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Ausangate Tour 3 days


The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which includes the highest glacier Ausangate (6,385m) and three others over 6000m. It’s an excellent trekking area offering travellers more than you could ask for, spectacular mountains and glacier scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, flora (most of the plants are medicinal used by locals) and fauna like Condors, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and chinchilas. Picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Indians. It is high, windy and cold so be prepared.

This trekking led to the snowy Ausangate (6,450 meters / 21,890 feet), through abras, incredible mountain landscapes, remote Andean villages, thermal waters and turquoise lakes. Unforgettable walk Perfect for lovers of high mountain excursions who are looking for an intense experience in still virgin areas and a wild and extreme nature, you can see wild vicunas in their natural habitat.


DAY 01: Cusco-Campsite

You will be picked up from your Hotel in Cusco at 7 am in private transport, in the direction of the village of Rodeana, at 3700m. After 4 hours of walking we will arrive at our first camp, at 4210m, where we will have our campsite with an impressive view of the 6,380m high Ausangatemountain. There are thermal waters and alpaca pens nearby.

DAY 02: Upis – Arapa pass – Yana cocha

After breakfast, we will ascend to the first pass called Arapa (4800m / 15748f). From then on, the descent towards Yana cocha and have a picnic. Our route continues ascending towards the Ausangate Extreme pass (4850m / 15912f) and ends at the shore of Lake Ausangate (4650m / 15256f) where we will camp. Climate: cold 7 hours hiking time


We left the campsite at 8 in the morning to explore the Pucacochas lagoons. After 3 hours of walking we will return to the camp for lunch. At 3:30 pm we have our transportation back to Cusco. The arrival is around 8 p.m.


  • Transportation from the hotel to the town of Tinqui
  • Round trip transportation from Tinqui to Cusco
  • The entrance to Ausangate Park
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • High quality camping equipment (professional shops, Doite model Cima 4, light kgs / 4,5 extra for two people, mats, dining tent with table and chairs, toilet service tent).
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks / vegetarian option)
  • Chef and kitchen equipment
  • Muleteers and mules, for all our camping equipment and personal luggage (up to 8 kg.)
  • Emergency horse (for a minimum of 2 people)
  • First aid kit and gas balloon.

 Not included:

  • First breakfast & last lunch
  • Sleeping bag
  • Water bottle
  • Tips

Additional Info:

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

What do you need to take?

  • Personal light backpack  
  • Hiking shoes  
  • Rain jacket or rain poncho  
  • Hats or hats  
  • Sunscreen  
  • Personal medication  
  • Energy bars   sun glasses and plastic bag  
  • Cameras  
  • Extra money (soles)
  • Important:  To do this tour, you must be in Cusco at least 2 days before for acclimatization. You must drink coca tea.

 Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Places to Visit

Ausangate, Pachanta, Cusco


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