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Ausangate Trek 5 Days

5 | Starting from $ 430 USD per person
Trip Length
Trip Length
5
Group Size
Group Size
8 per group
Physical Level
Physical Level
Intense
Availability
Availability
march to december
Car
Trip Starts in
Cusco - Pick up from your hotel
Wallking
Hiking Distance
5200/ 17620 FT
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Trip Style
Hiking
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Lodging Type:
camping
ausangate trek 5 days to rainbow mountain

Overview

Ausangate Trek 5 Days to Rainbow Mountain

The Ausangate Trek is an exciting 5-day journey through the majestic Andes in Peru. It offers a unique combination of natural beauty and rich cultural experiences. Starting from Cusco, the trek will take you to stunning unbeaten trails, lakes, high mountain passes, and traditional Andean communities. With impressive views and challenging altitudes reaching a maximum altitude of 5130 meters above sea level / 16831 feet. Minimum altitude: 4600 meters above sea level / 15093 feet. , this hike is best suited for those who are physically fit and acclimatized. Plan your adventure, pack the essentials, and get ready to embark on this unforgettable hike in the heart of Peru.
Embark on an extraordinary adventure with Ausangate Trek and the tour of the Rainbow Mountain also known as Vinicunca, an exciting 5-day trip through the impressive Andes of Peru. This hike offers a unique combination of stunning natural beauty, stunning mountain views, and a deep immersion into the rich cultural heritage of the Ausangate region.

Experience the magic of this remote and fascinating landscape as you hike through pristine valleys, pass picturesque Andean communities, and marvel at turquoise lakes and glacial peaks.
The Ausangate Trek is an exciting expedition that attracts thrill seekers and nature enthusiasts from all over the world. This walk, which lasts five days, is a true test of endurance and determination. Prepare to navigate challenging terrain, conquer high mountain passes, and immerse yourself in the raw beauty of the Peruvian Andes. Every step of the way, you’ll be rewarded with stunning views,

Highlights of Ausangate trek 5 days

  • Hike through remote Andean valleys and pass the impressive Ausangate Rainbow Mountain 5 Days
  • Share unique experiences with the last descendants of the Incas, learn their ancestral rites and traditions, and celebrate a ceremony to Mother Earth with sacred coca leaves.
  • Experience the best hike in the Andes, with fabulous views of the Apu Ausangate, red, turquoise, and green lakes, and a rainbow mountain tour.
  • Try the only typical dish of the Incas “Pachamanca”
  • Connect your body and mind with the best energy of the Apus( Sacred Mountains) and the sacred mountains of the Incas
  • The beauty of Palomani PassUpon reaching maximum altitude at Palomani Pass, hikers are rewarded with stunning views of the surrounding peaks and valleys and the great snowcapped Auasangate.
  • Discover the ancestral paths of the Quechuas with our local guides.
  • Get to know the textile tradition of the Andes of Cusco, and learn the process of dyeing, warping, and making ponchos, chullos, and sweaters with alpaca wool, where the Quechuas express their sacred symbols.
  • You will discover the truly magical and sacred world of the Andean priests, who still practice their ceremonies of gratitude to their sacred mountains and Pachamama (Mother Earth).
  • Immerse your knowledge about the agriculture of the Incas, in these towns, it is possible to see this activity, where they plant the most delicious and colorful potatoes in the world.
  • Enjoy the route of the Rainbow or Vinicunca mountain and with a view of the snow-capped Ausangate
  • Try the delicious Peruvian food prepared by our travel team, both chef and kitchen assistant.
  • During the walk, you will feel inner peace since this path through the Ausangate is not a beaten path
  • Although it is a high-altitude hike, it will be worth it with incredible out-of-the-ordinary landscapes.
  • You can see many llamas and alpacas running through the grasslands of this Ausangate trail.
  • As you hike the trails, prepare to enjoy stunning views, crystal-clear lakes, and encounters with native wildlife such as some Condors, vizcachas (squirrel family), quirky llamas, and alpacas. Each step opens a new chapter of natural wonders.
  • The importance of hot springsThe trip includes a rejuvenating stop at hot springs, giving hikers a well-deserved rest and the opportunity to soak in therapeutic heat.

Ausangate trek 5 days to Rainbow Mountain

  • Tour Name: Ausangate Trek 5 Days
  • Tour/Trek Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Location/Terrain: Rainbow Mountain, Snow capped, Lagoons
  • Accommodation: beautiful campsites
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2  days in Cusco before embarking on our 5 days Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain hike
  • Adventure Rating  Very Strenuous trek
  • Activities: Trekking/ Camping
  • Altitude: 3600m/12,139ft
  • Departures: every day  with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes!

AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS ITINERARY

  1. DAY 1: Cusco – Tinki – Yana Qocha.
  2. DAY 2: Yana Qocha – Qomer Qocha.
  3. DAY 3: Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha.
  4. DAY 4: Ausangate Qocha – Jhampapampa.
  5. DAY 5: Jhampapampa – Pacchanta Town – Cusco.

 

 

Trip Details

Ausangate trek 5 Days and Rainbow Mountain Trip Details

  • Tour Name: Ausangate Trek 5 Days
  • Tour/Trek Duration: 5 Days/4 Nights
  • Location/Terrain: Rainbow mountain, Snow capped , Lagoons
  • Accommodation: beautiful campsites
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2  days in Cusco before embarking on our 5 days Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain hike
  • Adventure Rating  Very Strenuous trek
  • Activities: Trekking/ Camping
  • Altitude: 3600m/12,139ft
  • Departures: every day  with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes!

Itinerary

We start at 5:00 a.m. (pick-up at your hotel) and leave the City of Cusco via bus.  Heading to the “Cusco-Puerto Maldonado Highway” towards Tinki (3,800 m/12.464 ft.).

On the way, we will stop at Urcos, where we can visit a beautiful lake with the same name. Then we will pass to CATTCA, a farming community.  Here, we’ll appreciate several spectacular views of the region and finally pass through Ocongate.

After our 3-hour drive, we finally arrive at “Tinki”.  We begin with a light to moderate climb crossing “The Puna” (high dry area with little vegetation) and arrive at our lunch area (3-hour hike).  While enjoying your lunch you’ll have a wonderful view of the Ausangate Peak (6, 372 m/20,900 ft.).

After lunch, we continue hiking for an hour and a half to get to our campsite called “Upis” (Elev. 4,400 m). Here you’ll have a fabulous view of all the snowy peaks in the area. We’ll camp and dine right in front of the Ausangate Mountain.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:            7 km/4 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      4-5 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          4,400 – 14,435 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           3,800 m/12,467 ft.
  • Level of Difficulty:        Moderate

After an appetizing breakfast served by our chef, we ascend hiking for two hours to reach “La Arapa Pass” (4,850 m/15,908 ft.). Then descending to reach our lunch area.  We’ll view Falcons, Vizcachas or Andean squirrels and three beautiful lakes with shades of red, green and turquoise (“Pukacocha”, “Hatun Pukacocha” and “Qomerqocha”).  Let’s not forget the spectacular landscape of the snow-capped peaks.

After lunch, we continue a slow steady climb (2 hours) taking us to the footstep of the “Abra de Apuchata” (4,900 m).   Where we will finally descend to our camp in” Ausangate Cocha” (4,440 m).

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:            13 km/7 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          4,900 m/16,076 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           4,440 m/14,566 ft.
  • Level of Difficulty: difficult

Early morning climb, after breakfast, to the third mountain pass called “Abra de Palomani” (5,200 m). This is the highest part of the trek, which descends down for (2 hours) to an area commonly grazed by Llamas, Alpacas and Vizcachas – “Pampacancha” (4,050 m).

From here, we’ll ascend towards our camp in “Q’ampa” (4,300 m/14,104 ft.). In this 3 hour climb we will have an opportunity to see llamas, alpacas, and maybe even pumas.  We’ll reach our campsite and have dinner.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:            17 km/10.5 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      8-9 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          5,200 m/17,060 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           4,050 m/13,286 ft.

Our hike in the morning is uphill (2 hours) until reaching the “Q’ampa Mountain Pass” (5,000 m/16,400 ft.), where you’ll find Andean deer roaming. From here, we descend towards “Qomerqocha Lake” to finally reach Pacchanta (4,100 m) (5-hour total hike).

Pacchanta is a small community with an attractive hot spring where you can enjoy a soothing swim.  We’ll camp at Pacchanta.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:            11 km / 6.7 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      6-7 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          5,070 m / 16,404 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           4,100 m / 13,451 ft.

We depart from “Pacchanta” hiking towards Tinki (3 hours).  Once we arrive at Tinki, we will board the private transport that will take us back to the City of Cusco, arriving at night.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:            7 km/4 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      2 – 3 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          4,100 m/13,451 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           3,800 m/12,467 ft.

