Ausangate Trek 4 Days 3 Nights

Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain Trek 4 Days

4 Days 3 Nights Multi-day hike

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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca

Cusco – Ccayrahuire – Hanantapata – Ausangate Cocha – Huchuy Finaya.- Tticllacocha – Ninaparayoc- Pacchanta- Cusco
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The Ausangate Trek 4 Days 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.

The Ausangate trek 4 days  is one of Peru’s best options to explore the native life of the Andes. It is recommended for nature, mountains and remotes area lovers.
On this incredible expedition you will visit the highlands of Peru, relax in the Andean hot spring with 35º C, and explore the turquoise glow of beautiful lagoons in the middle of the Andes. Be impressed by the Apu Ausangate 6385m/20942ft the highest peak in Cusco region, nowadays it represents the spiritual entity of the Andean people who believe that this mountain watch over the communities and their animals.

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Itinerary

The Ausangate Trek 4-days 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.

DAY 1: CUSCO – CCAYRAHUIRE – HANATAPATA.

Departure time: 5:00am. We will collect you from your hotel, bright and early and head off in the direction of The Ausangate mountain for 4 hours through the Vilcanota valley, passing through picturesque farming villages, spectacular mountains and colonial bridges and the Spanish colonial church of Checcacupe, until we arrive at the village of Ccayrahuire at 4500m elevation. From here, we will begin our hike, starting off with a 2 hour ascent to the rainbow mountain, found at 5050m. After we have seen this incredible rainbow mountain in all its colourful glory, and the stunning panorama, we will carry on, on our journey for four more hours until we arrive at our campsite for the evening at Hanantapata, found at an elevation of 4750m.

 

Walking distance: 8 km
Starting altitude: 4500m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 5050 m / ft
Campsite altitude: 4750m. / ft
Hiking time: 7 horas approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: Min. -10°C.
Difficulty: Moderate/ difficult
Accommodation: Camping
Included meals: Lunch and dinner

 

DAY 2: HANANTAPATA – AUSANGATE COCHA – HUCHUY FINAYA.

We will wake up bright and early and after a hearty breakfast, we will begin our hike at 6:30am. After a 3 hour hike approx, we will arrive at the Ausangate Cocha lake at 4750m. elevation. Here at the foothills of the Ausangate snow peak, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. This will give us the energy to ascend up to the Palomani pass, at a massive 5200m. We will then start our descent to our next campsite at Huchuy Finaya, found at 4500m elevation and where we will spend the second night.

 

Walking distance: 14 km
Starting altitude: 4750m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 5200 m / ft
Campsite altitude: 4500m. / ft
Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: Min. -10°C.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Accommodation: Camping
Included meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

 

DAY 3: HUCHUY FINAYA – TTICLLACOCHA – NINAPARAYOC

We will start this beautiful day at 6:30 am with a delicious breakfast, after which, we will begin our 4 hour hike through some traditional Andean communities and where will be able to appreciate the llamas, alpacas and even vicuñas in their natural habitat. We will then arrive at the Tticllacocha lagoon, where we will have a delicious lunch. After a brief rest, we will ascend the khampa pass at 5100 metres elevation and the final mountain pass of our trek. After we have taken in yet another panoramic view on this spectacular trek, we will descend to our campsite of Ninaparayoc at 4600m and where we will spend our final evening.

 

Walking distance: km
Starting altitude: 4500m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 5100 m / ft
Campsite altitude: 4600m. / ft
Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: Min. -10°C.
Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult
Accommodation: Camping
Included meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

 

DAY 4: NINAPARAYOC –PACCHANTA- CUSCO.

We will begin the final day of our expedition at 7:00 am. After our breakfast, we will enjoy the final part of our hike, where we will see the 7 lagoons and their incredible colours, ranging from blue to turquoise to magenta. We will arrive at the village of Pacchanta at 4300m elevation, where we can enjoy the medicinal hot springs of the village. We will have our final lunch here, after which we will begin our journey back to the city of Cusco, approximately 4 hours away.

 

Walking distance: 8 km
Starting altitude: 4600m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 4600m. / ft
Campsite altitude: N/A
Hiking time: 4 horas approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: N/A
Accommodation : N/A
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Inclusions

At Ausangate Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

INCLUDED:

  • Private transport.
  • Official guide.
  • Meals throughout this rainbow mountain itinerary that are mentioned above.
  • Entrance tickets to the Ausangate circuit and Rainbow mountain.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Oxygen tank
  • Trekking poles
  • Sanitary protocols

 NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrance to the hot springs
  • Extra drinks.
  • Tips

Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as carefree as possible. In this section, you’ll find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with Ausangate Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

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WHAT TO BRING

  • 4 disposable face masks.
  • Sun Protection.
  • Alcohol gel
  • Thermals for the evening
  • Extra cash in Soles and small denominations.
  • Bathing suit, towel and sandals for the hot springs.
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Toilet paper
  • Day pack with the following:
  • Rain poncho
  • Snack
  • Refillable water bottle/camel pack.
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch/ headlamp
  • Extra Batteries

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All information meetings and briefings are held in our main office in Cusco (or your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one night before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If you’re unable to attend, you must coordinate another time by email, by phone or at the Ausangate Trekking office.

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you won’t need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags; put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (in the unlikely case of theft, many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing everything). It’s best to put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pick up of guests

Ausangate Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historical Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.

Cusco is an old city, meaning it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group Tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people, then physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route.

It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are usually common in Peru, and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked, and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your trip as originally planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be canceled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our transport or restaurant. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?

At Ausangate Trekking we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Ausangate Trekking we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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