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Ausangate Trek to Lake Sibinacocha (6 Days)

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Tour Details
Ausangate Trek to Lake Sibinacocha

If an off road outdoor adventure excites you, then this is your ideal trek. The six days Ausangate Trek to Lake Sibinacocha is a gem of an experience. It takes you amidst the nature, closer to the tallest peak in Cusco, The Ausangate. This is a sacred peak to locals. We refer to it as “Apu”. Every year thousands of pilgrims hike here in the end of may. This is to express their gratitude to the peak in an event called” Qollyority”

Ausangate peak towers upto 6372 metres above sea level. It dominates the southern skyline of Cusco. Although most can get the view from afar, only a handful get the closer view and enjoy the beauty. 

The trek around this snow capped peak is an out worldly experience. This area is home to many pristine fields, unspoiled lagoons, hot springs and Andean villages. Infact, it houses some of the pristine sights that are untouched by tourism. You will also spot many Andean Camelids – Llamas and Alpacas.

Towards the end of the trek you will be crossing some Andean farms. People living here have preserved their cultures and traditions. They still continue to talk in Quechua. 

Apart from the captivating sights of this highland region, you will also have a cultural experience. 

The highlight of the trek is the highland lagoon, Sibinacocha that nestles at 4,873 metres. It ranks as 22nd highest lake on earth.

Ausangate Trek to Lake Sibinacocha is the best alternative or rather an extended version of our two days Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek.

Why Treks In Cusco?

Treks in Cusco takes pride as one of the few tour operators to offer this experience. We have dedicated local guides from the region. They are born and raised here. Our guides have an extensive knowledge and a good proficiency in English language. 

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0500 AM

Price Includes

  • Cusco Hotel Transfer
  • Local Guide (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 people tent
  • All food during the trek
  • Mules and Muleteers
  • First Aid Kit
  • All entrance fees

Price Excludes

  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Dinner on last night
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Any Private Expenses

Recommended To Carry

  • A light day pack
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Torch / Flash lights
  • Sunblock
  • Snacks and Water bottle
  • Small towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Walking Sticks
  • Original Passport
  • Some Peruvian Soles
Itinerary

Day 1Cusco – Tinqui – Pacchanta

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then we will embark on a road trip to Tinki. It is a small village that nestles at 3800 metres, on the Cusco – Puerto Maldonado highway at 3800 metres. This is the gateway to Ausangate.

On the way, we will stop in Urcos. Here we will show you the colourful market. Also, here you can pickup any last minute things for the trek. We will then continue driving through Ocongate. 

As we will reach Tinki, we will meet our muleteers here. While we organise things, we will serve you lunch. After lunch, we will start our three hours trek to our first campsite in Pacchanta.

It is a village at 4100 metres. Pacchanta is popular for thermal baths. Here you can enjoy a nice dip and rejuvenate. We will be camping here for the night. 

Meals Included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trekking Time: 3 Hours

Day 2Pacchanta – Qomerqocha Lagoon – Jampa Pampa

After breakfast, we will start hiking up the Pacchanta valley. This is a scenic climb to Qomercocha lake. On the way we will see many Llamas and Alpacas. We will stop for lunch on the shores of this picturesque lake. This is a beautiful lagoon surrounded by the snow capped peaks of Ausangate, Maria Huamantiqlla, Santa Catalina, Colquecruz  and Pucapunta peaks. 

After lunch, we will start trekking for three hours to our first pass, Jampa (Q’ampa). This pass nestles at 5080 metres above sea level. We will get a panoramic view of the valley from here. Then we will start our downhill hike for two hours to our campsite in Jampa Pampa. It is a beautiful valley amidst the snowcapped peaks. 

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trekking Time: 6-7 Hours.

Day 3Jampa Pampa – Condorpaso

After breakfast we will start with a gradual climb to Yanaqocha lake. The name derives from its colour black. On the way, we will be passing through some moraines. These are a testament to the glacial history of this part. We will then cross the Yanaqocha pass at 5500 metres. 

From this height, you will have a compelling view of the valley below. The valley houses many lakes and farms. We will then continue to Condorpaso pass. It is at 5100 metres. We will be camping here. 

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trekking Time: 6-7 Hours.

Day 4Condorpaso – Sibinacocha

After breakfast, we will cross another mountain pass of our trek. This will be the highest point. It will be a two hours walk to this next pass at 5200 metres. From here, you will get a first glimpse of Lake Sibinacocha that nestles between the Vilcanota Mountain Range. 

This is one of the hidden gems. It is very rare to see any other traveller here. It is a perfect example of the untouched Andean scenic beauty. The place is blessed with enchanting views of the snow capped peaks that rises from the shores of the lagoon. You will also see many Andean camelids grazing here, including vicuñas. 

From here, it is a five hours hike down to Lake Sibinacocha. We will be camping in an impressive setting on the shores of the lake. Just a few metres away from the campsite is the source of the lake. It is a massive glacier with turquoise coloured ice. It provides a sharp contrast to the dark blue of the lake.

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trekking Time: 6-7 Hours.

Day 5Momorani – Abra Ccascana

Early in the morning, we will serve breakfast in a beautiful setting. Then we will start walking along the shores of Lake Sibinacocha. We will trek for three hours to Yayamari. It is a village on the foothills of a mountain after which it is named.

From here, we will trek through some beautiful fields. You will see many Alpacas, Llamas and vicuñas here. Then we will trek the Abra Ccascana pass at 5000 metres. Continuing he trek, we will reach Ccascana Lake, where we will be camping for the night. 

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Trekking Time: 6-7 Hours.

Day 6Ccascana – Phinaya - Cusco

The last day of the trek. We will hike for three and a half hours after breakfast to a town called Phinaya. This is a beautiful little town. It is home to a small Andean community with a beautiful culture. The best thing, there are no automobiles here, locals use horses and bicycles to commute.

Here, we will stop for lunch. Later in the evening, we will start our drive back to the city of Cusco. It takes approximately six hours. 

Meals Included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
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Rayan

Solo Traveller

Worth every money spent. I have no words to thank the Treks in Cusco crew for such a well organised trek. It was perfect from start tot finish.

October 20, 2020