Ausangate Sibinacocha - Trek 7 days / 6 nigths
Ausangate is a mountain of the Willkanuta mountain range in the Andes of Peru. With an elevation of 6,384 metres it is situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco.
The mountain has significance in Incan mythology.
Every year the Quyllur Rit'i (Quechua for "star snow") festival which attracts thousands of Quechua pilgrims is celebrated about 20 km north of the Ausangate at the mountain Qullqipunku. It takes place one week before the Corpus Christi feast.
The region is inhabited by llama and alpaca herding communities, and constitutes one of the few remaining pastoralist societies in the world. High mountain trails are used by these herders to trade with agricultural communities at lower elevations. Currently, one of these trails, "the road of the Apu Ausangate", is one of the most renowned treks in Peru. The area has four major geological features, the Andean uplift formed by Granits, the hanging glaciers and glacial erosional valleys, the Permian formation with its singular colors: red, ochre, and turquoise and the Cretaceous, limestone forests.
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- Private transport from the hotel to the Start point of the treks, EntranceTicket fees,Train ticket, Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English), High quality camping equipment, Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/option vegetarian), Cook and cooking equipment, Horseman and mules, for all our camping equipment and personal luggage (Up to 7 kg.), Emergency horse, First-aid kit and oxygen bottle.
- Sleeping bag (there is the possibility of lending one), Extra Drink, Gratitudes.