Day 1: CUSCO – ALCATARI – AUSANGATE - ANANTA
Highlight of the day: DISCOVER THIS AMZING PLACE WITH LAKES AND PEAKS .
We start at 4:00 a.m. (pick-up at your hotel) and leave the City of Cusco via bus. Heading to the Trailhead called alcatara(4,000 m/16.464 ft.).gonna be 3 hours there Will meet with our horses and cowboy. and our cook Will prepared a delicious breakfast and then
We begin with a light to moderate climb crossing “The Puna” (a high dry area with little vegetation) and arrive at the first pass on the way will see a lot of llamas and alpacas and stunning views sure you can take some pictures, from here Will hike for 1 / 30 minutes dawn Hill until reaching our lunch after that Will keep hiking for another 1/30 minutes to reach the first high point of the trek call warmisaya (5000 masl -16400 fts) and then just gonna be dawn Hill until getting our first campsite call qellwacocha
- Hiking Distance: 9 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
Day 2: ANANTA- RAINBOW MOUNTAIN -CUSCO
Highlight of the day: ENYOY THE CLASSIC RAINBOW MOUNATAIN .
Wake up gonna be with coca tea, After breakfast, we hike gradually uphill for 1 and 45 hours until we reach the Georges Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain (5,030 m / 16,480 ft). Your guide will hike to the best spots to get amazing pictures of these incredible vinicunca rainbow mountains and the other surrounding mountains. Your tour guide will explain why is the colors of these mountains so unique: in this área but we have in some parts of the world like China, Argentina
After taking pictures and enjoying the view, we will continue on the hike until we reach the end of the trek. This is a 1 hour downhill hike. We will have lunch there.
After lunch Will takes our transportation to get Cusco and your hotel.
- 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
- Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
- Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
- WALKING STICK
- SPEEPING BAG
- Duffle bag for your personal gear
- Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
- Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
- Trek briefing with your guide
- 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)
- Spacious tent/Sleeping mat.
- Horses or mules and indigenous horsemen to carry camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stoves, gas containers, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetable
- Personal items to carry: 10 kg/22 lb. (So you just need to carry your day backpack with everything you will need during the day.)
- We provide a duffle for personal items.
- One cook, and assistants
- 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
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: $200 per person
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
- Student Discount 20$ dollars
- Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
- Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00
What to Pack
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.
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 really 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 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).
- 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!
- 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 insoles for cooks, horsemen, guides. (USD$60-70).
- Emergency money at least 300-450 extra soles (USD$ 220)