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Trip Type Walking & Trekking
Difficulty Level Challenging/Tough
Group Size 2-8 people
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Trip Overview

The untamed beauty and infinite vastness of Ausangate Trek to Sibinacocha Lake  6 days, go unmatched by almost any other place on earth. Massive glaciers, epic treks, breathtaking natural vistas and unique wildlife make this region a must-experience destination for an adventurous traveler.

Spanning Andean mountains, it would be a challenging feat to see everything Ausangate (6.372m/20900ft) has to offer in one go. You have to make the journey to Patagonia at least once in your lifetime. Perhaps it is the mystique and adventure of a wild and unpredictable place. Ausangate’s undeniable beauty and allure lie in a landscape delivered on a large scale. Barren yet beautiful, environmentally delicate but unforgiving.

This amazing Ausangate Sibinacocha trek takes you over mountain passes, awesome mountain scenery, remote Andean villages, hot springs, and turquoise lakes. Besides, the Ausangate to Laguna Sibinacocha Hike is an off-beaten route and a perfect trek for those who prefer going off the beaten path.

INCLUDED

INCLUDED IN THE AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS

  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our horses. The meeting will be day before the trip begins.
  • Transportation: All your transportation is included in this package. We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the starting point of the trek. Once you complete the tour, we will take you back to the door of your hotel.
  • Qualified guides: Our guides have dominion of English and Spanish, professional education and official certification. They will explain to you about the history, culture and environment along the trail, as well as lead the group in ancestral rituals and ceremonies. They’ll also take care of your safety, health and comfort during the trip so you can enjoy the trek worry-free.
  • Porters and horsemen: They will be in charge of preparing and transferring the duffle bags of all our passengers.
  • Emergency horse: All our alternative routes include an extra horse if any of our passengers cannot continue the tour on foot.
  • Equipment: Andean Great Treks uses the best equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Every two people will share Salewa tents with a capacity for four people. Also, you’ll have a spacious dining tent where you can enjoy your food problem-free.
  • Camping equipment: We have tents for cooking and eating, as well as tables, chairs and complete kitchen equipment. All of this is transported by horses.
  • 1 duffle bag: There, you can carry your personal belongings (including your sleeping bad) up to a maximum weight of 7 kg / 15 lbs.
  • Pack mules: Our pack mules will transport all camping equipment, as well as your personal luggage in the canvas bag.
  • Food: Our chef prepares the best dishes in the middle of the mountain. Our passengers love our food! We respect all diets, so let us know if you have any particular restrictions on your reservation form and remind your guide during the briefing. You will enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner, in addition to hot drinks and snacks. Every morning we will give you your snack so you can enjoy it during the walk.
  • Water: Andean Great Treks will provide you with all the water you need. The water is boiled, filtered, and cooled. You must bring your water bottles or camelback. We recommend a capacity of 3 liters. You’ll be able to fill your bottles during each meal.
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 4 dinners. Special menus such as vegetarian or vegan meals are available without additional costs.
  • Morning tea: Every morning in our campsites, you’ll enjoy a cup of hot coca tea as soon as you wake up. It will be an excellent way to start the day.
  • Tea time: In our campsites, we’ll serve you popcorn, cookies, coffee, chocolate, tea, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you won’t have to wait until dinner to fill your stomach.
  • Snacks (Days 1, 2, 3,4 & 5): We’ll offer you delicious snacks in a cloth bag: local fruits, cookies, chocolates, candy, etc.
  • 1 cloth bag: As we’ve already mentioned, we’ll give you a cloth bag to carry your snacks. In this way, we avoid using plastic bags, which contaminate our environment.
  • First aid: All Andean Great Treks guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, traveler’s diarrhea, cuts, scrapes.) and oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.
  • Entrance Tickets: To visit Ausangate Ciruit and Rainbow Mountains
  • Oxygen bottle

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Trekking poles
  • Lunch and Dinner on the last day
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our team: Keep in mind that our personnel receive payment for their services, so feel free to give tips or not.
  • Additional costs: There could be additional expenses, delays or modifications of the itinerary that are outside of the responsibility of the agency, such as: bag weather conditions, security or health problems, changes in government policies, political instability, strikes, etc.

Trip Highlights

Breathtaking Scenery

  • Ausangate is home to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders on earth. A must visit is Sibinacocha Lake. Top to bottom, you’ll see a glorious storyline of mountains, including a large portion of the Andes buried under centuries of ice and snow, as well as, glaciers, glacial lakes, and lush andean valleys.

