Ausangate Trek
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Ausangate Rainbow Mountain 2 Days


we care about in new routes this is one of them "VINICUNCA" (5000 masl.) THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN or best know by the locals as CERRO COLORADO, only in 2 DAY trek; from high above, its geological formations reveal all their splendour, in a contrast with the blue sky forming a formidable barrier enters the coastal desert and the Amazonian jungle, imposing cordillera Vilcanota counts almost as many glaciers as the AUSANGATE.

Vinicunca The rainbow Mountain (Colorful Mountain).
Ausangate (The Andean Worldview´s most important Sacred Mountain)
Quechua-speaking Inca descendants
Camping over the moonlight
Duration of experience: 2 days and 1 night.

we leave Cusco early morning, adjust to its altitude by exploring through the Vilcanota Valley and small villages, colonial church, and its small inca site, a short drive from here takes us to the beginning of the trek, where we manned by Quechua-speaking Inca descendants, after a short break, our hiking continued toward VINICUNCA THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN or 7 COLORS MOUNTAIN, This is a perfect opportunity to stop for photos and a snack. From here we continue on to our campsite, at 4200 m.a.s.l we should reach our campsite by lunch time, After lunch we set off to explore the area of Machu Raqay (means the old thunder).


This is the most challenging but most rewarding day of the hike, rise early on the final morning and see the sunrise Spend the day exploring this huge marvelous. A 3hr hike takes us to the highest pass of the trek, known as PALOMANI PASS (approx 5100 masl), with imposing views over the CORDILLERA VILCANOTA and the AUSANGATE SNOW MOUNTAIN, raising over the horizon, From here all downhill hiking we head to Chilca and return to Cusco

  • Services of expert guides in high mountain trek.
  • Private transport round trip
  • Accomodation: camping in tent
  • 2 Breakfast 1dinner 2 lunches & snack
  • Waterproof bags
  • First aid kit and oxygen
  • Entrance to national park (10 SOLES)
  • Tips
  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco .
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. * This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
  • Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
  • Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
  • Camera, batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
  • Binoculars (if you have them)