We will leave Cusco early in the morning by bus. On our way to Tinqui (3900 MASL), we will pass little farms and enjoy the beautiful landscape. After a little picnic in Tinqui, we will start on foot towards the community of Upis (4400 MASL). Along the way, we will meet local families who will show us some examples of their textile work, created to honor the nature and Andean symbols. We spend the night in Upis camping site, also the possibility to enjoy hot springs.
After breakfast, we will ascend towards the first pass called Arapa (4800 MASL). Thereafter, we will descend towards Yana cocha and have a picknick. Our route continues ascending towards the Extreme Ausangate pass (4850m/15912f) and ends at the shore of the Ausangate Lake (4650 MASL) where we will camp.
This day is the most beautiful and the most ardous one, we will first ascend towards the highest pass of this trek called the Palomani pass (5200 MASL). From here, we will have an exceptional view of the mountains and glaciers of Ausangate. Thereafter, we will descend to the valley of Finaya Pampa and will finally arrive at our camping site called Qampa (4700 MASL).
The highlight of this day is definitely the spectacular ascend to the Qampa pass (5100 MASL). Moreover, we will pass several lovely lagoons on the way to our camping site in Pacchanta (4350 MASL). Here, we will visit the hot springs and will have a typical dinner.
After breakfast, our trek continues towards the village Tinqui (3900 MASL), from where we will take a bus back to Cusco. On the way we will visit either Tipon or Saylla and have a typical dish of the region, such as guinea-pig or chicharrón (grilled pork). (Typical dish of the region included)