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Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 lakes trek 2 Days

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Trip Length: 2 days and 1 night
Departure: Cusco
Group Size: 12 PER GROUP
Availability: Daily Departures
Trip Styles: Hiking
Max Altitude: 5200 M. / 17060 FT.
Lodging Type: Camps
Difficulty: Moderate
Overview

Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 Lakes Trek

With this unique trekking package explore the Rainbow Mountain, Red Valley and the 7 lakes around the Ausangate Mountain range and Enjoy the natural hop spring at the bottom of the glacier in 2 days and 1 night with Glamping style. As you hike through some isolated communities, you will interact with the local people who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive! When you reach the Rainbow Mountain you will be amazed by the natural colors of the colourful sandstone mountains in the Vinicunca area. It is so different from everything else you will see in Peru!

Visit seven beautiful and colorful lagoons: green, turquoise blue, Red other colors that will make your experience unforgettable. These lagoons are surrounded by spectacular landscapes and glacier mountains. This memorable trip will end at the natural hot spring where you can relax after the whole experience.

Why Take the Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour?

  • Hike through Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.
  • Marvel at majestic snow-capped peaks, glaciers, and crystalline turquoise lakes.
  • Enjoy the hot springs in Pacchanta surrounded by snowy mountains.
  • Enjoy the magnificent views as you walk surrounded by alpacas.
  • See native communities that still preserve Inca traditions dressed as in the Inca empire.
  • Interact with native communities and listen to how they speak the Inca language Quechua.
Itinerary

DAY 1Cusco – Cusipata – Llacto – Rainbow Mountain – Pachanta hot springs.

Places we will arrive
Cusco
Cusipata
Rainbow Mountain
red valley
Pacchanta
hot springs

Your amazing Rainbow Mountain Trek Adventure begins with pick up from your hotel at 5am! We set out on our drive for 3 hours through the South Valley, on our way to the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 ft). Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks.

The herds of alpacas and llamas near your breakfast place will entertain you in the early morning. Enjoy a delicious and hearty breakfast, then get back in the van for the last 5 minute drive to the trailhead. We start on our hike following a lovely stream, with views of the Ausangate Mountain and glaciers. This is a great place to interact with the local people, who are still keeping traditional Quechua culture alive. Learn about their traditional clothes and the significance of the different hats worn by the men. Ask your guide to teach you a few words of Quechua!

After hiking up for about 1.5 hours, we finally reach our destination: the Rainbow Mountain! (5,020m /16,466ft). After admiring the unique beauty of this colorful landscape, you will have time to explore the area. You can take pictures or just soak up the view. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top. Afterwards, we hike across to the top of the Red Valley, lets explore and enjoy this amazing place. This walk takes about 45 minutes longer to get back to the trailhead.

At this point, we hike back down the way we came. The hike takes 1 hour, then we enjoy our hearty lunch which will be prepared by our chef while you are hiking.

We will embark on the 2-hour drive on the way to Pacchanta where we will camp right next to the hot springs.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.
  • Accommodation:Camps
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:6.46 miles
  • Minimum Elevation:4,350 m. / 14,272 ft
  • Highest Elevation:5200 m. / 17,060 ft

DAY 2Pachanta - 7 Lakes - Ocongate - Cusco Hotel

Places we will arrive
Pacchanta
7 Lakes
Pacchanta
Ocongate
Cusco

After breakfast having a deliciouse breakfast with amazing vistas of the snow-capped mountain, we will start our hike. We will hike for about one and a half hours gently uphill to get to the first lake. Upon arrival, you can take all the time you want soaking in the amazing 360-degree vistas of the surrounding lands and explore the lakes itself. Take some time to yourself and really enjoy the beauty of nature around you. It truly is a magical place

From that point, we will be really close to the other six lakes, and the way will get easier as it will go mostly downhill or flat. We will have plenty of time to take photos of the lakes and glaciers. Then enjoy lunch before departing back to Cusco (3 hours). Arrival time back in Cusco will depend on how long you want to spend on Rainbow Mountain, but we typically get back around 5pm and drop you off at your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch.
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:7.45 miles
  • Minimum Elevation:4,350 m. / 14,272 ft
  • Highest Elevation:4600 m. /15,091 ft
Trip Info
Inclusions
Packing List
Before You Go

High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Experienced Guide speaks English and Spanish
  • Medical Kit – First Aid Kit
  • Private Camping Equipment
  • One duffle bag
  • Customer Service 24/7

Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain
  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate 7 Lakes

Transportation

  • Private transportation from Cusco at the start of the trek.
  • Return transportation from the end of the trek to Cusco to your Hotel.

Meals

  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 1 Dinners
  • Water
  • Wake up tea
  • Tea Time or Happy Hour
  • Snacks on the trail daily
  • Products for hygiene

Accommodation

  • Personal Accommodation in Private Campsites

Extra inclusions

  • 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 Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 Lakes 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 Rainbow Mountain & Ausangate 7 Lakes Trek 2 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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Curtis J

Family Traveller

What a day! My guide Annibal (I hope I’m spelling his name correctly!) was incredibly kind and funny.

He gave us clear notice that the hike itself can be pretty difficult. The walk, while not too far (7km or roughly 4.25mi) is hard with the altitude and breathing the thin air. However if you need, there are horses you can rent to make it easier.

The view at the top is quite spectacular, you can see hawks flying around, and if you catch it on a day with blue sky, it’s pretty unreal.

1 September, 2022

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