Ausangate trek 3 days

Price : $390

Ausangate Trek 3 Days

Ausangate trek 3 Days is for those who have experienced hiking and don’t have plenty of time; basically, you will hike the entire day. You will cross 3 mountain passes, hike through hundreds of roaming alpaca and llama, and you walk through beautifully diverse views that change daily from snow-capped peaks to neon red desert mountains, to marshy pampas. The real reward, however, is when you reach the Rainbow Mountain, hidden deep in the Andes. standing for a rainbow, this mountain is so striking. it will leave blow you away.

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The Ausangate trek 3 days offers an array of wildlife including soaring condors, Alpacas, Condors, Viscachas, Andean geese, vicuñas, bobcats and pumas. Our campsites are located with amazing view of Ausangate from different angle and you will also have the chance to take a bath in the hot spring the first day and enjoy the trek’s signature rainbow mountains! The colourful mountains in the Vinicunca area is probably the amazing thing you are going to see in Peru!

Why book the Ausangate trek 3 days with us?

  • You will spend nights in our Cabins and Shelters.
  • Our itinerary is specifically designed to get used to the altitude then you start dificult hike.
  • We offer group discount.
  • Horses carry all the equipment and supplies so you can travel light.
  • We dont share the service of ausangate trek 3 day trek with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 people máximum. This fact sets us apart from other travel companies that take bigger groups.
  • AB Expeditions is A 100% locally owned Travel Company and fully licensed Ausangate operator.
  • Our Tour Guides pride themselves on being up to date and have a comprehensive programme of continual professional development. We love showing what a fascinating and amazing Ausangate trek is.


Day 1- Cusco – Tinqui - Upis.

We leave Cusco at 05:00 am by private van for about 3 hours to the trailhead called Upis pampa. Driving we pass the district of Urcos until you reach Tinqui Ocongate. We will start our expedition out of the village of Quinsapucyu and will arrive at Upis Huarmisaya, hiking with sensational views including the spectacular Mount Ausangate and meeting local farmers wearing their costumes. We arrive at Upis where is our lunch and spend the night in our Cabins. After our delicious meal, we have chance to hike to Upis Lake which take 2 hours round trip or we can take a bath at the hotspring close to our private campsite.

  • Walking Distance: 7km/ 4,5 miles.
  • hiking hour: 3 hours roughly.
  • Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
  • Difficulty: moderate.
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,320 meters / 14,100 feet.
  • Accommodation: Cabins.

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Day 2- Upis – Puca Cocha – Ananta

We will wake you up at 5 am with coca tea or coffee delivered to your Cabin and you are given delicious breakfast for the day ahead. In The morning we hike up to Arapa pass which is at 4989 masl(16567 feet) from where we will have an amazing view of colorful mountains then we keep hiking to Puca Cocha where we will hav our lunch. Along the way we are going to observe Llamas and alpacas, Ausangate snow-capped to your left side, and you will have English speaking guide explaining about flora, fauna and talking about the landscape along the trail. if we are lucky we might see condor, chinchillas, and vicuñas.

After eating our lunch, we will hike up to Pucacocha pass, from where we will have amazing view of Ausangate Mountain with 3 lakes below. Then hike down to our campsite of Ananta where we are going to spend the night in our Mountain Huts.  As usual, tents are going be set up for us to change, take a nap and have our dinner prepared by our professional chef.

  • Walking Distance: 14 km/ 8,68 miles.
  • hiking hour: 8 hours roughly.
  • Trailhead Elevation: 4,400 meters / 14,430 feet.
  • Difficulty: Difficult.
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,700 meters / 15,400 feet.
  • Accommodation: Mountain Huts.

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Day 3- Ananta –  Rainbow Mountain – Qesuno – Cusco

Today is the day you have been waiting for. We will wake you up at 03:45 am with coca tea delivered to your tent then we start with first uphill until Ananta pass(15,090ft-4500m-14,000feet)from where, you see this amazing Rainbow Mountain in the distance, but you are not quite there yet! From this place you go downhill to circle the lake and keep walking a Peruvian flat until we reach the final uphill to the Rainbow Mountain then we have 360 views of the spectacular landscape which surrounds you, Soak in the vistas and enjoy as much as possible the place.

After enjoying the Rainbow Mountain, we have chance to visit the red Valley. Then we hike down for about 1 hour to bus station where we will say goodbye to our horseman. Then we drive for about 3 hours and drop you off at your hotel around 5 pm.

  • Walking Distance: 13km/ 8,078 miles.
  • hiking hour: 6 hours roughly.
  • Difficulty: Difficult.



