This trekking to the Apu Ausangate (Mountain Ausangate) has many different alternatives. The one presented below is just one of them. Please enquire for different options (including for less days).

Itinerary
Day 1: Cusco (3,350 Meters / 10,900 Ft) – Tinki (3,900 Meters / 12,795 Ft) – Pacchanta

  • Early departure by bus from hotel towards the Vilcanota Cordillera.
  • During our tour we will pass by el Abra de Ccatca (4,200 meter / 13,779 ft) and from there we head to the village of Ccatca and Ocongate (3,700 meters / 12,139 ft). We will then head to the village of Tinki (3,900 meters / 12,795 ft), an authentic Indian village, where we will meet our friendly porters. After being introduced to them and a quick and lovely conversation, we will join the offering rites to the Pachamama and the Apus (Mother Earth and the Mountains). We then take the dirt road to begin our adventure.
  • Night in Pacchanta (4,240 meters / 13,910 ft) near the hot springs of same name.
  • Hours by bus: 4 hours
  • Hiking hours: 3:30 hours
  • Change in elevation (up):
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping
  • Lunch / Dinner

Day 2: Pacchanta – Caño (4,500 Meters / 14,763 Ft) Quilleta (4,600 Meters / 15,091 Ft)

  • Long stage through the Cordillera
  • After walking along the Comercocha Lake (4,580 meters / 15,026 ft), we will move slowly through Paso Campa, in between two glaciers. We will camp at Quilleta (4,600 meters / 15,091 ft)
  • Hiking hours: 7 – 8 hours
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 3: Caño – Quilleta – Condor Paso (5,000 Meters / 16,604 Ft) – Lago Sibinacocha

  • After passing by the majestic Paso Condor (5,000 meters / 16,604 ft), we will walk through a slope towards Sibinacocha Lake (4,800 meters / 15,748 ft), the highest in the cordillera. This night we will be camping next to Sibinacocha Lake.
  • Hiking hours: 6 – 7 hours
  • Change in elevation (up):
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4: Hike To The Foot Of The Quevesere Glacier

  • Day off with a short hike to the Quevesere Glacier. Overnight camp at Sibinacocha.
  • Hiking hours: 3 – 4 hours
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 5: Sibinacocha Lake – Ajaurupuyoc (4,300 Meters / 14,707 Ft)

  • This day we will be crossing the Altiplano, where we will see rustic communities, diverse fauna, alpacas and luckily also some vicuñas. Overnight camp at Ajaurupuyoc.
  • Hiking hours: 7 – 8 hours
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 6: Ajaurupuyoc – Chilca – Pukacocha (4,550 Meters / 14,927 Ft)

  • Hike through the Paso de Palomani (5,100 meters / 16,732 ft). Overnight camp at Pukacocha (4,550 meters / 14,927 ft).
  • Hiking hours: 7 – 8 hours
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 7: Pukacocha – Upis (4,400 Meters / 14,435 Ft) – Coñamuro (3,900 Meters / 12,795 Ft)

  • Our hiking today will be on a valley. It is not considered a hard walk and we will have just a slight slope. We will walk along the occidental and northwest face of our favorite peak. After we will reach Upis, where we will spend the night or, with two more hiking hours go straight to Coñamuro, next to the community. This is an excellent opportunity to experience their local traditions.
  • Traditional pachamanca dinner (lamb cooked in a stone oven).
  • Hiking hours: 5 – 7 hours
  • Change in elevation (up):
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  • Lodging: Overnight camping or next to the community
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Pachamanca

Day 8: End Of Our Hike On The Vilcanota Cordillera And Return To Cusco.