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Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights

Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights

Price from: $ 383.00 USD (See: Pricing)
Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights
Maximun Altitude
5050 meters
Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights
Physical Level
Easiest
Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights
Recommended Season
May to December

Ausangate Trek 6 Days / 5 Nights

Price from: $ 383.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Join an adventure of a lifetime and explore Peru’s wild Ausangate region on this six-day trekking challenge! Enjoy breathtaking landscapes, remote communities, and great outdoor experiences.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Tinqui | Upis | Puca Qocha | Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain | Huchuy Pinaya | Jampa | Pacchanta | Tinqui

Out-of-this-world, the 6-Day Ausangate Trek

The Ausangate Trek 6 Days Circuit is a spectacular trek around the beautiful snowy base of Ausangate, Peru. Nevado Ausangate (6,385 meters or 21,000 feet) is the first highest mountain in the Cusco region and essential southern Peru in SOUTH AMERICA.

Discover the beauty of Ausangate with this guided 6-day trek. Hike through snow-capped mountains, alpine meadows, and turquoise lakes, and reach magnificent heights with this fantastic adventure! The Ausangate Trekking Peru 6 Days offers an incredible opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of the Andes, connect with local culture, and challenge yourself in an awe-inspiring environment. From the moment you set foot in Cusco to the final steps of your trek, every experience will leave you with lasting memories. So, are you ready to embark on this remarkable Andean adventure?

Rejuvenate your body and spirit with a 6-day trek into Peru’s awe-inspiring landscape at Ausangate! Get ready to challenge yourself in the great outdoors and come out better for it.

Overview

Ausangate Trek 6 days OVERVIEW

The Ausangate Trek is a 6-day adventure that takes you through the stunning Andean mountains of Peru. You’ll hike through remote villages, past turquoise lakes, and over high mountain passes while taking in breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks of Ausangate and the surrounding valleys.

Day 1: Cusco: Trek Tinqui to Upis
Day 2: Trek Upis to Puca Qocha
Day 3: Hike Puca Qocha to Ausangate Qocha (Plus Rainbow Mountain)—Huchuy Pinaya
Day 4: Trekking Huchuy Pinaya – Jampa
Day 5: Hiking Jampa to Pacchanta
Day 6: Final Trek Pacchanta to Tinqui-Cusco

HIKERS WANTED! Join a group or create your own! May 28, 2024, “OPEN.”

Ausangate Trek 6 Days

Ausangate Trek 6 Days

Ausangate Trek 6 days of Highlights

Why you will love this Ausangate 6 Days

  • Get ready for an incredible journey and join us for six days of trekking in the spectacular Ausangate region! Explore the world’s most beautiful landscapes and experience cultural wonders like never before.
  • Take your outdoor adventure to the next level with a 6-day Ausangate Trek in Peru! Hike through natural wildlife havens and uncover hidden gems in a stunning landscape.

Itinerary

Ausangate Trek 6 Days ITINERARY

The pre-trek briefing about Ausangate Trek 6 Days is held in the lobby of the trekkers’ hotel. After the tour guide explains the itinerary, the adventurers ask about the trek or other expedition details. Briefings: Prepare one day before your hike starts at around 17:00.

DAY 1

Cusco – Tinqui – Upis

Our expert guide will pick you up from your hotel at 6:00 a.m. to start the trip to Tinki, heading southwest from Cusco.

The drive south from Cusco is very picturesque as it passes through various colonial and Inca towns with a changing panorama typical of the Peruvian Andes.

We will continue our 6-day Ausangate Trek to the Andean community of Tinqui and meet our team of muleteers and pack donkeys. We load all the mountain equipment for the Ausangate Trek for 6 days and begin our adventure through the Andes of Peru. Our first hiking trail took approximately 3 hours at a moderate pace to adapt to the elevations of the Andes gradually.

The second segment of the walk takes 2 hours to reach UPIS to have the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the thermal baths of Upis; it is essential to bring a bathing suit. “Being inside the hot springs is an incredible feeling for a remote adventure.”

