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Rainbow Mountain Hike Full Day

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ausangate Trek
ausangate Trek
ausangate Trek
ausangate Trek

- Description -

This Hike is one of the most beautiful choices to visit the rainbow Mountain in Ausangate. Besides, it is a different experience because we are going to walking over 4600 msnm. During the trip, we will see the most famous mountain of Cusco and Peru the Apu Ausangate.

We will pick you up from your hotel at 3:00 am to be transported for 3 hours until arriving to the town of Pitumarca place where we can buy sodas, energizantes, chocolates, cookies, etc. We will continue 30 more minutes by car until arriving to the village of Hanchipata where we will have breakfast and also place where we will start hiking, we will hike uphill for 3 hours through glacier origin lagoons, bushes and herds of Alpacas until arriving to the summit of the Vinincunca Mountain best known as Rainbow Mountain located at 4900.m.a.s.l. Once in the summit we will have a guided tour, time to meditate and also time to have lunch. After lunch we will descend for 2 hours until arriving to the village of Hanchipata again, where we will catch the car that will transport us back to Cusco where we will be at 19:00 pm.
Hiking distance: 16 Km / 10 miles (5- hours).
Summit altitude: 3900 meters above sea level.
Feeding: breakfast and lunch.
Considered: not so hard but take care about altitude.
Area: Sierra and puna.
Weather: cold and windy.


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First Aid
Box Lunch


Entrance to national park (10 SOLES)

What to bring for this tour

A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco .
Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. * This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
Camera, batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
Sun block
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
Small towel or sarong
Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
Binoculars (if you have them)

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DEPARTURE: Daily Departures
LEVEL: Moderate to Difficult
GROUP SIZE: "2 - 12"