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AUSANGATE 6 DAYS

6D Ausangante is a 52 km trek. This trek is intended for people who have experience in hiking and have a good physical condition. Ausangate 6D is one of the spiritual paths, magical-religious character, by the presence of the Cordillera Vilcanota; where the highest snowy of Cusco is located: Apu Ausangate (6384 m), the protective god of the Peruvian Andes. The peak of Ausangate is considered by locals as sacred "APU" and is the most powerful of pilgrimage for today descendants of Quechua central point. During this walk, we will see beautiful natural landscapes of the mountains from the highland, and have the presence of diverse communities; of which we will have the opportunity to see their customs and traditions.
This hike has a running average of 8.6 hours per day. It demands a good physical condition, because you’re walking regimen is high. It is intended for people who have activities scheduled to Cusco for a period of more than 1 week. It is also for couples, groups of friends or people who want to have a more personal and spiritual journey; enjoy the beautiful scenery surrounding the Apu Ausangate and have a deeper knowledge of the customs and traditions of the Andean people.

6D Ausangante is a 52 km trek. This trek is intended for people who have experience in hiking and have a good physical condition. Ausangate 6D is one of the spiritual paths, magical-religious character; where the highest snowy of Cusco is located: Apu Ausangate (6384 m). This hike has a running average of 8.6 hours per day. It is intended for people who have activities scheduled to Cusco for a period of more than 1 week.

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Get ready for an amazing adventure and a life changing experience hiking one of the the most spiritually significant mountains in Incan mythology and one of the most reknowned treks in all of Perú.  Ausangate boasts being the fifth tallest mountain in all of Perú reaching a height of 20,945 feet (6,384 m) and is part of the Willkanuta Mountain Range.    

 

Our Itinerary is as follows:

ONE DAY BEFORE THE TREK

Briefing in Wayki Trek’s Cusco office. Time to be determined by the company.

*Your briefing is usually programmed one day before your program and usually in the morning. However, If your program starts on a Monday, your briefing will be programmed for the Saturday prior to your program and during the morning only. Therefore, please consider this when booking your flights to Cusco.

DAY 1

CUSCO / TINKI

After taking an early breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private bus to start our adventure. The destination is the town of Tinki (4,000 m.a.s.l.).  We drive along the highway south of the city, passing by the traditional village of Urcos (3,150 m.a.s.l.).  Later, we will go to the community of Muñapata (3,188 m.a.s.l.).  From there, we will ascend the road from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado. We will furrow between the mountains and observe the breathtaking scenery of the Andes and a panoramic view of the imperial city.  Continuing the trip, we will find some amazing traditional villages where people still maintain their traditional costumes and ancient folk customs, as the people of Ccatca (3,700 m.a.s.l.).  An hour later, after witnessing an unforgettable view of the Cordillera Vilcanota, we will reach the village of Ocongate (3,540 m.a.s.l.).  Finally, will go to the town of Tinki "Full Harmony", where we will camp having witnessed during this stretch, unforgettable views of the Cordillera Vilcanota.

  • Travel time: 2 - 3 hours
  • Low Altitude: 3150 m. / 10334 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4000 m. / 13123 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 4000 m. / 13123 Ft.

DAY 2

TINKI / UPIS

After a fortifying breakfast we will start our trek to the camp of Upis (4,400 m.a.s.l.).  During the tour we will pass by the ecological landscape of Quinsapucyu and the mountain Huarmisaya on our way to the camp of Upis.  There we will have lunch then we will have the opportunity to freely explore the surrounding area with its' mystical thermal lakes and the uniqueness of its' glaciers. All of this environment develops around the Apu Ausangate. Beautiful scenery that will last in your memories forever.

  • Distance: 9 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Low Altitude: 4000 m. / 13123 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4400 m. / 14435 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 4400 m. / 14435 Ft.

DAY 3

UPIS / PUKACOCHA

After a warm breakfast we will start our trek and climb through moss and lichen covered broken rocks.  We will reach the Pass of Arapa (4,958 m.a.s.l.), from there we can see the forest stone.  At the top, we will see Ausangate and the chain of mountains that it is surrounded by.  Later we will descend and camp near the lagoon Pukacocha (4,510 m.a.s.l.), a Quechua word that means "Red Lagoon", which is an attractive reservoir of water for irrigation next to White bridge.  Builders have called it "Nocturne" and others have touted as Laguna Pukacocha.

