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AUSANGATE TREK TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 4 DAYS

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AUSANGATE AND RAINBOW TREK 4 DAYS

4 DAYS FROM $ 680.00

Trip Type

Hiking

Service Of Level

  • Group Service

    Visitors to Peru should be in good physical shape and feel comfortable walking, for long periods of time. Daily activities include City tours around sites such as historic ruins; visits from buses that may last up until nightfall when they’ll stop at either an outdoor market town before continuing on foot back home again (or vice versa) – Tour Leaders Peru

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Activity Of Level

  • Challenge

    The Salkantay Trek tours demand a lot of physical activity and adequate preparation and very good physical condition are required. These tours are usually hikes that go from 4 days to 5 days, where you walk every day for between 6 and 7 hours which is done for more than 1000 meters and likewise descends hundreds of meters by very steep steps.
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HIKING OVERVIEW

  • Exploring Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain is a great way to experience the stunning landscape of the Peruvian Andes.
  • The Ausangate Mountain region is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the south of Peru and for good reason, it offers some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country see our gallery.
  • The Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca Mountain, is a multicolored mountain located in the Peruvian Andes.
  • Trek in a wild landscape filled with vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, birds, and locals in their colored clothes
  • Stay in cozy and roomy 4 season tents, the best equipment on the trail.
  • A totally supported hike with private staff, for a lifetime adventure.
  • Savor the starry nights at scenic camping spots en route.
  • Local tour operator with headquarter in Cusco, accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism.
  • Want to reduce the use of plastic and help the planet a better place for everyone? then hike with us!
  • Professional, storytellers, and funny local trek leaders.

ITINERARY

The Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain 4 days are considered to be the most beautiful hikes in the Andes. If you’re looking for an adventure and aren’t afraid of a little hiking, this excursion is perfect for you. Our llamas will carry all your belongings while we explore some of Peru’s hidden gems.

With the help of your friendly llama companions, you will cross four mountain passes and experience diverse landscapes as you enter the remote Andean culture. You’ll see an unforgettable night sky while exploring Rainbow Mountain and Red Mountain valleys – some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in South America and the world. Come explore the Andes with us!

NEW: We now have exclusive Tour Leaders Peru Adventure Connect top-of-the-line Equipment at our featured campsites, something you won’t find with any other company. These sleeping dome tents offer a retreat in the evenings from the cold weather and provide some excellent comfort to relax and enjoy your dinner. We also have built-in Andean-style thatch tent shelters for added protection from the elements.

Why Llamas and alpacas on this trip?

Llama is currently an underutilized Eco-Friendly way to transport gear and supplies in the high mountains. With the growth of tourism, vulnerable mountain ecosystems are in jeopardy and require responsible management. This is why we use the native Llamas just as the ancient Incan cultures did.

In ancient times llamas were key to the success and survival of the Inca culture. Now we can utilize them to carry our supplies with minimal impact. Once on the trail, you will truly understand the power of these animals and why people have been packing with them for centuries, it’s just in their DNA. Their feet have a leather pad similar to that of a dog, and a split toe that allows for larger surface area and gripping ability.

When it comes to rocky, steep, and tough-to-navigate terrain llamas excel where some pack stock might fall short. They are smaller than horses and thus they eat and drink much less in comparison, making them much more low-impact animals and Eco Friendly.

DAY 1 TRAINING DAY

We leave Cusco around 6:00 am by private van to start our trek, at the base of the impressive Ausangate mountain. For Tinqui we hike through local villages until we reach the small settlement of Upis and with an opportunity to take a dip in the local hot springs (10 soles). Here camp will already be set, and you will have the chance to enjoy the picturesque mountain backdrop as the sun sets on the mountains. Our chef will prepare lunch and dinner.

DAY 2 FIRST PASS

The morning starts with breakfast and a hike up Arapa Pass (4950m) before a slight descent to our lunch spot. After lunch, we continue on to Lake Pucacocha – A deep turquoise lake and a perfect stop for a break. Along the way, you will see local herders and llamas, and your expert guide will explain the history of the locals and the landscape along the way.

Our campsite tonight is located just below the towering Ausangate Mountain. Our exclusive camp features thatch shelters for our tents, for added protection from the elements. Your evening will be enjoyed with dinner in our Mountain Refugio, here you will be surrounded by mountain views and incredible hanging glaciers.