Inclusions Tour

Ausangate Trek 5 Days included

The Most Important Things Items for 5 days Ausangate

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • HIKING POOLS
  • BLANKET
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • TRANSFER FROM AIRPORT TO HOTEL
  • TRANSFER FROM HOTEL TO AIRPORT
  • EMERGENCY HORSE 
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Excellent meals:
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, which are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, coca, biscuits, popcorn).
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day (for drinking)
  • Wake up to coca tea in your tent
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel
  • Oxygen Tank & First aid kit
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your gear
  • Duffle bag for your gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • Entrance to Ausangate trek
  • snacks. water every day to drink
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • First breakfast and last lunch

Price Notes

price Ausangate trek 5 days

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • group service:  $430 per person

Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).

Discounts:

  • Student Discount 20$ dollars
  • Those under 15 years will pay as a student: US$20.00
  • Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

Packing List

As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.

  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 hiking pants at least
  • 4 sets of undergarments
  • 3 sets of hiking socks
  • Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
  • Couple Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, but you might prefer something larger.
  • A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  •  Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek

What to Bring

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (Appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both heavy hiking socks and lighter socks as well as the weather is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries
  • Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or Acetaminophen can be helpful to help with aches and pains after 8-10 hours of hiking each day.
  • Plastic bags for dirty and wet clothes
  • Something to read in the evenings
  • Extra money for drinks, tips in Soles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
  • Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)

Frequently Asked Questions Ausangate Trek 5 Days

WHAT IS THE AUSANGATE TREK LIKE?

is probably one of the most beautiful and complete trails that Cusco has, there is 55 km in total that you can do in 4 or 5 days, along this hike you can see turquoise lagoons, glaciers, llamas, alpacas running, chinchillas, and the imposing snowy Ausangate with an altitude of 6385 meters above sea level.

It is one of the best experiences to connect with nature and its enigma.

The perfect combination is to do this trekking with the famous mountain of 7 colors where you will spend 5, 6, and 7 incredible days.

AUSANGATE TREK PREPARATION

without any doubt, the best recommendation is to do physical exercises before doing this trekking running ravines, going up and down hills if you have it in your country or running at least 10 km per day, and thus be prepared to not have problems, and for people who suffer from the heart is not recommendable to do it because this trail is the highest in Cusco.

To be able to acclimatize is good to be in Cusco for 1 day or 2 days, and also the other option is to start your plans from Arequipa, Puno, and then come more acclimatized to Cusco and be better adapted to the altitude.

BEST TIME TO HIKE AUSANGATE TREK

the best time for hiking is between the months of April to September, with very sunny days and perfect for taking good pictures and seeing the mountains more clearly in all their glory these months are the high season, and the months of October to March are the months of the rainy season and there are companies that still offer this trail and is not recommended because during the day is cloudy with rain and the road is slippery.

I CAN DO THIS TRIAL ON MY OWN.

the answer is of course, yes, having good camping and trekking equipment and a GPS, with maps where they can help you in the right direction where to go, camp, etc.

The Ausangate trail is not well marked and unfortunately, you can get lost when it is cloudy.

The best option is to book with a company expert in this trekking and also to have a better experience as GO TREKS PERU has the best professionals.

In general, this trekking is to be able to learn and know more about the Inca culture.

WEATHER ON AUSANGATE TRAIL

The weather in the Andes is very unpredictable because of the geography that we have, in the Ausangate trek trail during the day are sunny days so you will need to use sunscreen, and during the night can reach temperatures below 0 degrees.

in general, is to have Good trekking equipment to not have problems with the cold and heat and it is always necessary to have enough water to drink, the recommendation is to have 2 liters per person to avoid dehydration.

CHOOSING AUSANGATE TREK

The Ausangate trail is divided into two well-marked categories: short (2-4 days) and long (5-7 days) with colorful mountains. If you have time, we recommend that you choose a 5-7 day route. This option is the most complete because on this trail you will be able to visit beautiful lagoons the snow-capped Ausangate and the incredible mountain of colors.

Short Ausangate Trek (2-4days)

Also known as small Ausangate Treks, these shorter trails are intended to offer hikers a sort of “best of” sample of the Ausangate region in a shorter period of time. These routes usually focus on Lake Puca Cocha, the Ausangate glacier, and the Arco Iris mountain is somewhat complete.

Full Ausangate Trek (5-7 days)

The longer treks will take you through mountains and places that are rarely seen by hikers, a complete circuit so you can appreciate some of the high peaks from multiple angles and take amazing pictures. During the day you will see breathtaking views of glaciers and during the night, the milky way at its best from 4,000 meters to 5,200 meters.

INCREDIBLE VIEWS EVERY DAY?

For people who love to take pictures, this amazing trail will give you incredible gifts of turquoise lagoons, snow-capped mountains, llamas, alpacas, and the popular colorful mountain

WHERE TO LEAVE THE LUGGAGE DURING THE TREK?

