• inca trail to machupicchu::this trip is terrific option for those who want to experience the beauty and wonder of arriving at machupicchu. on this trek we will find many archaeological sites, cloud forests, waterfalls, an abundant variety of fauna and flora.
  • salkantay to machupicchu::this lovely and varied salkantay trek hike is the soft option from soray since the pass is lower though still a tough 4,750m 15,580ft and then is mostly downhill through forested valleys, above deep ravines, ending at 1,500m.
  • sacred valley tour::it is a setting of picturesque communities, impressive terraces and many important archaeological sites. you will find the fortress of ollantaytambo, pisac with its inca canal 3km long and chinchero.
  • choquequirao::grandiose and mysterious, this abandoned city has lots of parallels with machu picchu and there are a variety of theories about its function. copesco has partially cleared the site and there remains a lot more to be discovered.
  • manu biosphere reserve::we may encounter an agami heron or a sungrebe and brown cappuchin monkeys are usually feeding on fruits nearby. specially constructed piers that jut out into the lake enable us to look for a family of giant otters that live here.
  • ayahuasca ceremony 5d 4n::These ayahuasca ceremonies combine the great experience of the ayahuasca ceremony plus an amazing jungle tour both of them in special locations one in an original healing center called Capitary which facilities were made to relax you after the ayahua
  • Ayahuasca Preparation Ceremony::Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel, then we visit Belen market to know about natural medicine, drinks and handicrafts in  Pasaje Paquito.  After that we visit the Maniti rescue place  trichechus

ausangate snow trek 6d 5n

Mount Ausangate (6,380m) is the highest and most sacred mountain in southern Peru, which for centuries has been central to the religious beliefs of the Andean people who still go on annual pilgrimages to its icy slopes.
Hiking completely around this mystical mountain, we camp near hot springs and turquoise lakes inhabited by numerous bird species, including Andean geese and the almighty Andean Condor. We walk amongst herds of llamas and alpacas in remote native Quechua villages.
During our adventure we will be well taken care of by our professional team of English speaking guides, cooks and wranglers with their mules. We also have some supporting saddle horses for the ones who rather ride than hike. With spectacular glacial vistas, uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for seasoned trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.

GROUP SIZE

Min. 2 / Max.  15

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 1: Cusco - Tinqui (3,800m)

We set off early from Cusco travelling by private or local bus (please see notes dependent on transportation) for approximately 6 hours to reach the small village of Tinqui. We pass through several traditional Andean villages and take time to stop enroute to take some photo’s, have lunch and stretch our legs. We spend the first night in a small hostel in Tinqui. (Lunch, Dinner).


Day 2: Tinqui - Urpis (4,400m)

After breakfast we meet our wranglers and arrange our equipment on mules and horses before setting off on our trek which is a gentle climb, crossing a large open plateau covered with ichu grass, the highland vegetation that is used to thatch roofs. After approximately 3 hours of walking we stop and have lunch. From here we take in the beautiful scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanote, with great views of Mt. Ausangate which spectacular 6,372m height and impressive glaciers inspired the locals to worship this mountain as a Sacred God. We continue walking for a around another hour and a half until we reach the hot springs of Urpis – a great place to camp for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

ausangate - upis


Day 3: Urpis – Ausangate Cocha (4,440m)

We continue our hike today ascending for around two hours to reach the Arapa Pass (4,850m). From this vantage point we can see the contrast in landscapes – dry desert-like hills reach the glaciers of Mt. Ausangate, while below the valley is a bright green. If we are lucky we might even see a condor in the skies! This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pukacocha, Hatun Pukacocha, and Qomerqocha). We take lunch closeby and then continue onwards for approximately two hours over our second mountain pass, Abra de Apuchata (4,900m). From here we descend for around an hour and a half towards our campsite at Ausangate Cocha. During the night you may be kept awake by the dramatic sound of ice falling into the lake – don’t be concerned, it is quite safe! (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).

ausangate - upis


Day 4: Ausangate Cocha – Qámpa (4,300m)

Today we depart early to ascend for two hours to our third mountain pass of Palomani (5,200m) which is the highest point on our trek. The silence of this remote wilderness is inspiring! From here we have an excellent view of the towering Santa Catalina peak (5,800m). Afer the pass we descend for another two hours through an area of llamas, alpacas and vicunas to reach Pampacancha (4,050m). From here we follow an uphill trail of approximately three hours that leads us to our campsite in Q´ampa (4300m). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

ausangate - qampa


Day 5: Qámpa – Pacchanta (4,300m)

After breakfast we ascend for around 2 hours until we reach the Q´ampa Mountain Pass (5,000m) where we may have the chance to spot the Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomerqocha lagoon before arriving at Pacchanta after an approximated five hour walk. Pacchanta is a little community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing dip. We camp and spend the night here. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

ausangate - pachanta



Day 6 - Pacchanta – Tinqui - Cusco

In the morning we leave Pacchanta and start to walk back to the village of Tinqui – our trek takes approximately two hours. Once in Tinqui, we board our transportation that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after nightfall.

ausangate

IMPORTANT NOTES

What is Included:

• Return transportation by Private Vehicle
• Professional English speaking Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
• All entrance fees
• Meals: 7 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 6 Dinners (we provide generous amounts of nutritious meals and beverages and have vegetarian options available)
• Horses to carry 7kg of personal luggage
• Personal duffle bags to put your luggage into
• Spacious tents (we use 3-man tents, but only put 2 people per tent)
• Sleeping mats
• Dining tent, kitchen tent, latrine tent
• Tables and chairs for the group
• Cook and cooking equipment
• Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
Emergency Oxygen bottle and first
What is not Included
• Sleeping Bag - can be hired from our office for $35 for the entire trek - warm downfeathered bags
• Extra horse in case you want to ride – $90 per horse (from 3 passengers upwards we include an extra horse)
• Gratuities


What should you Bring:

• A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
• Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
• Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
• Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters VERY IMPORTANT - THIS TREK GOES TO HIGH ALTITUDES AND SO YOU WILL HAVE COLD NIGHTS!!
• Sleeping bag - good ZERO DEGREE bag is required - can be hired from our office
• Wet-Wipes to freshen up
• Flashlight and batteries
• Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
• Sun block / Insect repellent / Toilet paper
• Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
• Water bottle and sterilising tablets (e.g. Micropur)
• Small towel and Swimsuit for hot springs
• Personal medical kit (although we do have our own first aid kit)
 

PRICES AUSANGATE FOR 2010
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
02 passengers $ 570-00 per person
03 passengers $ 520-00 per person
04 passengers $ 460-00 per person
05+  passengers $ 420-00 per person

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