DAY 3 CHALLENGE

Today is difficult but short. We start with a steep ascent up Puncacocha Pass. This pass boasts incredible views and as you reach the top you are rewarded with 360 views of one of the most incredible landscapes on earth.

After conquering the pass we continue through a vivid green valley full of alpacas and llamas, if your lucky you might catch a glimpse of an Andean Condor or the rare vicuña. As we approach our destination for the night we will have camp set up for you to enjoy your surroundings and relax.

DAY 4 RAIMBOW Mt. - CUSCO

Enjoy a sunrise summit of Rainbow Mountain!

On this morning our goal is to wake up early and leave camp by 5 am, this allows us to approach and experience Rainbow Mountain in all of its glory with solitude. So, after a hot breakfast, and some coca tea we start with the uphill climb – Ananta Pass. From here you will see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain in the distance.

We descend to a large valley and continue walking a Peruvian flat until we are presented with the final climb to the Rainbow Mountain. From here we head downhill to the village of Qesuno where we will have lunch, and pack up the van before heading back to Cusco with a drop-off at your hotel. We typically arrive back in Cusco around 6:00 PM.

OTHER PERU TREKS

How Many Days Do You Need in Order to Hike In Peru

The Classic Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most popular combined routes. Each route varies in length from one to fourteen days, depending on the demand and availability of lodging along the way. All four journeys are one-way trips. You will generally travel back to Cusco using a combination of public and private transportation, depending on which tour company you use to make your trip reservations.

The One-Day Inca Trail Hike (1-day trek)

You can see Machu Picchu in one day if you’re short on time (but be prepared to wake up early!). You’ll take the train from Cusco to Kilometer 104, which is a location on the trail. Then, you’ll hike around 15 kilometers (9 miles) through the Sun Gate until you reach the Machu Picchu sanctuary. This option is great if you want to view Machu Picchu and experience a small section of the Inca Trail trek all at once.

The Lares Trek (3-day trek)

The Lares Trek, also known as the cultural alternative to the Inca Trail, is a three-day journey into the historical weaver communities on the eastern slopes of Machu Picchu. But don’t expect it to be a trip to the museum.

To glimpse into time-honored villages, you must earn access by obtaining passes that soar to over 15,000 feet and zigzag across Pumahuanca’s peak. On day four of your Lares trek, you may add another stop at Machu Picchu ruins.

Vilcabamba Traverse Route (1 – 2 week trek)

The trek to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. At 65 kilometers long, this is regarded as one of the most difficult ways to see Machu Picchu. The route starts in Cachora and winds a mile-deep canyon to Choquequirao, or “Cradle of Gold.” The Vilcabamba Trail follows the same route that Hiram Bingham took when he rediscovered Machu Picchu in 1911, albeit via more isolated towns.

The Salkantay Route (1 – 2 week trek)

The Salkantay Trek is the only Inca Trail option that lets you sleep in a comfy bed and take a hot shower at the end of every day’s hike! Though it still requires reasonably fit participants, The Lodge Trek runs along the Salkantay Trail through the Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range but permits nightly rest at fully serviced lodges placed along the route. Machu Picchu is reached by following the trail to an elevation of 15,000 feet.

The Classic Inca Trail Route (3 – 5 day trek)

The Classic Inca Trail Hike is the most popular trek of the four alternatives described in this piece. It begins at kilometer 82 along the route, at the village of Piscacucho. The first day is a moderate hike through the Andean foothills, crossing the Urubamba River and arriving at your campsite in Huayllabamba. On the second day, you’ll ascend what’s known as “Dead Woman’s Pass,” which is the highest point of the Inca Trail Elevation at 4200 meters (13,776 feet). After that, it’s all downhill to the Pacaymayo River campsite.

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR TRIP?

This alternative Ausangate Trek 4 day is perfect for those who want a light/moderate/challenging adventure and like to explore new things. Travelers should be in good shape since you’ll be hiking for long periods of time, Hiking unstable ground, and going upstairs without any handrails.

RECOMMENDATIONS

It is suggested to have hiking preparation at least 2 months in advance with activities that help strengthen the muscles of the legs with a good technique to hold your breath as this tour generally cover heights over 14,000 feet above the mountains in very rough terrain and very low temperatures as well as very high temperatures.

TRIP PREPARATION

During your Pre-departure for this Classic Ausangate trek, you will explore various areas including the Cusco City tour (Recommended )

This trip preparation is for acclimatization purposes; there are several day tour options such as Sacred Valley, Maras Moray, Walk with llamas, and alpacas Tour. The walks will be moderately difficult with options for more strenuous hikes. You’ll also get to see numerous archaeological sites along the way.

