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Ausangate Trek 4 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: 4 Days
  • Difficulty: 7/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure, Off the beaten path

Ausangate Trek 4 Days to Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate trek 4 days is the best epic trek through the Peruvian Andes! You will hike 43 km and reach an altitude of 5.038 m.a.s.l. This trek is designed for those who want to see dramatic snow-capped peaks, rainbow mountains, and desert-like cliffs blend to create a stunning, beautiful outdoor experience from start to finish!.

We hiked around the Cordillera Vilcanota, heading to the mountains or “Apu” Ausangate, one of the highest mountains in Cusco and considered a sacred mountain. The “Apu” is the tutelary mountain and has one of the most pristine ecosystems in the world.

Our walk will be accompanied by horses that will transport luggage. Experienced chefs in the region will prepare Meals along the route; we submit proposals for various regional cuisine. In addition, accommodation will be in tents adequately equipped.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

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

Ausangate Trek 4 Days availability: 
The availability for Ausangate Trek 4 Days is unlimited.

Ausangate Trek 4 Days highlights:

  • Enjoy stunning 360-degree views.
  • Ausangate is considered a sacred mountain.
  • Enjoy the incredible Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.
  • You will see amazing views of the valleys and the peak of the Ausangate glacier.
  • You will be able to observe the natural landscape and wildlife of the Andes.
  • You will savor the Peruvian cuisine, which our master chef will prepare.
  • The beauty of the tour will be unforgettable.

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 the city of Cusco; we do not share service with any other agency, as most of them do. We will make the Ausangate Trek 4 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 - Pampa Arapa.

Day 1 begins with the pickup from your hotel in Cusco, then we drive for 3 hours to Upis town by a paved track, at this point our muleteers will be waiting for us to welcome us, our tour guide will do a short introduction of them to then start with the trek, today we hike for 3.5 hours to Pampa Arapa basecamp,  it will be a gentle uphill hike through the highland valleys inhabited by herds of llamas and alpacas.

Once we reach Pampa Arapa basecamp, we will enjoy our just made lunch prepared by our professional chef; then you will have a free afternoon to get the best shoot of sunset in Ausangate; late in the afternoon, we will have a tee with a lot of popcorn and chocolate subsequently dinner will be served.

Hiking time: 3.5 hours
Hiking Distance: 11 Km / 8.83 miles
Meals: Lunch, Tea, Dinner.

Ausangate Mountain view from Upis

Day 2: Pampa Arapa - Puka Cocha.

Day 2 will be with a wake up of Coca tea in your tents after you will have to pack your items to then start with breakfast; on this day, we will hike to one of the passes that Ausangate trek has, we hike up to Pampa Arapa Pass (4850 m.a.s.l / 15912 ft). Before we descent, we will have a session of pictures on this pass and enjoy the views that offer us.

After we hike down to Puca Cocha for 3 hours, on the way, we will enjoy the beautiful lakes such as Yana Cocha, Comer Cocha, and Puca Cocha. Finally, we will reach our campsite located very close to the Ausangate Mountain; we will enjoy our just made fresh lunch and have a free afternoon to explore the environment. Mountain views and incredible hanging glaciers will surround you.

Hiking time: 6 – 7 hours
Hiking Distance: 11 Km / 8.83 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner.

Ausangate Lake
Puka Cocha Lake

Day 3: Puka Cocha - Ananta - Qomer Cocha.

As usual, every morning, we will wake you up with hot coca tea, then we will have our breakfast; after having our breakfast, we’ll start hiking uphill for 1.5 hours to the Apacheta pass (4,990m / 16,371); upon our arrival, we’ll take a deserved break, you can bask in the glory of your high-altitude achievements and take some photos. After another hour of trekking downhill, we will reach Ananta, where lunch will await us, and after some rest, we will continue our hike to Qomer Cocha.

The trail from Ananta is uphill for 1 hour to Warmi Saya pass (4,990m / 16,371); once we reach it, we will have stunning views of surrounding glaciers and the rainbow mountain in the distance; we will continue to hike downhill until we reach our campsite at Qomer Cocha, where we provide you with the camping equipment tea time and dinner, take a moment this night to re-center your spirit and consider all the deep things of life in the profound silence and tranquility of Qomer Cocha.

Hiking time: 7 – 8 hours
Hiking Distance: 15 Km / 9.32 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Tea, Dinner.

Ausangate Lakes
Puka Cocha, view from the upper part

Day 4: Qomer Cocha - Rainbow Mountain - Cusco.

Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek; we will be the first ones to see rainbow mountain due we camp 45 minutes from this stunning mountain; we will need to wake up around 5:00 am to get ready for the hike and beat the crowds, after a nutritious breakfast, we hike for 45 minutes to reach Rainbow Mountain, When we reach the top of the pass, we will be able to gather our breath and take in the impressive views of the surrounding valleys and the incredible Rainbow Mountain in front of us without people.

After being awed by their beauty and taking some great pictures, we will continue our hike to the Red Valley, which is at 30 minutes,  a stunning reddish valley with reddish hills that will take your breath away; this effort is worth it, though, as we are one of the few operators that do this tour.

Afterward we descent to Alqatari, where we’ll eat our last supper lunch and celebrate the victory of our 4 day Ausangate Trek, and it will be time to thank our staff members for all the effort and good service delivered, then we take the private van that will take us back to the hotel in Cusco, arriving around 5:00 pm End of our service.

Hiking time: 3 hours
Hiking Distance: 08 Km / 4.97 miles
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Rainbow Mountain
Early morning at Rainbow Mountain


Price Includes for Ausangate Trek 4 Days:

  • Pre trek Briefing (briefing at the hotel / Office).
  • 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.
  • Daily tea service.
  • Dining equipment, including chairs and tables.
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet.
  • Food service in the campsites (4 breakfast, 4 lunches, 3 dinners, 4 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 4 Days :

  • Extra expenses.
  • Dinner – Day 4.
  • Not detailed meals.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us US$ 30 for the entire trip).
  • Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 20 for the entire trip).
  • Tips (optinal).

Items to bring for Ausangate Trek 4 Days:

  • Original passport.
  • 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, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and knit / tour beanie.
  • 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.
  • Your own special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Small towel.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike!.

Would you like Ausangate Trek 4 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 4 Days private service includes additional items such as:

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


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)

Per Person


(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 an oxygen 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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