Wed, Jun 01 | Cusco

5-Day Ausangate Mountain Trek

This very remote trip is well off the beaten path and tucked away in a well-hidden section of the Vilcanota Mountain range. This includes the entire 62-mile Ausangate Circuit and climbs from 10,827 ft to over 17,300 ft.
5-Day Ausangate Mountain Trek

Time & Location

Jun 01, 8:00 AM – Jun 06, 8:00 AM
Cusco, Peru

About the Event

We will be hiking in the shadow of Ausangate, the highest mountain in the Cusco Region. This is a truly remote wilderness trek with incredible views of the Peruvian Andes.

This is a moderate to challenging trek, not technical, with several high passes. The campsites are at high elevations and will be below freezing at night. It is essential to be properly acclimatized for this hike, spending at least two or three days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before starting. If you plan to participate in the 10 day Machu Picchu trip prior to this trek, you will already be acclimated.

Highlights: pristine wilderness, lots of wildlife, glacial mountains, turquoise lakes, Rainbow Mountains, Ausangate Mountain! Secluded hot springs the last night on trail!

Distance: 62 miles 

Duration: 5 days/4 nights 

Altitude: 10,827 ft to 17,300 ft 

Adventure Rating: 5/5 moderate to strenuous, lengthy, high altitude 

Solitude Rating: 5/5 quiet, remote, off the beaten track 

Location/Terrain: multiple high passes, rocky terrain, cold nights

This is a great add-on to the 10-day Machu Picchu trip found > HERE

As Always >>> A full gear list and other important information will be provided.

Cost: $1,130 due March 1, 2022

A $400 non-refundable deposit can be made to secure your spot.

Included:

  • All airport transfers 
  • Camping at the hot springs 
  • Hotel stay on the day of arrival 
  • Private transport to start of the trek 
  • Personal porter to carry your overnight gear up to 8 kg/17.6 lbs 
  • Dry bag for your overnight gear so it won’t get wet or dusty along the trail 
  • 3-person, 4-season tents (2 people in large, comfortable tent) 
  • One inch thick foam mattress pad 
  • Self-inflating Alps Mountaineering mattress pad 
  • Wool blanket, pillow, hot water bottle for your feet at night 
  • Dining tent with tables and stools 
  • Toilet tent with toilet and toilet paper 
  • English speaking professional guide 
  • Full meals on trek (3 meals per day, tea time every afternoon, and snacks on the trail) 
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank and emergency horse 
  • Chef, cooking equipment, and kitchen tent 
  • Horsemen and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment, and your duffel bags) 
  • Hot water every morning and evening for hand washing 
  • Boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and afternoon 
  • Entrance to the Ausangate/Rainbow trail 
  • Private transport back to your hotel in Cusco

Not Included:

  • International flights
  • Travel/rescue insurance
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Personal items
  • Tips for your guides, porters, and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trek

If you would like more information, email us at info@nowoutdoors.org.

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