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Price Information

US$ 690.00 p/person

(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)

Please Note

PRIVATE AUSANGATE TREKS:
2 person US$ 890 each
3 person US$ 840 each
4 person US$ 790 each
5 person US$ 720 each
6 person US$ 690 each
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FIXED DEPARTURES:
GROUP TOUR
US$ 690.00
Minimum 6 person

Difficulty

Distance: 70 km Duration: 6 Days
When to go: Best from April to October
Altitude: 3,800m/12,464ft to 5,165 m/ 16,941ft
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Modality: Trekking, scenic and Cultural
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota -Cusco.
Day Temperature:15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature:4ºC to -10º C
Remark: 2-3 day acclimatization required.

Briefing

At 7.00 pm at your hotel or at our Office Calle Garcilaso 270, it takes 20-30 minutes if you want also it can be at your hotel.

Transport

Private transport in and return.

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Auzangate Mt. Loop 6D/5N

Last Minute Information

  • DAILY DEPARTURES !!! You must book and pay a deposit well in advance. For high season (May to October, 5-4 months in advance.) Low season (November to April, 3-1 month in advance.)
  • FAST COUPLES or GROUPS BOOKING: Choose on the Calendar the date of your preference, fill out with your personal details, then below fill out details of your group in Traveling with: once you have finalized you will receive an email with a Reservation Code (Purchase number) to pay a booking deposit with. (If you would like to pay your booking deposit individually, then you must book each of you separatelly.)
  • HOW TO BOOK AND CONFIRM.- Choose your preferred date on the Calendar (Leaving Dates) fill out with all the requested details, you can book for 2 or more person just complete details on traveling with: soon you will receive a reservation code (Purchase Number) and you can pay a booking deposit of US$ 200.00 per person (or the total cost of the tour) through Western Union to Mr: Irwin POMA FLORES (Peru) or Pay a booking deposit ONLINE on Step 3: TO PAY with Master Card or Visa card US$ 200.00 + 5% $210.00 per person. OR pay with Paypal USD$ 200.00 plus 6%.(USD$ 212.00 pp)
  • Final Balance of your tour must be paid at your arrival to Cusco or before.

Special Offer

Auzangate Mountain is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota. The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Nevado de Ausangate (6,385m) and three others tops over 6000m.
It's excellent trekking circuit offering to the traveller everything you could want: spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Quechua people. This is a moderate to challenging trek, not technical with several high passes and often freezing cold nights so be prepared. This beautiful six day trek starts and finishes at the small Andean village of Tinqui and takes you around the massif of Ausangate mountain and over three high passes (two of them over 5000m).
It is essential to be properly acclimatized for this hike spending at least two or three days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before starting.

The peak of Auzangate is considered by the local people to be a sacred Apu and it is the central most powerful point of pilgrimage for today’s Quechuas descendents. This fascinated trek can be also combined with famous Inti raymi fest, Sun`s festival in Cusco or the winter solstice fest in Qoyllor rity snow capped mountains opposite from Ausangate.

Distance: 74 km
Duration: 6 Days
When to go: Best from April to October
Altitude : 3,800 masl to 5,165 masl
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Modality: Trekking, scenic and Cultural
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota - Cusco
Day Temperature: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature : 4ºC to -10º C
Remark : 2-3 day acclimatization required.

Program Itinerary

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

Early transfer from your hotel in Cusco ( 06:30 am ) , 3 hours drive on a new highway to Tinqui 4,000 masl a village 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 Auzangate. 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 snow capped mountains. 6 hours to walk in a acclimatizing hike. There are thermal springs at Upis where we can enjoy a swim at the end of the day.

B - L - D

2 People per Tents

4435m/14592ft

3350m/11021ft

16 Km

6 - 7 hours

Day 2: UPIS to JATUN PUCACOCHA

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 Jatun Pucacocha 4585m which is at the bottom of one of the Ausangate glaciers, around 6 hours to hike.

B - L - D

2 People per Tents

4757m/15650ft

4585m/15084ft

17 Km

6 Hours

Day 3: JATUN PUCACOCHA TO HUCHUY FINAYA/PAMPACANCHA

A beautiful day. We leave camp and climb steadily to Ausangate Pass 4850 masl. We descend to a beautiful lake Ausangatecocha 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. Around 6 to 7 hours to hike.

B - L - D

2 People per Tents

4850m/15956ft

4500m/14850ft

16 Km

6 - 7 Hours

Day 4: HUCHUY FINAYA TO QOMERCOCHA/ LAGUNAS TICLLACOCHA

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. Around 6 hours to hike.

B - L - D

2 People per Tents

4800m/15792ft

4650m/15298ft

17 Km

6 - 7 Hours

Day 5: LAGUNE QOMERCOCHA TO PACCHANTA

We circle around the lakes Ticllacocha and climb for 2 hours to the last Jampa 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

B - L - D

2 People per Tents

4950m/16285ft

4250m/13982ft

15 Km

7 - 8 Hours

Day 6: PACCHANTA TO CUSCO

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.

B - L

4250m/13982ft

3350m/11021ft

8 Km

4 Hours

What is Included:

  • Private 4x4 transportation to Tinqui (day 1) and return to Cusco (day 6)
  • Horses to carry all the camping equipment, food, fuel
  • Cooking equipment and Passengers belongings (8 kg per person)
  • SAS provides a duffle bag for your belongings
  • All 15 meals during the trip (5 lunches / 5 dinners / 5 breakfasts)
  • Expert bilingual guide English /Spanish. (guides in French, German
  • by request)
  • Cook, assistant,horsemen /assistants
  • Camping equipment tents for 2 person and mattress are provided
  • Dinning tent
  • Toilet tent
  • Boiled water is provided during the trek.

