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Ausangate Trail Tours

Ausangate Trail
The Inca Trail might be the most popular trek in the Peruvian Andes near Cusco, but an arguably equally impressive (and certainly less crowded) trail leads visitors to Mt. Ausangate. Nevado Ausangate, the highest mountain in southern Peru, peaks at 20,945 feet (6,384 meters) above sea level. On a clear day, the snow-topped peak can be seen from Cusco.

The Ausangate Trail, named after the peak, takes five to six days, plus travel time to and from Cusco from the trail head. The trail begins in the brown grasslands of the Andean plateau and crosses four high-altitude passes, covering some of the most stunning terrain in the Cusco region. The trail, much of it at altitudes of more than 13,100 feet (4,000 meters) passes high alpine lakes, glacial valleys and small villages where alpacas graze freely and residents still dress in their traditional attire.

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The Ausangate Trail starts and ends in the village of Tinqui, about three hours east of Cusco.
Address: Cusco, Peru
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Private Full-Day Trek to The Rainbow Mountain with Red Valley

Private Full-Day Trek to The Rainbow Mountain with Red Valley

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Experience the Rainbow Mountain, one of Peru’s most striking geological features, during this full-day private trek. Challenge yourself on this hard-but-rewarding hike, enjoying the alpine views along the way, as you witness the colorful spectacle of the mountainside that looks painted with turquoise, red and gold paint. A private guide and round-trip hotel transport are also covered.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$143.59
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$143.59
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Ausangate Sibinacocha Trek 6 Days

Ausangate Sibinacocha Trek 6 Days

This very special alternative trek takes you alongside the spectacular snow-capped “Apu” of Ausangate (6.372m/20900ft) and takes you over mountain passes, through awesome mountain scenery, authentic Andean villages, hot springs and turquoise lakes. This alternative route to the classical circuit around Mount Ausangate still offers the most spectacular views of this sacred Andean mountain before it deviates towards the impressive Sibinacocha Lagoon, leaving tourist crowds behind and entering an almost uninhabited area where you can truly commune with nature. The hike ends in Phinaya, a small and remote Andean community with just horses and bicycles as transportation.. An unforgettable trail for lovers of mountain trekking, or those searching for something different and away from the increasingly popular traditional Ausangate trek. Ausangate Sibinacocha – at a glance Lo Más Destacado: Ausangate mountain, Sibinacocha lagoon, remote mountain scenery, high mountain passes
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  • 6 days
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$1,137.70
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7 Lakes of Ausangate - Full Day Tour

7 Lakes of Ausangate - Full Day Tour

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This 1-day tour allows you to enjoy majestic landscapes, snowy peaks, and up to 7 colorful lagoons, including at the end a visit to the Pacchanta hot springs. During this circuit you can explore some native communities, ornaments and colorful textiles, the natural habitat of llamas and alpacas, and share the experience of living around one of the highest and most beautiful mountains of the American continent. This tour is perfect for those who wish to get away from busy roads and experience an authentic place in this beautiful country.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$90.00
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$90.00
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2-Day Trek to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco with Exclusive Mountain Camps

2-Day Trek to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco with Exclusive Mountain Camps

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Hike to Rainbow Mountain on a 2-day, small-group trip from Cusco that includes a night of camping high in the Andes. Following part of the dramatic Ausangate Circuit trail on your way to Rainbow Mountain, this 2-day hike is a great way to experience the gorgeous Andean landscape at its most pristine, with time to star gaze and relax after crowds of day-hikers have returned to Cusco.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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$384.62
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Private: Vinicunca 7 Color Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Hiking Tour

Private: Vinicunca 7 Color Rainbow Mountain Full-Day Hiking Tour

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Discover the incredible Rainbow Mountain on this full-day hiking our from Cusco. The hike to Vinicunca is approximately three hours and reaches heights between 4,700 and 5,200 meters. Take in the beautiful scenery and the surrounding Ausangate mountains and turquoise-blue lakes along the way. Enjoy a delicious lunch at the top before hiking the 2.5 hours down the mountain to head back to Cusco.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$150.00
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Rainbow Mountain Hiking Tour from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Hiking Tour from Cusco

Explore the Vinicunca Mountain, otherwise known as Rainbow Mountain, on this full-day trek from Cusco. Follow your guide up the mountain, reaching heights of 5,000 meters, during a 2-hour hike. Pass through villages and pastures filled with grazing alpacas and llamas. Take in the beautiful mountain scenery of the Ausangate range and learn about why this place is so sacred to Peruvians.
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  • 1 day
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6 day Rainbow Mountain x Ausangate Trek - FlashpackerConnect

