AUSANGATE TREK & RAINBOW MOUNTAIN (VINICUNCA) LLAMA TREK 6 DAYS:
On our Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Llama Trek you will experience full Ausangate circuit with a visit to the magical Rainbow Mountain. This trek allows for a unique remote mountain hiking experience utilizing our Eco Friendly pack llamas to carry all the supplies and gear. The Ausangate is considered the holiest mountain in the Cusco region. This hike combines the rugged terrain, ever changing landscapes, high mountain cultures, turquoise glacial lakes, roaming alpacas, red mountain valleys, and the Rainbow Mountain. Spend your days soaking in the massive peaks, and your evenings enjoying night skies filled with the brightest stars. Our guides will cater to your needs and explain all about the landscape that surrounds you. A experience you will remember for a lifetime.
NEW: We now have exclusive FlashpackerConnect mountain shelters at our featured campsites, something you wont 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.