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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 3 Days

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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
  • Small Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
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  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure

Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 3 Days

The Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 3 Days is one of the crown jewels we offer. Not everyone would do this trek, but for those in good physical condition, for sure, it will be an experience of a lifetime. We will cross 4 different mountain passes, experience diverse landscapes, enter the remote Andean culture and see an unforgettable night sky. Of course, we will also experience the breathtaking Rainbow Mountain and Red Mountain valleys- one of the most beautiful and timeless natural landscapes in all of South America and the world. Explore the Andes with us!

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:00 am – 4:30 am).

Ausangate Trek 3 Days availability:
The availability for Ausangate Trek is unlimited.

Ausangate Trek 3 Days highlights:

  • You will have the opportunity to appreciate the Ausangate mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.
  • The mountains’ reddish, green, and yellow tones will leave you speechless throughout the journey.

We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.

About us:
We are Huaynas Expeditions, a direct local tour operator in Cusco; we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them do. We will make the Ausangate Trek 3 Days even if you are 2 people only. We won’t cancel your trip! We are a responsible company with vast experience in the tourism industry; we have the best professional team to make your journey unforgettable.


Day 1: Cusco - Upis - Puka Cocha

We start the walk from Ausangate Vinicunca with pick-up from your hotel at 4.00 am and go to Pacchanta on our cell phone; we will take the road as one who goes to Puerto Maldonado. We will arrive in the small town of Tinki from where our mobile will take us to Pacchanta where a rich Breakfast awaits us, from here we will see the Ausangate by the North main face.

We will get ready to start our walk, seeing breathtaking panoramas. From here, we will have views of the Ausangate peak (6,384 m.). We will continue the walk of Ausangate Vinicunca; we will begin the ascent to the first Paso Arapa (4,990 m.). We continue with a descent until we reach the Yanacocha Lagoon, Huchuy Pucacoha Lagoon, 45 minutes from the Camp. From this point, we can appreciate fabulous views of all the snowy peaks of the area. We camped and dined right in front of the Ausangate and the Hatun Pucacocha Lagoon. Here we will see the stars and hear the animals screech.

Day 2: Pucacocha - Apacheta Pass - Ananta

We will begin the ascent to the Apacheta Pass (4,989 m.). For this breakfast is recommended very well, we will start the climb at 7.30 am, the climb will last 1 hour and 20 minutes, arriving at this step we will see the most beautiful panoramic of the Ausangate. We will walk about 30 minutes on the Summit, take photos, breathe the purest air of the Andes and begin to descend towards the Anantapata camp.

Arriving we will have lunch, and watch the sunset. We will see how the animals (Alpacas, llamas, and sheep) arrive at their canchones to spend the night. After a magnificent and adventurous hike, we will have dinner at 6.30 pm. We will get ready for the rest and then in the morning leave early to Vinicunca and arrive very early before the people arrive.

Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountains – Cusco.

After breakfast, we walk passing beautiful landscapes, where South American camelids (alpacas, llamas, Andean birds, etc.) walk 1.30 hours. Until the place called Vinicunca (5,034 m.), we will observe the impressionable view of Mountain of Colors with the sunrise showing its best imposing valley and colored hills of magical colors that only exist in this place of Peru. Around we will observe the mountains that accompany Ausangate, the highest peak of Cusco with a height of 6,384 m.

In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes, among which Sebinacocha stands out, from where the masculine energy that fertilizes the sacred earth mother Pachamama is born; After a long run, the waters are lost in the unknown lands of the Amazon to return with the rains, to fill the lakes and glaciers every night converted into the river of stars or Willkamayu known in the West as the Milky Way that resembles our vision cosmos. The Community of Chillca, constituted by shepherds of llamas and alpacas, is known as the guardian of these Andean places.

After taking photos, we will return to our campsite where our delicious lunch awaits us, to then head towards Cusco, we will arrive at 7:00 pm Approximately. End of our services.


Price Includes for Ausangate Trek 3 Days:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel).
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of departure.
  • Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
  • English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
  • Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent, which allows for greater comfort and storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Snacks.
  • Daily tea service.
  • Dining equipment, including chairs and tables.
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett).
  • Food service in the campsites (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 3 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu.
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Personal trekking food – nutritionally balanced menu (Buffet).
  • Horseman and Horses. (to carry our camping equipment, food and 8 kilos of your stuff like sleeping bag and mat as well as clothes) We never overload our horses (well Animal Welfare).
  • Ausangate & Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain entrance fees.
  • Camping spots fees.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Insurance policy for our Guide, Cook & Horseman.

Price Excludes for Ausangate Trek 3 Days:

  • Extra expenses.
  • Dinner – Day 3.
  • Pillows.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optional).

Items to bring for Ausangate Trek 3 Days:

  • Travel insurance.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Walking sticks.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots are recommended.
  • Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes include jackets, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and knit / tour beanies.
  • Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films, and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We recommend bringing water purification tablets if you pick up water from streams.
  • Your own special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Ausangate Trek 3 Days in a private service?

We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.

Our Ausangate Trek 3 Days private service, includes additional items such as:

  • Extra horse to ride.
  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • 02 waking poles per person.
  • 1 duffel bag to carry all your sleeping bags, self-inflating pad as well as your clothes.
  • The tour guide is just for you. And of course, we pay a little more to our Staff and Guide.
  • Private Transportation round trip
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.


We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.

We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.

We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.


(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

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(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

Per Person


(Group Size: Upon Request)

Per Person



What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.

Why Huaynas Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We Never Pass you onto another operator.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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Renato Alves de Oliveira Neto

Couple Traveller

The most genuine Peruvian experience! Hard, but amazing!

December 13, 2018
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