Ausangate Trek 5 days
The Ausangate Trek 5 Days provides an authentic immersion into Andean culture, where you’ll encounter humble communities where inhabitants continue to converse in the Inca language (Qhechua) and uphold traditional ways of life. Additionally, you’ll witness vast herds of alpacas. If you seek an authentic Peruvian trek off the well-trodden path, then this is the ideal expedition for you.
Our revised itinerary steers clear of numerous regions that are experiencing an influx of fellow trekkers, preserving the serenity of your journey.
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The 5-day Ausangate trek presents a diverse spectrum of wildlife, encompassing majestic condors, graceful alpacas, agile viscachas, elusive vicuñas, formidable bobcats, and majestic pumas. Our exclusive campgrounds are strategically situated, offering breathtaking vistas of Ausangate Mountain from various perspectives. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in two invigorating hot springs baths and marvel at the trek’s iconic rainbow mountains! The vividly hued mountains in the Vinicunca region are arguably among the most awe-inspiring natural wonders you’ll encounter in our nation!
Why book the Ausangate trek 5 days with us?
- Nights will be spent in our Cabins and Refuges.
- Our itinerary is meticulously crafted to facilitate acclimatization before embarking on challenging hikes.
- We extend group discounts.
- Mules are responsible for transporting all equipment and provisions, allowing you to travel light.
- Our service for the Ausangate trek over 5 days is exclusively provided by our company; we do not share it with others.
- We maintain intimate group sizes, with a maximum of 2 to 8 participants. This sets us apart from travel companies that accommodate larger groups.
- Sap Adventures is a locally owned Travel Company, wholly licensed as an Ausangate operator.
- Our Tour Guides prioritize staying current and engage in an extensive program of ongoing professional development. We are passionate about showcasing the captivating and astonishing Ausangate trek.
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AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS ITINERARY
Day 1: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinqui – Upis
We commence our journey from Cusco at 06:00 am aboard a private van, heading towards Upis Pampa. En route, we traverse the Urcos district and continue until reaching Tinqui, where we can make a brief stop to explore the local market. Upon arriving at Upis Pampa, we indulge in a hearty breakfast before embarking on our adventure, departing from the hamlet of Quinsapucyu and concluding at Upis Huarmisaya. During our hike, we are treated to breathtaking vistas, including the awe-inspiring Mount Ausangate, and have the opportunity to interact with indigenous farmers donning their traditional attire. Upon reaching our campsite, a delectable lunch awaits, meticulously prepared by our skilled chef. Later in the afternoon, we have the option to either embark on a 2-hour round-trip hike to Upis Lake or soak in the rejuvenating hot springs.
- Hiking Distance: 7km/ 4,5 mls.
- Duration: 3 hours roughly.
- Elevation: 4,220 m/ 13,840 Ft.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,320 m/ 14,100 Ft.
- Accommodation: Cabins
Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha- Ananta
We begin the day with an early wake-up call at 5:00 am, complete with a serving of coca tea delivered to your cabin. Following this, we proceed to pack our belongings, enjoy breakfast, and embark on our trek. The initial leg involves an uphill climb to Arapa pass, elevating to 4958 meters, followed by a gentle descent leading to our lunch spot near Lake Pucacocha. After relishing a delectable meal, we continue our journey, ascending to the second pass known as Pucacocha pass, standing at 5000 meters. Subsequently, we embark on a downhill hike lasting a couple of hours, eventually reaching our campsite named Ananta, where we will spend the night in our mountain huts. En route, you’ll have the opportunity to admire various glacier peaks, meandering rivers, pristine small lakes, herds of alpacas, encounters with local herders, and, of course, your knowledgeable guide will be there to provide insights about the region.
- Hiking Distance: 14km/ 8,660 mls.
- Duration: 8-9 hours.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,420 m/ 15,400 Ft.
- Accommodation: Mountain Huts.
Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Cocha
Your day begins with a 4:00 am wake-up call, accompanied by a revitalizing cup of coca tea. After savoring a nourishing breakfast, we proceed to pack our belongings and embark on our journey. We commence the hike towards Surini pass, situated at an elevation of 5051 meters. From this vantage point, you’ll be treated to a panoramic view of the vibrant mountains that surround you, with Rainbow Mountain still visible in the distance. We then descend to the circular lake and continue traversing Peruvian terrain that is relatively level until we reach Rainbow Mountain.
Here, we will have the opportunity to bask in the breathtaking beauty of the colorful mountains and their picturesque surroundings, arriving at Rainbow Mountain around 08:00 am. Subsequently, we commence a 2-hour descent to Alqatari, where we will partake in both lunch and dinner, concluding the day by spending the night in our mountain huts. Along the way, our path will lead us through quaint villages, and you’ll have the pleasure of encountering Llamas and Alpacas.
- Hiking Distance: 13km/ 8,345 mls.
- Distance: 6-7 hours.
- Difficulty: moderate/Difficult.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,420 m / 14,500 Ft.
- Accommodation: Shelter.
Day 4: Ausangate Cocha – Quinsacocha – Jampa
Following a delightful breakfast, we commence our ascent towards the pinnacle of the Ausangate trail, reaching the zenith of our journey at 5300 meters, known as Palomani Pass. At this point, you’ll experience a sensation akin to being in the heavens, elevated above all other treks in the Cusco region. The remarkable landscapes of canyons and valleys in the Andes unfold before you, with the possibility of spotting soaring Condors in the vicinity. Upon reaching the summit, you’ll find yourself at the base of Ausangate Mountain, revered as the guardian deity by the local inhabitants.
Throughout our journey, we’ll encounter a diverse array of natural wonders, including towering glacier peaks, babbling streams, meandering rivers, crimson-hued lakes, charming chinchillas, herds of alpacas, interactions with local herders, and encounters with llamas. We’ll navigate through undulating terrain, arriving at our lunch destination known as Huchuy Phinaya. After indulging in a delectable lunch, we continue our hike for an additional hour, culminating at our campsite, Surapampa. This campsite is nestled in close proximity to a rocky area, providing ample opportunities to observe Chinchillas perched atop the rocks.
- Hiking Distance: 14 km/ 8,5 mls.
- Duration: 8-9 hours.
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Campsite Elevation: 4,620 m/ 15,190 Ft.
- Accommodation: Tents.
Day 5: Jampa – Pacchanta – Cusco
Today marks our passage over the ultimate summit, as we embark on a 3-hour uphill hike to reach the final pass at an elevation of 4900 meters. From this vantage point, we are treated to captivating vistas of additional glacier peaks and the resplendent Ausangate’s seven lakes. Subsequently, we begin our descent towards our designated lunch locale, known as PACCHANTA, where our skilled cook and horsemen will prepare our last supper.
PACCHANTA boasts a delightful natural hot spring nestled amidst the mountains. After five days of trekking, indulging in a soothing bath in these hot springs is a rejuvenating experience, and you may even choose to savor a refreshing beer. Furthermore, you’ll have the opportunity to acquire exquisite handmade crafts from local artisans. Following this, we bid farewell to our horsemen and board our private van for a 3-hour journey back to Cusco. Your return to your hotel is anticipated around 6 pm.
- Hiking Distance: 12km/ 7,5 miles.
- Duration: 6 hours roughly.
- Difficulty: moderate/Difficult.
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