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  • Group size: 2-10
  • Tour Type: Hiking / Adventure
  • Max. Elevation: 12 km/ 7.5 miles

Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake 6D/5N

$900

Ausangate  Trek & Sibinacocha Lake 6D/5N 

This incredible journey goes through one of the most beautiful and least visited places in the Andes. The Ausangate mountain is the highest in our region and therefore is considered the most important protector for the Andean peoples.

On the other hand we will visit Lake Sibinacocha, which is recognized as a tropical paradise; Because its horizons are adorned by immense snow-capped peaks. If you are an adventurer and want to explore the most remote parts of the planet; then this is perfect for you.

Highlights of our Ausangate Trek & Lake Sibinacocha

In order to give you the best experience on this Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake. We created a perfect itinerary that gives you the precise hours of hiking to make you really enjoy, observe, acclimatized to the altitude, take your time, and appreciate the landscape beauty of this journey.

We also provide you with 5 highlights on this Ausangate hike:

First, on the first night you have the chance to enjoy the overlooking of the fantastic milky way and starry sky of this part of the andes, in relaxing outdoor hot springs.

Second, we located our second campsite, right at the foot of the Huayna Ausangate peak to you be pleased in the evening by a breathtaking starry sky over this snowy. In addition you will be amazed by an amazing sunrise over the glacier in the morning.

Third, with our unique Ausangate Trek & Lake Sibinacocha itinerary. You will have the opportunity to border all the lake Sibinacocha, its birds, its teal color and its mysteries.

Fourth, For the cold nights, we provide our hikers a alpaca wool blanket and a hot water bladder.

Fifth, Be part of our social and environmental projects.

Sixth, We provide a emergency horse, just in case someone needs a little push.
Besides to all of the above, we prepare food for our hikers and team; With 100% organic vegetables purchased from local producers. Also we do a demonstration of a typical peruvian dish called Pachamanca, which is an underground hot stone barbecue.

Day 1: Cusco-Tinki-Pacchanta

  • Hiking distance: 7.4 miles/12 km (6 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 3950 meters above sea level
  • Considered: easy to moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet.
  • Weather: Cold and windy

We pick you up at 5:00 am. From your hotel to take you in our van for three and a half hours to the village of Tinki; Located at 3700 meters. Here’s the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha trailhead. Also here our chef will prepare a delicious and nutritious breakfast. After breakfast we will hike for about four hours, to our lunch place and camping area. This section will be fantastic, as we hike next to immense areas of organic cultivation of potatoes, quinoa, beans, and carrots; in addition to an imposing view of the snowy Ausangate in front of us.

This day we will hike only four hours. Because we need to acclimatize to the atmosphere of the region. And also because of the distribution and distance of the camps.

Upon arriving at our first camp, our porters staff will have the tents and duffel bags already set up for us. They will also provide you with lukewarm water in buckets so you can wash, be comfortable and rest; After an amazing day at Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake. Then in the evening, enjoy happy hour with hot chocolate, popcorn, and our delicious dinner.

** Perfect itinerary to have plenty of time to hike in a slow and steady pace, take pictures and to be pleased by the andes mountain range. And the trip on the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake.

** At night you will have the marvelous experience of stargazing the andes and milky way, from relaxing outdoor thermal baths.

Day 2: Pacchanta – Qomerqocha – Jampa Pampa.

  • Hiking distance: 10 miles/16 km (8 hours)
  • CCampsite altitude: 4100 meters above sea level
  • CConsidered:  moderate to difficult
  • CMeals:  Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet.
  • Weather: Cold and windy

We come to wake you up in your tent, with a cup of hot tea at 5:30 am. After 5 minutes we provide you with lukewarm water in buckets, so you can wash yourself and wake up in a better mood. Then we have 30-40 minutes to pack up and then have breakfast for another 30 minutes.

Next, we hike uphill for about 4 hours. After two hours of hiking, you will reach a section crowded by many lagoons of different colors and the majestic view of the Ausangate peak. The next 2 hour section towards lunch is a hill full of green pastures and cute alpacas.

Once here, our team will be waiting for you, with a cold fruit juice and a delicious buffet lunch. Lunch will be massive, delicious and nutritious. Continuing with our itinerary; The hike to our second camp is uphill for about three hours. Before reaching our goal for the day, let’s celebrate by giving thanks to the Pachamama (mother earth) and the Apus (mountain gods), so that we may be blessed by these powerful Andean deities.

