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Ausangate Trek 7D/6N (Ice climbing)

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) .

Trip Length:
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Physical Level:
1/5
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Itinerario

DAY 1

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

Physical Level

1, Easiest

DAY 2

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

Physical Level

1, Easiest

DAY 3

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

Physical Level

1, Easiest

DAY 4

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

Physical Level

1, Easiest

AUSANGATE – MACHUPICCHU TREK INCLUDES:

  • Private Tourist Transportation To Tinki. (We never share Bus service with other companies as most agencies do here to minimize costs)
  • English – Spanish speaking guide for 6 days of the Inca Trail and Machupicchu.(All our Guides work for us only)
  • All of them speak Fluent English.
  • Second Guide Over 08 people Group(Large Group Service)
  • Thermarest air-inflate Confortable sleeping Mattress (While others agencies are using foam mat) Thats why many of them run away from us. Because they dont want their passengers to see the Quality of our Camping equipment)
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.(We have chosen the best cook/cheffs and all are trained by Quechuas
  • Expeditions every month)
  • Cooking equipment (We use New cooking equipment and change all every 3 months)
  • Snacks (Fruits, energy bars)
  • Daily tea service (Wake up Coca tea and afternoon tea time(Happy hour) with full of popcorn and special snacks made by our cooks)
  • Dining equipment including portable chairs and tables
  • Food service in the campsites (5 breakfast, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu:
  • Buffet style Plenty of food you will never be hungry with us! as well as Guinea Pig for free because we want you to taste all from Peru.
  • Vegetarian and free Gluten menu at no extra cost (Please let us know at the time of booking)
  • Two person tents (3-people capacity tent used as doubles – Kayla Doite) 4 season tent Aluminium poles Tents
  • Transportation From Ollantaytambo to cusco 3rd (For our Staff)
  • Horseman and Horses.(To carry our camping equipment, food and 7 kilos of your personal stuff like: sleeping bag and mat as well as cothes) We Never overload our Horses(well Animal Welfare). And we will Provide you a Duffel bag(at The Breifing Time) for all your personal stuff to be carried by horses.
  • Ausangate and Machupicchu entrance fees, valid for 6 days
  • Insurance policy of life for porters and cooks.
  • Visit to Machu Picchu on the 4th day (2 hours guide tour to explore the whole incan site)
  • Camping equipment and basic field equipment for our porters as well as adecuate clothing like: (Sleeping bag, Mat, Jacket, T-shirt, pant, rain poncho, shoes, hat, belts, proper backpack to carry the equipment and all of them are limited to carry 20kg only)
  • Tourist Expeditions Train from Ollantaytambo Between 5:00pm to 7:00pm and Return Tourist Expeditions train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. Train time is at 6:20pm and this time will allow you to stay in machupicchu almost all day without rushing your Exploration. and if you upgrade to Vistadome the train will be at 3:48pm.
  • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco(2 hours drive) and drop off at the hotel.(we only use our Private Transportation. so you will never wait at the train station till the bus of 30 ppl gets full)
  • First-aid kit (Our Guide will carry while on the Inca Trail) Please, note all our Guides are trained every year in first-aid)
  • Emergency oxygen bottle (Our guide will carry while on the Inca Trail)
  • Rain waterproof cover for your day backpacks
  • Pre trek Orientation – briefing A day before we do the Trek. (Hotel or Office) Let us know once you are at the office or by email.
  • Single Tents upon request with no extra cost.
  • Water for Driking: we will supply with filtered and boiled water and your bottles will be filled at each meal time. Please, bring enough water for the 1st day.
  • Free “I survived ” T-shirt and certificate (only for PEOPLE who successfully complete the trek!!!)

Quechuas Expeditions Additional Things which are Included

  • 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.
    – Quechuas Expeditions Detailed Page of Camping Equipment, Food and other imporntant things:
  • Responsible Tourism and Well-paid and well-treated porters(HOW YOU CAN HELP ENSURE PROPER TREATMENT)(Click here to see a detailed page)
  • We have Our Medical Emergency Equipped Rescue Mountain Car(This car will be available for all our passenger) and this will ready for any Emergency you need.

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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)

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AUSANGATE – MACHUPICCHU TREK DOESNT INCLUDE: (Please, No hidden costs or surprises)

  • Extra expenses
  • Breakfast – Day 1
  • Lunch and dinner – Day 6
  • Pillows
  • Not detailed meals
  • Tips (optional)
  • 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.

