Peru

Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain Trek - 4 Days

Experience the Magnificent Ausangate Trek

Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain Trek - 4 Days

Experience the Magnificent Ausangate Trek

The Ausangate trek is considered the crown jewel of the Andes. This isn't a trek for all, but those who want to get off the beaten path will find this an experience of a lifetime.

You will cross 4 mountain passes, experience diverse landscapes, enter into remote Andean culture and see an unforgettable night sky. And of course you will experience the breathtaking Rainbow Mountain and Red Mountain valleys- some of the most beautiful, natural landscapes in all of South America and the world. Come explore the Andes with us!

Trip ITINERARY

Additional Trip Info

  • Private transportation to/ from your hotel in Cusco
  • All meals/drinks prepared by private cook
  • Boiled water and snacks
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking guide
  • All gear and camping supplies
  • Top of the line 4 season expedition Mountain Hardware tents (3 person tents provided for 2 guests for extra room)
  • Duffel bags for your personal belongings (carried by horses)
  • Large Dining tent with table, stools, cutlery, & kitchen
  • Portable toilet
  • Horseman/Pack horses to carry all of the gear and personal belongings (up to 6kg per person)
  • Fees to access private land
  • First Aid kit including oxygen tank
  • Sleeping pad (thermarest)
  • Sleeping bag (Mountain hardware -30F/ -34C)

We provide all high quality camping gear to keep you warm and comfortable in all conditions. Using the best equipment available

  • Personal trekking gear
  • Breakfast Day 1/ Dinner Day 4
  • Personal riding horse*
  • Voluntary Tips for Guide, Driver and Cook

Horseback is available to hire through local horsemen. Horses are not the property of FlashpackerConnect. If you choose to hire a horse please note horseman do not speak English nor do they always stick with the group of hikers and the guide as the horses walk faster than the hikers. Should you choose to hire a horse you assume all liability and ride at your own risk. FlashpackerConnect is not responsible for any accidents that occur from riding a horse.

CLOTHING:

1st Layer:

  • Underware
  • Long sleeved Thermal Shirt
  • Thermal form- fitting pants

2nd Layer:

  • Polar Fleece
  • Trekking pants
  • Thick socks

3rd Layer:

  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Waterproof pants (optional)
  • Insulated Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Cold weather Hat
  • Gloves
  • Buff/ handkerchief
  • Sun hat

TRAVEL ACCESSORIES:

  • Backpack 20-30 L
  • Waterproof cover for backpack
  • Trekking shoes (waterproof and firm)
  • Sport shoes/ sandals for campsites
  • Camping pillow
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sturdy water bottle
  • Trekking poles
  • Headlamp
  • Plastic bags for wet items
  • Toiletry kit (toothbrush, wet wipes, etc)
  • Swimsuit/ towel
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50+ recommended)
  • Sunscreen lip protector
  • Sunglasses
  • Insect repellent

OTHER:

  • Personal Medications
  • Motion sickness tablets for van ride
  • Camera/ Extra battery
  • Personal snacks
  • Hand warmers (optional)
  • Leisure book for evenings
  • Cash and small coins

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