Ausangate Trek 5 day

Overview

This is the highest possible trek that you can do from Cusco.This trek is the wildest and most off the beaten path trek you will find. The true essence of Peru lies within its confines. The trek takes you through high Andean snow capped mountains, glacial sheets, red sandy dry valleys, remote brightly colored Lagoons, herds of wild Alphacs and to the Rainbow mountain. With no crowds of tourists or other hikers and no permits needed this trek makes you feel like a true explorer. Please visit ‘Ausangate 5D/4N’ for more details on inclutions, route and how to book.

Route

  • Day 1: Q’oñamuro – Upis
  • Day 2: Upis – Pucacocha
  • Day 3: Pucacocha – Rainbow Mountain – Pinhaya
  • Day 4: Phinaya – Otorongo Cocha
  • Day 5: Otorongo Cocha- Pacchanta

Highlights

The 7 Lagoons of Ausangate – In the hidden confines of the Andes at the bottom of Mount Ausangate is 7 beautiful lagoons which vary in color from spectacular turquoise too deep black to vibrant wine couloreed waters.

Community visits and engagement- Whilst travelling through the Asangate region and the red valley you will get a chance to immerse yourself within the culture, meeting and learning from rare communities that live in the traditional way. Learn about they farming techniques, meet their prized possessions – the camelids – and see how they dress in native attire.

Snowy Andean Mountains – This region is famous for the glacial formations and the snowy high covered peaks. Peru is home to a number of the highest mountains in the Andes and a number of them are within the Asangate region.

Thermal Baths – This is the most remote and highest trek in the Cusco region, therefore we have added into our trek a visit to 2 amazing natural thermal baths. With their healing waters this is the perfect time to either get prepared or recoup form our journey on the Ausangate route.

Rainbow Mountain – A marvel or geological science and sheer beauty. Hiking the traditional way to this colourful spectacle makes it even more magical.

Facts & Figures

  • Highest point of elevation: 5723 m (18776 feet)
  • Distance : 70km (43miles)
  • Height of Rainbow Mountain: 5200 m (17,060 feet)