Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarka – Hanchi Pacha (4180m) – K’airahuiri Alto (4700m)
At around 07:00am will be picked up at your hotel to begin the excursión. We head south, passing the town of Urcos on the road to Puno, after about 2 hours on a unpaved road, we will arrive in Checacupe district with its imposing Inka bridge and a colonial bridge that dates from the XII century, at this point we will ascending the Pitumarca Valley. In Pitumarca we can buy some basic refreshments,then continue to Hanchi Pata village, travelling for about one hour more, through beautiful landscapes.
After approximately 4 hours we arrive at our destination, the slopes of the snow-capped mountain Ausangate (Hanchipata). After enjoying our lunch and a short briefing, we will continue another 30 minutes, will pass locals from this área and herds of camelids, and at the control point in K´airahuiri Alto (4700m), we will have our campsite.
Night camping (lunch and dinner)
Day 2 – K’ariahuiri Alto 4700m –– Vinicunca 5000m – Hanchipacha – Cusco
After an early breakfast, at around 6am we begin the ascent of the mountain 0f 7 colours (5200masl, know as Vinicunca Mountain or the Rainbow Mountain), Along the way we will have the opportunity to see the snow-capped, the imposing Ausangate, and explore the extensives grasslands that the coloured mountain offers for about 2 hours. Towards Vinicunca Pass, we gain altitude at the top of the pass. Finally you will see the amazing Vinicunca. Once we are at the top we we have plenty of time to take photos and explore the área Then return to our camp will take approximately 1 hour where our lunch will be waiting for us. After lunch we will walk for about 1.30 hours to get to Hanchipata where our vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to Cusco, arriving at around 18:00hrs. Transfer to your respective hotels.
- Accomodation at camp site (double tents – 2 people per tent)
- Sleeping mat
- 02 Lunches, 01 breakfast, 01 dinner
- Professional guide
- Oxygen tank and first aid kit
- Transport to/from your hotel in Cusco
- Entrance to Vinicunca
- Full camping kit
- Cook and assistant
- Cold boiled water or hot water with breakfast, lunch or dinner
Does not included:
- Payment of S/1.00 to use local toilettes (cooperation with the services of the community)
- Breakfast on 1st day
You should arrive in Cusco 1 day before the walk in order to acclimatise to the altitude, or more if you can.
You should bring:
- Bottle os water
- Warm clothes, warm wateproof jacket, rain poncho
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Personal items
- Sleeping bag
Price per person US$248.00 ( Minimun two people)