Surround Yourself with Nature

  • Get outside! Here in Ausangate trek to Sibinacocha Lake, In these areas, you can marvel at some of the world’s most incredible glaciers, mountains, lakes, hot springs and more. Travelers love exploring the region on foot, allowing for a completely immersive experience in nature.

Disconnect in a Remote Outdoor Paradise

  • What we love most about Ausangate Trek is its undeniable sense of remoteness. When you are exploring Ausangate, it is just you and nature. You can hear the birds chirp and the wind howl. The air is fresh and free of pollution. It’s truly an opportunity to be alone in the midst of wild nature.

Spot Unique Wildlife

  • Ausangate  is full of animals freely roaming the valleys, mountains and forests. Watch carefully and stay attentive for signs, such as footprints or noises, that may indicate an animal is near. Animals to watch out for include wild vicuñas, foxes, deers, condors, vizcachas. If you are really lucky, you may also spot one of the region’s elusive pumas. Always remember to keep a safe distance from wildlife. Also do not feed, touch or disturb any animal.

Sleep Underneath the Stars

  • Take advantage of the remoteness by admiring Ausangate’s glistening night sky. Whether it is at a campsite or from the skylight in your different base camps, this region is perfect for stargazing lovers.

Activities

This 6 days Ausangate Trek to Sibinacocha lake  is at the beginning of the Vilcanota mountain range and traverses past the highest peak (Ausangate 6,385 m/20,948 ft) in the Cusco region. This adventurous trek is approximately 75 km/46 mi and goes up to 5,400 m/17,716 ft. It is moderate to challenging, not technical, with several high passes and often freezing cold nights. This beautiful six-day trek starts at the small Andean village of Pacchanta and takes you around Ausangate mountain and over three high passes (two of them over 5,000 m/16,404 ft).

It is essential to be properly acclimatized for this hike, spending at least two or three days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before starting. The campsites are at high elevations and therefore will be quite cold in the evenings. Minimum passengers necessary for trek departure: 2 people (1 person or private/custom treks possible with extra fee).

Accommodations

High Mountain Camping Tents: 05 nights
On our Ausangate trekking adventures, we use the best outdoor trekking gear. Our camping tents have the best technology to withstand the harshest climates in the Andes. They are Tents that have a capacity for three people, but are only used by 2 people. For your comfort, an inflatable mattress and additional blankets are provided to insulate you from the cold. Because it is always different to experience the true spirit of Trekking, our company maintains that idea of not using Lodges or huts as other companies do.

Itinerary

Level Challenging/Tough
Max Elevation 4800 m
Hiking Distance 10 km
Approximate walking time 4 hrs

This epic 6-day Ausangate trek and Lake Sibinacocha hike begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Cusco at 5 in the morning. On the way we pass through Urcos, where we may spot a beautiful lagoon with the same name, continue on to Cattca, an agricultural and cattle raising community where we can appreciate the region’s spectacular views, Ocongate, enjoying impressive views of Mount Ausangate, after  3 hours  you will arrive to the Community of Yanacancha, where our expert cook will prepare a delicious Andean breakfast.

Once our energies are recharged with a good breakfast, we begin the walk to the first attraction of this beautiful route, we will descend to the Singrenacocha lagoon, which is one of the most beautiful turquoise lagoons in Peru, you will be able to visit the most beautiful spaces of the Ausangate mountain range, and take the most memorable photos. At noon we are back to the starting point where we have lunch.

Then we go in our transport to the community of Pacchanta where we meet our muleteers, who will accompany us on this epic expedition to the Ausangate Trek.

Today we will make a short 1-hour walk to the site of our overnight next to the thermal baths of the Pacchanta community. Our campsite will be set in a spectacular spot with amazing views of Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Maria Huamantiqlla, Pucapunta and Colquecruz snow-capped mountains.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Level Challenging/Tough
Max Elevation 5060 m
Hiking Distance 15 km
Approximate walking time 8 hrs

After a good night’s rest, we begin the day with a slight climb up the Pacchanta valley in the company of llamas and alpacas that casually graze on the slopes around us, until we reach the Ninaparayoc lagoon where we will stop for lunch. This is a spectacular place with incredible views of the main snowy peaks that surround us: Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Maria Huamantiqlla, Pucapunta and Colquecruz. See if you can name them all!

