Trek Round Ausangate Peak. Vilcanota Range. 7 D
Grading: Challenge trekking - Need good shape.
High altitude trek
Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
Season: May – November
Departures: Private Service every day
01: Cusco Ocongate – Tinki
Starting from Cusco, taking the road south towards
Puno, we follow the Huatanay and later Vilcanota
rivers. Passing the ancient Wari site of Pikillacta
and the colonial villages of Andahuaylillas and
Huaro. At Urcos we take a dirt road steadily uphill
until we reach the highland savanna. By late
afternoon the Cordillera Vilcanota will appear in
the distance, with mount Ausangate and mount Jampa
clearly visible until, we make camp at Tinki near
02: Tinki – Upis
Beginning the trek we cross the Ocongate river and
start traversing the puna (highland meadows), until
we reach the foot of the Ausangate massif where
there the panorama of snowcapped peaks is breath
taking. Make camp at Upis, where the thermal baths
make a great place to relax after the rigors of the
03: Upis – Pucacocha
first we ascend the screen slopes to cross a 4,500 m
pass, carrying on to Lake Pucacocha with the western
ice fall of Mount Ausangate looming over our lake
side camp. (B;L;D).
04: Pucacocha – Palomani.
Passing small turquoise lakes we make the ascent of
the Palomani pass (4,800 m) where the view of the
south eastern ridge of Mount Ausangate the
Cordillera Vilcanota is absolutely amazing. Then
descending to Chilcapinaya we make camp. (B; L; D).
05: Palomani Jampa – Pachaspata
up the Jampa valley we are quite likely to meet
highland shepherds tending their sheep and alpaca,
spinning and weaving their wool into cloth with the
peaks of Jampa and Colquecruz acting as a backdrop.
Circling northwest around Ticllacocha lagoon and
over the last pass (4,650 m) we reach the small
meadow of Pachaspata, making camp either here or if
time permits at Lake Q'omercocha. (B;L;D).
06: Pachaspata – Pacchanta
descending the valley ,we arrive in the village of
Pacchanta, where we will spend the afternoon resting
and you can soothe away all those aches and pains in
the relaxing waters of the thermal baths making camp
07: Pacchanta Tinki – Cusco
last day a short walk across the puna grassland past
small communities of shepherds and weavers takes us
back to the road at Tinki, here a bus will be
waiting to take us to Cusco, where we arrive in the
afternoon. (B;L). End of Our Services.
Private Service. Upon Request
Fixed Departure Price: $ 655.00 (Minimum 03 People)
Single supplement: USD $ 60.00 per person.
Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to
Transfer put in and drop off (first day and last
All balance meals during the trekking (7 days/6
nights), including snacks.
All common equipment gear: Two men mountain tent,
mattress, kitchen dishes, kitchen tent, dinner
tent, toilet tent , table, chairs.
Mules and horses for the whole camping equipment
including personal luggage.
First aid kit with Oxygen.
Professional bilingual guide, 01 assistant per
each 7 clients.
Short wave radios.
Environment care (all the garbage is going back
to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).