Ausangate Trek 4 Days



Part of being alive is enjoying impressive experiences, and knowing magical places to keep memories, experiences, or knowledge, and the 4-day excursion to Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain offers this and much more.

The Ausangate mountain is one of the mountains that make up the Andes Mountains, it is considered a sacred, religious place and it is believed that it has its own name and energy. Thousands of people come to this place from May to June, when a religious festival is held to pay homage to the Pachamama and the Apus (spirits that inhabit these mountains) and perform rituals related to the fertility of the earth.

If you are a hiker, a nature lover, or you want to live an adventure that almost no other destination can give you, the hike to Ausangate is just the experience you need because this snow-capped mountain south of Cusco has a height of 6,384 m where you will find beautiful Andean towns, part of their culture and history, crystalline lagoons, hot springs and views that you will never forget.

On your tour of the Ausangate trek 4 days with the rainbow mountain, which is the fifth highest in Peru and one of the most representative in the area, you can also enjoy turquoise lakes, such as Lake Sibinacocha, its glaciers, its peculiar forest of stones and the beautiful view of its colorful mountain.

Another experience that you will undoubtedly treasure on your trip with us will be at the end of each tour; you will enjoy delicious meals with elements grown in the area, as well as camping in the open air and the diversity of flora and fauna of the Apu Ausangate that is simply magical.

If you want to delve into an unprecedented journey, live a rewarding experience, get to know one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and discover part of the rituals, beliefs, and what the Vilcanota Valley is like today, don’t miss our 4 days and 3 trekking nights to Ausangate


  • Lakes with different shades of blue, including Puca Cocha and Japu Cocha
  • Multiple waterfalls and incredible views.
  • a variety of fauna (such as foxes, alpacas, llamas, and the majestic condor)
  • Camps in secluded places with views of lagoons and snow-capped mountains
  • Nevado Ausangate: considered the highest in the Cusco region
  • The ascent to the pass, 500 meters above the Puca Cocha camp, is arduous.
  • Exquisite food: You will taste these 5 days of a variety of Peruvian cuisine
  • The unique Mountain of Colors
  • Pacchanta thermal baths


Day 1. Bus Cusco – Tinqui– Upis

Day 2: Upis hot spring  – Puca Cocha

Day 3 : Puca cocha – Qomercocha

Day 4: Qomercocha – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco


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Tour Price 4 Days Tour 3 Nights

4 Day Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain Trek Ausangate Trek 4 Days
Price From
$ 420 per Person
Group SizeUP TO 10
Trip StylesHIKING
Lodging TypeCAMPS

Trip Itinerary


We will begin this 4-day walk to Ausangate at 5:30 am, which is the time we will pick you up from the hotel where you are staying, heading to the town of Upis, for which it will take us about 3 hours and during the tour, You will see the people who live in the place, beautiful houses, and a landscape without a doubt incomparable. As we travel we will make a couple of stops so you can observe the landscape and take some photos.

Arriving at the town and ready with all the necessary equipment for the hike to Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain, we will embark on a trip that will last 2.5 hours through the Ausangate Valley. During the tour you will be able to observe part of its fauna, made up of alpacas, llamas, the beautiful Andean goose, and the friendly Andean cat, which is in danger of extinction.

At the end of this 2-and-a-half-hour tour, we will take a break in Upis to recharge our batteries and fill our stomachs with the best gastronomy in the area. After lunch, in the afternoon you will have free time to take a dip in the hot springs and we will offer you a delicious and nutritious dinner, as well as a comfortable resting place for day 2.

  • Walking Distance: 7km/ 4,5 miles.
  • hiking hour: 3 hours roughly.
  • Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
  • Difficulty: moderate.
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,320 meters / 14,100 feet.
  • Accommodation: Cabins.


This day our tour will consist of visiting Yana Qocha and Qomer Qocha in-depth, so we will start our activities at 5:30 am to have breakfast, drink a delicious mate, and get ready to continue the 4-day hike to Ausangate.

We will resume the hike for 3 and a half hours more to reach the Yana Qocha camp, and from there we will visit Arapa, where we will observe the mountains and eroded valleys of the area that are simply majestic.

Continuing through an altiplano valley, we will descend to the second camp of Puca Cocha, near the snowy Ausangante where you will have a starry night and also the chance to see the Milky Way.

  • Walking Distance: 10 km/ 6,21 miles
  • hiking hour: 5 hours roughly
  • Difficulty: moderate/difficult
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,500 meters / 14,760 feet.
  • Accommodation: Mountain Huts


On this day our route will consist of visiting Yana Qocha and Qomer Qocha in depth; therefore, we will start our activities at 5:30 am to have breakfast, drink a delicious mate, and prepare to continue the 4-day trek to Ausangate.

The tour will be along a path with irregular ascents and descents in which you will be able to see beautiful lagoons with an intense turquoise color, worthy of a postcard. After walking for 1 hour and a half, we will come across a zigzag path from which you can admire the Vilcanota mountain range from a good angle, with its glacial peaks and hills full of vibrant colors.

