Route: Ausangate Circuit (Peru)
Andres Olivera Scollo submitted the route:
Lying a 100 km south-east of Cusco is the impressive cordillera Vilcanota. The mountain range has several peaks over 6,000 metres, including the sacred Ausangate (6372m) – the highest mountain in the Cusco region. Unlike the Inca Trail, no permit is needed for the Ausangate trek. The trek is one of the quietest in the region and you’ll likely not see another trekker. Whilst most Ausangate treks are offered on a 6 day itinerary, certain companies will combine the trek with a visit to Machu Picchu. Camping is usually the norm on this route, however, some companies will offer the trek as a ‘lodge’ trek in which you will stay in very basic huts along the route. The route its about 66km with 2800m+ with 3 pass of 4850m, 5050m, 5100m its a big loop that goes around the Ausangate peak, the normal trek take into 5 to 6 days I have heard about people that do it in 2 days.