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  • The Vilcanota Range is located 60 miles in a remote area southeast of Cusco and includes beautiful turquoise lakes, glaciers and the massive snow-covered peaks of Ausangate (over 20,000 ft). The Vilcanota circuit is a challenging trek which includes four high passes over 15,500 ft. This is also an excellent trek for viewing Andean wildlife. Look for the Condor and Huallata (Andean Goose), the elegant Vicuña and the mountain Viscacha. This is also sacred land and home to some of the most expressive religious festivals Peru like the festival of Qoylloriti, held during the last week of May. It is a magnificent illustration of the unique mixture of Catholicism and Andean religion found indigenous to Peru.

Itinerary at a Glance

Days Destinations The Experience
Day 1 Cusco (3,350m/10,990ft) – Tinki (3,800m/12,400ft) – Upis (4,400m/14,400) Walking distance: 10km/7miles L, D included Catch stunning views of the Sacred Ausangate Peak
Day 2 Ausangate Qocha Lake Walking distance: 10km/7miles B, L, D included Pass through the green lake of Puqa Q’ocha until we reach the turquoise Lake Jatun Puqa Q’ocha and Ausangate Q’ocha who is fed from the melting snow of Ausangate
Day 3 Trek to Jampa Walking distance: 12km/8miles B, L, D included We can enjoy views of the snowcapped Tres Picos and Puca Punta them continue through the broad green valley of Pampa Jutunpata
Day 4 Trek to Pacchanta Walking distance: 10km/7miles B, L, D included Enjoy the hot springs where we can soak and relax our bodies
Day 5 Trek to Tinki and private bus to Cusco Walking distance: 7km/5miles L, D included Explore the Ancestral Andean village

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