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Ausangate Trek 5 Days, Andean Trekking Tour in Cusco.

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5 Days / 4 Nights
Availability : Jan - Dec
Min Age : 12+
Max People : 12

Our Ausangate Trek Details

The Ausangate trek is becoming quite famous among hikers and other outdoors enthusiasts. Our Ausangate Trek Peru winds through the heart of the Andes Mountains in South America. On our Ausangate tour you will see some of the most breathtaking and pristine scenary in the entire world. Ausangate trail takes you over mountains and past rivers, lakes and glaciers – it’s a land of otherworldly views.

The Ausangate Trek 5 days is a stunning hike through the wildest and least visited areas in Peru. It is more challenging, but the Ausangate hike is not as popular as the classic Inca Trail. The Rainbow Mountain Ausangate Trek takes hikers over several high passes, down into low alpine valleys and through traditional Peruvian villages. During our Ausangate Mountain Trek you’ll see snow-capped 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!

On the Ausangate Mountain Andes Peru the local folks celebrate every year in August the feast of Pachamama (Mother Earth) and give thanks to her for her blessings. The Apu Ausangate is like a god to the Andean people. The Ausangate trek Peru circumnavigates the peak and offers the traveler an experience to touch in a living culture. Ausangate Cusco Peru trail connects the trekker with the ancestral customs and traditions of the Incan people who live in the area of this majestic peak. On this Ausangate tour you will be able to witness first hand the effect that global warming has had on the glacier.

Come along with us 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 of Ausangate.


  • Type of Tourism: Trekking, Hiking, Trails, Nature and Mystical Tourism
  • Overnight: Tents / camping
  • Duration: 5 days and 4 nights
  • Type of Service: Private service
  • Time of year: This trek is available April through November.


  • Briefing before the beginning of your Ausangate Trek Peru
  • Pick up at your hotel in Cusco by our guide and his assistant
  • Private transportation Mercedes van from Cusco to Tinky and back to Cusco
  • Guide who specializes in trekking, and speaks English or Spanish
  • An assistant guide for groups of more than 7 people
  • A chef trained for cooking on trekking routes and an assistant cook
  • Complete set of kitchen equipment and utensils
  • Snacks appropriate for all hours, hot and cold beverages
  • Dining room equipment which includes tables, chairs, and a dining tent
  • Purified water during the trek, (excluding the first 4 hours of hiking.)
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 suppers. (If you would like vegetarian food, or a special diet, please let us know in advance.)
  • One tent for every 2 people
  • Pack horses, that will exclusively carry our equipment, camping equipment, tents, food, packs, kitchen supplies, dining tent, plates and dishes, and pots and pans, etc.
  • Other pack horses to carry your personal gear that weighs up to 7 kilos
  • Boiled water under the control of our chef. This is to aid in good digestion of our food, and to refill our water bottles
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle in case of emergency

Not Included:

  • Meals that are not specifically included in the program. (Please let us know if you would like any extra meals included.)
  • Additional expenses such as treatment for altitude problems or flight cancelations.
  • Extra charges incurred by the client during the trip or the tours.
  • Damages caused by the client to the bus or to the camping equipment.
  • Extensions of the tours made during the client’s stay in Peru
  • Camping equipment such as sleeping bag or walking stick
  • The last dinner on the way back to Cusco
  • Tips to our team members for the trek (TIPS)

Travel Recommendations:

  • Your passport, your student ID card, or your DNI for Peruvians (Mandatory)
  • Information about your personal insurance.
  • Cash money, as in many of the places we visit debit cards or credit cards are not accepted
  • Waterproof clothing for rainy days, and warm clothes for cold weather
  • Long pants, and long sleeve sweaters and shirts. And comfortable hiking footwear
  • Changes of clothes appropriate for the amount of days that you are traveling. Preferably light weight clothes
  • Warm gloves, wide brimmed hat, bathing suit, and small towel
  • Sandals and personal hygiene items
  • Sun block, sun glasses, head mounted flash light, and belt pouch
  • Anti-bacterial towels or gel
  • Personal first aid kit. Bring your doctor’s prescriptions if you are taking any medications
  • Re-usable water bottle
  • Water proof backpack
  • Camera with spare cards and batteries
  • Walking stick to make hiking easier
  • Flashlight (hand held or head mounted)
  • Walking stick, sleeping bag. These can be rented at our office.

We recommend that you let us know in advance about any special needs that you might have. Before taking the trek, you should acclimatize yourself in Cusco for a couple days. You should be healthy when you begin the trek. We can offer to take you on a warm up tour of 1 day or of half a day before you take the Ausangate trek 5 days.

Prices of our Ausangate Tour

Optional Extras
  • 02 travelers: $1,270.00
  • 03 – 04 travelers: $1,206.50
  • 05 – 06 travelers: $1,143.00
  • 07 – 08 travelers: $1,092.20
  • 09+ travelers: $1,041.40

*Prices in USD per Person.

