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Ausangate Trek And Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 6 Days

Ausangate Trek and short Inca trail 6 days to Machu Picchu

An Inca trail leads to Machu Picchu from Ausangate. The rural inhabitants of Peru have preserved their ancestral customs for a long time. The Andean people living in the Ausangate Mountains are an example of a territory that has remained virtually unchanged. On the trip we offer, you will be able to see Peruvian natives working in their natural habitat.
This is a genuine image of the Andes Mountains. Machu Picchu through the Ausangate hike and the shorter Inca Trail, you will have the opportunity to meet indigenous Quechua-speaking people who live their traditional lives herding llamas and alpacas. Their home is a secluded section of the Vilcanota Mountain Range, where they share the environment with glaciers, multi-hued lakes, and relaxing hot springs.
Condors, South America’s largest flying bird, are common sights along the 6-day Ausangate trek and the shorter Inca trail leading to Machu Picchu. You will also be able to see Andean animals, such as vicuñas, vizcachas, geese, falcons, and wild ducks. Despite the high altitude, the hike is manageable once you’ve adjusted. I want to get to Machu Picchu by walking the shortest Inca Trail. In two days you will have an incredible full day on the Inca route and a wonderful experience in Machu Picchu. On the second day, you will actually spend two days in Machu Picchu: one for sunrise and a guided tour, and one for sunset. Near the sacred Vilcanota River, in the sacred valley of the Incas, between sacred mountains, abundant flora, and incredible biological variety, is the Inca Trail. One of the most picturesque points of the Inca route, “La Puerta del Sol” (Inti Punku in Quechua), offers stunning views of Machu Picchu and is located within the Machupicchu National Park. When you arrive at Machu Picchu, take some time to relax and enjoy the sunset. Embrace the positive spirit of Pachamama (our universe) on a guided tour of Machupicchu at sunrise the next day.
Two days and one night on the Inca Trail will take you to Machu Picchu, where you can witness the stunning sunset. On the first day, you will learn about Inca culture, and visit Inca sites such as Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna, two of the most important Inca sites along the famous Inca Trail. In the middle of the day, you will arrive at La Puerta del Sol, also known as Inti Punku. Then, you’ll have free time to capture stunning photographs of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.
The hypnotic and astonishing “Sunrise” of Machu Picchu, the seventh wonder of the world, concludes our trip.

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Day by Day Travel Schedule

Customize this itinerary by adding extra days to any location. Please contact one of our expert travel advisors for advice.

Our day begins at 5:00 a.m. when we collect you from your accommodation and set off from Cusco City via bus. Ascending the “Cusco-Puerto Maldonado Highway” in the direction of Tinki (3,800 m/12.464 ft.).

Urcos is a halt along the route where we can see the picturesque lake of the same name. The next stop will be in CATTCA, a rural town. As we near Ocongate, we will stop to take in the breathtaking scenery of the area.

We reach “Tinki” after a three-hour trip. We start our three-hour journey with a mild to moderate ascent over “The Puna” (a high, arid region with little flora) to reach our lunch spot. The Ausangate Peak (6, 372 m/20,900 ft.) will provide a breathtaking backdrop while you savor your meal.

We continue our two-hour hike after lunch to reach our campground, “Upis Alto,” at an altitude of 4400 masl, or 14,400 fasl. Enjoy a breathtaking panorama of the surrounding snow-capped mountains from this vantage point. We’ll set our camp and have our meals within easy reach of the hot spring and Ausangate Mountain.


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

Our chef has prepared a delicious breakfast, and then we will spend two hours climbing upwards to “La Arapa Pass” (4,850 m/15,908 ft.). After that, we’ll go down to the picnic spot. We’ll see three stunning lakes with varying degrees of green, turquoise, and scarlet (“Pukacocha,” “Hatun Pukacocha,” and “Qomerqocha”). We could also see Vizcachas, Andean squirrels, or Falcons. We must not overlook the breathtaking scenery of the mountain ranges adorned with snow.
After lunch, we’ll keep climbing steadily for another two hours until we reach the base of the “Abra de Apuchata” (4,900 m). At 4,440 meters, we will reach the base of Ausangate Cocha, where we will set up camp for the night.


  • Hiking Distance:            17 km/10.5 miles
  • Hike Time:      8-9 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          4,900 m/16,076 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           4,440 m/14,566 ft.
  • Level of Difficulty:        difficult

A cup of (coca tea) will greet you upon waking this morning. One of the trek’s most spectacular days is about to come. From a distance, Rainbow Mountain will be visible to us. Additionally, Alccatauri Village will be our stop for the day. There is no wood available for building dwellings or fireplaces since we are seeing their traditional local life. Ingenious people live here; they construct mud-adobe homes and utilize organic matter for fires.

Downhill travel for two hours will get us to the Ausangate Pass, which is 4,930 meters (16,170 feet) above sea level. We will be able to view red Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain and maybe Vicuñas, chinchillas, and alpacas from this vantage point. was born and raised in this region.

