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Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

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Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

  • 4 Days 3 Nights
  • All food on the trail
  • Accommodation: Camps
  • max. Altitude:
    5100m / 16.732ft
  • Difficulty:
  • Professional guide
    (English and / or Spanish)



The Ausanagte and Rainbow Mountain hike is one of the best treks we have in Cusco, for lovers of this type of activity since it connects a part of the Ausangate circuit to finally reach the famous rainbow mountain.

Likewise, this hike is located in the same mountain range of the Ausangate mountain range, where you will have the opportunity to see a wonderful landscape such as glaciers, lagoons with turquoise waters and herds of alpacas, llamas and vicuñas.


This excursion, ausangate and rainbow mountain takes place through the mountain chain called Vilcanota, basically the tour is at the foot of the majestic apu ausangate mountain that is considered by the locals as a protective guardian that since time immemorial has been adored by the Andean man.

Ausangate and rainbow mountain is a hike with a duration of 4 days this trail guarantees an unforgettable experience for you who like to do this type of outdoor activities, enjoy the tranquility of the mountains.

  • Enjoy the most impressive and remote roads in Peru.
  • Live an adventure completely out of the ordinary.
  • enjoy lagoons with crystalline and multi-colored waters.
  • Visit the incredible and impressive Rainbow Mountain.
  • Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of landscapes full of glaciers and lagoons.
  • Make new friends in the local communities that we will visit.
  • Observe the fauna of the region such as the chinchilla, vicuña, herds of alpacas and llamas.

Day 1Cusco | Tinqui – Upis

We will pick you up at the hotel at 5:00 am and then travel in a private transport for 3 hours until we reach the town of Tinky (Rodeana) (3700 masl / 12,139 ft.), where we can have breakfast and then we will start with our activity of the day, walking In the direction of our first Upis camp, which is located at (4426 masl / 14,521 ft.), before reaching Upis we will have a magnificent view of the Apu Ausangate, upon reaching our destination our cook will be waiting with a delicious lunch and then later After lunch we will have a rest and in the afternoon we can visit the Huayna Ausangate place where we can enjoy the beauty of a beautiful lagoon which is fed by the thaw of the snowy Ausangate, also if you want you can visit the thermal baths of Upis which will be optional , our Upis camp is accentuated at the foot of this Ausangate snow-capped mountain.

Travel distance: 11 km / 6.21 miles
Walking time: 4 hours.
Altitude of the camp: 4426 masl / 14,521 ft.
Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Difficulty level: Moderate.

Day 2Upis | Arapa Pass – Pucacocha Lake

walking until we reach our next camp, PucaQocha (4613 masl / 15.134 ft) but before we get there we will pass by seeing some lagoons with crystalline waters, very beautiful colors and finally We arrive at the PucaQocha camp where we will have a dinner and finally we will spend the second night there.
Travel distance: 8 km 7 4,9709 miles.

Walking time: 4 hours.
Altitude of the camp: 4613 masl / 15.134 ft.
Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Difficulty level: Challenging.

Day 3Camp Pucaqocha - Pucaqocha Pass - Ananta – Warmisaya Pass – Soroni Camp

After a healthy nutritious breakfast and with an impressive view of the snow-capped mountains, lagoons and a blue sky, we begin the walk with an ascent of one to two hours to the Pucacocha pass (4,906 masl / 16,095 ft.) from where we can see the great Apu Ausangate and at the foot of it some of the lagoons such as YanaQocha, Uchuy PucaQocha and Jatun PucaQocha. Likewise, we will have enough time there to take many pictures of the place.

After enjoying the view of the place we will begin to gradually descend for two hours towards Anantapata (4,697 masl / 15,410 ft.) which will be the place of our lunch, after a comforting lunch we will begin with a two hour ascent until we reach the second pass warmisaya (4,984 masl / 16,351 ft.) from where we can already visualize the famous rainbow mountain and the natural beauty of the Andes, after contemplating for a long time the natural beauty of the place we continue with a descent of one hour until we reach our next Soroni camp (4,791 masl / 15,718 ft.) which is located near a lagoon where there are some birds typical of the place.

