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Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain 2 Days


Group: 1-10 Person



One of the most mysterious locales in the Cusco region, with its incredible landscapes and impressive snow-capped peaks, is the Ausangate, replete with beauty and temperatures as low as -30°C /-22°F in June. Designed for lovers of adventure and adrenaline, this tour was made for those who want to confront this challenge in Cusco´s highest mountain, including all the equipment necessary for the excursion.

The 2-day Ausangate trek offers you the sight of the typical animals of the area (condores-alpacas-vizcachas-vicuñas-wild cats-pumas) surrounded by lakes of different colors (turquoise-light blue) and you can also enjoy the curative hot springs

Why should you hike Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain 2 Days  with Danzak Peru?

  • We are practical, punctual, reliable Travel company, welcoming individuals or groups. Check out our reviews on trip advisor.
  • We include porters who will carry your lunch, so you will hike light.
  • You will ride the same train with your guide until the Inca trail trailhead.
  • We dont share the service with other companies.
  • Small groups of 2 to 8 people máximum. This fact sets us apart from other travel companies that take bigger groups.
  • Danzak Peru is A 100% locally owned Travel Company and fully licensed Inca Trail operator.
  • Our Tour Guides pride themselves on being up to date and have a comprehensive programme of continual professional development. We love showing what a fascinating and amazing Inca trail is.
  • Your return train ticket is at 02:55 pm from Aguas Calientes. Therefore you arrive to Cusco early so you will sleep enough to do any tour the next day.

DAY 1: Cusco – Acatary – Ausangate – Ananta

Our professional guide and transport will pick you up at your hotel around 4.30 am with the team that will accompany you on your excursion to the north of Cusco. Following 3 hours on the road, we´ll arrive at La Villa de Quesono at 4100m/13450ft. Here we´ll pack everything needed for the hike while our chef prepares a light breakfast. After 30 minutes we´ll start our 4-hour ascent and take in the gorgeous scenery, as well as some llama and alpaca herding communities. At Pukaqocha (5000m/16.400ft) you´ll witness a beautiful vista of snowy mountains and glaciers, in particular the famous Ausungate glacier at 6370m/20.000ft, considered the tallest mountain in Cusco. Here we´ll take a break and take photos, then start our two-hour descent to the community of Ananta at 4200m/13780ft. This beautiful locale will be our campsite where we´ll enjoy our food and spend the night under the splendour of the Milky Way.

DAY 2: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Cusipata – Cusco

Our goal today will be Vinicunca (Rainbow) Mountain.
At 3.30 am our chef will come to our tents to offer coca tea to mitigate freezing temperatures that reach -3°C/26°F.
Following a delicious breakfast, we´ll be ready to start the 2-hour ascent to Warmysaya Pass at 5035m/16890ft with its awesome vies of the White Cordillera. From here we´ll begin our descent to Rainbow Mountain at 5035m/16520ft, taking about 2 hours and a half to reach the summit of this locale, where you can take photos of its incredible vistas and the marvellous Red Cordillera.
We´ll continue our route to the Red Valley where we´ll take a half hour to snap photos. Afterwards we´ll carry on with our one-hour descent to the base of the mountain where our transport will be waiting for us.
After an hour on the road to the community of Cusipata, we´ll enjoy an inviting Peruvian-style lunch buffet, then finally return to Cusco at 17.00 where we´ll drop you off at your hotel.

