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Climb Ausangate in 4 days, near Cuzco (Vilcanota Range)

reaching the summit of Ausangate
Ausangate climbing
climb Ausangate
Ausangate ascent

Alfredo, an IFMGA certified guide, would like to share with you the most wonderful views from the summit of Ausangate. Join him on this 4 days expedition near Cuzco.



4 Days

Jun - Aug




* Join one of the few expeditions to attempt this ascent (less than 8 a year).

* Discover why many locals consider this mountain a God.

* This ascent is a great way to acclimatize and get ready for bigger ascents.


The summit of Ausangate is one of the world’s most incredible places. Let me guide you to the top of this colossal peak. And enjoy its breathtaking sceneries with me.

Ausangate (6,384 m) is the fifth highest peak in Peru. Its exclusive membership to the club of the 6,000+ meters mountains in the Cuzco Region, grants it a top place in the most wanted ascents on Earth.

Heinrich Harrer was the first to lead an expedition to the summit of Ausangate in 1953. After his conquest, many have followed his steps to the top. And you can be one of them!

One of the amazing things about this mountain is that its normal route is not too technically difficult. However is not an easy ascent. It requires participants to have a good fitness level, and an excellent amount of stamina for the trail to the top.

This magnificent peak can be seen from many places around Cuzco. But, the views you will get from the summit are simply incomparable. 

The itinerary I suggest begins in Cuzco from where we’ll climb up to Base Camp in Machuraca. Then, from Base camp we will start our ascent to the Advanced camp. The next day, will be the day in which we reach the summit. After taking in the sceneries we’ll head back to the Base Cam. Finally, on the last day of our journey we will descend from Base Camp back to Cuzco.

Would you like to join this expedition to the top of Ausangate? Just send me a request. I would be more than honoured to guide you to this majestic summit.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

Price details

The price includes the guide fee and expenses, along with permits and transportation with a 4x4. The price does not include: accommodations, meals, personal gear and porters (80 USD per day per porter).


More info

There is a lodge at the base Camp. Also there is the option to hire porters. Please note a good aclimatisse is basic for this trip.

Meeting point


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Aguas Calientes Peru
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Hotel Santa María Inn Aguas Calientes Peru
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Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Aguas Calientes Peru
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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I have been climbing and exploring the mountains in the Cusco region for the the last 15 Years. I am an IFMGA certified mountain guide and a wilderness emergency medical technician.
I really love the mountains, the wildlife and the culture of the Peruvian Andes.





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What people are saying about this trip



Alfredo is a great guide! He cares about his clients and it is super flexible to adapt to the needs or wishes that might arise. We totally recommend him.



Alfredo was the perfect guide for our climb. His friendly and cheerful attitude made the journey to the summit of Ausangate an incredible experience. He took good care of our safety and shared his deep knowledge about the history and culture of the mountain. By the end of our adventure, not only did we reach the summit, but we also gained a great friend in Alfredo.



The tour on the Nev. Ausangate is a very nice but also quite challenging mountain tour. Alfredo is a very competent mountain guide. Gladly again.

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