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2-Day Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Escape

Short on time? This 2-day trek offers the highlights of Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain in a compressed format.

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

7/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

2-Day Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Escape Overview

Discover the unparalleled majesty of the Peruvian Andes with us on our 2-Day Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain trek. We’ve meticulously crafted this trek to offer you a blend of stunning landscapes, vibrant hues of nature, and a genuine taste of Andean culture. As we guide you through ancient trails, witness the grandeur of Ausangate Mountain, a constant companion on this journey, and the tranquil lagoons cradled at its base.

The highlight of our expedition is the iconic Rainbow Mountain, a geological wonder that paints a vivid tapestry of colors on the canvas of the Andes. But our 2-Day Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain trek is more than just about reaching these destinations. With us, every step you take unravels a story, a secret of the land, or a melody of the wind. We invite you to not just trek, but to immerse, to connect, and to truly experience the heart and soul of the high Andes.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 4:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Ausangate, Rainbow Mountain, Warmi Saya pass, Ananta, Hanchipacha, Surini lagoon, Red Valley, Apacheta pass

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 04:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 04:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 04:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 04:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 04:00
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2-Day Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Escape

Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Day 1: Cusco – Hanchipacha – Ausangate – Ananta

Begin your adventure with a comfortable pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. As we journey towards Hanchipacha, a scenic 3-hour drive awaits, building your anticipation for the trek ahead. Once we arrive, a delicious breakfast, freshly prepared by our talented chef, sets the tone for the day’s adventures.

After breakfast, it’s time for introductions. We present our dedicated team — your experienced tour guide, our adept cook, and the trusty horseman. Their combined expertise ensures a seamless and enriching experience throughout the trek. With introductions made and spirits high, we embark on our journey towards the imposing Ausangate mountain. As we hike, the landscape unfolds, revealing panoramic vistas and alpacas gracefully grazing.

Our path takes us to the Apacheta pass, from where you are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the serene Ausangate lagoons, nestled at the base of the mountain. After soaking in the majestic beauty, we begin our descent towards Ananta. This segment of the trek showcases the region’s indigenous fauna and the towering mountains that define the landscape. By lunchtime, Ananta (4,730m) welcomes you. Here, you can indulge in a delightful meal, after which you have the afternoon free to relax. As night falls, relish a hearty dinner and surrender to the tranquil embrace of our camp for a restful sleep.

Accommodation: Camping at Ananta
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, and Dinner
Hiking: Approx. 5-6 hours, 10 km

Rise and shine at 3 am, for today is the day you witness nature’s masterpiece – the Rainbow Mountain. After an early breakfast, we set out under the starlit sky, making our way uphill. The first leg of our journey culminates at the Warmi Saya pass (4,980m), just in time to witness a mesmerizing sunrise.

The descent from here, a mere 40 minutes, leads to the enchanting Surini lagoon. From the lagoon, a steady 1-hour climb awaits, taking you to the crescendo of this tour – the Rainbow Mountain, standing tall at 5,038 meters. Being early risers, you’ll have the privilege of soaking in its beauty without the usual crowds. Capture memories, listen to tales of its formation from our local guide, and simply be in awe.

For the intrepid among you, an optional trek to the “Red Valley” is available. This additional hour-long journey unveils a landscape dotted with red mountains, each more spectacular than the last. Afterward, we commence our 2-hour descent to Alqatari, where a delectable lunch and celebrations await, marking the end of your trek.

Feeling accomplished, it’s time to bid farewell to our mountain companions – the horseman and the cook. Our private transport will whisk you back to Cusco, ensuring your return by approximately 4 pm, with memories to last a lifetime.

Accommodation: Return to Cusco
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Hiking: Approx. 5-6 hours, 8 km

Tour Highlights

2-Day Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Escape Highlights

  • Scenic Drive to Hanchipacha: Journey through picturesque landscapes during a 3-hour drive to the trek starting point.
  • Gourmet Outdoor Dining: Enjoy meals freshly prepared by our talented chef amidst the majestic backdrop of the Andes.
  • Trek to Ausangate: Embark on an uphill hike to the imposing Ausangate mountain, encountering gracefully grazing alpacas and panoramic vistas along the way.
  • Views from Apacheta Pass: From this high vantage point, gaze down at the serene Ausangate lagoons nestled at the base of the Ausangate mountain.
  • Camp under the Stars at Ananta: Experience the tranquility of the Andes with a night of camping in Ananta, resting at an elevation of 4,730 meters.
  • Sunrise at Warmi Saya Pass: Begin your day with a captivating sunrise from the vantage point of the Warmi Saya pass, standing tall at 4,980 meters.
  • Rainbow Mountain Trek: Hike to the iconic Rainbow Mountain, a natural wonder showcasing a myriad of colors at an elevation of 5,038 meters.
  • Exploration of Red Valley: For those seeking added adventure, venture into the Red Valley, renowned for its distinct red-hued mountains.
  • Authentic Andean Experience: Engage with our local team, including our experienced guide, horseman, and chef, ensuring a genuine connection with the region’s culture and traditions.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation to trailhead.
  • Return transportation from trail’s end.
  • 4-person tent for every 2 people.
  • Inflatable mattress.
  • Kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Toilet tent.
  • Professional chef and assistant chef.
  • Daily morning boiled and cold water for water bottle refills.
  • Horses to carry all equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc.).
  • Horse to transport 7 kg of your personal gear.
  • Duffel bag for your personal gear.
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, and 1 dinner.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options at no extra cost.
  • Provision of snacks during the trek.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • Entrance fees to Rainbow Mountain and other sites included in the trek.
  • Camping spot fee at Ananta.

Exclusions:

Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Sleeping bag (available for rent).
  • Trekking poles (available for rent).
  • Day 2 dinner.
  • Tips for tour guides, chefs, and support staff are not included and are at your discretion.

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Emergency Horse & Handler: An extra horse and a trained handler provide added safety on the trail.
  • North Face Four-Season Tents: State-of-the-art, weather-resistant tents for ultimate outdoor comfort.
  • Sleeping Bag: Sleep well with one premium sleeping bag per person.
  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Personal Duffel Bag: Use a durable duffel bag to conveniently carry your personal gear, including the sleeping bag and self-inflating pads.
  • Dedicated Tour Guide: Get personalized insights and guidance from an expert tour guide throughout your journey.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.

Prices

Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max

USD

370

Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max

USD

390

Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

420

Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

530

Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

750

Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

890

Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Huaynas Expeditions is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots & extra socks.
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleece, gloves, scarf, beanie, and thermals for sleeping.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Torch/flashlight & spare batteries.
  • Camera, film & batteries.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen & water for the first morning.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Small towel/sarong.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.
  • Walking sticks/poles.

Note:

This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Provided Duffle Bag and Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

We’ll provide a returnable duffle bag during the pre-trek briefing, held 1-2 nights before your tour. Familiarize yourself with the bag, pack efficiently, and get essential trek details, safety guidelines, and updates. It’s a great chance to ask questions, meet fellow trekkers, and prepare for your adventure.

Our Packing Tips:

  • Adhere to the 7 kg weight limit: Keep the weight of your personal items in the duffle bag within the 7 kg limit to maintain a manageable load for the horses.
  • Place non-essential items in the duffle bag: Store items you won’t need during the day, like extra clothes, toiletries, and sleeping bags, in the duffle bag to lighten your day pack.
  • Label your duffle bag: Add a luggage tag or other identification to your duffle bag to prevent mix-ups with other trekkers’ bags.
  • Keep valuables in your day pack: Store passports, cameras, cash, and other valuable items in your day pack for added security and easy access.

Frequently Asked Questions

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