You will evolve in the middle of the Eastern Cordillera around the sacred mountain of Ausangate. You will be able to contemplate splendid lagoons, glaciers, herds of vicuñas as well as alpaca and llama farms. Fascinating experience combining walking, meetings, exchanges, bathing, all in unusual places.
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Cusco - Tinqui (3'800 m) - Upis (4'400 m)
Departure early in the morning from Cusco to Tinqui passing by small villages on the heights of Urcos. This village culminates at 3850m. It will be the place where our expedition will start.
The path crosses the countryside and the walk is moderate. We will arrive in 5h00 at the foot of a group of beautiful mountains. Our camp will be very close to the glacier. Those who wish to do so will be able to bathe in the natural thermal baths that are located very close to the camp.
Night in tents.
Upis - Hatun Pucacocha (4'560 m)
After breakfast in a beautiful setting, we will head towards the extreme west of Ausangate, where we will climb our first pass: el paso Arapa (4710m). Then we will descend to the lagoons of Pucacocha where we will camp. Our cook will have prepared an excellent meal for us.
Night in tents.
Hatun Pucacocha - Palomani Pass (5'000 m) - Jampa (4'600 m)
After breakfast, we start a big day’s walk. We will pass through two passes, the paso de l’Ausangate (5000m) where we will be able to observe a wonderful lagoon, the Ausangatecocha, and the paso Palomani (5000m) where we will have a magnificent view of the Ausangate and the Mariposa. From this pass we will descend into the valley of Hunchuy Finaya where we will camp.
Night in tents.
Jampa - Jampa Pass (5'200 m) - Pacchanta (4'250 m)
We will start a big day, going up the valley lined with several 6’000 (Pico Très, Puca Punta, etc.). After having climbed the Jampa pass (5200m), we will descend through a beautiful valley, inhabited by a few rare alpaca breeders on the edge of the Ninaparayoc lagoons, before reaching Pacchanta and its welcome baths!
Night in tents.
Pacchanta - Tinqui - Cusco
Last short day’s walk that will take us from Pacchanta to Tinqui where our private bus will be waiting to take us back to Cusco in the afternoon.
(Depending on how tired we are for this last day of walking it is also possible to be picked up directly at the village of Pacchanta by our transport. To be organized the day before with our guide).
The climate varies greatly according to the regions travelled through. From April to November, the sky is clear, although light rains are always possible. In altitude, it is pleasant during the day and cold at night. So bring warm clothes, even if you can walk around in a T-shirt during the day. Beware of the sun, which is strong at high altitudes, and bring a hat, sun cream and sunglasses.
No visa is required for stays of less than 90 days. You must travel with a passport that is still valid for 6 months after your stay.
When visiting high altitude areas, adverse effects such as headaches, nausea, insomnia and fatigue affect some people. However, the trip is designed to allow our body to adapt gradually (increase in red blood cells).
All major cities have modern private clinics with care comparable to what we have in Europe. However, you have to pay on the spot and then ask for reimbursement from your health insurance company.
We advise you to check whether your insurance covers medical costs in the countries you visit and if not, to seek reimbursement. Repatriation insurance is compulsory.
Currency / Credit Cards
Dollars and euros are accepted in the shops of the big cities. There are exchange houses everywhere. However, it is better not to carry large sums of money with you.
Credit cards are accepted in all ATMs (visa, mastercard, diners, american express). The commission of the bancomat is between 5 and 10USD.
In the service sector, it is normal to leave a tip when you are happy with the service. Between 5 and 10% of the value of the service is usual.
Whenever you travel, remember to keep fit. Even for “Discovery” trips, by preparing yourself physically you will adapt more easily to the altitude and enjoy your discoveries.
For trekking trips, develop your endurance by running or practicing your endurance several times a week.
Material to take with you
|Passport and 2 copies||Visa (if necessary)||Travel Insurance (mandatory) and copy|
|Air tickets and copy||Certification Vaccination Yellow fever (if visiting the Amazon)||Currency in USD., Euros or local|
|1 large bag and 1 small bag (preferably backpack or duffel)||Camera||Binoculars|
|Reading/writing materials||Flashlight||2 comfortable trousers (trekking type)|
|1 pair of shorts, 3 T-shirts, 1 big sweater||Warm underwear||Cap|
|Waterproof and warm jacket||Good shoes||Small towel and bath business|
|Toilet kit||Protection against sun and insects||Medications you usually take|
Basic first aid kit (bandages, disinfectant, tape, 1 pain reliever, 1 disinflammatory, immodium, broad spectrum antibiotic, mosquito repellent, lip stick)
You must be up to date with Tetanus, Hepatitis and Typhoid (Yellow Fever when visiting the Amazon).