AUSANGATE TREK 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS

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AUSANGATE TREK

Introducction:

Ausangate Trek an adventure trek designed for a smoother and leisurely hike in the remote place of Ausangate.
This trek takes us truly off the beaten path, from the most iconic snow-capped mountain in the Vilcanota Range, and the Rainbow Mountains to the best trails of uncrowded Ausangate path.
You’ll hike through an exquisite setting of gleaming glacial lakes, coloured hills, herds of llamas and alpacas, waterfalls, and the dazzling peaks and glaciers of Ausangate (20,956ft).
Ausangate is the highest snow capped mountain of the Vilcabamba mountain range. It is imposing and majestic. In the Inca times it was regarded as one of the most important “apus”, or tutelar gods. This trek is done above the 4600 M.A.S.L. All along the route you can enjoy from beautiful views of its glaciers. You`ll also be admire with the formation of lagoons, and take a bath in the natural hot springs which in this cold environment produce a dreamy experience. The Ausangate, nowadays is visited for people from around the world. Its geography allow you to see a great diversity of flora and fauna. At the end of each exhilarating day, you’ll be welcomed at our unique campsites in dramatic settings, each one featuring private roomy tents, dining tent, toilet tent and, delightful cuisine! Your ultimate reward is an exploration of ethereal Rainbow Mountains, an impressive natural formation colored hills

Ausangate Trek. Feel the pulse of snow-clad mountains and the Rainbow Mountains on this 4-day hiking through one of Peru’s most timeless and wilderness regions. An adventure trek designed for a smoother and leisurely hike in the remote place of Ausangate.

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    • Group Size Large Group
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    All about the AUSANGATE TREK 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS.

    AUSANGATE TREK 4 days 3 nights
    AUSANGATE TREK: Description
    Ausangate is the highest snow capped mountain of the Vilcabamba mountain range. It is imposing and majestic. In the Inca times it was regarded as one of the most important “apus”, or tutelar gods. Its splendor can be seen from the city of Cusco. This trek is done above the 4600 M.A.S.L. All along the route you can enjoy from beautiful views of its glaciers. You`ll also be admire with the formation of lagoons, and take a bath in the natural hot springs which in this cold environment produce a dreamy experience. The Ausangate, nowadays is visited for people from around the world. Its geography allow you to see a great diversity of flora aand fauna.

    Itinerary:

    Day 1 :Cusco-Ocongate-Tinqui (3950 M.A.S.L.): The stretch Cusco-Aucangate is done at 3850 M.A.S.L. We set off from Cusco at 6:00 A.M. and in seven hours ride we get at the little town of Tinqui. During this stretch you`ll see beautiful fields and many typical villages which include: Urcos, Cattca, and Ocongate, where we`ll stop for a while to take pictures. You`ll spend the night in a hotel in Tinqui, located at 3850 M.A.S.L.

    Day 2: Tinqui – Upis (4,200 M.A.S.L.) After breakfast we`ll start the trekking towards a pass of 4250 M.A.S.L. in order to get on around the Ausangate`s skirt, watching colorful lagoons formed by the defrosting of the snow capped mountain. Along with the muleteers you`ll know the customs of the inhabitants that surround this impressing mountain. Also you`ll admire the beautiness of the llamas and the alpaca, typical animals from this highlands. We`ll visit the little village of Upis at 4140 M.A.S.L., place where we`ll camp. (Breakfast,lunch and dinner).

    Day 3.- Apis-Pacchanta (4450 M.A.S.L.): After breakfast we`ll go on the route walking at slow pace towards the villaje of Pacchanta. Along this stretch you`ll see beautiful landscapes, and we`ll pass by the natural reserve of Huallatas, where we`ll admire different species of Andean birds, vizcachas, and other typical animals. We`ll get early at the camp in order to enjoy from the springs.

    Day 4 :Pacchanta-Tinqui-Cusco (3,950 M.A.S.L.)
    After taking breakfast, we`ll walk about 4 hours along the very typical Andean landscape, like saying goodbye to the Apu. Then we arrive at the Tinqui villaje, the place where we`ll take the lunch.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office, for an orientation trek and provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. meeting at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
      Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Tinqui
      Experienced Guide: English speaking professional and official tour guide.
      Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro aconcagua and Rei 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested.
      Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs.
      Foam mats or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by horses)
      Accommodation: 3 nights in tent
      1 Duffle Bag: Where you can put your personal belongings (7 kilograms = 15 lbs) which includes your sleeping bag.
      There is no additional fee for this. We will give you your duffel bag at your briefing the night before and this should be filled with the things you need for night and the next day. You will not have access to your duffel until your evening campsite.
      Trekking Cook: In charge to prepared all the meals along the journey, over people cook assistant
      Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
      Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite we will wake you up with a cup of coca tea our support staff will bring the coca tea to your tent in order to wake you up.
      Tea time = Happy Hour: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
      Daily snacks – Days 1, 2, ANd 3: Our Snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, Caramels we will give this snack at the beginning of each day trek in a cloth bag to avoid environmental contamination.
      One textile snack bag per person: to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
      Water grooming: Each morning warm water with towel
      1 Blanket or Liner
      1 Pillow per person
      Medical kit: Our crew bring the First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
      24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit
      Light-Weight plastic rain poncho
      We will create a the trip of a Memorable Lifetime Experience for you.
      We are Direct operators & local owners with the best trekking team on the hike
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

