Rainbow mountain + Sibinacocha 4days
TRIP AT A GLANCE
Why Andes Path Peru?
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- Sibinacocha Lagoon (4,873M,15,988Ft) It is ranked as the 22nd highest lake in the world. It is located in the Cusco Region, Canchis Province, Pitumarca District.
- Ausangate mountain has significance in Incan mythology.
- “the road of the Apu Ausangate”, is one of the most renowned treks in Peru.
- VINICUNCA, The Rainbow Mountain, is listed among the newest and on of the best attractions in the world. Definitely, unique hiking adventures that you will find in Peru.
- After Machu picchu is the second most popular and a lot less crowded With less people to make your own trip and have the best look on these magical and incredible mountains.
- The hike alongside the magnificent Snow mountain Ausangate and the arrival to Vinicunca is one of the best experiences and recently known to mankind.
- Native communities of Quechua-speaking Inca descendants that exploit the vast wide ones of Altiplano, snowcapped mountains, shepherds path, alpacas and maybe the andean condor
When to visit, Rainbow mountain + Sibinacocha 4days :
Best time: March-November
Regular time: DECEMBER-JANUARY (according the weather)
Rainbow mountain + Sibinacocha 4days Summary :
DAY 1. CUSCO/CHILLCA/SIBINACOCHA LAGOON(4,873M,15,988Ft)
DAY 2. PALOMANI/ANANTAPATA VINICUNCA(5,200m/17,056ft)/QESIUNO
DAY 3. WARMISAYA/K’AYRAWIRE
DAY 4. RAINBOW MOUNTAIN/QESIUNO/CUSCO
Day 1 – CUSCO/CHILLCA/SIBINACOCHA
You will be picked up from your hotel at 6:00AM transfer to Chillca (head of the trail) we depart from Cusco in our private vehicle. On our journey we bypass Urcos, where we can catch a glimpse of a beautiful lagoon with the matching name, carry on to Checacupe, a farming and cattle raising district where we are left in awe of the area’s fabulous views, Pitumarca(3570M,11712,6Ft), capital of the district with the same name and at long last cross Chillca, a small hamlet that overlooks the stunning Mount Ausangate and Vilcanota mountain range, located 5 hours away from our destination. After a long drive 3 hours, we arrive in Chillca, a bucolic community. Here we will manned by Quechua-speaking Inca descendants and the emergency local horses then have an appetizing first lunch. In the day, we continue our hike through a minor climb up the Ajacocha, getting to see llamas and alpacas, and Torreqaqa (view point) a new route off the beaten path, until we arrive at the enigmatic and magic Sibinacocha lagoon(4,873M, 15,988Ft), where we settle down and have dinner. Our camp will be set in a wonderful area with startling views of Ausangate, snow-capped mountains. Sibinacocha possesses a wide bio-diversity. We are likely to spot Andean Coots, “Huallatas” or Andean Geese as well as Andean Ducks from our camp. Camping.
- SNACKS, LUNCH & DINNER
- ACCOM: CAMPING (WITH BASIC FACILITIES)- 01
Day 2 – AUSANGATE TREK:/PALOMANI/ANANTAPATA
We leave at around 7:00 am and continue on towards the first mountain pass of our trek, the Abra Palomani (5000m/16400ft), which we will reach after about 4h. We then descend towards the Ausangate lagoon, a beautiful group of little turquoise lagoons next to which we have lunch. In the afternoon, we continue our hike for an additional 2 to 3 hours until we reach Anantapata (4790M,15715,22Ft), where we set our camp in an impressive valley overlooked by the stunning Puca Punta peaks. Camping
- BREAKFAST. LUNCH & DINNER
- ACCOM: CAMPING (WITH BASIC FACILITIES)- 01
Day 3 – VINICUNCA TREK: WARMISAYA/K’AYRAWIRE LAGOON
We pack up camp and make a move toward K’ayrawire or “frog lagoon”, this name being given to the existence of frogs in its waters. In this section we discover a soil of volcanic origin, its color turning to dark red and black, as well as moraines, reminding us of the earlier presence of glaciers in this area. We will go over WARMISAYA pass (5050m/16564ft) to then turn up at a surprisingly exquisite valley with a colorful outbreak of mountains, three spectacular lagoons and the presence of llamas and alpacas, which we will cross to move in the direction of our next mountain pass (5100m/16728ft). From this position, an extra hour of hiking leads us to K’ayrawire, our next campsite, situated near to the mountain pass of the same name which will be our challenge for the next day. Camping
- BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
- ACCOM: CAMPING (WITH BASIC FACILITIES)- 01
Day 4 – VINICUNCA TREK: RAINBOW MOUNTAIN/QESIUNO/CUSCO
Today, we leave early to march along the mountain and peaks for 3h till we reach the Rainbow mountain, We then proceed to move across a pampa where we are likely to spot hundreds of llamas, alpacas and hopefully vicuñas, and then carry on towards Qesiuno where we will eat for the last time on our journey. In this isolated spot, enclosed by remarkable snow-capped peaks such as Ausangate Mountain and populated by small rustic communities, we meet our private convoy that will take us back to Cusco, where we expect to arrive after twilight.
