The Ausangate snow-capped mountain was and still is one of the most important mountains since Inca times, 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 main deities in the contemporary Christian cult. It is also known as Apu Ausangate.
The Ausangate Cusco 5 day tour that we offer is designed for you to know wonderful landscapes of high mountain in a route that has not yet been promoted for tourism, you can appreciate native communities, beautiful mountain scenery, lagoons of different colors, and Andean camelids in their natural habitat as llamas, alpacas and vicuñas.
We leave very early in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco and head towards the village of Tinqui, approximately three hours of travel. We will walk two more hours to reach the hot springs in Upis..
In the morning we will cross the Arapa pass. From here, we continue for 3 and a half hours descending through the valley passing by the green lagoon of Puqa Q'ocha until we reach the Ausangate Q'ocha lagoon and its turquoise blue waters.
From the lagoon we ascend to the Palomani pass. From the pass we follow the trail up the valley. We will continue through the wide green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the valley of the Q'ampa River.
In the morning we will start with the hike where we will pass through the small community of Q'ampa, then we will head towards the last pass of this hike - abra Q'ampa, then we will hike for several hours before arriving to the small village of Pacchanta, we will set up camp near Pacchanta and have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean village.
It is a 3 hour hike back to Tinqui, arriving approximately at 18.00 hours, to culminate this tour in Cusco to the Ausangate snow-capped mountain.
Most of the people living in the Ausangate region are very poor and live from animal husbandry and farming. A small group of farmers and our agency want to help these people. A small voluntary donation can help them to buy, for example, clothes or school supplies. The families will be very grateful.
We leave Cusco very early in the morning, pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco and head south-east of the city, approximately three hours drive by private transport to the small village of Tinqui (3800 meters/12,464 feet). We pass through beautiful landscapes and several traditional villages such as Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. After lunch in Tinqui, we will start the hike where the first 3 hours of the trail will be an unforgettable experience as we cross the mountains in the Cordillera del Vilcanota and if the weather allows us we will be able to see the snow-capped mountain or Apu Ausangate. We will hike for two more hours until we reach the hot springs at Upis (4,400 meters/14,432 feet). We will camp here for the night (4-5 hours of trekking).
En la mañana cruzaremos la abra de Arapa (4.850 metros/ 15.908 pies) siendo este uno de los puntos más altos en la caminata. Desde aquí, continuamos 3 horas y media descendiendo por el valle, pasando por la laguna verde de Puqa Q'ocha hasta llegar a las aguas turquesas de la laguna Jatun Puqa Q'ocha. A continuación, subiremos la segunda abra de Apuchata (4.900 metros / 16.072 pies), con vista a la impresionante laguna Ausangate Q'ocha y sus aguas azul turquesas. Esta laguna se alimenta de la nieve que se derrite del nevado Ausangate. Acamparemos aquí la segunda noche.
From the lagoon we ascend again to the Palomani pass (5,200 meters/ 17,056 feet) - the highest point of the trek. From the pass we follow the trail to the valley where we can rest and have lunch. In the afternoon we will be able to appreciate the snow-capped mountains 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. We will spend the third night in this area.
Very early in the morning we will start with the trek where we will pass through the small community of Q'ampa, then we will head northwest to the last pass of this trek - abra Q'ampa (5,000 meters/16,400 feet). Once again we will have the opportunity to observe colorful lagoons and have lunch near the Q'oma Q'ocha lagoon. We will walk for several hours before arriving at the small village of Pacchanta. We can enjoy the hot springs for a couple of hours and even have a well-deserved beer! We will set up camp near Pacchanta and have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean village (you have the option to stay in a basic hostel tonight).
It is a 3 hour walk back to Tinqui, where we will have time to explore this traditional Andean village before taking the private transportation back to Cusco, arriving approximately at 18.00 hours, to culminate this tour in Cusco to the Ausangate snow-capped mountain.
We will climb up to 5200m / 17060f. Combined with the extreme weather this trip can be hard work. We want you to remember this trek with a smile on your face, therefore please make sure you are well acclimatized, fit and healthy.
Since the weather can be very cold and cloudy your clothes once wet will not dry at night.
So take some clothes to change.
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