Ausangate Trek

Paso Arapa - Paso Palomani - Paso Campa

Achievable in 5, 6 or 7 days, the tour of Ausangate is surely one of the most beautiful trek from SouthAmerica. We chose the 5-day itinerary that goes as close as possible to the glaciers and of the mountain. A three-hour bus ride from Cusco, the Ausangate massif is located in the Vilcanota mountain range, it is 6384m high, it is the 5th highest mountain in Peru, and is famous for its traditional Inca festivals. Sharppeaks, snow-capped peaks, hanging or collapsed glaciers, turquoise lakes, meadows with yellow grasses,herds of llamas and alpacas, this is the landscape offered by the Ausangate. From mountain passes to valleys, this trek combines the mineral world of the high mountains with the softest relief of the altiplano. Very easily accessible, this trek requires to pass 4 mountain passes of which 2 at more than 5000m, you have to arrive well acclimated and well trained.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 CUSCO - TINQUI - UPIS (4400 m)

    CUSCO - TINQUI - UPIS (4400 m) In the early morning, you go to Tinqui, starting point of the trek located at 3800m altitude. You meet your trekking team from the village. You go up quietly through the altiplano. Ausangate is already in sight. You pass the pass Huahuayocrumi before joining in the afternoon the thermal springs from Upis.
    Swimming in the natural pools and setting up your camp at the foot the majestic Ausangate Glacier.

    - 4h walk (Elevation: + 600 m)
    - Transport: 3 hours
    - Accommodation: Tent

  • Day 2 UPIS - PASO ARAPA - PUCACOCHA - AUSANGATE COCHA (4650m)

    UPIS - PASO ARAPA - PUCACOCHA - AUSANGATE COCHA (4650m) After crossing the Arapa pass at 4850 meters, you descend into a valley lined with lagoons in various colors. You are having lunch in this incredible place. Then, you go back up through the gorge of Pucacocha to the Extremo Ausangate pass, at 4650 meters above sea level, to descend three hundred meters further down and reach a new valley that will caress the majestic south wall of the Ausangate massif.

    - 6 hours of walking (Elevation: + 550 m, - 250 m)
    - Accommodation: Tent

  • Day 3 AUSANGATE COCHA - PASO PALOMANI (5100m) - JAMPA

    AUSANGATE COCHA - PASO PALOMANI (5100m) - JAMPA You climb to reach the banks of the lagoon Ausangate Cocha, to 4740 m. You then continue to climb the Palomani Pass, the highest point of trekking at 5.050 meters of altitude! A new spectacular panorama is offered to you with the peaks snow-covered Ausangate and Santa Catalina.

    - 7h of walking (Elevation: + 350m - 350m)
    - Accommodation: Tent

  • Day 4 JAMPA - PASO CAMPA (5000m) - PACCHANTA

    JAMPA - PASO CAMPA (5000m) - PACCHANTA In the morning, descent to Jampa, at 4700 meters altitude. This day is leading you to Campa pass (5000 m) located on the east shoulder of Ausangate. Once again your path is framed by glaciers that come to die a few hundred meters from the path. Still many lagoons come to decorate your route in the morning.
    You continue to Pacchanta where you establish your camp.

    - 7h of walking (Elevation: +300, - 800 m)
    - Accommodation: Tent

  • Day 5 PACCHANTA (4200m) - TINQUI - CUSCO

    After breakfast, you resume your walk around the Ausangate to find the village of Tinqui. Your driver is waiting for you. Lunch break and return to Cusco. You leave behind you the splendid ambiances of the Ausangate massif.

    - 4 hours walk
    - Transport: 3 hours

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Price

From 540 $ per person (basis 4 persons)


The budget is an indication of the price per person, subject to availability. Your local agent will send you a customized quote with the exact price. The price can vary according to availability, level of services, period of travel, number of participants, booking time frame and other items.