It Included

  • Private transportation Cusco-Acatary
  • Private transportation Rainbow Mountain-Cusco
  • The entrances to the attractives are included
  • Camping equipment with resistance to cold and inclement nature
  • Ecological or high mountains sticks
  • Mule rider and their respective mules
  • Chef specialized in Peruvian and international cuisine
  • Food prepared by our chef
  • Buffet lunch in the community
  • First aid box
  • Communication radios
  • Satelital phone
  • Professional guide on the route

Not included

  • Alcoholic drinks
  • tips


  • Waterproof and high mountain clothing due to hiking time and dramatic temperature changes
  • Winter gloves
  • Shawl for the cold
  • Poncho for the rain, the climate of the Peruvian Andes changes quite quickly
  • Sunscreen the sun in the Peruvian Andes is quite aggressive
  • Hat to cover yourself from the solar force
  • Medicine in case you need it, if you have any pre-existing medication you should take it with you.
  • Money to buy souvenirs and use of toilets


  • Tourists must accept that there is the possibility of changes in our trip due to some mishaps (strikes, natural disasters)
  • It is important that you inform the agency of your current state of health if you suffer from any disease that requires special care so that your trip is pleasant and worry-free.
  • The elevation we will be going up means freezing temperatures, so be prepared and make sure you wear warm clothing.
  • Make sure you are acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude before setting out on your journey to Ausangate. for this it is suggested to arrive 2 days before the tour to avoid suffering from the famous altitude sickness

Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain 2 Days

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The Ausangate Trek typically takes about 5-7 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and the pace of the group. The trek involves a distance of approximately 100 kilometers (62 miles) and an elevation gain of approximately 5,000 meters (16,404 feet). The trek involves some steep and rocky sections, as well as high-altitude passes that can be challenging to navigate. The Ausangate Trek offers a unique and immersive experience, with stunning views of the surrounding landscape, the opportunity to see local life and culture, and the chance to visit remote mountain villages and sacred sites. The trek involves camping in the wilderness, and requires carrying all necessary supplies and equipment, including a tent, sleeping bag, and food. Overall, the Ausangate Trek is a challenging but rewarding experience that offers a unique and immersive adventure in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is important to be properly prepared and in good physical condition to complete the trek, and to hire a local guide to help you navigate the route and provide information about the history and culture of the region.
During the Ausangate Trek, you will have the opportunity to camp in a variety of locations, including at high-altitude passes, in remote mountain villages, and near natural landmarks such as lakes and glaciers. The campsites offer beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and the opportunity to experience the wilderness and local culture of the region. It is important to be properly prepared for the Ausangate Trek, including bringing all necessary camping gear and supplies. It is also a good idea to hire a local guide to help you navigate the route and provide information about the history and culture of the region. The guide can also help you set up camp and provide assistance with any other needs you may have during the trek.
There are several options for renting camping gear and supplies in Cusco, Peru, before starting the Ausangate Trek. Some local tour companies and outdoor gear stores offer rental options for a variety of camping gear, including tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, and cooking equipment. Prices for rental gear can vary depending on the specific items and the length of the rental period. It is a good idea to shop around and compare prices to find the best rental options that meet your needs and budget. It is also important to carefully check the condition of the rental gear and to make sure that it is in good working order before setting off on the trek. Overall, camping gear rental is a convenient option for those who do not have their own gear or who prefer to travel light on the Ausangate Trek. It is important to be properly prepared and to have all necessary gear and supplies to ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience
Here is a list of items to consider taking on the Ausangate Trek: Tent – A tent is essential for the Ausangate Trek, as you will be camping in the desert. Make sure you bring a tent that is appropriate for the climate and altitude, and that it is in good condition. Sleeping bag: A warm and comfortable sleeping bag is important for a good night's sleep during the trek. Be sure to bring a sleeping bag that is appropriate for the climate and altitude. Backpack – A good quality backpack is essential to carry all your gear and supplies on the trek. Make sure you choose a backpack that is comfortable, has enough capacity for your needs, and is in good condition. Hiking Boots: Hiking boots are essential for the Ausangate Trek, as the trail can be rocky and uneven. Be sure to bring a pair of hiking boots that fit well, are comfortable, and are in good condition. Clothing: Be sure to bring appropriate clothing for the climate and altitude, including warm layers, rain gear, and sunscreen. Food and water: You will need to bring enough food and water to sustain you during the trek. Be sure to bring high-energy, non-perishable foods such as nuts, jerky, and energy bars, as well as water tablets or a water filter. First Aid Kit – A first aid kit is essential for any hike and should include basic supplies like band-aids, pain relievers, and blister treatment. Headlamp or Flashlight – A headlamp or flashlight is useful for navigating the trail at night and can also be used for emergencies. In general, it is important to be properly prepared and bring all the necessary equipment and supplies for the Ausangate Trek to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Travelers Reviews