CUSCO CITY

Cusco is located at a high altitude of 11,200 feet. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are lower, at 9,200 and 8,000 feet respectively.

ACCOMMODATIONS

The Peru Adventure includes a stay in wonderful accommodations that have been chosen for their excellent quality, location, and personality. Do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions!

OUR PRIVATE TEAM

Throughout the Hike, you will be accompanied by a top private Tour Leader. You will also meet local experts as detailed in the itinerary.

TRANSPORTATION

We have all of the transportation you need in Peru taken care of, as specified by your itinerary. If you want to go see something that’s not already on the agenda while you’re here, just let your private guide know. They will be more than happy to help recommend some options for getting there.

PRIVATE HIKING TOURS

With our private hiking tours, you get to design your dream trip – pick your departure date and we’ll do the rest. These specially crafted itineraries include guided excursions, cultural experiences, wildlife encounters, and luxurious accommodations so that you can make the most of your time abroad.

If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience, look no further than our Peru luxury tour packages by BLISSFUL TRAVEL ESCAPES LUXURY TOURS.

From Machu Picchu to the Sacred Valley, our expert guides will show you the best that Peru has to offer. Contact us today to start planning your dream Peru vacation!

TRAVEL INSURANCE

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

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100% GUARANTEED

  • 100% Operated by Tour Leaders Peru, We never mix our groups with other travel companies
  • Pick up from Airport and Hotel Cusco - included
  • 4-star hotels in both Lima & Cusco (apply for Peru packages)
  • Entrance Tickets.
  • Meals
  • Chest
  • Staff
  • Best English Speakers Tour Leaders, We know Communication is very important in your trip
  • Free and Safe Storage in Cusco.
  • Private transportation
  • It perfect Location For Photographers
  • Oxygen Tank
  • First Aid Kit

PRICE PP 680,00 - 8+GUESTS

We are excited to be part of your adventure and lead you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Make sure to book your tour in advance. Only 500 people a day are permitted on the Inca Trail of which 250 are reserved for tourists. Machu Picchu allows 2500 tourists daily.

Note: For Machu Picchu 2,244 Max of Visitors Per Day! Book Your Peru tour Package. Don’t miss your adventure!

From: $680 per person

Minimum 2+ per group

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Note: An initial deposit of %50.00 is required to reserve your spot. We require this deposit to secure your spot and organize the Tour. The remaining balance is due 30 days prior to your trek.

100% WE COVERED MACHU PICCHU HIKE

  • Pre-departure briefing at 7:00 pm the night before your tour in our office or your Hotel.
  • Collection from your Hotel in Cusco from (05:30 am) or from Sacred Valley.
  • Private transportation (Start of our trek).
  • Breakfast in Urubamba in our farmhouse,
  • Full meals for the entire tour (4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunch 3 Dinner) + snacks (vegetarian, vegan option, gluten, wheat-free, or special diets upon your request.)
  • Permit and fees for the Inca Trail Machu Picchu Sanctuary, (Request for Huayna Picchu your Entrance ticket)
  • Inca Trail Porters to carry (camping equipment: client tents, dining and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
  • Drinkable boiled water for your container (We start filling from the second Days Morning)
  • 7-kilogram duffle bags (per Person)
  • 2 Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 person / 6-8 with 1 tour guide)
  • 2 expert gourmet mountain cooks, assistants.
  • Hot drinks every afternoon include popcorn.
  • Boiled water provided from 2nd day.
  • 2 people per tent, clean, new, spacious (4 people REI Half Dome 4 tents).
  • Thick, comfortable sleeping mattress,
  • Buckets of hot water for washing in your tent every day.
  • Biodegradable soap and hand cleansing gel.
  • Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen assistance.
  • 3-4 hours guided tour in Machupicchu
  • Bus Ticket from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Tourist Expedition train return to Poroy Station or Ollantaytambo.
  • Private Bus to Cusco From The Train Station

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Not Included

  • Sleeping bag (4 season -Minus 8ºC) (For rent in Our Office)
  • Hiking Poles (For rent in Our Office)
  • Tips for the trekking crew, Guides, Cooks, and Porters at your discretion.
  • Flight Ticket to Cusco (Contact Us)
  • Accommodation in Cusco. (see recommendation Contact US )
  • Travel Insurance. (check that your insurance covers you for treks above 4,200 masl) and (COVID-19)

