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Ausangate 7 Lakes To Rainbow Mountain Trek 4 Days

4 Days and 3 Nights
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Departure city: Cusco, Peru
Ends in the city: Cusco, Peru
Group Size: 12 PER GROUP
Availability: Daily Departures
Trip Styles: Hiking
Max Altitude: 5,100 M. / 16,732 FT.
Lodging Type: Camps
Difficulty: Moderate
Overview

Ausangate 7 lakes To Rainbow Mountain Trek 4 Days

The 7 lakes of ausangate and the rainbow mountain are separated by approximately 40 KM of distance that will offer you incredible views and dreamlike landscapes, the circuit is designed to see completely the ausangate mountain and the rainbow mountain next to the red valley.

Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain Trek 4 Days is an excellent trek, it will surely be an unforgettable adventure where you can enjoy the hot springs in front of the magnificent Apu Ausangate. You will hike through unique places where you will be surrounded by colorful lakes and snowy mountains decorated with herds of alpacas.Get ready to discover the magic and the intense colors of the Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca. This magnificent spectacle of nature is located in the Vilcanota mountain range, near the highest snow-capped peak in the Cusco region, the Apu Ausangate (6,384 masl / 20,945 fasl) considered a principal sacred deity for the Andean cosmovision. From pre-Inca times until today, this mountain has been a place of worship and offering.

The Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain tour is designed to offer you an unforgettable experience in a relatively short time. You will travel deserted roads and deep valleys. You’ll enjoy the company of herds of alpacas and llamas while contemplating crystalline lagoons at the foot of this imposing sacred mountain. Also, you’ll challenge your physical resistance to reach the majestic Rainbow Mountain.

Let this surreal landscape envelop yourself in the Andes of Peru in the company of the best adventure travel specialists in the city. Imagine that a mountain covered in intense colors appears in front of your eyes: magenta, turquoise, yellow. It’s not a dream; it’s a real natural wonder! So get ready for a fantastic trip on a route not yet saturated by travelers.

Why Take the Ausangate 7 lakes to Rainbow Mountain Trek 4 Days?

  • explore the 7 lagoons of Ausangate in an exclusive group.
  • Completely explore the 7 lagoons with a lunch with incredible views.
  • See 100% of the Ausangate circuit with this package.
  • Explore the unique natural formations on earth the Rainbow Mountain with a specialist guide.
  • Hike across remote Andean valleys and passes on the breathtaking Ausangate Trek.
  • Connect your body and mind with the best energy of the apus and sacred mountains of the Incas.
  • Share unique experiences with the last descendants of the Incas, and you will learn their ancestral rites and traditions.
  • Complete the stunning Ausangate trek and visit the Rainbow Mountain before the crowds arrive.
  • View the Andean wildlife – Condors, llamas, vicunas, and alpacas.
Itinerary

DAY 1Cusco, Ausangate 7 lakes To Upis Thermal Baths Camp

Visit places
Cusco
Ocongate
Pacchanta
Ausangate 7 lakes
Upis Hotspring
Upis Pampa Camp

We will pick you up from your accommodation at 4:30 am to start our rural adventure and drive for 3 hours, in our private transportation, to the village of Pacchanta. Pacchanta is located in the middle of the Cusco highlands and offers breathtaking views of the horizon.

In this beautiful village we will have breakfast surrounded by mountains and incredible landscapes, then we will start the hike for 2 hours to the 7 lakes of ausangate, we will take enough time to explore and take pictures and listen to the explanation of our guide, then we will walk for 20 minutes downhill to reach the lunch camp which will be located on the shores of the lake called azul cocha.

After lunch we will continue our hike for 3.5 hours to our camp which is located in Upis, we will also visit the Upis lake which is located 30 minutes from our camp, at the end of the day we will have time to enjoy the hot springs. At sunset we will have our dinner prepared by our private expert cook.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camps
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:15 km / 9.32 mi
  • Highest Elevation:4,450 m / 14,600 ft
  • Camp Altitude:4,250 m / 13,944 ft

DAY 2Upis Thermal Baths To Pucacocha Camp

Visit places
Upis Pampa
Arapa Pass
Yanacocha Lake
Pucacocha Lake Camp

We’ll wake you up today with a hot herbal tea of coca leaves or coffee in your tent to give you the energy boost you need to get going. Then, we’ll savor a delicious breakfast in the cold of the high mountains that’ll warm you through.

We’ll begin our walk today for two hours and a half through a beautiful high Andean valley towards the Arapa pass with the spectacular Ausangate glacier as a constant companion. From the top of the opening (4,800 m / 15,748 ft), the landscape’s beauty will be multiplied, and you’ll stare in awe at Mother Nature’s humungous creations. You’ll observe the size of the mountain range and, if you’re lucky, the condor’s beautiful flight—the largest flying bird in the entire world. Our guide will also explain a little more about the impressive local flora and fauna.

Then, we’ll begin to descend for one hour and a half to discover the beauty of the multi-colored crystalline lagoons of Yanaqocha (black lagoon) and Pukaqochas (red lagoons), as well as several waterfalls. Make sure you have your camera handy all day to capture some pretty photos to remember your epic trip by. At this point, we’ll have an excellent lunch.

