4 day trek
US$ 440 per traveler
Distance: 48 km
Depart from Cusco early morning (6:00 AM) via private transportation and drive 3 hours to the village of Tinke. We will meet with our porters, set up our rucksacks and all the gear with the horses, and get a rundown of the trek and what to expect the next few days. We will start ascending for about 3 hours until reaching Upis. We will set up camp, and enjoy a "Spa" session in the natural hot springs.. Total day hike: 8km
We will start ascending for about 2 hours until crossing the Arapa pass, whilst having an amazing scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range. After an hour descent, we will reach Pucacocha lake (4400m). After lunch, we will hike towards our second pass: Apachata at 4,900m. We willl see diverse Andean landscapes, lakes and the local fauna. Finally, we will have an hour descent into Ausangatecocha Lake. Total day hike: 15km
We will start the day focused on hiking to the highest point of the trek: Palomani pass, at 5200m, where you will witness majestic snow capped mountains which are among the highest of Peru. We will then descend following the Jampamayo River, to have lunch in Chilca. Then, a 2 hour hike uphill towards Jampa campsite. Total day hike: 12 km
We will wake up early, have our last nutritious breakfast, and hike for 2 hours to our last pass. Then, a three hour descent hike into Pacchanta, surrounded by a variety of turquoise lakes, snow-capped mountains and herds of alpacas. Finally, we will enjoy a well-deserved "spa" session in the hot springs. Finally, our private transportation will take us back to Cusco city. Total hike: 13 km
A reputable guide
All meals and water
Transportation: From day 1, pick up from your hotel, until the end of the trek and back to Cusco city.
Entrance/overnight camping fees: All entrance/toles and other fees are covered. You are good if you bring no cash at all. However, tip is always appreciated.
What to Bring
Comfortable and moisture wicking clothing
Lightweight sandals (to hang around campsite)
Bottle/container for water