6-Day Ausangate trek to Rainbow Color Mountain or Vinicunca
Ausangate Expeditions is one of the snow-covered peak of Peru and is located 100 kilometers from Cusco at an altitude of (6372 m / 20905 ft) has large gaps of a color green / bright blue, presents a natural landscape of great beauty. Each year at northern of Ausangate town celebrates “the feast of the Lord of Qoyllur Riti”.
The Nevado Ausangate is frequently visited, for all those who love adventure trekkings and they like to be in contact with pure nature. During your tour you walk approximately 6 to 7 hours each day, the walks are long, but slow at the same time. In this way you can enjoy the variety of climates that presents this hiking.
Early in the morning will do pick up from their respective hotels to then move on our bus tour to the village of Tinki which lies at an altitude of (3,800 m / 12,467 ft) during our journey will visit villages including Urcos and Ocongate to finally reach the small village of Tinki where we’ll rest in a camp.
After our breakfast we leave Tinki to begin an ascent of approximately 3 hours of walking from where we have a splendid view of the mountains, in the course of our journey we will stop to take our food. During the walk we will see lagoons surrounded by rock formations and the typical landscape of the puna, we reach our second camp Upis approximately after 6 hours of walking.
After our breakfast we continue our journey along a path that is on the rise for 2 hours, where we can appreciate the beautiful mountains forming the Cordillera like all shades of colors due to the vegetation of the area, we will continue walking down to Yana Cocha Lagoon (Black Lagoon) until Puca Cocha (Red Lagoon), where we take our food and a little break. Then we start to climb to the highest point of this route to Abra Ausangate (4,850 m / 15,912 ft), where we can see our camp, located on the banks of Ausangate Cocha (4,440 m / 14,563 ft) there overnight.
After our breakfast we leave early. This day will pass by the highest step of our journey, the Abra Palomani. We will enjoy a scenery above 5,000 m / 16,404 ft, then we will have a short break. Continue our tour down to an area of grazing ruminants until reaching Uchuy Phinaya where we will have lunch, then continue our walk towards Qampa (4,300 m / 14,104 ft).
Every day is a new discovery so this day we continue our tour towards the Abra Qampa, which is surrounded by snow-covered Acero, Pico Tres, Huaman ticlla, continuing to sight the Qomercocha lagoon for lunch, then walk for two hours to Pacchanta (4,100 m / 13,448 ft) a farming community that still preserves its traditions also has hot springs, a place to enjoy a relaxing bath and awaits our camp ready to rest our last night.
The way back to Tinki comes after our usual breakfast, this last day, will walk for 4 hours to reach the town of Tinki, arriving to the village we will enjoy our farewell lunch and then return to the City of Cusco arriving around 7:00 pm.
The price depends of number of participants
|Number of People||Price – Based on Number of Travellers|
|1 people||US$1380 for Solo traveller|
|2 people||US$880 per person|
|3 people||US$820 per person|
|4 people||US$780 per person|
|5 people||US$660 per person|
|6+ people||US$620 per person|
Briefing where our guide will explain about the walk and give you the maps.
Transfer from hotel in Cusco to the start point of the Ausangate path.
Professional bilingual tour guide.
Additional guidance for groups over 9 people.
Assistant cook for groups over 9 people
Drover mules loaded with camping equipment and food.
Food during the Choquequirao Trek: 5x breakfast, 5x lunch, 5x dinner.
Vegetarian option is free, only inform us in advance, please.
First Aid Kit, Blood pressure, oxygen bottle
Camping equipment: tents and mattresses.
Kitchen equipment: kitchen tent, dining tent, kitchen utensil.
► Discount of USD 25 to students with internacional card – ISIC Card (you must send a copy of the card when you book your tour).
♥ 1 Extra Porter (14 kg) for assistance with your personal luggage USD 170. The extra porter can be shared by 2 people.
Rent an extra horse to ride when tired USD 200.00
Additional mats USD 35
Additional tent USD 50
Sleeping bag USD 45
Walking poles USD 15