Ausangate Trek plus Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley is a new route located south of Cusco. This circuit has a distance of 70 kilometers with high passes of 5200m. Ausangate has the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes surrounded by more than 20 colorful lakes and hills where herds of alpacas among other wild animals abound, this adventure was designed by (Peru Hike) to fully see a hidden landscape at the base of the snowy Ausangate, a new route to enjoy unforgettable views and landscapes.
The highest peak: Ausangate has a height of (6372m/20905ft)
Total Distance: 70km
Activities: Hot springs, hike in the mountains, Adventure
Highest point: Palomani Pass (5200m/17060ft)
How many days Minimum: Ausangate plus Rainbow Mountain 5 Days
Starts at: Upis (4200m/13779ft), Ends at Pacchanta (4600m/15091ft)
Private Camps: located at a height of 4800m
Landscape: Inhabited by llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, Andean geese, Chinchillas
The best times or the best month with enough sun to do trekking in Ausangate are from March to December, these moments are very sunny perfect to see the Ausangate mountain and the colorful lakes are also usually the perfect starry nights for lovers of constellations, since you can see the stars completely and clearly.
Ausangate trek It also tends to have times with a lot of snow and rain and quite cold at night, from January to February they are quite rainy times and mountains covered with snow. In these months we cannot see the colorful landscape, it is only possible to see a lot of snow. Perfect for people who love snow and who want to experience a new adventure in the high mountains.
It is a trek at high altitude, a good acclimatization is
essential. Perhaps the best thing would be to acclimatize 2 days in the city of Cusco to do a tour.
Drinking enough water is important when walking in large
There are many streams and rivers on the route, but we recommend bringing
a Lifestraw bottle or tablets to purify the water due
because there are many alpacas that walk through the mountains,
you cannot tell how clean the water is. Nothing can be
worse than getting sick at high altitude or having a bad stomach.
Cell phone reception is very limited / does not exist.
You will be away from the big crowds and you will not see people, the only thing you will see will be great landscapes and many of alpacas or Andean towns of 1 or 2 people.
The hike is very difficult for beginners who have never trekked before in their life. For people who have already trekked earlier, it will be easy to walk, since it takes enough energy and physicality for this walk. The trail is designed at a height of (4200m/13779ft) to (5200m/17060ft), it will be difficult to acclimatize, since at high altitude oxygen is much more difficult to breathe.
Ausangate Trek has one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian Andes, it is a hidden gem with snowy mountains and 20 colorful lakes, this beautiful circuit is designed to see everything one wants, since it has a wide range of visibility.
Ausangate is considered the most difficult and one of the
most beautiful walks in the region. If you are a novice in
hikes at high altitude. We strongly recommend that you hire the company (Peru Hike) and allow them to organize everything and
have a guide through the route. If you are a hiker
experienced, you have hiked at high altitude before and you
you have acclimatized properly, go on your own. Are here
our Pros and cons for an independent walk and
It’s much cheaper
You are very flexible with distances and times; it starts and
end when you want, where you want, etc.
It is a real adventure that you plan on your own.
You have to carry all your equipment and food.
You can count only on yourself, there is no backup.
It’s not always fun to pitch a tent and set up
It’s less stressful, there’s no planning or preparation
involved, just find a good reliable company and
they will take care of everything.
The walk is easier, just carry your backpack, the rest is
transported by horses.
If you travel alone, it is more fun to walk in a group than to walk
only in the mountains (not for everyone).
Some of the money you spend goes to the local community; guides,
The normal cost in many agencies is $ 550 to $ 700 per person, the service is group of 10 to 12 people.
Peru Hike has the best costs in the Ausangate Trek tourist market including Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley costs $ 450 per person in a private or group group. If there are more than 4 people, the cost will drop more than $ 300 per person.