Though not well known as the renowned Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Ausangate Trek is a remarkable hike through the areas those are rarely visited in Southern Peru.
This picturesque trek runs through some of the prettiest places in the country. It goes through many high passes descending to classic Peruvian villages through alpine valleys. On the route, you will be rewarded with remarkable sights, notably herds of Andean camelids, vicuñas, alpacas and llamas, turquoise lakes and snow capped peaks. Ausangate Trek passes through Vinicunca – the iconic Rainbow Mountains of Cusco.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cusco Hotel Transfer|
|WEAR||Comfortable clothing, hat, hiking boots, jacket and sunscreen.|
How difficult is Ausangate Trek?
Ausangate Trek has many passes that are higher that 5,000 meters above sea level.
The Trek is categorised as “C”, meaning it is fairly longer. The trek requires an adequate amount of stamina and fitness. Many parts of the trek are quite steeper and the altitude would be constantly differing.
Hiking Time: 5 Hours (approx.) | Hiking Distance 10 kms/6.21 miles
Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours (approx.) | Hiking Distance 11 kms/6.83 miles.
Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours | Hiking Distance 7 kms/4.35 miles.
Hiking Time: 5-6 Hours | Hiking Distance 10 kms/6.21 miles.
Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
A daypack to carry your things.
Torch or headlamps.
Hiking sticks ( or you can rent one pair from us).
Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
Sturdy pair of hiking boots and a pair of flip-flops.
Sunblock and sunglasses.
Water bottle or canteen.
American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.