TOUR OF AUSANGATE AND CCALLANGATE
16-DAY TREK IN PERU
12 people max.
This trek takes in two of the wildest mountain ranges in the Cusco region: Vilcanota and Ccallangate. An acclimatization trek staying with locals above Cusco, overlooking the Vilcabamba cordillera, is the prefect preparation for the subsequent Ausangate trek.
About this trip
An acclimatization trek staying with locals above Cusco, overlooking the Vilcabamba cordillera, is the prefect preparation for the subsequent Ausangate trek. This will also give you the opportunity to explore the Inca trails and ruins of Huchuy Qosqo.
After this, you will take the classic Tour of Ausangate route around the highest point in the Cusco region, a mountain with significance in Incan mythology.
The route winds around glaciers and lakes and crosses several high mountain passes of between 4,800 m (15,750 ft) and 5,000 m (16,400 ft) above sea level. You will make an attempt on the summit of Huayruro Punku (5,350 m / 17,550 ft), which is not a technical climb, to enjoy its stunning views across the eastern side of the mountain range.
Then you will trek across the less-travelled Ccallangate range as far as the beautiful Singrenacocha lake.
A varied trip combining the Inca culture, life with the locals, and the sublime beauty of the Andes.
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As a true mountain lover, he has made the area his playground and his profession, always with your happiness as his goal. He will take you off the beaten track on routes that he has designed and mapped himself. Sharing his experience and passion with you every step of the way, you can entrust yourself completely to his guidance.
Highlights of the trip
Meals at your expense.
Dinner and night with locals in a hamlet close to Huchuy Qosqo ruins (3,700 m / 12,140 ft).
You will leave the village along a track crossing the wide plain, taking you over high plateaus to the perched hamlet of Upis. After crossing the wetland valley facing Ausangate, you will reach the hot springs where you will pitch camp at the foot of the glaciers (4,400 m / 14,435 ft).
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Peru has two very distinct seasons: the dry season from May to October and the wet season from November to April.
From May to October, the weather is dry but there is a considerable temperature range, between 22ºC (72°F) in the daytime and close to 0ºC (32°F) at night at about 3,400 m (11,155 ft) above sea level
From November to April, high rainfall takes the form of showers. This does not exclude Peru as a destination as it is not a monsoon climate.
Your personal belongings will be transported each day by porters, mules or llamas.
We recommend that you pack your trekking gear in duffle bags, which are easier to carry or to fix on to the mules.
Vos affaires personnelles seront acheminées quotidiennement par des hommes et des mules sur les parties autorisées.
Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.
Alternating current 220 V, 50 Hz, generally speaking! It’s best to bring your own adaptors.
Meals taken in the towns and during international flights are at your expense.
During the trek, you will eat breakfast and dinner in the camp and have picnic lunches.
If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know when you book.
During the trek, you will sleep in tents. To ensure your comfort, we plan a 3-man tent for two people. We recommend you bring your own mat and sleeping bag.
Hotel accommodation in Cusco and Lima, a basic B&B in Mandor.
Health and vaccines
No compulsory vaccines.
However, vaccination against yellow fever becomes compulsory if you have previously stayed in or transited through a country in an endemic zone.
Make sure you are up to date with your standard vaccinations.
As a preventive measure, provide personal protection against mosquito bites (repellent, loose-fitting clothing).
We advise you to use mosquito repellent.
We recommend that you have a check-up with your dentist before you leave.
For this trip, Watse offers the SOS MAM service supplied by IFREMMONT, which consists of using a satellite phone in the event of any problem to contact a French doctor specialised in altitude and remote environments. Your guide is also specially trained by IFREMMONT to deal with these situations. Your guide is the local medical correspondent for these doctors.
We will ask you to create an online medical record (http://www.teleconsultationsosmam.com), which you can also use on an everyday basis to take charge of your health. We will provide you with a code to link your file to your trip. This will give you the possibility of booking an online consultation with these mountain medicine specialists before leaving, at a cost of €46 (not reimbursed by social security).
This service offers a genuine advantage in terms of preventing the risks associated with altitude and remote areas.
Supervised by a qualified French mountain leader and a local Peruvian team.
This team varies each day depending on the schedule but there will be a local, French-speaking guide with you every day.
Formalities and Visa
For French, Belgian, Luxembourg and Swiss nationals:
• A valid passport
• When you arrive in Peru, you will be given an Andean Migration Card (TAM) which you must show when you leave the country. Make sure you don’t lose it.
• You can report your presence in Peru for the length of your stay by registering at the French (or other relevant) embassy in Peru: https://pe.ambafrance.org/Formalites-d-entree-au-Perou
As these formalities may change, please check details with the country’s consular authorities. Each individual traveller is responsible for complying with the entry requirements of the countries they visit. Watse cannot be held responsible for any changes in formalities.
BUDGET, CURRENCY AND TIPS
The currency of Peru is the Peruvian sol (PEN).
In October 2017, the exchange rate was €1 = PEN 3.8
Cash: you can travel to Peru with both euros and dollars. Currency exchange can be carried out in exchange offices, banks or even hotels.
– Meal in a touristy restaurant: PEN 30
Ask us for a registration form
- By phone: +33 (0)665 932929
- Or email: email@example.com
Send us your registration along with a copy of your passport, your details (postal address, phone numbers and email address) and a deposit of 30% of the cost of the trip.
Also, if you wish to take out a Comfort or Comfort Multi-risk cancellation insurance policy, this must be paid at the same time as the deposit when you register. You can consult the insurance contracts on our website.
On the internet:
Book your stay directly on our website: on the page for the trip by selecting your date and insurance options.
PLEASE NOTE: Airfares will be maintained until 3 months before departure and may be readjusted if necessary if you are booking less than 3 months before.
Insurance and assistance
We strongly advise you to take out insurance for the duration of the trip.
We offer two tailored insurance policies: Comfort Cancellation and Comfort Multi-risk to be taken out when you register for the trip.
Details of this insurance cover can be provided on request or can be viewed by clicking here.
There are other insurance options available, such as Mondial Assistance, your own insurance company or the Club Alpin Français. You should check that they cover trekking.
Make sure that your insurance covers all medical costs in the event of an accident.
It is essential that you check and ensure that you have insurance cover for mountain rescue costs. If this is the case, you must provide us with the following information prior to your departure on the trek:
A certificate from the insurance company stating that mountain rescue costs are covered.
The contract number and telephone number of the assistance centre.
Be aware of the restrictive clauses contained in certain insurance policies (particularly those linked to bank cards such as Visa Premier, Gold or others), for example mountain insurance restricted to snow activities and altitude sickness not recognised as an illness requiring repatriation, resulting in refusal to repatriate.
Please check the actual content of your insurance and make the necessary arrangements where required.
TOUR OF AUSANGATE AND CCALLANGATE
Added benefits from Watse
TWO GUIDES FOR A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE
Throughout your trip, you will be accompanied by a qualified French mountain leader and a local guide with regional expertise.
DISCOVERING THE LOCAL CULTURE
During this trip to Peru, you will have the opportunity to spend time with the locals in the hamlets you visit. You will also discover some truly stunning yet rarely visited Inca sites.
TRANSFERS BY PRIVATE VEHICLE
During the trip, all transfers between the accommodation and the start of the day’s hike will be made by private vehicle to ensure maximum freedom and avoid any inconveniences.
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