Panoramic photo of Machu Picchu from the Huayna Picchu mountain Panoramic photo of Machu Picchu from the Huayna Picchu mountain

Highlights in Southern Peru

US$ 750.00 per person
6 Days & 5 Nights Duration
5,100 m / 16,732 ft Max. Altitude
2,040 m / 6,693 ft Min. Altitude
67.50 km / 41.94 mi Walking Distance
  • Huayna Ausangate Lake
  • Arapa Pass
  • Rainbow Mountain
  • Red Valley Viewpoint
  • Maras - Moray
  • Machu Picchu

The best of Southern Peru

In this program, you will have the opportunity to visit Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Colored Mountain. On the way, you will appreciate the turquoise lakes, and we will camp near them. You will walk through a place called Red Valley, its reddish lands will make you believe that you are on the planet Mars itself. Also, you will visit the temple of Andahuaylillas; this site is famous for its beautiful religious paintings. You will visit with us the picturesque village of Chinchero, the agricultural laboratory of Moray, and the salt ponds of Maras. Finally, we will stop at the living Inca village of Ollantaytambo before heading to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

The fantastic tour to Ausangate with Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu is a journey of unique experiences. Discover the true image of the Andes in this hike of height and beauty. Gather energy from the most important points of Cusco, contemplating the sacred glaciers, such as the great Apu Ausangate, the captivating Rainbow Mountain, turquoise lakes, and wild animals. You will see brightly colored mountains with the first rays of the sun. Choose this unique route whether you are alone, accompanied, or in a group.


In this program, you will have the opportunity to visit Rainbow Mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Colored Mountain. On the way, you will appreciate the turquoise lakes, and we will camp near them. You will walk through a place called Red Valley, its reddish lands will make you believe that you are on the planet Mars itself. Also, you will visit the temple of Andahuaylillas; this site is famous for its beautiful religious paintings. You will visit with us the picturesque village of Chinchero, the agricultural laboratory of Moray, and the salt ponds of Maras. Finally, we will stop at the living Inca village of Ollantaytambo before heading to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Trip Highlights

  • It is part of a hike of immemorial times, traveled by our ancestors who made pilgrimages to the sacred snow-capped Ausangate.
  • In this experience through the Andes Mountains, you will walk and camp in comfort thanks to the team that accompanies us: cook, muleteer, and professional guide.
  • Get close to the typical animals of the area: alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, foxes, vizcachas, and various aquatic birds.
  • Be the first to visit the Rainbow Mountain, without many people around.
  • Discover the beauty of the Sacred Valley with its traditions and scenic surroundings.
  • Finish your tour visiting the most enigmatic citadel of South America, Machu Picchu.
Included meals Breakfast: 6
Lunch: 5
Dinner: 4
Trip staff Explore Tour Leader
Transport Bus
Accommodation 3 nights camping
2 nights hotel
Walking grade: Moderate
Group Size: Up to 10 People
Day 1 Cusco - Ocongate - Upis Community - Upis Campsite - Huayna Ausangate Lake
The best part of the day: We go at a brisk pace to acclimatize.

Today we will present ourselves before the highest glacier in the Cusco region. We will leave with all the equipment prepared for the hike. We will arrive in three hours to the Upis community, where we will have breakfast and then head to our campsite.

Beginning the trek, we will have the first view of the Apu Ausangate (6,732 m / 20,905 ft). According to the Andean cosmovision, this is a living mountain with magical characteristics, such as its height, its perennial snow, and its radiant energy. This Apu, which fertilizes the Pachamama or Mother Earth, possesses masculine energy and is therefore directly responsible for the vital cycles in the region.

We will walk for about three hours until we reach the Upis Campsite, where we will enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by our talented chef. In the afternoon, we will visit the Huayna Ausangate lake back and forth for a couple of hours. On the way back, a hot mate and a delicious dinner will be waiting for us.

Today, we will be in front of the highest glacier in Cusco, Ausangate. We will head to the Upis community to have a good breakfast and start the tour. We will arrive at our camp for lunch and, in the afternoon, we can visit the Huayna Ausangate lake. We will return to the camp to drink a comforting hot mate and enjoy dinner. We will rest quietly near the lake.

