Ausangate Trek Ausangate Trek in Peru The Ausangate Trek starts once we pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m and travel in our private transport toward Chilca small community located in the shores of the Ausangate mountain where we will meet the our trekking crew. The bus trip will be for six hours. We’ll leave Cusco city toward the south and half-hour after we arrive to Urcos where we will stop for 40 minutes during this time, we will visit a traditional market where the locals exchange their products; after that, we’ll continue the trip passing several small countryside communities until Chilca campsite (3,800 masl) from where you will enjoy magnificent views of the stunning mountain scenery.
Ausangate Trek Ausangate Trek in Peru We’ll leave the camp at 07:00 a.m and start a gentle up through the Andean farming lands where we will have the opportunity to see different varieties of potatoes; after we hike 5 hours, we will arrive to Phinaya (4,200 masl) farm where people live herding their llamas and alpacas; at this place, we are at very base of the Ausangate mountain; we’ll continue the hike through the pasture with the presence of llamas and alpacas until we arrive to Hampapampa (4,500 masl) zone where we will camp. We will hike 8 hours aproximately.
Ausangate Trek Ausangate Trek in Peru After breakfast, we’ll be ready for the longest day. The trail climbs up to Hampa Pass (5,000 masl) and then descends through the ancient Moraine which is also habitat for Chinchillas mountain (Andean rabbits). We’ll continue Ausangate trek by the shores of the beautiful lagoons until we arrive at our campsite located in a colourful countryside community where people live in harmony with nature. At this place, there are natural hot springs where you can relax your muscles after this challenging trek and then enjoy the Pachamanca (traditional food) in the evening. We will trek approximately 8 hours.
Ausangate Trek Ausangate Trek in Peru We’l leave our campsite at 07:00 a.m and continue towards Tinki; downhill through a beautiful agricultural pasture where we will see native crops like potatoes, oxalis, beans, and quinoa. The trail descends, passing pastures and several communities of friendly people who will greet you in their native language, Quechua. At Tinki, the bus will be waiting for us to return to Cusco and transfer you to your hotel. We will hike 3 hours. B & L.
• One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips, can also be hired in our office for US$20.
• One pillow per person
• Well worn-in waterproof walking boots: Good quality, comfortable footwear is essential. Whatever you wear on your feet the most important thing is comfort. It is vital to ensure your boots are well worn in and lightweight.
• Waterproof clothing: A plastic poncho is recommended and can be purchased easily for approximately USD 2.
• A plastic bag to keep clean and dry your staff in your bag pack and duffle bag.
• A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
• Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
• Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
• Sandals or jogging shoes for a higher comfort while at camp
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
• Light wear (t-shirt, short pants) to hike on the jungle
• Flashlight/headlamp and batteries
• Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions) near please to charge the battery with electricity is the 3er day afternoon on the camp site.
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
• Sun block
• Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – no malaria risk has been reported
• Toilet paper
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc. Please note that we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. This recommendation applies for all clients being used to a specific snack, as it may happen that it is not included in our selection
• Water container and water for the first morning. Important notice: plastic water bottles are no longer allowed into Machu Picchu. Plastic water containers or metal ones are recommended
• Optionally: water- sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported any health problem so far
• Small towel
• Swimsuit (if you wish to go to the hot springs in AGUAS CALIENTES)
• Cash in soles
• Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order not to damage archaeological sites)
• Original Passports
• Trek Map(Will be provide in the briefing day)
We can hire the following to you:
• Sleeping Bag suitable for – 10deg PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS
• Walking stick lightweight aluminum - Two sticks are recommended for tough hikes. PRICE: USD 15 DOLLARS
• Single tent supplement (if you don’t want to share a tent) PRICE: USD 20 DOLLARS
USD $ 550