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

Ausangate Trek & Lake Sibinacocha 7D/6N

$750

Ausangate  Trek & Lake Sibinacocha 7D/6N

The areas between the snowy Ausangate and Lake Sibinacocha are truly incredibly beautiful places that very few people are lucky enough to visit. The Ausangate peak is the highest mountain in the Cusco region, which is why it is respected and venerated by the people of the Andes.
On the other hand, Lake Sibinacocha is the most impressive and of all those we have in Cusco. This is due to a perfect mix of its greenish blue waters, the immense number of birds it houses and its spectacular scenic beauty made up of the Andean blue sky and more than 4 peaks that exceed 5500 meters in height. With all of the above mentioned, we are sure that the Ausangate Trek and Sibinacocha Lake trip is perfectly suited to your needs.

Highlights of our Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake

We want to create a fantastic and unforgettable experience for you. So we carefully and in detail planned every aspect of this 8-day trek within the Ausangate region and Lake Sibinacocha.

We provide highlights that no one else provides:

  • * Our first campsite is located right in front of the snowy Ausangate. In the area there are rustic pools of hot springs, which will give you the unrepeatable chance to observe the Milky Way, constellations and planets from a privileged place.
  • *We provide you with an emergency horse, in case you need a little push.
  • * Our second campsite is located in a strategic place. Close to the Huayna Ausangate; which allows you to see one of the most spectacular sunrises and sunsets in the world.
  • * Our unique Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake itinerary, arrives to a strategic hill; from where you can see the sibinacocha lake and all the snow-capped mountains in their maximum splendor.
  • * Hike with us and be part of our social and environmental projects.
  • * We always pamper our hikers, thus we provide baby alpaca blankets and hot water bladder for the cold nights.

In addition to all the above, we prepare food for our hikers and team with 100% organic vegetables purchased from local producers. We also cook together with our hikers, a traditional hot stone underground barbecue, called Pachamanca.

Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake Trip Overview

  • Trek Type: trekking/hiking, scenic, cultural, folkloric and magical
  • Good for:  people with hiking experience in high elevations
  • Difficulty: moderate to difficult
  • Considerations: In order to give you the best itinerary and experience on this trek our program is completely different from the other companies
  • Season: From March 1st to December 31th

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 will pick you up at your accommodation at 5 am. We will be driven in a private van to the village of Tinki. After a delicious and nutritious buffet breakfast, we will get ready to start our adventure on the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha. We will hike for about 4 hours, through a trail from where the Ausangate snowy and crops of; potatoes, corn, onions and barley can be seen. We arrive at a hamlet called Pacchanta, where we will have lunch and camp.

Today we only hike 4 hours due to distribution of our camp and also so that it can better acclimatize to the atmosphere of the region.

At night, you can enjoy a relaxing dip in the hot springs of the village, under the watchful eye of the Milky Way and the Andean constellations.

** Look at the Andean constellations with your guide and learn their religious and practical aspect that the Andean people give to them.

** In our Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha, meals are always served as buffet.

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 your tents at 5:30 am. With a hot coca tea or coffee to wake you up. Immediately we provide you with warm water in buckets so you may washed up and wake up in a better way. Then we have between 30 to 40 minutes to pack essentials and then have breakfast for another 30 minutes.

We hike uphill for 4 hours, this section is crowded by many lagoons of diverse colors and a imposing view of the Ausangate peak. Upon our arrival to lunch spot, our team will be waiting with cooled fruit juice and a lovely buffet lunch.

Following with our ausangate trek & and sibinacocha lake itinerary, we hike uphill for three hours. Before arriving to our camp, we reach a privileged spot, from where we see two green bluish lagoons and a high snow-capped mountain.

Upon arrival to our campsite our staff of porters will have the tents and duffels already pitched for you; they will provide you also warm water in buckets so you may washed up, be comfortable and rest after a difficult but rewarding day in the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake. Then in the evening enjoy a happy hour with hot chocolate, popcorn, crackers and a delicious buffet dinner.

** This day inside the Ausangate Trek & Sibinacocha Lake will be fascinating, due will see pretty colorful lagoons and imposing snow-capped mountains.

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 a refreshing breakfast prepared by our expert cook. We prepare to conquer the first mountain pass of our adventure through the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha. We will ascend for three hours to the Huayna Ausangate pass, here we will make a small offering in gratitude for a good weather. Later we will descend for two hours, through a section with a spectacular view of two snow-capped mountains and some Alpacas.