  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Easy to Moderate Difficulty
  • 10 km / 6.21 mi Walking distance
  • 5 hours Walking time
  • 4,250 m / 13,944 ft. Starting elevation
  • 4,250 m / 13,944 ft. Minimum height
  • 4,480 m / 14,698 ft. Highest elevation
Day 2 Upis - Arapa Pass - Yanacocha - Hatun Pucacocha
The best part of the day: Camp near the crystal clear lakes.

We will wake you up with a hot coca tea that will be propitious to start the day. Then, we will enjoy an excellent breakfast that will help us to start with all the necessary strength. Today we ascend for a couple of hours to reach the Arapa Pass (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). On the way, we will see some apachetas and stones piled up like a pyramid, symbolizing the present of the trekkers to the sacred mountains.

Then, we will descend for an hour and a half until we reach the Yanacocha lake, where we will have lunch with a beautiful view of the place. We only have two more hours of descent to reach our camp known as Hatun Pucacocha, and as the lakes that surround us are beautiful, we can walk around to know them and appreciate them closely. On the way back and after a refreshing dinner, we will finish studying the Andean constellations.

We will wake up early to drink a hot mate and warm up. Afterwards, we will enjoy our breakfast. Once we are ready, we will ascend for a couple of hours until we reach the Arapa Pass (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). As we walk, we will be able to observe some apachetas (stones piled up like a pyramid). Then, we will descend for an hour and a half until we reach the Yanacocha lake, where we will have lunch. Later, we will follow the trail until we reach the camp at Hatun Pucacocha.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
  • Moderate Difficulty
  • 11 km / 6.83 mi Walking distance
  • 6 hours Walking time
  • 4,400 m / 14,436 ft Starting elevation
  • 4,400 m / 14,436 ft Minimum height
  • 4,800 m / 15,748 ft Highest elevation
Day 3 Hatun Pucacocha - Pucca Pass - Anantapata - Warmisaya Pass - Surinecocha
The best part of the day: View of the horizon with colorful mountains.

Today we have a lot to see. First, we will energize ourselves with breakfast made with the expert hands of our cook. Then, by way of warming up, we will begin the ascent to reach the first objective of the day, the Pucca Pass (4,870 m / 15,978 ft). From this point, we will have an incredible view of Ausangate, the Anantapata valley, and the lakes we left behind.

We will descend for an hour and a half; then, we will enjoy the delicious lunch that awaits us in Anantapata. Afterwards, we will have a brief rest as a two-hour ascent awaits us to reach the second pass, Warmisaya (4,985 m / 16,355 ft), from where we can see Surine, Takusiri, and the Rainbow Mountain in the distance. After a descent of 30 to 45 minutes, we will arrive at our camp, and, if time permits, we will go to contemplate the Rainbow Mountain to watch the sunset and return satisfied after the end of the day.

After having a good breakfast, we will start ascending until we reach Pucca Pass (4,870 m / 15,978 ft); from here, you will have an incredible panorama of the snow-capped Ausangate, the Anantapata valley, and the lakes around it. We will descend for an hour and a half to reach Anantapata and have lunch in this place. We will rest after our hike to regain strength and climb to reach the Warmisaya Pass (4,985 m / 16,355 ft). Finally, we will descend again for about 45 minutes to reach the camp and, optionally, contemplate the Rainbow Mountain to see the sunset.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
  • Moderate Difficulty
  • 10 km / 6.20 mi Walking distance
  • 6.5 hours Walking time
  • 4,500 m / 14,764 ft Starting elevation
  • 4,500 m / 14,764 ft Minimum height
  • 4,985 m / 16,355 ft Highest elevation
Day 4 Surinecocha - Rainbow Mountain - Red Valley - Andahuaylillas - Rumi Punku - Huacarpay - Cusco
The best part of the day: Sunrise at the Rainbow Mountain and appreciate the sunset at Huacarpay lake.

