Discover the Ausangate Trek and Sibinacocha, a 6-day and 5-night adventure, guided by the experienced leaders of Terra Quechua Peru, Raquel and Edwin.
This unique expedition invites you to explore the awe-inspiring landscapes surrounding the Ausangate Mountain and the pristine beauty of Sibinacocha. It’s an opportunity to connect with the natural wonders of the Andes.
Raquel and Edwin, your trip leaders, are not just guides; they are your companions and experts on this journey. With their deep knowledge and passion for the region, they’ll provide you with insights that make your experience even more meaningful.
Take a break from the rush of everyday life and find serenity in the unspoiled wilderness that surrounds you. The Ausangate Trek and Sibinacocha offer moments of reflection, allowing you to connect with nature and yourself.
Explore the stunning vistas, shimmering lakes, and serene landscapes of the Ausangate region and Sibinacocha. Raquel and Edwin will share their expertise, revealing the secrets of these remote and remarkable areas.
Our commitment to responsible travel means that we respect the environment, support local communities, and follow sustainable trekking practices. When you choose us, you contribute to the preservation of these pristine natural landscapes.
Terra Quechua Peru, based in Cusco, has a long-standing reputation for providing authentic and enriching experiences. Our dedication to showcasing the beauty of the Andes sets us apart.
The Ausangate Trek and Sibinacocha are not just hikes; they are opportunities to experience the Andes in a truly unique way. Every step you take, every vista you behold, will leave a lasting impression on your soul. Raquel and Edwin are here to ensure that.
Join us for the Ausangate Trek and Sibinacocha and let the majesty of the Andes captivate your heart. Reserve your spot today and embark on an unforgettable journey with Terra Quechua Peru.
the first day of the Ausangate trek starts very early. we leave the city of Cusco in a private transport, by the Cusco – Puerto Maldonado road in the direction of Pacchanta (4100m / 13448ft). On the way we pass by Urcos, where we will be able to see a beautiful lagoon with the same name.
We continue to Cattca, a farming and cattle community where we can appreciate the spectacular views of the district of Ocongate, capital of the district with the same name, finally crossing Tinki, a small community, enjoying breathtaking views of the Ausangate mountain.
After an approximate 4.5 to 5 hour drive, we arrive at Pacchanta, a rural community that has some hot springs. where we can enjoy a good dip overlooking the mountains of Ausangate. At this point we meet our muleteers and horses and then enjoy a delicious first lunch.
In the afternoon we will continue our hike through a slight climb up the Pacchanta valley, where we will have the opportunity to observe llamas and alpacas, until we reach the beautiful Qomercocha lagoon where we set up our camp and have dinner. Our campsite will be located in a spectacular place with spectacular views of the snowy mountains of Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Maria Huamantiqlla, Pucapunta and Colquecruz. Food A, C
We leave at around 7.00 am and continue on towards the first mountain pass of our trek, the Abra Q´ampa at 5000m/16400ft, which we will reach after about 4h. We then descend towards the Ticllaqocha Lagoons, a beautiful group of little turquoise lagoons next to which we have lunch. In the afternoon we continue our hike for an additional 2-3h until we reach Yanamayo where we set our camp in an impressive valley overlooked by the stunning Tres Picos, Colquecruz and Pucapunta peaks. Meals B, L, D
We leave camp and start a gradual climb up toward Yanacocha or “Black Lagoon” its name being due to the dark color of its waters. In this area we can appreciate a soil of volcanic origin, its color turning to dark red and black, as well as moraines, showing the previous presence of glaciers in this region. We will go over Yanacocha mountain pass (5050m/16564ft) to then discover a surprisingly beautiful valley with an explosion of colored mountains, three spectacular lagoons and the presence of Llamas and Alpacas, which we will cross to head towards our next mountain pass (5100m/16728ft). From this point, an additional hour of hike leads us to Condor Pass, our next campsite, located very close to the mountain pass of the same name which will be our challenge for the next day. Meals B, L, D
After breakfast, we continue on a gradual climb up the valley that takes us to the mountain pass Abra of Condor (5200m/17056ft) after an approximated two-hour walk. From the pass, the highest point of our trek, we may not only enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range and the Sibinacocha Lagoon, our next milestone, but also hopefully see wild vicuñas. Immediately, we continue our hike for an additional 3 hours, crossing another mountain pass on the way and then descending into the valley of the Sibinacocha Lagoon’s source. We will camp next to the lagoon and very close from its source, where an impressive glacier stands and nourishes the lake with its turquoise waters that contrast with the dark blue pure color of the lagoon. The lagoon boasts a wide biodiversity, we will most probably be able to spot Andean Coots, “Huallatas” or Andean Geese as well as Andean Ducks from our camp. Meals B, L, D
Today, we depart early to walk along the shores of the Sibinacocha Lagoon for 3h until we reach the Yayamari community, next to the mountain of the same name, an impressive rocky peak overlooking the lagoon (5500m/18040ft). We then continue across a pampa where we will most probably see hundreds of llamas, alpacas and hopefull and Vicuñas, to then follow towards the Abra Ccascana at 5000m/16400 ft, which will lead us to the lagoon of the same name, in which area we will set our last camp. In this remote spot, surrounded by impressive snow-capped peaks such as Montura and Chumpi and inhabited by small rural communities, we may have the chance to spot ¨Huallatas¨ or Andean geese and maybe even flamingoes. Meals B, L, D
After our breakfast, we leave Ccascana to walk for three and a half hours towards Phinaya. This is a small Andean community with a beautiful little church and no presence of vehicles except bikes and horses, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we meet our private transport that will drive us back to Cusco, where we expect to arrive after nightfall. Meals B, L.
make unforgettable your trip to the city of Cusco. enjoy the ausangate trek and many others like: trek Salkantay to Machu Picchu and classic Inca trail with the terraquechua team and, take a beautiful experience of the sacred APU of the Incas.
Difficulty: Challenging due to the altitude: we recommend a period of at least 3 days for acclimatization in Cusco or over 3000 m/9840 ft.
Price Information: Price per person USD $600
Departure Dates: Departures are available along the year although due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is April to November. All private service departure dates are adapted to your request.
June: 01st, 05th, 09th, 10th,16th,18th,19th,20th,21st,23th,24th,25th
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