     

    • Sleeping Bags: (you can hire from our company), our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.
    • Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
    • Personal clothing and gear.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for our staff: please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.
    • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
    • Breakfast on the first day.
    • Lunch on the last day.
    • Sleeping Bag
    • Tips?
    1. Moderate First Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Cusco-Ocongate-Tinqui;

      First Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Cusco-Ocongate-Tinqui; (3950 M.A.S.L.): The stretch Cusco-Aucangate is done at 3850 M.A.S.L. We set off from Cusco at 6:00 A.M. and in seven hours ride we get at the little town of Tinqui. During this stretch you`ll see beautiful fields and many typical villages which include: Urcos, Cattca, and Ocongate, where we`ll stop for a while to take pictures. You`ll spend the night in a hotel in Tinqui, located at 3850 M.A.S.L.

    2. Moderate Second Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Tinqui–Upis;

      Second Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Tinqui–Upis; (4,200 M.A.S.L.) After breakfast we`ll start the trekking towards a pass of 4250 M.A.S.L. in order to get on around the Ausangate`s skirt, watching colorful lagoons formed by the defrosting of the snow capped mountain. Along with the muleteers you`ll know the customs of the inhabitants that surround this impressing mountain. Also you`ll admire the beautiness of the llamas and the alpaca, typical animals from this highlands. We`ll visit the little village of Upis at 4140 M.A.S.L., place where we`ll camp. (Breakfast,lunch and dinner).

    3. Moderate Third Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Upis-Pacchanta;

      Third Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Upis-Pacchanta; (4450 M.A.S.L.): After breakfast we`ll go on the route walking at slow pace towards the villaje of Pacchanta. Along this stretch you`ll see beautiful landscapes, and we`ll pass by the natural reserve of Huallatas, where we`ll admire different species of Andean birds, vizcachas, and other typical animals. We`ll get early at the camp in order to enjoy from the springs.

    4. Moderate Fourth Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Pacchanta-Tinqui-Cusco;

      Fourth Day on AUSANGATE TREK; Pacchanta-Tinqui-Cusco; (3,950 M.A.S.L.) After taking breakfast, we`ll walk about 4 hours along the very typical Andean landscape, like saying goodbye to the Apu. Then we arrive at the Tinqui villaje, the place where we`ll take the lunch.

    Ausangate Trek 4 days

    usangate Rainbow Mountain 4 Day / 3 Nights, is one of the crown jewels that we offer and is one of the best treks in the Andes. This isn’t a trek for all, but those who want to get off the beaten path will find this an experience of a lifetime. We will cross 4 different mountain passes, experience diverse landscapes, enter remote Andean culture and see an unforgettable night sky. Of course, we will also experience the breathtaking Rainbow Mountain and Red Mountain valleys- one of the most beautiful and timeless, natural landscapes in all South America and the world. Come explore the Andes with us!

    Ausangate Cusco

    usangate + Rainbow Mountain 4 Day / 3 Nights, is one of the crown jewels that we offer and is one of the best treks in the Andes. This isn’t a trek for all, but those who want to get off the beaten path will find this an experience of a lifetime. We will cross 4 different mountain passes, experience diverse landscapes, enter remote Andean culture and see an unforgettable night sky. Of course, we will also experience the breathtaking Rainbow Mountain and Red Mountain valleys- one of the most beautiful and timeless, natural landscapes in all South America and the world. Come explore the Andes with us!

    Accommodation: 3 nights in tent

    Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in field. Kailas, Pro aconcagua and Rei 4 Outfitter tents are employed when double accommodation is requested.

    Accommodation: 3 nights in tentTour

    After we have confirmed your trek booking you will need to pay a trek deposit of US$xxx. The deposit can be paid by PayPal (preferred method as it is quick), or by bank transfer. UK clients can also pay their deposits into our UK Lloyds account (no transfer fee). The remaining trek balance needs to be paid in our office in Cusco at least 2 days prior to the trek departure date, before 7.30pm. Payment is to be made in cash US dollars (preferred) or local currency. When we confirm your trek booking we will send you more details about how to pay the trek deposit. Please note that the trek deposit is non-refundable & non-transferable. The deposit is used to purchase your trek permit and reserve space within the group. After purchasing the permit (or submitting your details to the government) we cannot change the date of trek departure or change the name or passport number on the trek permit.

