Ausangate Mini Trek
PRICES IN DOLLARS
👥 Minimum number of people: 2
📅 Season: March/November
💪 Difficulty: High
Three days of hiking through the Ausangate Mountain are for experts in trekking and for those who are in excellent physical condition. Because you will walk more than necessary each day, the highest points exceed 5.000m, the climate varies from 0°C to 15°C.
Day 1: Cusco - Tinki - Upis
To start the trek, we will leave the city of Cusco at 6:00 am. On this 3-hour trip, you will pass through the small towns of, Urcos, Ocongate, Tinki and finally reach the community of Upis, located on the slopes of the Ausangate mountain.
After your first lunch, you will have free time to take a walk around the Ausangate lagoon. If you are well prepared physically, you can climb the glacier up to 5.300m. To reach perpetual ice, you do not need climbing equipment; you can only arrive with trekking shoes because the snow is in a very accessible place. Just in case, the tour guide will take a crampon and a rope.
Later, relax in the hot springs and enjoy your dinner.
Day 2: Upis - Pukaqocha - Paso Chillca - Ananta
Today will be the most challenging day because you will walk more than 18 kilometers and also pass 2 high points (Arapa pass 4.980m and Chillca pass 4.995m).
To start today’s activity, you’ll wake up at 5:00 am with coca tea in your store and at 5:30 am have a breakfast. Then, start walking uphill to Pukaqocha, where you will enjoy your lunch with beautiful views.
After your delicious lunch, we continue to the Ananta camp, where you will spend your second night. In the same way, this part of your adventure will be unique, since you will pass to the second-highest point, the Chillca pass. From where you will have the splendid beauty of nature.
Day 3: Ananta - Vinicunca - Cusco
Today is the last day of your adventure. To be the first to arrive at this colorful place, we will have breakfast at 5:00 am, then cross the Warmisaya pass (4.985m). From here, on the horizon, you can see the Rainbow Mountain.
We will try to get there before the crowd arrives by bus from Cusco. When you get to the lookout, take great pictures without tourists. After 9:00 am, this place will be full, more than a thousand tourists visit it every day.
After appreciating the natural beauty, you will begin to descend to the community of Chilliwani, where your private car will be waiting to take you to the city of Cusco.