Eventually, we get to the Alcatauri Village (4,410 m / 14,455 ft) after descending for 1 ½ hours. While we are here at the hamlet, we will be sure to bring some gifts (books, pencils, and toys) to show our gratitude for their kind hospitality. Because of the harsh weather conditions, this precious Peruvian staple cannot be farmed, making it incredibly valuable.

After this incredible adventure, we have another half an hour of hiking upward to a picnic location.

Lunchtime is when we’ll start the ascent to the second pass. We will continue our journey to Minasniyuq Pass via the Llama path after two hours. At an elevation of 5,023 meters (16,489 feet), here is where we will get our first glimpses of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Our tributes to Pacha Mama, the cosmos, will be made at this pass.

Surine Cocha, our camp at 4,800 meters (15,748 feet), is reached after an hour of downhill hiking, the last leg of the day’s walk. The campsite overlooks the picturesque Surine Lake.


  • Hiking Distance:            17 km/10.5 miles
  • Hike Time:      8-9 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          5,000 m/16,076 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           4,410 masl
  • Level of Difficulty:        easy

Coca-Cola tea is going to be my morning pick-me-up. We begin our ascent to Rainbow Mountain (5,030 m / 16,480 ft) after breakfast and continue for 1.5 hours of gentle ascent. This is the Georges Ausangate Trek. Along the way, your guide will stop at the most picturesque overlooks so you can get breathtaking images of the Vinicunca rainbow mountains and the surrounding landscape. In this region, but we have in other regions of the globe like China and Argentina, your tour guide will explain why the hues of these mountains are so distinctive.

We will continue hiking till we reach the finish of the walk, stopping to take photographs and enjoy the beauty along the way. You will be hiking downward for two hours. There, we shall have our meal.

Will will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco and drive you to the city after lunch.


  • Hiking Distance:            10 km
  • Hike Time:      5-6 hours
  • Highest Altitude:          5,030 m/16,076 ft.
  • Lowest Altitude:           4,410 masl
  • Level of Difficulty:        easy

We will collect you from your hotel at 4:30 in the morning and then go to Ollantaytambo, which is in the holy Inca valley. From there, we will travel to the train station to take our train to “Kilometer 104.” is agitated for one hour and thirty minutes. We will cross the control and start walking the Short Inca Trail once we get there. In order to reach the ancient complex known as “wiñayhuayna,” our first journey will take around four hours. Following that, we shall have lunch. Please inform me if you are a vegetarian, since I will be having a box lunch.
After lunch, continue hiking for another 1.5 hours to Intipunku-Sungate. Take some pictures at this breathtaking viewpoint of Machu Picchu. Then, it’s only 40 minutes to this mysterious Seven Wonders of the World site. After that, catch the bus to Machu Picchu Pueblo. After dinner at a restaurant, spend the night in our hostel.


  • Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner in a restaurant in Aguas Calientes
  • Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles
  • Time: 6hrs approximately
  • Hostal
  • Hot shower, wifi, tv cable
  • Difficulty: Moderate
Day 6: AGUAS CALIENTES– MACHU PICCHU (The Sacred City Of The Incas) – CUSCO

We will depart for the majesty of the Inca Lost City, “Machu Picchu,” after a hearty breakfast. This wonderful location has a rich history, which the tour leader will share with you. Stops at the “quarry stone,” the “Main Temple,” the “Temple of the Three Windows,” the “Sun Dial,” and the “Temple of the Sun”. An encounter you will never forget is our guarantee. There will be some downtime for independent exploration after your guided tour.
Your trek to “Huaynapicchu” (tickets restricted to 400 per day – not included) will commence between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m., so be sure to plan with your tour guide according to the Municipality’s scheduled time.
You can do a lot more than this. The “Puerta del Sol” trek, for example, which takes two hours total and goes up and down, allows you to see the Inca city from a new angle, but it is an optional extra that is not part of the program.
The train to Ollantaytambo leaves at 4:20 p.m. We will arrange for transportation to return you to your Cusco accommodation (2 hours approx.) after you reach Ollantaytambo.
The train’s capacity to return to Ollantaytambo is a key factor


  • Meal: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy

What's Included

Ausangate Trek And Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 6 Days

(walking sticks, sleeping bag, blankets, pillows, sleeping mat)

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Chef
  • Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffle bag for your personal gear
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide
  • All entrance tickets to the attractions
  • Private transport and professional driver (round-trip transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the trek)
  • 2 bus tickets from Aguas Calientes Village to Machu Piccchu
  • Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Spacious tent/Sleeping mat.
  • Horses or mules and indigenous horsemen to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, tables, stools, cooking gear, stoves, gas containers, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetable
  • One cook, and assistants
  • Excellent meals:
  • Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, and rice, foods that are rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking. (Vegetarian, vegan or special diet meals upon request)
  • Tea time before dinner (tea, coffee, cocoa, 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
  • Tips: Guide, Cook, Horseman.
  • Water on Day 1
  • First breakfast and last lunch
  • hotel in Cusco day 4
  • one bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Trip Info

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
  • 3 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, 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
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office — Please ask for them.

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:  $800 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!).


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

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