Ausangate treks

Join us and discover the superb Ausangate treks – that include the newly discovered Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain, and the famous Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Peru.

What makes the Ausangate treks special?

All the Ausangate treks – including those to Rainbow mountain Peru – are done in the shadow of Apu Ausangate, Cusco’s most sacred mountain. You will walk among villagers and their alpaca herds past glaciers and high alpine lakes, with rarely another trekker in sight.

Coming in at nearly 6400m, Ausangate is the highest peak in the Cusco region and the most sacred apu (mountain deity) in Andean cosmology. Also spelled Auzangate, the 5-day Ausangate trek begins about 100 km southeast of Cusco city at the trailhead in Tinki.

The Ausangate hike is a strenuous high-altitude route, with many passes reaching close to 5000m – it offers the bonus of being able to combine your trek with a visit to the recently famous Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.  It is also one of the most breathtaking Andean hikes, with stunning crystalline lakes, soaring peaks and an abundance of wildlife, from llamas and alpacas, to the rare and endangered vicuña, and – if you’re lucky – the cute, rambunctious vizcacha, a relative of the chinchilla. Another treat on the Ausangate trek is the chance to bathe in several natural hot springs along the way!

Our suggestions hiking around Ausangate mountain and alternative Rainbow mountain options

What if you are looking for an Ausangate trek in 3 days, or in 4 days?  Well, you’d have to be extremely fit to do the Ausangate trail in 3 days but… we will adapt our 5 day Ausangate itinerary for 4 days if you require a customised trek.

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Tours

As trek specialists we are always looking for the most unique trek options. If you don’t like crowds and would enjoy visiting a rainbow mountain without lots of people then a Palcoyo rainbow mountain tour might be your best option.

Palccoyo Mountain Tour 1D – an innovative new tour that visits this little known Rainbow Mountain.

But… I do want to visit the famous Rainbow Mountain Peru!

Our specially crafted 2 day rainbow mountain trek is designed so that you visit the Rainbow Mountain when there aren’t so many people!

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2D  – camp close to the famous mountain and visit when no one else is there!!! Super special!

If you are short of time, and want a one day tour to the Rainbow Mountain, here is our quality private tour Rainbow Mountain Day Trip 1D

Festival treks in the Ausangate mountain region

Ausangate is also known for the once in a lifetime visits to the Qoyllur Riti festival – an annual pilgrimage that blends Christian and Andean faiths with. Explore this fascinating event with 2- and 4-day pilgrimages to Qoyllur Riti.  Like all of our treks, these Ausangate treks are designed to get you off the beaten path – ideal for the adventurous trekker looking to escape the crowds and see the real Peru.

More inspiration All About the Señor de Qoyllur Riti Pilgrimage

Need help deciding which Ausangate mountain trek is right for you? 

Be inspired by the cosmology and people of the sacred Apu Ausangate.

How do Ausangate treks compare to the other treks around Cusco, discover Why You Should Trek to Ausangate Cusco

Scroll through our Rainbow Mountains and Ausangate treks on offer >>

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Palccoyo Mountain Tour 1D

From$110
Duration: 1 Day
Availability : Availability: Every Day
Depart: Cusco
Destination: Palccoyo
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12
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Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Tour 5D

From$605
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Availability : Every Day.
Depart: K'airahuiri Alto
Destination: Pacchanta
Min Age : 10
Max People : 12
(4 Reviews)
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Ausangate to Laguna Sibinacocha 6D

From$750
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Availability : Every Day.
Depart: Tinqui
Destination: Cusco
Min Age : 10
Max People : 12
(2 Reviews)
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Ausangate Trek 5D

From$605
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
Availability : Every Day
Depart: Tinqui
Destination: Cusco
Min Age : 10
Max People : 12
(2 Reviews)
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Rainbow Mountain Day Trip 1D

From$115
Duration: 1 Day
Availability : Every Day.
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Min Age : 8
Max People : 12
(1 Review)
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Rainbow Mountain Trek 2D

From$265
Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Availability : Every Day.
Depart: Qh'esihuno
Destination: K'airahuiri
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12
(3 Reviews)