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