Ausangate trek 3 days – Rainbow Mountain

This Ausangate Hike 3 days is for those people who are experts in hiking and excellent for those who do not have enough time. Because you will walk all day longer than you should, the highest points exceed 5,000 meters / 16,400 feet and the climate oscillates between 0°C = 32°F and 8°C = 46.4°F. On Ausangate Hike 3 days. You will pass 3 highest points, walking through diverse and beautiful landscapes that change daily, from the snow-capped mountains, colorful hills and swamps full of wildlife. Also among hundreds of South American Camelids (Vicuñas, llamas, and alpacas).


Summary of Ausangate Hike 3 days.

Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis.

  • 08:00 am. Pick up from hotel
  • 11:00 am. Arrival to Upis
  • 12:00 pm. Lunch
  • 5:00 pm. Coffee time
  • 6:00 pm. Dinner

Day 2: Upis- Puca Cocha – Chillca Pass – Ananta.

  • 5:00 am. Coca tie
  • 5:30 am. Breakfast
  • 6:20 am. Start to hike
  • 12:00 pm. Lunch in Puca Cocha
  • 4:00 pm. Arrival to Ananta campsite
  • 5:30 pm. Coffee time
  • 6:00 pm. Dinner in Ananta

Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Pampachiri – Cusco.

  • 5:30 am. Breakfast
  • 6:00 am. Hiking start
  • 9:00 am. Arrival at Rainbow Mountain
  • 1:30 pm. Last lunch
  • 6:00 pm. Arrival at Cusco – Hotel


The detailed itinerary of Ausangate Hike 3 days.

Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis.

To start Ausangate Hike 3 days, we will leave the city of Cusco at 07:00 a.m., we will journey in our private bus toward the south of the city of Cusco. On this 4-hour trip, we will pass through small towns: Urcos, Ocongate, Tinki and finally we will arrive at Upis, which is located on the slopes of the Ausangate Mountain.
After lunch, we will have free time; we will take a short walk to the Ausangate lagoon to acclimatize. If you are very well prepared, we can climb to the glacier (5,100 meters / 16,728 Ft). To reach the glacier, we do not need climbing equipment; you can only arrive with trekking shoes because the snow is located in a very accessible place. Just in case, we’ll take some crampons.
Later, dinner (6:30 pm) and accommodation in Upis.

  • Trailhead Elevation: 4,220 meters / 13,840 feet.
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Upis Campsite Elevation: 4,210 meters / 13,809 feet
  • Lunch an Dinner

Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha – Chillca Pass – Ananta.

Today will be a day of the great challenge of Ausangate Hike 3 days because we will hike more than 22 kilometers and we will also pass 2 highest points Arapa pass 4,980 meters /16,335 feet and Chillca pass 4,995 meters /16,384 feet.
To start our activity today. We will wake you up at 5:00 a.m. with coca tea or coffee in your tent and at 5:30 a.m. will have our energetic breakfast.
Then, we will begin to trek uphill (6:00 am) until Puca Cocha, which is the place of our lunch. In this part of the trek, the highest point is Arapa pass (4,980 meters) from where we will have excellent panoramic views, hike among stone forests and small freshwater streams.
After our delicious lunch, we will continue our trip to Ananta, which is the place of our second camp. In the same way, this part of our trek will be unique, since we will go to Chillca Pass, from where we will have incredible panoramic views of colorful lagoons and mountains. We will also be able to see hundreds of South American Camelids (Vicuñas, Alpacas, and Llamas) and finally, we will arrive at our Ananta camp.

  • Walking Distance: 22 km/ 13.7 miles
  • hiking hour: 9 hours roughly
  • Highest Elevation: 4,995 meters / 16,384 feet.
  • Difficulty: moderate/difficult
  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Campsite Elevation: 4,710 meters / 15,449 feet
  • breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and snacks

Day 3: Ananta – Warmisaya – Rainbow Mountain – Pampachiri – Cusco.

Today is the last day of our Ausangante Hike 3 days adventure. Nevertheless, it is a long-awaited day because we will visit the Rainbow Mountain that in the last 3 years has become very famous and tourist place.
To be the firsts to arrive at this colorful place, we must have our breakfast at 5:30 a.m. then start to climb towards the Warmisaya pass (4,985 meters) from here in the distance we will already be able to see the Rainbow Mountain.
In this part of the hike, we will pass small lagoons full of birds of the Andes and arrive at the Rainbow Mountain at 9:00 a.m. to take good pictures before the crowd arrives. Then we will descend to the red valley, which is another fantastic place.
Later, appreciating the natural beauty, we will begin to descend to the Pampachiri community where our private bus will be waiting for us to take to the city of Cusco.
Finally, After our last lunch, we will say goodbye to our cook and muleteers.
Arrival at the city of Cusco – Hotel at approximately 6:00 p.m.

  • Walking Distance: 12 km/ 7.5 miles
  • Highest Elevation: 5,020 meters / 16,467 feet.
  • Difficulty: moderate/difficult
  • hiking hour: 7 hours roughly
  • breakfast, Lunch and snacks

End of the Ausangate Hike 3 days.


It’s Included

  • Brief information about hiking a day before the start.
  • Bus Cusco – Upis / Pampachiri – Cusco
  • Bilingual professional guide.
  • Cook and 1 assistant for a group of more than 8 people.
  • Muleteers.
  • Horses to transport the camping equipment.
  • Food: 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 lunches, snacks (optional vegetarian at no additional cost).
  • Tents for dining room and kitchen.
  • Chairs and dining table.
  • 1 Tent 4 stations for 2 people and Mats.
  • First aid kit.
  • An oxygen ball.
  • Ticket to Ausangate Natural Park and Rainbow Mountain.

It’s not Included

  • Sleeping bags (We can rent you).
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your hiking.
  • Personal stuff.
  • Additional horse.
  • Walking sticks
  • Breakfast on the first day, dinner on the last day
  • Tips for the guide and the horsemen (optional).


Private service: Only for you and also the prices vary according to the size of the Group.

8 + HikersUS$ 350 per person
7 HikersUS$ 370 per person
6 HikersUS$ 390 per person
5 Hikers US$ 410 per person
4 Hikers US$ 430 per person
3 Hikers US$ 450 per person
2 Hikers US$ 470 per person

Things that we can rent you.

  • Sleeping bag for the entire tour. We can rent you. USD 20
  • Single Tent Supplement, we can also rent it. USD 30 for the entire tour
  • If you want to rent an extra horse to ride. USD 50 for 2 days (second and third day).
  • Walking sticks. USD 10 for the entire tour


You have to take

  • A lightweight backpack.
  • Long pants.
  • Sweater and thick jacket.
  • Sunglasses.
  • plastic bags.
  • Personal medications.
  • Walking shoes or tennis shoes.
  • Walking sticks
  • Hat or cap.
  • gloves.
  • thick socks.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Raincoat
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sunblock.
  • Lipstick.
  • Snacks.
  • Binoculars.
  • lantern
  • Camera with extra charger y
  • Some cash in small bills (soles).
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Hiking Facts

Prices Starting at US$ 350.00 per person

  • Trik Duration 3 days / 2 Nights
  • Hiking Length 34 km / 21.3 miles
  • Adventure Grading Challenge
  • Max Altitude 5,020 meters / 16,466 ft
  • Best Time April – October
  • Hike Mode Camping
  • Physical Condition Very well
  • Lowest Temperature  2°C / 35.6°F

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