You will be collected via private transport from your hotel between 5:00 and 5:30 am. After a drive of roughly 3.5 hours we will reach small, cozy town called Pacchanta where we will meet with our arriero and the horses who will be accompanying us on our trek. At this point we have time to wrap up and apply suncream before setting off on our Ausangate adventure!
During first day we will walk around 6-7 hours to reach our base camp, stopping en route to enjoy lunch with a beautiful view of the snowy peaks of Cordillera Vilcanota in the background. Today´s trek will take us past small villages hidden in the Andes, icy mountain lakes and herds of llamas and alpacas. As we will be walking close to the Ausangate Mountain for the majority of the day there will be ample opportunity to see its majestic peak from various view points, making for some great photos! We will arrive at our base camp around 4:00 pm and, after a rest to recover from our walk and enjoy the views, we will eat dinner and head to bed for an early night.
Trekking time: 7-8 hours
Max altitude: 15912 ft (4850 m)
Overnight stay in the tent in Campa Base
In the morning of our second day we will enjoy breakfast with some truly stunning views of the Tres Picos mountain range in front of us! Time for a short rest and to collect our things, before walking a short distance to the mountain pass. At this point there is the opportunity to hike to the Red Lake – adding 2 hours of trekking to our day and taking up to an altitude of 5000m (16400ft)! (Please let us know at the time of booking if this interests you). We will come back to base camp at 10:00 am, ready to set off on our trek towards Pacchanta at 11:00 am. Today´s trek takes us along a different route, meaning that we are treated to new views and diverse landscapes. After our 5 hour trek we will reach Pacchanta at around 3:00 pm, where we will be met with a warm meal and the chance to visit the town´s hot springs.
You will be driven from Pacchanta to Cusco at 5:30 pm and should arrive in the city at around 9:00 pm.
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