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Ausangate trek 3 Days

PRICE : $ 390 USD

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    Ausangate Trek 3 Days Experience to Rainbow Mountain!

    This shorter Ausangate trek 3 days is perfect if you’re looking for an adventure that’s as challenging as it is rewarding and at the same time to see the best part of Ausangate.

    The massif ice of Ausangate, colored red valleys, turquoise lagoons, and the spire towering peaks that’s even more remote than nearby Cusco, but you’ll see that too. Because of its less-to-know location, the area sees relatively few visitors. This means you’ll get to experience local history in near-solitude, surrounded by nothing but dramatic vistas and spanning mountains. Spectacular views of the Andes are all along the trek in Ausangate, a journey filled with pure wilderness, breathtaking vistas, locals in typical usages, herds of llamas/ alpacas, and a visit to Rainbow Mountain.


    Day 1:Cusco – Upis – Yana Qocha

    We pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 am to leave the city of Cusco, we will then have three and a half hours driving to get Upis town, along the way we will see picturesque towns, and we will stop for a couple of times to enjoy the sceneries, once we arrive in Upis (the trailhead, 4,350m/ 14,272ft) we will meet up our local muleteers, horses, and get ready for the adventure, we will hike gradually uphill for about 2 hours and 30 minutes following the highland valley inhabited by llamas and alpacas with dramatic vistas of Ausangate in backdrop to get the lunch spot located in Pamparapa (4,600m / 15,092 feet). Today, we’ll have lunch at a very scenic spot still with Ausangate Mt at the background. After eating the delicious meal, we’ll still hike up for about 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to the first campsite, called Yana Qocha 4,650 m / 15,256 ft, from the lunch spot we’ll hike for two hours to get the first pass called Arapa pass 4,800 m/ 15,748 ft, at this point, we’ll be impressed by stunning views of eroded mountains, and highland valleys. We will then hike downhill for 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to the campsite, a place with amazing views around the Ausangate mountain. Lunch and dinner included.

    Hiking Time: 6 – 7 hours
    Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
    Lowest Point: 4,350 m / 14,272 ft
    Highest Point: 4,800 m / 15,748 ft

    Day 2:Yana Qocha – Qomer Qocha

    In the morning we will have a beautiful sunrise at the top of towering rocks and mountains, we will enjoy this view while having our breakfast, after having breakfast we will start trekking on an uneven trail (up and downs) this section of the trail is one of the most picturesque ones, as the blue and turquoise colored lagoons surround the bottom part of the massif Ausangate mountain 6.384 m / 20,945 ft, the highest mountain in Cusco. After hiking for 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will start hiking up on a switchback trail to the next pass at 5,000 m / 16,404 ft. In which, we will enjoy the very dramatic vistas of the Vilcanota range going in different directions, colored hills, and the glacier peaks. From this pass, we will hike downhill to get the valley part and follow up the valley to reach our lunch spot located at the place called Ananta 4,650 m/ 15,256 ft. After lunch, we will continue trekking uphill for 2 hours to reach the next pass called Warmisaya 5,000 m / 16,404 ft from this place, we will be able to spot the Rainbow Mountain in a further distance and the views are still very impressive. The last section is downhill for 30 minutes to get to the second campsite located at Qomer Qocha 4,680 m / 15,354 ft. All meals included.

    Hiking Time: 8 – 9 hours
    Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
    Lowest Point: 4,600 m / 15,092 ft
    Highest Point: 5,000 m / 16,404 ft

    Day 3: Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountains – Cusco

    A great day awaits us as we hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Cusco region! from our campsite we will hike up for 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach our last destination–Rainbow Mountain. Upon our arrival we will take enough time to savor this unique place, after that, we will walk down the valley to reach our next lunch spot, next, we will say goodbye to our muleteers, cooks, and we will eventually drive back to Cusco and will drop you off at your hotel.

    Hiking time: 3-4 hours
    Hiking distance: 6 km / 3.72 miles
    Lowest Point: 4,500m/ 14,764 ft
    Highest point: 5,050m/ 16,568 ft

    Trip Info
    Packing List
    Before You Go


    • Private transportation from your hotel to Upis.
    • Private transportation back to hotel from Qesuyunoc (Rainbow Mountain) at the end of our trek.
    • Camping Equipment 4 season tent in Black Diamond or North Face Summit Series brand (04 people tent for 02 people)
    • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
    • Air sleeping pads (Therma-Rest brand) come with pillows.
    • Entrance tickets to the park and camping site fees.
    • Trek Leader.
    • Meals: Breakfast (2), lunch (3), dinner (2), and snacks with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.
    • A professional chef.
    • Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items.
    • Duffel bags where to put the personal items.
    • Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek.
    • Oxygen tank and first aid-kits.


    • Sleeping bags (available for renting).
    • Hiking poles (available for renting).
    • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, etc.
    • Tipping for the trek leader, porters or muleteers, and other staff (expected but not compulsory your own appreciation).
    • Travel insurance (you need to have one to travel with us and bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at the passenger’s expense.
    • Day pack with a Rain cover.
    • Torch/ headlamp.
    • Extra socks (wool is best).
    • Hiking pants and shirts- layers.
    • Rain pants.
    • Camping shoes/ sandals- to wear in the evenings.
    • Camping pillow.
    • Water-resistant trekking shoes.
    • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, and gloves).
    • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
    • Synthetic or cotton clothing (trousers, shorts, t-shirts).
    • Sunhat and sunglasses.
    • Sun cream.
    • Lip Balm.
    • Camera/ extra battery.
    • Water bottles such as Nalgene.
    • Basic medications.
    • Walking sticks.
    • Personal items.
    • Personal snacks.
    • Cash (if you’d like to purchase souvenirs).


    •  If you have altitude sickness symptoms, descend as quickly as you can. It’s nothing to mess around with.
    •  Our guide always oxygen tanks which are important as you get over 5040 meters/16,500 feet above sea level! Not all travel agencies offer this, so this is definitely something to look out for when choosing the best Rainbow Mountain tour operator.
    • Make sure you are acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude before you set off on your hike to the Rainbow Mountain. This is by far the best insurance of a smooth and enjoyable trip. We recommend you spend at least 2 days in Cusco prior to the excursion.
    • Batteries tend to die due to cold — keep them in your sleeping bag.
    • The higher elevation also means colder, nearly freezing temperatures, so be prepared. If you decide to take a multi-day tour, make sure to wear very warm clothes. Also, bring coca leaves to fight off altitude sickness and carry the minimum gear possible to ease the hike.
    • It is easy to rent gear, if you need anything, in Cusco for a few dollars a day for each ítem.
    • We have huts in every campsite. You will be protected from the rain, snow and hail.
    • No matter the weather conditions, the scenery is still spectacular.
    • While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Ausangate Trek 3 days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters.
    • You will croos 3 passes which are above 16,000 feet of elevation. Passes are mostly gradual.
    • temperatures can fall well below freezing at night and be prepared for snow.
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