Ausangate trek 5 days, is located in the vilcanota range where one can see the highest glacier of Cusco, on the way you will pass and see a lot of turquoise lagoons, glaciers, snow capes, and the goal of this trek is the highland people are very friendly and respect still the sacred glacier they have a lot of alpacas, llamas, and some sheep, especially for sell the wool and the meat (chalky dry meat, an Andean language)and support their families.
This hike is the most beautiful and stunning trek that you can do in the Cusco región (Qosqo), the hike is physically a bit difficult in some parts. Is considered one of the top treks in Cusco because is located on the highest glacier in this área called Ausangate
ausangate trek 5 days,is so far the best option to visit the rainbow mountain and the red valley
CAUTION: Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Ausangate.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your Hotel in Cusco|
|DEPARTURE TIME||5 a.m.|
Trip Details of Ausangate Rainbow Mountain 5 Days
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
We depart from “Pacchanta” hiking towards Tinki (2 hours). Once we arrive at Tinki, we will board our private transport that will take us back to the City of Cusco, arriving at night.
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.
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
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).