Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

Ausangate Glacier, Rainbow Mountain

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The Nevado del Ausangate is one of the highest peaks in Peru located in the Vilcanota mountain range 130 kilometers from Cusco and reaches an altitude of (6,372 m / 20,905 ft), it has several lagoons of a luminous green / blue color, it presents a landscape natural of great beauty.

Various hikes are made to this chain of mountains covered with perpetual snow, one of them the fervent pilgrimage to the Ocongate snow-capped mountain that takes place only once a year, where the Lord of Qoyllur Rity (resplendent snow) is located, which attracts every year Thousands pilgrims, but the Nevado de Ausangate can be visited frequently by all those who love adventure and like to be in contact with pure nature.

The Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days offers a true wildlife experience, and is the most challenging trek on offer in the Cusco region. This is a great hike for nature lovers, lots of wildlife can be spotted. The scenery in this part of Peru is very impressive: snow-capped peaks of white snow and bright blue and green lagoons are just some of the scenic highlights. There is also a cultural element to this Ausangate trek, as it passes through several isolated Andean communities where the way of life has changed little since the reign of the Incas.

Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible for most healthy travelers.

Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days is an adventure in the Andes, the Ausangate mountain is located in the Andes mountain range, its maximum altitude is 6372 meters above sea level specifically in the Vilcanota mountain range in Cusco. On the way of our walk we will appreciate, turquoise lagoons of Puccaqocha, llamas, alpacas in herds, wild animals such as vizcachas, foxes and vicuñas. We will also connect to the mountain of 7 colors or also called rainbow mountain that makes this adventure unforgettable.


Our tour begins with the pick up from your hotel at 06:00 a.m. We will travel in a private minivan, for 2 and a half hours, on the route we will be able to observe the Mapacho river that connects to the Urubamba river, beautiful valleys and colorful towns such as Urcos, Ocongate, Tinki until we reach the beginning of our walk called Upispama. Where we will start With the walk to our first campsite with cabins that is close to the thermal baths of Upis, after lunch you have the option of walking to the Ausangate lagoon, this walk lasts about 2 hours, round trip also if you like, you can go to the thermal baths, and at night you will be able to appreciate the constellations that lie towards the majestic snow-capped Ausangate

  • Pick up: 06:00 am from your hotel
  • walking time: 3 hours approximately
  • Trailhead elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
  • Highest elevation: 4,320 meters / 15,584 feet.
  • Difficulty Walking distance: 7 km / 4.5 miles
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Altitude gain: 100 meters / 330 feet
  • Camp Elevation: 4,320 meters / 14,100 feet


This morning we will wake you up at 06:00 a.m. With the traditional coca tea or coffee delivered to your cabin then you will be served a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef. We will start to walk to the Arapa pass (4968 m). On the way we will be able to meet the local people carrying out their activities, you would say how it is to graze their alpacas or llamas since it is the main livelihood of the people, we will observe the imposing snow-covered Ausangate mountain on its left side, Our Guide will take care of explain every detail of the place. If we are lucky, we will be able to see condors, chinchillas and vicuñas.

Then we will unload to our camp at Puca Cocha, where we will be surrounded by high mountains and hanging glaciers, and just above the lagoons our shelters will be located and the dining room with an impressive view The dining room is built of stones, thatched roof so as not to alter In the environment from there you will be able to observe the avalanches, tents will be installed inside the shelters this time they will keep their tents warm during the night.

  • Walking distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Walking time: 5 hours approximately
  • Trail Elevation: 4,300 meters / 14,100 feet
  • Highest elevation: 4,750 meters / 15,580 feet.
  • Difficulty: moderate / difficult.
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Altitude gain: 400 meters / 1,368 feet
  • Camp Elevation: 4,500 meters / 14,760 feet

This day is the most difficult day of the Ausangate trek 4 days. After breakfast we will prepare to ascend to Puca Cocha (5051), surrounded by mountains, beautiful spectacular views of the Ausangate mountain range, from the ud pass. You will be able to see the red mountain of the Ananta valley, an intact landscape with bright colors, during your hike you will also be able to find vizcachas and vicuña, after a rest we will start with the descent, and then climb the second pass called Warmi Saya (15,090ft -4500m-14,000ft) from where, you can see a part of the amazing Rainbow Mountain or 7-colored mountain at a distance, but you are not there yet! From this place, we go downhill to surround a small lagoon and continue walking until we reach our camp that also has its own refuge where you will have lunch and we will spend the last night of our adventure in the mountains.

  • Walking distance: 10 km / 6,214 miles
  • Camp Elevation: 4,500 meters / 14,760 feet
  • Walking time: 7 hours approximately
  • Trail Elevation: 4,500 meters / 14,760 feet
  • Highest elevation: 4,990 meters / 16,375 feet.
  • Difficulty: moderate / difficult.
  • Accommodation: Camping in cabins.
  • Altitude gain: 800 meters / 2,368 feet

Today is the day that we will wake up very early 04:45 am, to be the first in the mountain of colors, our camp is 45 minutes from the mountain of 7 colors to see the sunrise, we will take coffee and warm clothes Because the cold is intense, after taking the best photos we will descend towards the red mountain or red valley it is 30 minutes downhill after that we will go to the bus station where our private transport will pick us up to Ttio a small town where we will have lunch and we will return to Cusco and arrive at your hotel around 4 pm. End of the Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days.

  • Walking distance: 1 km / 0.621 miles
  • Trail Elevation: 4,900 meters / 16,076 feet
  • Highest elevation: 5,050 meters / 16,568 feet.
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Altitude gain: 100 meters / 328 feet}
  • Walking time: approximately 45 minutes
  • Drop off: 03:00 pm at your hotel.

It’s included:

  • Professional guide Spanish and / or English
  • Pack horses.
  • All food on the trek, incorporating traditional Peruvian cuisine as well as modern fusion cuisine and specific dietary needs.
  • Boiled water and snacks.
  • Income to camps.
  • dining room, table, chairs, all cutlery.
  • Camping equipment Tents, mats, blankets etc.
  • First aid kit and oxygen.
  • An information session prior to the walk.
  • Entrance to Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate.
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
  • 7 kilograms of your personal belongings.
  • sleeping bag.
  • pillow.

It’s not included:

  • dinner on the last day.
  • Personal trekking equipment that includes, backpacks, trekking poles,
  • Personal emergency horse. Additional horses can be rented according to the needs of the individual and the group.
  • Voluntary incentives for guide, driver and cook: (it is optional).

What to bring for the Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days?

  • Day backpack with rain cover.
  • Headlamp.
  • Extra socks (wool is best).
  • Hiking pants and layered shirts.
  • Rain pants
  • Camping shoes / sandals: to wear at night.
  • Water resistant trekking footwear.
  •  Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat and gloves).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (pants, shorts, T-shirts).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen
  • Lipstick.
  • Extra camera / battery.
  • Water bottles like Nalgene.
  • Basic medications.
  • Personal stuff.
  • Snacks
  • Cash (if you want to buy souvenirs).
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