What is not Included:

  • Sleeping Bags Down US$20 for 4 nights
  • Trekking poles a pair US$20
  • Snacks, dried fruits, raisins, energy cereal bars, chocolates
  • Back Pack $20
  • Hot springs 5 soles:
  • Optional Tips for the crew, Guide cook and horseman.

We recommend that you bring

  • Change of clothes for the whole period of the trek & a daypack
  • SAS provides a duffle bag to transport your belongings ( 8 Kg each)
  • Minus 5 º C down sleeping bag
  • Hiking boots, strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
  • Trekking poles: Poles with metal tips are allowed on this trek
  • Warm clothes : layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermals : Gloves / scarf : wool socks / woolen hat for cold nights
  • minus 9 ºC
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zipoff to short pants for a
  • comfortable day walks
  • Flash light or head torch and batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries (batteries consume more quickly under
  • cold conditions)
  • Sun block / hat to protect you from the sun, rain and cold and
  • sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit
  • Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
  • Toiletries / toilet paper / small towel
  • 2 litre water bottle : disposable water bottles are not recommended
  • Original passport
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs etc (in soles)
  • Emergency money at least 200 extra soles
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs.Optional
  • Thermal Rest inflatable mattress
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Social activities toward the children in our hike to Upis, Pacchanta, Jatun Finaya in Ausangate Please feel free to bring with you some warm clothes, toys, books and school equipment not necessarily new, and generic medicines for respiratory infections, flu, influenza, bronchitis, headaches, etc. the children will appreciate enormously with their unique smiles.

Recommendations

  • Sun is very strong at this part of the Andes, a good sun cream block is essential,
  • A very good down sleeping bag and warm clothes are neccesary

Please note

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: We recommend you to obtain a personal Travel Insurance, including Medical Problems, Baggage loss or damage. If you need help to find a travel Insurance Company please let us know. Eg, Nomad Travel Insurances.
  • PRIVACY POLICY: All the information you provide us, full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, telephone number, and address or your credit card info will be used strictly to process your trip arrangements. This information will not be shared with anyone.

Booking Information

  • Firstly.- Before you book your tour we urge you to read all the information, descriptions, general details, booking conditions and tour notes for your trip.
  • Step 1.- CLICK ON: AVAILABILITY AND BOOKING**
  • Step 2.- REGISTER your TOUR and fill in your personal details in separate forms. You will receive a Reservation Code (eg: 240611001) It is possible to pay for 2 or more person with 1 Reservation Code, so we can secure your train tickets and tour together.

Terms & Conditions

  • SAS Travel Cusco Perú - CONDITIONS of 6 DAY AUSANGATE TREK
  • 1. You must advise SAS travel of any medical problems or allergies. You need to be in good physical health and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 65, then you will need to present us with a current medical certificate.
  • 2. You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the service of the guide or tour
  • please advise the guide in that moment so he can resolve any problems as soon as possible.
  • 3. You must pay for your tour in full by 12:00 noon, 2 days before your departure.
  • Payment of your balance in the Cusco SAS office is requested in cash. US $ is easier but if you choose to pay in soles the rate charged is generally 3.0 soles = US$1 You can withdraw US$ or soles from the many ATM machines. Generally more economic on debit cards.
  • If a final payment is not made by 12 noon the day before any tour or service such as the Inca trail, the total balance will be charged to the credit card + the 5% commission.
  • 4. Unless you hire an extra porter / mule you need to carry your back pack and sleeping bag .
  • This is a long trek so could be very helpful.
  • 5. Change of dates is only possible if the group is still left with more than a minimum and you are changing to an establised departure date. Change of date has a fee of $25 .
  • Cancelation :
  • 7. a Cancelation of tour up to 2 months before departure incurs a loss of the $100. non refundable deposit.
  • 7. b. Cancelation of tour within 2 months and 1 month of departure incurs a loss of 40% of total tour cost...
  • 7. c. Cancelation of tour within 1 month and 1 week of departure incurs a loss of 60% of total tour cost...
  • 7. d. Cancelation of tour within 1 week - 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 75% of total tour cost...
  • 7. e. Cancelation of tour within 48 hours of departure incurs a loss of 85% of total tour cost...
  • 8. If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter and mule will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are paid at the expense of the passenger. If you fail to complete the tour due to illness we will assist you to meet with your group at Machupicchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund from the original payment, however we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be used to present to your travel insurance company.
  • 9. SAS Travel will take all reasonable care in providing service to our clients to avoid accident, illness, loss of personal property and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. SAS Travel cannot however be responsible for any action or event that was unforeseeable or unavoidable. We also cannot be responsible for improper acts by clients or other third party. You are totally responsable for your own personal property and rented equipment.
  • 10. SAS Travel does not take responsibility for additional costs due to unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal items, etc. It is the clients responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
  • 11.- Ausangate trek is recommended in dry season. Unexpected rain can cause snow falls causing difficult trekking conditions and possibly closure of the pass. In the case of snow falls SAS can not be held accountable for the need to take an alternative route. You would also need good quality trekking boots and equipment to protect you against snow related conditions, cold and glare. In extreme cases when “Ausangate trek” is declared closed for safety reasons SAS travel can replace your trek with an alternative trek such as 5 Day Salkantay Trail or 4 day Lares trek and your booking deposit money will be used for this or if you prefer an alternative tour such as 4 day lake Titicaca package or Jungle trip etc.to give you some of the many options.
  • 12. When paying the balance in Cusco, there will be a * 3% comission if you choose to use travellers cheques and a 5% comission for use of credit card