Sibinacocha to Ausangate Trek

Ausangate Snow Mountain Trek
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 1

Cusco - Phinaya - Ccascana

Trip to south of Cusco towards the beautiful summits of the Ausangate.

Day 2

Ccascana - Lake Sibinacocha

We will arrive to Sibinacocha, there is the biggest lagoon inside the department of Cusco.

Day 3

Lake Sibinacocha - Condor Pass

This day we will ascend to the highest point of the trek, Condor Pass (5,200 m - 17,060 ft.).

Day 4

Condor Pass - Yanamayo

Beautiful views of the apu Ausangate and descend through lagoons of different colors.

Day 5

Yanamayo - Q'omercocha

Last day of hiking through the Ausangate, and we will ascend to the last Pass, Jampa 5 080 m (16 666 ft).

Day 6

Q'omercocha - Pacchanta - Cusco

We will enjoy the relaxing thermal waters of Pacchanta and we will return to Cusco.

  • Type: Trekking
  • Duration: 6D/5N
  • Distance: 70 km
  • Season: February to December
  • Departure: Daily
  • Group Size: 2 people

The Sibinacocha to Ausangate Trek is one of the most challenging and exciting Treks in Southern Peru, in its highest mountain region.

Ausangate is the most important mountain in the Andes of Cusco for religious reasons. It is part of a large mountain range whose peaks reach up to 6,372m (20,905 feet). The turquoise lagoons, open grasslands and forests of stone create an otherworldly environment completely detached from the modern world.

Ausangate Trek is a fantastic adventure where you will be amazed by beautiful sunsets and eternal snows. You will see needles of rocks rising up to more than five thousand meters, falling chunks of ice and glacial lagoons.

It is important that participants be in a good physical condition due to the altitude and wide variation in temperatures We recommend this less-travelled road in the company of our experienced guides.

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Day 1: Cusco - Phinaya - Ccascana

We leave early in the morning heading south of the city of Cusco, we take the route that goes to Puno, in the tour we can see different populated centers of this part of the region, natural landscapes and some lagoons such as Huacarpay and Urcos.

After an approximate 3 hour trip before reaching the city of Sicuani we will take a detour that will lead us through beautiful Andean landscapes crossing streams of crystal clear waters, picturesque roads and we will ascend to mountains where we will be able to appreciate American camelids such as vicuñas and alpacas typical of the ecological floor of Puna.

We will arrive at the small town of Phinaya, here we will have our lunch and then start with our approximate 3 hour walk to Ccascana, beautiful place surrounded by beautiful mountains and on the shores of the Ccascana lagoon, we will camp tonight in Ccascana.


  • Total distance: 10 km.
  • Estimated walking time: 3 to 4 hours.
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 150 m (16 896 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 700 m (15 419 ft)

Day 2: Ccascana - Source of Sibinacocha Lake

Early in the morning we will begin the journey to Lake Sibinacocha, our first challenge is the ascent to the Ccasccana pass at 5,000 meters (16 404 ft), then descend and cross an esplanade where we will appreciate american camelids such as alpaca, llamas and it is possible to see some vicuñas.

Continuing our tour we will arrive at the town of Yayamari that is next to the mountain of the same name, from which we can appreciate the great lake of Sibinacocha at 4 873 masl (15 987 ft).

Here we will have our lunch and a short break for later continue our walk along the shores of this beautiful and magnificent lagoon for about 3 hours, this day we will spend the night with our host, the lagoon of Sibinacocha.


  • Total distance: 16 km.
  • Estimated walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 000 m (16 404 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 873 m (15 987 ft)

Day 3: Source of Sibinacocha Lake - Condor Pass

We will continue our walk after breakfast, through the Sibinacocha valley, we will ascend to other mountains and we will walk along the shores of other small lakes, having spectacular views of the landscape of mountain ranges and the turquoise lagoons that surround us.

This trek is one of the most demanding in Cusco, in levels of demand, it is compared with Choquequirao Machu Picchu Trek 9 days.

After 3 hours of walk we will have our lunch to recover energy and continue with the next challenge that is to ascend to the Condor Pass at 5 200 masl (17 060 ft) and descend gradually 2 hours until our next camp.

  • Total distance: 13 km.
  • Estimated walking time: 5 to 6 hours.
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 200 m (17 060 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 800 m (15 748 ft)

Day 4: Condor Pass - Yanamayo

The Ausangate mountain range continues to surprise us this day, after breakfast we will begin our trek, we will cross beautiful landscapes and 3 lagoons and we will begin the ascent to the Yanacocha pass in whose skirts is the lagoon of yanacocha this lagoon has the dark color due to the minerals that are around it.

The nights on the Ausangate trek are very cold due to the height at which we are, but if you do not like the cold we have the Choquequirao Trek 4 Days, which is warm.

  • Total distance: 15 km.
  • Estimated walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 050 m (16 568 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 570 m (15 583 ft)

Day 5: Yanamayo - Q'omercocha

After a night of comforting rest, this day we start our walk, we will have as a companion route to the Ausangate mountain or Apu Ausangate (6,384 meters / 20,944 ps), which is the highest mountain in the Cusco region and the fifth mountain highest in Peru.

This day our last challenge will be to ascend to the Jampa Pass at 5,080 masl (16,666 ps) which is surrounded by other lakes and accompanied by other snowy mountains such as Qolquecruz, we will continue the trek with a gradual descent until we reach Qomercocha , where we will spend our last night

  • Total distance: 12 km.
  • Estimated walking time: 5 to 6 hours.
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 080 m (16 666 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 500 m (14 763 ft)

Day 6: Q'omercocha - Pacchanta - Cusco

This day our breakfast will not be as early as the previous ones, since it will be the last day that we will be close to the Ausangate mountain, so we will stop a bit to admire the beauty of the place and then we will continue with the descent towards the town of Pacchanta, where we will have our lunch.

People who live in Pacchanta have organized themselves and have accepted tourism as an as a source of additional income and at the same time allows them to keep their culture alive, since they still keep their traditional clothes, as well as their way of daily life between the cultivation of land, breeding of American camelids and the fabric based on alpaca fiber.

we as visitors will have the opportunity to contribute a little more if we decide to buy some fabric and take it as a souvenir of having achieved so great travel.


  • Pick-up at hotel in Cusco
  • Bus to Tinqui village
  • Professional Bilingual tour leader (two leaders for groups over 8 people)
  • Horses to carry company's equipment (meals & camping equipment)
  • Cook & meals (6 breakfasts / 6 lunches / 6 dinners)
  • Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables and chairs, kitchen tent and dinner tent)
  • First aid kit and Oxygen
  • Bus return from Tinqui to Cusco city

Not Included

  • Breakfast on first day
  • Tips for the crew (tour leader, cook and porters)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office $3 per day)
  • Horses to carry your personal items 15 kilos ($25 per day)

We recommend bringing

  • Backpack and sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Rain coat or poncho
  • Warm clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifying tables
  • Flash light and knife
  • Towel and toilet paper
  • Snacks (chocolates, candies, cookies, etc)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Extra national currency (soles)
  • Passport

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