Sacred Valley Tour: Begin your Peru Adventure exploring the Sacred Valley. Take in all of the great and local sights; such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras & Moray, Yucay and Calca. The Sacred Valley tour & time spent here is often a great insight into Andean life and a very cultural experience. It’s also a great place to acclimatise and prepare in readiness for the Ausangate trek.
Ausangate: This five day trek takes us through the Cordillera Vilcanota, South East of Cusco. We circumnavigate the mountain Ausangate (Apu Awsanqati) which stands at 6380m (20931ft). A good level of fitness and pre-trek acclimatization is necessary as you’ll hit a couple of mountain passes at 5,200m.
Following then; Ausangate is the largest and one of the most spectacular mountains in Southern Peru. In total there are three high passes of or above 5000m (16404ft), making it an excellent expedition for those looking for challenge. Often you will encounter small poblados (small local communities); with many farming llamas for their way of life.
This is a remote region to trek in, but close enough to Cusco to be accessible. You’ll trek close to the Ausangate Nevada along with taking in Rainbow Mountain (Mt. Vinicunca) and Red Valley.
For more information about the Ausangate region you can read our article
Visit traditional herding villages nestled in the mountains
Soak in the hot springs of Upis and Pachanta
Summit the impressive 5,050m Campa pass
Get a chance to spot endemic wildlife such as vizcachas and Andean foxes
Trek around the Apu of Ausangate
Explore the cultural Sacred Valley & the famous Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu
Breakfast x 10
Lunch x 9
Dinner x 4
Private Transport – collection & drop-off
Professional bilingual guide
Muleteer & Mules
All camping equipment (Sleeping bags to hire + Trekking Poles)
Hotel Accommodation in Cusco & Sacred Valley x 7 Nights
All tours and meals as outlined in the itinerary
Return Domestic Flights from Lima to Cusco
|Joining Arrangements||There will be a pre-trek briefing held usually the evening before departure, at your hotel, to go over the details of the trek and any specific requirements not already captured.|
|Food & Water||Prior to setting off we recommend you steer clear of street food and only eat in good restaurants, to avoid any stomach complaints. Likewise with tap water, it is largely untreated, please only consume bottled water only or sterilised water if you have the right equipment.|
|Special Diets||We’ll ensure that we cater for all of your dietary needs, at the point of booking we’ll collect this information from you. We can secure special menu requests also for your trek party.|
|Trekking Crew||We are able to customise our treks to suit you, but usually our treks are guided by a professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, arriero (horseman) and mules to carry all equipment (passenger horses also available on request). They become a large part of your trekking expedition and it’s a great experience working together.|
This is a really important part of your trip planning process, please find a link below which explains a little more about preparing for altitude. Altitude Preparation
|Machu Picchu||An excursion to Machu Picchu is included as part of your trip, including professional bilingual guide, entrance tickets, return trip bus tickets, Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Mountains (mountain climbs to be confirmed on reservation) & your return train ticket to Cusco. To be confirmed on reservation.|
|Covid-19 (Coronavirus)||We are working with the latest protocols issued by the Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) to ensure our operations are safe and compliant for the future. We also have access to on-call health services for your time with us.|
|Covid-19 (Useful Links)||World Health Organisation | World Health Organisation – Peru | Covid-19 Data – Peru | Covid-19 Daily Statistics|
|Available Discounts||Throughout 2022 we’re offering a 15% discount for each member of a group larger than 4+|
|Reservation||Please contact us to reserve your trek and we will send you our deposit & payment options.|
|Customer Service||Please feel free to contact us at any point before your trip for any queries or problems.|