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Ausangate Trek With Rainbow Mountain 5 Days

The Ausangate trek with Rainbow Mounintain trek is an amazing option for those looking for a challenging high altitude hike with several high passes to cross. It is not for the faint hearted and a good level of fitness is required. You will be rewarded by quiet, uncrowded trails, spectacular glacial lakes, stunning snow-capped peaks and the unusual red scree landscapes of the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicuna. And with this tour, we will drive you from the end of the trek to visit Machu Picchu.

Duration 05 Days
Size Up to 8 people
Max. Altitude 4050 - 5100 m
Act. Level Challenging

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TRIP DETAILS

OVERVIEW

Itinerary Overview

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ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Tinqui – Upis – Arapa Pass – Yanacocha

We will leave Cusco early in the morning by bus. On our way to the upper of Tinqui (4050m/13287ft), we will pass little farms and meet local families. After a little stopping while we packing your belongings in duffel bags, we start walking towards the community of Upis (4400m/14436ft).

The objective here being to have the lunch-break for a moment and discover a beautiful scenery of hills and the frontal part of Ausangate snow-covered. After having lunch, we continue hiking up to Arapa pass (4800m/15748f). Thereafter, we will descend towards Yana ccocha (4500m/ 14763ft) where we will set up the camping site.

Transport time: 3 hours

Hiking time: 6 hours

Day 2: Yanacocha – Pucacocha Pass – Anantapata

After breakfast, we discover amazing lakes and different kind of colors from where we ascend towards Pucacocha Pass (4900m/ 16076ft). Thereafter, we will continue to Anantapata (4500m/14763ft) where we will camp.

Climate: Cold

Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 3: Anantapata – Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) – Ausangate cocha lake

After breakfast, we take the trail to another mountain pass. Dropping down, we will hike by Lake Kayrawiri, surrounded by rugged mountain peaks and the great valley below.

Striations of color are imbedded in the hillsides. Then we go on to Cerro Laya Grande via massive glacier Del Inca, and the most striking colors in the sediments of Yauricunca or Vinicunca.

We lunch here in this unique landscape. We see hundreds of Andean geese nesting in the cliffs of Anta, and after that we comeback to Ananta from where we continue to Ausangate Qocha Lake (4650m/15256f) where we will camp.

Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 4: Ausangate cocha Lake – Palomani pass – Jampa

Today we take in our highest mountain pass (5100/ 16732ft.) with its panoramic, spectacular views of Ausangate snow-covered.

Descending alongside the glaciers, we hike to Finaya pampa where see different king of camelids like Alpacas, Lamas and the wild vicuñas and sometimes Condors. After a day of great hiking we arrive at Jampa (4700m/15420f) where will camp.

Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 5: Jampa – Campa pass – Pacchanta – Cusco

The highlight of this day is definitely the spectacular ascend to the Campa pass (5050m/16568ft). Moreover, we will pass several lovely lakes on the way to Pacchanta (4350m/14270ft). Here, we will visit the hot springs and will have a typical lunch. After being relaxing at the hot spring, we continue by car to Cusco.

Hiking time: aprox 6 hours

Transport time: 4 hours

WHAT'S INCLUDED?

TOUR INCLUDE

  • Transport from the hotel to the town of Tinqui
  • Return transport from Tinqui to Cusco
  • Entrance to the Ausangate park
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English)
  • High quality camping equipment (professional tents, UREKA tents for two persons. Mattresses, eating tent with table and chairs, bathroom tent).
  • Meals during the excursion (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks/option vegetarian)
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Equestrian and mules, for all our camping equipment and personal luggage (Up to 7 kg.)
  • Emergency horse (for minimal 2 persons)
  • First-aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Cold boiled water during the all trek.

TOUR NO INCLUDE

  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Sleeping bag (if you do not have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of lending one)

TRAVEL INFO

Awareness-raising.

Most of the people living in the region of Ausangate are very poor and live from breeding and cultivation. A small group of farmers and our agency want to help those people. A small voluntary donation can help them to buy for example clothes or school equipment. The families will be very grateful.

NOTES

  • We will climb up 5100m/16732ft. Combined with extreme weather this trek can be hard work. We want you to remember this trek with a smile on your face, therefore, please ensure that you are well acclimatized, in good shape and healthy.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and moisty, your clothes – once gotten wet – it will not dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

  • Backpack with rain shelter.
  • Sleeping back.
  • Clothing for warm and cold climate like a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and lightweight pants.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Woolen or synthetic socksand a sweater.
  • Long- and short-sleeved polo’s/T-Shirts.
  • Rainponcho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent, disinfecting alcohol and gel, water bottle and sterilizing tablets, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in plastic bag), a flash light and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra money in soles.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and moistly, your clothes – once gotten wet – it will not dry at night. So take some clothes to change.

ENQUIRE NOW

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    PAYMENTS

    PAYMENT METHODS

    1.- PAYPAL

    * We will not be able to book and confirm your tour or trek without the following:

    1.- A deposit of $150 USD . Deposits are made through the PayPal link below.

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    2.- Send the money through WESTER UNION

    (An easy and cheaper way to send the deposit) https://www.westernunion.com/pe/en/send-money.html Once you confirm your booking of trips, send the deposit through Western Union page or if you have any closer agency of this company , send us the money in US$ in name of :

    Name:Dimas
    Paternal name:Miranda
    Maternal name:Arroyo
    ID or DNI:22976985
    Address:Calle Plateros N°364
    Telephone number:(+51) 984 610 644
    Office of Western Union to be picked:Maruri street N° 310

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