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Ausangate Climbing - Cusco Peru

The Ausangate Massif (6384m/20945f) situated in the Cordillera Vilcanota in the department of Cusco, is one of the most remoted highland areas of Peru. Today it offers a spectacular climbing circuit between peaks, lakes, ice caves, hot springs and an ancient culture under the mythical Inca Mountain.

Ausangate Climbing Expedition

The rise of the Ausangate is a wonderful expedition, but committed and reserved for trained mountaineers who are in good shape and well acclimated to the altitude. If you feel ready, our agency has extensive experience in the organization of this trek and you will achieve this expedition in the best conditions for setting foot on one of the most mythical mountains of the Andes.

Ausangate Climbing - Overview:

High Season: May - October
Altitude: 3900 - 6372 m. / 12795 - 20905 f.
Duration: 9 days - 8 nights
Level of difficulty: Challenging / Ice Climbing with technical ice axes and ropes fixed

Ausangate Climbing Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco - Urcos - Tinki cayangate y ausangate desde tinqui.jpg

Your team will be picked up directly from your hotel in Cusco by private tourist transport. We will drive towards the town of Tinki (3900m). On the way we will see traditional communities going about their daily routines. This is a region where you can find beautiful and colorful clothing as part of daily life in the Andean Mountains, with its own customs and traditions. We will spend the night camping in the town of Tinki (3,900 meters)

Travel time approximately 4 hours.
Includes lunch and dinner

Day 2: Tinki - Upis ausangate alpacas

After our breakfast, we start the walk up to the Upis, our first camp. The path is moderately steep and good practice for what will come. Upis camp (4400m) is close to a glacier with hot springs. We will have spectacular views of Ausangate, Cinaccara, Cayangate from the camp.

Hiking time: 6 hours.
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: Upis - Arapa Pass - Laguna Hatun Pukacocha

We start the morning ascent to the first step Arapa (4850m), then continue along the westernmost edge or south face of Ausangate. Then descend to the lakes of Pukacocha (4585m) where we will camp at the east side of this majestic snow.

Hiking time: 5 hours
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Camping placeDay 4: Laguna Hatun Pukaccocha - Ausangatecocha - Palomani Pass - Base Camp (Finayapampa)

After breakfast we start walking in the direction of two steps, first, the extreme step Ausangate (4850m) from where you can see Ausangatecocha, a beautiful turquoise lagoon. After going down slightly we will ascend again to Palomani Pass (5165m), with a stunning view of Mount Ausangate and Mariposa. Then descend to base camp (4900m Finayapampa), located next to a moraine.

Hiking time: 7 hours
Includes breakfast, lunch (box lunch) and dinner.

camp sur on glacier Day 5: Base Camp - Moraine Camp

After breakfast we will take down the camp and then start climbing towards Moraine Camp (5,200m) located at the base of the wall. The climb will take between 3-4 hours of strenuous up hill climbing. This day will bring us in contact with the glacier and the start of technical climbing.

Climbing Time: 4 Hours
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Reserve Day

(by climate changes or other unforeseen events)

7th: Moraine Camp - Ausangate (6372 m) - Base Camp

Summit Day. We will have a very early start as this is the day with the most technicAusangateal climbing. First we will reach a wall of snow about 180 mtrs. (String) of about 65-75 degree slope. After that, we reach the plateau with snow where snowshoes are necessary for about three hours, finally we reach the last wall of 70 mtrs. In a 55-65 degree slope, which is installed another fixed rope to reach the main summit. We will enjoy a splendid view and get down in about 2 or 3 hours to Camp Moraine, then continue another hour to the base camp.

Includes breakfast, box lunch, and dinner Ausangate


8th Day: Campo Base - Campa Pass - Laguna Ninaparayoc

Starting a long decesent that will take us through beautiful scenery with magnificent views of three peaks, Callangates, Pucapunta and Nevado Campa. Then we will navigate the Campa (5100m), after that we will descend to the Laguna de Ninaparayoc (4656m) where we camp.

Hiking time: 8 hours
Includes breakfast, lunch and dinner.

