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Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain Trek 7D/6N

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Locations Visited

Locations Visited:

Rainbow Mountain.

Starting Altitude

Starting Altitude:

4400 masl = 14435 Feet.

Highest Point

Highest Point:

5100 masl = 16732 Feet.

Group

Group:

2 pax min, max 10 paxs

Physical Grading

Physical Grading:

5/5

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AUSANGATE + RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK 7D/6N

Ausangate Mountain is the highest mountain in Cusco Region With an elevation of 6,384 masl. or 20944 is a mountain of the Vilcanota mountain range in the of Peru. Situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco in the Cusco Region, The Ausangate Trek for most of hikers is the hardest hike in all Peru, due every day you hike over 4000 masl = 13123 feet. Until to reach the highest point in the Ausangate Pass 5200 masl. 17060 ft. This is the perfect Hike for people who love to challenge themselves, and also for those people who enjoy the tranquility and the remotest landscapes that the Peruvian Andes has to offer. You can do this hike from 6 dyas also in 7 days where apart from visiting the Apu Ausangate we will also visit the Rainbow Mountain. Don it stay without doing the Ausangate Trek take advantage and book now this hike, Local Trekkers Peru is waiting for you!.

Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 01: CUSCO – TINKI – UPIS.

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco in the morning in between 4:30 to 5:00 am. Then we travel in our private van for 3 hours until to arrive to Tinki (Trailhead = 3800 masl = 12467 feet.) which is a small village, in here we are going to take our delicious breakfast where you will have on the table hot drinks like: coffee, coca tea, hot chocolate, also you we have pancakes, omelets, bread, eggs, butter, etc. On the table. After breakfast we have to walk for about 4 hours to ge our first campsite Upis (4400 masl = 14435 feet.) along the way we will have a great wiew of the Ausangate snow capped mountain which is the highest mountain here in Cusco Region. Once we get at Upis we can enjoy the Natural hotspring at Upis with a spectacular view of the Apu Ausangate. After enjoying this hotspring our chef with our horseman will be waiting for us with our delicious dinner. Then our tents and confortable airmattress will be waiting for us to dreaming with the Rainbow Mountain.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 10km = 6.2 miles
  • Campsite Altitude: Upis 4400 masl.= 14435 feet..
  • Physical Grading: 3/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 02: UPIS – PUKA COCHA – HANANTA CAMPSITE.

After our delicious and nutritious breakfast we have to continue our trek, this day we will walk for about 7 hours unitl to reach our second campsite (Hananta 4740 masl = 15551 feet.) today also, we will have some of the best view of the Ausangate snow Capped Mountain. Along the trail we will have the oportunity to see small streams, lakes and waterfalls, also we will have the opportunity to apreciate the Flora and Fauna of the Peruvian Andes, we could see wild Alpacas, vicunas, llamas, guienea pigs, in flora we will observe eucalyptus and pine trees, after 3 hours walking we will arrive to the beautiful lake of Puka Cocha, where we can refresh and take a break enjoying the view and the waters of this beautiful lake. After this stop we have to continue walking for about 4 more hours until to ge tour next campsite, we arrive at Hananta around 5 pm, where we are going to instal our tents, kitchent tent, mattress and so on. After a long walk Finally we will recharge energy with our great and varied dinner, hot drinks will be availables.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 18km = 11 miles
  • Campsite Altitude: Hananta 4740 masl = 15551 feet.
  • Physical Grading: 4/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 03: HANANTA CAMPSITE – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – AUSANGATE LAKE.

This day we will take breakfast very early in the morning to gain time and reach the Amazing Rainbow Mountain before the visitors from Cusco arrive daily. This day we will walk for about 8 to 9 hours in total this day for most hikers it is the longest and hardest day of the whole trek. From Hananta, it takes around 3 hours to get to the Rainbow Mountain. Once we get the Rainbow Mountain (5100 masl = 16404 feet) your guide will be in charge to explain you about this Amazing and imposing artwork created by nature, where you will learn about the process of formation, the natural minerals that form the colors of the rainbow in this mountain and everything concerning this beauty of the world. After spent 1 or 2 hours at this mountain, we have to start the wayback to our next campsite Ausangate Lake (4650 masl = 15255 ft.) we will walk back for around 5 more hours until to get to Ausangate Lake where our suculent, delicious and varied dinner will be waiting for us to recharge all energy spent doing this long day. Then our tents will be ready to warm us and have a nice sleep.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 24km = 15 miles
  • Campsite Altitude: Upis 4650 masl = 15255 feet..
  • Physical Grading: 5/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 04: AUSANGATE LAKE – PALOMANI PASS – JAMPA PAMPA.

This day we will walk for about 6 hours. After our breakfast we have to prepare to go toward the Palomani Pass (5200 masl = 17060 feet) this day will be a stunning morning walk as we hike with the great Ausangate Mountain on our left hand side; we will pass clear glacial lakes, and, if we are lucky, herds of wild alpacas, vicunas and local llamas. First uphill is until to get Apacheta Pass (4600 masl = 15091 ft.) From here we ascend to the Palomani Pass (5200 masl = 17060 feet); we have now attained the highest point of the trek. As we cross the pass, we will be confronted with spectacular views of the southeast mountain range, including the peaks of Mariposa and Caracol. From the pass we follow the trail into the valley, where we will rest and we will take our delicious lunch. During the afternoon we can enjoy views of the snow capped of Tres Picos and Puca Punta. Then We will continue through the broad green valley of Jampa Pampa (4650 masl = 15255 feet). Where we will spend Night and where our chef will be waiting for us with our hot and delicious dinner.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 14km = 8.6 miles
  • Campsite Altitude: Jampa Pampa 4650 masl = 15255 feet.
  • Physical Grading: 4/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 05: JAMPA PAMPA – JAMPA PASS – PACCHANTA.