We will have to leave very early if we want to get to the Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca to see the sunrise; the weather is the main factor of this day, with the indications of our guide, we will always make the best decision. Once at the top, with the sun illuminating the horizon and the mountain, we will be able to appreciate the vivid colors of Mother Earth.

After enjoying the mountain in private, with recently acquired information and photographs, we will head to the Red Valley Viewpoint, where we will have the sensation of being on the very planet Mars. We will descend to meet the transportation that will take us to the town of Andahuaylillas, famous for its temple that seems to faithfully portray Dante's Divine Comedy; we will see paintings and frescoes of rich imagery from the colonial evangelizing period on its walls.

Finally, we will end the day with lunch by the Huacarpay lake, a wetland protected for its importance as a water reserve, the main bird watching point near the city of Cusco.

We will start our day early to reach the Rainbow Mountain and admire it in private with the first rays of the sun; then, we will go to the Red Valley viewpoint. Later, we will descend to meet the private transportation that will take us to the town of Andahuaylillas to see its temple and beautiful art paintings. Finally, we will head to the Huacarpay lake for lunch before returning to Cusco.

  • Breakfast, and Lunch Meals:
  • Moderate Difficulty
  • 6.5 km / 4.03 mi Walking distance
  • 4 hours Walking time
  • 4,800 m / 15,748 ft Starting elevation
  • 3,050 m / 10,006 ft Minimum height
  • 5,100 m / 16,732 ft Highest elevation
Day 5 Chinchero - Maras - Moray - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
The best part of the day: Travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

On this day, we will enter the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the picturesque village of Chinchero, located 45 minutes from the city of Cusco. We will learn all about Andean textiles: dyeing, spinning, designs, and their significance. Later we will go to Moray, known as the Inca agricultural laboratory; thanks to its circular terraces, the scenery is very beautiful, and you can be in harmony with the environment.

Next, we will visit Maras, which in colonial times was the most important point due to the extraction of salt. Currently, there are more than 5,000 salt ponds; the villagers take advantage of this production and sell it in the market. We will enjoy a delicious buffet before continuing to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, a living citadel that preserves its Inca structures all around the town. We will finish with a train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. You will enjoy dinner, and we will have a briefing to plan the most important details of the next day.

Today we will tour the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First, we will start exploring the picturesque village of Chinchero; then, we will visit the agricultural laboratory of Moray and witness its incredible circular terraces with different microclimates. Next, we will head to Maras, which has 5,000 natural salt pools. We will enjoy a delicious buffet before continuing to the living Inca village of Ollantaytambo. After this beautiful experience, we will board the train. In Aguas Calientes we will have dinner, and our guide will give us an informative talk before going to rest in a comfortable hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Meals
  • Easy Difficulty
  • 1 km / 0.62 mi Walking distance
  • 1.5 hours Walking time
  • 3,762 m / 12,342 ft Starting elevation
  • 2,040 m / 6,693 ft Minimum height
  • 3,762 m / 12,342 ft Highest elevation
Day 6 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
The best part of the day: Activate your sixth sense in Machu Picchu.

A wonderful adventure awaits us, we will have many memories of this day because we will finally know the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, a sacred site whose existence went unnoticed by the common people in Inca times. After a good breakfast at our hotel, we will go up by bus for half an hour through the road until we reach the entrance of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

After touring its streets, small squares, its viewpoints, and sacred enclosures dedicated to Andean deities, we will have another view of this civilization. Our guide will always be ready to assist us at any time we need, with a photo, a question at the moment or for a simple comment. Remember that the rules in Machu Picchu are much stricter, to be aware of what is allowed and what is not allowed, the expert guide will be the moderator between the park rangers and the group. Finally, we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes to enjoy lunch and relax before returning to Cusco.

We will have many memories of this day because we will finally know the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. After having a good breakfast at our hotel, we will go up to the Inca citadel by bus for half an hour. Once in the citadel, you will visit its streets, small squares, and sacred precincts. Have your camera ready at all times because the tour will be unique. After this unforgettable experience, we will return to the town of Aguas Calientes, board the train to Ollantaytambo and board private transportation to return to Cusco.

