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About Andean Lodges: Arriving in Cusco and our acclimatization programs

About Andean Lodges: Arriving in Cusco and our acclimatization programs

27 May 2019

Andean Lodges, a full-service tour outfitter based in Cusco, Peru, offers you the very best trekking experiences in the Andes.

Together with our local native Quechua partners, we operate first-rate trekking programs and four wonderful mountain ecolodges in the spectacular Mt. Ausangate region of Peru’s Andes.

As experienced professionals, we are committed to ensuring our guests safety and comfort along every step of their Andean journey.

This includes your arrival in Cusco and the first few  days of acclimatizing to altitudes at above 10,000 ft.

We’re very conscious of the discomfort that altitude sickness (soroche in Quechua) can cause, and thus we recommend taking some days to acclimatize while exploring the fascinating city of Cusco, and the nearby Sacred Valley of the Incas- essential destinations for all travelers to Cusco, before you go on to trek at Mt. Ausangate’s higher altitudes.

Our Acclimatization programs

For that purpose, we’ve designed acclimatization programs that give you time to get accustomed and explore the many natural features and cultural highlights of the ancient capital of the Incas and the beautiful Sacred Valley, the historic breadbasket of the Inca Empire.

Our acclimatization programs are adaptable to your wishes and needs. They can last as many days as you choose, but normally guests take three or four days before joining their Ausangate trek.

You’ll enjoy short half-day and one-day hikes to some of the best archeological sites and overlooks in Cusco and the surrounding area, such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Mt. Pachatusan and the Inca site of Tipon.

As you pace yourself, it will allow your body to gradually adapt to lower oxygen levels at this altitude, and to maintain your physical strength as you enjoy amazing views and restful nights.

In the evenings, you can enjoy the diverse, delectable cuisine and exciting night life that Cusco has to offer. You’ll sleep in comfort at one or more of the many excellent hotels and lodges in Cusco city and the Sacred Valley.

The Sacred Valley provides you with incredible opportunities for adventure sports, including hiking, mountain biking, rafting, and four-wheeling.

Leisurely visits take you to some of the most important Inca and pre-Inca archeological sites in Peru, native handcrafts markets and much more.

The views are breathtaking, and the photo opportunities are endless. There’s so much to do and enjoy in Cusco!

The Andean Lodges Experience

Andean Lodges is ready to help you plan a perfect pre-trekking acclimatization program.

Of course, all our guest are greeted at the airport, transferred to their hotel, and given orientation on how to explore Cusco and vicinity- either on your own, or if you choose, with guide and private transportation.

We’re always available to assist you with anything you might need to make your Andean experience the very best possible.

After a few days of enjoying Cusco and the Valley, you’ll be ready to travel to the high mountains southeast of Cusco to join your guided full-service Andean Lodges trek around magnificent Mt. Ausangate.

Please visit our website for more details, and make your Andean experience a reality by contacting us at: andeanlodges.com.

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