This is one of our prettiest treks and it is shorter and a bit easier for those with limited time. Great for families and those who want a taste of hiking. The last one and a half hours involves a lot of downhill hiking.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private transport from hotel to Upis
Private transport back to hotel from Qesuyunoc town at the end of our journey
Camping Equipment 4 season tent (04 people tent for 02 people)
Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff
Sleeping pads (therma-rest) come with pillows
Entrance tickets to the park
Trek Leader, Our Leaders are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication
Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (3), and snacks
A professional Quechua chef
Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 7-kgs / 14-pound personal items
Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek
First-Aid Kits,Oxygen tank
NOT INCLUDED
Sleeping bags, you might get them rented from us US$ 5 per day
Hiking poles, you might get them rented from us a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand
Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs
Tipping for the trek leader, porters or muleteers, and other staff
Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.

Day1

Cusco-Upis Village-Pamparapa

We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am to leave the city of Cusco then to have three and a half-hour driving to get Upis town, along the way we will see picturesque towns, and we will stop for a couple of times to enjoy the sceneries, once we arrive to Upis we will meet up our local muleteers and horses, where we’ll have our breakfast and get ready to start the great adventure, we will walk for about 7 hours to get the first camp site called Pamparapa (4,600m / 15,088 feet). We’ll start hiking up gradually from Upis village, later on to immerse into the highland valley inhabited by llamas and alpacas with dramatic vistas of Ausangate in backdrops. Today we’ll have lunch at very scenic spot still with Ausangate Mt at the background. After eating a delicious meal, we’ll still hiking up for about 2 more hours to get the first camp site, called Pamparapa 4,600 m / 15,088 ft, with amazing views around of the Ausangate mountain. All meals included. Hiking Time: 6-7 Hours | Hiking Distance 10 kms/6.21 miles | Lowest Point: 3,800m (12,467 ft) | Highest Point: 4,600m (15,088ft)
Day2

Pamparapa-Auqui

In the morning we will have a beautiful sunrise at the top of Ausangate’s summit, we will enjoy this view while having our breakfast, after having breakfast we’ll climb up for 1 hour to first pass called Arapa which is at 4,800 m / 15,744 feet. At this point we’ll be impressed by stuninng views of eroded mountains, and highland valleys. We will then hike downhill, on the way we’ll see Yanaqocha, and Pukaqocha lakes. Today we’ll enjoy our lunch still with the amazing view from a different angle of Ausangate. After lunch, we’ll start hiking up on a switchback trail to the next pass at 5,000 m / 16,400 ft.
In which we’ll enjoy those amazing views of Vilcanota range going in different directions, coloured hills. Our trek ongoing to the next camp site called Auqui 4,650 m / 15,252 feet for about 2 more hours. All meals included. Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours | Hiking Distance 12 kms/7.45 miles | Lowest Point: 4,500m (14,924 ft) | Highest Point: 5,000m (16,400ft)
Day3

Auqui-RainbowMountains-Ausangate Qocha

Today’s nutritious breakfast makes us ready to go exploring the Rainbow Mountains and for the most strenuous day. After enjoying our breakfast early in the morning, we’ll hike up for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the next pass at 5,000 m / 16,400 ft, from which we’ll see the famous Rainbow Mountains in a further direction. We’ll walk downhill on a steeper section trail to get the flatter section, we will then continue hiking up to the Rainbow Mountains for about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Upon our arrival we’ll savor the unique vistas of the Rainbow Mountains, after that, we’ll return on the same trail to our camp site where we’ll have lunch at about 1:00 pm. After having a delicious lunch, we’ll continue hiking to the next camp site called Ausangate Qocha 4,700 m / 15,416 ft, for about 2 hours and 30 minutes. All meals included.Hiking Time: 9-10 Hours | Hiking Distance 14 kms/ 8.69 miles | Lowest Point: 4,600m (15,088 ft) | Highest Point: 5,000m (16,400ft)
Day4

Ausangate Qocha - Jhampapampa

Another great day to enjoy the mind-blowing coloured hills next to the Ausangate Mt (6,381m/ 20,930 feet), a highest mountain in Cusco, and see more glacier lagoons, after having breakfast we will begin again with our trekking, the trail takes us to the next pass called Palomani that is at 5,130m / 16,826 feet the highest pass on the whole trail; where, we’ll start to take a glance the massive mountain and some other colored hills which are still close by, then we’ll walk downhill to get the valley part, where we’ll eat our lunch, in the late afternoon we’ll walk up for 2 more hours to the next camp spot located at an elevation of 4,750 m / 15,580 feet. Where, in the evening we’ll have tea time, subsequently dinner. All meals included. Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours | Hiking Distance 10 kms/ 6.21 miles | Lowest Point: 4,600m (15,088 ft) | Highest Point: 5,130m (16,826ft)
Day5

Jhampapampa-Pacchanta Town- Cusco

Wake up hot coca tea in the morning to have another great day, after having breakfast we’ll hike up for 2 hours and 30 minutes to the last pass called Jhampa 5,030 m / 16,498 ft, where we’ll have amazing glacier peaks right in-front of us. We will then trek downhill to get our last scenic lunch spot. After lunch we’ll trek for 2 more hours to get the Pacchanta Town. Where we’ll have a chance to swim at hot springs which is optional, and at this place we’ll say goodbye to our muleteers, we will eventually drive back to hotel in Cusco for about 3 hours and 30 minutes. End of our adventure.
Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours | Hiking Distance 11 kms/ 6.83 miles | Lowest Point: 4,300m (14,104 ft) | Highest Point: 5,030m (16,498ft)

Travel insurance (and some copies).
Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
Backpack to carry your things.
Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
Camera
Torch or headlamps.
Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
Sunblock and sunglasses.
Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
Hiking trousers.
Thermal underwear.
Sleeping bag liner.
Hiking socks.
Ear Plugs.
Water bottle or canteen.
American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen). Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may

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