Today, our trip inside the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake, is beautiful but exhausting. That is why our tireless porters will give us lukewarm water in buckets; So we can clean up a bit and rest, before having a good time sharing stories with our guide, while we taste hot chocolate, teas, cookies, popcorn and our delicious buffet dinner.

** This day inside the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake will be fascinating. Because will have the opportunity to see more than four, green teal lagoons.

Day 3: Jampa Pampa – Huayna Ausangate Pass – Quillita.

  • Hiking distance: 9 miles/15 km (8 hours)
  • CCampsite altitude: 4000 meters above sea level
  • Considered:  moderate to difficult
  • Meals:  Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather: Cold and windy

After tasting a delicious and nutritious breakfast. Let’s hike uphill for three hours to the Ausangate pass. Here, the views of the horizon, coming from the gods, will leave you in awe.

Then we hiked for two and a half hours to the lunch spot. The trail is downhill; adorned with dozens of lamas, alpacas and majestic views of the snow-capped peaks.

The second section begins with a three-hour ascent to a place; Which has a great similarity to the landscapes of the Alps. Here you can see four snow-capped peaks decorated with a green carpet full of colorful flowers. Then we hike an hour and a half to our camp, this is located in a beautiful village, where it is possible to see thousands of cute alpacas.

** Another fascinating day, within the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake trip. Here you will have the opportunity to be in contact with quite high snowy peaks, hundreds of baby Alpacas and locals.

Day 4: Quillita – Condor Pass – Mormorani

  • Hiking distance: 9 miles/15 km (8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:: 4000 meters above sea level
  • Considered::  Moderate to difficult
  • Meals::  Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather:: Cold and windy

Today will be one of our hardest days, but also one of the most beautiful. After our gratifying breakfast, we will hike uphill for three hours, to the Cordor mountain pass, which is the highest point of our entire hike. Upon arrival at the mountain pass, we will provide you with hot coca tea or coffee and a sandwich to recharge your batteries and thus better enjoy the fantastic ring of snow-capped peaks in the region.

Continuing with our Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha trip. We will hike a little uphill and then enter a plateau; full of thousands of Vicuñas (Vicuña, is a South American camelid similar to the alpaca, but smaller. Its fur is considered the finest in the world). Then, we will hike for three hours to the Mormorani farmhouse, where we will spend the night.

Upon arrival at our camp, our staff of porters will have the tents and duffel bags already set up for you. It will also provide you with lukewarm water in buckets so you can wash up, feel comfortable, and rest after another challenging but rewarding day on the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake.

** This campsite is located next to Lake Sibinacocha. So at night, you will have an amazing opportunity to gaze at the stars and be impressed by their beauty.

** Although the fourth day at Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake will be challenging, remember that only 100 people a year have the great opportunity to hike and delight in this unique and fantastic region.

DDay 5: Mormorani – Lake Sibinacocha

  • Hiking distance:  9 miles/15 km (8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 4000 meters above sea level
  • Considered:  moderate to difficult
  • Meals:  Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather: Cold and windy

We will hike parallel to the lake for about four hours. Within this section we will observe countless birds such as: the Andean ibis, the Andean goose, seagulls, Andean flamingos and wild ducks. Culminating with the first hiking section of the day; We will have a refreshing buffet lunch in the open air.

After digesting our food and a little nap. We will skirt the last section of Lake Sibinacocha for three hours until we arrive at our last camp.

** This day inside the Ausangate Trek and Sibinacocha Lake will be simply spectacular. The blue-green color of the lake, shaded by the blue Andean sky and adorned with imposing snow-capped mountains; make this day an unforgettable experience.

Day 6: Lake Sibinacocha – Cusco

After we get up, pack up and have a nutritious breakfast. We will do a small ceremony of appreciation to our porters, muleteers and cook.
After this beautiful ceremony, you can finally say that you have conquered «The Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha». Get ready to board our private van and take a six-hour trip to the city of Cusco. You will arrive at Cusco around 13:00 pm.
** Our service is from the door of your hotel to the beginning of the Ausangate trek and Lake Sibinacocha, and then take you back to the door of your hotel.

Included on the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Mountain

Professional local english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grewp up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake

Permits:  As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits for the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake

Briefing: The night before your trip, you will come to our office for your informative meeting. You will receive your duffle bag that will stay with your porters while you hike on the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake. This duffle bag should not exceed 7 kg / 14 pounds and should include your sleeping bag and air mattress.

Porters: We include a personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffle bag and also our camping equipment and food to our basecamp. There is no additional cost for this. You will not have access to your duffle bag until you arrive at your camp in the afternoon.

