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Apu Ausangate Trek - Peru

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1:

You will leave early in the morning following the valley to the south out of the city of Cuzco. You will then arrive to the town of Tinki, which is where you’ll start the trek. You leave the town of Tinki walking towards the south on a gentle gradient, with a magnificent view of the snow-capped peak of Apu Ausangate. This scenery around you is typical of the Puna region, where the ichu (local wild grass) and the wind will be our companions.
Afterwards, you will reach the pampas of Upis, where you will then advance towards the Apu Ausangate and set up our campsite with a spectacular view.

Meals: lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4,447 masl / 14,589 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 3,778 masl / 12,395 ft.
Distance Travelled: 8 hours
Approximate Hiking Time: 10 km / 6.21 ml

Day 2: Upis-Abra Arapa-Ausangateqocha

You begin the walk uphill under the watchful gaze of the most important Apus of the Andean south. On your way you can appreciate how beautiful and powerful the geography is in this part of the southern Andes. Once you reach the abra (high-mountain pass) of Arapa, you will have a magnificent view of this mountain chain. Upon crossing the pass, you’ll walk towards Sonccococha, Pukacocha, Ccomercochas, all of which are beautiful high-Andean lakes.After lunch, you will briefly climb uphill to cross the Ausangate pass and descend to our campsite on the beautiful Ausangatecocha.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4,650 masl / 15,255 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 4,447 masl / 14,589 ft.
Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.94 ml
Approximate Hiking Time: 9 hrs.

Day 3: Ausangatecocha-Abra Palomani-Hatunpampa

Today is an important day as you will reach the first of the two high passes, abra Palomani. It is a short uphill walk from our campsite to the highest pass of our trek. You will enjoy unique scenery at 5,000 meters above sea level. The descent will take you to the Huchuy Phinaya settlement where you will have lunch. After a short rest, you will continue the trek on a gentle gradient towards our campsite at Hatunpampa. Once there, you will be able to enjoy a high Andean flat-land surrounded by snow-capped peaks. You will stay overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 5,125 masl / 16,814 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 4,650 masl / 15,255 ft.
Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.94 ml
Approximate Hiking Time: 9 hrs.

Day 4: Hatunpampa- Abra Janca-Pacchanta

Another challenge today: the second high pass over 5,000 masl, the Janca abra. Beautiful Andean scenery where the Andean camelids live in harmony among the mountain peaks, watched over by the spectacular Colquecruz, a snow-capped peak. You will follow the path downhill to the lunch spot, and then continue on to the town of Pacchanta and its relaxing thermal baths.An excellent end to one of the hardest days on the trek.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 5,070 masl / 16,633 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 4,300 masl / 14,107 ft.
Distance Travelled: 14 km / 8.69 ml
Approximate Hiking Time: 8 hrs.

Day 5: Pacchanta-Tinki-Cuzco

We return to the town of Tinki where we enjoy a delicious Pachamanca, an Andean way of cooking. After a typical Andean lunch, we take our transport back to the city of Cuzco, where we will have transport ready to take us back to our respective hotels. End of our services.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4,300 masl / 14,107 ft.
Minimum Altitude: 3,778 masl / 12,395 ft.
Distance Travelled: 10 km / 6.21 ml
Approximate Hiking Time: 5 hrs.

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