Ausangate Trek (Vilcanota) 1d
The Vilcanota Cordillera is an impressive string of mountains that includes the massif of Mount Ausangate (6385 m) and 3 other peaks above 6000 meters. This is a
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
The Vilcanota Cordillera is an impressive string of mountains that includes the massif of Mount Ausangate (6385 m) and 3 other peaks above 6000 meters. This is a great playground for trekking, which offers all lovers of walking the opportunity to dream: a spectacular mountain landscape, snowy peaks, hot springs, turquoise Lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages populated of authentic descendants of the Inca people, dressed in their colorful traditional clothes, who knew how to preserve the respect for the mountain and its surroundings which gives them everything they have been had over the years, things needed to live and achieve their toil of farmers and shepherds of llamas and alpacas. In the Andean cosmovision, the Ausangate is the most important sacred mountain around Cusco and the Altiplano. This is why it gives the name of Apu Ausangate (APU is the name given to the sacred in the Andean mountains).
Type of Tour: Adventure
Difficulty: moderate to challenge
Duration: full day
Group size: 2 to 8 persons
High season: March to November
Price; $120 per person
- Transport from the hotel to Tinqui
- Return transport from Pacchantai to Cusco
- Professional bilingual guide
- Hot springs
What to Bring?
- Trekking shoes
- Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs)
- Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket
- Bathing suit (for the hot springs)
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, hat
- Extra money
- Breakfast and lunch
We will leave Cusco early in the morning at 6 am by private transport. On our way to Tinqui (approx. 2.5 hrs) we will pass little farms and enjoy the beautiful landscape. In Tinqui we will change our transport and ride motorcycles for approx. 45 min up to a place called Reservorio. Here we are going to start our trek. This lovely adventure will last around 5 hours. This region around the mountain offers impressive scenery of mountains, glaciers, lagoons and streams. Furthermore, the Andean people are very hospitable and preserve the respect for nature. The farmers have excellent knowledge in the raising of cattle such as the vicuña, the alpaca and the lama, which are all appreciated for their fine quality of wool and meat. Our trek will end in a local village called Pacchanta where you can enjoy the hot springs. Return to Cusco around 6.30pm.
Peru Sensations is a local travel agency based in Cusco, Peru, founded by two local tour guides (Jaime and Elias), together with over 30 years of experiences. We offer personalized and high quality one-stop shop service focusing on treks and adventure tours from Inka trail to Amazon jungle. The company is established with clear visions – to support the sustainability of local communities and the preservation of the nature.