After having recharged energy, we will ascend a hill for a period of three hours, until we reach an incredibly beautiful place. Here we will observe in all its splendor the snow-capped mountains of Huayna Ausangate and Machu Ausangate, in addition to other high peaks and some reddish mountains. This impressive place is very similar to landscapes of the Alps. We will hike two more hours until we reach our camping area. Three families live in the Quillita hamlet, and which have more than 2000 thousand Alpacas and some Llamas.

** It will be a tiring but very rewarding day, due to all the snowy mountains and thousands of Alpacas that we will see within this Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha.

Day 4: Quillita – Condor Pass – Mormorani

  • Hiking distance: 10 miles/16 km (8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude:: 4750 meters above sea level
  • Considered::  challenging
  • Meals::  Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather: Cold and windy

It will undoubtedly be an exhausting but spectacular day. It’s incredible landscapes, wild animals and the comforting feeling of having conquered the highest point of our trek will make you feel a demigod.

After a nutritious breakfast we will hike three hours uphill. The prize on the Condor pass, is simply indescribable, it will be surrounded in almost 360 degrees by imposing snow-capped mountains. Without a doubt, you will feel like you have conquered the world.

The Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha has many more surprises for you. The last four hours of descent will be impressive, due to the immense amount of wild animals that we will see. Among the most prominent are the Vicuñas (relatives of the Alpaca, smaller, agile and with the finest fur in the world).

When we arrive at our camp in the village of Mormorani, we will have a privileged view of the immensity of Lake Sibinacocha.

** This day will challenge you physically and mentally, however remember that the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha is a remote place with landscapes that you will not see anywhere else.

DDay 5: Mormorani – Lake Sibinacocha – Casccara Lagoon

  • Hiking distance:  7.4 miles/12 km (8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 4700 meters above sea level
  • Considered:  moderate to difficult
  • Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather: Cold and windy

After a delicious and nutritious outdoor breakfast; we get ready to tour the lake on its farthest side. These four hours of hiking will be full of sightings of colorful birds such as: the Andean flamingo, ducks of different colors and shapes, in addition to the andean goose.

We will enjoy a delicious buffet lunch, and then continue for three more hours to our camp. This last section will be relatively flat and with unique landscapes of the Pirhuayani mountain range.

In the afternoon we will coordinate with the only farmer who lives in the area to be able to fish for rainbow trout in a small lake with crystal clear waters.

** A beautiful day inside the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha. We will spot a lot of beautiful birds and fish for gray and rainbow trout for our dinner.

Day 6: Casccara Lagoon – Lookout Mountain – Phinaya

  • Hiking distance: 6 miles/11 km (7 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 4200 meters above sea level
  • Considered:  moderate to difficult
  • Meals:  Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet
  • Weather: Cold and windy

We get up very early and after our breakfast. We will ascend for three hours to the top of a mountain that is next to Lake Sibinacocha. Once at the top, prepare to gape. Due we will see all the snowy mountains that we observe in all our days of hiking within the Ausangate Trek; We will also see Lake Sibinacocha from corner to corner, something that is possible to see only from this mountain.

After having descended for an hour and a half, we will enjoy our delicious buffet lunch.

We hike downhill for three hours to the town of Phinaya, where we will camp and finish our fabulous adventure within the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha.

** The lookout mountain, in addition to allowing you to see all the mountains of the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha; Will also give you the opportunity to observe the Quelccaya, which is the largest tropical glacier in the world.

Day 7: Phinaya – Cusco

We have breakfast and get ready to board our private transport, which will take us for 6 hours back to Cusco.

In the middle of the road there is a lagoon with a very beautiful landscape of trees. This is the place chosen to make a stop and enjoy our last lunch.

** We will do a small ceremony to thank our team for the incredible work done on the Ausangate Trek and Lake Sibinacocha.

** We pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at your hotel.

Included on the Ausangate Trek & Lake Sibinacocha

Professional local english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grew 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


Not Included on the Ausangate Trek & Lake Sibinacocha.

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: $40
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $35
  • Trekking Poles (Pair): $35

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. 

  • 7 wicking t-shirts
  • 3 hiking pants
  • 7 sets of undergarments.
  • 7 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.