Once there, we will descend little by little towards a place called Ananta, which is where we will have lunch and continue for 2 hours walking until we reach a pass called Warmisaya. From this place, you will be able to see how majestic and imposing the rainbow mountain of Ausangate is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful panoramas.

After visualizing this incredible landscape and seeing that every minute of the walk was worth it, we will go down for 30 minutes towards the second camp that awaits us where we can eat, bathe, relax, and recharge our batteries for day 4.

  • Walking Distance: 10 km/ 6,214 miles
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,900 meters / 16,076 feet
  • hiking hour: 7  hours roughly
  • Difficulty: moderate/difficult
  • Accommodation: Camping



The four-day begins with a nutritious breakfast and an energizing coca tea to explore the rainbow mountain. We will leave the camp to the rainbow mountain and the journey will take approximately 1 hour and a half. We will stay about 45 minutes at our destination to enjoy and admire the surroundings,, you can observe the end of this tour which is really beautiful, capture the last hours of this journey, to finally board the transport that will take you to the city of Cusco.

  • Hiking time: 3-4 hours
  • Hiking distance: 6 km / 3.72 miles

Tour Inclusions

What’s Included For Ausangate Trek  4 Days?

  • Pre-trek briefing at your hotel in Cusco the night before the trek to go over the itinerary and answer any questions
  • English-speaking professional guide
  • Hiking stick
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow
  • Emergency horse for a ride
  • Pick up from your hotel on the morning of the first day
  • Private transport to the starting point of the trek
  • High-quality camping equipment 3 (High mountain tents, comfortable and spacious created for 03 people, which are used only by 02 people.
  • Extra-thick foam mattress sleeping pad to put under your sleeping bag
  • Duffle bags for your personal stuff up to 8kg/17.6lbs
  • Chef and cooking equipment and kitchen tent
  • Dining and cooking tents with tables and stools
  • Two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner, and snacks on the trail on both days
  • Dietary needs: able to cater to any dietary preference/need
  • Hot water every morning/evening for hand-washing purposes
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents/food/cooking equipment)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Boiled/purified water to fill water bottles every morning/afternoon
  • First-aid kit including an emergency oxygen tank
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco

What’s Not Included For Ausangate Trek 4 Days?

  • Hotel before/after the trek
  • Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required)
  • Tips for the crew (guide, chef, wranglers)
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$ 420 USD
Per person (Group service)

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  • Backpack of 25 liters with a Rain cover.
  • Extra hiking socks (wool is best).
  • Trekking pants and rain pants.
  • Running shoes to wear in the evenings.
  • Water-resistant hiking shoes.
  • Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, and gloves).
  • Rain gear (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (trousers, shorts, t-shirts).
  • Sunhat and sunglasses.
  • Sun cream.
  • Lip Balm.
  • Camera/ extra battery.
  • Water bottles.
  • Basic medications.
  • Personal items.
  • Cash (if you’d like to purchase souvenirs).




The pricing for the Ausangate trek 4 days varies based on the number of participants in a group. If you’re interested in joining an existing group, inquire about departure dates and availability. If you don’t find a suitable group for your preferred dates, you can start a new group, and the initial price will be determined by the number of registrants. The final price will be adjusted according to the total number of travelers in the group.



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What is the best time to visit the Ausangate Glacier?

The best time is from May to October, which is the dry season in Cusco, and therefore on this mountain. For the rest of the months, it is usually a colder climate, unexpected rains, and cloudiness; therefore, if you decide to go on these dates, we invite you to take your forecasts.

How can I prevent altitude sickness before the tour to Ausangate?

We recommend you arrive in the city of Cusco a day before, in order to help you acclimatize. Likewise, if possible, avoid eating fatty foods or alcoholic beverages, and, finally, you could try a drink widely used by the Incas (coca leaf tea) which will help you minimize and avoid dizziness, nausea, or fatigue that causes altitude sickness.

Is the trek to Ausangate difficult?

This route is considered somewhat difficult and demanding; since it has a high altitude, as well as ascents and descents that require good physical condition on the part of the tourist.

How can I physically prepare for the Ausangate route?

Regardless of whether you are a physically active person or not, we advise you to consider the following aspects to prepare for your tour of the Ausangate mountain:

Before the trip, try to walk for several days, long and irregular sections, as well as do some activity with a cardiovascular impact to start conditioning your body.

If possible, try to arrive in Cusco 1 or two days before the trek to Ausangate so that you can familiarize yourself and get used to the weather and altitude and not suffer from altitude sickness during the trek.

Maintain a healthy, nutritious diet that gives you energy, and rest so that you have good energy for your expedition to the snowy Ausangate.

How is the food they serve for the Ausangate tour?

One of the aspects that we take care of the most for this trip is food. During each day that the activity lasts, you will try a variety of dishes, typical of Peruvian cuisine, with local ingredients, created by nutritionists and chefs, which will provide you with all the necessary nutrients to enjoy the walk to this Apu every day.

Can I bring the children to the tour?

Due to how challenging the 5-day rainbow mountain hike and Ausangate can be, it is recommended not to take small children; since they are usually long walks and areas that must be traveled with caution. However, this trip is allowed for children over 12 years of age who are in good physical condition to complete the walk without problems.

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