  • English speaking guide, plus an assistant guide for big groups.
  • Professional cook and an assistant cook for a big group and horseman for the mules and horses.
  • Mules which carry group gear and large duffels provided by the company, for personal belongings.
  • All food on the trek, which incorporates traditional Peruvian cuisine as well as modern fusion cuisine and specific dietary needs.
  • Boiled water and snacks.
  • Fees to access private lands.
  • Large Dining tent, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent.
  • Tents to overnight, and Thermarest. Two-person tents are provided for single person and three-person tents for double people to provide plenty of space for personal gear.
  • First aid kit, including oxygen.
  • Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain.
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
  • 7 kilograms of your personal belonging.

Not Included

  • Sleeping Bags.
  • Personal riding horse. Additional horses may be rented according to the needs of the individual and group.
  • Voluntary Tips for Guide, Driver, and Cook-(Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated).


  • Day pack with a Rain cover.
  • Torch/ headlamp.
  • Extra socks (wool is best).
  • Hiking pants and shirts- layers.
  • Rain pants.
  • Camping shoes/ sandals- to wear in the evenings.
  • Camping pillow.
  • Water-resistant trekking shoes.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, and gloves).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (trousers, shorts, t-shirts).
  • Sunhat and sunglasses.
  • Sun cream.
  • Lip Balm.
  • Camera/ extra battery.
  • Water bottles such as Nalgene.
  • Basic medications.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Personal items.
  • Personal snacks.
  • Cash (if you’d like to purchase souvenirs).


Things to know

  • Our pick up time from Cusco change after september 01st to 05:00 am, because it usually rains in the afternoon so it is better to hike in the morning.
  • You will cross the Puca Cocha pass in the afternoon on the second day and sometimes the view from the top is not that great like in the mornings.
  • The Ausangate Trek 3 days is rated challenging because you hike the same distance as Ausangate 4 day trek. It is better on do in 4 days so you will hike in the mornings and in the afternoons you will relax.


  •  If you have altitude sickness symptoms, descend as quickly as you can. It’s nothing to mess around with.
  •  Our guide always oxygen tanks which are important as you get over 5040 meters/16,500 feet above sea level! Not all travel agencies offer this, so this is definitely something to look out for when choosing the best Rainbow Mountain tour operator.
  • Make sure you are acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude before you set off on your hike to the Rainbow Mountain. This is by far the best insurance of a smooth and enjoyable trip. We recommend you spend at least 2 days in Cusco prior to the excursion.
  • Batteries tend to die due to cold — keep them in your sleeping bag.
  • The higher elevation also means colder, nearly freezing temperatures, so be prepared. If you decide to take a multi-day tour, make sure to wear very warm clothes. Also, bring coca leaves to fight off altitude sickness and carry the minimum gear possible to ease the hike.
  • It is easy to rent gear, if you need anything, in Cusco for a few dollars a day for each ítem.
  • We have huts in every campsite. You will be protected from the rain, snow and hail.
  • No matter the weather conditions, the scenery is still spectacular.
  • While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Ausangate Trek 3 days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural desasters.
  • You will croos 3 passes which are above 16,000 feet of elevation. Passes are mostly gradual.
  • temperatures can fall well below freezing at night and be prepared for snow.



In order to book your Ausangate trek 3 days with us, Click in the BOOK NOW buttom, then select the day of your depature, then, fill out all your personal information of each participant and the last step is the payment which you can do with your Credit Card or Debit card.

Once we get your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trek and the booking form to fill out. Here is all the detail that you need to send us.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Full name:
  • Hotel name:
  • Dietary restriction:
  • Passport number:

***We need copies of Passport of each participants because they are required when purchasing Ausangate trek permits.


The Outstanding balance can be made in cash one day earlier your trip in USD or soles or if you prefer PayPal at least one week prior to your trip(7% service fee applies). Also, you can pay us with Credit card only Visa(5% service fee applies).  Please let us know what you prefer. Cash payment MUST be paid 1 day prior your trip.


Unfortunatly there is not student discount for Ausangate trek 6 days.


Yes, it is possible. But you should let us know 48 hours in advance.


It is not mandatory to bring your Passport. But if you want to have a stamp of Rainbow Mountain, bring it. The stamp on your Passport costs 2 soles.


Not recommended, because our Ausangate tour groups leave from Cusco. If you stay in sacred we will pick you up 1 hour early than cusco and there will be an upgrade of $30 for the transport from the sacred valley.

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