    The Apu Ausangate Trail, is a somewhat demanding, high mountain trek off the beaten path. Therefore, you should be in good health and physical condition. The difficulties are mostly related to the altitude, ranging from 13,000 ft./4,000 m to 16,700 ft./5,100 m at the highest pass. Be prepared to climb up and down with significant altitude changes throughout the course of each day of your trek.

    : There is no government restriction on the age limit for the Ausangate trek, However as a responsible trekking company Peru Treks does not accept reservations for children under the age of 8 years old and adults over 60 years old. All children under 18 years old must also be accompanied by an adult. We require that all of our trekkers over 60 years old hire the service of an extra horse Trekkers over 60 years old must also consult with their doctor prior to starting the trek to check that they are suitably fit to participate. They must follow their doctors recommendations even if this means cancelling their trek booking.  We also recommend that clients over 60 years old arrive in Cusco at least 3 days prior to starting the trek (rather than the usual 2 days). We recommend that all clients over 50 years old should talk to their doctor well in advance about how best to plan for the trek and also to ensure that their travel insurance covers such adventure activities.  We do not accept bookings from single trekkers over 60 years old (i.e. trekkers travelling on their own) and group bookings where everyone in the group is over 60 years old.

    We often have two or more group departing on the same date so the only way to ensure that you are booked in the same group
    as your friends is for you all to book together at the same time. If you book now we may yeshave spaces in our group for your friends if they book later
    and If you do have friends who want to join the group later then you must let us know and ask your friends to mention that they want to be placed in your group when they make a booking.

    We offer standard meals as well as a vegetarian meal option. Just let us know if you want vegetarian meals when you book your trek.

    Vegetarian meals have no red meat, chicken or fish. We will assume that eggs and dairy are OK. We don’t cater specifically for vegans as it can get too complicated for our cooks (remember they are cooking in a tent). Most of our main meals in the evening are served as a buffet service so you can always leave what you don’t like. If there is a particular food that you don’t like (i.e. tomatoes, onions, mushrooms etc) we will ask the cook to do his best to leave them out of the dish but we cannot guarantee this. We can also cater for lactose-intolerant and gluten free diets (mild reactions only, no life threatening allergies accepted- see below). We reserve the right not to accept a trek booking based upon dietary requirements, this may be because we already have several people already booked requiring special meals and don’t want to make life too difficult for our cooks. Thanks for you understanding in this matter.
    Meal options:
    Standard (no dietary requirements, eats everything),
    Vegetarian,
    No red meat (chicken & fish ok)
    No fish (red meat and chicken ok)
    Lactose-free (mild reactions only)
    Gluten free (mild reactions only),
    Unfortunately we don’t offer a combination of the above i.e. we don’t accept vegetarian AND Gluten-free for example.

    We have plenty of clients who have allergies to nuts, wheat, etc. Please give us details of your allergy at the time of booking. Please indicate the nature of the reaction and what type of medicines you have to take in an emergency. Clients with an allergy must be accompanied by a friend on the trek who is aware of your allergy and the location of any required medicines. We do not accept clients with very severe or life-threatening allergies. Due to the nature of the remote geographical location of the trail and the lack of suitable nearby medical facilities piccu Machu will not accept any responsibility, either directly or indirectly, for any problems due to your special medical/dietary requirements. We suggest that you to check with your doctor before booking the trek.

    : You must disclose at the time of booking any medical condition that could affect your ability to do the Inca Trail trek. Peru Treks reserves the right not to accept a trek booking if we feel that a

    medical condition may put your life or the lives of any of our trekking staff or other clients at risk on the trek. People with heart conditions, knee problems, severe asthma or pregnant should not participate in the trek. People with mild asthma / diabetes will have to consult their doctors and follow their doctor’s advice. They will also be required to be accompanied by a trekking companion on the trek at all times who will trek at their sides and be familiar with any medicines required in case of an emergency. Picchu Machu reserved the right to cancel the trek booking of a client if the client has not fully disclosed at the time of making a booking a medical condition that may pose a risk to the health of the client and/or other trekkers. No refunds will be given in this instance.

    Due to the nature of the remote geographical location of the trail and the lack of suitable nearby medical facilities along the trail Picchu Machu will not accept any responsibility, either directly or indirectly, for any problems due to your special dietary requirements / medical condition. Clients proceed at their own risk. We suggest that you check with your doctor before booking the trek.

    We require everyone to be in Cusco for at least 2 nights before starting the trek, although 3 nights is even better. This ensures that everyone in the group is well acclimatized to the high altitude before starting the walk.

