Ausangate Trek with Andean Lodges – The Apus Trail
The Asungate is a five day trek in the Cordillera Vilcanota that travels along a route we call the “Camino Del Apu Ausangate”. Near the highest sacred mountain in the Cusco region, the “Apu” is the bearer of life and the guardian of one of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world.
Your trek will be accompanied by llamas and horses, as well as shepherds of the community of Chillca who are proud to share their land with us. Daily meals will be prepared by experienced chefs who will introduce you to a great variety of classic Peruvian dishes and produce. Each night, you will stay in unique “Tambos” or Andean Lodges. Some evenings, you will even experience authentic vernacular music played by local inhabitants.
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Highlights of the Ausangate Trek with Andean Lodges:
Experience the Ausangate Trek in maximum comfort with nightly stays in mountain eco-lodges
Travel light with the help of a llama caravan owned by local shepherds
Pay a visit to the tremendous Ausangate Lake and look upon its reflective turquoise waters
Come upon the multi-colored ridges of the photogenic Rainbow Mountain
Please review the « Tour Plan » tab for a full itinerary of the lodge to lodge Ausangate Trek.
Day 1 | Cusco to Chillca: Begin your trek in the Cordillera Vilcanota with an easy trek to Chillca. After a warm reception in your Andean Lodge, you can rest up and feast on local specialties.
Day 2 | Chillca – Machuracay: Trek beside thousands of alpacas and llamas, waterfalls, and glaciers on your way to Machuracay.
Day 3 | Machuracay- Anantapata: Cross the first mountain pass to Ausangate Cocha. Amidst the sandstone formations, you’ll have a chance to spot vicuñas and condors before arriving at your lodge.
Day 4| Anantapata – Huampococha: Travel over the second mountain pass, to experience glaciers, Cerro Laya Grande, and the many colors of Rainbow Mountain. Spend the night in a comfortable Andean lodge and rest up for the final day of your trek.
Day 5| Huampococha – Cusco: Climb over the final mountain pass past incredible limestone formations on the final day of the trek. Depart by bus to Cusco.