Later, we’ll arrive at our Hatun Pukaqocha camp located at 4,500 m / 14,764 ft.
In the afternoon, we can explore the vicinity of the lakes and relax and drink some delicious tea. A nutritious dinner awaits you this evening, and you’ll be able to reflect on the day’s hiking with your fellow trekkers and team. Then, you’ll head to be for the night.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camps
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:11 km / 6.84 mi
  • Highest Elevation:4,800 m / 15,748 ft
  • Camp Altitude:4,500 m / 14,764 ft

DAY 3Pucacocha, Abra Pucacocha To Surineqocha Lake Camp

Visit places
Pucacocha
Pucacocha Pass
Warmisaya Pass
Surineqocha Lake Camp

There’s nothing better for your body than waking up to a hot herbal tea of coca leaves—it’s been drunk since the Inca times and is a great natural way to get an energy boost. You’ll get up early this morning to start one of the most beautiful days of the entire excursion.

After a hearty breakfast, we’ll go uphill for 2 hours to Puka pass (4,870 m / 15,977 ft). Along the route this morning, you’ll be amazed by the stunning views of the glaciers and deep green valleys. Feel the impressive presence of the Apu Ausangate and take photos of its beautiful turquoise lagoons.

Once you reach the top, you’ll spot the giant face of the Apu Ausangate right in front of you. You’re sure to feel the immense energy it boasts and see why it means so much to the people in the Andes. You’ll also observe the extended beauty of the Chilca Valley, where llamas and alpacas will be wandering around and grazing quietly. You’ll already be able to see the beginning of the Rainbow Mountain range with its striking stripes of colors from this opening.

After taking some more photographs, we’ll start with a gradual descent for one hour and a half to our lunch spot, located in Anantapata (4,750 m / 15,584 ft). Once we’ve filled our hungry stomachs, we’ll take the opportunity to rest and relax a little before continuing with an ascent for 2 hours to the Warmisaya (4,985 m / 16,354 ft).

From there, you’ll feel like you’re a bird flying through the mountains and can observe the vastness of the horizon. We only have to descend one hour to Surineqocha lagoon (4,800 m / 15,748 ft), where our night’s camp will be waiting for you. You’ll be able to observe the incredible sunset behind Rainbow Mountain that’ll fill you with tranquility and a wonderful feeling of inner peace. After another excellent dinner, it’ll be time to head to bed.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camps
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:10 km / 6.2 mi
  • Highest Elevation:4,985 m / 16,354 ft
  • Camp Altitude:4,800 m / 15,748 ft

DAY 4Surineqocha Lake, Rainbow Mountain To Cusco Hostel

Visit places
Surineqocha Lake
Rainbow Mountain
Red Valley
Cusco Hotel

Enjoy a sunrise summit to the Rainbow Mountain!

After a tasty breakfast at 4:00 am, we’ll make our way over to the Rainbow Mountain to contemplate this colorful valley lit by the golden light of dawn. You’ll have time to enjoy this paradise for 1 hour before the large crowds begin to arrive. Our expert guide will take you directly to the key places so you can get the best pictures and make the most of your time on this beautiful site.

Your guide will explain in detail why this mountain has such unique colors and why it was only “discovered” in recent years. It’s one of the most amazing places in South America and one of Peru’s main natural attractions. The only other colored mountains that are remotely similar can be found in China.

After enjoying this gem from the Peruvian Andes, we’ll begin our trek towards the spectacular Red Valley. Very few tourists visit this place that seems to be taken from another planet—almost like Mars. You’ll be surprised not only by its incredible beauty but also by the immense tranquility that’ll surround you. Take a deep breath and feel the joy of being alive. It only takes 45 minutes of walking to get to the viewpoint from where you’ll get the best views of the valley.

Finally, we’ll make a two-hour descent through ancient Andean communities and herds of llamas. You’ll notice these small communities still preserve ancient traditions to this day. After a delicious last lunch, a bus will be waiting for you to take you back to your accommodation in Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:6.5 km / 4.04 mi
  • Rainbow Mountain Altitude:5,100 m / 16,732 ft
  • Minimum Elevation:4,630 m / 15,190 ft
  • Highest Elevation:5,100 m / 16,732 ft
Trip Info
Inclusions
Packing List
Before You Go

High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Experienced Guide speaks English and Spanish
  • A professional cook only for our group
  • Medical Kit – First Aid Kit
  • Private Camping Equipment
  • One duffle bag per person
  • Customer Service 24/7

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate Trek
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain

Transportation

  • Private transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the trek.
  • Horses, and muleteers horses carry your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items.
  • Private transportation from the end of the trek to Cusco to your hotel.

Meals

  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, and 3 Dinners
  • Meals: vegetarian and vegan
  • Water to drink on the trail every day
  • Wake up tea
  • Tea Time or Happy Hour
  • Snacks on the trail daily
  • Products for hygiene

Accommodation

  • Personal Accommodation in Private Campsites

Extra inclusions

  • Emergency horse to ride
  • PRO Air sleeping pad, Therma-Rest brand
  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen

What Is Not Included?

  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management
  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

Information Before leaving for the Ausangate 7 lakes to Rainbow Mountain Trek

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about Ausangate 7 lakes to rainbow mountain Trek 4 Days in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!

Briefing or informative meeting

All information meetings are held in your hotel at 6:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the (Peru Hike) offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.

Duffel bag or canvas case:

ou’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will take them on the way and will deliver them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 66 cm / 2 ft. Long x 36 cm / 1 ft. Wide.

A maximum of 5 kg is allowed for each duffel bag that includes the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothes and other personal items.

Payment of Trek Balance (in Cusco)

The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.

It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

Storing your luggage at our Office.

Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pickups:

Peru Hike Company can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group tours:

Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.

Strikes and demonstrations:

Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects:

You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.

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We booked this tour since we found the program very interesting, so we contacted Franklin and the service provided from the contact was excellent, and also the service of the Peru Hike Company staff are excellent in food and communication with us.

I 100% recommend this company and this tour.

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