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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 5 Days is one of the spiritual routes of magical-religious character by the Cordillera del Vilcanota, where the highest peak of Cusco is imposed. Ausangate is a mountain with stripes of various colors located in a remote part of the Ausangate region. Before 2015, the Rainbow Mountains of Peru were a little-visited attraction. Recently they have begun to gain international attention among travelers and hikers to Peru.
We believe that the Rainbow Mountain of Peru will become as popular as some of Peru’s many other well-known attractions. We have specially designed this Ausangate and Vinicunca Trek in response to our customers’ requests. The mountain is known locally as Vinicunca. Cuncaa in Quechua means “neck”. The meaning of Vini is unknown, but it could refer to the different colors of the mineral layers that make up the rock formation.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 5 Days highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Peru Tripper is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
We will leave at 6:30 a.m. In the direction towards the south of Cusco. On the way, we will make short stops until we reach Tinki to see some old buildings and enjoy excellent panoramic views. Tinki is a small town where you can see the customs and ancient traditions. It is also the last place to stock up on some supplies, and from here, we will leave the paved road to continue our trip to the community of Pacchanta (4,200 m / 13,776ft).
When arriving at Pacchanta, while our chef prepares lunch, we will have a moment of relaxation in the thermal waters medicinal springs; this moment will be the only experience in this adventure of Ausangate trek – Mountain of Colors.
After our delicious lunch, we will start walking for two and a half hours to our Qomerqocha camp (4,400 m / 14,432 ft).
At 6:30 AM. Our challenge will begin because today, we will ascend to the first highest point of our trek, Abra Janca (5,015 m / 16,450 ft). We will have beautiful views; then we will go down to Hampa Pampa to have lunch. Undoubtedly, while we have lunch, we will enjoy a beautiful landscape of the Andes where llamas, alpacas, vicunas, deer, etc. they live under the careful care of the high snow-covered mountains. We will continue descending until we reach Huchuy Phinaya, our second night of camping.
Today we will have beautiful sunrise with excellent views towards the high mountains covered with snow.
At 6:30 am, we will start the moderate hike until we reach the highest point of hiking, Abra Palomani (5,130 m / 16,825 ft). Here, we will be very close to the glacier, and we can take many photographs.
After appreciating the scenic beauty, we will descend to the Ausangate lagoon for lunch.
After lunch, we will continue our tour until we reach the Ananta camp, where we will spend the third night of Ausangate trek Rainbow Mountain.
Today, we will visit the busiest and most colorful place of this hike, Rainbow Mountain (5,000 m / 16,400 ft).
To be the first tourists to visit, we will have breakfast at 5:30 am. At 6 am. We will start 2 and a half hours walk towards Rainbow Mountain; we will arrive at the viewpoint at approximately 8:30 am, we will take many photographs without tourists, then we will go to the red valley (optional). It is another natural wonder and, finally, we will return by the same road to our Ananta camp, where we will have a 1-hour break for lunch.
Passing lunch, we will complete the small part of the walk that we need to get to Yana Qocha, which is the place of our fourth and last camp. In this part of the walk, we will cross Abra Chillka, from where we will have fantastic views with many colored lagoons and snow-covered peaks.
Finally, we will arrive at our campsite where we will spend the night among beautiful rugged mountains formed by rocks.
Today is the last day of our 5-day adventure. We will have breakfast at 6:00 a.m. then we will begin to enjoy the last part of our expedition.
Then, we will walk 4 hours to the Upis community, where we can enjoy the thermo medicinal waters; it will be healthy to relax after a long walk.
After our last lunch, we will say goodbye to our muleteer and finally we will take our private mobility to the city of Cusco.
We will arrive at the city of Cusco – hotel at approximately 6 p.m.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our for Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 5 Days private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide an oxygen tank for this kind of tour.