the Ausangate Mountain Loop Hiking Adventure
This is the highest, most rewarding and challenging 7 day true wilderness outdoor hiking adventure in Peru. Although part of it is considered the most renowned, celebrated and famous trek in the Andes it is far away from the hiking crowds. This trek is a custom developed hiking circuit by our expert local guide in an off the beaten track section of the Vilcanota mountain range. On this hiking adventure we guide you past amazing landscapes and scenery including countless stunning mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, hanging glaciers, hot springs, high altitude cultures and an array of wildlife like alpacas, llamas, vicuñas and hopefully a soaring condor or 2.
PRICE € 1125,-
price per person
based on double occupancy
Pick up from Cuzco airport
3 nights in 3* Hotel in Cuzco
Sightseeing tour in Cuzco
4 nights set up of your tent and camp
4 person tent for 2, 1 sleeping pad p/p
Local, expert, english speaking guide
4 x 4 course Dinners
2 Horses and horse man for gear
Drop off at Cuzco airport
Day 1: Cuzco -your arrival in Cuzco
Day 2: Cuzco -acclimatization day and sightseeing
Day 3: Cusco - Q'oni uno (hot springs) -start hiking
Day 4: Hot springs - Ausangate pampa
Day 5: Ausangate pampa - Jatun pampa
Day 6: Jatum pampa - Pacchanta community
Day 7: Pacchanta - T'inqui
Day 8: T'inqui-Cuzco
Sleeping bag and liner
Lunch and dinner on your first 2 days
Dinner on the last day
We pride ourselves in not only top quality care of our guests but also of our local staff and porters. We are not your cheapest option but we offer the most complete package available.
Throughout your trek you'll have spectacular views of 6,384 meter, 20,945 ft Ausangate mountain which is one of the highest peaks in Peru. You'll find yourself hiking along granite formations, spectacular limestone "forests", glaciers and stunning valleys carved out by time. You'll experience on this trek one of the most magnificent geologic features in the world: the spectacular “painted“ mountain slopes in the distinct singular colours of red, ochre, and turquoise that create a true mountain wonderland best known as the 'rainbow mountains'. No wonder this has been considered one of the best hikes in the world by National Geographic and is also referred to as the holy grail of trekking.
The OUTDO Ausangate hiking adventure leads you along mountain trails that are used as trading routes by llama and alpaca herding communities that inhabit this remote region. The trails are also known as "the road of the Apu Ausangate". In Inka mythology Apu is the spirit of the mountain that is alive and that protects the local people in the highlands. The mountain is the body and the energy of the spirit and together it forms his "wasi" (Quechua for home or temple). It is this home or temple that is waiting for you to explore and to build a memory of a lifetime.
On this hiking adventure we guide you past amazing landscapes and scenery including countless stunning mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, hanging glaciers, hot springs, high altitude cultures and an array of wildlife like alpacas, llamas, vicuñas and hopefully a soaring condor or 2.
Adventure Package and Pricing
Your 7 day Ausangate mountain loop hiking adventure includes: your English speaking expert local guide, all camping equipment (except personal sleep sac), stand alone toilet tent, 4 person tent per 2 guests, high-end sleeping pads, separate dinner tent, breakfast, lunch and 4 course dinners during the trek prepared by your personal cook, porters and horses to transport gear and set up camp each day, transport Cuzco-T'inqui-Cuzco. Optional are 3 nights in a hotel in Cuzco, the two nights before and the night after your trek. What is not included in your trek are: airfare, airport transfers, sleeping bags and liners, travel insurance, lunch and dinner on your first 2 days and dinner on your last day.
The OUTDO Ausangate Mountain Loop Hiking Adventure starts at € 1125,- p/p in US dollars $ 1225,- p/p.