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Ausangate Trek, Cusco City, sacred Valley, Machu Picchu 8 Days

8 Days / 7 Night
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Ausangate, Cusco, Qoricancha, Saqsaywaman, Machu Picchu 8 Days.

Plaza de Armas Cathedral of Cuzco – temple of the sun Qoricancha and finally the magic monumental Saqsaywaman Aunsangate walk adventure unique destination in Cusco.

  • Day 1 – Cusco City.
  • Day 2 – Tinki – Upis.
  • Day 3 – Upis – Arapa – Ausangateqocha.
  • Day 4 – Ausangatecocha – Palomani – Hatunpampa.
  • Day 5 – Hatunpampa – Janca – Pacchanta.
  • Day 6 – Pacchanta – Tinki – Cusco.
  • Day 7 – Machu Picchu.
  • Day 8 – End.

Itinerary

Tour 8 Days – Aunsangate Adventure Hike-unique destination In Cusco.

Day 1 – Cusco City.

In the afternoon we will pick you up from your hotel and we will start by visiting Cusco Cathedral which is one of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Latinamerica. Building started in 1560 and was completed in 1664. More than 90 years of sacrifice and effort Situated on the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral owes many treasures, history and mysteries in the Plaza de Armas every year there are celebrations can be cultural can be religious Finally you visit Qoricancha (from the Quechua word Qori Qancha meaning (‘Temple of the Sun’).one of the most important temples of the Inca Empire, it was built to the Sun the father of the INCAS in the 17th century when Spanish arrived every temple was destroyed to the ground but QORICANCHA has survived and still stands to the eye of the world on the side of Qoricancha there is Santo Domingo church Then we move to Tambomachay.

Situated at 3.700 m of sea level a Quechua word ( Tampu machay ) the place where people can rest a short period of time . it could also be the bath of the Ñusta ( the Inca princess) it is also believed the sanctuary to the cult of water Next stop will be Puka Pukara Quechua word ( red fortress). This is an Inca archaeological site it was a military and administrative site it was built to control, provide security and defend the Cusco city, as well as the control of the route to Calca that led to the Antisuyo (Forest County of the Inca).

The route then goes to the carved rocks of the Temple of the Moon and through the maze of rocks and tunnels of the Temple of the Monkey before arriving at Qenqo. is believed to be a multifunctional religious site was also a place of Andean worldview where nature converges and the space around us and astrological observatory, commissioned by people specifically looking for the seasons, the wise INKAS this archaeological site is unique, here the carving of many animals can be seen in high relief were considered secondary gods in the time of the Incas, and consists of ruins formed by rocks with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre Where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats. You then move on to one of the most important Inca sites in South America, the enormous fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

Scene of epic battles between Conquistadores and Incas, this cannot fail to impress. While the high towers that once dominated the skyline were long since razed to the ground, the sheer scale of the zigzag stone walls is a sight to behold. Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men. The stone was dragged from 20 miles away and still today we are not quite sure how they moved the huge megaliths into place. Some of its external walls exceed 30 feet in height and the largest stone weighs over 350 tonnes.

From Sacsayhuaman we will head down to.

Day 2 – Tinki – Upis.

Leave early along the valley towards the southern outskirts of the city of Cusco part . You will get to Tinki village where the trek starts . Descend from Tinki south by a gentle slope that offers an excellent view of the Apu Ausangate snow peak direction. The surrounding scenery is typical of the highlands region, where the bunch grass ( wild grass ) and the wind will be your companions . You reach the plains of Upis where advance to the Apu Ausangate to establish the camp has spectacular scenery.

Food: Lunch and Dinner.

Maximum altitude: 4447 meters / 14589 feet.

Minimum altitude: 3778 meters / 12395 feet.

Journey time: 8 hours Approximate.

walking distance: 10 km / 6.21mi.

Day 3 – Upis – Arapa – Ausangateqocha.

It will start the ascent under the watchful eye of the most important in the southern Andes Apu . On the way , you can appreciate all that is beautiful and powerful geography in this part of the southern Andes. When you reach the open Arapa will have a fantastic view of the mountain range. After crossing the pass, you will visit the beautiful Andean lagoons Sonccococha, Pukacocha and Ccomercochas.

After lunch ascend briefly to cross the pass and descend Ausangate to camp at the beautiful Lake Ausangatecocha.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch and dinner

Maximum altitude: 4650 meters / 15255 feet

Minimum altitude: 4447 meters / 14589 feet

Hiking distance: 16 km / 9.94mi

Approximate walking time: 9 hours

Day 4 – Ausangatecocha – Palomani – Hatunpampa.

