The Cordillera Vilcanota is one of the cusco’s most wonderful mountain chains. High and beautiful and worthy, this is one of the less visited areas in the Cusco region however offers buch of attractions for the brave trekker, including colorful mountains, glaciers, and turquois, red , black lakes, herds of alpacas,llamas, wild vicuña, chinchillas and isolated villages with friendly locals still practicing a way of life hundreds of years ago. There are many trekking opportunities here but the shortest and best known is the Ausangate Circuit, which goes around the dominate peak in the range.
And of course this trek allows us to see the Amazing Rainbow Mountain on The 5th day of this trek as well to be the first people of the day to see this Amazing place with nobody else than our group to appreciate this great place only for the Bioandean Expeditions Group.
Dont forget you are hiking (above 14,000ft), make sure you are fully prepared.this trek is challenging and very rewarding at the same time. you should be in shape and healthy. We really recommend you to spend at least two to three days in Cusco or in other places with the same elevation to acclimatize, and drink plenty of fluid before starting the hike.
Day 1: Cusco – Ocongate – Tinqui – Upis
We leave Cusco at 06:am by private van to the village of Urcos. Driving we pass the district of Urcus until you reach Tinqui Ocongate. We will start our expedition out of the village of Quinsapucyu and will arrive at Upis Huarmisaya, hiking with sensational views including the spectacular Mount Ausangate and meeting local farmers wearing their costumes. Once we get the campsite we have our lunch ready prepared by our chef. And in the afternoon we have free time to rest in the campsite.
Day 2: Upis – Puca Cocha – Ananta
Early wakeup call at 5:00 am with coca tea brought to your tent. Afterward, we pack up quickly, enjoy a speedy breakfast and immediately begin hiking up to Arapa pass, which is uphill to 4958 m, then a slight decline to our lunch spot near Lake Pucacocha. After have our delicious food we keep walking uphill get the second pass called pucacocha pass(5000m) then we will go downhill another couple hours to our campsite called Ananta . Along the way we will appreciate different glacier peaks, rivers, small lakes, alpacas, local herders and llamas, of course your will always be with your guide who will explain the area to you. We will remain overnight at chillca.
Day 3: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Cocha
Early wakeup call at 5:00 am with coca tea brought to your tent. Afterward, we pack up quickly, enjoy a speedy breakfast and immediately begin hiking up to Surini pass,which is 5051m. from where you enjoy colorful mountains around you. Then we go downhill to the circle lake then continue walking Peruvian flat until to get Rainbow Mountain, where we will enjoy the amazing colorful mountains and its surrounding. then come back to Ananta where we have lunch. After eating we go through Peruvian flat untill to get our campsite called ausangate qocha where we have our dinner.
Day 4: Ausangate qocha – Quinsacocha – Jampa
Early wakeup call at 5:00 am with coca tea brought to your tent. Afterward, we pack up quickly, enjoy a speedy breakfast and immediately begin hiking up to the highest point of the Ausangate trail of our trip at 5300m called Palomani Pass. You will feel like you are in heaven, higher than all the other hikes in all region Cusco. You will appreciate the great canyons and valleys of the Andes, but be aware because some Condors might be flying nearby. You will be right at the bottom of the Ausangate Mountain which is considered to be the protector by the locals. Along the way we will appreciate different glacier peaks, bubbling streams, rivers, small lakes, chinchillas, alpacas, local herders and llamas. We will then walk up and down and arrive to our campsite called CJAMPA(the coldest campsite)
Day 5: Jampa– Pacchanta
Early wakeup call at 5:30 am with coca tea brought to your tent. Afterward, we pack up quickly, enjoy a speedy breakfast and immediately begin hiking uphill for about 3 hours in order to get to the last pass at 4900m. From here we can appreciate some more glacier peaks and lakes and then we will descend to our lunch spot called PACCHANTA where our cook and porters are going to make our last supper. There is a nice natural hot springs here in the middle of the mountain, so after 4 days of hiking you will love to take a bath in the hot springs and might enjoy some beer and you will have chance to buy some handmade handicrafts from local people. . After we say goodbye to our horseman and cook, we will get our private van and drive back for 3 hours back to Cusco and bring you back to your hotel.
- English speaking guide, plus an assistant guide for a big groups.
- Professional cook and an assistant cook for a big group and horseman for the mules and horses
- Mules which carry group gear and large duffels provided by the company, for personal belongings.
- All food on the trek, which incorporates traditional Peruvian cuisine as well as modern fusion cuisine and specific dietary needs.
- Boiled water and snacks.
- Large Dining tent, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent
- Tents to overnight, and Thermarest. Two-person tents are provided for single person and three-person tents for double people to provide plenty space for personal gear.
- Additional horses for riding can be provided for an additional cost.
- First aid kit, including oxygen.
- A pre trek briefing.
- Entrance fee to Rainbow Mountain.
- Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
- 7 kilograms of your personal belonging
What’s Not Included?
- Dinner on the 2th day.
- Personal trekking gear including, backpacks, trekking poles, sleeping bags. However they may be rented from the company.
- Gratuity for guides, cooks, and horseman.
- Personal riding horse. Additional horses may be rented according to the needs of the individual and group.
WHAT WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:
- Water-resistant trekking shoes and sandals
- Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, and socks)
- Waterproof clothing (poncho)
- Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts)
- Sunhat and sunglasses
- Sun cream and insect repellent
- Water bottles such as Nalgene
- Basic medications
- Walking sticks
- Personal items
- Personal snacks
We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.
Fixed Departure Dates (March 2018 through January 2019):
Note: If you are 02 we can open a New group and Leave any day you suit.
Private Tours are based on Group Size:
Two trekkers: 520USD$
Three trekkers: 500 USD$
Four trekkers: 490USD$
Five – to more trekkers 450 USD$
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Our Three Way of Sending your Deposit to Peru Through Western Union, MoneyGram ,Bank Account Transfer or Visa Mastercard Payment.
This is the main way to do your payment from abroad and avoid high bank charges or taxes, is using WESTERN UNION, a global transfer service that has a large network of offices around the world.
Money Transfer by Western Union (using your credit cards) – There are additional fees associated with this method of payment.
The method of payment depends on which country that you are sending the money. From the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, France, Netherlands & Norway you can make the money transfer online at : Wester Union Just visit the website and follow the instructions. Visa and Master Card can be used. The charge is less if you go directly to a local Western Union agent in your town and pay in cash. For countries other than those mentioned above you will have to go to the office of your local agent to pay the deposit. The Western Union website allows you to search for the agent nearest to where you live. There are over 245,000 agents throughout the world so you should have no problem finding one that is convenient to you at the end of the Transaction Western union or Money Gram will give you a control number that you need to let us know so we can be able to collect your deposit.
Note: If you want to use this method ask for the Details of the person you are going to send your deposit to.
Phone numbers: mobile 051 984 404049 or our land line 051 084 227118
*You can send the money to my boss bank account too here is the full details So if you send your deposit through this bank account.
Name of Bank: Banco de Crédito del Perú BCP
Account Number: (US$ dollars) 285-28511999-1-64
Account Name: Maribel Sanchez Huaman
SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
Emergency phone VíaBCP: 0051-1-3119898
Bank Address: 189 Av. El Sol
- Locations Visited: Rainbow Mountain Ausangate
- Trip Style: Trekking Tours
- Length: 5D/4N
- Frequency: Everyday
- Group: 2 pax min, max 10 pax
- Difficulty: 1/5
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