Ausangate trek 5 Days
Ausangate Trek 5 Days offers you a real taste of the Andean life, as you will find and see modest communities where natives still speak the Inca language (Qhechua) and where traditional methods of life are still used. Also you will see hundreds and hundreds of alpacas So if you are wishing to do a genuine Peruvian trek out of the beaten track then this is the right excursion for you.
Our new itinerary avoids many of the areas that are becoming crowded with other trekkers.
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The Ausangate trek 5 days offers an array of wildlife including soaring condors, Alpacas, Viscachas, vicuñas, Condors, bobcats and pumas. Our private campsites are located with amazing view of Ausangate Mountain from different angle and you will also have the chance to take a bath in 2 hot springs along the way 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 our country!
Why book the Ausangate trek 5 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 5 days 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.
AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS ITINERARY
Day 1: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinqui – Upis
We leave Cusco at 06:00 am by private van until Upis Pampa. Driving we pass the district of Urcos until you reach Tinqui where we can get off to see the local market. Once we get to Upispampa where we will have our breakfast then 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. Once we get the campsite we have our lunch ready prepared by our chef then we enter to our cabins. And in the afternoon we have have chance to hike to Upis Lake which take 2 hours round trip or take a bath in the hotspring.
- Walking Distance: 7km/ 4,5 miles.
- hiking hour: 3 hours roughly.
- Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,320 meters / 14,100 feet.
- Accommodation: Cabins
Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha- Ananta
Early wakeup call at 5:00 am with coca tea brought to your cabin. After that, we pack up our belongings, eat breakfast and start hiking up to Arapa pass, which is uphill to 4958 m, then a slight decline to our lunch spot near Lake Pucacocha. After having the delicious food we keep walking uphill get the second pass called Pucacocha pass(5000m) then we will go downhill another couple hours to our campsite called Ananta where we will spend the night in our Mountain huts. Along the way, we will appreciate different glacier peaks, rivers, small lakes, alpacas, local herders, and llamas, of course, you will always be with your guide who will explain the area to you.
- Walking Distance: 14km/ 8,660 miles.
- hiking hour: 9 hours roughly.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,420 meters / 15,400 feet.
- Accommodation: Mountain Huts.
Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Cocha
You will be awakened at 4:00 am with coca tea. After our nutritious breakfast, we pack up, enjoy breakfast then start to hike up to Surini pass, which is 5051m. from where you enjoy colorful mountains around you and you will see the Rainbow Mountain still in a distance. Then we go downhill to the circle lake then continue walking Peruvian flat until to get Rainbow Mountain, where we will enjoy the amazing colorful mountains and its surrounding. We will get to the rainbow Mountain at 08:00 am. Then we will hike down for about 2 hours to Alqatari where we have lunch and dinner then spend the night in our mountain huts. On the way, we will hike through small villages and of course Llamas and Alpacas.
- Walking Distance: 13km/ 8,345 miles.
- hiking hour: 7 hours roughly.
- Difficulty: moderate/Difficult.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,420 meters / 14,500 feet.
- Accommodation: Shelter.
Day 4: Ausangate Cocha – Quinsacocha – Jampa
After our delicious breakfast, we begin hiking up to the highest point of the Ausangate trail of our trip at 5300m called Palomani Pass. Therefore, you are going to feel like you are in heaven, higher than all the other hikes in all region Cusco. You will appreciate the great canyons and valleys of the Andes, but be aware because some Condors might be flying nearby. Once you get the summit, you will be right at the bottom of the Ausangate Mountain which is considered to be the protector by the locals.
Along the way, we will appreciate different glacier peaks, bubbling streams, rivers, red lakes, chinchillas, alpacas, local herders, and llamas. We will then walk up and down and arrive at our lunch spot called Huchuy Phinaya called. After our delicious lunch, we hike another 1 hour to our campsite called Surapampa. This campsite is located close to Rocky área so we will see a lot Chinchilas sitting on top of the rocks.
- Walking Distance: 14 km/ 8,5 miles.
- hiking hour: 9 hours roughly.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,620 meters / 15,190 feet.
- Accommodation: Tents.
Day 5: Jampa – Pacchanta – Cusco
Today we cross the last pass, we begin hiking uphill for about 3 hours in order to get to the last pass at 4900m. From here we can appreciate some more glacier peaks and the 7 lakes of Ausangate and then we will descend to our lunch spot called PACCHANTA where our cook and horsemen are going to make our last supper.
There is a nice natural hot springs in Pacchanta in the middle of the mountain. So, after 5 days of hiking you will love to take a bath in the hot springs and might enjoy some beer. Therefore. you will have a chance to buy some handmade handicrafts from local people. Then we say goodbye to our horsemen and we will get our private van and drive back for 3 hours back to Cusco. Finally, we bring you back to your hotel at 6 pm roughly.
- Walking Distance: 12km/ 7,5 miles.
- hiking hour: 6 hours roughly.
- Difficulty: moderate/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 land.
- Large Dining tent, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent.
- Breakfast on the first day.
- Tents to overnight, and Thermarest. Two-person tents are provided for a single person and three-person tents for double people to provide plenty of space for personal gear.
- First aid kit, including oxygen.
- A pre-trek briefing.
- Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain.
- Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
- 7 kilograms of your personal belonging.
- sleeping bag.
- Personal trekking gear including, backpacks, trekking poles, sleeping bags. However, they may be rented from the company.
- 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).
WHAT TO BRING FOR AUSANGATE 5 DAYS
- 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.
- swimming suit.
- Camera/ extra battery.
- Water bottles such as Nalgene.
- Basic medications.
- Walking sticks.
- Personal items.
- Personal snacks.
- Cash (if you’d like to purchase souvenirs).
- 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.
- Our fourth campsite is 40 minutes away from the Rainbow Mountain so We have a better chance to enjoy the Rainbow Mountain in solitude.
- We have huts in some of our campsites. 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 5 days. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, e.g, strikes, natural disasters.
- You will cross 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.
FREQUENT ASK QUESTION
HOW TO BOOK THE AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAY HIKE WITH AB EXPEDITONS?
In order to book your Ausangate trek 5 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 of your deposit of $100 per person.
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.
WHAT ABOUT THE OUTSTANDING BALANCE?
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.
HOW ABOUT THE STUDENT DISCOUNT?
Unfortunatly there is not student discount for Ausangate trek 5 days.
MAY I CHANGE MY DEPARTURE DATE?
Yes, it is possible. But you should let us know 48 hours in advance.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY ORIGINAL PASSPORT ON THE AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAY TREK?
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.
CAN I STAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY FOR MY AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS?
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.