Ausangate Tours

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 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.
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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.
  • Duration: 1 day
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  • Duration: 1 day
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Full-Day Hiking Trip to The Rainbow Mountain from Cusco

Explore the colorful landscape of Rainbow Mountain on a full-day, guided hiking trip from Cusco, and discover glacier-capped peaks, wildlife, and views across the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range. Walk 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) with a high point of 16,520 feet (5035m), then meet some Quechua-speaking locals in a traditional Andean community. This 15-hour hiking tour includes breakfast, lunch, and entrance fees, as well as round-trip transport from your hotel in Cusco.
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