If you are looking for a quiet trek avoiding the crowds; definitely this trek is for you. The Ausangate mount (6,377mts/20,921) was for the Incas the most sacred mountain and after centuries the andean people continue going to its icy slopes for religious purposes. So now we have the opportunity to take the sacred trails that the Incas took 500 hundred years ago to reach there, and this time we will complement with the beauty of the painted hill. On this place you will enjoy every day the spectacular views of the glacier, colorful lakes, the vast andean terrain with people who keep alive their local traditions, hundreds and hundreds of llamas and alpacas, the rocky areas with the chinchillas, wild herds of vicuñas, soaring condors and finally the Rainbow Mountain, located in a colorful and magical sandstone mountain range. Definitely a great place to enjoy the nature.


  • Day 1: Cusco – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

    We will meet and pick you up from your hotel at 4:00am. And drive to the southeast for 3 hours, until ‘Pampachiri’. On the way once it will be getting clear, we will enjoy the beauty of the local communities and the local people wearing their typical clothing, actually this place is a perfect spot to enjoy of the big herds of llamas and alpacas at the fields, as well the great views of the landscape whit the mountain ranges at both sides some of them colorful others with glaciers.
    At ‘Pampachiri’ (4,500 m./14,463ft.) we will enjoy a hot delicious breakfast to get energies and then start our journey to the Rainbow Mountain.
    Approximately 4 hours to reach to the top, on the way again enjoying the views of the llamas and alpacas, perhaps the view of some vicuña herds in the wild life grazing along the valley, also the magnificent views of the highest glacier in Cusco Region which is the ‘Ausangate’ (6,385 m./20,945 ft.).
    Reaching to the top (5,200 m./17,060 ft.) we will spend around 30 minutes enjoying the views of this magical and colorful mountain and also your guide will explain you what makes this mountain so unique, which minerals make different colors of stone striations, still the option to hike down to the ‘Red Mountain’ (to be organized with your guide and it takes 1 hour round-trip). After enjoying this astonishment place we start to descent for 2 hours until ‘Pampachiri’ where our chef will be waiting for us with a lovely lunch.
    After lunch 3 more hours in our private van back to Cusco. This time after one hour if you are not too exhausted still the option to enjoy and cross a colonial bridge where the builders back in the years used the Inca foundations. Then again driving 2 more hours to Cusco directly to your hotel. (average time to reach to Cusco 7 pm.).
    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, tea time and dinner.
    • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
    • Distance: 12 kms. – 7,456 mi.
    • Average time: 6 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Weather: Dry – cold.
    • Campsite altitude: 4,100m./13,450 ft.

    Day 2: Alccatauri – Rainbow mountain – Pampachiri – Cusco
    Today we will be woken up very early at 4 am. after breakfast we will star ascend for 1 ½ until the last pass (5,100m./16,732ft.) once here we will enjoy the amazing sunrise, after we continue to descent for another 1 hour until one beautiful lagoon, afterwards still 2 more hours ascending gradually until the official view point of this marvel of the nature ‘Rainbow Mountain’, once here we will spend around 30 minutes enjoying the views of this magical and colorful mountain and also your guide will explain you what makes this mountain so unique, which minerals make different colors of stone striations. Still the option to hike down to the ‘Red Mountain’ (to be organized with your guide and it takes 1 hour round-trip). After enjoying this astonishment place we start to descent for 2 hours until ‘Pampachiri’ where our chef will be waiting for us with a lovely lunch.
    Here also our private van will be waiting for us and after lunch we will drive 3 hours back to Cusco directly to your hotel. (average time to reach to Cusco 6 pm.).

    • Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch.
    • Distance: 10kms. – 6,213mi.
    • Average time: 7 hours.
    • Considered: Moderate.
    • Weather: dry – cold.
    • Maximum altitude: (5,200 m./17,060 ft.).


