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Tour in Cusco: 3D/2N Palomino Pass Trekking Tour

USD $950.00

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City: Cusco, Mountains / Activities: Trekking //

Grab your best mountain boots and get ready for an unparalleled trekking tour along some of the most amazing treks of Peru. This tour in Cusco includes the best trekking through the Paso de Palomino, an exciting trail that exceeds 5000 meters. During the entire trip you will be accompanied by experienced trekking experts and you with them you will be able to enjoy the beautiful Andean landscape that only a few people get to know. You will get toknow the beautiful valleys of the place, the impressive canyons and majestic glacier mountains. Witness these wonders of nature and contain them as the powerful Inca once did. Let yourself be carried away by the adventure and the excitement of Cusco's trekking tours.

Validity: Only available Fridays between March and November. Buy TODAY and you have up to 5 months to reserve your experience. 

Contact us to check the availability of the tour before buying it.

Itinerary:

DAY 1: CUSCO - CHILLCA

Very early you will start the trekking tour with a departure from Cusco, along the fertile Vilcanota Valley, to the village of Checacupe. After a visit to its Colonial Church of the Lady of the Immaculate Conception, you will start ascending the Pitumarca Valley, through the spectacular Japura Gorge that leads to Chilca. From there, it will only be a short and easy walk to the first “Tambo”. Once at the lodge, you will be greeted by community members and they will be playing Andean instruments. There you will have time to relax and enjoy the music. 

 

DAY 2: CHILLCA - MACHURACAY

On the second day, the hiking begins at 8:30 am in the wide valley of Upis, where impressive glaciated mountains can be seen above the valley offering majestic views. The trek narrows as you make your way towards the waterfalls descending from the Santa Catalina Mountain. This path is mostly used by the wandering llamas of the area. Once you reach the small Paloma lagoon, the countryside will be full of these animals as well as a large number of alpacas. After trekking along a second lagoon and crossing a long series of moraines, you will reach Machuracay Tambo Lodge, located right at the bottom of Apu Ausangate. 

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DAY 3: MACHURACAY - CUSCO

After a demanding ascent of the Palomino pass at an elevation of 5,200 m. (17,000 ft), you will continue trekking to Ausangate Cocha Lake for lunch. Breathtaking views of the glaciated south face of the “apu” and the incredible red sandstone formations of the “Nevado Del Inca will inspire you during this tour and make it a wonderful experience. By the time you get down o the valley, your bus will be waiting to return to Cusco. 

 

 Included:

  • General organization
  • Professional trekking guides, experts in mountain hiking
  • Private transportation from Cusco to Chilca and for returning,
  • Accommodation with double rooms in mountain lodges
  • Breakfasts and dinners in the lodges, snacks and lunches on the way
  • Impermeable bags (carried by llamas)
  • First aid kid and oxygen

 Not Included:

  • Round-trip flights (Peru / Cusco), or any kind of extra transportation (before, during or after concluding the program)
  • Tips to the staff
  • Travel insurance

 Schedule:

  • Departure from the hotel in Cusco: Approximately 8:00 am
  • Return to the hotel in Cusco: Approximately 4:00 pm

 Duration:

  • 3 days and 2 nights

 Recommendations:

  • Spend the night in Cusco or in other cities located at the same height at least 3 days before the departure of the trekking tour.
  • Being in good shape before the trip to improve your experience to a large extent. 
  • Go to the doctor and the dentist before traveling.
  • Buy a travel insurance that provides medical transportation in emergency cases. Buying the insurance you must tell the insurance salesperson about the kind of travel you will have in order that you can verify the coverage.
  • Hiking boots (If they are new, it is important to use them quite a lot before the hike, because it is common for new shoes to cause blisters)
  • Short or long sleeved T-shirts (One per day), walking pants, and cotton pants
  • Take a polar or thermal clothing for the hike, sweater and/or vest
  • Use a warm coat or jacket, and a hat or acap for the sun
  • Bring thermal sleeping clothes, wool gloves, scarf and socks for sleeping
  • Waterproof pants and “Gore-Tex”jacket or rain poncho
  • Pack a small towel, headlamp/ hand flashlight, pocket knife and a bottle or canteen
  • Plastic bag to keep your batteries dry and a plastic bag for dirty or wet clothes
  • Small backpack to carry snacks, water, a change of T-shirt, etc
  • Binoculars, sunglasses, sunscreen with high SPF and lip balm
  • "Memory Cards" and / or film cartridges
  • Spare batteries for your camera, etc. (Batteries can discharge quickly under low temperatures, and it is impossible to recharge them)
  • Toiletries and a first aid kit

 Terms of Reservation:

  • Minimum 5 days before 
  • Availability of the tour: Between march and november. If you want to buy in any other month, it would be a private tour (Ask for costs).
  • Minimum age: 12 years. Those under 18 years old, traveling without their parents, must submit a consent signed by them.

 Terms of Cancelation:

  •  Modifications and cancellations are accepted without overcharge or penalty until 31 days before the tour.
  • Modifications and cancellations are accepted with overcharge or penalty until 10 days before the tour, charging the 20% of the total amount of reservation in order to cover operative expenses.
  • Modifications and cancellations within 9 days before the passenger arrival date, will be considered as “no show” and there won’t be refunds.
  • Any portion of the confirmed reservation that has not been used, won’t be refunded. 

 Info:

  • Height of the trekking tour: max. 5150 m / min. 4350 m
  • The trip leader has the right to disqualify any participant at any moment of the trip for being physically and mentally unable to continue the trip or endangering the group safety. There is no refund in that circumstances.
  • You understand and agree that participating in the tour it is possible to be exposed to common risks of this kind of trip.
  • The company does not take responsibility for accidental incidents of force majeure related to the weather, geography, society or any other type that make impossible the provision of the service. 

 Information about the Local Operator:

We only select the best tour operators whose services comply with our security standards, good equipment and a fair price for every destination.

After having made the purchase you receive an e-mail with the complete contact information of the local tour operator.

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