Ausangate Trek 5 Days

The Ausangate trek 5 days is the most challenging and fantastic hike that you can find in the Cusco region. The path is physically demanding, it is considered a high altitude walk, you walk on the 5,000 meters above sea level /16404 feet, and the camps are on the 4,400 meters above sea level /14435 feet.

The 5-day Ausangate hiking route + the 7-color mountain is very rugged with earth and stones, but this hike will offer you a spectacular and beautiful landscape of the Puna region, where glaciers and mountains of colors will surround your field visual. Bordering colorful lagoons and Andean Camelids will escort you in parts of the walk.

The prevailing climate will be cold, passing nights below -0°C / 32°F and during the day the temperature will reach approximately 15°C / 59°F. Cold wind most of the day, but we know that the weather is unpredictable, having to wait even for rain and snowfall, still doing this adventure Ausangate trek 5-day and rainbow mountain in the Andes of Cusco will be something different and an unforgettable experience. If you make this adventure with Machupicchu Andes Tours – Matours.

It will provide you with adequate camping equipment and highly trained personnel to surpass all your expectations.


1 Days: Cusco – Tinki – Pajchanta (4,320 meters / 14,173 feet) – Qomerqocha (4,590 meters / 15,059 feet).

To start this beautiful adventure. The professional guide specialized in trekking assigned by the Matours Agency will pass by your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 a.m., then travel in a private van to Pajchanta community. Before your first lunch and hiking, relax in the thermal medicinal waters.

In the afternoon, start 2 and a half hour hike to the Qomerqocha Lagoon. Lagoon located between huge snow-clad mountains, also place where you will have enough time to take excellent photographs, and you will spend your first night of camping.

2 Days: Qomerqocha – Paso Jhampa (5,010 meters / 16,437 feet) – Huchuy Phinaya (4,510 meters / 14,793 feet).

Today, you will wake up between the enormous snow-capped mountains and with breathtaking panoramic views. Take your first fantastic breakfast at 6:00 a.m. then, begin to ascend following an ancient path at a slow pace to Jhampa pass. From where you will have beautiful panoramic views of the snow-clad mountains chain. Then, begin to descend to Jhampa Pampa, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. After, continue downhill for 2 and a half hours through a deep valley full of alpacas and llamas until you reach Huchuy Phinaya, where you will spend the second night of camping.

3 Day: Huchuy Phinaya – Palomani Pass (5,210 m / 17,010 ft) – Ausangate Qocha – Ananta (4,650 m / 15,252 ft)

Today, you will wake up in the foothills of the highest mountain in the Cusco region, Ausangate (6,370 meters) and you will also pass to the highest point of the entire Ausangate trek 5-day, the Palomani Pass. Have your breakfast at 6:00 a.m. then, start climbing towards the Palomani pass, from where you will enjoy splendid views in 360°, you will also have a breathtaking view of the Sacred Mountain (Inca’s time) and in the tour, you will be able to witness vicuñas in their natural habitat at more than 5 thousand meters of altitude.

After admiring the beauty of nature, begin to descend to Ausangate Qocha where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then continue with the gentle hike to Ananta where you will spend your third night of the expedition.

As always, at 5:30 p.m. You will enjoy a hot drink and at 6:30 p.m. will have dinner.

4 Day: Ananta – The 7-color mountain (5030 meters / 16,502 feet) – Ananta – Abra Chillka (4,990 meters / 16,371 feet) – Yana Qocha (4,490 meters / 14,727 feet).

Today is a crucial day because you will visit the busiest and most colorful place of this Ausangate trek 5 days.

To be the first tourists to visit the 7-color mountain, take your breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and start walking at 6 in the morning. The hike will take you 2 and a half hours to the rainbow mountain and when you get to the viewpoint, take excellent pictures and finally return by same way to the Ananta camp where our expedition cook will be waiting for you with an energetic lunch.

After lunch, at approximately 2 p.m. complete the second part of today’s walk to the Yana Qocha camp. While you walk along this stretch, nature will not fail to surprise you, from Chillca step you will have impressive views of colorful lagoons and behind them will be the Ausangate Mountain.

5 Day: Yana Qocha – Abra Arapa (4,740 m / 15,551 ft) – Upis Community (4,415 m / 14,484 ft) – Cusco.

Have the last breakfast of your adventure at 6:00 a.m., then start to enjoy the last part of Ausangate Trek 5 days. The hike to the Upis community will take you 4 hours at a slow pace. Before lunch, visit the hot springs, which will be an excellent relaxation after an arduous hike.

After your last lunch, catch your exclusive mobility to the city of Cusco. But before starting a trip of 3 and a half hours, you have to say goodbye to the team of the expedition (muleteers and the cook)

Arrival at the city of Cusco – hotel at approximately 6 p.m.

  • Transportation from hotel to Upis.
  • Transportation back to hotel from Pacchanta town at the end of our journey.
  • Camping equipment 4 season tent in Black Diamond or North Face Summit Series brand (04 people tent for 02 people).
  • Air sleeping pad, Therma-Rest brand comes with pillows.
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Entrance tickets to the park.
  • Trek Leader.
  • Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (5), dinner (4), and snacks.
  • A professional chef.
  • Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items.
  • Emergency horse to escort us during the trek.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Duffel bags where to put your personal items.

Not Includes
  • Sleeping bags US$5 per day, and hiking poles US$5 per day( a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand), you might get them rented from us.
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs.
  • Gratuities for the guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff.
  • Travel and health insurance (you need to have one and bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

  • If you suffer from high blood pressure, please let the guide know.
  • You must bring cash to buy the tickets, and passport if you are foreigners and DNI if you are Peruvians.
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