment methods mentioned in our Book Now form. Important: None of the requested deposits include transaction fees.

What about the outstanding balance?

The outstanding balance can be given in cash the day before your trip in Cusco, it can be in dollars or soles, and if you prefer to use PayPal (a service fee of 6% applies). Also, you can pay us only by Visa credit card at our office (5% service fee applies). Let us know which of the payment methods is your preference.

NOTE: Payment must be made 1 day before your trip.
The tour must be paid in full no later than 7:00 pm one day before your departure (usually after the briefing).

Where will the information session take place?

This meeting will be held the night before the departure of the Ausangate Trek at 6:00 pm in our office located on Calle Portal de panes, office 201 (second floor). Plaza de armas de cusco. We can also coordinate that you carry out this informative talk in the lobby of your hotel, apartment, hostel or family home in Cusco.

How old do I have to be to do the Ausangate Trek?

People of all ages (from children, teenagers to retirees) are suitable to complete this trek as age is not a barrier if you have a positive mindset and an active lifestyle.

However, for all people over 60 to 70 years of age, we recommend that you visit your doctor before doing the Inca Trail. You must also bring us the signed authorization from your doctor indicating that you are fit to travel the Ausangate trek, Inca Trail or Salkantay Trek.

Canvas bag or canvas case?

You will receive a duffel bag or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will carry them along the way and deliver them when you arrive at each camp. They measure 2 ft x 1 ft (64 cm long x 36 cm wide).
A maximum of 7 kg / 15 lbs is allowed for each duffel bag, including the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothing and other personal items.

Can I store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During the trip, you can leave or store the things that you will not take on the trek at your hotel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things (at no extra cost). If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.

The “AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS” can leave any day of the week, from March to January. We did not do this hike in February due to the rainy season.

PRICE: US$ 600 per person

PRE-PAYMENT: US$ 300 per person

BALANCE: US$ 300 (commonly paid in Cusco after the informative talk)

Deposit charges

Please note that PayPal charges a 5% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only two guests.

We like to think that we trek a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.

Additional Items

Sleeping bag: $45.00

Poles (pair): $45.00

student discount

$25.00 discount

Student discounts apply to anyone under the age of 17.

TOUR PRICE

TREK TO THE IMPOSING AUSANGATE

5D/4N

Price from: US$500 per Person



Important: After making the payment, please contact us to register your purchase on our website.

+51 922 572 478

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