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»Trekking In The Vilcanota Range

AUSANGATE YAYAMARI TINKI

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Apu Ausangate, the mountains (apus) are sacred deities for the Andean people and are possessed of kamaq (vital force). Apu Ausangate, the highest mountain, is the most important in Cusco region and it has many legends. Ausangate is considered the pakarina (place of origin) of llamas and alpacas and controls the health and fertility of these animals.

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Ausangate Mountain (6,370m/20,900ft.) in the distant snowy and glaciers peak visible, in clear weather, located at the southeast of Cusco City, It is the highest summit in Cusco region, but is only one of many snowy and glaciers peak along the cordillera Vilcanota, the AUSANGATE TREK ( THE BEST OPTION) is not a well know trek, this option is completely beautiful and offer you a spectacular scenery and view almost the 90% of Cordillera Vilcanota Such as the Climbing Mountains of Continental Glacier (5,543m./18,180ft.), Paco mountain (5,400m./17,700ft.), Montura mountain (6,050m./19,800ft.), Hatunñaño punta Mountain (5,800m./19,020ft.), Chumpi Mountain (6,100m./20,000ft.), Three peaks mountains (6,100m./20,050ft.), Qolque Cruz Mountain (5,950m./19,520ft.), Santa Catalina Mountain (5,820./19,090ft.) and the main Apu Ausangate, the highlight of this trek is the optional scramble up to Yayamari rocky mountain (5,650m./18,500ft.) which one has a panoramic view of all Vilcanota Mountain Range, a complete circuit of the trek starting at Finaya small village located over (5,000m./16,400ft.), finishing in Ocongate District, village well know Tinki.

Along the trek we will crossing three high passes (Abra), the trek is with spectacular and varied scenery including fluted icy peaks, tumbling glaciers and turquoise lakes, rolling brown mountains and green marshy valleys, there is also hot mineral springs in Pacchanta Village our last camp site. The Vilcanota range area has an abundance of wild and domestic animals, where we will see the herds of llamas and alpacas and vicuñas possible to see on the highest slopes, in a rocky areas several Vizcachas (Andean rabbit), highland birds Huallatas (Andean geese) several ducks, Andean gulls, mountain caracara. The Vilcanota range is relatively isolated area, many aspects of the post colonial Andean way of life are still practiced in the area. Consequently the Andean people life goes on much as it has for centuries, many local people just speak Quechua (Inkas language), this trek is a great introduction about the highland life.

LOCATION:
  South-America, Cusco - Perú
DURATION:
  6 days and 5 nights
PRICE:
  USD. On Request
SEASON:
  April to October (every day)
ACTIVITIES:
  Nature, Cultural.
GROUP SIZE:
  Minimum 4, maximum 15

DETAILED ITINERARY

DAY 1 : CUSCO - SICUANI - SANTA BARBARA - SIBINA QOCHA - FINAYA.

We depart from Cusco city, early during the morning, we drive by private bus or van along the high way to Puno road until to Sicuani Province (more or less 125 klm./77.5 miles, From Cusco City) then we drive along the dusty road to Santa Barbara, San Antonio Rancho, Sibina Qocha, finally we reach small village of shepherds and weavers in the highland Finaya (another 90 klm./55.8miles, From Sicuani) at lunch time, the Vilcanota range looms in the distance with several snowy and glacier mountains. After lunch we start our moderate class trek up to Ccasqaraqocha, the camp gear and personal equipment will be carried by horses.

DAY 2 : CCASCCARAQOCHA - YAYAMARI - SIBINAQOCHA

This second day we offer you the highlight of our trek, after breakfast during the morning is the optional scramble up to the rocky mountain of YAYAMARI (5,650m./18,500ft.) the view point of the Vilcanota range with panoramic scenery of lakes, glacier mountains, snowfields is really worth to get the Yayamari summit, after to climb the mountain, lunch at the base of Yayamari mountain, then we will continue our trek right to the largest lake of the Vilcanota mountain range easy walking to our campsite located near the Yayamari Hacienda on the head of Sibinaqoqcha lake, another spectacular scenery.

DAY 3 SIBINAQOCHA - VICUÑA'S CHACO AREA (PUCAMOQO).

An easy day hike along the Sibinaqocha lake with spectacular views, hundreds of llamas and alpacas, probably vicuñas.

DAY 4 PUCAMOQO - CCAMPA.

We leave the campsite and start a gradual climb up toward the highest pass (abra) Condor Pass (5,200m./17,060ft.). Where we will have an impressive panoramic view of climbing face of Ausangate Mountain, then we will descend toward the small village of shepherds and weavers Killita, along the killita vallley again hundreds of llamas and alpacas few population there, during the afternoon we will continue toward the campsite at Ccampa another small village with few population but spectacular scenery like the glacier mountains of Tres Picos (three peaks), Qollquecruz.

DAY 5 CCAMPA VILLAGE - CCAMPA PASS - QOMERQOCHA - PACCHANTA.

We climb once more toward the Ccampa pass (5,000m./16,400ft.) an offering place, here we will see several offering stone piles, possible to see the Vicuña a wild Andean cameloid. From here we descend through the Qomerqocha lake valley easy hike downhill until we reach the Pacchanta campsite, (4,100m/13,450ft.)near the thermal hot springs. We rest this afternoon and enjoy the panoramic view of north face of Ausangate mountain and the swing pool of the hot springs.

DAY 6 PACCHANTA - TINKY- CUSCO

This morning a short hike across the highland past small villages with llamas and alpacas way back to Tinky village (Ocongate District) (3,800m/12,500ft.), this is the end of our hike, Drive back to cusco.

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WHAT TO BRING

  • A sleeping bag (if not, you can rent at the office for USD 30 all trip).
  • A backpack (50 or 70 liters).
  • Hiking boots, sneakers and shoes.
  • Long pants and shorts.
  • Long sleeved shirts and T-shirts.
  • Warm clothes sweaters, jacket and fleece.
  • Rains wear.
  • Camera, films, batteries.
  • Flashlight and batteries.
  • Insect repellent and sun block.
  • Personal toilet items and first aid kit.
  • A pocketknife.
  • A water bottle and purified pills.
  • A change of underwear.
  • Hat or cap to protect from the sun, rain or cold.
  • A pack towel.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, chocolate, biscuits, dry fruits etc.
  • Cash USD and local currency (no option for ATM machines)
  • Swimsuit (optional hot springs visit)
  • Walking sticks with rubber covers (optional).

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INCLUDED DURING THE TREK

  • Pick up from several hotels all the members, then transfer by bus to Cusco - Finaya Village (trailhead)
  • A large igloo tent, for each 2 persons.
  • Mattress, one per person.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Dining tent.
  • Enough tables and chairs.
  • Toilet tent.
  • English speaking professional tour guide.
  • An expert cook.
  • Wranglers and horses.
  • Full meals during the trek.
  • Daily snack bag.
  • Daily afternoon tea service.
  • Daily wake up call tea, and hot water for washing.
  • Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.

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NOT INCLUDED

  • Breakfast the fist morning ( you can order an early breakfast at your hotel).
  • Dinner the last day (on your own)
  • Tips to the crew ( guides, cooks, wranglers)

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