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Ausangate LLama Trek (06 Days)

Cusco
USD$: 549
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Additional Info
  • Price: USD$: 549
  • Location: Cusco
  • Tour Day: 07 Days
  • Open Date: March to December
  • Departures: Every Day
  • Tour Type: Trekking Tour
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Starting Point: Cusco
  • Discount: 5%
Ausangate Llama Trek,  Overview
⇒  Ausangate Trekking 06 Days:
 
Located over the heart oriental Andes, situated in the Cusco south, Ausangate (6.333above sea level) considerate as a Apu or tutelary divinity from country towns of the Peruvian Andean south. We used a track with a part asphalted who is access to this solid, taken the route from Tinki. You need to be in good fitness for this ramble because it could be around seven or twelve days and you suffer heights and temperatures changes too.
The experience as a agency are becoming into a confident company and you always can trust in our services at the same way as local guides. You can see both an Andean spectacular scene and Quechuas villages that continue living as a typical way (developing communal agriculture and raising llamas, alpacas, vicuñas etc).
 

⇒  Trek Sumary:
Day 1 Cusco to Tinqui (3,800m):
Day 2 From Tinqui to Upis (4,400m):
Day 3 From Urpis to Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha:
Day4From Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha to Pampacancha:
Day 5 From Pampacancha to Q'omer Q'ocha:
Day 6 From Qomer Q'ocha to Pacchanta Cusco.-

 

⇒   Trekking Itinerary:

Day 1 Cusco to Tinqui (3,800m):
We leave Cusco about 09.00 for the 7-hour bus ride to the small village of Tinqui. We pass through beautiful countryside and several traditional villages including Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate, where we will have the opportunity to stop for a while and take some photos. We spend the first night in a small hostal in Tinqui.

Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 2 From Tinqui to Upis (4,400m):
We'll set off on the trek at about 09.00. The first 3 hours, until lunch, will be a great introduction to the magnificent scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota, with great views of the Ausangate mountain. After lunch it is only another 2 hours trek until we reach the hot springs at Urpis which offer fantastic views of Ausangate at the end of the valley. This is, naturally, a great place to camp for the night.

*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 From Urpis to Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha:
During the 3 hours trek in the morning we will hike the first pass, the Arapa pass (4,850m). From this pass we continue 3½ hours down the valley until we reach the turquoise Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha passing the green lake of Puqa Q'ocha on the way. We will set up camp here. From campsite you can climb the small ridge north of the camp to see Lake Vino Q'ocha The views of Ausangate are particularly close up and spectacular. Camping beside Jatun Puqa Q'ocha you may find that you are kept awake at night by the sound of dramatic ice falls into the lake, but do not worry itis quite safe.

*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 From Lake Jatun Puqa Q'ocha to Pampacancha:
In the morning we ascend the second pass of Apuchata (4,900m) with the turquoise Laguna Ausangate Q'ocha below. This lake is fed from the melting snow of Ausangate. From the lake we ascend to the Palomani pass (5,200m); the highest point of the trek. From the pass we follow the trail into the valley where we'll rest and have lunch. Another hour of trekking brings us to our campsite at Pampacancha.

*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 From Pampacancha to Q'omer Q'ocha:
During the morning we'll see the snowy peaks of Tres Picos and Puca Punta. We will continue east through the broad green valley of Pampa Jutunpata and up the Rio Q'ampa valley. After passing through the small community
of Q'ampa we will North west to the last pass of this hike, the Q'ampa pass (5100m). We will see several different colored lakes, the final lake being Q'oma Q'ocha. We will camp beside this beautiful green turquoise lake.

*Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 From Qomer Q'ocha to Pacchanta Cusco.-

We'll have an easy days trekking for only about 2½ hours, until we arrive at the small village of Pacchanta. You will have the opportunity to rest, relax in the hot thermal springs for a couple of hours, and even have a well-deserved beer! It's a 3 hours trek back to Tinqui where we'll say goodbye to our arrieros (horsemen) and take the bus back to Cusco, arriving at about 18.00. You'll have just enough time to have a hot shower and a meal.

*Breakfast

Inca Trail Walking Distances

⇒  Daily Ausangate Walking Distances....

DAY 01- Total distance: 10 km
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: Cusco (3,350m)
Tinky(3,800m) –

DAY 02.-Total distance: 12km
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: Upis (4,400m)

DAY 03.-Total distance: 12 km (5,94 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6,7 hours
Maximum altitude point: the Arapa pass (4,850m).

DAY 04.-Total distance: 4 km (2,49 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6,7 hours
Maximum altitude point: the Palomani pass (5,200m);

DAY 05.-Total distance: 4 km (2,49 miles)
Estimated walking time: Visit
Maximum altitude point: the Q'ampa pass (5100m)

DAY 06.-Total distance: 4 km (2,49 miles)
Estimated walking time: Visit
Maximum altitude point: Tinky (3800m)

                       

* Departure and arrival times are approximated.

** Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the guide Ausangate Trail, as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress.

Ausangate Inclusions and Rates:
⇒  Ausangate Trek Inclusions:

 

  Pre-departure Ausangate Trek briefing, presented by your tour guides at our downtown Cusco
→ Collection from your hotel in the morning (we can recommend a hotel that provides breakfast early)
→ Transport to the start trek (Tinky Village) –
→ Ausangate  entrence fee (US$..)
→ English speaking professional guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
→ Igloo tents - 2 persons in each 4-person capacity tent with plenty of space for your backpacks
→ Double thickness foam mattress
→ Cook and Cooking equipment
→ Meals (05B,05L,05D) - food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and uitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the  altitude.
→ Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn)
→ Horses for equipment (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment)
→ Bus Transport from Tinky Citadel to Cusco
→ Ausangate Survivor Certificate

 
⇒  Excluded in Tour Cost: -

→ Breakfast on the first morning.
→ Lunch on day 6 of the trek.
→ Sleeping bags can be hired in our office for US$25 for the 6 day trek.

⇒   Option Services:

1- Additional Horse service : USD 100.00 (per load)
2- Single tent supplement : USD 25.00
3- Sleeping bag : USD 20.00 (per unit / 6nights)
4- Walking pole : USD 20.00 (per unit / 6days)
5- Entrance to the thermal springs (Pachanta US$5)
6- Vegetarian Meals  (Optional Free)
 

  (1) About of the aditional Horse:
-   Aditional Horses  can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. They can be hired for $100 for all 6 days and will carry up to a maximum of 25kg (usually 1 horse between 2 persons is more than sufficient). You can hire the services of a half a orse to carry up to 12kg for US$60. However, even with a personal horse, you will still need to bring a day small pack for essential items.

   (2) About Sleeping Bag:
-  Sleeping bag hire . If you haven't got a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all the way to Peru with you then we have sleeping bags in our office for rent. The price is US$5 per person per day.

  (6) About Vegetarian Meals:
-  Vegetarian Meals. We can provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.


⇒  Other Information:
(*) 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 office.

 

⇒  Ausangate Trek:  (Rates: March to December 2016)
 
(1) This trek is a remote and infrequent walk of group and the tour prices are according to the number of persons:

⇔  Prices per person in this options service:
 
- N" PAX Dollar Price Thermal Baths
- 02 Person USD$:549 USD$:2
- 03 Person USD$:499 USD$:2
- 04 Person USD$:489 USD$:2
- 05 Person USD$:479 USD$:1
- 06 Person USD$:469 USD$:1
- 07 Person USD$:459 USD$:1
- 08 Person USD$:439 USD$:1
 
 * Thermal Baths of Pachanta: (Optional you can visit in the 6 day return of the trek) With medicinal properties and able to avoid tiredness and relax the muscles.
 
Booking  and Payment in Advance
⇒  Steps to make a booking :

If you do want to confirm your reservation, please do the following  Five simple Steps to Book Online...

»  Step One:

⇒  All reservations must be made well in advance (1 and 2 Week) is recommended especially during the months June, July and August).

»  Step Two:

⇒ To process your Booking the following information is needed: .... Your personal data is used only for government permits.
 

.....Please cut and paste the following section into your email to us and just fill in any missing blanks:

Dear: All Trek Tour Operator(A.T & Jungle SAC) :
We would like to make the following trek reservation:
Ausangate Llama Trek  (05 days)  code-A6

1. Confirm your preferred departure dates:

    Date that we would like to start the trek: ..........................................
    Alternative departure  date...............................................................
    Our arrival date in Cusco is: ............................................................
    We require a free transfer from the airport to our hotel: Yes/No
    Our flight arrival details are (only required for persons wanting an airport transfer):Yes/No
    We will be staying at the following hotel in Cusco: ............................
    Do you wish that we recommend you a hotel: Yes/No

» Details of our group:

Person 01:

    Name: .........................................................................................................
    Nationality and Age:................................................................................
    Passport Number: .....................................................................................
    Do you have student card (ISIC): Yes/No
    Extra half Horse (US$60 per person 12kg maximum): Yes / No
    Sleeping bag hire (US$25): Yes / No
    Vegetarian meals: Yes / No

Person 02:

    Name: ..........................................................................................................
    Nationality and Age: ..............................................................................
    Female/male and Passport Number :  ...............................................
    Do you have student card (ISIC): Yes/No
    Extra half porter(US$60 per person 12kg maximum): Yes / No
    Sleeping bag hire (US$25): Yes / No
    Vegetarian meals: Yes / No

Any other information:..........................................................................

