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Ausangate trek 6 Days

Ausangate trek

The Ausangate trek leads though the dramatic Vilcanota mountain range traverses the spectacular Palomani pass at 5,200m which links the pristine mountain scenery and the full color lakes of the Ausangate region.

Ausangate trek is one of the most popular adventure tours in the Peruvian Andes, as its visitors cross the specular “Vilcanota” mountain range and view the panorama of the region’s highest peaks; It’s an excellent trekking circuit offering to the trekker everything you could want: spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages and traditionally dressed Quechua people. Ausangate trek is a moderate to challenging trek, not technical with several high passes; the highest of which reach to 5,200masl.

Along the trek is often freezing cold nights so be prepared. This beautiful four day trek starts and finishes at the small Andean village of Tinki and takes you around through the massif of Ausangate Mountain

Checking all the gears and getting prepared, we take an exciting drive to “Tinki” village to start the Ausangate trek. Hiking along the pastures, we climb up to the busting sceneries of Ausangate Mountain. No doubt the different and less trodden trek route than the regular treks itinerary in Peru; Ausangate trek allows all the trekkers in group to have enough time to enjoy the alpine scenery.

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The Ausangate trek includes the dramatic traverse of the spectacular “Palomani” pass at 5,200m which links the pristine blue Ausangate lakes with magnificent high Andean valley. This is one of the most wonderful and complete package for trekking in the Ausangate region as it combines magnificent classic close-up views of Ausangate Mountain the highest of Cusco region and one of the highest of Peru.

Peru offers you a wide range of trekking programs, very famous around the word for their beautiful landscape; especially southeast of Cusco the amazing mountain range of Vilcanota includes a number of peaks of which Ausangate Mountain is the highest 6,371 meters. On a clear day, the peak is visible from the city of Cusco. The snow-capped peaks of this area are the second largest Peruvian glaciated system after the aptly named “Cordillera Blanca”.

The Ausangate trek 6 days offers to travellers everything you could want: spectacular mountain scenery, snow-capped peaks, hot springs, turquoise lakes, glaciers, herds of llamas and alpacas, picturesque villages, and traditionally dressed Quechua people, Ausangate is considered an “APU”, a holy mountain, traditionally a place of worship and offerings from pre-Inca times. Ausangate trek 6 days is a moderate challenging trek.


PRICE: US$ 640  group service

2 person US$ 840 each
3 person US$ 760 each
4 person US$ 680 each
5 person US$ 640 each


HIGHLIGHTS: Travel by bus to Tinki community, trek through the base of the Ausangate Mountain, visit picturesque communities along the route.
TIMING: 6 days 5 nights.
ENDING POINT: Cusco Hotel.
DEPARTURE DATES: Daily Departure group service and private service.
TYPE OF TOUR: Adventure, Cultural and History.
TRANSPORT: Trekking and bus.
DIFFICULTY: Does involve some narrow trails, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully. It’s rated as a moderate hike.
DISTANCE: 75 kms.
WHEN TO GO: Best from April to October
ALTITUDE: 3,800 masl to 5,200 masl
DAY TEMPERATURE: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Night temperature: 4ºC to -10º C
REMARK: 2-3 day acclimatization required.
LOCATION: About 3 hours drive east of Cusco, leaves from the village of Tinki.
ACCLIMATIZATION:Minimum 3 days at altitude recommended.


DAY 1: Cusco – Southern Valley – Tinki

“Ausangate trek” 6 days starts once we pick you up from your hotel at 09:00 a.m and we’ll leave Cusco following the valley toward the south out of the city. Along the trip, we will stop few times to visit interesting places like Inca ruins, traditional markets and Andean communities. At 04:00 p.m, we will arrive to Tinki community and set up our camp in the outskirts of this town under the bright sky of the Vilcanota mountain range (L-D).

DAY 2: Tinki – Upis

After breakfast, we’ll leave Tinki walking towards the south on a gentle gradient with a magnificent view of the snow mountain of Ausangate. The surroundings which will border us are typical of the Puna region, where Andean people raise shepherding llamas and alpacas; the “ichu” (local wild grass) and the wind will be our companions. We will reach the Upis pampa and set up our campsite with a spectacular view. Today we will trek 10 km (B-L-D).

DAY 3: Upis – “Abra Arapa” – Hatun Pucaccocha

After breakfast, we’ll continue our trek ascending for around two hours to reach “Arapa pass” (4,650 masl) where we will be rewarded by magnificent views of the nature that combines the snowy, red coloured mountains and different coloured lakes, dry desert-like hills about the glaciers of Ausangate Mt., while below the valley is a bright green. If we are lucky, we might even see Andean Condor overflying; just after the pass, we will stop for our lunch and then continue the trek through this exceptional mountain scenery until Hatun Pucaccocha where we will set up our camp. Today, we will trek for 8 hours approximately (B-L-D).

DAY 4: Hatun Pucaccocha – Palomani Pass – Phinaya

After breakfast, we’ll continue the Salkantay trek; in the morning, we will cross by a small pass named “Pucapunta pass” (red colour mountain pass) from where we can enjoy Ausangate Lake; then, we’ll descend to the shores of this lake and later we will trek up toward the highest “Pass of Abra Palomani” (5,200 masl) the highest pass of the trek. From here, our descent will take us 3 hours to the settlement of Huchuy Phinaya where we will camp surrounded by outstanding mountain scenery (B-L-D).

DAY 5: Phinaya – Hampa pass – Phacchanta

Today will be other extensive day. After breakfast, we’ll continue other ascend toward Hampa pass, and then descend through the ancient moraine and surrounded by different size of rocks which are the habitat for Chinchillas (Andean rabbit), also colourful lakes and herds of llamas and alpacas continuing the Salkentay trek, we’ll arrive to Pacchanta camp where we will find natural thermal baths and you can go to relax the muscles after long trek (B-L-D).

DAY 6: Pacchanta – Tinki – Cusco

We’ll leave our campsite at 07:00 a.m, and continue towards T’inki; downhill through a beautiful agricultural lands and pasture where we will see native crops like potatoes, oxalis, beans, and quinua. The trail descends, passing pastures and several communities of friendly people who will greet you in their native language, Quechua. At T’inki, the bus will be waiting for us to return to Cusco and transfer you to your hotel (B).


  • Transportation: Private bus from Cusco to Tinki (starting point of the trek) and from Tinki to Cusco.
  • Guide: English speaking guide (2 guides for groups over 8 people).
  • Meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, 5 afternoon teas; delicious meals prepared by professional chefs. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, we always offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.
    Chef and chef’s assistant.
  • Camping equipment: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for guides and kitchen gears.
  • Horses: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (7kg per person) in duffel bags that Sunrise provides. Muleteers.
  • Others: First-aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.


  • Sleeping bag: Can be rented in our office for US $30 for the entire trek. Tips for the staff.

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