  • Departure from Cusco Tinqui Ausangate: 06:00 a.m.
  • Lowest elevation: 3,800 meters (12,467 feet)
  • Highest Elevation: 4,400 meters/11,155 feet
  • Hiking distance from Tinqui to Upis: 12 km/7.5 miles
  • Approximate hiking time: From 05 to 06 hours
  • Physical level: Easy
  • Meals: lunch, lunch, and dinner.
Food

1L, 1D

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

12km (7.5 miles)

Hiking Time

5-6 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Tinqui: 3,950m (12,960 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Upis Town: 4,300m (14,108 ft)

Highest Altitude

Upis Hot Spring: 4,450m (14,600 ft)

DAY 2

Upis to Puca Qocha

The nights are cold, like every morning. We recommend wearing warm clothing for low temperatures; it helps a lot for the comfort of each hiker.

Today is one of the big days from Ausangate Trek 6 Days because we will climb our first pass of ARAPA (4850 meters or 15,915 feet). We will climb the mountain little by little until we conquer it to have two great panoramic views of contrast between the Andes, glaciers, snow-capped mountains, flora, and fauna of the Andean zone.

From the top and bottom of the trail, we have three areas of lagoons of different shades, such as reddish, green, and turquoise. For souvenir photos, count the headwaters of the great Amazonian rivers.

ARAPA Pass Summary

  • Lowest elevation: 4,400 meters/11,155 feet
  • Highest elevation: 4,850 meters/15,915 feet
  • Hiking distance: 12 kilometers or 7.5 miles
  • Approximate Hiking time: Between 06 and 07 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging ascent and moderate descent
  • Meals: Coca leaf Wake-Up Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

12km (7.4 miles)

Hiking Time

6-7 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Upis Hot Spring: 4,450m (14,600 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Ananta: 4,650m (15,256 ft)

Highest Altitude

Arapa Pass: 4,800m (15,478 ft)

DAY 3

Puca Qocha to Ausangate Qocha (Plus Rainbow Mountain) - Huchuy Pinaya

A few years ago, Rainbow Mountain became famous; we will visit it in an extra walk of 1 hour and a half, taking the additional path until we reach the top of Rainbow Mountain at 5050 meters (16,568 feet) in Ausangate Trek 6 Days. The best is that we hike the additional circuit towards the rainbow.

We will return to the Ananta hiking trail after appreciating and taking in enough of the colorful mountains. From Ananta, we continue our walk for an average of 3 hours until we reach Ausangate Qocha, 4,700 meters (15,420 feet), and the Palomani hiking pass to our base camp of Huchuy Pinaya. Today’s outdoor activities vary from appreciating or observing the great snow-capped Ausangate, such as the colorful Vinicunca trail, the Red Valley, or the pass with its descent to the camp; truly remote places are ideal to de-stress from the routine to find ourselves on nature walks with picturesque landscapes.

6-Day Trek Ausangate

  • Lowest elevation: 4,600m/15,092ft
  • Highest peak: Palomani Pass, 5,200m/17,060ft
  • Walking distance: 15 kilometers (9.32 miles)
  • Approximate walking time: Between 08 and 09 hours
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Meals: Fresh coca leaf wake-up tea, breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner
Food

1B, 1BL, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

15km (9 miles)

Hiking Time

8-9 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Ananta: 4,650m (15,256 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Rainbow Pass: 5,100m (16,732 ft)

Highest Altitude

Huchuy Pinaya: 5,550m (18,208 ft)

DAY 4

Huchuy Pinaya – Jampa

We continue our Ausangate Trek through the Andes, ascending to the Jampa Pass (5,150 meters or 16,919 feet). Throughout the hike, we accompany Mother Nature’s silence in this part of the world with an inspiring landscape view of the unique panoramas of Ausangate.

We find herds and herds of alpacas in their natural habitat, running towards the frozen mountains and inter-Andean valleys; the higher the Andean camelids are, the happier they are, laughing and jumping because it is their natural habitat. We can capture excellent panoramic views of the landscapes with alpacas of different types and styles.

From the Jampa pass, we descend the mountain for approximately 02 hours until we reach Pampacancha (4050 meters) to continue our hiking adventure on the uphill path of the Andes Mountain for 03 hours until we reach the base camp of Jampa (4300 meters).

