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I had an amazing trip! A once in a lifetime experience, and memories I will cherish forever ... the entire experience from booking to trekking was exceptional, I couldn't expect higher standards.

Gabrielle Johnston | North Ryde, Australia

Ausangate Eco Lodge Trek

A mountain with great significance in Incan mythology, Apu Ausangate (6,384m) is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota range in the Peruvian Andes. This region is home to llama and alpaca herding communities who use the high mountain trails to herd and trade their stock. One of these trails the 'Camino Del Apu Ausangate' (Road of the Apu Ausangate) has become a renowned trek in Peru for its remoteness and as an unspoilt high mountain paradise. This demanding high trek is unique in that it offers access to pristine natural landscapes and views of the great sacred mountain combined with interactions with the local Quechua who are proud to share their land and culture. While on trek we stay in the comfort of eco-friendly Andean Lodges ('tambos'). Prior to our trek we spend a few days in the beautiful city of Cusco, where we acclimatise, before ascending to the higher altitude of Chillca (4368m), to further acclimatise by taking a day walk to Yanacocha Lake. These critical days of acclimatisation lays the foundation for the next 4 days of trekking, as we reach 5,100 metres at the highest pass. We arrive into our community run eco lodge each evening to a wonderful Peruvian meal and the warm hospitality of our hosts.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Cusco
DAY 2 Walking tour of city including visits to main historical sites
DAY 3 Drive to Chillca and walk to Chillca Tambo Lodge
DAY 4 Acclimatisation day at Chillca with a day walk to Yanacocha Lake
DAY 5 Trek from Chillca to Machuracay
DAY 6 Trek from Machuracay to Anantapata
DAY 7 Trek from Anantapata to Huampococha
DAY 8 Trek from Huampococha to Congomire, drive to Cusco, farewell evening meal
DAY 9 In Cusco, trip concludes

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Trip Code: APU
Trip Grading: Moderate
Duration:  9 days
Activities:  Trekking Day Walking
Next Trip:  Departs on Tuesdays from April to October
price: $2,549.00 USD

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Park & entry fees valued at: $50 USD
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Fred Hollows Foundation
Porter Protect
The Himalayan Trust UK