Among the highlands of Cuzco stands the great rugged mountain of Ausangate, infused with Inca mythology and breathtaking scenery. Also known as the Rainbow Mountain, its slopes form a rolling pallet of red, lavender, gold and turquoise that is striking to the eye. Visit during the months between May and September for ideal hiking conditions in Ausangate.
Located in the south of Peru is the iconic mountain of Ausangate, fixed to the Vilcanota mountain range of the Andes. It reaches a peak of 6,384 meters and contains interesting geological features, such as hanging glaciers, low-lying valleys and limestone forests. The mountain range is located between the regions of Cusco and Puno.
The mountains of Peru are dominantly affected by damp air coming from the Amazon and the dry desert air from the west.
Visit during the months between May and September for ideal hiking conditions in Ausangate.
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