JAMPA Information

  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Maximum altitude: 5,157 meters (16,919 feet)
  • Walking distance to JAMPA: 11 km, approximately 6.8 miles
  • Difficulty level: Challenging
  • Meals: Wake up in the store; Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

11km (6.8 miles)

Hiking Time

5 Hrs

Starting Altitude

Huchuy Pinaya: 5,550m (18,208 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Jampa Pampa: 4,700m (15,420 ft)

Highest Altitude

Jampa Pampa: 4,700m (15,420 ft)

DAY 5

Jampa to Pacchanta

We are nearing the end of our 6 Days Ausangate Hike vacation through the Peruvian Andes. We begin hiking for an average of 1 hour, arriving near the base and at the top of the mountain glacier. The Ausangate glacier is one of the essential mountains in South America because it is part of the source of freshwater that passes its waters through the Andes of Peru and other South American countries. For this reason, reaching this point in Ausangate is satisfactory for the whole group to take a couple of photographs.

During the afternoon, we will descend for approximately 5 hours towards and around the Qomer Qocha lagoon to conquer the last outdoor camp of Pacchanta. Pacchanta is an Andean community with attractive hot springs to dip in and relax your muscles after several days of trekking through the Andes.

Pacchanta Details

  • Lowest elevation: 4,250 meters (13,943 feet)
  • Highest elevation: 4,500 meters (14,764 feet)
  • Walking distance: 13 km or 8 miles
  • Approximate walking time: Between 06 and 07 hours
  • Difficulty level: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Food

1B, 1L, 1D.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

13km (8 miles)

Hiking Time

6-7 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Jampa Pampa: 4,700m (15,420 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Pacchanta: 4,350m (14,271 ft)

Highest Altitude

Jampa Pass: 5,080m (16,667 ft)

DAY 6

Pacchanta to Tinqui – Cusco

Wow, how incredible it is to be a few hours away from returning to Tinqui via Pacchanta. It is like going around the world, but in our case, it is going around the Ausangate glacier.

The last section of hiking is only 3 hours until you reach Tinqui. In Tinqui, we have lunch, say goodbye to our team of horses, and return to Cusco after having enjoyed this incredible walk of the Ausangate Trek 6 Days. Thank you for exploring the Andes with our team.

  • Lowest elevation: 3,800 meters (12,467 feet)
  • Highest elevation: 4,250 meters (13,943 feet)
  • Walking distance: 07 km (4.35 miles)
  • Approximate hiking time: 3 hours
  • Difficulty level: Easy
  • Meals: Last breakfast and lunch
Food

1B, 1L.

Physical Level

4, Intense

Walking Distance

7km (4.3 miles)

Hiking Time

3 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Pacchanta: 4,350m (14,271 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Tinqui: 3,950m (12,960 ft)

Highest Altitude

None

Inclusions

Ausangate Hike 6 Days INCLUSION

  • English-speaking local guide (local tour guide coming from the city of Cusco who knows the area)
  • The pre-departure briefing at your hotel 1-2 days before your trip is “essential to clarify any doubts or questions.”
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to Tinqui from Cusco (Tinqui to Cusco)
  • Tent for hikers: “02 people per tent.”
  • Mattress
  • GENERAL TENTS
    • Cook tent
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Toilet tent
  • Muleteers and horses from Ausangate carry all the mountain equipment.
  • Canvas bags where you can put your personal belongings.
  • Cargo horses are to have personal items of 8 kg or 16 pounds per hiker
  • All entrance tickets to the tourist circuit, as well as exit tickets for each camp and thermal bath of Upis and Pacchanta
  • 01 Cook with experience in high Andean mountains, a specialist in preparing nutritious concoctions for this type of adventure
  • Meals: breakfast (05), lunch (06), dinner (05), with options for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Cold-boiled water every morning to fill water bottles, but bringing cash to buy more bottled water is recommended.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

Ausangate Trek 6  Days Tour, NO INCLUSION

  • Sleeping bag (we recommend bringing an excellent one from your home country that will withstand the frosty nights; alternatively, you can rent one in downtown Cusco)
  • Food: Breakfast on day 1 and dinner on the last day
  • Tips for the entire crew (muleteers, cook, and guide): everything is well received, with all love for the services of Salkantay Trek 06 days

What should I bring for the Ausangate Trek 6 Days?

