The Amazon Ascension is a 52 km (32.3 miles) endurance race that ascends 3,150 meters (10,335 feet) through the Amazon Cloud Forest of Manu National Park & Biosphere Reserve in the Andes of Peru, which is consistently ranked as one of the most biologically diverse locations in the entire world. The trail traverses dense jungle vegetation, meanders past tropical waterfalls and ascends into the peaks of the Andes, high above the clouds below. The challenge of this route combined with its unique location truly makes for a phenomenal running experience!
After completion of the race guests will be treated to a full day relaxing at the luxury property of Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon spending a day recuperating from the race, guests will then be taken on an excursion to the mystical ruins of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The finale of the expedition will be spending five breathtaking days trekking in the Vilcanota´s Cordillera, on a route called “El Camino del Apu Ausangate”. This route traverses Apu Ausangate, which stands at 6,384 meters (20,939 feet) and is the highest mountain in the Cusco Region of Peru. It has been revered as a sacred mountain since before the time of the Incas. The scenery is otherworldly and is comprised of massive glaciers, colorful lagoons, emerald green vegetation, crimson red mountains and of course the deep blue Andean skies. The trek also passes directly over Vinicunca, otherwise known as Rainbow Mountain. Trekkers will be challenged with having to pass over several mountain passes over 5,000 meters (16,404 feet). This high elevation lodge to lodge trek is one of the most spectacular in the entire world!
The Amazon Ascension & Ausangate Trek Endurance Challenge provides a perfect fusion in creating an active expedition for true endurance athletes! Coupling the experience of ascending the Amazon into the Andes with high elevation trekking through some of the most stunning landscape in the entire world makes for a true journey of a lifetime!