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Ausangate Treks Informations


This five-day trek through the Cordillera Vilcanota’s rugged snow-capped peaks offers spectacular scenery and a unique encounter with life in the Andean alitplano. Hiking completely around the mystical Mount Ausangate (6,380 m.), we camp near hot springs and glacier-fed multicolored lakes inhabited by numerous bird species, including Andean geese and the magnificent Andean Condor.

We walk among herds of llamas and alpacas in remote native Quechua villages and appreciate the colorful clothing and daily rhythm of the local inhabitants. Sections of the high plains in this area also provide the natural habitats for the marmot-like vizcacha and the rare vicuna, a wild relative of the alpaca and llama. With three high passes over 5,000 m., spectacular glacial views, and uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a superb trip for seasoned trekkers who loves a true outdoor adventure.

Ausangate - Cusco Peru
 
 

Please Note: We do offer two options of Services:

1.-Private One
2.-Shared Service
Please find the differences below, thanks

1.-Ausangate Trek  Private Service,6 Days/5Nights Program


Prices per person 2009: 2 persons: US$440, 3 persons: US$420, 4 - 7 persons: US$400.

We can offer a US$15 discount to students with a valid International Student Identity Card ISIC and children under the age of 12 years old (University ID or Youth Travel cards NOT valid)

Departures: To suit group requirements March - December
Minimum 02 passengers at the time of departure (actually we are o.k. if you are 02 people, we can leave any day which is fine for your plans)

Group Size: Please note that this is a private group trek. This means that if there are just two of you interested in doing this trek, the trek will be organized just for you i.e. US$440 per person. Obviously with more people in your group the cost per person becomes more economical. We do not add other people to you trek and unfortunately it is not possible to join another group.

Departures are available throughout the year. However, due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is between March - November.

THIS IS FOR YOU: We do have this great 6 days hike Option.

Payment details: We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person payable within 6 days of Andean Life confirming your trek booking. The deposit is to be paid by Our VISA Payment On-Line, Western Union money transfer and Mail Order System, these are our fastest & most secure form of payments in Peru. Further details of how to send the deposit are included with our trek booking confirmation email. The remaining balance is to be paid in our office at least two days prior to your trek departure date. Payment can be made in cash US$, local currency (Peruvian Soles), or American Express Travel Cheques (3%) or by VISA (7.5% surcharge - VISA's cost not ours).

For a trek deposit Payment On-line by Amex and Master Credit Cards, please let Us know by email and we will send ASAP further details about how to proceed with it, thanks.

 


2.-Ausangate Trek  Shared Service, 6Days/5 Nights Program (STMS6)


 

Because the World Economic Crisis, Andean Life Tour Operator, has decided to low prices in order to low budget of future travelers to Peru.
SO NOW THESE ARE OUR NEW PRICES 2009.

(VALID FOR BOOKINGS SINCE MARCH 11, 2009)

NEW PRICES:

Prices per person 2009: US$400.
Minimum 02 passenger at the time of departure, maximum 08 people size group.

We can offer a US$15 discount to students with a valid International Student Identity Card ISIC and children under the age of 12 years old.

Group Size: Please note that this is a shared service group trek and offers visitors the most economical method to trek the Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu. A Shared service is basically a group that you can just join. You'll be trekking with like-minded hikers from all over the world, a great chance to meet new friends and travel companions.

Fixed Departures 2009: Every Day
 

October - '10

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31. 

November - '10

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. 

December - '10

01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31.
 

Payment details: We will require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$150 per person payable within 06 days of Andean Life confirming your trek booking. The deposit is to be paid by Our VISA Payment On-Line, Western Union money transfer and Mail Order System, these are our fastest & most secure form of payments in Peru. Further details of how to send the deposit are included with our trek booking confirmation email. The remaining balance is to be paid in our office at least two days prior to your trek departure date. Payment can be made in cash US$, local currency (Peruvian Soles), or American Express Travel Cheques (3%).

For a trek deposit Payment On-line by Amex and Master Credit Cards, please let Us know by email and we will send ASAP further details about how to proceed with it, thanks.


What is Included: ( in both options,1,2 )

What is Not Included: (in both options,1,2)

What you need to bring/carry:


Options:

(1) Personal horse for riding while on the trek with and extra cost of US$85, you can have a personal horse to ride any time you may need.
(2) Vegetarian Meals. We can provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets with no extra cost. Just let us know at least 2 days prior to trek departure.
(3) Sleeping bag hire. If you haven't got a sleeping bag or you don't want the hassle of bringing one all the the to Peru with you then we have sleeping bags in our office for rent. The price is US$25 per person for the 6 day trek.