The Ausangate Trek 6-day circuit brings us closer to the nature of the real Andes with impressive panoramic views. We camp in the surroundings of the thermal waters of Tinqui, frozen turquoise lakes, mountains, and spectacular geographies in combination with the habitat of the fauna of the Andes of Peru in high mountains.

  1. A good backpack is suitable for carrying your personal belongings.
  2. Mountain boots are the lightest, with good ankle support!
  3. Hiking pants.
  4. 01 raincoat.
  5. A winter jacket is “important.”
  6. Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher is recommended).
  7. Reusable water container “Let’s keep our planet green.”
  8. Extra money.

Travel Guide

Travel facts: Ausangate Trek 6 Days

Discover the wonders of Peru’s Ausangate region on this thrilling six-day trek! Explore ancient ruins, discover hidden gems along lush nature trails, and experience an unforgettable journey.

The Ausangate trek is through the Andes mountains in Peru, culminating at the Ausangate glacier.

The Ausangate trek is challenging with its high altitude and varying terrain.

The highest point of the Ausangate trek is the Ausangate mountain, which stands at 6,384 meters (20,945 feet) above sea level.

The best time to do the Ausangate trek is from April to October, the dry season in Peru.

The starting point of the Ausangate trek is in Tinki, a four-hour drive from Cusco.

The Ausangate trek can be completed in 6 days, depending on the itinerary.

The weather during the 6 Day Ausangate trek can be unpredictable and varies depending on the time of year. It is recommended to pack for both hot and cold weather conditions.

The Ausangate Trek 6 Day reaches high altitudes, and altitude sickness can be risky. It is recommended to acclimatize in Cusco before beginning the trek.

Accommodations during the Ausangate trek 6 Days from camping to rustic lodges

Doing the Ausangate trek without a guide is possible, but hiring a guide or joining a guided tour is highly recommended for safety reasons.

Packing warm clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, a sleeping bag, a backpack, sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, and snacks is recommended.

No permits are required to do the Ausangate trek.

Visiting small Andean communities and interacting with residents during the Ausangate trek offers opportunities.

Combining the Ausangate trek with a visit to Machu Picchu by taking a train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes is possible.

Several tour companies offer guided Ausangate treks, including Kondor Path Tours, Peru Treks, and Llama Path.

What’s it like?

  • Feel the magic of remote terrain in inhospitable Peru, where high-altitude nature remains untouched. Walk the ancient Ausangate Trek through the Andes of the Incas.
  • Immerse yourself with KONDOR PATH TOURS in the breathtaking landscapes of Peru’s Ausangate mountain range on this 6-day trek. Enjoy views of glacial peaks, glaciers, and more as you explore this beautiful area!
  • Get off the beaten path this summer with our 6-day Ausangate Trek challenge in Peru. You’ll experience nature’s finest scenery, from snow-capped mountains to deep forest trails!
6-Day Ausangate Hike

For the Ausangate 6-Day Trek, we have the local logistics of Ausangate, such as packing donkeys, muleteers, and residents of the area, thus providing indirect and direct work to the communities of the last original direct descendants of the Inca empire, where clothing prevails in colorful traditional Explore Peru south of Cusco towards Ausangate, hiking for six days and five nights with open-air camps of spectacular glacial views and uninterrupted beauty in the mystical solitude of mother nature; this is recommended for hikers who love a true adventure through remote, iconic places.

The Ministry of Culture of Peru fully authorizes our travel company. Embark on an unforgettable journey and traverse the sacred Ausangate mountain in six days! Discover amazing views and unique cultures.

Pricing Breakdown

Ausangate Trek 6 Days COST

HIKING PRIVATE SERVICE
Season 2024
We carry out this trekking circuit through the Andes of Ausangate.

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 1 600.00 USD
2 $ 951.00 USD
3 $ 690.00 USD
4 $ 537.00 USD
5 $ 526.00 USD
6 $ 461.00 USD
7 $ 426.00 USD
8 $ 383.00 USD

Take your adventures up a notch with this 6-day trekking journey to the Ausangate Region! Let us show you this magical land through a fantastic trekking experience.