  • Breakfast Meals
  • Easy Difficulty
  • 3 km / 1.86 mi Walking distance
  • 2 hours Walking time
  • 2,400 m / 6,693 ft Starting elevation
  • 2,040 m / 6,693 ft Minimum height
  • 2,430 m / 7,972 ft Highest elevation

At Ausangate Peru, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may differ for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.

What is Included?

  • High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure Briefing
    Detailed trek briefing with your Guide the day before the tour. The meeting is at 5:00 pm in our office.
  • Experienced Tour Guide
    Our official tour guides speak fluent English and Spanish, are professionally trained and certified. We choose them for their experience, responsibility, unbridled passion for exploring, and pride in sharing our culture and history. In every experience, they will keep you safe and comfortable so you can enjoy your time worry-free!
  • Private Camping Equipment (Ausangate Trek)
    • A spacious dining tent to enjoy your meals worry-free
    • Tables, chairs, dishware, and cooking equipment
    • A portable travel toilet
    • Inflatable mattress
    All equipment carried by our horses
  • One Duffle Bag
    For the trek, you’ll receive a duffle bag to pack your personal belongings up to a maximum weight of 7 kg / 15.4 lb (this weight includes your sleeping bag). The horses will carry it on the route.
  • Medical Kit or First AID Kit
    All Ausangate Peru guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions for them every February. Your guide will always have a first aid kit and oxygen to face basic emergencies (altitude sickness, travelers' diarrhea, cuts, scrapes, etc.). If necessary, we'll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.
  • Extras Included in our Service
    We believe that attention to small details is what sets us apart from other local companies. You’ll receive a sleeping pillow, a cover to protect your backpack on the route, and a rain poncho.
  • 24/7 Customer Service
    We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication with Ausangate Peru leading up to your tour.
  • Accommodation

  • 3 Nights Accommodation in Tents
    Ausangate Peru uses the best equipment to ensure your safety and comfort. Every 2 people will share a Eureka Timberline or Mountain Hardwear tent with a capacity of 4 people.
  • Hotel in Cusco (1 Night)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (1 Night)
  • Meals

  • 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 4 Dinners
  • Water on the trail
    We'll provide you with boiled, filtered, and cooled water during your hike. For this, you need to bring a camel bag or an empty bottle, which you can refill during each meal (we recommend a capacity of 2 liters).
  • Daily snacks on the trail
    Every morning we’ll give you snacks so you can enjoy them during the walk. The snacks include local fruits, biscuits, chocolates, caramels, etc.
  • One cloth snack bag per person
    To avoid the use of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we'll give you a cloth bag for your snacks.
  • Transportation

  • Private Transport
    • Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning and will travel in our private transportation to Upis, the starting point of the Ausangate Trek.
    • Day 4: Private transport from the end point of Ausangate Trek to Cusco.
    • Day 5: Private transport for the tour in Chinchero, Maras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo.
    • Day 6: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Train Tickets
    • Day 5: From Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
    • Day 6: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Round-Trip Bus Ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Cargo Mules (Ausangate Trek)
    While trekking, cargo mules will carry all the camping equipment and your baggage allowance (7 kg / 15.4 lb). Muleteers will be responsible for your duffle bag and personal items.
  • Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entry Ticket for the Ausangate Trek
  • Entry to the Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley
  • Entry to Andahuaylillas Church
  • Entry Ticket to Machu Picchu Archaelogical Site

Not Included:

  • Boleto Turistico or Cusco Tourist Ticket

    This ticket is required to access many of the most popular attractions in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, including archaeological sites and museums (applies to day 5).
    • From PEN 70.00 (US$ 20.00) to PEN 130.00 (US$ 40.00) per person.
  • Extras and important equipment

    You will need a sleeping bag to camp. Walking sticks are optional but highly recommended. If you don’t have them, don't worry, you can rent them with Ausangate Peru.
    • Sleeping bag: US$ 20.00
    • Walking poles (pair): US$ 20.00
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain

