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. On this 4 day llama pack trek through the Peruvian Andes, our llamas will carry our food, water and gear to each destination we seek.
With the help of your friendly Llama companions, 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!
NEW: We now have exclusive FlashpackerConnect mountain shelters at our featured campsites, something you won't find with any other company. These shelters offer a retreat in the evenings from the cold weather and provide some excellent comfort to relax and enjoy your dinner. We also have built in Andean style thatch tent shelters for added protection from the elements.
Why Llamas: Llama are currently an underutilized Eco Friendly way to transport gear and supplies in the high mountains. With the growth of tourism, vulnerable mountain ecosystems are at jeopardy and require responsible management. This is why we use the native Llamas just as the ancient Incan cultures did.
In ancient times llamas were key to the success and survival of the Inca culture. Now we can utilize them to carry our supplies with minimal impact. Once on the trail you will truly understand the power of these animals and why people have been packing with them for centuries, it’s just in in their DNA. Their feet have a leather pad similar to that of a dog, and a split toe that allows for larger surface area and gripping ability. When it comes to rocky, steep, and tough to navigate terrain llamas excel where some pack stock might fall short. They are smaller than horses and thus they eat and drink much less in comparison, making them much more low impact animals and Eco Friendly.