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Ausangate Trek 5 Days 4 Nights

  • Trekking
  • Cultural
  • lanscape
  • 3 nights camp
  • Breakfast
  •  Lunch
  • Dinner
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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.

This hike 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, 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.

  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + snack
  • Minimum height: 4,100 m / 13,448 feet
  • Maximum height: 4,850 m / 15,908 feet
  • Walking distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles
  • Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours
  • Level of difficulty: Challenging

Day 3, Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha

This day, you will be awakened with a “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 rainbow mountains in the distance. Also, in today’s trip, we will pass through the city of Alccatauri. The day begins with an uphill climb of 1 hour and a half until you reach the Ausangate Pass (4,930 m). In this step, we will see red mountains and we will also have the opportunity to see vicuñas, chinchillas and alpacas.

After enjoying, we descend an hour and a half to reach the town of Alccatauri (4,400 m). Here we will observe the customs and the traditional life of the Andeans. There are no trees in the area, so there is no wood to make houses. The residents are very enterprising and build their houses with stone and clay and the fire is with natural fuel, animal manure. Here we will carry out an Andean barter. In exchange for your generosity and hospitality, we will offer you the coca leaves. This is very valuable for the Andean people because at this point it can not be cultivated because of the climate.

After this incomparable experience, we will walk about 30 minutes uphill to our lunch place in a rustic hostel. After a delicious lunch, we will start our journey uphill to the second step. After 1 hour and a half, we will follow the path to 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 the Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). To reach our campsite on the side of 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 mind-blowing coloured hills next to the Ausangate Mt (6,384m/ 20,945 feet), the highest mountain in Cusco, and see more glacier lagoons, after having breakfast we will begin again with our trekking, the trail takes us to the next pass called Palomani that is at 5,130m / 16,831 feet the highest pass on the whole trail; where, we will start to take a glance the massive mountain and some other colored hills which are still close by, then, we will walk downhill to get the valley part, where we will eat our lunch, in the late afternoon we will walk up for 2 more hours to the next camp spot located at an elevation of 4,700 m / 15,420 feet. Where in the evening we will have tea time, subsequently 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





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