Different hotels have a place to leave your luggage when you go out for a day trip, the other option is to leave it at the GO TREKS PERU office and when you come back you can pick it up without any problem.

HOW HARD IS AUSANGATE TREK?

The main reason Ausangate is considered difficult is that the entire hike is at a high altitude. This route is probably not suitable for novice hikers. It is considered one of the most difficult, however, if you have done other treks before you should have no problem.

RENTING TREKKING AND CAMPING GEAR FOR AUSANGATE TREK IN CUSCO

there are many places to rent in Cusco, the best option is to rent around the square and the best known for quality and price is the famous speedy Gonzales that is on Procuradores Street.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Put your smartphone on airplane mode. no phone signal and to save battery life.

Drink enough water, it is very important to hydrate yourself as we will be walking at 4000 masl and during this trek, there are streams where you can recharge water and important to have purifying tablets is important when walking at high altitude.

Be very attentive to the weather. Conditions can change for hours at high altitudes in the Andes. Always have warm layers and waterproof layers on hand. This is especially important when climbing and traversing high passes.

Carry a first aid kit, an equipment repair kit, and a blister treatment kit in your backpack, but we have them too.

Carry a good amount of your favorite sunscreen, lip balm, and sunglasses, and wear a buffalo to protect your head and neck and help block the wind.

This hike is not recommended for children because they may have trouble walking, but if your child enjoys hiking at high altitudes, you can do it.

The higher altitude also means colder, near-freezing temperatures, so be prepared. If you decide to hike for several days, be sure to bring very warm clothing.

The best time to visit Rainbow Mountain will be in the morning or early afternoon, just after sunrise or before sunset.

Do not go to Rainbow Mountain in the afternoon during the rainy season because of the lighting. Due to the high concentration of minerals. There is a high probability of being affected by lighting.

What To Bring

  • A good day pack: such as Eagle Creek Afar Backpack (An appropriate pack to carry your personal belongings.)
  • Original passport (International Student Identity Card “ISIC” if applicable)
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended but not required
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • 3 pairs of trekking pants (not jeans), 1 hiking, 1 cotton–which is just enough. Please spray both pairs with an insect repellent spray before the trip.
  • Layers for variable temperatures especially at night.
  • 1 rain jacket: The first night the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit. A rain jacket can be helpful because there are rainy days even in the dry season!
  • 1 warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf, and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • 4 pairs of underwear, and 6 pairs of socks (Bamboo or cotton/nylon-blend socks dry faster than 100 percent cotton, which lose their softness when air-dried.) It is nice to have a couple of extra pairs of socks to change into at night when you’re not hiking. Also, we recommend bringing both really heavy hiking socks and lighter socks, as well as the weather, which is variable, so you want to make sure you’re not too cold or too hot.
  • 4 t-shirts, 2 long sleeve shirts
  • 1 good sleeping bag liner which is super lightweight and easy to pack. This definitely does its job!
  • Travel-size tissues and wet wipes.
  • Iron tablets and pills for altitude sickness. Several people on the hike have varying degrees of altitude sickness and both of these remedies (in addition to the coca tea) are very helpful in alleviating the symptoms.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray with 30% DEET in it–which you need, but it doesn’t work very well. The issue with Cusco outdoor is that most of the bugs are not mosquitoes. They are these small flies you can’t even see that leave weird bites that first look like you pricked your finger and then blow up into itchy red bumps. Unfortunately, these bugs seem to bite you no matter what kind of spray you put on, so bringing some anti-itch ointment could be helpful.
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or a hydration pack such as Camelback
  • Water (Only for the first day of the hike, as we will provide you with water throughout the rest of the hike).
  • Camera
  • A headlamp to navigate camp in the evenings and pre-dawn mornings with spare batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin
  • Flip flops to change into at night. Your toes will thank you!
  • Toiletries

Medication (Imodium AD or something for your stomach) because some people get an upset stomach on the trek. Also, Ibuprofen or

Salkantay Inca Trail and Classic Inca Trail or Ausangate trail

A comparison of 3 iconic trails

Explore the differences between the Salkantay Inca Trail and the Classic Inca Trail, or Ausangate Trail, each of which offers a different trekking experience.

What distinguishes each trail

Discover the unique features that make each trail special, catering to different hiking preferences and styles.

Classic Inca Trail: It is a 4-day adventure in which you will pass many archaeological centers and walk along an original Inca trail to Sungate and end at Machu Picchu, on a well-worn trail, for which you need to book 6 months in advance.

