Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Trek

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  • duration 3 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • Trek near to the third highest mountain in Peru, Ausangate Nevada, and climb high passes
  • Ascend the famous Rainbow Mountain (Mt Vinicunca) & see views of the Red Valley
  • Encounter local communities surrounded by impressive Andean landscapes
The Ausangate Region is a special place. It’s far enough outside Cusco to be considered remote, but it’s also near enough to be accessible for a wonderful adventure.

For three-days, you’ll trek across the breathtaking Cordillera Vilcanota range passing by the Ausangate Nevada on a route called the 'Camino del Apu Ausangate'. The Apu is believed to be the bearer of life in this region and guardian of one of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world.

Along the way, you’ll often encounter small poblados (small local communities) with many raising llamas for their way of life. Also, a lot of the houses & shelters in the area don’t have basic utilities, such as electricity, gas, tap water—things we take for granted in more developed countries.

Llamas and horses accompany us throughout the trek and carry our equipment. The animals are owned and looked after by the shepherds and arrieros of the Chillca community. The locals here are proud to share their land with travellers, as well as the spirit of Apu in their beautiful Andean region.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
  • Connor
  • On Jan 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Connor's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
“This wasnt just your average planned trip, I was in a bind for a last minute trip, looking online I discovered Unu Raymi Expeditions. James was the best trip planner I could ask for, he was very accommodating to my needs, even helped me out when I got to Cusco & put me up for a couple of nights. He organised & operated my 2 day Lares Valley trek, trip to machu picchu, day tour to salt mines, moray and sacred valley! His team are very professional and handle everyone to their needs and wants in treks and tours around peru! I had met James personally as I was travelling alone, hes a great planner as well now a great friend! I plan on returning soon and meeting up again with James!”
  • Max
  • On Sep 03 2018
5 - Excellent
Max's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
“James did an awesome job. Due to bad weather conditions, we had to change to a different route and he met all my needs. The Choquequirao Trek was beautiful, my guide No was fit, knowledgeable and always in a good mood. The equipment was brand new and well suited for the trek. I was able to get a special diet during the trek and the food tasted very good. The cook and horseman worked really hard! I thank James for this five star experience in the Andes!”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Thanks for your kind words Max, it was a pleasure to have you with us & the crew loved trekking with you. Keep in touch, would be great to see you back in Peru another year!”
  • Alex
  • On Sep 24 2018
5 - Excellent
Alex's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
“I have traveled to many parts of the world, however this was my first trip to Peru. My goal was to visit Machu Picchu and see as many remote Peru sights as time allows. James was excellent. He understood exactly what I was looking for and made it a reality. Peru has all the elements of adventure tourism: Friendly and open culture, unique natural beauty, uncrowded remote areas, ancient archeological sights, night life, also good infrastructure that makes it easy to access the remote areas. Thanks to James I was able to experience the best Peru has to offer. Whether you are looking for a main stream tour, or a unique custom trip James has the rare combination of experience, attention to detail, and passion that will make your adventure the best experience it can be.
Highly recommend!”
  • Day 1: Cusco - Anantapata
  • Day 2: Anantapata - Huampococha via Rainbow Mountain
  • Day 3: Huampococha - Cusco
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Private transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide, mountain cook, horsemen & mules, support guide/nurse
  • Camping equipment
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Machu Picchu Visit
  • Domestic flights (can be arranged as part of the trip)
  • Sleeping bags (available for hire)
  • Tips for the crew
  • Hotels before and after trek plan (can be arranged as part of the trip)
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10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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Other Practical InformationThere will be a pretrek briefing, usually held the evening before in your hotel prior to your trek departure. A good level of fitness is recommended, along with some experience at altitude. All dietary and medical requirements should be advised at least 24 hrs before departure. All names, date of births and passport numbers required for the trek (lead traveller to supply photocopy of their passport picture page).
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