Reservation details: All trek reservations must be made at least 07 days in advance (however 35 days in advance is recommended especially during the months of June, July, August, September and October)
 


Other information:


(1) Luggage storage. When you go on the trek it is best to leave any luggage that you are not going to need behind in Cusco. Nearly all the hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe. Very rarely do hotels charge for this service especially if you are returning to the same hotel after the trek. If there are any problems with your hotel we can arrange to store your luggage at our office.
(2) If any of the third party costs listed above change to increase the cost of the trek we will immediately update the trek price listed on our website (apart from the exchange rate which can continue to go up and down throughout the year so the website will not be updated to reflect these cost changes). Clients will be liable for paying any increased cost of the Inca Trail trek upon arrival in Cusco.
(3)Andean Life Trek Cancellation Policy (in both options,1,2, Private Service and Shared Service)
 1. The trek deposit must be paid prior to the date shown on the trek confirmation email. Clients must email Andean Life to confirm that they have paid the deposit. Failure to pay the deposit and/or inform us of the deposit payment details before this date will result in automatic trek cancellation.
2. The trek balance must be paid in the Andean Life office prior to 8pm, at least 2 days prior to trek departure. Failure to pay the trek balance prior to this time will result in trek cancellation.
3. Trek cancellations made between payment of trek deposit and 8pm, 2 days prior to trek departure date: Return of all payments made, less the trek deposit of US$150 per person, less any costs associated with receiving and returning the payment.
4. Trek cancellations made after 8pm, 2 days prior to trek departure: No cash refund. However we will give to your Machu Picchu entrance ticket, your bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and your round trip train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back to Cusco (approximate value US$150). Please note that the client will be responsible for changing the dates of any of these tickets (if necessary) and any costs associated with such changes.
In all instances of trek cancellation by the client Andean Life will provide written confirmation of the cancellation and details of any payments lost so as to be used in the event of any insurance claim made by the client.
(5) Trek Itinerary: For a detailed description of our 5 day trekking itinerary see below.
 

Trek Itinerary 2009

Duration:

6 days / 5 nights

Description:

The Apu Ausangate is the mountain that most strongly represents the Cusco-Andes. It exists out of a great massive with various mountain peaks, the highest at 6372 meters.

The turquoise lakes, widespread highlands, and rocky forests convert the area into a paradise with a moon landscape, completely isolated from the modern world. To walk on Ausangate enjoying the stunning surrounding nature is an inexpressible experience.
It is impossible not to be impressed with the eternal snow and the sunsets. It is common to find needle shaped rocks that stick out on more than 5000 meters, with icicles that fall down in a dazzling way and form beautiful glacial lakes.

The Ausangate circuit is one of the most interesting attractions of Cusco, but until now not very often visited by tourists.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco-Ocongate –Upis

9:00 Departure from Cusco for the trip to the village of Ocongate (3 hours approximately)

12:00 Arrival to the village of Ocogante

15.00 Ocongate – village of Upis, a purification bath in the thermal baths of Upis )

Overnight stay in tents in Upis

Day 2: Upis –Puka Cocha

7:00 Breakfast

7:30 Ceremony with the sacred Coca leaves, asking permission to the mountain spirits

(Apus) to continue our hike on the mountain Ausangate.

Hike with Puka Cocha as our destination (6 hours approximately)

13:00 Arrival to the village of Puka Cocha

Lunch

Overnight in tents in Puka Cocha.

Day 3: Puka Cocha-The Palomani pass-Huchuy Finaya

7:00 Breakfast

7:30 Hike towards the highest point of our trip, the Palomani pass. On the route we will perform a ritual in order to show our gratitude to the Apus.

7 Hours walking to reach the village of Huchuy Hinara
Lunch on route

Overnight in tents in Huchuy Hinara

Day 4: Huchuy Hinara - Q’ampac

7:00 Breakfast,

7:30 strengthening ritual with aromas and natural oils. Visit to the village of Q’ampac, where we will visit the archaeological site.

Offering ceremony for the Apus

Lunch on route

Overnight in tents in Q’ampac

Day 5: Q’ampac – Phacchanta

7:00 Breakfast.

7:30 We walk down till we reach the village of Phaqchanta, (6 hours) lunch on route, visit to the thermal baths,

Overnight in tents in Phaqchanta

Day 6: Phacchanta,-Cusco

7:00 Breakfast, and afterwards we can enjoy the thermal springs. At 11: 00 A.M. we will return to the city of Cusco.

Lunch on route

17.00 Arrival to the city of Cusco, aprox.

 

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