After lunch, we will hike for about 3 hours to the first mountain pass of our trek, the Abra de Q’ampa (also called Jampa), at an impressive (literally!) 5060m/16,601ft. With our batteries charged and spirits replenished, All the way up you will have a breathtaking view of the Qomercocha and Alcacocha lakes, one is emerald color while the other one is bluish. Before reaching the campsite you will arrive to an overlook from where you will see all mountains and the 2 before mentioned lakes in all their splendor.

Today, our trip in the Ausangate trek region will be tiring but enchanting at the same time, before having a good time sharing stories with your guide, while you taste hot chocolate, teas, cookies, popcorn and a delicious Andean buffet dinner.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Minimum temperature: -5 C°

Level Challenging/Tough
Max Elevation 4710 m
Hiking Distance 10 km
Approximate walking time 5 hrs

After a nutritious breakfast in the domains of the Ausangate trek, you will get ready for another day full of mountainous and geological landscapes straight out of a fairy tale. Our morning begins with a gradual climb up Yanaqocha (“black lake” in Quechua), whose dark color gives it its name. Dark red and black volcanic soils color our journey, while moraines reveal the geological history of this region: glaciers once covered these slopes! We enter a beautiful valley that boasts an explosion of colorful mountains, three beautiful lagoons, and a handful of fuzzy llamas and alpacas. After taking unforgettable photos of you and your loved ones, you will descend for 2 hours and 30 minutes to the Ausangate Valley, where our expert cook will be waiting for you with a delicious buffet lunch.

After the lunch, you will ascend for 2 hours the next mountain pass (5100m / 16,732ft) and then continue to Quillita, from where you can see the Huayna Ausangate, the Ausangate and 2 other snowy peaks like 4 sentinels; You can also see the Condor pass and the reddish mountain of Chilca. Then you will hike 1 hour and 30 minutes on a relatively flat surface to the third Ausangate base camp.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Minimum temperature: -5 C°

 

Level Challenging/Tough
Max Elevation 5220 m
Hiking Distance 16 km
Approximate walking time 8 hrs

Today will be one of our hardest days, but also one of the most beautiful. After having your gratifying breakfast, you will hike uphill for three hours, to the Condor mountain pass (5221 m / 17,129 ft), which is the highest point of the Ausangate hike. As we reach our first milestone of the day, we are rewarded with spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range and maybe even some wild vicuñas Upon arrival at the mountain pass, we will provide you with hot coca tea or coffee and a sandwich to recharge your batteries and thus better enjoy the fantastic ring of snow-capped peaks in the Ausangate region.

Glacier-fed Lake Sibinacocha, our next destination, looms in the distance. It’s three hours from here to Sibinacocha, and we’ll cross another mountain pass and a valley before we get there. We will camp next to the dark blue waters of the lagoon, not far from its glacial source. This is an area rich in biodiversity and with luck we will see many huallatas or Andean geese, coots and ducks as they visit the waters near our camp.

Then, you will hike for three hours to the Mormorani hamlet, where we will spend the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Minimum temperature: -5 C°

Level Challenging/Tough
Max Elevation 5000 m
Hiking Distance 15 km
Approximate walking time 6 hrs

You leave behind the Ausangate trek and get in the domains of the Sibinacocha lake hike. After breakfast you will hike parallel to the lake Sibinacocha for about 4 hours. Within this section you will observe countless Andean birds such as: The Andean ibis, the Andean goose, seagulls, Andean flamingos and wild ducks to mention a few of them.

The Sibinacocha lagoon is an impressive blue-green lake, considered a tropical paradise due to its spectacular landscape, since it is surrounded by immense mountains and snow-capped peaks such as (snowy Janapapunta, snow-capped mountain Apucuchu, Misti Chumpe and Q’elca). This lagoon of glacial origin has a very large extension, covering an area of 25 kilometers and a height of 150 meters at its deepest point.

Today’s buffet lunch will be in the open air while you enjoy the amazing views of the Vilcanota snowy peaks. From our lakeside camp, we start hiking along the shores of Lake Sibinacocha until we reach Yayamari, located below the rocky mountain of the same name.

