Ausangate Trek 6 days

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Starting Altitude

4000m / 13123ft.

Walking Distance

76km / 37 miles

Highest Altitude

5165m / 16945ft.

Coldest Night

Every Day around 0º Celsius

Overall Difficulty

Moderate, though still difficult if you have average fitness


Ausangate is the highest mountain in the Cordillera de Vilcanota this Cordillera is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Nevado de Ausangate (6,385m) and three others tops over 6000m.

This hike is quite long and a difficult one because you have to walk 7 or 8 hours a day, so we recommend you to prepare well, doing shorter walks at the altitude of Cusco during 3 days before starting the hike. At this part of Vilcanota cordillera we can hike at heights above 5000 meters above sea level, and have a fabulous panoramic view of colorful lakes and nearby mountains.We can see the typical Andean animals as lamas, vizcachas, alpacas and vicunas in droves, we will be in contact with Andean people who speak Quechua and know about their costumes, economy and their way of living, their religion, their gods like the Apus, or sacred mountains considered by them as sacred spirits.


The minimum to open the departure is two people and our maximum is eight so if you guys are two we can do it!


Day 1: CUSCO – TINQUI VILLAGE – UPIS – (Hot springs Camping)

In the morning we pick up from your hotel in Cusco ( 07:00 am ) , 3 hours’ drive on a new highway to Tinqui village 4,000 masl on the high plains “altiplano” east from Cusco where we start our trek. We follow a wide gently climb path towards the northwest face of the massive mountain of Ausangate. We pass through fields and by scattered farm houses, and later in the day we start to see llamas and alpacas. We camp at Upis 4435m where we are surrounded by snowcapped mountains. There are thermal springs where we can enjoy a swim at the end of the day.
Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 hours.


Our first pass today. We climb for 3 hours to Arapa Pass 4757masl. From the Arapa pass we first traverse across an arid hillside and then we descend, sometimes quite steeply into a valley of deep blue glacial lakes and waterfalls. We camp by the lake Laguna hatun Pucacocha 4585m which is at the bottom of one of the Ausangate glaciers, around 6 hours to hike.
Approximate Walking Time: 7 Hours.


We leave camp and climb steadily to Apacheta Pass 4850 masl. We descend to a beautiful lake Ausangate cocha formed by a melting glacier. From the lake we climb again steeply on glacial moraine to the highest point on the trek Palomani Pass 5165 masl. From the pass there are extensive views of all the peaks in the Cordillera Vilcanota. We traverse and descend, a steeply dropping into the valley, then follow the valley down to camp near the remote village of Pampacancha 4500 masl.(Huchuy Finaya).
Approximate Walking Time: 9 Hours.


We follow up the Jampamayo River gorge to the small village of stone houses at Jampa 4650 masl. Towards Jampa the valley opens out more and the spectacular peak of Nevado Tres Picos, Qinsapunta “ 3 picks mountain” at 6093 masl. From Jampa we continue rising, then the trail starts to climb steeply to our highest campsite near the lakes Lagunas Ticllacocha 4800 masl.
Approximate Walking Time: 7 Hours.


We circle around the lakes Ticllacocha and climb for 2 hours to the last hampa Pass 4950 masl. which is surrounded by glaciers, huge mountains and glacial lakes. We descend down towards the village of Pacchanta 4250 masl. We camp near the village and we can enjoy the hot springs here.
Approximate Walking Time: 6 Hours.


An easy, 4 hour walk across open fields allows us our final close views of Auzangate, and brings us back to the village of Tinqui, where we meet our transport and return to Cusco. Returning to Cusco around 4 or 5 pm in the afternoon.
The night before your trek there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).

If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it.