    Backpack, sleeping bag, double-thickness foam mattress (we will provide you with this but you have to carry it, it weighs approx 1kg), rain jacket, strong suitable footwear, threecomplete change of clothing, sweater, jacket (something warm), water bottle (metal or nalgene type) and water purification tablets (for emergency use), LED flashlight, broad-brim or peaked cap, sunblock, insect repellent, toiletries and toilet paper, selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,

    camera and spare batteries (nowhere to charge your camera during the trek). For your own personal hygiene we also recommend that you bring a small bottle of anti-bacterial hand gel to clean your hands each time after using the camp toilets and before eating any snacks / meals. You also have to bring your original passport with you on the trek, or
    Photocopies are acceptable. Bring some money for bottle water, snacks, tips, souvenirs – more details in our trek briefing sheet

    booking at the student price you must send us a copy of your ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to bring your ISIC card on the trek the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek. You will not be given the opportunity to pay the extra difference in price and you will not be entitled to a refund. These are government regulations and apply to ALL licensed tour operators.

    Unless you hire an extra ‘horse’ you will need to carry all of the above personal items. We include porters to carry all the other items such as tents, food and cooking equipment.

    Walking boots are recommended as they provide support to the ankle which reduces the risk of injury especially when trekking in the wet season (December – March). However it is important that your boots are comfortable and well worn-in and not brand new. Many people prefer to trek in tennis shoes but extra care should be taken since they do not support the ankle. We do not recommend trekking in sandals or using new boots or hiring boots prior to the trek. Make sure the shoes are sturdy enough for the duration of the trek and will not fall apart.

    Many people like to hike with trekking poles or walking sticks.
    This is fine. also be bought in several shops in Cusco. Metal trekking poles can also be hired in many equipment hire shops in Cusco for about US$10 for the 4 day trek. Picchu-Machu often have poles for hire in our office

    The best time to do the trek is between mid-April and the end of October when the weather is typically dry and sunny. The driest months are June, July & August which is also winter in Peru when you can expect temperatures to drop to around freezing in the early hours of the morning. January, February and March are summertime in Peru but in Cusco and on the Ausangate trek this also corresponds with the wet season.

    Our sleeping bags are rated to temperatures as low as -10°C we rate them as very warm and cosy! We charge US$ 50 per person for the 7 days 6 nights trek. We will give you the sleeping bag one day in advance so you can try it out. If there are any problems just let us know when we come to pick you up from your hotel. On the morning of the 4th day of the trek the cook has instructions to collect all the sleeping bags and bring them back to the office. After renting out our standard sleeping bags 1times we give them to our guide to use. Our sleeping bags are synthetic (easily washed) and weigh 2.5kg. We do not provide down-filled sleeping bags because they can’t be washed after each use. There are several equipment rental shops in Cusco is you need to rent down-filled bags.

    The maximum size of our Ausangate trek 7 day group service is 16 persons.

    If you are travelling alone and are willing to share a tent with a member of the same sex, then there is no additional cost. If, however, you would like your own tent then there is an additional supplement of US$60.

    How reliable this questionnaire is?- We have been exhaustive on the making of this questionnaire, and you can rely on the given information to do not just this trekking

    The most of the programmes complete it in 05 or 06 days (from the

    That depends on how accustumed you are to walk or to trek. The most of the route is a permanent downwards and upwards path, but there is not rock climbing or trot on glaciars. Therefore, you do not need to be very experience on trekking.

    In absence of some universal measurement specified to determine the level of effort, we assure you that this is moderatly hard,

    If you want get yourself ready, the most appropriate exercise is obviously the walking outdoors, but any activity that produce endurance, such as jogtrot, running or swimming are very profitable. Endurance is more important than force, health or speed

    Theis so high that some people get sick. Feeling breathless is very common and it isn`t in itself a reason to get worried. Other symptoms from this so-called “altitude sickness”, intense seasicks, loss of the coordination and concentration.

    If you or someone you are with show some of the altitude symptoms, such as: severe shortness of breath, noisy respiration, blue lips, froth in the mouth, confussion or loss of conscience, it will be needed to descend towards a lower altitude as soon as posible and look for help. We want neither banish nor to scare anybody, but precaution is always to be taken into account,

    The more probable is that you are not going to experience the annoying effects of the altitude, but is undoubtly worth while to spend some acclimatization time in Cusco, before the starting date. Those persons who go straight to the Ausangate trek coming from a city about the sea level, are so much more tending to suffer some problems. I think that the best advice is to spend 02 or 03 climatazion days before the trek. (a great variety of pills are sold today in order to mitigate the altitude sickness).

    The dry season (April to October) seems to be the most suitable. But I also advise you to visit Cusco in a particular time, during the months from November to March, because the views are more spectacular and plainly green, unforgettable scenes that are proper of the summer season.

    Yes. This payment in advance is in order to ensure your reservation,

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