From here we cross the pampas where we are likely to see hundreds of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas (if we are lucky!) until we reach the Abra Ccascana (5040m/16,535ft). Surrounded by snow-capped peaks such as Montura and Chumpi, we arrive at the Ccascana lagoon, where we will camp for the night.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Minimum temperature: -5 C°

Level Leisurely/Moderate
Max Elevation 4900 m
Hiking Distance 7 km
Approximate walking time 3 hrs

Today we say goodbye to this great adventure through the mountains of Peru, after having experienced one of the toughest treks in the world, we get ready to leave the high mountains, we will make a short walk to the town of Phinaya, where we say goodbye to our muleteers, with whom you shared pleasant moments, if you are condescending with their work they have done for you, you can give them some tips.
Our transport will pick us up at 10:00 am, then we will leave in the direction of the city of Cusco, the approximate driving time by car is approximately 6 hours. We will have lunch in the middle of the route, in the town of Cusipata. Finally, you will arrive at your hotel in Cusco at approximately 5:00 p.m.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast, Lunch

PACKING LIST

AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS warm jackets
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Hydration bladder
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS wool socks
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS camera
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS scarf
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS first aid kit
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS hiking shoes
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Dry bags
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Trekking Poles
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS sun cream
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Snack
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS sun hat
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS bathing suite
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS rain coat
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Sandals
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS insect repellent
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Passport
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Down Jackets
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS toilet paper
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS daypack
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Wool cap
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS head lamp
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS gloves
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS sun glasses
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS cap
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS extra cash
AUSANGATE TREK TO SIBINACOCHA LAKE 6 DAYS Trekking pants

ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION

ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION

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BEST SEASON TO TRAVEL

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.

JANUARY
Warm - Heavy Rain 15 °C / 5 °C
FEBUARY
Warm - Heavy Rain 15 °C / 4 °C
MARCH
Warm - Light Rain 15 °C / 4 °C
APRIL
Hot - Warm 15 °C / 3 °C
MAY
Hot 14 °C / 0 °C
JUNE
Hot 20 °C / -5 °C
JULY
Hot 14 °C / -3 °C
AUGUST
Hot 14°C / -1 °C
SEPTEMBER
Hot 15 °C / 3 °C
OCTOBER
Hot - Warm 16 °C / 3 °C
NOVEMBER
Hot - Warm 16 °C / 4 °C
DECEMBER
Warm - Light Rain 16 °C / 5 °C

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

APR 2022 - DEC 2023 Price from
$ 599 USD Per Person $ 645 USD
Note

To book this tour, a minimum of $ 100 USD per person is required, the remaining balance will be paid upon arrival in Peru, at the Cusco office.

Any other additional information, please coordinate with your travel agent.

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What to expect from our

Treks in Peru

Nothing gets you closer to a country than walking through it, and we’ve got trips to suit walkers of all levels and interests.

How fit do I need to be?

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All our Walking trips are graded from ‘Easy’ through to ‘Challenging to Tough’. On our online trip itineraries you’ll find a chart showing the daily walk distances, timings and information on the route including the terrain, altitude. Generally, no specific training is needed but you might feel more comfortable if you’ve got out walking a few times in the lead-up to your trip.

What will the group be like?

 Andean Great Treks

As with all our trips, every group is different but the ‘average’ group consists of roughly half couples and half solo travellers – all sharing a passion for exploring the world on foot. You’ll always have someone to keep you company along the route, but you don’t always have to walk together. Wherever possible your Andean Great Treks leader will allow everyone to walk at their own pace, regrouping regularly along the route.

Will I need to walk every day?

 Andean Great Treks

Mostly of our hikes in the mountains in Peru and Cusco like the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Ausangate Trek, Lares Trek, Ancascocha Trek, Salkantay Trek , involves an average of walking hours of 7-8 hours per day, this timing includes stops for taking photos, lunch, breaks for recovery the energy, and the most important we adapt to your walking pace. This relaxed style of trip involves to know all the attractions in greater depth.

What about the logistics?

 Andean Great Treks

On nearly all our Walking trips, porters or mules will carry all the camping equimpent, so your main luggage will be transported for you. We recommend walk with a light rucksack, you will carry water, snacks, a camera, a small first aid kit and any extra clothing or sun protection. On more remote or challenging treks, additional guides are there to assist the leader tour guide and provide support to the group.

ANDEAN TREKS FAQS

HOW MANY DAYS OF ACCLIMATIZATION DO YOU RECOMMEND BEFORE STARTING A PROGRAM?

The acclimatization period is very important for our travelers to enjoy the experience. We suggest a minimum of 3 or 4 days of the previous stay in Cusco city, the Sacred Valley of the Incas or Machu Picchu. We recommend you check the acclimation programs we have prepared for you on our website.