6 day Rainbow Mountain x Ausangate Trek - FlashpackerConnect

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Embark on the ultimate adventure during a 6-day trek to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco—an ideal choice for active travelers looking to get off the beaten path. This multi-day experience takes you deep into the Andes mountains and reveals sights that are only accessible on foot. Plus, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group and won’t have to worry about arranging transport, accommodation, or trekking permits yourself.
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  • 6 days
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$826.67
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Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley 1 Day - Private Service

Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley 1 Day - Private Service

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Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley This tour is one of the most famous attractions in Cusco and the 2nd more visited one after Machu Picchu. This tour gives you the exciting experience on climbing a mountain over 16,000ft, where you will be able to see colourful landscapes, majestic glaciers, amazing and vibrant green valleys with herds of alpaca, the impressive Ausangate mountain range. Also you will experience first-hand how locals live in the mountains and even see them hard at work. Red Valley: Highly recommended to visit while you are doing the Rainbow Mountain tour, this is an extension and takes 30 minutes more (one way down ). The red valley has an amazing view and it feels like you are in other planet!
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  • 1 day 12 hours
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$160.00
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$160.00

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

Rainbow Mountain Day Trip

This trip allows you to inmerse yourself in Perus impprssive colored hills as well as the beauty of the Andes.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.00
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Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountains 5 Days

Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Mountains 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.
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  • 5 days
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$870.77
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Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

VINICUNCA, also known as the RAINBOW MOUNTAIN or MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLOURS, is located to the south of Cusco, in the Canchis province.  It offers its visitors a marvellous panorama of majestic mountains and glaciers such as Ausangate, crystalline rivers, peaceful pastoral scenes, herds of sheep, camelid breeders, and Andean people dressed in their native colourful clothes. This new route, apart from the established routes, is a real adventure through a wild and untouched landscape where the only encounter you will have is with VINICUNCA “THE MOUNTAIN OF 7 COLOURS”, PUCAPUNTA “the red mountain” and small Quechua-speaking communities, descendents of the Quechuas , who exploit the Altiplano. This is a high mountain route and reaches altitudes of up to 5200 metres above sea level. Location: Canchis province, Cusco, Peru Level of difficulty: Normal to moderate
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  • 2 days
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Tour 7 Ausangate Lagoons

Tour 7 Ausangate Lagoons

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In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes - among which Sibinacocha stands out - the masculine energy that fertilizes Mother Earth Pachamama is born; after a long run, the waters are lost in the unknown lands of the Amazon to return, to fill the lakes and glaciers every night turned into the river of stars or Willkamayu known in the west as the Milky Way The Community of Chillca constituted by shepherds of llamas and alpacas is known as the guardian of these pristine places, from where you can go hiking in a trekking called "Camino del Apu Ausangate".
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
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$82.06
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Private VIP Rainbow Moutain Tour

Private VIP Rainbow Moutain Tour

We're pioneers in Cusco's tourism industry with twenty years of experience. We operate treks, tours, and adventure trips throughout Peru, with a strong commitment to sustainable and responsible travel. Our team is made up of the most knowledgeable and experienced resident guides, tour leaders, and staff. All of them receive specialized yearly training. Furthermore we adapt the number of the staff to the size of the group. During our trips, we make every effort to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the benefits to the local inhabitants and natural environments we visit. We are committed to international sustainable tourism guidelines and have developed community projects directly supporting local Andean communities.
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  • 14 to 15 hours
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$131.29
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 Rainbow Mountain 02 Day Tour

 Rainbow Mountain 02 Day Tour

This new Tour to the Mountain of Colors 02 Days - Walk to the Mountain of Colors / Vinincunca, will captivate you with its beautiful landscapes and small cities that await mysteries. Our only company will be the curious Alpacas, Llamas and Vicuñas that we will observe along the way.
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  • 2 days
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$328.21
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Ausangate Trek 5 Days

Ausangate Trek 5 Days

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This is the unique tour located in the south of Cusco where you can get Unique Experience. Andean life, Mountains & Lakes, Alpacas & Llamas, Local people, walking around of Apu Ausangate the highest mountain in Cusco share the best moment with locals and enjoy the power of Pachamama (Mother Earth).
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  • 5 days
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$620.00
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Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Day Tour from Cusco

This peculiar geographical accident - or work of art of nature - belongs to the snowy Ausangate, in the Vilcanota mountain range. Although its particular beauty is directly proportional to the height in which it is located (the highest point reaches 5,200 m s.n.m.), thousands of people around the world dream of visiting it and arrive to Cusco to make their wish come true. Apu was the name by which the wise Inca civilization called the mountains to which he attributed mystical powers. Although most of these majestic mountains were covered with snow, there was one that stood out for its color: the Vinicunca Mountain, also known as “the mountain of the 7 colors”. The Incas gave Vinicunca a masculine character, considering that the masculine energy that fertilized Mother Earth, known as Pachamama, emerged from its foundations. As if that were not enough, the natural framework that surrounds it is no less impressive: turquoise lagoons, a varied fauna and dazzling snowfalls.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$128.90
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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountains 4 Days - private service

Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountains 4 Days - private service

Ausangate Best Trek 4 Days is a magical route in the Vilcabamba – Cusco mountain range. It allows you to explore virgin and beautiful areas that are only visited by few travelers who make the hike. The hiking continues through an ancient Inca trail and takes us through fantastic views of many snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, many lagoons and mountains of different colors and high Andean communities. Ausangate Best Trek 4 Days will be unforgettable holidays with excellent services of an expert guide in hiking, professional cook and with the total kindness of the locals who will be in commission to drive the horses that will transport our camping equipment.
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  • 4 days
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$769.24
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Ausangate Trek - Private or Small group of 4 only

Ausangate Trek - Private or Small group of 4 only

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Ausangate is located south east of the city of Cusco and its summit is about 19,000 feet above sea level. It is crowned by majestic glaciers, and since ancient times is considered one of the major deities in this area. In Incan mythology, Ausungate is considered as the keeper of llamas and alpacas, and is revered by the natives as the region is inhabited by llama and alpaca herding communities–one of the few remaining pastoralist societies in the world. High mountain trails are used by these herders to trade with agricultural communities at lower elevations. One of these trails, “the road of the Apu Ausangate”, is considered one of the most renowned treks in Peru.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$974.36
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5-Day Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek

5-Day Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek

The surreal mountain ranges of Ausangate will welcome you on this expedition to the Rainbow Mountains. The hill of colors  gives travelers an unforgettable experience. The rural Andean communities will give you an insight to how the Inca's used to live.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$550.00
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Ausangate Trek & Raimbow Mountain 04 Days

Ausangate Trek & Raimbow Mountain 04 Days

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Pacha Expeditions Offers Customized Adventure Tours, we make your vacation unique. We are professionals at your service
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
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$500.00
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$500.00

Ausangate / Rainbow Trek & Machu Picchu Package - 9 Days / 8 Nights

Ausangate / Rainbow Trek & Machu Picchu Package - 9 Days / 8 Nights

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The EXTENDED AUSANGATE – RAINBOW TREK & MACHU PICCHU PACKAGE is our most epic adventure! Enjoy stunning views of snow-capped mountains, glaciers, lakes, wildlife, and the amazing Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains, all ending with a tour of Machu Picchu. You’ll see the highest peak (Ausangate 6,385 m/20,948 ft) in the Cusco region. This adventurous trek is approximately 100 km/62 mi and goes up to 5,400 m/17,716 ft. Ausangate is an excellent and quiet/remote trekking circuit offering stunning features such as spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas, alpacas, and wild vicuña, picturesque villages, and traditionally dressed Quechua people. Prices in USD: 6-10 trekkers: 1600, 3-5 trekkers: 1850, 2 trekkers: 2000 (per person)
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  • 9 days
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$1,641.03
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Rainbow Mountain Unique Experience - Palcoyo

Rainbow Mountain Unique Experience - Palcoyo

The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trek is an amazing experience in the Wilcanota Mountain Range of the Andes & a great alternative. This mini trek is perfect for travelers who want to view the colorful mountains of this region without the extra effort of partaking in a full day high altitude trek. It is also a great option for those traveling with their children. Although Palccoyo is at high altitude – the trail itself is short, relatively flat & is far less crowded than Vinicunca. The views of these striated mountains are absolutely spectacular and on clear days you can see the snow-capped peaks of Ausangate, This tour will also incorporate a cultural stop in Checacupe where guests can walk across a traditionally created Inca bridge as well as view the interior of an artistically painted church. The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trek is an excellent way to spend a full day in the high Andes without the extra effort!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$133.34
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Traditional Cusco, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain 5 days, 4 nights

Traditional Cusco, Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain 5 days, 4 nights

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This is a completed package in Cusco. That combines the most popular and traditional tours in Cusco and around. This is the perfect package if you have less time and you want to do all the best places of Cusco. The first day You will visit the Cusco city and the most important ruins around the town. The second day You will visit the sacred Valley of The Inkas, with the beautifull ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. The Third Day You will visit the Most impotant part of the package. The Sanctuary of Machu Picchu by train The Fourth Day You will visit the Rainbow Mountain Tour
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  • 4 days
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$525.65
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Ausangate Mountain And The 7 Lagoons

Ausangate Mountain And The 7 Lagoons

The Ausangate mountain is called "Apu", which means it is a sacred mountain for local people. We can see its snowy summit from Cusco. This alternative hike is the perfect option if you dream to approach it but can't go for a 4 or 6-days trek.
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  • 12 hours
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$179.49
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