Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

Homestay Journey

Description

Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

Ausangate Trek winds through the heart of the Andes Mountains in South America. On our Ausangate Trek you will see some of the most breathtaking and pristine scenary in the entire world. Ausangate trek takes you over mountains and past rivers, lakes and glaciers it is a land of otherworldly views.

During our Ausangate Trek, you will see snowcapped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly beautiful mountain range. You will also get the chance to see the Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca!

The Ausangate trek circumnavigates the peak and offers the traveler an experience to touch in a living culture. Ausangate Trek connects the trekker with the ancestral customs and traditions of the Incan people who live in the area of this majestic peak.

Come with Homestay Team and experience unforgettable magic deep in the heart of the Andes on our Ausangate Trek. At every sunrise, you will marvel at the shadow of the powerful presence the Apu Ausangate (6385m/ 20948.16 ft). According to Andean belief and Incan mythology, “Apu” is a deity or the Spirit of a Sacred Mountain.

Important

Trip Overview

  • Tour Type: Adventure Journey
  • Good For: Those with a sense of adventure and hiking
  • Difficulty: Difficult
  • Climate: Cold, sunny with wind in the months of April to November
  • Humidity: Dry  
  • Rainy season: December to March
  • Pick up Time: 6: AM     
  • End time: 17: PM
  • Distance: 16 KM or 9,9419 miles
  • Altitude of Campsite: 4300m / 14319 ft
  • Weather: Sunny – Windy – Dry and Cold at Night


Day 1 Cusco-Tinki-Pajchanta (4,200 m /13779.53 ft)

Our Homestay Team coming to pick up from your hotel at 6:30 am in the morning after you have a nice breakfast. We will drive 3 hours aprox to the community of Tinki and on the way; we will stop in Oropesa village. This is where you will see many bakeries and get to experience the local specialty - a famous bread called Chuta - which is the most delicious and popular bread in Cusco region.

Afterwards, we will continue our journey and arrive at the village Tinki, affter to continue on a road about 20 minutes we will arrive to the community of Puca Rumy where we will begin our hike. Here we will meet with our horseman who are native from this community. We will start hiking through the local community for about three and a half hours and on the way, we will see locals doing their daily activities like farming or looking after the llamas and alpacas. We will also start to enjoy the beautiful landscapes of the Andes. At the end, we will arrive to our lunch place, which will be also our campsite.

Our chef will be waiting with a special, delicious lunch for you and upon completion, we will organize; our belongings in our tents and you can have a nice nap. After your nap, we will enjoy the natural hot spring where you can bathe and enjoy the beautiful views on an unforgettable starry night.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco to Tinki.
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner included
  • Carriers:Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • For the night:Two person tents and mattresses.
  • Distance: 7 KM or 4 miles
  • Altitude of Campsite: 4200m / 13779.53 ft
  • Weather: Sunny – Windy – Dry and Cold at Night
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Day 2 Pajchanta-Jhampa pass (5010m/ 16437ft) Huchuy Fhinaya (4510m/14793ft)

After a delicious breakfast, we will begin our hike, starting to ascend through the beautiful trail used by the locals since ancient times. On the way, we will pass through beautiful lakes, which the locals consider “sacred lakes” and perform ceremonies in order to thanks Pachamama for the life they have. It will be a great opportunities to take pictures and enjoy the environment. After three hours of hiking, we will stop for lunch and then we will continue ascending to the high mountain of our hike called “Ccampa” Pass located at 5000m/ 16404.2 ft. After this pass we will start descending to our campsite for about three hours called “Surapata,” located in the Narrow Valley surrounded by giant mountains (4300 m or 14319 ft), and finally we will finish our day.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner included
  • Carriers:Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • For the night:Two person tents and mattresses.
  • Distance: 16 KM or 9,9419 miles
  • Altitude of Campsite: 4300m / 14319 ft
  • Weather: Sunny – Windy – Dry and Cold at Night
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Day 3 Huchuy Fhinaya Palomani Pass (5210m/17010ft) Ausangate Qocha (4650m / 15100ft)

