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For the lover of scenic mountain regions, it would be hard to beat this exceptional trek. We start and finish in the fascinating World Heritage listed city of Cusco and take on a moderate trek to the majestic Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) and Ausangate. The trails provide spectacular scenery through Peruvian valleys and over mountain passes to enjoy the spectacular Andean wilderness. From our magnificent campsite at the foot of Ausangate we make our way up scenic passes to enjoy the incredible views. Delight in the unique natural wonder of Rainbow Mountain on this challenging and rewarding hike.

Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis
Your guide will meet you in Cusco 6am in the morning, and take you via private transportation to the starting point of our trek at Tinqui where we load up your gear onto the pack horses. We will hike for the next 3 hours or so and then you will enjoy a local lunch, after lunch you will continue hiking to our first camp. This day we only hike for a few hours until we arrive at the village of Upis. Here you will have the opportunity to take a soak in the hot springs, while enjoying coca tea, and relaxing your muscles until dinner.

Distance: 9.65km/ 6 miles
Elevation: 4100m/ 13,450ft
Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodations: camping

Day 2: Upis – Anatapata.

With two passes to cross today, we wake up early at 5am with a hot mug of tea or coffee tea brought to your tent and you will fuel up with a big breakfast for the day ahead. The morning starts with a hike up Arapa pass (4,958m/16266ft) before we descend a bit to our lunch spot near Lake Puma Cocha- a deep blue lake and a perfect stop for a break. Along the way, you will see local herders and llamas, Ausangate Mountain to your left, and you will have your expert guide explaining the history of the locals and talking about the landscape along the way. After lunch, we continue uphill for our second pass, Pucacocha (5000m/16404ft) where if you are lucky you may see condors and vicuñas. We descend to our campsite of Chillca where you will be surrounded by high mountains and incredible hanging glaciers, where you can watch for the glacier crashing into the lake below! As always, camp will be set up for you to change and rest your weary legs while dinner is being prepared.

Distance: 15km/ 9.3mls
Elevation: 4300m/ 14,100ft
Hiking time: 7 hours
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodations: camping
Day 3: Anatapa- Rainbow Mountain (5200m)- Lake Ausangate
Today starts with Chillca pass (5051m/16571ft), a very colorful mountain but only a precursor of what is to come. After crossing the pass you enter into the Red Mountain Valley, a wildly desert landscape with vibrant colors all around, and llamas roaming the ground below. When you approach the top of the pass, you will see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain in the distance, but you are not quite there! From here, you descend to circle lake and continue walking a Peruvian flat until we are presented with one final climb to the Rainbow Mountain. Soak in the sights and enjoy what you have worked so hard to reach. We will enjoy lunch in the surrounding area, and head back down the valley to make our way to the stunning Lake Ausangate where camp will be set up and waiting for you to take a rest.

Distance: 20km/12.4mls
Elevation: 4300m/14,107ft – 5200m/17,060ft
Hiking time: 7-8 hours
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Accommodations: camping
Day 4: Lake Ausangate- Palomani Pass – Pampacancha
Covering less kilometers today, as yesterday was a big day, we pass beautiful glacial tarns, lush green pampas, and follow the edge of the river. Today is a great day for spotting wildlife so keep an eye out for condors, and vicuñas.

Distance: 17km/10.5mls
Elevation: 4300m/14,107ft – 5400m/17716ft
Hiking time: 7-8 hours
Accommodations: camping
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 5: Pampacancha – Qampa Pass- Pacchanta (hot springs/ Camping)
With only one pass to cross today, we will take our time today enjoying the deep blue lakes, and alpine glacial colored lakes along the way. If you are brave enough you can even jump in to cool off or take a swim. Views of the massive Ausangate Mountain are still visible, only today you will get to enjoy them from a new angle along with views of Pacchanta Valley. Our goal is the hot springs of Pacchanta where we will enjoy a nice soak and the views of the Ausangate Mountain above.