Travel distance: 7 km / 4,3496 miles.
Walking time: 4 to 5 hours.
Altitude of the camp: 4,791 masl / 15,718 ft.
Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Difficulty level: Challenging.

Day 4Soroni Camp - Rainbow Mountain – Llacto – Cusco

This day we will finally reach our destination the famous Rainbow Mountain and once again accompanied by the snowy Ausangate, for which we will have to get up very early in the morning at 5:00 am with a coca leaf tea, to try to be the first to arrive, then we will have a delicious and nutritious breakfast, then we leave our Soroni camp in the direction of the rainbow mountain, a walk that lasts approximately one hour.

Finally, we will arrive at the viewpoint of the Rainbow Mountain which is located at (5,000 masl / 16.404 ft.) from where we will have a spectacular and privileged view of the Rainbow Mountain, a small part of the red valley and of course always accompanied by the majestic Apu Ausangate, after enjoying this natural wonder too We can visit the viewpoint of the red valley which will be optional and then we will begin with the descent to the community of Quesiuno where we will have our last lunch prepared by our cook, at the end of lunch we will have a few more minutes to take our things and finally we will take our private transport which will be at 5:00 pm and the service ends when we leave you at the door of your hotel in Cusco.

Travel distance: 2 km /1.242 miles.
Walking time:1 hours
Food included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Price Includes

  • Pre-departure briefing with the guide
  • Pick up at your hotel on the morning of trek departure
  • Transportation from Cusco tinky cuscok
  • Professional guide (English and / or Spanish)
  • Entrance Ticket for Ausangate Trek
  • Tents
  • Basic foam mattress. If you need more comfort during the trek we can rent you an inflatable mattress ( Thermarest)
  • 1 duffle bag
  • Cook and kitchen equipment
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Snacks
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including riders. These carry the camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils. We provide duffel bags at our briefing for your personal items (up to 7kg / 15lbs per person)
  • Tent for eating with camping tables and chairs and tent for the Kitchen for the cook to prepare meals
  • Tents for our staff to sleep
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle

Price Excludes

  • Sleeping bag: However, you can rent one from us. We have sleeping bags that will protect from down to -18 °C (0 °F)
  • Trekking poles: You can also rent these from us
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our team
  • Additional costs

You must bring

  • A light backpack with a change of clothes for the entire period of the trek - be prepared for a wide range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or a rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco
  • Resistant footwear, waterproof trekking boots are recommended. The extra stockings can not be missing
  • sandals or flip flops are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to wear them
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and hat. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flashlight / Handlamp and extra batteries
  • Camera, film and batteries (batteries consume more quickly in cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect yourself from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Toilet paper, inside and outside the luggage
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need, paracetamol, blister protection, etc.
  • Small towel
  • Bathing suit (if you intend to bathe in the hot springs)
  • Cash - enough for snacks, tips and souvenirs
  • Original passport
  • Binoculars (if you have)
Before You Go:

How many days do I need to acclimate in Cusco before the Trek?

It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude before pushing yourself on a hike. We recommend that you arrive in Cusco at least two to three days before the trek begins to help you adjust and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness during the trek. You may have already been to another area of Peru at high altitudes before arriving in Cusco. In that case, we recommend that you have a full day in Cusco to rest, recover from your trip, and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cusco before leaving for the trek. Here are some suggestions of activities to do in the vicinity of Cusco before starting your adventure trip:

  • City Tour
  • Sacred Valley
  • Rainbow Mountain

Briefing or Informative Meeting

All meetings and briefings are very important, which takes place at our office or at your hotel at 5:00 p.m. one night before the tour starts. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If for any reason you cannot attend our informative meeting, you must contact Ausangate Explore by email or by Whatsapp.

Trek Balance Payment (in Cusco)

The hike must be paid in full. one day before your departure (usually after the briefing). It would be greatly appreciated if you pay the balance of the trek in cash in US dollars or local currency at our Office. You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance in traveler’s checks.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are common in Peru, and this can interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and railway tracks can be taken. However, we will try to make your trip as smooth as possible. originally planned, even if it means going out the night before the scheduled date. under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you and our operations staff. Your safety is our top priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

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