Salkantay trek: It is the second most popular trail in Cusco, for this, it crosses lagoons such as Humantay, tropical forests, thermal baths, and Machu Picchu, in general, this path is also well-trodden but at the same time a very good option

Ausangate trek: it is a less trodden trail than the previous ones, if you like few people and outdoor camping, this will be for you

Travel Guide

Trail Trek Adventures: Revealing the Ausangate Experience and Beyond

Experience a trail hike or mountain tour is more than a physical and exhausting journey; is an exploration of stunning landscapes, ancient cultures, and personal resilience. Among the countless options available, the Day Ausangate Trek stands out as a unique and unforgettable experience for hiking lovers.

Choosing the route along the correct path

Selecting the right trail ride is crucial to a satisfying experience. Consider factors such as the level of difficulty, the duration, and the cultural importance of the chosen walk, and most importantly, the travel agency would have to know through the trip advisor or recommendation from some very prominent blogs such as National Geography or many others that there are for travelers. The Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek, located in the heart of the Cusco Andes, offers a perfect combination of challenge and impressive beauty through lagoons and snow-capped mountains.

Ausangate Rainbow Trek: A Unique Experience

Venturing on the Ausangate Rainbow Trek promises not only scenic landscapes, and lagoons but also encounters with traditional Andean communities and the fascinating Ausangate Rainbow Mountain.

Getting ready for the trip

What to pack for the hike

Packing essentials for high-altitude trekking involves strategic decisions. From the appropriate clothing to the necessary equipment, careful preparation guarantees a comfortable and safe trip, also having adequate acclimatization in Cusco for at least 1 to 2 days would be enough and another notable factor is the light food.

Physical preparation for walking at high altitude

Acclimating to high altitudes is crucial. Engage in regular physical activities to improve endurance and reduce the risk of altitude-related problems. Run about 9 km per day in your country and if you have some hills, go hiking for a couple of hours since this trail is the highest we have in Cusco

Our team and support

Importance of reliable trekking equipment

We have top-quality tents, matras, sleeping bags, hiking pools so all you have to do is enjoy this unique experience and with a team such as a cook and guides who know a lot about their work.

Aguas Calientes and its role in the trip

Aguas Calientes serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu, adding a cultural touch to the overall adventure.

After the Ausangate trail, you can go to Machu Picchu to personalize your tour and thus we can give you advice on the most prominent places in Cusco

Exploring the city of Cusco and beyond

Cultural importance of the city of Cusco

Before the hike begins, immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Cusco. By taking the city tour you will be able to learn about a lot of history, archeology, gastronomy, and the lifestyle that the people of Cusco have.

Venturing off the beaten path

Explore less traveled trails for a more intimate connection with nature and culture, offering a unique perspective on the region and its people. Definitely, this is the Ausangate trail and the mountain of colors I should choose since the 4-day Classic Inca Trail and the Salkantay trail are very busy.

Nights on the Ausangate Inca Trail

Overnight stays in the remains of the Ausangate Inca Trail provide the opportunity to see the Milky Way on starry nights between May to August and also the Ausangate snow-capped mountain.

Reach maximum altitude

Challenges and rewards of high-altitude trekking

Hiking at high altitudes presents challenges, but the rewards, both in panoramic views and personal achievements, are incomparable. Strolling through crystal clear lagoons, fertile potato land to the mountain of Colors, In general, they will be unforgettable days

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain

The charm of Machu Picchu

Combining the Ausangate hike with a visit to Machu Picchu provides a holistic experience that allows hikers to marvel at this ancient wonder.

There are 2 places that are highly recommended, which is why we have the Ausangate trek tour with a short Inca trail of 5 days, get in touch to customize your tour

Combining the Machu Picchu Trek with the Rainbow Mountain

Extend your adventure by combining the trek to Machu Picchu with a visit to the enchanting Rainbow Mountain, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Tranquility of the Sacred Valley

Escape the hustle and bustle by exploring the Sacred Valley, a place of tranquility and cultural significance. For that, book a tour of the Sagardo Valley of the Incas and spend a night in the city of Urubamba or Ollantaytambo, which are very quiet towns.

Logistics and tips for travelers

Departure from your hotel

Ensure a smooth start by arranging transportation from your hotel, allowing you to focus on the next adventure. or book with us and thus forget about all those aspects and thus have a better experience in Cusco and its surroundings

Handling personal items during the hike

Pack efficiently and manage your items wisely to ensure comfort during the hike, leaving you free to enjoy the journey.

In this regard, if you book the Ausangate with us one night before, you will have information about the trail, so the guide will tell you all the details.

 

 

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