DURATION

DIFFICULTY

5 DAYS

DEMANDING

Prices 

2 Pax - $1,458

3 Pax - $1,075

4 Pax - $923

5 Pax - $800

6 Pax - $796

AUSANGATE GLACIER 5D/4N

This five day trek takes us through the Cordillera Vilcanota, South East of Cusco. We circumnavigate the mountain Ausangate (Apu Awsanqati) which stands at 6380m (20931ft). A good level of fitness and pre-trek acclimatization is necessary, this trek is not for the fainthearted. Ausangate is the largest and one of the most spectacular mountains in Southern Peru. In total there are three high passes of or above 5000m (16404ft), making it an excellent expedition for those looking for challenge. 

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 3 nutritious meals per full trek day (vegetarian options available). Drinking water along the trek. Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). Chef (assistant chef for larger groups). Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks. Mules (for equipment and personal items) and muleteers. Inflatable mattresses. Sleeping liner and pillow. Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all time). First aid kit and oxygen bottle. Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs. Toilet tent. Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). This will be provided by your guide at your briefing.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Sleeping bag. If you don’t want to bring your own, we can hire this for you. Tips for guides and field staff.




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 8 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (DEMANDING)


The maximum height can go up to 3100 msl. The average hiking time is 7- 8 hours (with a few days up to 10 hours) per day. Very steep and difficult terrain is common, with altitude differences of up to 1,000 m. Daily hikes cover 10 -15 km. These tours are for sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers in good physical condition. Appropriate altitude tolerance is required.





 

                      The sights were unforgettable. Incredible microclimates with endless kinds of flora and fauna, butterflies, waterfalls, wild strawberries, racing clouds, tree canopies. Thousands of years old aqueducts and.                              ancient Incan ruins, meeting local people along the way. We were awed by the numerous valleys, towering mountain ranges, glaciers, and our summit views. On our 1st night of camp, our bright view of                             the milky-way galaxy was incredible. We loved touring the coffee plantation, zip-lining and very much enjoyed the hot springs on our 3rd day. Our camping tents were perfectly comfortable. Our train ride on Peru Rail and accommodations in Cola de Mono and Aguas Calientes were also very nice. Machu Picchu and its history was unreal and climbing Huayna Picchu was totally worth it!

Laura M

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 3 nutritious meals per full trek day (vegetarian options available). Drinking water along the trek. Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). Chef (assistant chef for larger groups). Quadruple tents to be used by two people, allowing more comfort and more space to store backpacks. Mules (for equipment and personal items) and muleteers. Inflatable mattresses. Sleeping liner and pillow. Saddled horse in case of emergencies or if you are making very little progress (this horse is with the group at all time). First aid kit and oxygen bottle. Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs. Toilet tent. Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). This will be provided by your guide at your briefing.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Sleeping bag. If you don’t want to bring your own, we can hire this for you. Tips for guides and field staff.




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 8 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (DEMANDING)


The maximum height can go up to 3100 msl. The average hiking time is 7- 8 hours (with a few days up to 10 hours) per day. Very steep and difficult terrain is common, with altitude differences of up to 1,000 m. Daily hikes cover 10 -15 km. These tours are for sure-footed and experienced mountain hikers in good physical condition. Appropriate altitude tolerance is required.





 

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