Ausangate Tourism and Travels
We will pick you up from Cusco at 1pm and begin the 5 hour drive to Tinke (3,900m), a small village where we will camp on our first night. On the way we’ll see small villages where the traditional Andean way of life can still be seen.
07:00 A.M. We will walk from Tinke to Upis in about 6 hours. During this trail we will visit the community of Upis. Upis is situated 4,400 meters above sea level and there live approximately 5 or 6 families. This day we walk very closely to the mountain Nevada Ausangate. At the end of the day we will have our campsite.
07:00 A.M. We begin our day with a breakfast in Upis. Afterwards we will go to Arapa, which is about 7 hours walking. We will arrive at the mountainpass Arapa from where we can enjoy a lovely view over a beautiful mountain chain and lakes surrounded by a formation of rocks. This place is situated at 4850 meters above sea level.
07:00 A.M. We will walk from mountain pass Arapa to the pass of Ausangate, which will take about 8 hours of hiking. During this part of the trail we will see the lake Yanaccocha and other impressing high mountains. This pass has an altitude 4750 meters above sea level.
Today we will walk from Ausangate to Huchuy Finaya, which is about 7 hours walking. At this part of the trek we will have a magical view over very high mountains like Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Parco Calle and Maria Huamantilla. All these mountains are at 6372 meters above sea level and have snow formations that look like caves.
From Huchuy Finaya we walk to Pacchanta. This walk will take around 7 hours and on our way we will visit the thermal baths of Pacchanta. An other attractive thing to do will be the Inca Trail, which is -like its name says- an union of brooks.
This day we leave Pacchanta and walk to Tinke in 2 hours. In Tinke we will take a car back to Cusco and so we bring our crossing of Ausangate to an end.