Included

- Logistic team during the trek (cook, porters...) and collective equipment.
- Ground transportation
- Spanish speaking driver
- Activities as described
- Accomodation as described
- Full board except for the meals in cities
- Entrance fees

Not included

- International and domestic flights

Terms and conditions

Booking conditions

Booking a trip with Altaï Peru implies acceptance of the terms and conditions of sale. Each customer is required to complete a registration form and, subject to availability at the time of registration, travellers are expected to pay a deposit of 30% of the total price to complete their booking. Payments can be made online or by bank transfer. You will receive an e-mail with your booking confirmation.

Invoice procedure

Once your booking is confirmed you will receive an invoice by e-mail. The full balance of the trip must be received at least 30 days before your departure date. Altaï Indonesia reserve the right to cancel your booking, free of charge, if this deadline is not respected.

Cancellation policy

If for any reason you have to cancel your trip, Altaï Peru require written confirmation of your decision. The money you have paid will then be refunded according to the following deductions:

  • Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to the departure date: a sum of €50 per person will be retained
  • Cancellation received 30 to 21 days before the departure date: your deposit, 30% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 20 to 14 days before the departure date: 50% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received 13 to 7 days before the departure date: 75% of the total trip price will be retained
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days before the departure date: 100% of the total trip price will be retained

Special cases:

Please note that, regardless of the date of cancellation or modification if you have agreed to pay for services such as hotel reservations, flights or additional activities, these services are usually non-refundable so additional fees may apply.
  • Fixed airfares: if your airline ticket was issued in advance, often done to avoid significant surcharges, you will be charged 100% of any non-refundable fees if you wish to change or cancel your flight plan
  • Fixed in-country costs: early charges for firm bookings will be charged if you cancel or modify your trip.
  • Insurance costs: if you have taken out comprehensive or cancellation insurance, the cost of insurance is due and cannot be refunded.

Please note that fees apply according to the date Altaï Peru receive your cancellation or modification request in writing.

If we have to cancel a departure due to an insufficient number of participants, you will be informed no later than 21 days before departure and a full refund will be issued, you will not be entitled to further compensation. We reserve the rights to cancel departures due to exceptional circumstances which may impact the safety of participants. Such circumstances include those amounting to 'force majeure' in which case participants will receive a full refund but they will not be entitled to any compensation.

Changes to travel contract

If you wish to make a change to your booking please contact Altaï Peru in writing; you will be expected to pay any fee which might arise from this change. In the event of unforeseen external events, Altaï Indonesia may change some aspects of the travel contract. If any changes are necessary you will be informed as quickly as possible.

Pricing

The prices on our website are updated regularly and all of the prices we advertise are accurate when published. We reserve the rights to make changes to any of these prices. Before you make a booking we will give you the up-to-date price of your chosen holiday including any supplements, upgrades or additional activities you may have requested. If the number of travellers is fewer than the indicated number of participants on the website, a small group surcharge may be applied. For all of our trips we include details of services, prices and what is/is not included but please be aware that changes to the prices may be necessary in accordance with exchange rates or price changes of various components of the journey.

Contract transfer

If you are unable to travel for any reason, you can transfer your booking to another person in which case our modification conditions apply. Both the transferor and transferee will be jointly and severally liable for payment of the total holiday price and other associated expenses. Some airline carriers treat name changes as cancellations and you may be required to pay for the cost of a new ticket.

Insurance

We strongly recommend that you take out personal travel insurance for your trip with Altaï Peru as soon as your booking is confirmed. We advice you to purchase a travel insurance policy which covers flight cancellations, luggage loss and emergency health care. Please look carefully at which activities are covered by your insurer and do not forget to bring all necessary documents and information with you (name of the company, name of the contract, insurance policy number, telephone number...)

Practical info

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Lisa

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Lisa

  • French national, living in Cusco
  • Outdoor enthusiast
  • Tailor made itineraries specialist
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Region
CUZCO - MACHU PICCHU
Activity
Trekking
Duration
5 days
Code
UPAUS
Price
From €485
Level
4/5
Comfort
2/5
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