Today, we will reach the highest point of our whole journey. We start walking through this narrow valley and finally we will start our ascension. On the way, we will have a chance to enjoy the wildlife, such as viscachas, Andean geese and if we are lucky we will have chance to see the sacred bird of the Inkas called Condor. We will see more colorful lakes and lagoons and we will be really close to the famous Ausangate Mountain. After three hours ascending we will arrive to Palomani Pass, (5210m/17010ft) where there will be great spot to enjoy the snowcapped mountains, especially Ausangate, because we will have a 360-degree view. Then, we continue our hike and start to descend for 2 hours to our campsite called Ausangate Cocha where we will end our day.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner included
  • Carriers:Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • For the night:Two person tents and mattresses.
  • Distance: 17 KM or 10.5 miles
  • Altitude of Campsite: 4650m / 15100 ft
  • Weather: Sunny – Windy – Dry and Cold at Night
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Day 4 Ausangate Qocha-Ananta (4600m/1500ft)

Today we will only have a moderate hike - It is a good day to relax. The highlight of the day will be arriving to Pucacocha Pass (5051 mt) which has very stunning views of the colorful mountains and overlooks 5 lagoons with a variety of colors. After that, we will continue on the beautiful trail in the company of Andean animals like llamas and alpacas. Finally, approach our campsite where we will enjoy our delicious lunch and rest for the next day.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Meals: Lunch and dinner included
  • Carriers:Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • For the night:Two person tents and mattresses.
  • Distance: 14 KM or 8.65 miles
  • Altitude of Campsite: 4600m / 15000 ft
  • Weather: Sunny – Windy – Dry and Cold at Night
  • Difficulty: Difficult

Day 5 Ananta-Warmisaya pass (4985m/16355ft) Rainbow Mountain (5030m/16502ft) Cusco

We will have very early breakfast at 5 am because we want to be the first to arrive at Rainbow Mountain. After breakfast we will start our hike with the first uphill climb Warmisaya Pass (4985m/16355). A wonderful day on which we may enjoy natural sites, geological formations of the Vilcanota chain (Andes) and a chain of naturally colored mountains. The Cordillera of the Andes are formed by frictions of tectonic plates that have caused a natural erosion since millions of years. When we arrive at the highest point, we will be able to see the natural formation of colors and the entire red valley of mountains. These breathtaking views will be payback for the hard work you accomplished during this trek. Here you will have the time to contemplate the views of the mountain and take amazing pictures with the sunrise over the mountain. After this time, we will start our one-hour descent to our lunch place where we will then enjoy our last lunch with Homestay team. Then we will drive back to Cusco and finally arrive at your final destination - your hotel.

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Transport: Private transport from Rainbow to Cusco
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch  included
  • Carriers:Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person)
  • Distance: 10 KM or 6.2 miles
  • Altitude of Campsite: 4460m / 16520 ft
  • Weather: Sunny – Windy – Dry and Cold at Night
  • Difficulty:Difficult

Include

Include

  • Guide: Professional bilingual guide
  • Transport: Private transport from Cusco to Tinki, and from the Valley of Chillca to Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included as mentioned
  • Carriers: Transport of camping material and personal luggage (10 kg per person) Horse(s) that can be used in case of emergency.
  • Materials: Two person tents and matresses
  • Entrance fee: Apu Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain

Not includes

Not includes

  • Sleeping bag
  • Walking sticks
  • Snacks and alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Domestic flights
  • Sleeping bags can be rented for USD 30,-.
  • Walking sticks can be rented for USD 25,-.
  • Water resistent hiking shoes
  • Poncho against the rain
  • Wind jacket
  • Sun blocker
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra pair of shoes
  • Sandals
  • Lantern/ lamp
  • (Battery) Charger
  • Small, personal backpack

Prices and Discounts

A mínimum group size would be 2 persons. The bigger the group, the lower our cost per person: please, find our prices and discounts below!

  • Group of 2 USD 900,- per person
  • Group of 3 USD 700,- per person
  • Group of 4 USD 600,- per person
  • Group of 5 USD 550,- per person
  • Group of 6 USD 500,- per person
  • Group of 7 or more USD 450,- per person