5-day Ausangate Trek in Peru

Follow Carlos, an UIAGM certified guide, on this wonderful trekking adventure. Discover the Ausangate peak and all the amazing things around it.




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

Trip Level


Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Explore the Ausangate peak in Peru with a local guide

  • Discover many enchanting towns and learn about the culture

  • Visit stunning mountain passes, lakes, lagoons and thermal waters


This trip is one of the best ways to explore one of the most beautiful peaks in Peru, Ausangate. Join me on this 5 day trek across the mesmerizing lands that surround this mountain.

One of the highlights of this trip is that we will reach many breathtaking mountain passes, like Paso de Arapa (4,850m). So the views we’ll get from there, are hypnotizing. Also, we will trek through different towns and pastures. Some of the towns we’ll visit are Tinqui (3,800m), Q’ampa (5,000m) and Pacchanta. And, we’ll drive by other equally enchanting places like Urcos, Cattca and Ocangate. Thus, we will get the chance to meet locals and learn about their culture and traditions, surrounded by mesmerizing sceneries.

Moreover, we will visit dazzling mountain lakes and lagoons. For instance, we will stop by the green lake of Puqa Q’ocha. Then, we will head to an impressive turquoise lagoon, Ausangate Q’ocha, where we’ll set camp for the night under a splendid bed of stars.

What’s more, we will enjoy the sights of other beautiful mountains such as Picos Tres and Punta Puca, and wonderfull valleys like the Pampa Verde Jutunpata and the Río Q’ampa. And, if we are lucky, we’ll run into some curious animals that inhabit the area. Plus, if you’re up for it, we can relax inside thermal waters surrounded by lovely peaks and a clear sky.

This trekking trip is recommended for people that wish to acclimatize, or want to accomplish higher goals. There are different peaks in the Arequipa area that rise above  6,000 meters. So it is the perfect trip to prepare if you wish to reach the summit of any of them.

If you are up for this adventure, don’t hesitate and send me a request. Let me guide you across this enchanting place.

You can also check out this Misti Volcano, Peru, 2 Day Guided Ascent that I guide too.

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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
  • Transport during the trip
  • Luggage transfer during the trip
  • Group porters (transport of tents, cooking equipment, etc. for the group)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 On top of the guide fee, the price includes: private transportation, accommodation in double tents, camping equipment, cook, porter, horses, all meals, first aid kit, oxygen tank.


  • Day 1Cusco – Tinqui – Upis
  • Day 2Upis – Ausangate Q’ocha
  • Day 3Ausangate Q’ocha – Qampa
  • Day 4Q´ampa – Pacchanta
  • Day 5Pacchanta – Cusco

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point



Camping. There is also an option for staying at a hostel in Pacchanta

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I recommend you bring: a sleeping bag, a small backpack, good trekking boots, a warm jacket, bottle of water, flashlight, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable and warm clothes, chocolates and snacks for the trek.


About the Guide


IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú.

I am an Official Mountain Guide with UIAGM certification, I am 35 years old as a guide, and I work in the Peruvian Andes. I am a specialist in organizing Mountain and Trekking expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca, Volcanic Cordillera and Cordillera of Vilcanota. I am part of a family of guides dedicated to guide in the area of Huaraz, Cusco and Arequipa; to take care of our clients we have organized a family company specialized in Adventure Tourism, we have customized packages and programs for groups of friends or clubs; we have logistics equipment of very good quality for mountain and trekking. We also offer mountain bike programs.



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