ausangate trek to rainbow mountain 4 days, For many centuries the people of the rural areas of Peru have maintained many ancestral traditions. One of these regions that have undergone little change is the Andean communities that reside in the mountains of Ausangate. The journey we offer will allow you a glimpse of Peruvians living in their natural environment.
A true image of the Andean High Range.ausangate trek to rainbow mountain 4 days, You will have the opportunity to meet traditional indigenous Quechua-speaking natives, who live at an altitude of 14,000 m / 45,932 ft., herding llamas and alpacas. They live in an isolated region of the “Cordillera del Vilcanota” (Vilcanota Mountain Range) among glaciers, brightly colored lakes, and relaxing hot springs.
Along this ausangate trek to rainbow mountain 4 days, the likelihood of seeing a condor soar is high (South America’s largest flying bird). You’ll also, be able to witness Andean fauna such; as vicuñas, marmots (Vizcacha), geese, falcons, and wild ducks. Although you will be hiking in high elevations, once you have acclimated, the trek is considered moderate.
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 of 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” (a high dry area with little vegetation) and arrive at our lunch area (a 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 two hours to get our campsite called “Upis Alto” 4400 masl (14400 fasl). 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 and really close to the hot spring.
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).
Today, you will be woken up with (coca tea). This is gonna be one of the most amazing days of the trek. We will see the Rainbow Mountain from far away. Also, on today´s journey, we will pass through Alccatauri Village. This is where we will see their traditional local life., so there is no wood to make houses or build fires. The residents are extremely enterprising and make their adobe houses out of the mud and build fires with nature´s fertilizer,
The day begins with a 2-hour descendent until we reach the Ausangate pass (4,930 m / 16,170 ft). At this hight point, we will see red Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain and also have the opportunity to see Vicuñas, chinchillas, and alpacas. originally from this área.
After a while, we descend for 1 ½ hours until we reach the Alcatauri Village (4,410 m / 14,455 ft). During our time in the village, in return for their generous hospitality, we will give them some presents (toys, books some pencils). This is extremely valuable because this treasurable Peruvian staple can not be grown in this climate.
Following this amazing experience, we will walk a further 30 minutes uphill to our lunch spot at a rustic spot
After enjoying lunch, we will begin our hike uphill to the second pass. After 2 hours, we will follow the Llama trail to Minasniyuq Pass. Here we will have our first views of the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain(5,023 m / 16,489 ft). At this pass, we will make offerings to Pacha Mama (our universe).
The remainder of the day´s hike is a 1 hour downhill hike to our camp, Surine Cocha (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). The camp is on the best of the gorgeous Surine Lake
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 part 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 2 hour downhill hike. We will have lunch there.
After lunch Will takes our transportation to get Cusco and your hotel.
tips for staff
1 breakfast and last lunch
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!).
Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):