  • INCLUDED IN THE TREK
    Briefing:
    • It will be done one night before the trek, and here we will tell you all the specific details about the trek.
    Professional guide:
    • Bilingual English speaking, experienced professional guide.
    All the tickets:
    • All tickets for the trek.
    • Tickets for the Rainbow mountain.
    transportation:
    • transfer from the airport to your hotel.
    • Pick up in a private transport to the starting point of the trek.
    • Private van on the last day to your hotel.
    Accommodation:
    • 1-night of camping in a comfortable tent (sleeping 2 people in a 4-person tent).
    Chef
    • Experienced chef.
    Wranglers and horses
    • To transport all equipment, tents, food, chairs, etc.
    Emergency horse
    • We will have an extra horse in case we need it.
    Camping equipment:
    • Dining tent to enjoy the meals with tables and chairs.
    • Kitchen tent.
    • Toilet tent.
    Duffle bag:
    • We will provide you a duffle bag at the moment of the briefing for your personal gear (7 kg.)
    Meals:
    • Two breakfast, 2 lunches and one dinner.
    • Snacks, and surprises made by our trekking chef.
    • * if you have any food restriction, please let us know.
    Water:
    • We will provide you boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles from your first lunch until last breakfast.
    First aids:
    • All our guides have received training in first aids from a Physician.
    • Emergency first-aid kit.
    • Oxygen tank.
    Extras:
    • We will provide you warm water at the campsite for washing, small pillows, a thick foam mattress and much more!!!

    NOT INCLUDED
    • Sleeping bag: US$20.
    • Inflatable air mattress: US$20.
    • Walking sticks (Pair): US$15.
    • Tips for the crew. (Guide, chef, horseman)


  • EXTRAS
    • Sleeping Bag: US$20.00 per person per trek (It will be clean and warm).
    • Air Mattress: US$20.00 per person per trek.
    • Walking Poles: US$15.00 per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended).


  • PRICE – US$ 390 per person.
    This price includes the extra personal porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos and the
    Under 15 years will pay as student: US$20.00
    Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00

    ***please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.


  • ESSENTIALS FOR THE AUSANGATE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREK 2D/1N
    You have to take with you for this trek.

    Original passport. (very important).
    Valid GREEN ISIC card, (if you booked as a student)
    Small day pack – 30 or 40 L. for hiking in the day.
    Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support.
    Head lamp with extra batteries. (essential)
    Sleeping bag: it has to be at least -15 ºC (can be rented from overandestravel).

    FOR YOUR DUFFLE BAG
    We will provide you a duffle bag at your briefing time and of course we will explain you what to put inside. Also include a porter wo will carry up your personal items to 7 kg. or 14 pounds including your sleeping bag and air mattress (these 2 items are 3.5 kg.)

    Comfortable shoes for camp.
    Warm clothes for variable temperatures – 5 ºC: wool hat, scarves, gloves, wool socks.
    Battery charger – No electricity along the trek.
    Quick-dry towel.
    Hiking pants.
    T-shirts.
    Fleece (thermals will be great)
    Sleeping bag: it has to be at least -15 ºC (can be rented from overandestravel).

    TOILETRIES
    Toothbrush and paste.
    Hand sanitizer.
    Personal medication.
    Basic first aids kit – moleskin, band aids, etc.
    Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
    Wet wipes.

    ABOUT YOUR BACKPACK
    We recommend a small backpack 30L – 40L for hiking.

    Water bottle, or Camelbak – please supply your water until first lunch, then we will provide cold-boiled water after every meal.
    Sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
    Rain gear: rain jacket, rain pant.
    Fleece.
    Wool hat, gloves.
    Camera.
    Value things.
    Snacks like dry fruits, chocolates, etc.
    Trekking poles (can be rented from overandestravel)
    Plastic poncho – we will provide you one.
    Basic first aids kit – moleskin, band aids, etc.
    Personal medication.
    Extra money (dollars or soles) for souvenirs, drinks, tips, etc. at least $100.
    Head lamp with extra batteries. (essential)
    Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
    Hand sanitizer.

    Note: beside the main briefing done the night before the trek. Your guide will explain you every night about the activities to do and what to bring in your backpacks next days.