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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 3 Days - private service

This Ausangate Hike 3 days is for those people who are experts in hiking and excellent for those who do not have enough time. Because you will walk all day longer than you should, the highest points exceed 5,000 meters / 16,400 feet and the climate oscillates between 0°C = 32°F and 8°C = 46.4°F. On Ausangate Hike 3 days. You will pass 3 highest points, walking through diverse and beautiful landscapes that change daily, from the snow-capped mountains, colorful hills and swamps full of wildlife. Also among hundreds of South American Camelids (Vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas).

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  • What's included :
    • 2x Breakfast
    • 2x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Brief information about hiking a day before the start.
    • Private transport
    • Bilingual professional guide.
    • Muleteers.
    • Horses to transport the camping equipment.
    • Tents for dining room and kitchen.
    • Chairs and dining table.
    • 1 Tent 4 stations for 2 people and Mats.
    • First aid kit.
    • An oxygen ball.
    • Ticket to Ausangate Natural Park and Rainbow Mountain.
    • Entry/Admission - Ausangate
    • Entry/Admission - Montana de Siete Colores
    What's excluded :
    • Sleeping bags (We can rent you).
    • Travel Insurance
    • Personal stuff.
    • Additional horse.
    • Walking sticks
    • Breakfast on the first day, dinner on the last day
    • Tips (optional).

  • Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis.

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rosa T1-2 - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    To start Ausangate Hike 3 days, we will leave the city of Cusco at 07:00 a.m., we will journey in our private bus toward the south of the city of Cusco. On this 4-hour trip, we will pass through small towns: Urcos, Ocongate, Tinki and finally we will arrive at Upis, which is located on the slopes of the Ausangate Mountain.
    After lunch, we will have free time; we will take a short walk to the Ausangate lagoon to acclimatize. If you are very well prepared, we can climb to the glacier (5,100 meters / 16,728 Ft). To reach the glacier, we do not need climbing equipment; you can only arrive with trekking shoes because the snow is located in a very accessible place. Just in case, we’ll take some crampons.
    Later, dinner (6:30 pm) and accommodation in Upis.

    - Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
    - Accommodation: Camping
    - Upis Campsite Elevation: 4,210 meters / 13,809 feet
    - Lunch an Dinner
    Duration: 3 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Camping

    Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha – Chillca Pass – Ananta.

    Stop At: Ausangate, Calle los Olivos - Santa Rosa T1-2 - Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Today will be a day of the great challenge of Ausangate Hike 3 days because we will hike more than 22 kilometers and we will also pass 2 highest points Arapa pass 4,980 meters /16,335 feet and Chillca pass 4,995 meters /16,384 feet.
    To start our activity today. We will wake you up at 5:00 a.m. with coca tea or coffee in your tent and at 5:30 a.m. will have our energetic breakfast.
    Then, we will begin to trek uphill (6:00 am) until Puca Cocha, which is the place of our lunch. In this part of the trek, the highest point is Arapa pass (4,980 meters) from where we will have excellent panoramic views, hike among stone forests and small freshwater streams.
    After our delicious lunch, we will continue our trip to Ananta, which is the place of our second camp. In the same way, this part of our trek will be unique, since we will go to Chillca Pass, from where we will have incredible panoramic views of colorful lagoons and mountains. We will also be able to see hundreds of South American Camelids (Vicuñas, Alpacas, and Llamas) and finally, we will arrive at our Ananta camp.

    - Walking Distance: 22 km/ 13.7 miles
    - hiking hour: 9 hours roughly
    - Highest Elevation: 4,995 meters / 16,384 feet.
    - Difficulty: moderate/difficult
    - Accommodation: Camping
    - Campsite Elevation: 4,710 meters / 15,449 feet
    - breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Accommodation: Camping

    Day 3: Ananta – Warmisaya – Rainbow Mountain – Pampachiri – Cusco.

    Stop At: Montana de Siete Colores, Cusco 084 Peru
    Today is the last day of our Ausangate Hike 3 days adventure. Nevertheless, it is a long-awaited day because we will visit the Rainbow Mountain that in the last 3 years has become very famous and tourist place.
    To be the firsts to arrive at this colorful place, we must have our breakfast at 5:30 a.m. then start to climb towards the Warmisaya pass (4,985 meters) from here in the distance we will already be able to see the Rainbow Mountain.
    In this part of the hike, we will pass small lagoons full of birds of the Andes and arrive at the Rainbow Mountain at 9:00 a.m. to take good pictures before the crowd arrives. Then we will descend to the red valley, which is another fantastic place.
    Later, appreciating the natural beauty, we will begin to descend to the Pampachiri community where our private bus will be waiting for us to take to the city of Cusco.
    Finally, After our last lunch, we will say goodbye to our cook and muleteers.
    Arrival at the city of Cusco – Hotel at approximately 6:00 p.m.

    - Walking Distance: 12 km/ 7.5 miles
    - Highest Elevation: 5,020 meters / 16,467 feet.
    - Difficulty: moderate/difficult
    - hiking hour: 7 hours roughly
    - breakfast, Lunch and snacks
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Cusco, Peru
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.


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Organised by Machu Picchu Hike Tours

Activity ID: V-220608P11

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