  • Distance: 10 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Low Altitude: 4400 m. / 14435 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4958 m. / 16266 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 4510 m. / 14796 Ft

DAY 4

PUKACOCHA / QAMPA

After breakfast we will begin our ascent to our second pass called Apacheta (4855 m.a.s.l.) surrounded by the native vegetation of the area and covered by rocks, mosses, and lichens. From here we will have different angles of Ausangate and the mount snows that are around it.  Then we will descend to have lunch near lake called Ausangate Cocha (4,680 m.a.s.l.). After having lunch and a break, we will begin our ascent to the third Pass.  This is the highest of our entire trip and it’s called the Open Palomani (5200 m.a.s.l.).  From here we can see  gigantic snow-covered mountains.  We will quickly descend into Pampacancha (4,500 m.a.s.l.).  Here we will see more clearly and in all its magnitude Ausangate and the Cordillera Vilcanota.  Later we will go to our camp in the Valley of Qampa (4,650 m.a.s.l.). Here the wildlife is varied, with birds such as condors, chinchillas, and herds of vicunas seen in the hills.

  • Distance: 15 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 9-10 hours
  • Low Altitude: 4500 m. / 14763 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4855 m. / 15928 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 4650 m. / 15255 Ft

DAY 5

QAMPA / QOMERCOCHA / PACHASPATA

After a hearty breakfast, we will start our trek watching giant glaciers and huge ice blocks that are part of the snow capped mountain Qolque Cruz (Silver Cross), and at the other end  giant snow capped mountains that make these landscapes unforgettable.  Then we will reach the lagoon Ticllacocha.  Afterwards we will cross the last step called Qampa (5,000 m.a.s.l.).  This last Pass is covered by small stone towers called in Quechua "apachetas". Once we reached the top, we can raise these towers as a way to ask the mountain's best wishes. At the top, down we will arrive to the pampas of Pachaspata, where we will camp on the banks of Lake Qomercocha "Green Lake" (4,580 m.a.s.l.), which it is considered by Andean priests as a place with a lot of energy.

  • Distance: 10 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Low Altitude: 4500 m. / 14763 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4855 m. / 15928 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 4650 m. / 15255 Ft

DAY 6

PACHASPATA / PACCHANTA

After breakfast we will get ready to continue our walk.  We will find more lagoons on the way that shine through with the clear waters and vegetation that they have. The brightness of these lakes make mystical groups visit these places and the Andean priests perform ceremonies on behalf of Mother Earth or Pachamama.  Continuing on our journey, we will pass through meadows and find various shepherds with their llamas and alpacas.  Then we will arrive at the village of Pacchanta (4,300 m.a.s.l.).  This small town has a hot spring that is a mandatory place to visit for relaxing our muscles after 5 days of walking.  At this point, we will have lunch and then board our van that will take us back to Cusco.

  • Distance: 8 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Low Altitude: 4300 m. / 14107 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4580 m. / 15026 Ft.

PRIVATE

INCLUDED

Briefing

One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.

Transportation

  • Pick up from Hotel in a private VAN to start of the trek: Tinki (2:30 hrs approximately)
  • Pick up from the last point of the trek Pacchanta in a private VAN and transfer to the city of Cusco (3:30 hrs approximately)

Accommodation

  • Camping for 6 Days / 5 Nights

Campsite team

  • Professional tour guide fluent in English, specializing in hiking, with many years of experience and trained in first aid and rescue. He will attend from the first day to the last day of the walk, leaving you at the hotel.
  • Professional Chef, Assistant Cook, and waiter to assist our passengers. Our team studied at a Gastronomy College and have a lot of experience cooking along treks.
  • Muleteers to carry the equipment needed for the campsites, they will be with us from the beginning of the trek.
  • Horses to carry personal belongings from passengers up to 8Kg.
  • Horse in the event of a medical emergency.

Campsite equipment

  • Eureka & Doite high mountain tent, that are waterproof and thermal, for up to 4 people, but for convenience we use it only for 2 people.
  • Air Mattress
  • Dining Tent
  • Kitchen Tent
  • Camping tables and chairs
  • Tableware
  • Bathroom Tent / Portable Toilet
  • First aid kit (alcohol, bandages, medication for altitude sickness, oxygen water, Band-Aids, oxygen tank, cotton, rescue ropes, e.g.)
  • 1 Walkie Talkie per Group

Food

During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins, and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.

We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. these special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.

