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In the Vilcanota range you can hike at heights above 5000m and have fabulous panoramic views at crystalline lakes and nearby mountains.You can see the typical Andean animals as lamas, alpacas and vicuñas, meet local people who speak Quechua and know about their religion (their contact with the Apus, the mountain spirit) , customs and life in the Andes.This hike is quite a long and difficult one (you walk 7-8 hours a day), so we recommend to prepare well, doing shorter walks at altitude during 3 days before starting the hike.
Day 1: Cusco Free time.
Day 2: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinqui.
Day 3: Tinki – Upis.
Day 4: Upis – Lagoon Pucacocha.
Day 5: Pucacocha Lagoons – Palomanistep – Chilcapinaya.
Day 6: Chilcapinaya – Jampa Valley – Pachaspata.
Day 7: Lagoon Qomerqocha – Pacchanta – Tinqui – Cusco.
Day 8: Flight back home or your next destination.
Welcome at the Cusco’s airport. Transfer to your selected hotel. Free afternoon.
Pick up from the hotel and trip in bus at 6:00am. to arrive at Tinqui town, throughout the valley of the Huatanay river, beautiful cultivated earth extensions and colorful towns. We will camp in the environs of Tinqui. (Lunch and dinner) starts the hike next day.
After breakfast, we initiated the long walk in the direction of the base of Ausangate majestic snow-coveredÂ (6372m), observing high-Andean customs in this zone we will enjoy the presence of great amounts of Flames and Alpacas. Also we will visit the small town of Upis (4140m) and soon we went towards the thermal water sector where we will encamp (on the snowed foot).
After breakfast, very early, we will overcome the ArapapassageÂ (4700m) soon descend towards the Pucacocha lagoons known with the names HatunPucacocha, Viracocha and HuchuyPucacocha, where we will have magnificent landscapes and we will be able to appreciate different species from Andean birds, We encamped to borders of a lagoon. (4575m).
This day we will be able to appreciate the snowed Ausangatedesglaciations. We will ascend to the passage of Alcatani (4650m), we continued the route descending towards the Ausangatecocha lagoon, soon to ascend towards the Palomani step (5050m) where we will have views of particular beauty, soon we descend to Chilcapinaya where we will encamp.
We’ll continuous route throughout the Jampa Valley where we appreciated Andean settlers with typical suits of the region as well as alpacas, ewes, flames, we will ascend to our last passage of (4600m), to observe the beautiful Ticllacocha lagoon , the Pampas of Pachaspata, we´ll encamp to borders of Qomercocha lagoon.
Accompanied by magnificent high Andean landscapes we descend towards the town of Pacchanta. After a brief route in the middle of the typical Andean landscape we arrived to Tinqui where we embarked for our return to Cusco by bus.
Transfer to the Cusco`s airport for your flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight to home or your next destination.
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Choose the best way to pay and make a payment of 50% of the full amount; There are 04 ways to pay, bank transfer, wire money by Western Union, payments via PAYPAL and debit or credit card VISA (this last two options have a 8% fee), any extra commision or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; for those one day or two days trip by train to Machu Picchu deposite must be US$ 200.00 per person; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method then we'll send you our data, the balance should be paid in our office in Cusco at most a day before your tour, this can be by cash or by credit or debit card (if you choose this second option to payment, you must to recharge + 8% of the total amount to pay).
Upon receipt of all passenger(S) data, we will send you a confirmation of your tour booked with a reservation code and payment plus details of your tour (this will be sent in the next 12 hours considering our business hours GMT - 5), and once we received the payment we will send you a VOUCHER OF RESERVATION, at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed in a 100% .