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Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain – 6D
This trekking is for people willing to combine the classical Ausangate trekking with the amazing Rainbow Mountain. It’s probably our most beautiful itinerary, at least, it is our favourite! During this trekking, we’ll go over 5000 three times. We’ll see so many different lagoons on the route, dozens of 6000m peaks and the Quechua culture which is still very present in this area of Cuzco. You don’t want to miss this adventure on a trip to Peru!
Early in the morning, we leave Cuzco on a local bus for a 3 hours drive. After the meeting with our muleteer and cook, we’ll start hiking until the Upis community. We’ll arrive there after 4 hours and a height elevation of 500m. The view on the Ausangate mountain is spectacular. Depending on your shape and on the time, either we relax in the hot springs or we keep going further up to a laguna, very close to the glaciers of Ausangate mountain.
Transport : 3h
Hiking time : 4h
Height difference : +500m
This morning, we start with the Arapa pass (4730m) that we’ll reach in 1 hour and a half approximately. Then we go down to a spectacular valley, full of lagoons, glaciers… before going up again to 4900m to reach the second pass of the day. Finally we arrive at our basecamp after 5 or 6 hours hiking for a delicious lunch. This afternoon will be free. Either you want to rest of you can walk around and even climb a 5000m peak to enjoy incredible panoramas…
Hiking time : 5h
Height difference : +900m and -400m
We wake up early this morning to get to what you probably expect the most from this trekking : the Rainbow Mountain. It is really impressive as the colours are just surreal !
After that we head to our next basecamp : Laguna Ausangate, which also offers amazing views of Ausangate Mountain…
Hiking time : 7h
Height difference : +400m and -400m
One of the most beautiful day of this trekking is expecting us today, especially because of the Palomani Pass (5100m) which offers an incredible 360° panorama! As soon as we wake up though, we start ascending this pass that we might reach in 1 hour and a half. Then we go down to Sorepata valley where we’ll camp.
Hiking time : 5h
Height difference : +700m and -500m
New challenge today : the Campa Pass (5100m) that we reach in 2 or 3 hours. Then we start our descent to Pacchanta village (4350m) passing through incredible lagoons. Finally we’ll be rewarded by amazing hot springs waiting for us in this village, perfect to relax our painful body after 5 days hiking…
Hiking time : 6h
Height difference : +400m and -750m
After breakfast, we go slowly down to Tinqui, the first village of this trekking. We should reach it in 2 hours and a half. End of this wonderful trekking. We finally take the local bus back to Cuzco (arrive around 3pm).
Transport : 3h
Hiking time : 3h
Height difference : -450m
– English-speaking guide
– Nights in shelters (day 1 and 5 : basic shelters but more comfortable than a tent)
-Tents and matrasses
– All the food during the trekking
– Mules to carry the food and our big bagbacks
– Slepping bag
– Hot springs (5 soles)
– Trekking shoes
– Sleeping bag
– Trekking pants
– Swim suits
– Sun glasses
– Small bagpack (20-30 litres) to carry watern, snacks, and cothes
– Head lamp
– Solar cream
– First-aid kit
– Personal documents and money