Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

" live a real adventure in the mountains."

Max. Altitude
4989m/16368ft
Group Size
Up to 12 people
Accommodation
Camps
Difficulty
Moderate

DESCRIPTION

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

The Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain 4-day trek is one of Peru's best hiking lovers' options. Don't miss the excitement of this adventure heading to the Rainbow Mountain, located in the Andes mountain range. You'll observe gigantic glaciers, crystalline lagoons, and herds of llamas and alpacas.

This 4-day hike takes us through a truly unusual circuit, hidden between the Vilcanota Mountain Range, at the foot of the majestic Apu Ausangate (6,300 masl / 20,900 fasl), which is the highest mountain in southern Peru. This snowy peak has been considered sacred since ancient times by the ancient inhabitants of the Andes. Explore the heights on a walk that will be smooth and pleasant at times, but that will also require your effort. Escape the tourist crowds and connect with nature in absolute tranquillity. You won’t regret it.

Ausangate trek 4 day to Rainbow Mountains is one of the most beautiful paths in Peru that offers spectacular adventure trip to Vinicucnca Rainbow Mountain in the high Andes with breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains, alpine lagoons, Red valley, steep mountains, hills painted with llamas and alpacas.

Overview At Ausangate Hike

  • HIGHLIGHTS: Ausangate mountain, Red valley, Rainbow Mountain, colourfully dressed locals
  • TIMING: 4 days 3 nights.
  • STARTING & ENDING POINT: Cusco Hotel.
  • TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.
  • TRANSPORT: Trekking and bus.
  • DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully. Moderate to Challenging.
  • WHEN TO GO: Best from March to October
  • DAY TEMPERATURE: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: 4ºC to -10º C
  • REMARK : 2-3 day acclimatization required.
  • LOCATION: About 3 hours drive east of Cusco, leaves from the village of Tinki.

We set off early from Cusco traveling by private van to the small village of Tinqui. We will see the impressive mountain range of Vilcanota and pass through several traditional Andean villages en route and take time to stop to take some photos. When we arrive at Tinqui (our trailhead), we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our master chef. Then our horsemen will arrange all the group gear and packs on the horses and our trek officially begins. We begin our walk through farming communities and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains. We will walk for around 3 hrs and then its time for a lunch stop. After lunch we continue for another 2 hours to reach Upis (4,100 m / 13,448 ft). There we will have the opportunity to soak in the local hot springs before dinner, and camp for the night.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Minimum Elevation: 3,810 m / 12, 564 ft
Maximum Elevation: 4,500 m / 14,532 ft
Walking Distance: 12 km / 7 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

After a big breakfast we are ready to leave our camp and get started on our hike for the day. We will climb to the Arapa Pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft). From this vantage point we will enjoy the contrast between dry desert like hills and breathtaking snow capped views of Mt. Ausangate and Pucacocha. This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha, and Qomercocha). Our second campsite is close to Ausangate glacier.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Minimum Elevation: 4,300 m / 13,560 ft
Maximum Elevation: 4,890 m / 15,909 ft
Walking Distance: 12 km / 7 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging

Today, you will be woken up with “room service” (a hot cup of coca tea). This is going to be one of the most beautiful days of the trek. We will see the Rainbow Mountains in the distance. Also, on today´s journey, we will pass through Alccatauri Village. This is where we will see their traditional village life. There are no trees in the area, so there is no wood to make houses or build fires. The residents are extremely enterprising and make their adobe houses out of mud and build fires with nature´s fertilizer, a.k.a. manure. J. The day begins with a 1 ½ hour uphill climb until we reach the Ausangate pass (4,930 m / 16,170 ft). At this pass, we will see red mountains and also have the opportunity to see Vicuñas, chinchillas and alpacas. After we enjoy the pass, we descend for 1 ½ hours until we reach the Alccatauri Village (4,400 m / 14,435 ft). During our time at the village, in return for their generous hospitality, we will give them offerings of coca leaves. This is extremely valuable because this treasurable Peruvian staple can not be grown in this climate. Following this incomparable experience, we will hike a further 30 minutes uphill to our lunch spot at a rustic lodge. After a satisfying lunch, we will begin our voyage uphill to the second pass. After 1 ½ hours, we will follow Llama trail to Minasniyuq Pass. Here we will have our first views of the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). At this pass, we will make offerings to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). The remainder of the day´s journey is a 1 hour downhill hike to our camp, Surine Cocha (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). The camp is on the banks of the gorgeous Surine Lake (pictured above).

