In this Vilcanota range you can hike at heights above 5000 m and have fabulous panoramic views at cristaline lakes and nearby mountains.You can see the tipical 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 altitud during 3 days before starting the hike.
We started the trip by bus at 06:00 am to make some stops on the route, passing through typical villages sympathetic to the mountains, on the heights of Urcos the scenery is spectacular, you can see all the Cordillera Vilcanota. Then we arrived at the Ocongate population, large population of great historical significance (Lord of Qoyllorrity) and after 30 minutes we reached the town of Tinky located at 3850 meters above sea level, reaching our first camp where we spend the night. This is the place where we will start our trek. (Lunch and dinner).
After breakfast, we will start the trek towards the mountain crossing, at 4,500. m.a.s.l., in order to continue through the outskirts of the snow peak Ausangate towards the camping-site of upis. Along the way we will witness lagoons of a variety of colors, as well as grazing llamas and alpacas.
The next day, after having breakfast, we will prepare to start the trek towards pacchanta. The way is quite clear, with a continuous and moderate slope. The trek takes five hours, in front of a group of mountains, with a really marvelous scenery. The camping site is very close to the glacier, giving it a special location and nice view to take some pictures. Optionally, you may have a bath in the thermal waters close to the camping site.
On the fourth day we will walk approximately for three hours to the village of Tinki. We will have lunch, and then take the return bus to Cusco.
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Note: During the walk you must load the sleeping bags, mattresses and personal items (eg backpack).