WHAT ARE THE ALTITUDES IN THE CAMPING SITES ?

The average height of our camps in the trekking circuits is 3,500 masl. In fact, one of the circuits where you sleep at the highest altitude is the Ausangate Trek, where you will have days to set up the tents at a height of 4,300 meters. Remember that Peru has snowy peaks that reach up to 6,700 masl.

HOW CAN ALTITUDE AFFECT ME?

From 3,000 meters above sea level, the symptoms of “altitude sickness” vary according to each person, and may even not occur. However, among the most common are a headache, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite and insomnia. Therefore, upon arriving in the city of Cusco, located at 3,400 meters above sea level, we recommend our travelers to take a good rest, drink plenty of water, eat light meals and take slower walking. Also, it is necessary to avoid alcoholic beverages and cigarettes. The symptoms can be alleviated with high mountain medicines such as DIAMOX or similar products, but we suggest you consult with your doctor before the trip.

DO I HAVE TO CARRY MY OWN LUGGAGE?

While on the trail, hikers will need to carry a daypack (camera equipment, water bottle, extra layers, rain gear, and other accessories you might need on the trail.) Horses and llamas will carry your duffle bag to the next camping site.

WHAT ARE THE SECURITY MEASURES IN THE TRAIL?

The company makes the greatest efforts to provide a safe and unforgettable experience, for this reason, the trekking guides are constantly communicated with the central office through satellite phones, ensuring the welfare of each passenger. Our guides are trained in rescue techniques and first aid in emergency outdoor, these courses are developed annually and have the standards of the wilderness first respond. At all times we have oxygen and first aid equipment. In case of any eventuality a medical director will answer our questions 24 hours a day. In addition to the animals who carry the luggage we have horses to help walkers tired or eager to ride. We recommend getting a travel insurance.

 ANDEAN GREAT TREKS TOURS DIFFERENCE

ANDEAN GREAT TREKS TOURS DIFFERENCE

UNRIVALLED KNOWLEDGE & EXPERIENCE

Every Andean Great Treks  holiday has been thoughtfully planned and crafted by our specialists. They draw on their own extensive travel experience and the guidance and expertise of our local partners to create superb holidays. Our specialists are committed to making every aspect smooth and enjoyable; they genuinely want to ensure that the holidays they create leave you with wonderful lasting memories.

AMAZING TOURS & AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCES

Every Andean Great Treks traveller is accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you will be immersed in Historic cities, ancient ruins and unfamiliar landscapes are all brought to life by our carefully selected local guides. They want to share their expertise and help you make your own discoveries too; their sole mission is to ensure you enjoy every moment.

FLEXIBILITY & CHOICE

Giving you the freedom to make your holiday even more memorable. We know how much our customers look forward to their holiday and we pride ourselves on the choice and flexibility that we offer to enhance every aspect of your experience. Whether it’s getting to the airport, upgrading your room or booking an additional excursion, we can help.

GUIDED BY THE LOCAL GUIDES, TRUE EXPERTS!

GUIDED BY THE LOCAL GUIDES, TRUE EXPERTS!

Our guides are the stars of the show; it is their unrivalled knowledge, passion and expertise that will transform your tour experience from good to truly extraordinary!

Because the have grown up in the area and know it like the back of their hand, so they can help you experience whichever aspects most interest you. They’re passionate about sharing their corner of the world with you, and as you explore together, they’ll open your eyes to the intricate details, provide background to enhance your understanding of what you’re seeing, and share stories that will bring everything to life.

ALL OF OUR NATIONAL TOUR GUIDES…

  • Have at least five years guiding experience
  • Are fluent in English
  • Are born and raised in Cusco, Lima, Manu Jungle, Puno
  • Go through rigorous and ongoing training programmes
  • Are at your service 24 hours a day

OUR TRAVELS SHAPE YOURS

OUR TRAVELS SHAPE YOURS

“Your inspiration for a trip can be a single word or a highly evolved outline, but it’s the conversations we have that help us understand the experience you’re looking for. Meanwhile, I’m looking back on the time I spent at the destination.

‘The great thing about working with a specialist at Andean Great Treks is how they take your  complete jumble of ideas and turn them into  something absolutely spectacular.’

As you begin to share your ideas with your specialist, it will connect them immediately back to a time in their own travels. Conjuring a picture of the ­rest time they made that same discovery, reminding them how it felt.

