- Category: Alternative Treks
AUSANGATE TREK IS off the beaten path of peru ,Ausangate Trek 5 Days, an amazing and less-known trek surrounding the snow-capped Sacred Mountain (“Apu”) of Ausangate (6.372m/20900ft) that takes you over mountain passes, awesome mountain scenery, remote Andean villages, hot springs and turquoise lakes.
This is an unforgettable hike recommended for lovers of mountain trekking searching for an intense experience in remote areas and wild nature. Ausangate Trek is in the Top Ten highly Recommended Treks in the World.
This is an unforgettable hike recommended for lovers of mountain trekking searching for an intense experience in remote areas and wild nature.This beautiful five 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.
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BRIEFING: The day before the trek, you will meet with your guide and meet all the members of your expedition group. Your guide will explain to you about the trek, route, and all the necessary recommendations will be provided to you according to the trekking season you choose. This briefing will take approximately 40 minutes, where you will receive your duffel bags that will be carried by the horsess along the trail.
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Highlight: ausangate mountain, colourfully dressed locals.
Location: About 3 hours drive east of Cusco, leaves from village of tinqui.
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Adventure Rating: this can be quite popular in high season but is still challenging - particularly the cold!
Level: moderate - difficult if acclimatized
Inca Trail Alternative: can be combined with a day trip to machu picchu at the beginning or end of your trip.
Departs: Any day with two people. We offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart any days.