DAY 1 : CUSCO-TINQUI
We take the bus for 100 km to the
southeast from Cuzco in the morning. The road passes north of
Ausangate, and we leave the road a bit west of the mountain. We
camp in Tinqui at 3,800. As we fall asleep the setting sun
lights up the glacier on the NW face of Ausangate. (L,D)
DAY 2 : TINQUI-UPIS
We break camp and hike up to the Ausangate glacier. We set
up camp alongside the Upis thermal springs, about 4 kilometers
in the air. We bathe in the hot springs and the cold Upismayo
which runs beside our camp. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 : UPIS-PUCACOCHA
We break camp and hike up to a pass at 4,500, which
separates Ausangate proper to the east from a spur named
Quellacocha to the west. In the afternoon we pass Lake Pucacocha,
WSW of the summit and nestled among various minor peaks. The
setting sun plays in cascades of coloured ice where we finally
make camp. (B,L,D)
DAY 4 : PUCACOCHA-CHILCAPINAYA
We continue walking among high-altitude lakes in the valley
immediately south of Ausangate, which are unnaturally
green-blue. We rise to cross Palomani pass at 4,800 masl. This
is the highest point on the journey. We don't pass between the
massif and some spur, but rather rise to take advantage of a
gentler slope high on the mountainīs side. Here we can see east
over the large hand-shaped Lake Sivinacocha to the jagged,
snowcapped Vilcanota Mountains which cradle this valley. We
descend from the cold to camp at Chilcapinaya. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 : CHILCAPINAYA-PACHASPATA
We descend into the sunny Jampa valley, which is inhabited
by shepherds and their flocks of alpaca and sheep. We lunch in
the valley bottom, pass Lake Ticllacocha, then climb over a pass
at 4,650 masl. Camp is at the small Lake Qomercocha if we make
it, or at Pachaspata if dusk catches us there. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 : PACHASPATA-PACCHANTA
Breakfast. Step by step we descend, noticing the change in
temperature as we get lower again. Once we arrive in the small
village of Pacchanta we can rest and enjoy relaxing hot thermal
springs before lunch. We will set up camp for the night nearby.
DAY 7 : PACCHANTA-TIKI-CUSCO
Breakfast. Our last day is a short but enjoyable. We pass
through increasingly inhabited valleys among the headwaters of
the Paucartambo River on the north side of the mountain until
the sunsets. After lunch we will board our bus back to Cusco,
arriving late in the evening. (B,L)
-Professional English/Spanish Speaking guide.
-Private Bus in-out to the begin of the trail (Cusco-Tinki,
-Doubles Occupancies tents
-Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dinning tent,
stools, tables and Comfortable mattress.
-Horses and Mules to carry our equipment.
-Coffee breaks in the afternoons.
-All meals during the trek.
-First Aid kit .
-Personal Sleeping Bag
-Back Pack and Day pack
-Rain coat / poncho
-Water bottle, flash light, hat, sun block, sunglasses
-Chocolates, candies or other snacks
-Photo Camera + Films , Binoculars
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take the tour to avoid problems regarding the quality of the
service and help you to resolve it before you leave to your
country otherwise our agency is assuming that all your services
was ok therefore we are not going to accept any claims.
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