The Stunning Ausangate Lodge to Lodge Trek
Named after Apu Ausangate, the highest sacred mountain in the Cusco region, the breath-taking 5-day Ausangate lodge to lodge trek takes you through the Cordillera Vilcanota and some of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world. Apu Ausangate is considered the mountain spirit that watches over this part of the Andes, greatly revered and respected by the Andean people.
You’ll be accompanied by a caravan of llamas or horses, carrying your gear, owned by the local shepherds from the Chillca community, proud to share their ancestral land with you. Along the way, you’ll stay in mountain lodges called ‘tambos’ offering comfortable accommodation, delicious regional meals using local ingredients and even live entertainment with traditional music from the Andes.
Responsible Travel with Andean Lodges of Peru
Not only is the trek a once in a lifetime travel opportunity offering some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in the world, but it is also a top responsible travel experience – operated by our trusted responsible travel partner, Andean Lodges of Peru.
The company was founded in partnership with the rural communities of Chillca and Osefina to promote development through community-based tourism and unique trekking experiences. Their team is comprised of trained community members, while the company also works to preserve the natural wealth, ancient knowledge, and traditional ways of life in the communities. Booking this trek as a part of your trip to Peru, you can feel good that your experience will be transformational and also give back to the places you visit through Good Life Expeditions and Andean Lodges of Peru.