January – March
73 km (45.3 ml)
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6-day Ausangate trek which also visits the Rainbow Mountain is perfect if you’re time restricted but want to journey through an exceptional amphitheater of rock and ice on a glorious scale.


Ausangate Trek is an exciting route because it affords the classic view of the north and west side of Ausangate Mountain complimented by splendid views and the colorful remote villages, The Ausangate trek wanders through beautiful landscapes composed of snow-covered peaks, lakes, and green Andean vegetation. It crosses many passes and visits a classic high Andean village, Tinki, whose inhabitants lead a traditional way of life maintaining their ancient customs.

The Ausangate Trek is rated from moderate to difficult, but rewards the traveler with a sense of wonder and discovery that will not soon be forgotten. Ausangate trek is considered as the most exciting trekking tour in South America. Book now and enjoy the experience of the Ausangate trek which has been dubbed as the most spectacular peak in the Peruvian Andes. Avoid the crowds on this independent adventure and head off the beaten track; Ausangate Trek considered the most exciting trekking tour in South America; on Ausangate Trek , you’ll trek in the shadows of the impressive Ausangate Mountain, interact with its inhabitants.

Book now the Ausangate Trek and enjoy the experience of the mysterious Cusco city and trek through the Peruvian Andes; join us for this lifetime experience in a comfortable tour and with experienced guide.  

Details of 6-Day Ausangate Trek

Service level

HIGHER COMFORT: Premium or Comfort trips are expertly led by SPT Travel & Tours, an experienced team alongside you or top-tier tour guides/Portes, and leverage the private resources of local experts to enable in-depth exploration and privileged access to unique sites. that only local guides know about. The routes are carefully designed and fully planned, with plenty of free time to wander. Camping services are top of the line and accommodations are top of the line or the best available. Ground transportation and most meals (especially on hikes) and activities are included in the tour price.

Physical classification

INTENSIVE, CHALLENGE: Designed for active travelers with a lot of experience and in excellent physical and health condition. Trips of 5 to 8 days fall into this category. Day hikes (8-9 hours), mountainous, some very steep terrain (ascending or descending up to 4,000 feet) over several days, with camping and hiking at extreme elevations. Most hikes are at elevations above 11,500 feet, with some days reaching 16,850 feet with some exposed sections.


Hiking, camping, archeology and cultural adventures

Important note

Although we expected the trek to be like the route described in 6-Day Ausangate Trek. Participants must accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary depending on local conditions, for example, strikes, natural disasters, these changes may be at the discretion of your travel agent.


Are provided a 4-Season Tents, Therma-Rest mattresses and pillows, the tents are spacious and comfortable, designed for 4 people, but only used for 2 people.

Group size

Minimum 2 people, Maximum 8 people.

A minimum of 02 people is required to go out. Family groups, travelers as a couple, with friends or even if you travel ALONE, you are welcome on our trips. The price is per person, based on two people sharing a room/tent. The route is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, it would be on request.

Limited places

No, the number of people to visit this park is not limited yet, the entrance ticket can be purchased at the main checkpoint (the entrance ticket is included); so, you can book this hike even a week in advance.


We recommended a minimum of 2 days in the city of Cusco before the start of your 6-Day Ausangate trek.

Important Info for 4-day Ausangate Trek

  • Duration: 6 days and 5 nights.
  • Starting Point: Cusco hotel.
  • Ending Point: Cusco hotel.
  • When to go: Best from April to October.
  • Altitude: 3,800 masl to 5,200 masl.
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
  • Day Temperature: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: 4ºC to -10º C.
  • Remark : 2-3 day acclimatization required.

Short Trek Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis

We’ll leave Cusco at 06:30 a.m and visit Urcos Market, and then we’ll continue over Ccatca pass to Tinki; in the afternoon we’ll walk to Upis camp.

DAY 2: Upis – Pucaqocha – Ananta

Enjoy the Ausangate trek that passes through small communities where people still speak Inca language: Quechua.

DAY 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha

Today’s trek will be through the shadows of the Ausangate Mountain; we olso will explore the most popular Mountain – The Rainbow Mountina

DAY 4: Ausangate Qocha – Palomani Pass – Surapampa camp

Observe the different colours of the lagoons that surround the Ausangate Mountain.

DAY 5: Surapampa camp – Hampa – Phacchanta

Observe the wildlife of the Ausangate trek; we will see herd of llamas, alpacas the wild Vicuñas and Chinchillas Mountain.

DAY 6: Phacchanta – Tinki – Cusco

Two-hour trek observing the native agriculture until Tinki; then, we will take the bus to return to Cusco.


