Ausangate - Trek 6 days / 5 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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- First Aid and Emergencies
- Power and Light
- Hiking Shoes
- What To Bring
- Other Tips
- Pre-trek briefing with your guide
- Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
- Transport from Cusco to starting point of the trek and returns
- Entry fee tickets
- English speaking, experienced professional guide
- Comfortable tents (sleeping 2 people in a 4 person tent)
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with             prior request)
- 1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you're feeling                         exhausted or are ill (not INKA TRAIL)
- All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen             and toilet tent
- Bus tickets
- First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
- Train tickets
- Mules or horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen - 7 kilos of your personal items such as extra clothes, sleeping bag will be carried by our mules.
- Basic sleeping mattress
- Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes
- Walking sticks (rentable)
- Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°C
- First breakfast and last dinner
- Additional horses for extra personal luggage above that of the                 personal item allowance Optional up-grades (train and hotel)
- Tips for the cook ,horsemen and staff
- Alcohol o extra drinks