The Peaks of Ausangate

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  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 18+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5500 meters
  • Starts Cusco, Peru
  • Ends Cusco, Peru
  • +4
  • Travel to the remote region of Ausangate, three hours away from Cusco
  • Trek and ascend the famous Rainbow Mountain (Mount Vinicunca)
  • Climb Qampa Mountain and enjoy stunning views of the Vilcanota Range
This incredible, six-day trip is for those interested in trekking and mountaineering. Travel all the way to the Cordillera Vilcanota, following a route known as the Camino del Apu Ausangate. Apu is the bearer of life and the guardian of one of the most pristine mountain ecosystems in the world.

Encounter a stunning and diverse route that shows you a part of Peru that is largely untouched by tourism. Communities here continue to live traditionally and without many of the modern utilities that are in use today. We will collect you early from Cusco and drive you in our private transport to the starting point of this trek where you will meet our barrieros and mules. They will accompany you for the duration of the trek and climbing expedition.

Following a short, three-day trek through the Vilcanota, you’ll then climb Nevado Qampa (also spelled Campa), the easiest and one of the most popular mountains in the Cusco region that can be summited even by those without any previous experience in mountaineering. Once on the top, you can enjoy an incredible panoramic view that reaches all the way to Salkantay over 200 km in the northwest.
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Cedric's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Cedric
  • On Sep 19 2019
“I really enjoyed climbing Nevado Qampa. This was a new experience for me and I am delighted to have chosen Unu Raymi Expeditions to help me with this incredible adventure. Thank you to James & Eduardo for this beautiful ascent.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Bonjour Cedric! It was an incredible adventure to Nevado Qampa, merci beaucoup!! I hope we will see you back in Peru one day soon. Please keep in touch, best James”
Michael's review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Michael
  • From Switzerland
  • On Feb 12 2019
“Wow! The trip was really amazing. I can absolutely recommend it, if you like to stay outside! Trust me.

I did a private tour with a 4-person team (guide, nurse, horseman and a cook). They took really care about me. The guide were very flexible, so we could spontaneous add the rainbow mountain to our tour (we arrived before the tourists so we could create perfect pictures).
The guide (Edu) was an excellent storyteller. I took the time to explain me a lot about the Inkas (incl draws in the sand for better understanding).
The nurse (Rexona) was a very kindly and lovely person! She was really caring about me.
The trekking it self was most of time with the guide and the nurse only. At the camps and while the eating, the cook and horseman were with us (and did an awesome job).
The cook (Theo) was an amazing chef. Every meal was created on gas and consisted three courses. All of the meals were "muy muy muy rico" (yes, really delicious)! We ate soup, dessert, lasagne, pasta, banana cake, pancakes, fish and much more (yes all was created on the fire! Crazy, isn'it)
Sure, also the horseman (Wilfredo) was a absolut nice person.

You see, the team was really great.

And also the landscape. We were while the rainy season (in february). We had every kind of weather (sun, rain, hail, snow) multiple times per day. No problem if you have a good equipment. And the nature looks very breathtaking. The green is so nice and everywhere nice rivers. If I would go again, I would also pick the rainy season. Because i think the nature is much more impressive.

Most of the time, there was nobody else (not even locals). Only the nature.

Before the tour i stayed in contact with the tour operator (James). He was very courteous. We changed the phone numbers and i could ask him every question i have while packing at any time and did a quick response via whatsapp.

- Take a water filter system with you. There are a lot of rivers with water from the glacier.

At last: The tour was quit long, strenuous and the evening/nights were cold. I liked it. It's just important that you be aware of this. There were two hotspring on the way (first and last day). According to the plan, we would only spent ca. 1 hour there on the last day. So if you can, maybe you should do the trekking in 6 days, instead of 5. Then you have more time, to enjoy everything. But the most hard thing for me was the cold weather in the evening and night. So i was lucky with 5 days ;).

So thanks to Unu Raymi Expeditions and his wonderful employes.

Best Michael”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Thankyou for your kind review Michael! It was a pleasure to have you with us. The entire team loved trekking with you. We have a great team because trekking around the Ausangate Nevada can be difficult at times, but with the right support it's an incredible experience as you highlighted. Please keep in touch & we hope to see you again soon, best regards, James”
Review for another Unu Raymi Expeditions tour
5 - Excellent
  • Anonymous
  • From Peru
  • On Mar 05 2020
“We had a great time! The trek was perfectly custom tailored to our needs.

We have left Puerto Natales and still travelling. Thanks again for helping plan a memorable trip for us. We are grateful to have experienced the beauty of TdP.”
Unu Raymi Expeditions responded to this review on : “Hi Katherine, many thanks for your comments regards the trek we designed for you in Torres del Paine, it was a pleasure having you both with us.
Please keep in touch and we hope to see you again another year! best regards, James”
  • Day 1: Cusco – Anantapata
  • Day 2: Anantapata – Huampacocha via Rainbow Mountain
  • Day 3: Huampacocha – Pacchanta
  • Day 4: Pacchanta – Qampa Nevado Base Camp
  • Day 5: Qampa Nevado Base Camp – Summit – Qampa Nevado Base Camp
  • Day 6: Qampa Nevado Base Camp – Pacchanta – Cusco
  • 5 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 5 dinners
  • An experienced, English-speaking guide
  • Accommodation in camps as per the itinerary
  • Pickup and drop-off transfers from and to your hotel in Cusco
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Machu Picchu Extension
  • Travel insurance
  • International, domestic flights
  • Peru visa
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Accommodation in Cusco
  • Expenses that are personal in nature like laundry and phone calls
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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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