  • Students (ISIC Student Card Required): $50.00
  • Adolescents from Ages 11 to 17: $50.00
  • Sleeping bag: $25.00
  • Walking stick: $22.00

Ausangate Trek Peru Itinerary

Day 1:Cusco – Tinky - Upis

In Cusco we will pick you up and start will start out traveling toward the town of Tinky (elevation: 3800 masl.). That is where our Ausangate Mountain trek begins. First we will enjoy a good breakfast prepared by our chef. Then we will get ready to start our descent. The first part of the hike will be exciting and easy.

We will head out of Tinky toward the south. There is a gentle incline that offers us a spectacular view of the Ausangate massif. After lunch, we will continue an uphill climb for a couple of hours until we reach the hot springs at Upis. (Elevation: 4400 masl. ) This tiny high Andean village has a fantastic view of the face of Ausangate and of the other surrounding peaks. Here, in this colorful Andean village, is where we will set up our first camp.

Meals.Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Highest altitude. 4447 meters / 14589 feet
Lowest altitude. 3778 meters/ 12395 feet
Hiking time. 8 hours
Distance covered about. 10 km

Day 2:Upis - Abra arapa – Ausangate Qocha

After a delicious breakfast we will start out walking as the sun rises on our 2nd day. Until we reach our 2nd campsit, we will be climbing most of the day. After that, we will cross over Arapa Pass which is at an elevation of 4850 masl. During our climb we will see some absolutely incredible scenary, and from high up on the pass we will be able to look out over the entire Vilcanota Mountain Range.

After crossing over this pass, we will descend and walk around the splendid Andean mountain Lakes of Sonccococha, Pukacocha, and Ccomercochas. We will eat lunch here. Then we will take the short hike up to Ausangate Pass. The trail then leads downhill to our campsite at the beautiful Lake Ausangateccocha. You can take well-deserved break while our team sets up camp and our chef cooks dinner. A good night´s sleep is guaranteed.

Meals. breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Maximum altitude. 4650 meters / 15255 feet
Minimum altitude. 4447 meters / 14589 feet
Distance covered. 16 km.
Hiking time approx. 9 hours.

Day 3:Ausangate Qocha – Abra Palomani – Hatumpampa

After a good breakfast we will begin the most important day of the trek. It will only be a short walk after breaking camp until we arrive at the highest point of our journey. That is the Palomani Pass which is at an elevation of 5200 masl. The view from up here is incredible.

Then we will descend to the village of Huchuy Phinaya where we will have lunch. In the afternoon we will continue hiking down the gentle slope until we reach our camp at Hatunpampa. Here we can check out the high Andean plateau covered with ichu grass upon which llamas and alpacas are feasting in their natural habitat while they are watched over by their shepherds. The campsite will be all set up for you when you arrive. All you will have to do is watch the sunset, enjoy a great dinner, and perhaps you will want to swap stories with the members of our team.

Meals. breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Maximum altitude. 5125 meters / 16814 feet
Minimum altitude. 4650 meters / 15255 feet
Distance covered. 16 km / 9.94 mí
Approximate time of hike. 9 hours

Day 4:Hatumpampa – Abra Janca – Pacchanta

During the 4th day of our trek there will be plenty of challenges to overcome. So we will start out with a good breakfast like we eat every day. Then we will set out and climb up to the 2nd highest point of our journey, Q’ampa Pass at 5000 masl. We will see the peak of Ausangate in all its splendor, and weather permitting, we will take a break on the pass. All across the high mesa you can observe the llamas and alpacas that thrive at this altitude.

Soon we will cross over a stream and follow the trail skirting the flanks of the spectacular Mt. Colquecruz. We will arrive at a very pretty little valley where we can enjoy our succulent lunch. After lunch we can have a rest, and then continue on to the village of Pacchanta. In this village there are some very nice hot springs that are little known and seldom visited. You can enjoy a hot soak while your dinner is being cooked. Then you can go to sleep and renew your energies.

Meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Maximum altitude. 5070 meters / 16633 feet
Minimum altitude. 4300 meters / 14107 feet.
Distance covered. 14 km / 8.69 mi
Approx. hiking time. 8 hours

Day 5:Pacchanta – Tinky – Cusco

In the morning you will be awakened by our team offering you a delicious hot drink. Then you will have a relaxed breakfast. After breakfast, we will begin the final leg of our trek. We will hike through the morning until we arrive at Tinky.

At Tinky we will have a delicious Novo Andino style lunch prepared by our chef. There will be time after lunch to take photos of the Rainbow Mountain, Winicunca, and Ausangate. . Then we will board our private van and return to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel where you can begin your well-deserved rest after 5 exciting, adventure-filled days on our Apu Ausangate trek.

Meals. Breakfast and lunch
Maximum altitude. 4300 meters / 14107 feet
Minimum altitude. 3778 meters / 12395 feet
Distance covered. 10 km / 6.21mi
Approx. hiking time. 5 hours

Ausangate Trek Map and Hihglights

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Michelle Redgate

Couple Traveller

One of the most amazing treks that I have ever experienced, and I have traveled through Nepal and Tibet. The Andes are magnificent. I also loved getting close to the local people.

May 17, 2018

Jerry Martin

Couple Traveller

It certainly was challenging, but it was worth it. Wonderful people. Absolutely beautiful country. I look forward to returning again when my kids are big enough to accompany me.

May 14, 2018