Ausangate Peru is a Cusquenian company tour Operator in Cusco Peru, Leaders and Specialized on treks around Ausangate Mountain, we have more than 10 years of experience

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Triunfo Street 392, office 207 - Main Square of Cusco

Ausangate Trek 5 Days, an amazing and less-known trek surrounding the snow-capped Sacred Mountain (“Apu”) of Ausangate (6.372m/20900ft) that takes you over mountain passes, awesome mountain scenery, remote Andean villages, hot springs and turquoise lakes. This is an unforgettable hike recommended for lovers of mountain trekking searching for an intense experience in remote areas and wild nature.s,Ausangate Trek is in the Top Ten highly Recommended Treks in the World.
This is an unforgettable hike recommended for lovers of mountain trekking searching for an intense experience in remote areas and wild nature.


Highlight: ausangate mountain, colourfully dressed locals.
Location: About 3 hours drive east of Cusco, leaves from village of tinqui.
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
Adventure Rating: this can be quite popular in high season but is still challenging – particularly the cold!
Level:  moderate – difficult if acclimatized
Inca Trail Alternative: can be combined with a day trip to machu picchu at the beginning or end of your trip.
Departs: Any day with two people. We offer affordably priced tours for 2 people so that you can depart any days.

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1:  Cusco – Tinki Community – Upis Hot Spring
DAY 2:  Upis – Arapa Pass – Ausangateqocha
DAY 3:  Ausangatecocha – Huchuy Phinaya
DAY 4:  Huchuy Phinaya – Qampa Pass – Pacchanta
DAY 5:  Pacchanta – Tinqui – Cusco
  • Destination

  • Departure

  • Departure Time

    5:00 AM
  • Return Time

    Approximately 8:30 PM.
  • Included

    Entrance ticket
    Tours Guide

Day 1: Cusco - Tinki Community - Upis Hot Spring

Very early we leave the city of Cusco in a local transport, and drive along the Cusco – Puerto Maldonado highway in the direction of Tinki (3800m/12464ft). On the way we pass through Urcos, where we may spot a beautiful lagoon with the same name, continue on to Cattca, an agricultural and cattle raising community where we can appreciate the region’s spectacular views and finally cross Ocongate, capital of the district with the same name and only half an hour away from our destination. After an approximated 4-hour drive, we arrive in Tinki, where we meet our wranglers and horses. We start our trek initiating a slight climb that crosses through puna (dry, high area with little vegetation) to then arrive at our lunch spot after a three-hour walk. From here we already have beautiful views of the sacred Ausangate peak (6372m/20900ft). After lunch, we continue walking for another hour and a half to reach our campsite in Upis at 4400m/14432ft. From this point, we may appreciate fabulous views of all the snow peaks in the area. We camp and dine directly in front of Ausangate.

Day 2: Upis - Arapa Pass - Ausangateqocha

After breakfast, we continue our hike ascending for two hours to reach La Arapa pass (4850m/15908ft). We then descend to our lunch spot, crossing an area of falcons and ¨vizcachas¨ or Andean rodents. This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pukacocha, HatunPukacocha, and Qomerqocha) and spectacular views of the surrounding snow peaks. After lunch, we continue on a long and slow ascent that will take us, after about two hours, to the second mountain pass, the Abra de Apuchata (4900m/16072ft), from which we descend, for another half an hour, towards our campsite at Ausangatecocha (4440m/14563ft).

Day 3: Ausangatecocha - Huchuy Phinaya

Today, we depart early to climb for two hours towards the third mountain pass, the Abra de Palomani (5200m/17056ft). This is the highest part of the entire hike, from which we then descend for another 2h through an area of llamas, alpacas and ¨vizcachas¨ to reach Pampacancha (4050m/13284ft). From here we follow an uphill trail until that leads us to our campsite in Q´ampa (4300m/14104ft). Along this easy 3-hour climb we may have the chance to spot llamas, alpacas, and maybe even pumas. We will camp and dine at this place.

Day 4: Huchuy Phinaya - Qampa Pass - Pacchanta

We climb for 2 hours until we reach Q´ampa mountain pass (5000m/16400ft), where we may have the chance to spot the Andean deer. From here we descend towards the Qomerqocha lagoon to finally arrive at Pacchanta (4100m/13448ft) after an approximated five-hour walk. Pacchanta is a little community with attractive hot springs where we can enjoy a relaxing dip. We camp and spend the night at this place.

Day 5: Pacchanta - Tinqui - Cusco

We leave Pacchanta and start to walk our way back to Tinki, which will take approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinki, we board a private transport that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after nightfall.

What is Included?

Pre-departure briefing
Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transportation to Tinki (starting point of the trek)
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.
One sleeping pad per person
1 Blanket or Liner
One pillow per person
Dining tent with tables and chairs
Kitchen tent
English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 10 people)
Chef and cooking equipment
Pack animals (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment) – days 1 to 5
Pack animals to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 7kg per person (including sleeping pad and sleeping bag) – days 1 to 5
Accommodation for all our staff
Meals (04B, 04L, 04D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
Private transport from Tinki to Cusco, including transfer to your hotel in Cusco

Not Included:

Breakfast on the first day
Lunch and Dinner on the last day
Sleeping bag


1-liter water bottle
Hat, sun block, sunglasses
Extra layers for the cold and wind
Trekking poles
Trekking shoes/boots
Snacks (i.e. dried fruit, chocolates, granola bars, nuts, etc.)
PRICE: Price: $450.00 per person(Group Services)
We only need 2 paxs
2 person group US$ 600.00 each
3 person group US$ 500.00 each
4 to more person group US$ 450.00 each

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