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Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

The Ausangate trek 4 days is one of Peru’s best options to explore the native life of the Andes. It is recommended for nature, mountains and remotes area lovers.
On this incredible expedition you will visit the highlands of Peru, relax in the Andean hot spring with 35º C, and explore the turquoise glow of beautiful lagoons in the middle of the Andes. Be impressed by the Apu Ausangate 6385m/20942ft the highest peak in Cusco region, nowadays it represents the spiritual entity of the Andean people who believe that this mountain watch over the communities and their animals.

During this four-day Ausangate hike, you will have the opportunity to enjoy one of the highest treks that can be done in the Andean mountain range and even a high-Andean landscape. With the Ausangate mountain as the highlight, there will also be many impressive mountain landscapes, almost dreamlike images such as the Rainbow Mountain also known as The mountain of seven colors, with charming Andean villages. It is surrounded by beautiful flora and fauna proper from the Andes. The Ausangate trek is an exceptional experience in the most authentic nature, during this journey you will marvel at brilliantly colored landscapes, turquoise high mountain lagoons, imposing white glaciers, rolling farmlands, and ice dunes, all part of the majestic Vilcanota mountain range.

Highlights: Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain
Hiking distance: 48 km / 29.8miles
Considerations: Prior acclimatization required
Season: May to November


Ausangate Trek  to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

The Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain 4-day trek is one of Peru’s best hiking lovers’ options. Don’t miss the excitement of this adventure heading to the Rainbow Mountain, located in the Andes mountain range. You’ll observe gigantic glaciers, crystalline lagoons, and herds of llamas and alpacas.


Departure time: 5:00am. We will collect you from your hotel, bright and early and head off in the direction of The Ausangate mountain for 4 hours through the Vilcanota valley, passing through picturesque farming villages, spectacular mountains and colonial bridges and the Spanish colonial church of Checcacupe, until we arrive at the village of Ccayrahuire at 4500m elevation. From here, we will begin our hike, starting off with a 2 hour ascent to the rainbow mountain, found at 5050m. After we have seen this incredible rainbow mountain in all its colourful glory, and the stunning panorama, we will carry on, on our journey for four more hours until we arrive at our campsite for the evening at Hanantapata, found at an elevation of 4750m.

Walking distance: 8 km
Starting altitude: 4500m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 5050 m / ft
Campsite altitude: 4750m. / ft
Hiking time: 7 horas approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: Min. -10°C.
Difficulty: Moderate/ difficult
Accommodation: Camping
Included meals: Lunch and dinner



We will wake up bright and early and after a hearty breakfast, we will begin our hike at 6:30am. After a 3 hour hike approx, we will arrive at the Ausangate Cocha lake at 4750m. elevation. Here at the foothills of the Ausangate snow peak, we will enjoy a delicious lunch. This will give us the energy to ascend up to the Palomani pass, at a massive 5200m. We will then start our descent to our next campsite at Huchuy Finaya, found at 4500m elevation and where we will spend the second night.

Walking distance: 14 km
Starting altitude: 4750m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 5200 m / ft
Campsite altitude: 4500m. / ft
Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: Min. -10°C.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Accommodation: Camping
Included meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner



We will start this beautiful day at 6:30 am with a delicious breakfast, after which, we will begin our 4 hour hike through some traditional Andean communities and where will be able to appreciate the llamas, alpacas and even vicuñas in their natural habitat. We will then arrive at the Tticllacocha lagoon, where we will have a delicious lunch. After a brief rest, we will ascend the khampa pass at 5100 metres elevation and the final mountain pass of our trek. After we have taken in yet another panoramic view on this spectacular trek, we will descend to our campsite of Ninaparayoc at 4600m and where we will spend our final evening.

Walking distance: km
Starting altitude: 4500m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 5100 m / ft
Campsite altitude: 4600m. / ft
Hiking time: 7 hours approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: Min. -10°C.
Difficulty: Moderate / Difficult
Accommodation: Camping
Included meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner



We will begin the final day of our expedition at 7:00 am. After our breakfast, we will enjoy the final part of our hike, where we will see the 7 lagoons and their incredible colours, ranging from blue to turquoise to magenta. We will arrive at the village of Pacchanta at 4300m elevation, where we can enjoy the medicinal hot springs of the village. We will have our final lunch here, after which we will begin our journey back to the city of Cusco, approximately 4 hours away.

Walking distance: 8 km
Starting altitude: 4600m. / ft
Maximum altitude: 4600m. / ft
Campsite altitude: N/A
Hiking time: 4 horas approx.
Daytime Temperature: Max. 16°C.
Night-time Temperature: N/A
Accommodation : N/A
Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch


Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days Included:

  • Private transport.
  • Official guide.
  • Meals throughout this rainbow mountain itinerary that are mentioned above.
  • Entrance tickets to the Ausangate circuit and Rainbow mountain.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Oxygen tank
  • Trekking poles
  • Sanitary protocols

Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 4 Days Not Included:

  • Entrance to the hot springs (S/5.00 soles)
  • Extra drinks.
  • Tips

What to bring?

  • 4 disposable face masks.
  • Sun Protection.
  • Alcohol gel
  • Thermals for the evening
  • Extra cash in Soles and small denominations.
  • Bathing suit, towel and sandals for the hot springs.
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Toilet paper
  • Day pack with the following:
  • Rain poncho
  • Snack
  • Refillable water bottle/camel pack.
  • Sunglasses
  • Torch/ headlamp
  • Extra Batteries


To get the most out of your Rainbow mountain tour with The Ausangate mountain, please take into account the following recommendations:

  • It is NOT recommended to do this trip if you have any flu-like symptoms a cold, cough or fever. Even the slightest symptom can get complicated at this elevation and may seriously affect your health.
  • If you have suffered from Covid 19, you need to have authorisation from your Doctor.
  • It is important to carry a facemask and replacement masks with you at all times. There are NO pharmacies along the route.
  • You should have at least three days’ acclimatisation in Cusco or a similar altitude prior to the trip. Use these days to do activities such as short hikes and a variety of activities in Cusco to make the most of your time. Ask us for recommended activities.
  • Pack warm clothes. Due to the altitude, night-time temperatures on the Ausangate mountain, often get below freezing.
  • Weather in the Ausangate rainbow mountain area, is incredibly changeable, always bring clothes for all types of weather.




2 PEOPLE   ——————————-  $610

3 PEOPLE  ——————————-  $510

4 PEOPLE  ——————————-   $420

5 and More PEOPLE ——————— $395





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