Ausangate Trek Rainbow Mountain - AdventureTripr


Ausangate Trek Rainbow Mountain

duration: 4 days

difficulty: Strenuous

group size: 8

experience: Beginner


Away from the crowds of the Inca Trail, experience this relatively undiscovered Ausangate Trek which leads you up to the incredible "Rainbow Mountain", which was discovered for tourism only about 6 years ago!  


Given the high altitude of this trek, we highly recommend acclimatization for at least 2 days prior to going on this trek. You may want to look into our Inca trail with rainbow mountain and humantay lake trip option.  

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Trip host

Raul C

Raul Ccolque, has lived in the Andes all of his life. Since he was 18-years-old he has worked on the Inca Trail on every trek to Macchu Picchu, as both a porter and a tour guide. Born and raised in a small village called Seque Raccay, Ccolque attended a Quechuan speaking elementary and high school. He then went on to Cusco University to further his studies in tourism. Growing up in a small Quechuan village ignited his passion for hiking the surrounding mountains and exploring his heritage.


Day 1: Cusco– Pukutuni School – Pucaccocha

Pick up will be at 4 AM, and it will be a three-hour drive to the trailhead at Pukutuni School. Here you will enjoy some breakfast and meet your crew: chef, porters, and horses men. It will be a three-hour hike until your lunch spot at Upis village, in the skirt of Ausanagte Mountain. After lunch, you will climb for another 1.5 hours uphill to the first pass called Vicuña Pass (4,850 m/ 15,900 ft) and then approximately 3 hours to your evening campsite at Pucaccocha. All along the way, there are stunning views of the valleys, waterfalls, and glacier peaks.  

Total distance: 10 mi/ 16 km  

Trailhead elevation: 13,779 ft/ 4,200 m  

Campsite elevation: 15,091 ft/4,600 m  

Meals: Lunch, Dinner  

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On day 1, for 2 days




Admission fees
Guide fees


All meals
Alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance
Personal gear
Luggage transfers
Airport transfer
International flights
Domestic flights
Local guide
Some meals

Do not forget to arrange for the requisite passport, visa and travel insurance, if you are booking an international trip.

We try our best to ensure accurate and up-to-date guide information, but in some cases this may change due to emergencies or other unforeseen guide scheduling challenges. In any case, another highly-rated, certified guide with similar experience would lead your trip and you will be kept informed of any such case.

Cancellation Policy

* You will receive a full refund minus $100 cancellation fee. For our full cancellation policy, see our Terms & Conditions


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