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Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain

4 Days / 3 Nights

US$ 499.00

Ausangate trek and Rainbow Mountain Description

This Ausangate trek and Rainbow Mountain is around the sacred mountain of Ausangate (6,384m) is a perfect place to escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world, providing encounters with local residents and glimpses of high altitude wildlife. The Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain offers wild life, glaciers, waterfalls, frozen rivers, and beautiful views await us down into fertile valleys and southeast to the snowcapped mountains of the Vilcanota Range over the Canchis Valley. This is a moving addition to any Peruvian journey.

Day 1: Cusco – Upis – Yana Qocha

Pick up from the hotel 4:30 a.m. then we will have three and a half hours in our transport to reach the town of Upis, (4,350 m / 14,272 ft) we will meet our muleteers and horses, we will prepare to start the great adventure. gradually walking uphill for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes following the valley seeing llamas and alpacas and spectacular views of Ausangate, lunch place located in Pamparapa (4,600 m / 15,092 ft). After lunch, we will continue walking for approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes to the first camp, Yana Qocha (4,650m / 15,256ft,) dinner, overnight.

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Ausangate trek day 1

Day 2: Tinqui – Upis – Pucacocha

After an energetic breakfast, we will begin our walk for the day. this day we will go up to the Arapa Pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft). From this point we will enjoy a contrast view between the dry desert like the hills and the impressive views of the snowy mountains. Ausangate and Pucacocha. Lunch, after lunch we will have a magnificent view of three beautiful lakes with shades of red, green and turquoise (Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha and Qomercocha). Our second camp is near the Ausangate glacier.

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Ausangate trek day 2

Day 3:  Pucacocha – Ausangate pass – Minasniyuq pass – Surine Cocha

After our breakfast, we will start walking uphill for approximately 1 hour and a half until we reach the Ausangate pass (4,930 m / 16,170 feet). In this pass, we will see red mountains and we will also have the opportunity to see vicuñas, chinchillas and alpacas, we will begin to descend for 1 hour and a half until we reach the town of Alccatauri (4,400 m / 14,435 feet).

We will continue walking for 30 minutes uphill to our lunch place, after reinforcing lunch, we will begin our walk uphill until the second pass. following the Llama trail to the Minasniyuq Pass. Here we will have our first views of the Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). In this pass, we will make offerings to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). then we continue walking downhill for approximately 1 hour to our camp, Surine Cocha (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). dinner, overnight.

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Ausangatre trek day 3

Day 4: Surine Cocha – Rainbow Mountain  – Cusco

After breakfast, we will start our walk for approximately 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,469 feet), after taking photos and enjoying the view, we will continue the 2 hour walk to our lunch and meeting place. With our transport that will return us to Cusco for approximately 3 hours of driving to the hotel.

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Rainbow Mountain

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