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Ausangate Nevada Trek - 5 Days

time-raw3 days
Starting point
Your accommodation in Cusco & Sacred Valley
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

Escape into the remote and beautiful mountains of Peru as your trek through the rugged highlands of the Ausangate region. You'll visit traditional herding villages, soak in remote natural hot springs and summit the impressive 5,050m Campa pass.

What to expect?


  • Visit traditional herding villages nestled in the mountains
  • Soak in the hot springs of Upis and Pachanta
  • Summit the impressive 5,050m Campa pass
  • Get a chance to spot endemic wildlife such as vizcachas and Andean foxes


**Day 1: Cusco to Tinqui, Trek to Upis **
Arrive at the village of Tinqui (3,800m) after a 3-hour morning drive, and prepare to begin your trek. You'll then head towards the first campsite of Upis (4,400m). The first day is a gentle beginning, passing along some hilly grasslands. Once arriving in Upis, you are rewarded with views of the Ausangate glaciers rising high above the campsite.

Day 2: Upis to Jatun Cupacocha
Today is slightly more hardwork. From the campsite, climbing directly through the Arapa pass (4,800m) you'll reach the Uchuy Pucacocha, this is one of several stunning mountain lakes in the area. Continuing onwards to Jatun Pucacocha, where camp is setup along its along its shores.

**Day 3: Jatun Cupachoca to Ausangate Base Camp **
Crossing two different passes today, the steady ascents will help you along the way. The Apuchata pass (4,900m) & followed by the descent to a lagoon blue lake - Ausangatecocha.Then you'll reach the far side of Ausangate and trek the second pass, Palomani (5,200m). Lastly, trekking through to your own campsite (4,510m).

Day 4: Base Camp to Pachanta
The final day of passes starts with a gentle walk to another lake, Ticllacocha. Then, the last big challenge: Campa pass (5,050m). Treading over the snowy slopes, past the parallel glaciers, the ultimate action to do is descend. Camping for the last time at Pachanta (4,360m), you can then relax in the soothing waters of the hot springs after a satisfying day.

Day 5: Panchata to Tinqui, Drive back to Cusco
Following one last short hike, you'll be back at the Tinqui trailhead (4,237m). Saying goodbye to your crew & the local muleteers, private transport takes us back to Cusco after an incredible journey.

We can help design your whole stay, all treks and tours can be fully customized.

What is included?
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 3 nutritious meals per day (vegetarian options available)
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee and/or Tea
What do I need to bring?
  • Outdoor clothing including hiking pants and warm upper layers. (Please avoid cotton as it keeps you cold when wet and takes a very long time to dry.)
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hiking boots
  • Hat and gloves
  • Small backpack
  • Personal medical kit i.e. band aids, throat lozenges, lip salves, seasickness tablets etc. (Don't forget your personal medication, which you may need ie Asthma inhaler, even if you don’t always need it)
  • Sun glasses and sunscreen
  • Don't forget your camera!
Is this experience for me?

This tour covers a lot of ground and elevation so you must be physically fit and able.
The minimum age limit is 18 years old, but can be reviewed on a case by case basis.

Additional information
  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Full refund if cancelled at least 1 week prior to departure date.
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