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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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.
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
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.
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
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.
(Group participants: Min 1 person, Max upon request)
For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For our PRIVATE departures the size of the group is determined by request of our passengers.
To book your 6D Ausangate, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):
1) Name of the tour:
2) Trekking starting Date:
3) Name (Include middle name):
4) Last Name:
6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):
7)Number of passport:
8)Passport Expiration Date:
10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO
14) Food Preference:
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: email@example.com
In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:
Paternal name: QUISPE
Maternal name: GUTIERREZ
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel.
For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: IMPORTANT INFORMATION AUSANGATE 6D
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