Karina M
Karina M
14. September, 2022.
Trip Machupichu Excelente servicio Rafael estuvo pendiente en todo mi trip Comida deliciosa , hotel y servicios A1 Estuve 6 noches y la pase genial Muchas gracias recomiendo a Danzak Peru 🇵🇪
nelson m
nelson m
12. March, 2022.
Excelente servicio. Excelente servicio, coordinación y puntualidad. El equipo de guías súper comprometidos en brindarnos la mejor experiencia. Todos muy amables y serviciales.
Christian C
Christian C
4. July, 2021.
Espectacular El servicio fue excelente y la experiencia inolvidable, 100 % recomendable. Hermosas vistas y la laguna hermosa
21. December, 2019.
Camino Inca 4 dias Muchas gracias Danzak Peru fue una caminata incredible. Gracias a René nuestro guia por su competencia. Los recomendo para el inca trail
Julie B
Julie B
7. November, 2019.
Excellent Superbe week-end nous savons où nous avons mis notre argent, tout était parfait de plus le directeur de l’agence Raphaël parle français et fait tout pour tout soit parfait
María B
María B
3. November, 2019.
Atención y excursiones de 10 Me topé con Danzak Perú de casualidad, dando un paseo, buscando agencias para concertar viajes.Fue muy sencillo.Además de amoldarme los viajes a mi gusto, me asesoraron de maravilla y el precio fue muy competitivo, el mejor hasta el momento de los que había preguntado.El trato fue inmejorable. Estuvieron muy atentos, preguntándome sobre qué me habían parecido las excursiones, informándome sobre cambios, guía de cómo hacer otras excursiones fuera del itinerario.Sin duda, fue una suerte haberme encontrado con ellos.Si fuera a Cusco, iría directamente a ellos para organizar las excursiones.Muchas gracias por todo.Fue un placer coincidir con vosotros.
Yousuf A
Yousuf A
30. September, 2019.
Great Day Tour to Rainbow Mountain We took the one day tour with Jason to Rainbow Mountain; they took us to a different route which was only a 30 minute hike to the peak as opposed to the normal 2 hour route. The drive to this was much much longer though and the car was not comfortable which is why I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars. It would've been nice to have been consulted with this decision as well, but luckily, we were all happy and glad to be on the shorter hike since we were exhausted from a 4 day hike that we completed the night before.Jason was great, enthusiastic and friendly. Rainbow Mountain itself is simply stunning, you cannot go to Cusco and not visit this wonder. Danzak Peru offers very reasonable prices too which is always a huge advantage.
12. September, 2019.
Maras - Moray - Chinchero When we were in Cusco we did this nice day trip. We had the luck of being guided by Jason. He entertained us during the tour with his enthusiasm and lots of interesting facts. We visited the salt mines of Maras, got introduced to the Andean weaving techniques in Chinchero and learned about the 7.000 different kinds of potatoes in Moray :). We finished the tour with a delicious Peruvian meal and Pisco sour. A day well spent.
Aixa Mirena
Aixa Mirena
3. September, 2019.
Muy buena experiencia La verdad nos gusto mucho la atención por parte de Nayda. Siempre estuvo en comunicación y al pendiente de lo que necesitaramos. Reservamos 3 tours con ellos, Valle Sagrado, Humantay y Vinicunca, los tres nos parecieron super buenos, muy puntuales y todo acorde a lo que nos prometieron, el transporte, los guías, las comidas, todo muy bien.
31. August, 2019.
Danzak Tour Estuve una semana en cuzco y me ayudaron a organizar mis tours y conexiones sin contratiempos, cumpliendo con las horas acordadas. lo recomiendo!