Ausangate Trek and Vinicunca (Mountain Rainbow) 5days

Ausangate Trek and Vinicunca (Mountain Rainbow) 5 days

The Ausangate galcier (6398m / 20991f) is considered one of the most beautiful mountains of the Andes. The region around the mountain offers a stunning landscape of mountains, glaciers, lakes and streams. We will visit these places with our spiritual guide who taught us customs and traditions, as well as meditation practiced for centuries in the Andean cosmovision. The five-hour trip from Cusco to Tinki is an excellent preparation for the differences in temperature and altitude.

  • Altitude: 4050-5100 m / ft 13287 – 16732 ft

Day 1: Cusco – Upis – pass Arapa – YanacochaTinqui

We left at 6 am from your hotel in the city of cusco to the Vilcanota mountain range in bus private will go by the passage of Cusco Ccahuarina (4,200 m / 13,779 ft), reaching Upis (4400 m / 14436 ft) here we will enjoy lunch for a moment and enjoy a beautiful landscape of hills and the front of the Ausangate snowy. After lunch, we begin our Trek by Arapa pass (4800 m / 15748f). Since then, the descent towards Yana ccocha (4500 m / 14763 ft).

  • Transport time: 04 hours
  • Walking time: 5 hours

Day 2: Yanacocha – Pucacocha Pass – Anantapata

At dawn we will have breakfast and we will continue our path visiting Lakes incredible and different types of colors up to town to the lagoon of Pucacocha, then we will begin the ascent to the pass of Pucacocha (4900 m / 16076 ft). From then on, we will continue Anantapata (4500 m / 14763 ft) where camp.

  • Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 3: Anantapata – mountain of the arco iris (Vinicunca) – Ausangate cocha Lake

After our breakfast we will make our walk by the Lake Kayrawiri, surrounded by rugged mountains. Continuing, we pass through Cerro Grande Laya directing us to the Mountain Rainbow or Vinicunca. DEA qui will walk a few more minutes for lunch, after a walk to Lake Ausangate Qocha continuamosnueatra break (4650 m / 15256f) where camp.

Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 4: cocha Lake Ausangate – pass Palomani – Jampalago Ausangate

Today visit the Palomani pass (5100m / 16732 ft.) the highest of the walk with its spectacular panoramic views of Ausangate, descend next to glaciers toward the Finaya Pampa, where we will observe camelids such as alpacas, llamas and wild vicunas and condors sometimes. After a day of hiking, arrived at Jampa (4700 m / 15420f), where camp.

Hiking time: 7 hours

Day 5: Jampa – Campa Pass – Pacchanta – Cusco

Leaving very early in the morning we headed for a spectacular rise step Campa (5050m / 16568 ft). Continuing will pass several beautiful lakes on the way to Pacchanta (4350m / 14270 ft). Arriving will have a traditional lunch then go to the relaxing hot springs that are found in this beautiful place. After this relaxing swim we go to Cusco in our private transport.

Walk approx. time 6 hours

Transport time: 4 hours

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  • Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, extra batteries and a memory card, charger, waterproof bags for your camera, hand Sanitizer. Bring extra cash for sandwiches, water and other foods.
  • DON’T forget the essential: original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card.

Do I need to bring?

  • Backpack with the rain coat.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Clothing for warm and cold weather as a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and light trousers.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • slippers or sandals (for showers and baths).
  • Short and long sleeve jerseys.
  • Poncho for rain and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs).
  • Protector, repellent insect, disinfecting alcohol gel, bottle (cantinflora) non-disposable water, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera, flashlight and batteries.
  • Some snacks as bars of chocolate and nuts.
  • Original passport, original ISIC student card and extra cash in soles.
  • Given that the weather can be very cold and wet to wear its clothes extra – after a wet – not dry overnight. So it takes some clothes to change.




  • We provide an information session prior to the output in your respective hotel one day before departure at the time agreed with you where you will receive detailed information about your trip, a list of recommendations and confirm your departure details and answer your questions.


The majority of people living in the region of Ausangate are very poor and live breeding and cultivation. A small group of farmers and our agency want to help those people. A small voluntary donation can help them buy, for example, clothing or school supplies. Families will be grateful.



(1) Let’s climb climb 5100m / 16732 ft. In combination with the extreme weather of this trip can be a hard job. We want to remember this walk with a smile on his face, therefore please ensure that it is well acclimated, fit and healthy.


(2) given that the climate can be very cold Please wear extra clothing. So it takes some clothes to change.



  • Transportation from the hotel to the village of Upis
  • The transport of Pacchanta return to Cusco
  • Entrance ticket to the Park Ausangate
  • Bilingual professional guide (English and Spanish)
  • High quality camping equipment (tents professional, tents for two mattresses, tent with table and chairs, toilet service tent).
  • Meals during the tour (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks you / vegetarian option)
  • Cook and cooking equipment
  • Arriero and mules, by our entire team of camp and personal luggage (up to 7 kg.)
  • Emergency (for a minimum of 2 people) horse
  • oxygen and first aid kit.


  • Breakfast on the first day.
  • Sleeping bag (if you don’t have a sleeping bag, there is the possibility of renting one)

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