Distance: 16k/10mls
Elevation: 4300m/14,107ft- 5400m/17716ft
Hiking time: 6-7 hours
Accommodations: camping
Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 6: Pacchanta – Tinqui – Cusco
Today is the easiest day of our trek as we make our way back to the starting point of Tinqui, walking on flat ground and celebrating our accomplishments. Once we arrive at the village you will have your last lunch while everything is packed up in our private transportation to make our way back to Cusco where. You will be dropped off at your hotel arriving around 5pm.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or other events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as closely as possible.

Distance: 16k/10mls
Elevation: 4000m (descending)
Hiking time: 3-4 hours
Accommodations: camping
Meals: breakfast, lunch

• Professional guide, fluent in English

Private transportation
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• 7kgs personal luggage allowance to put on the horses
• Personal duffel bags for your personal belongings, to put on the horses
• Spacious tents; sleeping mats; dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent
• Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
• 1 Emergency horse
• Emergency Oxygen bottle and first aid kit
Sleeping Bag: $25 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Air Mattress: $25 per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
Walking Poles: $20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
Personal tent: $30 USD (Please request when you book your Trek)
Breakfast on the 1st Day
Dinner on the 6th Day
Tips for the crew, guide, cook and horsemen
The Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek is available to depart any day of the week as long as we have two people.

Personal pack horse included!.

Price Per Person:2023
1 people: US$12950.00 per person
2 people: US$950.00 per person
3 people: US$900.00 per person
4 people: US$850.00 per person
5 people: US$800.00 per person
6 people: US$750.00 per person
7+ people: US$700.00 per person.

18 to 25 years old: $30 USD Information required on student card: name of university, student name, photo of student, expiration date etc. A copy of the card is required at booking for government approval for discount.
Under 18 years old: $30 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Under 11 years old: $40 USD Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
Group of 5 or more: $30 USD – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time.
Sleeping Bag –$20 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
Air Mattress –$20 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
Walking Poles -$20 USD per pair per trek (Professional poles that can be extended)
Personal tent- $35 USD – (Tent is for single trekkers only)
Vistadome Train Upgrade –$75 USD per person (Return Only)
Huayna Picchu Mountain –$75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Machu Picchu Mountain – $75 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
Single supplement-$35 USD per night (for solo travellers with single room)
**Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are optional treks within Machu Picchu Citadel which do not include a guide. The climb is usually done on your own after your tour of Machu Picchu Citadel. If you would like the extra hike to be guided, please request in advance. There is an extra cost for this extra guided tour.
TRANSFER – from the Airport to Hotel (Cusco Only)
DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price!
BOILED WATER is included along the Inca Trail
OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek
EMERGENCY HORSE is included in the price which can be ridden if you get tired or sick
PLASTIC RAIN poncho made by Inca Land Adventures is included.

IMPORTANT: Some of the reasons that our price may be higher than that of other agencies are the following:

We ALWAYS book the maximum number of porters possible (according to Inca Trail regulations) so that our porters are not overloaded.

Also, We are the only travel operator in Peru that supplies porters with proper tents, sleeping pads and adequate food for this type of activity.
We always we take care our hosremans and horses during our alternative treks so tiping it will be the seim as for the porters

Beware of this when booking they might be cheaper because of this!

2 people (minimum group size) should have a maximum of 7 porters and 16 people (max group size) should have 22 porters.
** Tips for porters, cooks or guides are optional and are NOT included in our price. However our advice is that you tip our staff based on their performance, service and knowledge. Our guidelines for tipping our staff is the following:
Each porter gets 100 Soles, each assistant cook 150 Soles, the Main Chef gets 300 Soles.make sure to tip more if your trip it is more than 5 days or if it is luxury treks
Assistant Tour guides can be tipped collectively by the members of the group, we suggest a 5% of the total cost of the tour.
Main guides are tipped on a one on one basis and based on their performance. Tour guides are professional people who spend a lot of time training in different other fields such archaelogy, history and WFA. We suggest people to consider tipping our guide a 10% to 15% of the value of your tour.
Train included in all tours is the Expedition train (to Ollanta). Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 2:55 PM and the 9:20 PM being the last train (high season June to September). We will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

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