Transportation: Incas Path will be providing all transportation for this ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake; you will be picked up from your hotel at 5 am and brought to the trailhead to begin your ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake. We also include mules and horses that will carry our equipment and the private van from the Phinaya hamlet to Cusco.

Equipment: Incas path has the best equipment; we use Eureka Timberline 4 tents that are shared by only two people. You will have a large dining tent to enjoy your meals.

Food: Our ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake includes expert hiking chefs who will cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let us know. Food is typically all served as buffet.

Water: Starting from your first lunch until your last breakfast we will provide you boiled, filtered, and then cooled water before distributing; you must bring personal water bottles and or a camelback. We advice you to bring a bottle or camelback of 1.5 litters , as being well hydrated is the key to feeling great in the mountains.

Details: we profess that it is the attention to small details that separates us from other travel agencies; each hiker receives a small sleeping pillow, a foam mattress to insulate, a backpack cover to protect their belongings while hiking and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best holiday.

Satellite phones: our priority will always be the safety of our customers and our crew. While all our guides are prepared and trained to deal with most basic problems that occur in the mountains; very rarely serious problems may occur that will require the assistance of a specialist doctor and that is when our satellite phones are very useful and necessary, also if you want to call a friend who is anywhere in the world, from the Alpaca pass in the Ausangate trek or from the rainbow mountain or in case you need to verify the puppy that you left at home with the grandmother. While satellite phones are not cheap, We believe they are very important for your security and to give you the best possible experiencie.

First Aid: Every guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February on the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake, which every Incas Path tour guide must attend; your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems.

Not Included on the Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain

Rentals: Due there we are hiking the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake, each trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping, inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips). They are optional but encouraged for a better comfort; if you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $35
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $30
  • Trekking Poles (Pair): $30

We would love to tour the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake with you and your loved ones and take care of immortalizing your visit to Ausangate trek. We can leave any day from March to January as the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake is always available

Group Price (2020):

  • $750 per person

Private Tours are based on Group Size (2020):

Priced per person

  • Two trekkers: $1250 per person
  • Three trekkers: $1200
  • Four trekkers: $1100
  • Five trekkers: $950
  • Six trekkers: $775
  • Seven trekkers: $725
  • Eight, or more, trekkers: $690

Student Discount:

  • – $ 25 discount per person

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid International Student Card (ISIC) at the beginning of the hike or who is 17 years old or younger; for those who use an international student card or for children under 17, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount of the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake of the government.

Please send everything to incaspath@hotmail.com

Packing list

This ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake, includes porters who will carry all your duffle bag while you hike on the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake. We suggest you to carry lightweight backpack that the is key to feeling good during the ausangate trek.

Essentials:

  • Original Passport,
  • STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles) remember that the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake is entirely dirt soil

For Your Duffel: Our porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air mattress. 

  • 6 wicking t-shirts
  • 3 hiking pants
  • 6 sets of undergarments.
  • 6 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 fleece and 1 down jacket; it gets cold at night
  • 1 rain jacket and rain pants /rain poncho
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Hiking boots
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might bring a towel a little larger.
  • Bathing suit
  • Flip flops or sandals
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug, on the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep away clean clothes from dirty clothes.
  • Earplugs in case someone from the group snores
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

Toiletries:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

Inside Your Daypacks:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Some items are listed below

  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Handsanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips

 

Where do we pick up the hikers for the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

Pick up will be from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. Please provide clear contact information of your place of accommodation when approaching our office in Cusco.

Where to pay the remaining amount for the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

Most hikers arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days before the ausangate trek & rainbow mountain for proper acclimatization. Once you are in Cusco it is imperative that you come to our office to review the last details of your excursion and also pay the remaining amount of your ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake.

Reserve for the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

We try to make the booking as easy as possible in Incas Path. We prepare a reservation form where you will complete and include all the details for the excursion, and then a deposit of $ 200 per person. Once we have all the deposits and details, we will reserve your permits. Once the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake permits are in our hands, we will send you your invoice and confirmation that everything is 100% organized. All excursions once confirmed, are guaranteed.

Permissions for the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

Only tour operators licensed by the goverment, such as Incas Path, can obtain the corresponding permits from the government. Once we have obtained your Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake permits, the name and start date cannot be changed under any circumstances. The only information that the government allows us to change are passport numbers.

Passport Number Update?

The government will only allow us to change passport numbers if we have a copy of the new passport and the old passport. If you no longer have your old passport, any identification document that you have in your hands will be accepted while the name is the same as in your passport.