9th Day: Laguna Ninaparayoc - Pacchanta (Hot Springs) - Tinki - Cusco

After our breakfast, we go down to Pacchanta, where you can enjoy the soothing hot springs. After lunch, continue walking to the village Tinki (3900m), where we meet our private transport back to Cusco.

Hiking time: 5 hours
Includes breakfast and lunch local Pachamanca cooked in stone oven.


Ausangate Climbing


• All private transportation Cusco - Tinki - Cusco
• Official licensed mountain guide (English and Spanish)
• Cook, assistant and kitchen equipment
• Porters (transport equipment, food and water to the height fields)
• Horsemen and horses for camping equipment and personal belongings of the participant
• Emergency horse
• Entrance to the Park Ausangate
• Team Equipment (mountain tents, flask, dining tent with tables and chairs, kitchen tent and toilet tent)
• Meals
• Camp chairs and table
• Mountaineering group equipment (fixed ropes, stakes and screws)
• Safety equipment: radios, full pharmacy and oxygen.

Not included:

• Sleeping bag preferably - 20 ° C
• Personal climbing clothing (Goretex pants, jacket, gloves, hats etc.).
• Climbing equipment (harness, ice ax, ice put great shoes, ice climbing leg)

Personal Equipment

• Sleeping bag.
• First aid.
• Ice axe
• Crampons.
• Warm clothes.
• Kitchenware.
• Sunglasses.
• Walking sticks.
• Boots or socks covers.
• Head lamp.
• Large backpack.
• Small backpack attack.
• Hiking boots.
• Snowshoes.
• Jumar of climbing harnesses.
• Three carabineers.
• Descenders plate.
• Helmets and sunscreen (sunscreen).

Conditions & Terms:

  • Please note that the program deposit is non-refundable. The deposit is used to purchase the space within the group and once a space is purchased it cannot be resold.
  • XTreme Tourbulencia will not give any refunds if a participant decides to cancel the trip prior to departure or during the trip (except from the entrances to the archaeological sites and the bus/train tickets)
  • If XTreme Tourbulencia doesn’t confirm the reservation, your payment will be refunded totally.
  • All participants have to carry their own back packs, including sleeping bag and mattresses unless they booked an extra porter or the service includes porters, horsemen or mules.
  • A participant must declare if he/she has any sickness or medical disorder and must bring his/her own medicines.
  • All participants must bring their original passport and, if available, their original student card ´ISIC´.
  • It is compulsory that all clients have personal travel insurance. This insurance must cover personal accident, medical expenses, loss of effects and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage or injury occurring to the client. XTreme Tourbulencia cannot be accounted for any accident or lose of personal belongings the customer caused by his/her own.
  • In case force majeure occurs, like impossibility to operate the program or trek due to unusual or unforeseen circumstances outside XTreme Tourbulencia's control like: extreme weather conditions, landslides, strikes not allowing operation or putting it at risk, sudden inaccessibility of route, etc. XTreme Tourbulencia will propose viable solutions to operate the program within the available dates, or if impossible, will then propose an alternative program. If the alternative program chosen by the client is of lower value than that originally booked then the client is entitled to a refund of the price difference. All costs derived will be at the expense of the client. In case none of these would be feasible, XTreme Tourbulencia would refund all the money paid except all the incurred expenses so far.


If changes caused by factors other than the normal organization of the issue such as climate, physical, mental, etc. It is the responsibility of the operator. If the client decides to return before the general program, the costs of this decision will be made by it.

Recommended Equipment

Sneakers, mountain trekking boots, sandals, shorts, mountain, waterproof pants (waterproof breathable), long-sleeved shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, sunglasses, swimsuit, light mountain boots, cotton socks and wool, cotton shirts, sleeping bag for extreme maximum temperature, water bottle, headlamp with extra batteries, knife and plastic bags.

Protective Equipment

Glasses 100% UV protection with rigid case (if possible carry a spare), goggles, face cream maximum sun protection, lip balm with maximum protection, maximum sleeping bag for extreme temperature, for the cold cap, hat for the sun, buff for the neck thermal shirt, thermal tights, fleece jacket, fleece pants and jacket fine pen.

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