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Ausangate Trek 5Days/4Nights

  • Trekking
  • Cultural
  • lanscape
  • 3 nights camp
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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U$:550 USD

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Ausangate Trek 5 Days. It is an alternative and challenging hike around the majestic Ausangate mountain (6271 m.a.s.l) southeast of Cusco. Ausangate is one of the most important of the Inca period. For many centuries, the Andean peoples of Peru have maintained various ancestral elements. One area that has seen little change is the Andean community of Ausangate.

The trip will offer experiences that will never be forgotten, to gain insight into the depths of the Peruvian soul and to consider the people who live in the Andes in their natural life.

Ausangate Trek 5 Days, is an alternative to the classic Inca trail. Here the trail is very quiet, you can see few groups during the trek, Ausangate trek & rainbow mountain trek, it is a tour for the body and the spirit.
On this trail you can enjoy the traditions and customs of local people, exchange experiences and most importantly enjoy your vacation, Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain, is a path that awaits you

GROUP SIZE: Ausangate trek Please note that this is a private group trip. Because few people that make this kind of trip, we will be entirely at your disposal, we are responsible for our groups and our programs ( ausangate trek 5 days).

We do not share with other travel agencies, we do not know what offer our trips are available all year round. Due to weather conditions, however the recommended period for this trek is from April to December. ausangate trek 5 days.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization

Useful Information

  • Start- altitude of 2800m / 9186ft.
  • Higher altitude – 4780m / 15,682ft.
  • Total distance – 34km / 21 miles
  • Larges – day – Day 2-12 km / 6.7 miles.
  • Coldest night- 1 about 0 ° C
  • Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Acomodation – campament
  • Difficulty: Moderate


Day 1.- Cusco – Upis  – Yana Qocha

Driving on the Cusco – Puerto Maldonado route, we will travel from Cusco and pass through the towns of Urcos, Ocongate and finally Tinqui. Here we start the walk passing through Quinsapucyu and Huarmisaya until we reach Upis, we will walk towards the Arapa Pass at approximately 4,958 meters / 16,266 feet above sea level.

We will camp for the night near the Pukacocha lagoon where we will enjoy some of the most fantastic views of the Ausangate mountain.

  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + snack
  • Minimum height: 4,300 m / 12, 464 feet
  • Maximum height: 4,800 m / 14,432 feet
  • Walking distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 – 7 hours
  • Level of difficulty: moderate

Day 2.- Yana Qocha – Qomer Qocha

After a good breakfast, we are ready to leave our camp and start our hiking. We will ascend through the pass of Arapa (4,850 m). From here we will enjoy the contrast between the dry road like the hills and the impressive snow-capped mountains. Ausangate and Pucacocha.

This area also has three beautiful lakes with shades of red, green and turquoise are, the best ones (Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha and Qomercocha). Our second camp is near the Ausangate glacier.

Day 3.- Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha

This day, you will be woken up with room service (a cup of hot coca tea). This is going to be one of the most beautiful days of the walk. We will see colorful mountains in the distance. Also, on today’s trip we will pass through the town of Alccatauri.

The day begins with a 1 and a half hour ascent to reach the Ausangate Pass (4,930 m). In this pass we will see red mountains and we will also have the opportunity to see vicuñas, chinchillas and alpacas.

Enjoying it, we descend for an hour and a half until we reach the town of Alccatauri (4,400 m). Here we will observe the customs and traditional life of the local people, continuing about 30 minutes uphill, we will arrive at the lunch place in a rustic lodge. After a delicious lunch.

We will continue for 1 hour and a half, towards the Minasniyoq pass. Here we will have our first views of the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). In this step we will make a small offering to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). Afterwards we continue to our camp which is next to the Surina Cocha lagoon (4800m).

  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + snack
  • Minimum height: 4,400 m / 14,435 feet
  • Maximum height: 5,023 m / 16,479 feet
  • Walking distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles
  • Approximate walking time: 8 – 9 hours
  • Level of difficulty: Demanding

Day 4, Ausangate Qocha – Jampa.

Another great day to enjoy the amazing hill of colors next to the Ausangate mountain (6,384m/ 20,945 feet), the highest mountain in Cusco, here we can see lagoons, glaciers, after having breakfast we will start again with our walk, the trail will take us It will lead to the next pass called Palomani which is at 5,130m / 16,831ft, the highest pass on the entire trail.

Here we will start to take a look at the massisa mountain and some other colorful hills that are still nearby, then, we will walk downhill to reach the valley part, where we will have lunch, in the late afternoon we will walk uphill for 2 more hours until the next campsite located at an elevation of 4,700m / 15,420ft. Where at night we will have tea time, later dinner. All meals included.

  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Minimum height: 4,600 m / 15,092 ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,020 m / 16,469 feet
  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Level of difficulty: moderate

Day 5, Jampa – Pacchanta Town – Cusco

Wake up hot coca tea in the morning to have another great day, after having breakfast we’ll hike up for 2 hours and 30 minutes to the last pass called Jhampa 5,060 m / 16,601 ft, where we’ll have amazing glacier peaks right infront of us.

We will then trek downhill to get our last scenic lunch spot. After lunch we’ll trek for 2 more hours to get the Pacchanta Town. Where we’ll have a chance to swim at hot springs which is optional, and at this place we’ll say goodbye to our muleteers, we will eventually drive back to hotel in Cusco for about 3 hours and 30 minutes. End of our adventure.

  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • Minimum height: 4,300 m / 14,108 ft
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,060 m / 16,601 ft
  • Hiking Time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 6.83 miles
  • Level of difficulty: moderate
  • Group size: A customer’s choice
  • Fixed departures: Depends on the client




  • English speaking bilingual guide (additional guide for groups of nine or more)
  • Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trip.
  • Private transfer from your hotel from Cusco to Tinqui (the trail)
  • Private transfer from Pacchanta Village to your hotel Cusco
  • Tent of four people for every 2 people.
  • Thermarest inflatable mattress
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Professional chef and kitchen assistant
  • Dining room with tables and chairs
  • Arriero and horses to carry the whole equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to carry 7 kg of his personal equipment
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • Four breakfasts, four lunches and three dinners
  • Hot water for personal hygiene.
  • Boiled water and cold water to fill the bottles / cantinfloras
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical equipment.
  • Entrance to the hot springs of Upis
  • All meals, 3 meals a day, tea and snacks every afternoon
  •  Tickets to the park.
  • Extra oxygen bottle and first aid kit
  • * Options Vegetarian / special diet available.


  • Breakfast the first day
  • Sleeping bag
  • Extra Expenses (tips)
  • Trekking poles (can be rented from us)
  • Travel insurance

More Information


  • Small backpack
  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag suitable for temperatures up to -5
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A complete change of clothes
  • Sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Hat or cap for sun protection
  • Sunscreen (cream of protection- 70)
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Snack bars, chocolate, nuts, cookies, energy, etc.,
  • Cash in soles and US $.
  • Swimsuit (if you plan to visit the hot springs after the hike)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries


  • Shorts
  • Walking stick
  • bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money


  • Hire of sleeping bag U.$25
  • Walking sticks U$.20
  • Daypacks U$.15
  • Single Tent U$.35


Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 550
Private: U$: 630

Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
  • Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.


  • Hiking poles – U$: 20 (pair)
  • Sleeping Bag

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