Party Bike Travel

Trek Round Ausangate Peak. Vilcanota Range. 7 D


 

Code: Tk-7Vil/09

Grading: Challenge trekking - Need good shape. High altitude trek

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Season: May – November

Departures: Private Service every day

Group fixed departures

 

ITINERARY:

 

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 Ocongate. (L;D).

 

Day 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 day. (B;L;D).

 

Day 03: Upis – Pucacocha

 

Today 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).

 

Day 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).

 

Day 05: Palomani Jampa – Pachaspata

 

Hiking 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).

 

Day 06: Pachaspata – Pacchanta

 

Slowly 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 nearby. (B;L;D).

 

Day 07: Pacchanta Tinki – Cusco

 

On the 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

 

Group Fixed Departure Price: $ 655.00 (Minimum 03 People)
Single supplement: USD $ 60.00 per person.

 

Included:

  • Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to departure date).

  • Transfer put in and drop off (first day and last day).

  • 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.

  • Andean cook.

  • Mules and horses for the whole camping equipment including personal luggage.

  • Muleteers.

  • 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).

Not Included:

  • Sleeping bag

  • Hotels in Cusco

  • Extra services not mentioned in the program

  • Tips and extra spends