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4-day Trek in Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Join the certified guides from Southamerica Planet on this highly memorable and beautiful 4-day trek in Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain, Peru, where you will take in some of the most stunning scenery Peru has to offer, capped off by a visit to the world-famous Rainbow Mountain.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate


  • Trek through some of Peru's most beautiful countryside, close to Cusco

  • Visit the world-famous and truly stunning Rainbow Mountain!

  • Hike up, down and around the mighty Ausangate Mountain and its surroundings


Join me on this epic 4-day trek through the Peruvian countryside and I guarantee you will make memories to last a lifetime, as we journey through and admire the glorious natural scenery of places such as Ausangate, Pucacocha Pass and Anatapata, with our adventure ending via a trek to the truly gorgeous and striking Rainbow Mountain.

Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain are both located approximately 100km Southeast of the ancient Incan capital of Cusco, in Peru, and have garnered worldwide attention for their unique, vivid and rich colours visible on the sides of the mountains. The vivacious colours have come about due to the mineralogical composition present on the slopes and summits, and are an immensely popular photo opportunity.

Our adventure begins when we meet and depart from Cusco on day 1, and the focal point of this day will be a winding and fun walk towards the community of Upis, from where will be able to catch our first glimpse of the mighty and snow-covered Ausangate.

Day 2 takes us to a wide variety of locations, with a challenging hike up to Arapa Pass and down to Yanacocha providing fantastic views out over the appealing and lovely lakes that dot the area. Continuing on to Pucacocha Pass and then Apacheta, our busy and rewarding day comes to a close by setting up camp at Ausangate Cocha.

Our 3rd day entails a 6-hour hike to Anatapata, before we get an early night in preparation for the early start the next morning.

Our 4th and last day is the undoubted highlight of the trip, as we get up bright and early in order to trek towards Rainbow Mountain, an absolutely exquisite and alluring sight that exceeds all expectations.

We finish our trip back in Cusco, satisfied and happy at the awesome sights we have seen.

Book now to see some of the best sights in Peru – you won’t regret it one bit!



Tent accommodation every night.

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The camp sites may vary depending on the weather and the condition of the group. the guide will take those decisions in daily coordination with the same group.

Meeting point

Cusco, Peru




Day 1: Cusco – Urcos – Ocongate – Tinqui – Upis

We will leave Cusco early in the morning at 04:00 am by private bus to the upper part of Tinqui (4.050 m/13.287 ft). After a small stop, where we will pack your belongings in duffel bags and start walking towards the community of Upis (4.400m/14.436 ft). Here we will have the lunch and discover a beautiful scenery of hills and the frontal part of the snow-covered Ausangate.

Day 2: Yanacocha – Pucacocha Pass – Anantapata

After the breakfast, we continue to hike up to Arapa pass (4.800 m/15.748 ft). There we will descend towards Yanacocha (4.500 m/ 14.763 ft).There are amazing lakes to discover in different kinds of colors. From there we ascend towards Pucacocha Pass (4.900 m/ 16.076 ft) where we will have lunch. After the lunch we continue hiking for about 1 ½ hours to Apacheta. Then we will descend towards Ausangate Cocha (4.650 m/ 15.256 ft) where we will camp.

Day 3: Ausante Cocha – Anantapata – Warmi Saya

After the breakfast, we start to walk to Anatapata for around 6 hours, where we will have lunch. After the delicious lunch we continue to hike 3 hours more to Warmi Saya (4.900 m), our camp site (WARMI SAYA).

Day 4: Warmi Saya – Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

We will wake up at 04.30 am and start walking to the Rainbow Mountain. This is approximately 4 ½ hours. We will spend about 1 ½ hours to visit the Rainbow Mountain and the Red Valley. From there we will descent for 2 hours until we reach Quesoyuno, where we will have lunch. After we enjoyed our lunch, we will be picked up and returned to the hotel in Cusco. Around 06.00 pm we will arrive in Cusco.

About the guide

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We “Southamerica planet” are a Belgian / Peruvian travel agency. Our main offices are located in the INCA capital “Cusco”+ Lima

Vicky (Peruvian who work many years for tourists in Cusco and Arequipa) and Dirk (Belgian who traveled many years around South America as tourist and tour leader) are the owners.

Southamerica planet have already 18 years experience in the travel industry. We started 18 years ago in cusco. We like to show you this amazing different continent. With our professional team we show you this adventure in individual tours or in a tour group with professional tour leader.Read our clients travel reports, all happy with our service!

Also this year 2020 we are official Inca trail operator. With all good tents and material, good cooks and good English speaking guides.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1186 each

Group of 2

USD 721 each

Group of 3

USD 696 each

Group of 4

USD 619 each

Group of 5

USD 568 each

Group of 6

USD 568 each

Group of 7

USD 515 each

Group of 8

USD 464 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Luggage transfer during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mules and horses as needed with driver

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snacks

- Camping equipment: Tents, Sleeping pad

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