Ausangate

13Days 4,

Program Overview

In this tour you will be able to marvel at the beautiful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and Ausangate. Machu Picchu considered today as a sacred place and the most important icon of the planet; considered by the UNESCO, since 1982 as Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity.

The Ausangate is one of the spiritual routes, with a magical-religious character due to the presence of the Vilcanota Mountain Range where the highest snow-capped mountain in Cusco, the APU AUSANGATE (6384 m.a.s.l.), the protective god in the Peruvian Andes, is imposed. During the tour there is the presence of llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, complementing the presence of human groups.

Itinerary

DAY 01: LIMA – CUSCO

Reception at the airport of Cusco, transfer to the Hostal Tahuantinsuyo rest of the morning free, to relax and adjust to the altitude. Afternoon tour visiting the main square, cathedral, Koricancha temple, and the nearby Ruins as Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay and Sacsayhuaman, hostal Tahuantinsuyo in Cusco.

DAY 02 : CUSCO – MACHUPICCHU

Early transfer to the train station for a journey of 4 hours upon arrival transfer by bus to the ruins and beginning a guided visit to the lost city of the Incas Machupicchu . In the afternoon return to Cusco, Hostal in Cusco. B.

DAY 03: FREE DAY

DAY 04: SACRED VALLEY – CUSCO

We will visit Pisac with its tipical market, the Urubamba Valley and a visit to Ollantaytambo, in the afternoon, early evening return to Cusco.B.L.(only Tuesday,Thursday,Sunday)

DAY 05: CUSCO/TINKI. Every Monday and Friday

Drive from Cusco to trailhead (7 hours), passing through beautiful countryside and Several traiditional Andean villages at the town of Tinki»12,500″. Here we join our camp crew and pack animals.»B+L+D».

DAY 06: TINKI / URPIS

We star our trekking at around 9 am the first 3 hrs., until lunch, will be a great introduction to the magnificent scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota with great views of Mount Ausangate «20,650»we will go through a high altitude Andean marsh,where we may encounter Llamas,Alpacas, geese and other local animals, We camp close to the hot springs at Urpis. B+L+D.

DAY 07: URPIS / LAKE JATUN PUQA QOCHA

We will go around this migthy mountain regarded as an Apu»Great Spirit» by The local natives, who only speak Quechua and dress in traditional colorful Costume. We will hike the first pass «The Arapa pass» (4850m). we’ll pass by pristine lakes, Camping beside Jatun Puqa Qocha B+L+D.

DAY 08: JATUN PUQA QOCHA / PAMAPACANCHA

Today we will ascend the second pass of Apuchata (4,) then we will continue to PalomaniPass (5,200m), the highest point of the trek with its views of sparkling claciers, we will camp at Pampacancha. B.L.D.

DAY 09: PAMAPACANCHA / QOMER QOCHA

Today we’ll see the snowy peaks of Tres Picos an Puca punta, then we’ll continue east throughThe broad green valley of Jatumpampa then we’ll continue to the last pass «Qampa pass (5000 m)We’ll see different several colored lakes and camp beside the beautiful greeny turquoise lake.B.L.D.

DAY 10: QOMER QOCHA/PACCHANTA

After a half day hike we arrive at the town of Tinki where we’ll take the bus back to Cusco. Hostal «B+L».

DAY 11: PACCHANTA / CUSCO

After a half day hike we arrive at the town of Tinki where we’ll take the bus back to Cusco. Hostal»B+L».

DAY 12: CUSCO/LIMA

In the morning transfer to the airport to flight to Lima. Free afternoon. B.

DAY 13: LIMA – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT

In the morning, transfer to the airport for your international flight.

The price includes

Booking for budget Hostals as detailed above, based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and air transportations. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking professional guide services. All entrance fees. Meals and domestic flight airfares as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L= Lunch; D=Dinner.

The price doesn´t include

International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages and items of personal nature.

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