    You can climb the famous mountain always seen in the photos behind the site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill, and coming down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion after concluding your guided tour in Machu Picchu. Due to high demand, permission must be issued at least one month in advance. Consider that there could be changes to protect your integrity, mainly due to weather conditions.
    • The Huayna Picchu Mountain ticket has an extra cost of US$ 60.00 per person.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain

    Machu Picchu Mountain is another of the mountains that surround the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It offers less steep, wider, and visually less frightening trails than Huayna Picchu, and it takes 1.5 hours to reach the top. This walk requires an entrance ticket which we can secure for you if requested in advance.
    • The Machu Picchu Mountain ticket has an extra cost of US$ 60.00 per person.
  • Meals not indicated

    • Day 4: Dinner
    • Day 6: Lunch and Dinner
  • Personal Hiking Gear

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for our staff

    Tipping is the standard in any excursion in Peru. Although we pay good salaries to our team, something extra is always welcome, especially considering the hard work they do.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond our control

    Landslides, bad weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to a safety concern, illness, pandemics, government policy changes, political instability, strikes, an act of God, etc.

Our Hiking Team

Our tour leader in Ausangate mountain

Our Tour Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained and highly experienced professional with a very solid guiding background, years of hiking and wilderness experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into unforgettable adventures.

Our cook in Ausangate Peru

Our Cooks

After a challenging trek we know how important a good hot meal can be to prepare your body and warm you up. That’s why on every trek with Salkantay Trekking we employ chefs with years of experience cooking on the trails so that they provide filling.

Meals: What to Expect in Ausangate

Meals: What to Expect

All of our hiking tours include a diversity of tasty meals packed full of critical carbohydrates, proteins and fats. We carry foods that travel well in the backcountry – rice, pastas, lentils, beans, couscous, packaged meats, nuts, breads, oatmeal, granola.

Our Horseman and Horses in Ausangate trek

Our Horseman and Horses

Our Horseman and his horses are in charge of all our gear and will always await us within the safe and comfortable camp sites.

Essential packing list for trekking

So you are planning to trek the famous Ausangate?

his Ausangate Packing List will help you to prepare for your outdoor adventure in one of the most stunning regions of South America.

In it we have provided as much detail on every piece of kit you will need for a safe and successful trekking. The packing list includes personal recommendations on gear that we own and use. We believe these recommended items of gear provide the best value for money and deliver the best performance.

Essential packing list

PACKING LIST: Duffle Bag Duffle Bag
PACKING LIST: Daypack Daypack


PACKING LIST: Original Passport Original Passport


PACKING LIST: Underwear Underwear
PACKING LIST: Base Layer Base Layer
PACKING LIST: Trekking Shirts Trekking Shirts
PACKING LIST: Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear Hard Shell Jacket and Rain Gear
PACKING LIST: Insulated Jacket Insulated Jacket
PACKING LIST: Fleece Jacket Fleece Jacket
PACKING LIST: Trekking Shorts and Trousers Trekking Shorts and Trousers


PACKING LIST: Hat for Sun Protection Hat for Sun Protection
PACKING LIST: Head Band or Beanie Head Band or Beanie
PACKING LIST: Neck Gaiter or Balaclava Neck Gaiter or Balaclava


PACKING LIST: Inner Gloves Inner Gloves
PACKING LIST: Outer Gloves Outer Gloves


PACKING LIST: Hiking Boots
PACKING LIST: Trainers (Trekking shoes / sandals) Trainers (Trekking shoes / sandals)
PACKING LIST: Hiking Socks
PACKING LIST: Thermal Socks Thermal Socks
PACKING LIST: Gaiters Gaiters

Important Accessories

PACKING LIST: Sleeping Bag Sleeping Bag
PACKING LIST: Trekking Poles Trekking Poles
PACKING LIST: Sunglasses Sunglasses
PACKING LIST: Headlamp Headlamp
PACKING LIST: Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder Water Bottle or Hydration Bladder
PACKING LIST: Camera / Videocamera Camera / Videocamera
PACKING LIST: Notebook / Journal and Pen Notebook / Journal and Pen

Personal Gear and Medications

  • Trekking Towel:

