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Ausangate Hike Tour 4 Days

Overview

Cusco is a great city full of pre-Inca, Inca, and colonial architecture, but also a natural paradise. So don’t settle for seeing only the archeological sites. Put on your boots and start walking and discover the natural wonders hidden in the heart of the Andes.

The 4-day Ausangate hike tour is a magical route where the beauty of nature will enchant you; high snowy-clad mountains, colorful mountains, lagoons of different colors, and small waterfalls of freshwater. Also, enjoy the Andean culture and fauna (llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and even Andean birds in their natural habitat).

If you take this tour, you will have unforgettable holidays with excellent services from an expert guide in hiking, professional chef, and the total kindness of the locals who will be in charge of driving the horses that will transport the camping equipment.

The tour will begin and end in the city of Cusco – Peru.

A trip for mountain addicts who want to discover new roads, do you sign up?

Itinerary

Snow-capped mountain Ausangate trek tour and rainbow mountain.

Details of the 4-day Ausangate Hike Tour and Rainbow Mountain.

DAY 01. Cusco – Tinki – Pajchanta – Pachaspata.

To begin the 4-day Ausangate hike tour, our private mobility will pass by your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 a.m., then take a 3-hour trip to Pajchanta, where you can relax in the hot springs and have lunch.

After your first lunch, take an impressive 3-hour hike to the Pachaspata camp, which is 4750 meters / 15483 feet and between high snow-capped mountains, from where you can enjoy the magnificent sunset views.

  • Pajchanta hot springs. 4,320 meters / 14,137 feet
  • Hiking length. 6 km /3.7 miles
  • Trekking time. Three hours
  • Meals: lunch, tea time and dinner

DAY 02. Pachaspata – Jampa Pass – Huchuy Phinaya.

Today you will wake up between beautiful glaciers and lagoons and have breakfast outdoors with breathtaking views. Then start walking uphill to Jhampa Pass (5020 meters / 16470 feet), the first highest point of the Ausangate trek tour. From here, you will enjoy incredible landscapes.

At noon, enjoy a nutritious lunch at Jampa Pampa. Then descend along the shore of a small river of freshwater and among hundreds of South American camelids and spend the second night of the expedition at the Huchuy Pjinaya camp.

  • Huchuy Phinaya. 4,600 m / 15091 feet
  • Trekking time. 8 hours
  • Length. 13 km / 8.1 miles
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks

DAY 03. Huchuy Phinaya – Palomani Pass – Ananta

This morning will be unforgettable because you can see 100% of the Ausangate mountain, which is the highest in the region of Cusco and the fifth in Peru (6,380 meters / 20,932 feet).

At 6 am. Take your energetic breakfast, then start ascending to Palomani Pass (5,200 meters / 17,060 feet), the highest point of the Ausangate hiking tour. From here, you will have beautiful 360° panoramic views and, if you are in perfect condition, you can climb 150 meters further to be very close to the glacier.

After photographing, go down to Ausangate Qocha (Ausangate Lagoon), where you will enjoy a rewarding lunch. Then continue with your journey to the Ananta camp, where you will spend the last night of the expedition.

  • Palomani pass. 5,200 meters / 17,060 feet
  • Camping Ananta 4,700 meters / 15,420 feet
  • Walking time. 6 hours
  • Length. 12 km / 7.5 miles
  • Food: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks

DAY 04. Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Chilliwani – Cusco

At 5:00 a.m., have the last breakfast of the Ausangate hiking tour, then start walking towards the famous rainbow mountain or 7-color mountain (5030 meters / 16503 feet). Try to arrive before the crowd and take excellent photos with the first rays of the sun. To continue enjoying the charm of nature, head to the red valley viewpoint, where you will be surprised by the geological formation and the beauty of the landscape.

After all, start down to the Chilliwani bus parking lot, where you can enjoy the last lunch of the hike. Then say goodbye to the muleteers and cook and finally catch your private mobility to the city of Cusco. Arrival at approximately 6 p.m.

  • Length. 8 km / 5 miles
  • Hiking time. 5 hours
  • Food: breakfast, lunch, and snacks
  • Bus to Cusco. Three hours

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Inclusions

What is included in the 4-day Ausangate hiking tour?

  • Brief information about the hike the day before trek
  • Private mobility Cusco – Pajchanta / Rainbow mountain (Chilliwani) – Cusco
  • Professional English or Spanish speaking guide
  • Professional chef (1 assistant for a group of more than 8 people)
  • Muleteers of the Ausangate community
  • Horses to transport camping equipment and backpacks
  • Food: 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks (optional vegetarian at no additional cost)
  • Tent for the dining room and kitchen
  • Chairs and dining table
  • 1 tent 4 stations for 2 people and mats
  • First aid kit and oxygen
  • Ticket to Ausangate Natural Park and rainbow mountain.

What’s not included

  • Sleeping bags (we can rent you)
  • Travel insurance: we recommend that you take out travel insurance during the time of your walk
  • Personal stuff
  • Additional saddle horse
  • Use of hot springs in Pajchanta (US$ 2)
  • Walking sticks
  • Breakfast the first day, dinner the last day
  • Tips (optional)

Recommendations

Recommendations

  • You must arrive in the city of Cusco 2 days before the trek.
  • At your hotel in Cusco, drink the infusion of coca leaves to acclimatize better.
  • Take short walks through the city of Cusco as training. Maybe you plan to visit Machu Picchu, the sacred valley, etc. It is better to do it before this hike.

Packing List.

You have to carry it in your light backpack.

  • Sleeping bag, minimum of 12°C below zero
  • Long pants
  • Sweater and a thick jacket
  • Hiking shoes
  • Walking sticks
  • Hat or cap
  • Gloves
  • Thermal socks
  • camelback / canteen
  • Waterproof jacket or rain ponchos
  • Sunglasses
  • Personal medications
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Lipstick
  • Flashlight
  • Camera with extra charger and
  • Some cash in small bills (PEN).

Prices

Price of the 4-day Ausangate Trek Tour.

Private service

Our prices vary according to the number of people booking together.

Your group size

Price per person

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2 people

US$ 579

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3 people

US$ 489

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4 people

US$ 408

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5 people

US$ 355

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6 to + people

US$ 320

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Things we can rent you

  • Sleeping bag for the entire tour, US$ 18
  • 1 individual tent, US$ 30 for the whole of the hike
  • If you want to rent an extra horse to ride. US$ 90 for 4 days
  • Walking sticks US$ 10 for the whole trek.

Useful information

About the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Valle sagrado está en el corazón de los andes centrales, al norte de la ciudad del Cusco – Perú, en un promedio de 35

About Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, en quechua significa "Montaña Vieja" Es el nombre contemporáneo dado a una llaqta o un antiguo

About the City of Cusco

La ciudad del Cusco actualmente posee gran cantidad de títulos, que le han atribuido por su historia, arqueología

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