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Ausangate Lodge-Based Trek

Moderate/strenuous trek / 5 days from Cusco, Peru

Our Ausangate Lodge-based trek in the Cordillera Vilcanota is a must for trek lovers who want home comforts at night.

After beautiful days spent hiking among the stunning Ausangate mountains, you retire at night to our comfortable and cosy eco-lodges, run by the local mountain communities.

You hike, far off the beaten trekking routes, close to the highest and one of the most sacred mountains in the Cusco region, Ausangate, which locals call the Apu Ausangate.

The Apu is sacred for local communities as it seen as the bearer of life and the guardian of the landscapes.  As well as high mountain landscapes of towering ice and rock the trek takes you right through the heart of the stripey coloured rainbow mountains, and through small farming communities, where large herds of llama and alpaca graze and subsistence farmers grow potaotes, beans and quinoa. 

Chillca community

This fully-supported hike uses llamas and horses that are owned by the shepherds of two local communities. These Andean people accompany us throughout the route and are proud to share their land and traditions every step of the way. 

The Lodges where you spend the nights, are warmed by log burning stoves, they have large double and twin rooms with private bathrooms, and even the luxury of a hot shower.  The locals love to sing and play the harp so you can join in with some dancing if you still have energy in the evening. You will be invited to share in the tradition of making an offering to the mountain spirits. A professionally trained chef provides excellent Andean meals.

We have a camping-based trek around Ausangate, a Salkantay Luxury Lodge trek to Machu Picchu, and a Luxury Inca Trail among our Peru treks.

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