Detailed Trek itinearry for 6-Day Ausangate Trek

Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis

The Trip will begin when we pick you up at 6:30 a.m. from your hotel in Cusco, and travel in our private van to the starting point of our trek at the base of the majestic Ausangate Mountain. The car trip will last for approximately 4:30 hours; Along the route we’ll stop to take pictures in the viewpoints. We will start the trek from “Upis Pampa”. You will hike through many isolated villages with many stream crossings until you reach Upis camp. Here we spend the night in our private camp. They are in front of the Ausangate glacier, from the camp you can see how the sunset is over the snowy Ausangate. Our cook will prepare a delicious dinner for you.

  • Distance: 7 km/ 4.34 miles.
  • Altitude of the camp: 4,400 m/ 14,450 feet.
  • Walking time: 4-hours.
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Lodging: Camping tents.

Day 2: Upis – Ananta

We’ll wake you up at 5:30 a.m. m. with coca tea or coffee delivered to your tents by your cook; then you will be served a delicious breakfast in the dinning tent. After breakfast we’ll start trekking gentle up to Arapa pass (4968 m). Along the way we will observe local farmers, alpacas and LLamas, the snowy Ausangate to your left, and you will have an English-speaking guide who will explain the flora, fauna and landscape along the way. if we are lucky, we can see condors, chinchillas and vicuñas. In addition, we will enjoy colorful lakes and arrive at Pucacocha, where we our lunch will be served. You will be surrounded by high mountains and amazing hanging glaciers; we will watch and listen as the glacier crashes into the lakes below! As usual. After Lunch well 2-hours walk up to the Pucapunta Pass (5,100m); from where we’ll descent one hour to Ananta camp.

  • Distance: 15 km.
  • Camp Altitude: 4,600m/ 15,100ft
  • Walking time: 7-8 hours.
  • Difficulty: moderate.
  • Accommodation: Camping Tents

Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha.

We’ll start very early with one hour gentle up to Surini Pass (15,090ft – 4,500m) from where you can see in the distance the popular rainbow mountain. From Here will take us 1:30 hours to reach the viewpoint of the rainbow Mountain. We’ll see the mountain before the tourist arrive from Cusco.
After we rest and take enough pictures of the rainbow Mountain we’ll return by the same way to Ananta where our lunch will be served.

In the Afternoon we’ll walk for 2:30 hours an undulating trail, bordering the Pucapunta Mountain until we reach the Ausangate Qocha camp.

  • Distance: 14 km / 8.65 miles.
  • Camp altitude: 4,900 m/ 10,090 ft.
  • Walking time: 7-8 hours.
  • Difficulty: difficult.
  • Accommodation: Camping Tents

Day 4: Ausangate Qocha – Palomani Pass – Surapampa camp.

Today we will reach the highest point of our trek, Palomani Pass. After your delicious breakfast, you will start the trek to the Palomani Pass (1:45 hrs). Along the way you will pass through beautiful colored lakes, swampy and green pampas, alpacas, llamas and local people wearing their traditional clothes. Once we pass the Palomani pass we’ll descent for 1 hours where we will see the red lake and an incredible view of the Vilcanota range. Then we will descend to Huchuy Pinaya where we will have lunch and then we will continue the trek for 2 hours walk to Surapampa camp where we will spend the night. This camp is located near a rocky area and we will see many vizcachas perched on the rocks.

  • Distance: 15 km (9.32 miles).
  • Altitude of the camp: 4,600 m/ 15,000 feet.
  • Walking time: 6-7 hours.
  • Difficulty: difficult.
  • Accommodation: Camping in tents.

Day 5: Surapampa camp – Hampa – 7 lakes of Ausangate – Pacchanta.

After good breakfast served by our trekking cook, we continue our trek toward the las pass. After passing through the small community of Q’ampa we will head North west to the last pass of this hike, the Q’ampa pass (5000 metres/ 16400 feet). From here will descend through an old moraine, we will see several different colored lakes. Our lunch will be served next to a beautiful lake called Komer Q’ocha. After lunch we’ll rest and you can refill your water bottle, the we’ll hike for 3-hours before arriving at the small village of Pacchanta; Here you can soak in the natural thermal springs, and even have a well-deserved beer! Our camp we’ll be setup in the community of Pacchanta and you will have the afternoon free to explore this interesting Andean village. (You have the option of staying in a basic hostel this night)

  • Hiking distance: 15 Km. / 9.3 mile
  • Hiking time: 7-8 hour approximately.
  • Climate: hot in the day
  • Maximum Altitude: 4500 masl / 14763 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 4300 masl / 14108 ft.

Day 6: Pacchanta – Tinki – Cusco

After Breakfast we leave Pacchanta and start to walk back to the village of Tinqui – our trek takes approximately 3 hours. Once in Tinqui, we board our transportation that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive at noon.

  • Hiking distance: 7 Km. / 4.3 mile
  • Hiking time: 2½ – 3 hour approximately.
  • Level of Difficulty: Easy.
  • Climate: hot in the day
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
  • Maximum Altitude: 4500 masl / 14763 ft.
  • Minimum Altitude: 4300 masl / 14108 ft.