- BREAKFAST & LUNCH
FIXED DEPARTURES AVAILABLE
FIXED DEPARTURES DATES ON: Mondays, Wednesday and Saturday
MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS REQUIRED 4 PERSON.– Please consult our fixed departures available prior to booking. (we guarantee a group rate for min 4 ppl group.)
IF YOU ARE A GROUP OF 4 PERSON and your interested departure date is not indicated in our departures page then you can choose your departure date on: Mondays, Wednesday and Saturday.
IF YOUR INTERESTED departure date is not listed in our page we can open a new group departures and we will try to get 2 more person to validate a group rate. (WE RECOMMEND TO BOOK in advance so we will have the chance to build up a small group and the price will be a group rate.) If we don´t find other interested people we won´t cancel your trip though it will be offered in a private trip with an additional fee. (There are an extra fee for trips with only 2 participants and this trips is operated as a private tour with a private transportation).
VINICUNCA DIFICULTE LEVEL
Note that everyone’s perception of “difficult” or “easy” is relative! ANDES PATH PERU had people complete a trek and say it was easy, while another persons on the very same trek found it to be one of the most challenging (yet rewarding) physical feats they’d ever accomplished. There are many factors that influence your perception, including your overall fitness level and your attitude about traveling and camping in a foreign country. The elevations at which our treks take place add a layer of difficulty in and of themselves.
VINICUNCA ALTITUDE & ACCLIMATIZATION
The Altitude in this region affects different people in different ways, but common symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, loss of appetite, trouble with sleep, and lack of energy. To help prevent altitude sickness, we recommend you always remain well hydrated, gradually expose yourself to higher elevations, exercise moderately until altitude acclimatized, and get plenty of rest. Most importantly, we suggest that you arrive in Cusco at least 2 to 3 days prior, Because altitude issues are intricately tied to dehydration, once in Cusco you should increase your fluid intake as MUÑA tea (tastes like mint) or Coca tea, makes you feel better, limit alcoholic beverages, caffeine, and aspirin, which tend to dehydrate your system
ABOUT THE PAYMENT
In order to guarantee your reservation we need to receive via www.andespathperu.com “paypal” system, the 40% deposit of the total amount of your tour. The full balance will be due in cash upon arrival to Cusco.
- Services of expert guides in high mountain trek.
- Private transport round trip
- Accommodation: camping in tent
- 2 Breakfast 1 dinner 2 lunches & snack
- Waterproof bags
- First aid kit and oxygen
Rainbow mountain + Sibinacocha 4days Does Not Included:
- Flights to and from Peru / Cusco, or any kind of transport before or after completion of the program.
- Tipping staff
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU PERSONAL
- Long sleeved shirts
- Walking pants
- Polar or thermal clothing
- Sweater and Warm jacket
- Thermal sleeping clothes.
- Hiking boots
- Waterproof pants and jacket
- Cotton pants.
- Wool gloves
- Wool socks for sleeping
- Hat or cap for the sun
- Sleeping Bag (If you don’t have one, please ask for assistance)
- Water bottle for the first day until lunch time
- Water tablets (Micropur)
- Memory Cards
- Toiletries and first aid.
- lip balm
- Hiking poles
- Pocket knife
- Bottle or canteen
- Plastic bag to keep the battery, dirty or wet clothes
- Small backpack
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