Please send the email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Ask Our Expert..... Contac Us

»  Step Three:

⇒ You will be sent an email informing you about enabling permissions (within 24 hrs)
 
»  Step Four:

⇒ After, we will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$250 per person payable within one day, (only) if you received our confirmation booking).(this payment in advance is destined to buy the permissions, for the turists and also for the supporting staff. therefore, this payment cannot be refunded). 
 
»  Step Five:

⇒ Now sit back and relax. An email will be sent to you immediately confirming your tour booking.
 
⇒  Payment Details Information

we have several options for you to make your prepayment:
 
» Method 1. Wester Union transfer  » Method 2. Payment online (only VISA CARD)
» Method 3. Money Gram transfer    » Method 4. Bank transfer   
 

» Further details of how to send the deposit are included with our trek booking confirmation email. The remaining balance is to be paid in our office at least two days prior to your trek departure date. Payment can be made in cash US$, local currency (Peruvian Soles), American Express (6%) or by VISA (5% surcharge - VISA's cost not ours)

 

Ausangate  FAQs
⇒  Frecuently Asked Qestions :

SWhat is the weather like in Choquequirao?
The Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November; the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, Choquequirao lies in the forested fringes of the Amazon basin, where showers can occur at any time of year. Therefore, even in the “dry” season, your daypack should always include full rain gear (both jacket AND trousers).
Daytime temperatures can vary greatly, with daytime highs ranging from 10ºC/50ºF to 32ºC/90ºF and nightime lows ranging from 10ºC/50ºF to a cold 4ºC/40ºF, though seldom much lower. The floor of the Apurimac Canyon gets very hot during the day. Bring your swimsuit for a delicious dip in the river.

Will I need to pay an entrance fee for this trek?
Most National Parks require an entrance fee, so be prepared. The Inca Trail is the most notable trek that requires a permit. Most treks do not require a permit however. If you have questions, please contact a Detour representative.

What kind of accommodations can I expect?
The accommodations for a typical trekking trip in Peru will be camping. Typically, you will have to provide the sleeping bag and pad yourself while the trek operator will provide the tents, cooking equipment, food, and water purifiers. For specific trip deatils, you should refer to the "What's Included" section of a particular trip. With our company, you will usually get higher quality gear.

With how long of anticipation I can make a reserve? .- All reservations must be made well in advance (4 and 8 weeks) is recommended especially during the months June, July and August).
3. What do we do for drinking water?
Will provide boiled water to fill your bottle at meal times, although the water is clear always use sterilizing tablets and follow the instructions. The sterilizing tablets 'MicroPur' can be bought in most pharmacies in Cusco . With these tablets you have to wait 40 minutes before drinking. Take a bottle of at least 1½ liter capacity per person. Bottled mineral water can also be taken from Cusco.

Which campsites do you use?
Campsites are subject to change depending upon the crowds and the season. We generally try to camp in less trafficked areas so that travelers can enjoy the natural beauty of the choquequirao trek and minimize environmental impacts. Our typical campsite choices are Chiquisca,Santa rosa,Chiquisca.

Should I hire an extra Horse when?
Our service includes horses for carrying the food, tents, dining tent and cooking equipment. However, during the Choquequirao trek you will have to carry your personal stuff (such as backpack, camera, etc) your sleeping bag and pad (both provided by us if needed). personal extra horse can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. They can be hired for USD$50 for all 5 days and will carry up to a maximum of 20kg (usually one horse between 2 persons is more than sufficient). You can hire the services of a half a horse to carry up to 10kg for USD$25. However, even with a personal extra horse, you will still need to bring a day pack for essential items.

What do I need to carry?
Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco for a few dollars)
Strong, comfortable footwear One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if ou hire a personal porters, see options below)
Sweater and jacket (something warm)
Water bottle and purification tablets (Micropur are recommended and can be bought in ocal pharmacies in Cusco)
Flashlight and batteries
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
Sun block (sun protection cream
Insect repellent
Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)
You also need to bring your original passport and student ISIC card on the trail.

What does All Trek Tour Operator do to minimize environmental impact?
We use biodegradable soap and transport all garbage back to Cusco. We also use environmentally-friendly chemical portable toilets that allow us to pack waste out. We highly recommend that travelers bring one or two large Nalgene bottles to use on the hike to limit plastic water bottle waste.

.What if I have a medical emergency while hiking the trail?
Guides carry a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler's diarrhea, cuts/ scrapes, etc.). They receive Red Cross First Aid and other emergency training every year.

What is the food like on Choquequirao Trek?
A cook accompanies every group on the choquequirao. Almost invariably, travelers comment on the delicious menu. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and hearty snacks are provided for your hike. Meals are a mix of local specialties and international favorites.
Vegetarian meals are also available upon request. Other special dietary requests can usually be accommodated as well with sufficient notice.

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