AUSANGATE 6D: Dinner on the last day is not included

NOT INCLUDED

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Waterproof and Thermic Doite or Eureka Tent for personal use. In the event passenger would like to have a private tent. (However, tent has capacity for two persons)
  • Extra horse to carry client's personal belongings more than what is included (from 8 kilos to 15 kilos).
  • Personal saddle-horse
  • Tips

 

OPTIONAL SERVICES

Extra horse and saddle-horse

Depending on your physical condition, the walk can be exhausting. If you would like to have assistance to carry your belongings, more than the included quantity (more than 8 kilos), you can hire a personal horse to carry 8 kilos (18 pounds) per U$$ 70.00 or personal horse carrying 15 kilos (33 pounds) per U$$ 140.00. Similarly, if you need to use a horse to ride (chair), you can also contract for $ 140.00. This service would be exclusively for you.

Important: If you decide to use this service, you should advise of your need to hire an additional mule/horse at the time of booking.

 

Personal Tent

All of the treks operated by Wayki Trek offer to passengers shared tents (Double accomodation).

However, for a better convenience of our customers Wayki Trek offers the rental of a single tent. This service has an additional cost as USD 50.00 American dollars, and you can request this when you make the booking

 

Public Restrooms

WAYKI TREK offers the service of portable toilets during your trek. However, on the route there are public restrooms in some campsites and lunch places. For using the bathroom there is a price of U$$ 0.50.

Also, if you want to have this service exclusively for you, you may hire an extra bathroom tent; the cost of it is $ 45.00 USD for the whole trek and can be used by you and your friends

In order to offer a greater enjoyment of the hike and greater interaction among participants, Wayki Trek manages small groups so we have a highly personalized service.  It is also good to emphasize that at Wayki Trek, we have a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.

PRIVATE SERVICE*

(Group participants: Min 1 person, Max upon request)

For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: sales@waykitrek.net

*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.

Important: There are no discounts applicable for this service. 
 

CANCELLATION POLICY

If after having deposited the initial amount to run the backup (US $ 200.00) and you decide to cancel the booking, we may refund your deposit as long as no tickets have been purchased or any administrative expenses have been made; however, if cancellation is after acquiring the requirements above, your deposit will not be refunded.

Please consider:

  • If you cancel the booking between 30 to 10 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 50% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 10 to 3 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 1 to 2 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.

In the event that you decide to withdraw the trek once it has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as food and transportation that might occur due to the modification of your itinerary.

In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or personal problem, the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trek.

CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

It is important for Wayki Trek to provide excellent service to our passengers, to fulfill your expectations, and to participate in the conservation of our environment.  It is because of these three reasons and to guarantee the continuous application of this philosophy that we have obtained two of the most important certifications in our field: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.  With them, we guarantee the service that our passengers expect from us and the conservation of the environment with each step of our processes.

SMALL GROUP

In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we at WAYKI TREK have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people.  This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.

SOCIAL PROJECTS

Wayki Trek believes it is a priority to help and assist in the development of local Andean communities. That is why we are actively collaborating to eradicate problems like the loss of self-identity, lack of basic services, low education levels, little economic development, and migration to big cities due to extreme poverty. In an effort to reverse this, Wayki Trek has implemented projects that help to minimize the impact of this problems in the communities. The construction of a Medical Clinic and a rural Library are examples of that effort.

AVAILABILITY

The trek of 6D Ausangante doesn’t have the same regulations about the spaces as the Inca Trail has. Therefore, you can book with less time of anticipation, however, we suggest you not to make the reservation at the last moment. This trek can be booked from the months of April to November because during December to March it is closed due to the rainy season and maintenance of the area.

GROUP SIZES

For our PRIVATE departures the size of the group is determined by request of our passengers.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your 6D Ausangate, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):

Personal information:

1) Name of the tour:

2) Trekking starting Date:

3) Name (Include middle name):

4) Last Name:

5)Gender:

6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):


7)Number of passport:

8)Passport Expiration Date:


9)Occupation:


10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO


11)Nationality:


12)Email:


13)Phone Number:

14) Food Preference:

15)Allergies:

16)Medical Requirement:

17)Adittional Services:

Deposit; In order to confirm a space for 6D Ausangate, a deposit of USD 200.00 per person is required. (Depending on the method chosen to make the deposit. The transaction fee is not included).

TO MAKE THE DEPOSIT

PAYPAL

You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option. Once the payment is done, please forward us the email confirmation in order to proceed with your booking.

In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account: leocusi@waykitrek.net

 

WESTERN UNION

In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:

RECEIVER:

Name: GORKI

Paternal name: DALENS

Maternal name: PAUCAR

Address: 239 Quera St., Cusco - Perú

Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.

 

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • In order to guarantee your participation in the Ausangate 6D, you need to send us your deposit. Otherwise we can NOT guarantee the service.
  • The deposit does not include any fee or tax for this transaction.
  • Once you send your deposit, please send us the confirmation receipt or MTCN in order to confirm your booking, otherwise we will not be responsible for your booking.
  • The deposit is NOT refundable.
  • The last payment will be made at our Cusco office, after your briefing. Please note that we only take cash.