Price: $640 USD  per group service
Minimum 2 passengers


2 people $830 USD each.
3 people $750 USD each.
4 people $670 USD each.
5 people $640 USD each.

Payment details

For the 6-day Ausangate trek, we require a non-refundable trek deposit of $200 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).


Ausangate trek Include

  • All necessary things that you need for Ausangate trek:
  • Transportation: Private bus from Cusco to Tinki (starting point of Ausangate trek) and from Tinki to Cusco.
  •  Guide: English-speaking guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people).
  •  Meals: 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 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 (7kg per person) in duffel bags that Sunrise provides.
  •  Others: First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.


  • Sleeping bag: Can be rented in our office for $30 USD for the entire trek.
  • Tips for the staff.



  • A light backpack with essential thigs for the day trek.
  • a change of clothes for the duration of the trek – be prepared for a wide range of temperature changes.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for around $1 in Cusco.
  • Sturdy shoes, waterproof hiking boots are recommended. Extra socks are essential.
  • Plastic sandals or flip flops are also good for giving your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to wear them.
  • Outerwear including jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf, and hat/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. *This is a particularly cold hike; you should make sure you have plenty of very warm clothing.
  • Sleeping bag (we can rent it)
  • Torch/flashlight and spare batteries
  • Camera, batteries (batteries drain faster in cold weather)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sunscreen
  • After sun cream or moisturizing cream for face and body
  • Toilet paper, wrap and wrap
  • Snacks: cookies, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruit, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable water bottle (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We recommend you to bring water sterilization tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own first-aid kit with all the special medications you may need, paracetamol, second skin for blisters, etc.
  • small towel
  • Bathers/swimwear (if you plan to swim in hot springs)
  • Cash: Enough for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Original passport and ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have it.
  • Binoculars (if you have them)



  • If you have symptoms of altitude sickness, descend as quickly as possible. There is nothing to disturb.
  • We recommend you do the 6-Day Ausangate, from April to October because the passes are covered with snow in the rainy season from December to March.
  • Make sure you are acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude before setting out on the 6-day Ausangate trek. This is by far the best insurance for a smooth and enjoyable trip. We recommend that you spend at least 2 days in Cusco before you start the trek.
  • Batteries tend to run out very fast in the cold; store them in your sleeping bag.
  • Higher elevation also means cooler temperatures, bordering on freezing, so be prepared. If you decide to take a multi-day trip, make sure you pack very warm clothing. Also, bring coca leaves to help with altitude sickness, and pack as little gear as possible to make the hike easier.
  • Our fifth campground is 2:30 Hours from Rainbow Mountain, so we have a better chance of enjoying Rainbow Mountain alone.
  • Regardless of weather conditions, the scenery is always spectacular.
  • Although we expected the route to be like the route described in Ausangate Trek 6 Days. Participants must accept that there is a possibility that changes may be necessary depending on local conditions, strikes, natural disasters.
  • Our guide always has oxygen tanks which are important when you go above 5040 meters / 16,500 feet above sea level! Not all tour companies offer this, so it is definitely something to consider when choosing the best 6-Day Ausangate Trek operator.
Why book 6-day Ausangate trek with SPT Travel & Tours?
  • You will spend the nights in our top-quality camping equipment.
  • Our route is specially designed to give you 2 days of easy hiking to get used to the altitude and then start a hard hike.
  • We offer a group discount.
  • The horses carry all the equipment and supplies so you can travel light.
  • We do not share the 6-day Ausangate trek service with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 people maximum. This fact differentiates us from other travel agencies that accept larger groups.
  • SPT Travel & Tours is a 100% locally owned travel agency and fully licensed Ausangate trek operator.
  • Our tour guides pride themselves on being up-to-date and have a comprehensive continuing professional development program. We love to show how fascinating and surprising a walk through the Ausangate is.


To reserve 6-day Ausangate trek with us, click on the BOOKING button, then select the day of your departure, then fill in all the personal information of each participant and the last step is the payment of your deposit of $100 per person

After we receipt your deposit, we will send you a confirmation of your trek. Here are all the details you need to send us.

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport):
  • Last name and name:
  • Name of the hotel:
  • Food restrictions:
  • Passport number:
The remaining balance can be settled in cash one day before your trip in USD or soles or if you prefer PayPal at least one week before your trip (7% service charge applies). Also, you can pay us by Visa credit card only (5% service charge applies). Please let us know which one you prefer. Cash payment MUST be paid 1 day before your trip.
Unfortunately, there is no student discount for the 6-day Ausangate trek.
It is not mandatory to carry a passport. But if you want to have a Rainbow Mountain stamp, bring it. The stamp in your passport costs 2 soles.
Not recommended, as our Ausangate tour groups depart from Cusco. If you are staying at the Sacred Valley we will pick you up 1 hour before Cusco and there will be a $30 upgrade for transportation from the sacred valley.

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