Your specialist understands that, when the journey is right, it has the power to excite your emotions in the most profound ways after all, that was the effect on them.

They carry a treasure box of moments, captured over many  journeys, into every suggestion they’ll share with you, as  they ask you how you want to feel on your trip.

MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES, REAL CONNECTIONS

MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES,  REAL CONNECTIONS

 EXPERIENCES THAT CALL TO YOU

It’s what you do in a destination that helps bring it to life. It’s why we strive to choose experiences that help you connect to a place, absorbing a little of its complex character. Wherever your passions lie, we’ll recommend experiences that speak to you, and we’ll recommend the guide or local expert who’s most qualifi­ed to help you explore. Packing your holiday full of special experiences means some early starts and long days, but you can be sure that you’ll return home with many incredible memories! Read our Tours and check the Physical Ratings to see if the pace and activity levels are right for you.

STAYS WITH DIFFERENCE

We know that where you stay is a cherished part of your travels. So, we go to great lengths to ­find places to stay that exceed expectations, or go above and beyond the ordinary, whether in their character, hospitality, or location. Over the years, we’ve discovered the very best properties, trying and testing them, so we can choose the right one for you. We’ve nourished long-standing relationships with these establishments and the people who founded them, and we’ve stayed there many times often, we’ll even know which rooms have the best views (and reserve them for you).

TRAVELLING THE RIGHT WAY

TRAVELLING THE RIGHT WAY

Our style of travel — authentic, thoughtful, and focused on building meaningful connections to the people and places you visit — is inherently respectful and considerate of the destinations we love. We design each aspect of your trip exactly as you want it, which includes its sustainability. That might mean choosing a train journey instead of a flight, staying at eco-friendly wildlife lodges, or opting for experiences that give back to the communities you’re visiting. The choice is yours.

Responsible travel has always been at the heart of what we do. First and foremost, because it gives you the best experience, but, also because it helps to preserve the communities and landscapes you visit. This isn’t new for us we collaborated with local communities and outside experts so we can grow to be better ambassadors.

The most authentic and interesting experiences often directly benefit the local people. We prefer to buy local products that are produced in the organic farms of the Sacred Valley, we also have alliances with local artisan organizations who provide us with souvenir items for our clients, your money directly benefits the local economy.

Our style of travel — authentic, thoughtful, and focused on building meaningful connections to the people and places you visit — is inherently respectful and considerate of the destinations we love. We design each aspect of your trip exactly as you want it, which includes its sustainability. That might mean choosing a train journey instead of a flight, staying at eco-friendly wildlife lodges, or opting for experiences that give back to the communities you’re visiting. The choice is yours.

Responsible travel has always been at the heart of what we do. First and foremost, because it gives you the best experience, but, also because it helps to preserve the communities and landscapes you visit. This isn’t new for us we collaborated with local communities and outside experts so we can grow to be better ambassadors.

The most authentic and interesting experiences often directly benefit the local people. We prefer to buy local products that are produced in the organic farms of the Sacred Valley, we also have alliances with local artisan organizations who provide us with souvenir items for our clients, your money directly benefits the local economy.

WE EXPLORE WITHOUT AFFECTING THE ECOSYSTEM

WE EXPLORE WITHOUT AFFECTING THE ECOSYSTEM

We want travel to change us, and not the World

‘There’s a saying: we don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. When we show you our country, this philosophy guides everything we do. It’s our responsibility to preserve the environment and wildlife, and support communities. That means using slower modes of transport, like cycling, employing local people, and working with communities who’ll benefit directly from your visit. This also gives you the best, most authentic impression of the places we want to share with you.

We prefer to buy local products in ecological bags, to avoid the use of plastic bags, likewise we teach the use of soaps and ecological products in each tour that we organize. We also work on reforestation projects with local communities who take care of landscape resources such as communal reserves, national parks.

We want travel to change us, and not the World

‘There’s a saying: we don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. When we show you our country, this philosophy guides everything we do. It’s our responsibility to preserve the environment and wildlife, and support communities. That means using slower modes of transport, like cycling, employing local people, and working with communities who’ll benefit directly from your visit. This also gives you the best, most authentic impression of the places we want to share with you.

We prefer to buy local products in ecological bags, to avoid the use of plastic bags, likewise we teach the use of soaps and ecological products in each tour that we organize. We also work on reforestation projects with local communities who take care of landscape resources such as communal reserves, national parks.

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