DOCUMENTATION

Passport

On this trek, the permits are not as restricted as the Inca Trail, however, we suggest that you bring your passport during the trek because this is the identity card outside your country.  You should also keep in mind that your passport must be valid for at least six months before entering the country.

Student with ISIC card

For Ausangate 6D trek, student’s discounts with ISIC Card are not contemplated, since this is a private walk.  For the issue of controls, you must have your passport or ISIC card, but consider that there is no special discount for being a student in Ausangate 6D.

HEALTH

Medical Considerations

If you have medical restrictions for some or all of the activities detailed in your booking, please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.

Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and Stomach Pain

For those trekkers that come to Cusco directly from places at sea level; we recommend to arrive 2-3 days before your trek.  Two of the most common health issues among tourists in Cusco are: The Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and stomach pain provoked by slow digestion.

Altitude Sickness; some of the symptoms are: headache and nausea.  There are some over the counter medications (pills) that help to minimize the symptoms of this problem, such as Glucosa Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Soroichi Pill, and Acetazolamida among others.  If the symptoms persist the use of oxygen is the next step.  Under these circmstances we have the equipment and staff ready to assist our trekkers.

Stomach Pain; It is recommended to drink between 3-4 liters of water per day.  Your body will need this to stay hydrated.  It is especially recommended to drink hot drinks like coca leaf tea.  Also recommended are soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy). Candy, chocolates, cookies and fruits are also a good option.  In general, all food that is easy to digest.  Do not have drink alcohol or smoke.

Try to sleep at least 8 hours and do not exercise too much.  Keep your body in good temperature wearing warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold.  During the adjustment to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.

Food Restrictions

It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip, of any medical restriction,  food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE TREK

Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel.

  • A Hiking/trekking Backpack (50 liters capacity)
  • A sleeping Bag that can resist preferably up to -10 Celsius minimum.  It can be synthetic or feather.  If you do not have one.  You can rent it from Wayki Trek as well.
  • Hiking Poles with rubber tips.  You can bring your own or rent them from WAYKI TREK
  • Trekking Clothing: Trekking shoes, waterproof pants, shirts, a light sweater, jacket for rain, underwear, shirt and pants heaters, clothes in camp to rest and sleep in, socks, hat, sunglasses and underwear.  As for the clothes for resting or sleeping, it is necessary to clarify the following: Must be warm cotton.  On the other hand, for the Ausangate trek it is advisable to bring warm clothing because the weather is cold.  Therefore, it should be a warm coat and thick cotton clothing for the night, due to low temperatures is reached.
  • Swimwear if you are planning to use the thermal bath (hot springs).
  • 3 plastic bags to separate your clothes: clean, wet, dirty, and others.
  • Personal Hygiene: Bring enough for the whole duration of the trekking. Towel for camping, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, and antibacterial gel.
  • Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you.  It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamida).  It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue your trek.
  • Flashlight LED auto rechargeable.  It will be used every night in the campsites.  This type of Flashlight won’t damage the environment as it is auto rechargeable.
  • Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport
  • Insect Repellent in lotion waterproof. No Spray
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Water bottle made of flexible plastic brand Platypus.  This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does  take up a lot of space.  At the same time they help in our effort to protect the environment.  WAYKI TREK will be refilling water throughout all of the trek.
  • Extra money to buy some beverages or other products during the trek, preferably local currency (optional). 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THE TREK

  • Ausangate trek trail is a very challenging trek since most of the path is high altitude.  That’s why the landscapes are from the Puna, dry and cold. The temperature of the trek is low, the maximum temperature is about 20° Celsius. On the same way, this trek presents strong winds and heights that reach 5,000 m.a.s.l.
  • During the whole trek we will come across a few trekking groups like us. This trail is not as busy as the Inca Trail but equally attractive due to all the history behind the archeological site.
  • For this walk, you are advised to wear clothing that is warm and lightweight; since the climate is regularly cold and average daily walk is 8 hours.
  • We kindly remind our clients that Ausangate 6D is a conditioned trek made at high altitude (between 4,000 to 5,000 meters above sea level), its' climate is cold and has an average of 8 hours a day of hiking.
  • On the last day of trek, we offer our clients the possibility to enter the hot springs in Pacchanta; if you wish to enter, keep in mind that you must bring your swimwear.
  • During the Trek we will find, as in other walks, the presence of communities. This is a trek that connects us more with the nature of the highlands along the way.

For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: IMPORTANT INFORMATION AUSANGATE  6D

 

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