THE AUSANGATE ASCENT   4.5

Descripción

The Mount Ausangate massif (6385m), located in the heart of the Vilcanota mountain range, is in the Andean cosmovision the most important sacred mountain around Cusco and the Altiplano. In this journey, this ascent will please the lovers of hiking and mountains: breath-taking landscapes with snowy summits, hot springs, large turquoise lagoons, herds of llamas and alpacas and meetings with local communities still living in the ancestral Inca traditions. Finally, this trip will end with the visit of the most famous Inca site of Peru: Machu Picchu..

GALLERY


Arrival in the airport of Lima, welcome and transfer to your hotel. Night in hotel in Lima.

Flight to Cusco. Upon your arrival, visit of the four ruins located on the heights of Cusco : Tambomachay, PucaPucara, Kenko and Sacsayhuaman. Return in the city center to visit the cathedral of Cusco and the Santo Domingo monastery, ancient temple of the Sun, also named Koricancha. Rest of the day free. Night in hotel in Cusco.

Departure to the Sacred valley and visit of the archeological complex of Pisaq and the traditional artisanal market before of Pisaq. Then, transfer to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes, a small town located at the foot of the Machu Picchu. Night in hotel in Aguas Calientes.

Very early in the morning, guided visit of the most famous Inca site of the Peru: the Machu Picchu. Then, free time to continue the visit by yourself before taking the train back to Cusco. Night in hotel in Cusco.

Transfer to Tinqui via Urcos, Ocongate. On the way, you can admire the Apu Ausangte, a sacred moutauin for the Quechua inhabitants of the surroundings. Night in campement in Tinqui.

Meeting with the team of the trekking (mule-drivers and cooks) and beginning of the week of preparation and acclimation which is necessary before starting the ascension. Night in campement in Puña.

You go deeper into the mountain range and cross a pass at 4800 m. Then continuation until the Comercocha lagoon. Night in campement.

To cross the moutain range, you climb up to a high plateau rising at 5000 m. The trekkers with the most energy can take the opportunity to make the ascension of the nevado Huamantilla (5450m). Night in campement.

You walk to the Jahuaycocha lagoon, and then follow the nevado Comercocha. Arrival at the foot of the Condor pass from where you can contemplate this impressive giant of ice. Night in campement.

Climb up the Condor pass (5200m). Then continuation towards Sibinacocha lagoon (4870m). Night in campement.

Climb up the Condor pass (5200m). Then continuation towards Sibinacocha lagoon (4870m). Night in campement.

Long day during you cross a first pass which goes to the Uyuni hacienda, in the Quebrada Jampamayo. Then, you follow the river towards the Finaya hacienda and reach the campement located at the sides of the Ausangate. Night in campement.

Five days are necessary to make the ascension (6384 m). Installation of the camp at 5450 m. The guide equips the wall (45° of inclination and 150 m of high) with fixed ropes. This part is the most difficult of the ascension. This wall is situated at an altitud of 5700 and 5850 meters. The last day will be reserved to rest, or will be a security day in cas of bad weather conditions. Night in campement.

Five days are necessary to make the ascension (6384 m). Installation of the camp at 5450 m. The guide equips the wall (45° of inclination and 150 m of high) with fixed ropes. This part is the most difficult of the ascension. This wall is situated at an altitud of 5700 and 5850 meters. The last day will be reserved to rest, or will be a security day in cas of bad weather conditions. Night in campement.

Five days are necessary to make the ascension (6384 m). Installation of the camp at 5450 m. The guide equips the wall (45° of inclination and 150 m of high) with fixed ropes. This part is the most difficult of the ascension. This wall is situated at an altitud of 5700 and 5850 meters. The last day will be reserved to rest, or will be a security day in cas of bad weather conditions. Night in campement.

Five days are necessary to make the ascension (6384 m). Installation of the camp at 5450 m. The guide equips the wall (45° of inclination and 150 m of high) with fixed ropes. This part is the most difficult of the ascension. This wall is situated at an altitud of 5700 and 5850 meters. The last day will be reserved to rest, or will be a security day in cas of bad weather conditions. Night in campement.

You follow the south face of the Ausangte and reach the little lagoon of Pucacocha (4580m). Night in campement.

You follow the south face of the Ausangte and reach the little lagoon of Pucacocha (4580m). Night in campement.

Last part of the trekking by foot to arrive in Tinqui. Then transfer back to Cusco. Night in hotel in Cusco.

Flight to Lima, and connection with your international flight.

PERSONNEL

You will be accompanied by a local private English speaking guide at every stage of the journey. This means you will have a different guide for each region you will visit, depending on their specialization. The level of English of the guides varies from one region to another. A few exceptions: - The trips in public transports (buses, shuttles, trains and internal flights) are not escorted.

ACCOMMODATION

In Peru, the hotel standards are different to what you may be accustomed to. Here are a few useful details on every type of accommodation: - Camp: thanks to the perfect organization of our cook(s) and muleteer(s), you could really rest after a good day of walking. We have a tent for the kitchen, another one for to take the meals, another one for the bathrooms. For two persons, you will have a tent with 3 places for more comfort. We also supply you a comfortable mattress and a basin of hot water at the beginning and at the end of the day for your toilet; and of course we prepare you warm and complete meals. - Homestay accommodation: Basic comfort, communal toilets, no hot water and sometimes no running water, simple but clean rooms, sometimes no electricity and the doors do not lock (however, there are no security problems). - 2** and 3*** hotels (local standards): comfortable rooms, simple and clean, private bathroom with hot water; some hotels offer rooms equipped with a safe, heating system, mini bar, … As far as our possibilities, we choose hotels whose geographical location will allow you to fully enjoy the town and its attractions.

MEALS

In order to allow you more freedom during your trip, only a few meals are included in our programs: these are the meals during the treks (cold at noon and hot in the evening) and during certain excursions when the conditions make it necessary (on the Puno-Cusco road, in the Sacred Valley, etc). For the non-included meals, expect 5 to 10 USD per person. This allows you to choose the time, place and menu according to your desires!

TRANSPORT

Most of the time of your trip, your travels will take place in private vehicles: you will have at your service a private vehicle with a Spanish speaking driver who will adapt to your rhythm (photo stop, shopping, etc. …). Exceptions: - For the touristic buses Chivay-Puno and Puno-Cusco - Lima trips, you will travel in a comfortable and secure bus line with an English / Spanish speaking colelctive guide.

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  • 20 D/ 19 N

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