The Ausangate trek offers some of the most wonderful scenery in the whole of the Cusco area, with many high mountain birds and wildlife and also glaciers and with many high alpine lakes and lagoons. We will trek in front the Ausangate massive glacier here. The high pass in this circuit is over 4,800 metres. As we draw closer to Ausangate mountain (6,380 metres/ 20 926 feet) we become increasingly impressed and can understand fully why the ancient Incas held this spectacular mountain in such high regard. During the whole Ausangate circuit we pass local villages where the people dress in their typical attire and have opportunity to see many alpacas and some llamas.

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