Where to stay in Cusco?

You can stay in a hotel that you consider convenient, however you must have the account of the location of the hotel because the traffic within the city has become stressful in the last 5 years. Many roads are up to 100 years old; Especially near the main square the roads are only for pedestrians. We will notify you if it is not possible to pick you up by car from your hotel and coordinate another nearby pick-up point. For a list of recommended hotels, consult your Incas Path sales representative.

Can I stay in the sacred valley?

Not, as the driving route to get the trailhead of the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake does not go through the sacred valley of the incas.

During the trip, how challenging is the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

Remember that this ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake, it is challenging  because you will hike in very high areas and also climb three very high mountain passes; also if rains, the dirt soil path could be muddy and slippery ( don´t worry if you have good hiking boots), so it will be exhausting but it will be worth it when you arrive at campsite.

Will I need extra money on the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

Of course, if you want to buy some type of drinks, reminders or for tiping, take about 400 soles with you;«also remember that along the days of hiking into the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake just cash is accepted».

How many people will be in my group on the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

We require a minimum of 2 people for our tour, and if you are traveling alone, we invite you to join our groups that start each day; we can have up to 8 hikers with a guide and if our groups are between 9 and 16 people, we have 2 accredited guides with a lot of experience in the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake. During the low season it is most likely that the groups are small and during the high season the groups are probably much larger.

Do you need hiking boots for the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

We always recommend hiking boots, since if it rains a little the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake can become a bit muddy and slipery; please make sure they have good soles.

Are trekking poles really necessary on the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake?

For the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake we recommend the use of trekking poles for everyone, especially for those passengers with knee problems or older people; there are several sections during the tour where you will need to use the walking sticks, either climbing or descending the dirt soil path. 

Are there any toilets along the Ausangate  hike & Sibinacocha Lake?

Along the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake there are 3 places that has toilet; firstly at the hiking start, then at lunch spot and at basecamp. Please carry a roll of toilet paper in your daypack.

Can I use plastic botles during the Ausangate hike & Sibinacocha Lake?

Due to New goverment regulations for the ausangate trek & rainbow mountain it will be 100% BANNED to BRING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We kindly suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any dissapointment at the check points along the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake

Aluminum water bottles can be bought in many different shops around the main square. 

If you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your ausangate hike & sibinacocha lake we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags. 

Where do I store my luggage?

All luggage not necessary for the hike must remain in Cusco. All hotels are very helpful and are quite accustomed to storing luggage of their guests, or if you wish you can store it safely with our customer service team in our office storage

What should I expect from the weather on the Ausangate hike & Sibinacocha Lake?

Please understand that this is a very difficult question to answer. Historically, from April to October it is the dry season, from November to March it is the rainy season, but in recent years our weather has been affected by climate change and today it is very difficult to predict. Remember that in the mountains the radiation and heat are very high during the day and the evenings and nights always cold, we always recommend a short sleeve shirt for the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake, long pants to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, rain jacket and a fleece jacket and for the night a down jacket.

Can Incas Path please my dietary needs? What kind of food will there be?

For us it is an honor to please all kinds of dietary needs, just let us know at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant or any type of allergies, we have a team of chefs with a lot of experience in the preparation of all types of diets on the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake. Also remember that we want to pamper you during your trip to ausangate trek & rainbow mountain and for that reason we use 100% organic vegetables for the elaboration of our buffets.

What type of outlet is used in Cusco?

Most hotels and even homes in Peru now have the standard US output and also that of South America.

What is the standard procedure when it comes to tip?

Tipping is part of the tradition of any trip to ausangate trek & rainbow mountain and, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, we always appreciate any extra appreciation. Keep in mind that this is not mandatory and that you should never feel pressured for this reason.

In general, participants in a group show their appreciation as a group for their porters and chef and a personal appreciation towards their tour guide, which will be according to their degree of satisfaction with the service provided.

Is there a possibility to cancel my Ausangate hike & Sibinacocha Lake?

There is no possibility to cancel the ausangate hike & sibinacocha lake. Even in extreme weather conditions or even in case of a strike there will be no cancellation. The peruvian government does not have any type of refund or change of date, because if there is any weather problem or strike that prevents us from entering the ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake; we will do our best to provide you with an alternate hike or take you to the trek in some way. We will keep you very informed in case there is a strike or weather inconvenience in Peru, Cusco, ausangate trek & sibinacocha lake or Machu Picchu. In the event that a passenger decides to cancel their trip to Peru, they will lose the total amount deposited because the permits and logistic are already organized.