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Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain 4D

Ausangate Trek is the classic route of the region. In making a complete loop around the entire range it crosses several spectacular passes higher than 4,000m, one of which top out at over 4,200m.  Our trek visits the Pitumarka valley the villages of Hampa, Phacchanta and Tinki, which are situated below the mountain of “Ausangate”. Ausangate Trek route is also a great option because it affords the opportunity to experience the great diversity of flora and fauna in the region. Ausangate is the highest mountain in the region of Cusco and the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes; the mountain offers a great trekking routes.

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The views of the Ausangate Trek

The Ausangate Trek is considered as the most exciting trekking tour in South America; on this trip, you’ll trek in the shadows of this impressive mountain, interact with its inhabitants. Book now the Ausangate trek and enjoy the experience of seen the mysterious Cusco city and trek through the Peruvian Andes; join us for this lifetime experience in a comfortable tour and with an experienced guide. The Ausangate Trek starts in the community of Chilca and ends in the community of Tinki.


Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain

The four-day Ausangate Trek is astounding trek through the skirts of the immense mountain of Ausangate. During the Ausangate trek we’ll use camping tents and all of the gear will be transported by horses; you’ll hike carrying your small backpack with water and snacks and enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery; your guide will describe you all concerning to Peru traditions and more.

The Ausangate is a snowcapped mountain located in the Mountain Range of Vilcanota, southeast of the current city of Cusco. It is one of the most remote high Andean zones of Peru and offers a spectacular trekking circuit along snow-capped peaks, where you will see spectacular mountain sceneries, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages, and traditionally dressed Quechua people.

Ausangate is considered as an “Apu”, a holy mountain, traditionally a place of worship and offerings from pre-Inca times. The Apu Ausangate is also famous for the celebration of “SEÑOR DE QOYLLORITTY” celebrated on June of every year.

When you think to trek in Peru, it immediately came to your mind that the Inca trail to Machu Picchu; that’s certainly a well-known hike but there are others, and some more challenging than the Inca Trail. Southeast of Cusco city, the splendid Vilcanota mountain range which includes a large number of picks of which the Ausangate Mountain is the highest (6,372 masl/ 20,940 feet); On a clear day, the peak is visible from Cusco. The snow-capped peaks of this area are the second largest Peruvian glaciated system after the aptly named “Cordillera Blanca”. On one side of the mountain range is the Andes and “Altiplano”, on the eastern side, the slopes give way to Peruvian Amazon.


Ausangate Mountain sunrise and sunset
Scenic walks and inspiring hikes
Trek through the Pitumarka valley
Explore the picturesque Rainbow Mountain
Visit picturesque communities of Upis and Tinki

Price Information:

$470.00 USD Group service.


2 people $550 USD each.
3 people $490 USD each.
4 people $470 USD each.


Duration: 4 days and 3 nights.
Starting Point: Cusco hotel.
Ending Point: Cusco hotel.
When to go: Better from April to October.
Altitude: 3,800 masl to 5,000 masl.
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
Day Temperature: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: 4ºC to -10º C.
Remark : 2-day acclimatization required.d.

Note: If you require assistance to purchase your air tickets from Lima to Cusco, we can assist you on this issue.


DAY 1: Qhesiunu

Bus travel through the countryside and visiting small and picturesque highland communities.

DAY 2:  Ananta

Enjoy trekking through the shadows of Ausangate Mountain observing herds of llamas and alpacas.

DAY 3: Upis

Today, we will arrive to the highest pass of 4-day Ausangate trek (Hampa pass 5,000 masl), then descent to Hampa Community.

DAY 4:  Tinki – Cusco

Two-hour trek to Tinki, and then we will take a bus to return to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel.

Full Itinerary



Ausangate Trek

The views of Ausangate Trek in Peru

The Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain starts once we pick you up from your hotel at 6:30 a.m and travel in our private transport toward Qhesiunu small community located in the shores of the Ausangate mountain where we will meet the our trekking crew.

The bus trip will be for six hours. We’ll leave Cusco city toward the south and half-hour after we arrive to Urcos where we will stop for 40 minutes during this time, we will visit a traditional market where the locals exchange their products; after that, we’ll continue the trip passing several small countryside communities until we arrive to Qhesiunu campsite (3,800 masl) from where you will enjoy magnificent views of the stunning mountain scenery.  L & D.


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The rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Trek

We’ll leave the camp at 07:00 a.m and start a gentle up through the Andean farming lands where we will have the opportunity to see different varieties of potatoes; after we hike 3 hours, we will arrive to the summit of the Rainbow Mountain from where you can take your pictures, the we continue toward our cam observing remote area and herds of llamas and alpacas. We will hike 8 hours aproximately. B –L- D.


After breakfast, we’ll be ready for other day. The trail climbs up to Ananta Pass and then descends through the ancient Moraine which is also habitat for Chinchillas (Andean rabbits). We’ll continue the Ausangate trek by the shores o

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The lagoons of the Ausangate Trek in Peru

f the beautiful lagoons until we arrive at our campsite located in a colourful countryside community where people live in harmony with nature. At this place, there are natural hot springs where you can relax your muscles after this challenging trek and then enjoy the Pachamanca (traditional food) in the evening. We will trek approximately 8 hours. B, L & D.


We’l leave our campsite at 07:00 a.m and continue towards Tinki; downhill through a beautiful agricultural pasture where we will see native crops like potatoes, oxalis, beans, and quinoa. The trail descends, passing pastures and several communities of friendly people who will greet you in their native language, Quechua. At Tinki, the bus will be waiting for us to return to Cusco and transfer you to your hotel. We will hike 3 hours. B & L.

Include / Exclude

Ausangate Trek includes

  • Transportation: Private bus from Cusco to Chilca (starting point of Ausangate trek) and from Tinki to Cusco.
  • Guide: English-speaking guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people).
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas; delicious meals prepared by professional chefs. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, we always offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Chef and Chef Assistant.
  • Camping equipment: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for guides and cooking gear.
  • Horses  or llamas: For camping equipment, food and cooking gear as well to carry your personal items (6kg per person) in duffel bags that “Sunrise Peru Trek” provides. Muleteers.
  • Others: First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.


  • Sleeping bag: Can be rent in our office for $20 USD for the entire trek.
  • Tips for the staff.

Payment details

For the 4-day Ausangate trek, we require a non-refundable trek deposit of $150 USD per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE PERU TREK” TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

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