Today is an important day because it will open the first of the highest: Palomani. It is a short distance from the camp to the highest pass of the trek. Enjoy a unique setting at 5,000 meters above sea level. The descent will take you to the town of Huchuy Phinaya and have lunch. After a short break, continue to travel down a gentle slope up to the next camp in Hatunpampa. You will enjoy a high Andean plain surrounded by snowy peaks. Spend the night there.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch and dinner

Maximum altitude: 5125 meters / 16814 feet

Minimum altitude: 4650 meters / 15255 feet

Hiking distance: 16 km / 9.94mi

Approximate walking time: 9 hours

Day 5 – Hatunpampa – Janca – Pacchanta.

Another challenge today open the second highest on the 5,000 m: Janca. Here you will enjoy a beautiful Andean landscape where Andean camelids coexist with high mountains, guarded by the spectacular snow Colquecruz. Following the trail downhill, becoming the place to have lunch and then continue to the town of Pacchanta with its relaxing hot springs. An excellent end to one of the hardest days of the trek.

Meals: Breakfast , lunch and dinner

Maximum altitude : 5070 meters / 16633 feet

Minimum altitude : 4300 meters / 14107 feet

Hiking distance : 14 km / 8.69mi

Approximate walking time: 8 hours

Day 6 – Pacchanta – Tinki – Cusco.

you return to the village where you will enjoy Tinki delicious Pachamanca , an Andean cooking technique . After a typical Andean lunch , take the shuttle back to the city of Cusco to your hotel.

Day 7 – Machu Picchu.

Once we arrive to Aguas Calientes there is a spectacular 20-minute bus journey from the railway station in Aguas Calientes up to the monumental and the unforgettable place in the world. The name Machu Picchu quechua word ‘Old Mountain’, in contrast to the nearby peak of Huayna Picchu which means “Young Mountain”.

Constructed by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century, it was mysteriously abandoned 100 years later during time of the Spanish conquest. It is generally believed that it was never discovered by the Spanish and simply disappeared into the jungle, hidden from western eyes until it was “discovered” by Hiram Bingham in 1911. He arrived with the help of local people who knew of its existence, and indeed there was actually a family living and farming amongst the ruins. You will enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu led by a qualified English speaking guide before having some free time to explore the site by yourselves.

Your guide will lead you on a full exploration of the archeological site – staircases, terraces, temples, palaces, towers, fountains and the famous sundial. Lovingly restored and fiercely protected Machu Picchu stands today as a testament to the skill and vision of the Inca builders. From simple dwellings through to elaborate astronomically aligned temples, your guide will give you an insight into this remarkable culture that once dominated most of South America land.

The site itself is vast and once your guide has shown you the highlights we suggest you take your time to wander and explore the quiet corners of this remarkable wonder of the world. In the afternoon, you will head back to Machu Picchu train station for the departure of your train. You will be met off the train and returned to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 8 – End of the tour.

End of the tour as you continue with your journey home. After breakfast we will take you to the airport fly to lima from there you continue with a safe journey home.

Included

What is included?

  • pick snd transfer from airport to hotel
  • all pick ups from all ports or hotels
  • entrance tickets to machupicchu
  • buses up and down
  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation to the trek and we will provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our porters or horses depending what destination you are hiking. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before your trip begins.
  • Transport: pick up from your hotel in the morning and transportation in a private vehicle to the starting point of the trek.
  •  English speaking tour guide ,
  • Personal tents:  2 people stay in each 4-person tent to allow for higher comfort and luggage security.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and all cooking equipment (carried by porters or horses ).
  • 01 Duffle bag: You can put your personal belongings (up to 5 kilos/11 lbs), includes your sleeping bag, in here to be carried by the porters or horses.
  • Accommodation:  nights in tents
  • Porters: We include your personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffel with your personal items (up to 5 kilos/11 lbs). There is no additional fee for this. We will give you your duffel bag at the briefing the night before, and this should be filled with the things you need for night and the next day. You will not have access to your duffel until you arrive at the evening campsite.
  • Trekking Cook: A chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant, will prepare all of your delicious meals along the journey .
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will woken up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.
  • Tea time: Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!
  • Daily snacks – Days 1, 2 and 3: Our snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc. We will give this snack to you at the beginning of each day in your cloth bag.
  • Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train tickets: From Cuzco to Aguas Calientes and viceversa . (subject to availability)
  • Transport: Private transport from hotel to  train station and viceversa
  • 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

Not included:

  • Sleeping Bags: You can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use
  • Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
  • Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)
  • all meals which is not specified
  • all entrances to inka sites

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Minimum of Passenger Required: 02

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