ADDITIONAL THINGS AND UPGRADES:

  • Extra Horse to Carry extra things/12kg- US$100
  • Extra Horse To Ride /90kg-Weight Limit US$200  Day 1 & 2 and Includes an Horseman to control the horse.
  • Upgrade to first class Vistadome Train US$60
  • Upgrade to 3 stars Hotel US$40 per person.(Based on twin bed room)
  • Huaynapicchu Mountain Entrance ticket US$20(2 hours round trip) based on availability and book in advance
  • Extra Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes US$30 per person based on twin bed room with private bathroom (This is in case you need to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town)
  • Walking sticks: it can be rented from us. (02 poles US$20 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping bags: it can be rented from us.(US$30 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping liners: it can be bought from us.(US$15)

WHAT WE RECOMMEND 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 machu picchu 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
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 25 recommended )
  • 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 porters, cook and guide. and for any emergency.
  • Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Quechuas Expeditions offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek

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Formato de Reserva
Traveler
Traveler
2024-02-28
Salkantay survivors We did the 5 days-salkantay trek to Machupicchu uin the rain season february, everything was awe-some, food, landscapes, tour services, the amazing guide Fernando, this guys Is actually amazing i recommend to him to every-body
Spencer O
Spencer O
2024-02-28
5 Day Salkantay Hike to Machu Picchu It was a great time. Really enjoyed the experience with friends, something to cherish for the rest of my life. If you go I highly recommend you ask for Fernando. He was our guide for the entire trip. Extremely knowledgeable and made the experience that much more memorable. He started the trip as a guide and by the end became a friend, the time you spend on the trek, you really want someone who fits with your group and I can't imagine a better person who could fit better in anyone's group. As well, the trek itself was difficult but very enjoyable, something to push yourself to your limits. Every day was extremely rewarding, not to mention the hot springs was well worth it.
Ted
Ted
2024-02-24
Best Peru Experience Had an amazing trip. Fernando the tour guide was the highlight, and made our experience fantastic. I would recommend the trip simply for the quality of the guide.
Tyrell T
Tyrell T
2024-01-27
Spectacular hike We had the opportunity to do the Inca trail to Machu Picchu with (QUECHUA EXPEDITIONS). Fantastic and absolutely recommended. They offer a very interesting package both for the price and for the service. Our guide Fernando Illapa taught us a lot about Inca history and the Andean way of life. He and our cook were very attentive and cordial throughout the experience. Our food was amazing and the camping equipment in perfect condition.
D r
D r
2024-01-27
an unforgettable experience It was a wonderful experience. From the beginning Wayra gave us all the information, always attentive and answering all our questions. During the trip we had Fernando Illapa as our guide. We must say that he is a great professional, thoroughly knowledgeable about the path and with a great sense of humor and a lot of patience, which made everything easier in the most demanding moments of the Inca trail. The accompanying team is very organized and I must say that the food exceeded our expectations. Dishes that could well be served in a restaurant and extremely abundant. We did the road with my husband and there were very difficult sections of great physical demand, but the impressive landscapes and discovering archaeological sites along the way make it worth it. We were also fortunate to have excellent travel companions. An unforgettable experience with the help of a professional team that paid attention to all the details.
Agnieszka Z
Agnieszka Z
2024-01-25
A must in Peru The whole experience was amazing! The trek can be tough but it’s doable even for not super fit people. The views are breathtaking! Thanks a lot to our super nice guide Jose and amazing chef Armando who made the whole tour even better.
T D
T D
2024-01-18
we would do it again The trip and itinerary that they organized for us was incredible! Very organized, excellent guide named Fernando Illapa, who made us feel at home. Very attentive, smiling and charismatic. Everything was a dream trip. We visited the mountain of seven colors, we did the 4-day Inca trail, we went to the Puerta del Sol, to MachuPicchu, wayna picchu, to the hot springs of Machupicchu town, gampling; Anyway, we did everything and it was an unforgettable trip.
Zach S
Zach S
2024-01-18
Una muy buena experiencia, gracias Hay muchas opciones de trekking para el Camino Inka, ¡pero no busques más que aquí! Cada persona en la organización es amable, profesional y servicial. ¡Nuestro guía, Fernando, fue fantástico! Fue informativo, paciente y nos guió de manera experta a lo largo del hermoso Camino Inka a Machu Picchu sin un solo problema. ¡Tener un guía que hable perfecto inglés y español es extremadamente necesario y tiene la experiencia para hacer que tu experiencia sea inolvidable!
Zach S
Zach S
2024-01-18
What an otherworldly experience. We had an amazing experiencies with a great team in the inka trail, in Cusco there are many trekking options for the Inka Trail, but look no further than here! Every person in the organization is friendly, professional and helpful. Our guide, Fernando, was fantastic! He was patient and expertly guided us along the beautiful Inka Trail to Machu Picchu without a single problem. Having a guide who speaks perfect English and Spanish is extremely necessary and has the experience to make your experience unforgettable!
Rachel Z
Rachel Z
2024-01-13
INCREDIBLE!! This tour company is truly the best. They took amazing care of us ensuring that we had everything we needed and made sure to help provide what we forgot to bring. The guide - Fernando - was so kind and knowledgeable. If you’re looking to hike to Machu Picchu this is the place to book!!! I can’t recommend them enough we had and amazing time.

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