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Minimum Elevation: 4,410 m /14,455 ft
Maximum Elevation: 5,023 m / 16,489 ft
Walking Distance: 12 km/ 7miles
Approximate Walking Time: 8 – 9 hours
Level of Difficulty: Demanding

After breakfast we hike gradually uphill for 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). Your guide will walk you to the best spots to get the perfect pictures of these incredible mountains and the other surrounding mountains. Your guide will explain what makes these mountains so unique: they are composed of various minerals, which make different colors of stone striations. Not only is this one of the most stunning places in Peru and South America, these type of mountains are seen in only one other country in the world, China. After taking photos and enjoying the view, we will continue on the trek until we reach Quesiuno Village. This is a 2 ½ hour downhill hike. We will have lunch there. Our private van will be waiting to pick us up in this village after lunch. We will then drive 3 ½ hours back to Cusco. After one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we will drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is 6 PM.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Minimum Elevation: 5,030 m / 16,480 ft
Maximum Elevation: 11 km /6.4 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

What Is Included?

  • Emergency horse to escort us during the trek.
  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Tea time = Happy Hour: Every afternoon 1 hour before dinner the cooks will let on the dining table pop-corn, biscuits, coffee, chocolate, different type of teas, hot water, etc. this is because after a day of hiking many are hungry and it is a bit annoying to wait till dinner that why we provide tea time.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Chef and assit chef
  • Horsemans
  • Mules to carry our camping ítems
  • 7 kg of your personal items.
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • private van from your hotel to upis
  • private vas from quesiuno village to Cusco
  • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • 4Breakfasts, 3Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
  • Kitchen ten and Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Entrance fee to  vinicunca rainbow mountain

What Is Not Included?

  • The last Dinner, beverages are not included in the pax.
  • Tips
  • Others not mentioned
  • Personal medicines

What you should pack for this tour

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

"Everything you need to pack for your tours in Peru"

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usa-passport
ORIGINAL PASSPORT
WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION BLADDER
WATER BOTTLE OR HYDRATION BLADDER
Sunglasses for hiking in high mountains
SUNGLASSES
DAYPACK
DAYPACK
CAMERA / VIDEOCAMERA
CAMERA / VIDEOCAMERA
NOTEBOOK / JOURNAL AND PEN
NOTEBOOK / JOURNAL AND PEN
INSULATED JACKET
INSULATED JACKET
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
TRAINERS (TREKKING SHOES / SANDALS)
TRAINERS (TREKKING SHOES / SANDALS)
HIKING BOOTS
HIKING BOOTS
HIKING SOCKS
HIKING SOCKS
THERMAL SOCKS
THERMAL SOCKS
GAITERS
GAITERS
TREKKING SHORTS AND TROUSERS
TREKKING SHORTS AND TROUSERS
BASE LAYER
BASE LAYER
TREKKING SHIRTS
TREKKING SHIRTS
FLEECE JACKET
FLEECE JACKET
UNDERWEAR
UNDERWEAR
HAT FOR SUN PROTECTION
HAT FOR SUN PROTECTION
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HARD SHELL JACKET AND RAIN GEAR
HEADLAMP
HEADLAMP
HEAD BAND OR BEANIE
HEAD BAND OR BEANIE
INNER GLOVES
INNER GLOVES
OUTER GLOVES
OUTER GLOVES
SLEEPING BAG
SLEEPING BAG
TREKKING POLES
TREKKING POLES
DUFFLE BAG:
DUFFLE BAG:
MONEY IN SOLES
MONEY IN SOLES

TRIP LENGTH 4 DAYS
2021 LAND COSTFROM $350.00PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Pre payment per person:
50%
Balance:
50%
Terms and Conditions
PRIVATE SERVICE
PEOPLEGROUPPRICEDURATION
2 PERSONPRIVATE SERVICE$350 PER PERSON 4 DAYS
3-12 PERSONPRIVATE SERVICE$300 PER PERSON 4 DAYS
Come with your friends or family (Special Prices)
PEOPLEGROUPPRICEDURATION
2 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$350 PER PERSON 4 DAYS
3 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$300 PER PERSON 4 DAYS
4-12 PERSONGROUP SERVICE$280 PER PERSON 4 DAYS

NOTE:

Our 5D/4N AUSANGATE TREK includes extra horse to carry up to 7kg/16lbs of your belongings.

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