*The price is based on two people sharing one tent.
Kondor Path Tours operates the Ausangate Hiking Trail 6 days.

GROUP SERVICE ⇓

Number of persons Price per person
$ 695.00 USD

At least three hikers are needed to open a new travel date.

Inhale life’s fresh mountain air as you explore Ausangate during an epic six-day trek! Immerse in this pristine environment, discovering unique wildlife and panoramic views of unparalleled beauty

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Join us on a breathtaking 6-day journey through the majestic mountain range of Ausangate! Enjoy stunning views, intricate flora, and fauna, and make unforgettable memories.

Ani T
Ani T
2023-12-21
Wonderul site, great tour operator and excellent guide We had an evening flight so wanted to do something during the first half of the day, really glad we picked this half-day tour of the Sillustani ruins. The tour agent (Kondor Path Tours) was very flexible about our pickup time and dropoff options, so that really helped. We were able to arrange a later pickup in the morning that included all our luggage and then they dropped us off at the Juliaca airport after the tour. But the Sillustani towers themselves are a real treat to see and learn about all their history. The site itself is very serene and beautiful, with the lake in the background from the main viewpoint. Our tour guide (Richy/Ricardo) was excellent and very helpful and knowledgeable. He gave us not only the ancient history of Sillustani and the adjoining areas, but also a more contemporary history of Peru and the Puno region I have to add that he went over and above by even helping us to check our bags in at JUL airport!
ladyshalyn
ladyshalyn
2023-10-22
Maras and Moray + Pachamanca Easily the best tour experience I had during my trip to Peru. I highly recommend Kondor Tours as the customer service is top-notch. James responded to my queries almost instantly each time and was very helpful. We were even treated to a can of cusquenia beer each when we visited the office! Our guide Alfredo was absolutely amazing and we were fortunate to have him as our guide for the tour. He is very passionate about his job and shared so much valuable information with us. He has a very candid character and we were very comfortable throughout! I highly recommend requesting for him as your guide (the best we had while touring Peru for 3 weeks). Also, I would say opting in for and additional traditional peruvian pachamanca meal experience must not be missed. The community people were very warm and gracious hosts and it is eye opening to witness the preparation of such a traditional feast normally done only for special occasions like weddings. We even had time for dancing! Two thumbs up for sure!
Niels K
Niels K
2023-08-10
3-day Choquequirao Trek We took a three-day private group trek to Choquequirao as a family of five. Kondor Path Tours organized a pick-up and drop-off in Urubamba instead of Cusco and did an extra stop at the Saywhite archeological site. Everything went very smoothly during the entire trip, meals and accommodation were as expected or better. The trek itself is quite demanding (particularly in three days), but the nature/ views/ Choquequirao/ dearth of tourists largely compensate. Anyway, we were looking for a physical challenge! Our guide Oron was great. Explaining, motivating, solving potential problems/ demands. We would definitely recommend Kondor Path Tours.
Anja
Anja
2023-08-05
Proffecional company and perfect guide Kondor Path Tours are so proffecional and easy to work with. We went with them on the 2 days short Inca trail to Machu Picchu with our three children. The correspondence was great and everything was perfectly planned in every detail. Our guide Alfredo was so friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant to be around! Thank you Kondor Path Tours - we couldn’t have asked for more!!
Khadija
Khadija
2023-07-26
Trip to Rainbow Mountain Excellent experience!! Our guide Odon was prompt with pickup time and extremely friendly. The drove to rainbow mountain was smooth. We did the horseback ride up the mountain, and Odon was right there with us. The actual hike up, he provided support, laughter, and information about the region. Amazing experience with an awesome guide. Thank you so much for the wonderful experience.
Jamee Marshall
Jamee Marshall
2023-07-07
Amazing experience, incredible guide! We had an incredible tour experience with Alfred and our driver Diosmio. They took such good care of us. Alfred was so knowledgeable, kind, and really felt like a friend. Highly recommend this company for your future visit! Awesome experience.
Kristi V
Kristi V
2022-05-05
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
Anthony O
Anthony O
2022-05-05
Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
ReDA
ReDA
2020-01-14
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour. The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member. The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
theras2000
theras2000
2020-01-09
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
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