INCA TRAIL PACKING LIST

This is basic information about the Clothing packing list REI and all the information Here in this linK Comple Packing List to Peru

CLOTHING:

1st Layer:

  • Underwear
  • Long-sleeved Thermal Shirt
  • Thermal form-fitting pants

2nd Layer:

  • Polar Fleece
  • Trekking pants
  • Thick socks

3rd Layer:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof pants (optional)
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Cold weather Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff/ handkerchief
  • Sun hat

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES:

  • Backpack 20-30 L
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
  • Sport shoes/ sandals for campsites
  • Camping pillow
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Plastic bags for wet items
  • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
  • Swimsuit/ towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • Sunscreen lip protector
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent

OTHER:

  • Personal Medications
  • Motion sickness tablets for the van ride
  • Camera/ Extra battery
  • Personal snacks
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Leisure book for evenings
  • Cash and small coins

TRAVEL SMART WE HAVE ALL YOU NEED

Items For Rent

  • Single Tent $60 (if you wish to sleep alone)
  • Sleeping Bag $30 per person (minus -3 degrees Celsius)
  • Air Mattress $20 per person (REI inflatable mattress)
  • Professional REI Walking Poles or other reputable Brand $20 per pair Hold Trip.
  • Backpacks $40 Hold Trip
  • Head Lamp $10
  • Extra kilograms $10/kg (Example 5kg=$50) Per Day

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General Information Trekking with Tour Leaders Peru

The times Mentioned in this itinerary are approximations. Walking times depend on the group, and the Tour Leaders may change lunch spots and campsites, depending on the progress of the group.

Specific Information About Trekking the Luxury Inca Trail Hike

The Inca Trail is not open in February
Campsites or itineraries are subject to change, depending on the time of booking and availability of campsites. The Ministry of Culture, the government institution responsible for operating the Inca Trail, allocates campsites to authorized trekking companies on a first-come, first-served basis, and so we cannot guarantee that all campsites described in this itinerary will be available when you book.

Booking Inca Trail Hike

A scanned copy of your passport and a non-refundable deposit must be provided upon booking an Inca Trail hike. This is due to government regulations that require complete passport details and full payment of the Machu Picchu entrance fee in order to issue a permit. Your reservation will only be confirmed when we have your entrance ticket in our hands.

If your passport number changes after you book, you must tell us immediately or you may lose your booking! If the name or number on your passport is different from the name or number on your Inca Trail permit, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.

You must carry your original passport with you on the trail.

If you booked an Inca Trail hike at a student rate, you must bring the required documentation on the trail with you. If you do not present this documentation, you will not be allowed to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund, nor given an opportunity to pay the full rate.
Extras & Upgrades on the Luxury Inca Trail Hike

If you’d like to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, let us know at the time of booking as it requires a separate permit.

This trek includes transportation by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Full service (Tourist Class), or equivalent Inca Rail service, followed by private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

NOTE: Prices are based on two people sharing a room and do not include international airfare to/from your destination or internal flights during the Peru Tours. If you’re traveling alone, prices are available upon request but additional fees will apply. For groups larger than 8, please contact us as special pricing may be available for Family and Friend groups.

Depending on the date, international and local holidays as well as festivals may result in a surcharge. All prices are subject to change and will be quoted in U.S. dollars. For more information, please consult the terms and conditions for this trip.”

SEASONALITY

This Hiking Tour is available year-round. Please note the Inca Trail is closed in February.

    CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 5 D

    The Choquequirao trek is a 58km return hike to the Choquequirao Ruins in Peru’s Sacred Valley near Cusco. It can be done as its own individual trek or combined with hiking to Machu Picchu, and it can be completed independently.

    AUSANGATE TREK 5 DAYS

    Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain 4 days are considered the crown jewel of the Andes. This isn’t a trek for all, but those who want to get off the beaten path will find this an experience of a lifetime. 

    INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS

    Hikers ascend two mountain passes over 13,000 feet Dead Woman Pass (3,962 meters) and then drop down to where Machu Picchu sits at 7,982 feet (2,430 meters). There are other route options.

    SALKANTAY + INCA TRAIL TREK 7 DAYS

    Total distance: 46.7 miles/75km
    Elevation: 4,821m/15,817ft
    Good for Hikers
    Difficulty: Quite Challenging
    Inca Trail: Permit Require
    Best Alternative Trail in Peru