    A small to medium sized hiking towel can come in great use. LifeVentures or Discovery provide good, quick-drying trekking towels.
  • Small Locks:

    To protect your belongings in your rucksack or duffle bag
  • Waterproof Ziplock Bags:

    These come in handy for storing important / valuable items like your money, a passport and electrical equipment
  • Isotonic Powder:

    Can be used to flavour your water nicely and helps replace electrolytes, improving energy levels and aiding water absorption. Here are some good Isotonic powdered drinks
  • Diamox:

    Also know as acetazolamide, is a medication that can be used as a prophylactic (preventative) solution for altitude sickness. It does not cure altitude sickness and should never therefore never be used as a method to continue ascending to high altitudes. It can however help prevent the onset of altitude sickness and is commonly used by high altitude climbers and trekkers.
  • General Medications:

    We recommend taking paracetamol or aspirin for headaches (a common altitude sickness symptom on the Salkantay Trek) and Imodium for diarrhoea (another common problem as food preparation can be a little unhygienic)
  • Basic First Aid Kit:

    If you are joining an organised trek, your guide will most likely be carrying a first aid kit. If you are hiking unsupported or independently then a first aid kit is a must. Here are some compact and good outdoor first aid kits: Outdoor First Aid Kits
  • Suncream / Lip balm:

    No one wants burnt skin or cracked lips! Be sure to bring 1 x suncream (SPF 30) and 1 x lip balm
  • Baby wipes:

    For quick and easy wet washe when no showers are in sight! bring 1 x baby wipes
  • Blister Plasters:

    The dreaded blisters! We recommend taking Compeed blister plasters
  • Hand Sanitizer:

    Great for disinfecting hands before and after eating, or when they get dirty during the hike

2021 Land Cost

The "Highlights in Southern Peru" can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We do not run this trek in February because rainy season & maintenance.

Total Price per person from
US$ 750.00

Required Pre-payment: per person.
US$ 400.00

Balance (Cusco): (Commonly paid in Cusco after the briefing).
US$ 350.00

This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

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Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your Peru Adventure.

  • Rainbow Mountain: US$ 80.00
  • Sacred Valley: US$ 50.00
  • City Tour: US$ 20.00

Additional Items

There are additional items you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices.

  • Sleeping bag: US$ 20.00
  • Inflattable mattress: US$ 20.00
  • Walking poles (pair): US$ 20.00

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  • Max altitude - 5200 metres
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  • Max altitude - 5200 metres
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Rainbow Mountain - Sibinacocha Lake - Quelccaya Glacier
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Rainbow Mountain + Inca Trail

Rainbow Mountain - Inca Trail Classic - Machu Picchu
We want to propose a new travel option. It’s a combination of nature, culture, history and landscapes from glaciers to valleys and the cloud forest. We’ll visit these three most impactful settings of the Cusco region.
  • Max group size: 12
  • 9 days treks
  • Max altitude - 5100 metres
  • For Adventure Seekers
FROM US$ 800 View Details
7 Lakes of Ausangate Full-Day Tour
  • 1 DAY

Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Pacchanta - Comercocha Lagoon - Otorongococha - Azulcocha - Pacchanta Hot Springs
The Tour of the 7 Lakes is one of the most beautiful routes in all of the Vilcanota Mountain Range; you’ll stand before the imposing Ausangate, one of the 5 highest snowcaps in Peru. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the purest of nature and gaze upon a gorgeous place in the Andes of Cusco surrounding these multi-colored lakes.
  • Max group size: 12
  • 1 day hike
  • Max altitude - 4800 metres
  • For Adventure Seekers
FROM US$ 80 View Details

For us quality of experience is only second to safety.

We are committed to providing world-class trekking experiences for our guests that go way above and beyond the mass-produced tours so common today.

2 days of adventures in the Andes

We did the 2-day tour through Ausangate, the rainbow mountain, and the red valley. The tour was private, the guide Jimmy was very friendly and professional, the whole trip has well organized the food was delicious during the excursion.
I thank the travel agency for this beautiful experience, and I recommend it.

-- NICHOLAS A tripadvisor


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