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Ausangate 2D

2 DAYS

The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which includes the highest glacier Ausangate (6,385m) and three others over 6000m. It’s an excellent trekking area offering travellers more than you could ask for, spectacular mountains and glacier scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, flora (most of the plants are medicinal used by locals) and fauna like Condors, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and chinchilas. Picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Indians. It is high, windy and cold so be prepared.

Would you like to explore the best of the Peruvian Andes? Stunning landscapes, snowy peaks, beautiful lakes, hot springs, Peruvian wildlife, small Andean communities high in the mountains, and much, much more… With our short version of the Ausangate Trek we have created the perfect package to experience all of this in just 2 days!

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco –Tinqui-Pachaspata

We depart Cusco early the morning 5:00am approximately  for our three hour ride in private transport to the small village of Tinqui (3800 metres/ 12 464 feet). As Tinqui is located on the new Interoceanic highway we can now arrive here much more quickly that in previous years. We pass through beautiful countryside and several traditional villages including Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. Where you can get the breakfast then we will take our bus to keep driving to Pacchanta village where we will start our hike for 2 hours visiting wonderful lakes Azul Qocha ( blue lake)  where we have our lunch.After lunch we will keep walking toward our camp site 3 hours on the trail are wonderful and magnificent scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota, with great views of Ausangate. and we spend the night (4800masl/15900feet).

Day 2 Pachaspata –Pacchanta- Cusco

Wake up early have our breakfast then we are hiking 3 hours see several different coloured lakes where we have chance to see different types of Llamas and Alpacas in their natural habitat we also see the others mountains Pucca Punta and Pacchanta  finally we arrive to our lunch spot beside Q'omerQ'ocha lake. After lunch we hike for several hours before arriving at the small village of Pacchanta. We can soak in the thermal springs for a couple of hours, and even have a well-deserved beer! We will take in the afternoon our bus to back to Cusco.

Included

  • Tour guide
  • Horses & guides to carry the equipment
  • Horse for the participant
  • Tent for sleeping (2 people per tent)
  • Mattress
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on both days
  • Private transport from Cusco to Pacchanta at the beginning of the tour, and returning to Cusco from Ausangate

Not included:

  • Sleeping bag (available to hire if required)
  • Tips
  • Personal hiking equipment
  • Travel insurance

What To Expect

Usually, the Ausangate circuit takes 4 or 5 days, even 6 in some cases. So, for those travelers who do not have that much time we have created a trek which is just as beautiful as the whole Ausangate trek, but takes much less time. In just 2 days you will have the opportunity to see stunning landscapes of Andean snow-capped peaks, numerous mountain lakes and friendly local communities. You will reach almost 5000 m.a.s.l., as we pass through small villages high in the mountains, and you will learn about llama and alpaca farming as we meet herds of these animals along the way. At the end of the trek you can relax in the hot springs with the view of the Ausangate summit, the fifth highest mountain in Peru. Sound good? And that’s not all.  Due to the high attitude of the trek, and to offer a different experience, we also have an option to do the whole trip as a horse-riding tour, or a combination of the two with an option to do part of the trail hiking, and part horse-riding to give you the best of both worlds!
Additional Info
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability Not wheelchair accessible By hiring an extra porter, you are contributing to the economic wellbeing of the porter directly and to his community in general. This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Places to Visit

Ausangate, Pachanta, Cusco

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