Ausangate Circuit

Peru Peru

The trail passes glaciers, turquoise lakes, hot springs and snow-capped peaks.

Worth knowing

The Ausangate Circuit runs for a length of 67 kilometers through Peru.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as demanding and it usually takes 3 days to walk the Ausangate Circuit.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently prohibited. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Ausangate Circuit

67 km
Elevation gain
2.650 m
Elevation loss
2.650 m
Highest Point
Palomani Pass / 5.165 m
Lowest Point
Tinqui / 3.800 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
67 km
2.650 m
2.650 m
Palomani Pass
5.165 m
3.800 m
Solitude on the Ausangate Circuit
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

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Arrival to the Ausangate Circuit

You will arrive via Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Departure from the Ausangate Circuit

Departure is via Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus. Takes about 3 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Ausangate Circuit

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