After passing through the small community of Jampa, we will head northwest to the last pass of this hike, the Jampa pass (5005 masl = 16420 feet). We will see several different colored lakes and we will take lunch beside beautiful blue green Lake Ticococha (4870 masl = 15977 feet.) We will then hike for several hours before arriving at the small village of Pacchanta. (4300 masl = 14107 feet) This was traditionally a small high altitude herding village like many others in the region. However, with the arrival of tourism, the village has adapted its activities to include demonstrations of their style of living and creation of weavings for visitors. Here in Pacchanta We can enjoy the natural hot springs for a couple of hours, and even down a well deserved beer. This is certainly an amazing photo opportunity with Apu Ausangate as a backdrop. We will set up camp near Pacchanta and you will have the afternoon free to explore this intriguing Andean village.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 14km = 8.6 miles
  • Campsite Altitude: Pacchanta 4300 masl = 14107 feet..
  • Physical Grading: 4/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 06: JAMPA PAMPA – JAMPA PASS – PACCHANTA.

After passing through the small community of Jampa, we will head northwest to the last pass of this hike, the Jampa pass (5005 masl = 16420 feet). We will see several different colored lakes and we will take lunch beside beautiful blue green Lake Ticococha (4870 masl = 15977 feet.) We will then hike for several hours before arriving at the small village of Pacchanta. (4300 masl = 14107 feet) This was traditionally a small high altitude herding village like many others in the region. However, with the arrival of tourism, the village has adapted its activities to include demonstrations of their style of living and creation of weavings for visitors. Here in Pacchanta We can enjoy the natural hot springs for a couple of hours, and even down a well deserved beer. This is certainly an amazing photo opportunity with Apu Ausangate as a backdrop. We will set up camp near Pacchanta and you will have the afternoon free to explore this intriguing Andean village.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 14km = 8.6 miles
  • Campsite Altitude: Upis 4300 masl = 14107 feet.
  • Physical Grading: 4/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

DAY 07: PACCHANTA – TINKI – CUSCO.

After our delicious last breakfast, It is in this day where the great job of our horseman and chefs ends. Usually we do a ceremony of farewell of our horseman and chef where you can say thanks to them for their great job also in here you can say good bye to them and if you wish to give some tips for them you can do it at this moment. Then we need to walk the 4 last hours to get to Tinki where our van will be waiting for us to go back to Cusco, arriving in Cusco around 5:00 pm. Your guide will take care of leaving you at the door of your accommodation in Cusco.

Considerations:

  • Walking distance: 10km = 6.2 miles
  • Physical Grading: 2/5
  • Weather: Cold.
Ausangate Trek 7 Days plus Rainbow Mountain

Includes:

  • Bilingual and certified Tour Guide
  • A briefing about the trek with your guide the day before
  • Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco
  • Private transportation to go to the Trail Head
  • Andean ceremony, offering to the mother earth on the Ausangate Pass
  • Entrance tickets to Ausangate Park, Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
  • A duffel bag where you can put inside 08 kilos from your personal stuff (it will be carry by the horses or mules)
  • Horses or mules and muleteer to carry camping equipments and cooking stuff
  • Private Transportation to back to Cusco.
  • Four season tents (2 trekkers in each one) you will have enough space to put things inside
  • Camping equipment (Kitchen tent, portable chairs and table)
  • Mattresses
  • 3 Meals per day during the trek (food served in a buffet style)
  • Professional Cook
  • Snack for each day of trekking
  • Boiled water to drink during the trek
  • Availability of meals to your preference (vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, pesquetarian, etc)
  • First Aid Kit, with Oxigen ballon.
  • A Survivor T – shirt, for each member of the group

Doesn’t includes:

  • Extra expense if you want to buy things along the trail
  • Sleeping bags (you can rent from us which cost 20 dollars for a professional one, which can support until -15 degrees celcius or 5 degrees farenheit)
  • Walking sticks (you can rent from us which cost 20 dollars for a professional black diamond pair)
  • Mineral water (you can buy bottle of mineral water in some campsites)
  • First Breakfast and last lunch and dinner
  • Extra Horse or mule to carry extra backpacks or to ride, each horse cost (150 dollars per Horse or mule)
  • Tips for the team (Is not obligatory but if you wish to do it, it will be welcome).
  • Original Passport
  • A valid student card if you book this trek as student (25 years old as máximum)
  • Travel Insurance card (you have to le tus know the name of your Travel Insurance company and you travel Insurance Number)
  • A small Day Pack
  • Rain coat or Rain Poncho
  • Cold Clothes (For the first and Second day)
  • Trekking shirts and trekking pants
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Bottle of Water
  • Flash Light
  • Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sun Block
  • Sun Glasses
  • Caps or Hats
  • Gloves (for the first and second day)
  • Insect Repellent (30% DEET Recommended)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Walking sticks
  • Personal use stuff (Face moisturizer, Handsanitizer, Tooth brush and paste,etc)
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Extra money, especially in soles, to buy extra necessities during the trekking, also to tip the team. (optional)

POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE.

PRICES FOR 2021-2022
Number of People for GROUP SERVICE :
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
850 USD$ 830 USD$ 800 USD$ 780 USD$ 750 USD$

PRICES FOR 2021-2022
Number of People for PRIVATE SERVICE:
2 3 4 5-6 7-10
Price USD$ (per person):
1100 USD$ 1050 USD$ 1000 USD$ 950 USD$ 900 USD$

Price From

US$ 850.00 / Person

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