Ausangate Tipical Trek 6D / 5N PRIVATE SERVICE

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7 days / 6 nights

Itinerary: Customizable


Ausangate is the highest mountain in southern Peru at 6380m (20,926ft) and dominates the Cusco valley. The locals worship it as one of the most powerful apus (deities) and on your trek your guide will show you how to leave an offering to this apu to ask for safe passage. This spectacular trek completes a circuit around the mountain, crossing high passes, camping by glacial lakes and wandering through a timeless landscape.You will pass herds of vicuña, alpaca and llama and small traditional communities where the locals still maintain the same lifestyle that they have for hundreds of


Day 01: Cusco / Tinqui.

A 6 hour drive in private bus takes us to Tinqui and the start of the trail. We set up camp here.

Day 02: Tinqui / Upis Hot Springs

We load our equipment onto horses and set out across the high pampas beneath Ausangate mountain. We stop for lunch at a scenic spot along the way before continuing to our camp by the hot springs of Upis. We will have a chance to soak aching muscles with a fantastic view of Ausangate.
Total distance: 16 km (10miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4400m (14,436ft)
Campsite altitude: 4400 m (14,436ft).

Day 03: Upis / Lake Pucacocha

After 2.5 hours, we cross the Arapa pass (4,850 m./15,322ft) From here descend past many small lakes until our lunch spot at Lake Vinococha.  We then continue to our camp beside Lake Pucacocha again with spectacular views of the glaciers of Ausangate
Total distance: 16 km (10miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (12,470 ft)
Campsite altitude: 4605 m (15,110ft)

Day 04: Pucacocha / Uchuy

A short climb takes us to the Apuchata pass (4900m) with views of the turquoise Lake Ausangateccocha below. We climb again to the Palomani pass (5,200 m/16,568ft.), the high point of the trail. A 2 hours descent leads us to yet another beautiful campsite.
Total distance: 16 km (10miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (12,470 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,650 m (8,700 ft)

Day 05: Uchuy / Lake Minaparayoc

We begin by ascending until we reach the Valley of the Viscachas, where we should have a chance to see some of these small creatures. Our path takes us through the community of Campa, from where we have great views of the snow peaks of Puka Punta and Tres Picos. We then cross the  Q’omerccocha, pass and have lunch by the side of the lakes. A final descent leads us to Lake Minaparayoc, where we camp.
Total distance: 16 km (10miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (12,470 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,650 m (8,700 ft)

Day 06: Lake Minaparayoc / Tinqui

We head down the valley through herds of llamas and alpacas reach the hot springs of Pacchanta where we can take a dip while the cooks prepare lunch. We then continue to Tinqui completing our circuit and spend one more night under the stars
Total distance: 16 km (10miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (12,470 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,650 m (8,700 ft)

Our private bus takes us back to Cusco, tired but with wonderful memories and a great sense of achievement


  • Duffel bag for 7 kilos of personal kit
  • Pre- trek briefing with guide on eve of departure
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Assistant guide for more than 9 people
  • Transportation from hotel to start of trail and from finish back to Cusco
  • Cook, dining tent, table, chairs and latrine tent
  • Horses and wranglers to carry supplies camping equipment and clients duffel bags
  • Drinking water on trail
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 afternoon teas 6 dinners  and trail snacks
  • Good quality two man tents
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen
  • Foam sleeping mat ( more comfortable inflatable ones can be hired for U$15)

Not Included:

  • Breakfast on Day 1
  • Tips for the guide, cook and wranglers.

What you need to bring:

  • Daypack
  • Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (can be hired at time of reservation for US$20 )
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
  • Strong, comfortable footwear
  • One complete change of clothing
  • Warm clothing for the evenings ( can reach minus 10 Celsius/14 Fahrenheit)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Sun hat
  • Sun block
  •  Insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
  • Camera, and spare batteries


  • Special dietary requirements: We are happy to cater for any special dietary needs. Please let us know at time of booking.
  • Sleeping bag hire: If required these can be hired for U$20 per person. Please let us know at time of booking
  • Sleeping mattress hire: we include a basic foam mattress but many find an inflatable mattress much more comfortable. These can be at hired for U$15. Please let us know at time of booking


  1. We suggest you arrive in Cusco at least two days before your trek to allow yourself time to acclimatize. The more acclimatized you are the more you will enjoy the trek.
  2.  Please let us know the name and telephone number of your hotel in Cusco so we can locate you if needed


Private Service Prices

  • 2 people US$865 per person
  • 3 people   US$815 per person
  • 4 people  US$765 per person
  • 5 people   US$740 per person
  • 6 people   US$715 per person
  • 7 people   US$690 per person
  • 8+ people US$665 per person

How to make a reservation:

To make a reservation please follow this steps:

Step 1.- Click in Book Now and fill in the form that show to you with all the information required.

Step 2.-We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$200 per person confirming your trek booking

Step 3.-Send an e-mail to with the code of the payment that you made.

Step 4.- You will get a confirmation e-mail from us with the conformity of your reservation.



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Cellphone.: +51 + 84 +984702211 / blackberry +51 + 84 + 984767043

Cusco - Perú