Ausangate Trek 4D/3N
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1.-QUECHUAS EXPEDITIONS GROUP TOP QUALITY SERVICE: (GROUP SIZE 02 Min - 08 Max) our most popular trek and offers to visitors the most economical method to trek the Inca Trail and alternative Inca Trails to Machu Picchu. you'll be joining a group of other hikkers like you coming from overseas, a great opportunity to have fun and make new friends.
REAL TRAVELLERS REVIEWS OF
Ausangate Trek 4D/3N
This is an impressive trek around the snow-capped Ausangate mountains (6,372m) which can be done by horse or walking. You will pass over 5,200 m where it is possible to see some vicunas and also many alpaca herds, which is the main income for the Andean people on this area. You can bathe in hot springs and see red and green lakes with Ducks, Pintails, Andean Coots, Puna Ibis, Andean Goose.and much more.
An unforgettable and challenging hike for lovers of mountain treks. The nights are cold but during the day it can be very hot. The APU AUSANGATE as it is called by the andean people, is a holy mountain, which still these days people prey on it asking for good agriculture, good life for their animals and good health for themselves. Every year in june there is an expedition of catolic religious people to the Senor of Qóylloriti which is a temple made up at 5200 masl to celebrate the catholic cross, the sun and the Apu Ausangate of the Inkas.
It is very important to mention that the religion of the peruvians nowadays is mixed: the cristian catholic belief and the believing of the ancestors: the Apus (mountains) and Pachamama (mother earth) .
FIRST DAY - Cusco / Mallma / Singrenacocha Lagoon
Pick up from the Hotel at 7:00 am drive in our private transport to Mallma (3900m/12795ft) situated southeast of Cusco. During the walk we will observe beautiful natural scenery when we are passing high Andean plateaus. The presence of mountains, lagoons and rivers makes it unimaginable scenery. Arriving in Mallma, we will take a fresh walk of about 3 hours, during which we will enjoy the spectacular view on the Callangate Mountain that borders to our camping site called Singrenacocha lagoon (4200m/13776ft)
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner
SECOND DAY – Singrenacocha / Pallccapampa
Breakfast; the sunrise over the Cordillera Vilcanota is very spectacular, with the scenery of glaciers, lagoons etc. around us. In spite of being high in the Andes, some flowers and plants knew to develop, such as the Andean Cactus. Also Camelids, Chinchillins, the Condor and the Puma live here. We will ascent to the Huayna Ausangate Pass (4600m/15088ft), after it to continue going through different altitude levels to the Pallccapampa Valley (4500m/14760ft), our camping place.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
THIRD DAY – Pallccapampa / Pacchanta
Breakfast; the sunrise will give us some fine moments during the walk to the Acoyconca Pass (4800m/15744ft). We will have view at the glaciers Callangate and Ausangate in a colorful scene with some villages down in the valleys. After it we will easily descend to the community of Pacchanta (4300m/14104ft), where we will enjoy the thermal waters. Overnight at this place near the Hot spring
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
FOURTH DAY - Pacchanta / Tinqui / Cusco
Breakfast; we leave Pacchanta and start to walk our way back to Tinqui (3850m/12628ft), which will take approximately 3 hours. During the walk we will see the living culture of the farmers in the glacier chain called Cinaqara; we board a private transportation that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive around 5:00 pm
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Note: All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
AUSANGATE TREK INCLUDES:
• Pre-departure briefing at Hotel or Office *Give us details of the place you are going to stay in cusco please.
• Professional Quechua Spanish and English speaking ausangate trek tour guide
• Collection from your hotel (we pick you up where you are staying from) from 6:00 to 6:30 am
• Private Transportation Van Cusco to Mallma ( trailhead)
• Entrance fee to Ausangate park
• Food: *3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks (hot drinks, biscuits and popcorn) and 3 dinners (click here to see a sample of quechuas expeditions food)
• 4 seasons HIGH QUALITY PROPER MOUNTAIN TENT (Best Mountain Hardwear & kayla Doite Tents ) (We use only the finest quality aluminum tent poles) 4 man tent for 2-people so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks (click here to see details of quechuas expeditions Camping Equipment)
• Camping equipment (tent for the staff, cooking and eating tents. portable chairs and tables )
• THERM-A-REST self-inflating air Sleeping mattresses ( a whole new way to sleep in comfort.)(click here to see details of quechuas expeditions Camping Equipment)
• Cook who is in charge of making the food,
• Horsemen , mules or porters (they carry cooking stuff and camping equipment ) plus 7 kilos for your personal belongings.
• 1 emergency horse to ride every 3 persons - days 1 to 2
• Health Insurance for our porters, cooks,guides, field crew and Quechuas Expeditions staff
• Wake up coca tea each morning in your tent for a gentle start
• Quechuas Expeditions Free duffel bag for your personal stuff
• Oxygen balloon for any emergency
• Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes
• Boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
• Single Tents and vegetarian meals available upon request with no extra cost
• Free "I survived " T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!)
• Transfer train or bus station-hotel in Cusco
• First Aid kit for Emergencies.
• Free Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco.
Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our Quechuas Expeditions office
Quechuas Expeditions Additional Things Include From March 2012 - January 2013
• Portables Tent & Biodegradable Toilet (toilet waste bags) Quechuas Expeditions allows you to bring the comforts of home along for an enjoyable trip.Having a toilet in your home away from home may be convenience at its finest. Camping. so you don't have to go out into the woods in the middle of the night to do your business.( Click here to see inca treks toilets)
• Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)(Click here to see a detailed page)
• Quechuas Expeditions Bottle for free. Get one for free at the office.
Please help us to reduce or eliminate the generation of plastic waste by refilling this bottle in any of the water stations located throughout on the treks. This is part of our efforts towards a cleaner and healthier environment. Sponsored by Quechuas Expeditions (The Best Local Tour Operator)
Get one of this Bottle for Fee at our Office!!!
• Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
• Sleeping bag (goose down) -15ºC-extreme it can be hired from us US$30 for all trek mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 25 trips
• Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please):Quechuas Expeditions highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING :
• Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) green card if you are student ). Note ( you have to bring your student card to Ausangate park because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point
• Travel Insurance card is essential
• Sleeping bag (not included)
• hiking water proof boots (with ankle protectors )
• Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
• Warm jacket
• Sun hat and gloves
• T-shirts / shirts
• Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
• Rain pants
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Santa Teresa and Aguas Calientes)
• Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
• Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
• Water bottle.
• Water purifying tablets (Micropur recommended)
• Toilet paper and wet wipes
• Personal medication
• Camera and films
• Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
• Extra contribution suggested in soles money for tipping horseman, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
OPTIONAL ITEMS TO BRING :
• Short pants , Plaster and bandages
• Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us
NOTE walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city.
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