Ausangate trek with Rainbow Mountain

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Overview

Known as one of the most precious and sacred mountains in the Vilcanota Mountain Range, the snowcapped Ausangate is well recognized as the highest mountain in Cusco region. Located approximately a 3-hour drive from Cusco city we begin this incredible 5-day trek.

As we set off on our Andean adventure prepare to be amazed at the most remarkable colors of nature. Admire turquoise lagoons, soaring glaciers, rolling farmlands, and the spectacular snowcapped Ausangate mountain alongside the iconic Rainbow Mountain.

Prepare for a wonderful adventure as you learn about this sacred area. Discover the magic of the region as you trek through one of the most beautiful landscapes in Peru.

Duration

5 Days / 4 Nights

Season

April – November 

Group Departure:

Private Departure:

Every Friday

On Request

Itinerary

Day 1CUSCO / OCONGATE / YANAMA / COJAHURI / RANRAPATA CAMP

From Cusco drive to Ocongate and then side road to Yanama village (before Tinki). From there about 15 kms. Until Cojahuri, the roadhead (total 3 hrs. drive) from there two hours of soft walk starting at 4,180 Km. you will arrive at Ranrapata Camp at 4,300 m. a large esplanade just below the northeast flank of the snowy Ausangate Enjoy the beautiful sunset after walking 6.6kms. with a great view of Mt. Ausangate and the Jampa Pass of our last day.

Day 2RANRAPATA CAMP / UPPER YANAMA VALLEY / PUKA RUMI PASS / CUSIPATA CAMP

We head up the upper the right side of the Yanama Valley, along a long slope, that goes along the side of the Mt. Surinami and Mt. Inca, until you reach the Puca Rumi pass, (8.5 kms / 5 hrs) at 5,000m – where you will have an amazing view of the red mountain and in the distance the Vinicunca.From there we will begin our descent to the Cusipata Valley where our camp is located, just below the mountain of colors. 4,650m,. (3.6 kms./ 2 hrs.) (Total 12 kms. Trek / 8-9 hrs.).

Day 3CUSIPATA VALLEY CAMP / VININKUNKA / HUASACOCHA PASS / AUSANGATECOCHA

Early in the morning, from camp we walk just only 3 kms. for 1.5-2 hrs. until reaching Mt. Vininkunka at 5,000,m., where you will appreciating the impressive natural colorationof this Mountain. After visiting the Rainbow Mountain we descend first, through Quirillacocha and Surini Lake, and then ascend to the Huasacocha Pass at. 4,980m. (240m. up and down, 4.3 kms. / 2.5 hrs) and then continue to Ausangatecocha at 4,654 mts. (480 m. down, 130 m. uphill) heading down the Anantapata Valley, until reaching camp (Total Distance: 15 kms. trek / 7-8 hrs.).

Day 4AUSANGATECOCHA / PALOMANI PASS / WANU WANU

From camp we ascend for a 2-hour and 500m climb towards the Palomani pass Pass at 5,180 m (2.7 kms trek / 2.5-3 hrs.) the highest mountain pass of the entire route, and if you are lucky the step will be completely snowed. Recover energies before beginning our descent towards the Chilca Valley and up to our camp at Wanu Wanu at 4,600 m. (Total Distance 11.1 kms trek./ 6-7 hrs)

Day 5WANU WANU / JAMPA PASS / PACCHANTA

We will begin our trek with a gentle ascent to our last pass; The Jampa pass, which is located at 5070 meters above sea level. After climbing for 3 hours, we then begin at 2-hour descent to Qimerqocha lake and Pacchanta village, where oue vehicle will be waiting to take us to our hotel in cusco. (17 kms. / 7-8 hrs.) at 4,340. From three hour drive to Cusco.

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What to take?
  • Round trip transportation from Cusco
  • Bilingual guide
  • Double tents with high quality sleeping mats
  • Dining tents and professional cook
  • 2 shower tents
  • All food included during the trek
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank
  • Horses to carry equipment.
  • Pre/post trek hotels in Cusco
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bags (we offer rental).
  • Short Sleeve t-shirt
  • Long Sleeve t-shirt
  • Polar or wool sweater and / or trousers
  • Lightweight trousers
  • Thermal underwear
  • Medium-weight synthetic fiber or feather coat
  • Light hat and wool cap
  • Rain Jacket
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Synthetic or medium-weight wool stockings
  • Hiking boots
  • Sleeping bag (-5C to 0C)
  • Day backpack
  • Waterproof canvas suitcase/backpack
  • Sunglasses, sun block, lip balm
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Towel.
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