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Expeditions Sibinacocha Ausangate 7 Days / 6 Nights

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EXPEDITIONS SIBINACOCHA & AUSANGATE 7 DAYS / 6 NIGHTS

Type: Trekking, Ecological scenic and Cultural.
Length: 7 days/6 nights
Time of year: From April to October.
Departures: Upon Request
Price and Rates: $ 700 U.S.A. Dollars per person on the basis of double accommodations. $ 650 U.S.A more of 4 people.
Location: Mountain range Vilcanota -Cusco.
Distance: 80 Km.
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
Altitude: 3,800m/12,464ft to 5,165 m/ 16,941ft
Difficulty: & quot; the trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route & quot.
Temperatures: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature:4ºC to -10º C

INTRODUCTION

Ausangate Mountain is the highest mountain in the Cordillera Vilcanota. The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Nevado de Ausangate (6,385m) and three others tops over 6000m.
It’s excellent trekking circuit offering to the traveller everything you could want: spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Quechua people. This is a moderate to challenging trek, not technical with several high passes and often freezing cold nights so be prepared. This beautiful six day trek starts and finishes at the small Andean village of Tinqui and takes you around the massif of Ausangate mountain and over three high passes (two of them over 5000m).
It is essential to be properly acclimatized for this hike spending at least two or three days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before starting.

The peak of Auzangate is considered by the local people to be a sacred Apu and it is the central most powerful point of pilgrimage for today’s Quechuas descendents. This fascinated trek can be also combined with famous Inti raymi fest, Sun`s festival in Cusco or the winter solstice fest in Qoyllor rity snow capped mountains opposite from Ausangate.

Itinerary

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Tinki.

From Cusco we will travel east over a high pass to the traditional highland town of Ocongate. Just beyond the town is Tinqui, the trailhead for the Vilcanota Range. We will camp by the Mapoche River at 3,800 m/ 12,464′.

Meals: L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 3,800 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,350 m
Distance travelled: 0 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 0 hours

Day 2: Tinki – Comercocha.

With llamas carrying the camp gear and personal equipment, we will climb steadily through rolling hills dotted with herds of llamas and alpacas. The snows of Nevado Ausangate (6,374 m/20,906′) dominate the skyline directly ahead of us. We will eat lunch by hot springs at the hamlet of Pacchanta, and then continue climbing to camp in a pasture by Qomercocha Lake (4,570 m/15,000′).

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,570 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,800 m
Distance travelled: 15 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 3: Pacchaspata.

We will trek past glacial tarns and isolated shepherds’ huts toward the magnificent Pacchaspata Pass (5,050 m/16,560′). The trail follows a moraine above a glacier that flows down from the snow-covered peaks east of our route. On most treks we see troops of vicuñas (the wild, graceful relative of the llama) amid the rugged scree and glacial ice. We will trek beneath the towering west face of the Jatunjampa peaks. Continuing down the valley, a new vista opens up of the south face of Nevado Ausangate. We will continue down the gentle valley and then turn up a side valley to camp near Hacienda Quilleta (about 4,400m/ 14,430′), below Condor Pass.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 5,050 m
Minimum Altitude: 4,400 m
Distance travelled: 18 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 4: Sibinacocha.

We will climb steadily to reach the summit of Condor Pass at 5,100 m/16,728′. We will traverse a plateau until we reach the head of Sibinacocha Lake, a glacial lake some 15 km in length and 2 km wide. Flamingos may be seen along the shore. Save for the occasional stone shepherd’s hut; there is no sign of population in this vast valley.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 5,100 m
Minimum Altitude: 4,350 m
Distance travelled: 15 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours

Day 5: Ccascamacocha.

We will hike around the head of the lake and work our way eastward into another valley of even more sublime beauty. Our destination is Ccascamacocha, a smaller lake with a fascinating concentration of high altitude Andean birds. We will observe giant coots, which build up piles of mud in the shallows to make their nests, pairs of Huallata (Andean geese), ducks, and more flamingos. Several Quechua families have permanent homes by the lakeshore where they tend enormous herds of alpacas.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,350 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,350 m
Distance travelled: 18 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 6: Yayamari.

The highlight of the trek is today’s optional scramble up Cerro Yayamari, a 5,500 m snow-covered peak in the center of this breathtaking panorama of lakes and glaciated summits.

Meals: B/L/D
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 5,500 m
Minimum Altitude: 4,150 m
Distance travelled: 18 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 7: Yayamari – Cusco.

Today, we will hike out to the southern end of Sibinacocha, the terminus of a new road, where our vehicle awaits. After we load up, we will return to Cusco and to your hotel.

Meals: B
Accommodation: Camping
Maximum Altitude: 4,150 m
Minimum Altitude: 3,350 m
Distance travelled: 0 km approx.
Approximate Walking Time: 0 hours

What is Included!

Included

  • Transportation in and out: Cusco – Tinki – Cusco (private bus)
  • Guide: Professional English and Spanish speaking guide
  • Cook: In charge of meal preparation
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 15 kilos/ 33 lbs per person)
  • Emergency Horse: Just in case someone needs help
  • Meals: 6 Breakfasts / 6 Lunches / 6 Dinners / Snacks and afternoon tea
  • Equipment: tents ( 2 people in each 3-person-capacity ), Therm-a-rest sleeping pad, dinner tent, kitchen tent, tables and chairs, table settings, first aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle

We recommended to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack and Daypack
  • Hiking shoes or snow boots
  • Winter coat and poncho
  • Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Warm/Thermal clothes
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera + Film

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