Ausangate Trek 4 days
The Ausangate Trek 4 Days provides an authentic experience of Andean life, exposing visitors to modest communities where natives still communicate in the Inca language (Quechua) and traditional ways of life are still observed. The trek also offers breathtaking sights of hundreds of alpacas. If you seek a genuine Peruvian adventure off the beaten track, this excursion is a highly recommended option.
The Ausangate trek 4-day excursion boasts of a unique itinerary that sets it apart from other treks in the region. Unlike other routes, this trek does not include a visit to Machu Picchu or any other Incan ruins. Instead, the tour highlights the natural wonders of the area, including majestic glaciers, picturesque lakes, vibrant wildlife, and stunning, colorful mountains. The tour concludes with a visit to Rainbow Mountain, the second most popular attraction in Peru. Additionally, our guests will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of remote Andean villages. Join us on this unforgettable journey and experience the beauty of the region’s natural landscapes and the warmth of its people.
Why book the Ausangate trek 4 Days with us?
- We maintain small groups, with a maximum of 8 people and a minimum of 2. This sets us apart from other travel providers that accommodate larger groups.
- Sap Adventures is a 100% locally owned Travel Company and holds a full license as an Ausangate operator.
- Our Tour Guides take pride in staying current and continually developing their professional skills.
- We are passionate about showcasing the incredible and captivating Ausangate trek.
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AUSANGATE TREK 4 DAYS ITINERARY
Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui– Upis
We look forward to providing you with a wonderful hiking adventure. We will begin our journey promptly at 06:00 am, and travel in a private van to the trailhead located at the base of the stunning Mountain Ausangate. Our hike will commence from Upispampa, and lead us through remote villages with scenic stream crossings until we reach the charming town of Upis. Once there, our private cabins will be ready for your overnight stay. Our talented chef will provide you with an appetizing lunch, and after that, you may want to explore Upis Lake, which takes about 2 hours to reach via hiking. At night, you can stargaze under the beautiful night sky and create memories to cherish for a lifetime.
- Hiking Distance: 7km/ 4,5 miles.
- Distance: 2-3 hours.
- Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 m/ 13,840 Ft.
- Difficulty: moderate.
- Campsite Elevation: 4,320 m/ 14,100 Ft.
- Accommodation: Cabins.
Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha:
The day will begin with a refreshing wake-up call at 5am. We will bring a delicious coca tea or coffee to your tent to get your day off to a good start, followed by a hearty breakfast to fuel you for the next adventure.
Embark on a hiking trip up to Arapa Pass (4968 m), led by an experienced English-speaking guide who will give you explanations about the flora, fauna and breathtaking scenery around you. Keep an eye out for local farmers, alpacas and the famous snow-capped Ausangate Mountains to your left. With a little luck, you may even encounter magnificent animals such as condors, chinchillas and vicuñas.
As you progress, enjoy panoramic views of the colorful lakes and arrive at the Puca Cocha camp, nestled between the towering mountains and impressive hanging glaciers. You can even hear and witness the spectacular plunge of these glaciers into the nearby lagoons.
Your comfort is a priority, so tents will be set up inside the mountain huts for your comfort and relaxation. Around the camp, there are many scenic spots such as the Puca Cocha Lake, where you can observe many species of ducks, Andean geese and other birds. In the evening, relax and savor a delicious dinner prepared in our dining room, made from local materials such as rocks and mud.
- Hiking Distance: 10 km/ 6,21 mls
- Distance: 4-5 hours
- Difficulty: moderate/difficult
- Campsite Elevation: 4,500 m/ 14,760 Ft.
- Accommodation: Mountain Huts
Day 3: Puca Cocha – Ananta – Kayrawiri
Today’s itinerary takes us on a challenging yet picturesque trek through Puca Cocha pass (5051). Participants will witness breathtaking views of Mount Ausangate and colorful glacier lakes amidst the vibrant mountain ranges. The Red Mountain valley, an untouched panorama of vivid colors dotted with llamas grazing nearby, is a sight to behold. We will take a lunch break at our dining room and accommodation for the Rainbow Mountain 2-day tour.
After that, we will begin our ascent up to the Warmi Saya Pass (15,090ft-4500m-14,000feet), where from its summit, we can enjoy the magnificent view of Rainbow Mountain from afar. The trek then goes downhill to circle the lake and continues at a Peruvian flat to our campsite. Should the weather conditions permit, we might catch the stunning sunset over the Rainbow Mountain.
- Hiking Distance: 10 km/ 6,214 miles
- Distance: 6-7 hours
- Campsite Elevation: 4,900 m/ 16,076 Ft
- Difficulty: moderate/difficult
- Accommodation: Camping in huts
Day 4: Kayrawiri – Rainbow Mountain- Red Valley – Cusco
We are pleased to inform you that today’s itinerary begins promptly at 06:00 am. Our team will deliver coca tea to your tent to start your day off right before embarking on a 45-minute hike to Rainbow Mountain. Weather and individual trekking speed may affect the duration of our visit, but we typically spend around 30 minutes to 1 hour exploring and capturing photos of this breathtaking natural wonder. We will then proceed to the Red Valley, which is approximately a 30-minute journey from Rainbow Mountain. After our adventures at both locations, we will head to the bus station to catch our van. After a delicious final supper shared with the horseman and chef, we will bid them farewell and make our way back to Cusco, arriving at your hotel around 03:00 pm. Thank you for allowing us to guide you on this incredible journey.
- Hiking Distance: 1 km/ 0,621 miles
- Trailhead Elevation: 4,900 m/ 16,076 Ft
- Difficulty: Easy
- hiking hour: -1 Hour
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