Our Services Include:

  • Bus to trailhead (Cusco – Tinke)
  • Bilingual professional guides (English – Spanish).
  • Comfortable mattress
  • Igloo tents: 2 people in each 3-person-capacity tents, to allow for greater comfort and space to keep the backpacks. Mattress (sleeping pad),
    Dinner tent, bathroom tent, kitchen tent, tables & seats, table set,
  • Water filter.
  • Chef, healthy food (Vegetarian option available).
  • Meals (5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 snacks, 5dinners) – includes crepes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pastas, chicken, fish, meat, rice (all meals will be rich in carbohydrates for hiking) – Hot drinks like coca tea (excellent for the altitude) coffee, cookies, and popcorn.
  • Entrance fee Ausangate tourist circuit
  • Return bus to Cusco
  • First-aid kit, oxygen tank, and radio communication.

Does Not Include:

  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Tips for your guide and staff are much appreciated

How to book

How to book

To reserve your spot on the trail with travel one expeditions, each person must pay a deposit of $200.00 and then pay the rest at our office in Cusco two days before your trek beings. To get the student discount, please send us a scan of both sides of your student card through email at the time you wish to reserve your spot. The only one Accepted by Peruvian Government is the International ISIC card.
To make your deposit, please pay through our Paypal account by clicking the “Pay Now” button below.


Deposit for Hike

Instructions to send the warranty payment
Send your payment by:
1. Western Union you must send the payment with the name of our Agency Manager, please do not send the payment with other name.
With Western Union, you can send and get money quickly at any of our 117.000 agents or offices all over the world. Check on internet look for the nearest office of Western Union, ask for International sendings cashier, then you will get a form and you have to fill it in.
Complete the form.
Ensure you get the form to fill it in.
The payement is in american dollars and write the amount in letters.
Then write in numbers the amount you will send.

Copy the receptionist information as follows:

  • Name: Edgar
  • Surname: Tito Peralta
  • Identity Number: 23993399
  • Adrress: Urb san Borja baja L-17
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Do not forget to fill in your personal information. Pay to the cashier the amount you will send plus the charge of sending. You will be asked to display your identification. Once the deposit is done you will be given a bill that includes your MTCN: (Money Transfer Control Number).
Send us a mail indicating the amount you are sending and the MTCN, we will confirm the transference by e-mail,
Or by phone. (051-084-261631) then we will proceed to make all the payments.
We send an e-mail confirm the transference and re-confirm your reserves.
Huaynapicchu Climbing. – You need to book in advance too as the Inca trail because it has a limit capacity of 400 people per day which is divided in to 2 shifts. The first shift is at 7 am, and the second one at 10 am, each shift allows 200 people.
The climb is 50 minutes to an hour, it is a bit narrow but safe, the view of Machu picchu is breathtaking,The sun gate, Urubamaba valley and river.The Price is $70 us dollars.


Recommendations for the trek 

  • The waste or trash that you will generate during the route, please collect and leave it in the dumpster that exists in the route, if you are in the camping please bring your waste to the horse man or cook, they will leave it in recycling bags.
  • Campfires are strictly prohibited by the regulation, because the area is very vulnerable, the area has suffered many fires over the previous years.
  • it is not allowed pick up flowers, hunt animals or to take stones.
  • The route is quite safe, there are some sections that are narrow, where you need to be careful, in this place the view of the mountains is amazing, deep valleys, rivers. If you want to observe you must stop and then continue the tour to avoid any misstep or accident.
  • Firearms are prohibited.
  • It is not recommended to bring alcoholic beverages, because it is a historic sanctuary and because our fellow travelers deserve respect.
  • In case of any emergency, please contact immediately with the guide or trail workers who are on duty to assist any incident in the route.

Recommended Things to bring

  • Sleeping bag (you can rent at the office).
  • Bottle of mineral water.
  • Rain gear and/or plastic poncho (can be purchase in Cusco).
  • Hiking boots.
  • Warm jacket or fleece, t-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat and wool hat.
  • Flashlight.
  • Sun block.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Toilet paper and garbage bag.
  • Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs optional).
  • Camera, extra film and extra batteries.
  • Snacks, chocolates, energy bars.
  • Emergency money.
  • Walking stick (optional). Ausangate 06 days 5 nights


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