Sacred Mountain Ausangate in Peru

by Pablo Gutierrez
(Santa Barbara CA. US)

Colorfull mountain range at Ausangate, Peru

Colorfull mountain range at Ausangate, Peru

Myself and a small group of hikers had a fantastic adventure, 5 days out off the beaten path experience in the mountains of the Vilcanota range south of Cusco in Peru.


The trail is locally known as the Camino del Apu Ausangate. Every day it was like being in a new film. The scenario changed so much, from extensive pastures dotted with thousands of Llamas and Alpacas, to incredible colorful mountains, passing by Glaciers and lakes.

The hike itself was moderate, despite the altitude. We started at some 13.500 ft, and went through a 16,500 pass, stayed in Tambos, or Andean lodges, these were very comfortable and the food was superb.

The local community provides all the services, and Llamas carry your personal gear. Orlando our host was a gracious, president of the community. He greeted us the first day with his harp and accompanied us in our trek.

We had the opportunity to meet with the Andean shepherds, and learned the myths and tradition of their communities, we also participated in a weaving demonstration , by the ladies from Osefina, a neighboring community.

Kimberly, a fellow hiker, was able to photograph a wild Vicuña. and I was close to tears from emotion as we passed the Yauricunca pass. for more information you can visit the Andean Lodges website.


Yours

Pablo Gutierrez

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Yes, I want to go there.
by: Paroshep

Thanks for the evocative report.

How can we get there
by: Martin Rogers

Is there a easy way of connecting with the comunity that run this trek, We are a family and will love to be able to make contact with them..

Yours

Martin Rogers

The best trek EVER!!!
by: S.Ashley

I went on this trek in April of 2014. I can't say enough about it! It is extraordinary. The scenery is superb. The guides are unbelievably knowledgeable. The lodges are comfortable and the food is first rate and nourishing. If you get the opportunity, go. You won't regret it ever. I hope to go again. By the way, I am a senior citizen, so don't count yourselves out!!!

Excellent!
by: Anonymous

The sacred mountain in ausangate is one of the places you must visit before you die. I got an incredible opportunity to explore the sacred mountain in ausangate. It was an amazing experice that I will never forget.

mountain
by: Anonymous

A new off-road is really a large landform of which extends previously mentioned the encircling land within a restricted place, typically such as some sort of peak. A new off-road is normally more challenging when compared to a hillside. Hills are generally formed via tectonic aids or perhaps volcanism.

How to get there
by: Anonymous

you can get there by contacting the Andean Lodges crew, i left you here the link to their contact information and you can also explore this webpage.

PS they are the only ones who can operate this trekking route.

http://andeanlodges.com/contact-us/

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