Ausangate To Machu Picchu 4 DAYS

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Ausangate Trek to Machu Picchu in 4 days, is the best option for tourists who do not have much time in the magical city of Cusco and who want to know the sacred mountain and the Inca city Machu Picchu in just 4 days.
This trip will take us through the most important mountain of the Cusco called Ausangate, one of the bleached mountains and most respected by the Inca Empire, this mountain measures approximately (6,372 m / 20,900 ft.) It is the mountains conserved in the region of Cusco. It is located south of Cusco With Puerto Maldonado, this sacred mountain is the beginning for the Amazon rainforest Puerto Mandona O Manu,


  • Mind Bending views of Ausangate snow peak
  • Implausible Mountain ranges of Ausangate
  • Beautiful indigenous villages
  • Unique grassland
  • Mound of Llamas and Alpacas – Vicunas
  • Local Experience and cultural immersion
  • Native Flora and fauna from the Region
  • Delicious local food and culinary
  • Amazing wonder of Red Hill
also have amazing views of the lakes and waterfalls – perhaps see some llamas, alpacas and wild vicuñas (the undomesticated ancestor of the alpaca) as well as condors soaring above. We will have a 3 hour uphill hike to reach the first pass which is at 5000m/16404 ft. where you will have magnificent views of the surrounding area. Perhaps in some months of the year we will have some snow hikes, but mostly in dry season you always get great views. Likely you will get to see vicuñas, which are the most impressive animals still living wild in Peru and belong to the family of Andean camelids. Their fleece is the most expensive wool today the world over. After taking a few amazing pictures we will continue on to our lunch spot, with a gradual downhill hike for another 1½ hours to a beautifull area where you will enjoy your second day’s lunch. It will be another 2½ hour hike to arrive at our campsite at Puca Ccocha (Red Lake). This campsite is one of the most beautiful campsites located at the skirt of the Ausangate peak and at the bank of the lake. You can see amazing sunsets from here and perhaps some condors and eagles flying nearby.

Walked distance: 12 km /7 ½ milesCampsite elevation: 4300 m / 14,100 ft
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Campsite: elevation 4400 m/ 14,435 ft
Weather: dry / cold

After an early breakfast we will start with a 2-3 hour steep climb to Alpaca Pass at 5100 m/ 16732 ft elevation. Along the way you will always have gorgeous views of the blue lakes and the majestic views of Ausangate Glacier Peak surrounding you. You can even sometimes see avalanches in process happening from the glacial hills with ice crashing into the lakes below. Once you reach the summit of this mountain, you will be located right in front of Ausangate and you can really enjoy the Chilca Valley, with many alpaca grazing along these hills. Honestly, it is so impressive to be right at this point – at times you have the feeling that you are in The Kilimanjaro Trails in Africa! After taking some great pictures you will continue for another 2 hours gradual downhill trek – in some sections the trail is still a bit difficult to see – and then we reach our lunch spot, located in Chilca Valley. The views are always amazing of the waterfalls, the green hills and snow-capped peaks located far away, on top of the mountains. After enjoying your lunch and a little siesta, you will continue on to the second pass of the day, Vicuña pass at 5300m/17388 ft elevation. It will be 1½ hour slow pace to reach the summit of this highest pass of the trek. Along the way it is possible to see some condors, and vicuñas if we are lucky enough. Once we are on top of the mountain we will enjoy a cup or two of traditional coca tea which will be provided by your porters. Then it will be another 1 hour downhill hike to arrive to our campsite at the banks of yanacocha lake where you will enjoy our famous daily happy hour of hot drinks. This campsite is located few hours away from our final destination which is The Rainbow Mountains!.

This is a perfect place at night to spot the famous Inka constellations and do some stargazing!

Walked distance: 15 km/9.3 miles
Campsite: elevation 4400 m/ 14,435 ft
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water
Weather: Dry / cold.

After an early final breakfast with your trekking team and enjoying the famous traditional warm drinks such as coca tea, it will be about 1½ hours gradual uphill trek until we reach the famous rainbow mountain and the Red Mountain Valley located at 5200 m /17060 ft elevation. Your guide will walk you to the best spots to get the perfect postcard pictures of these incredible mountain and the other surrounding mountains. Your guide also will explain why these mountain are special and really are something quite different from any other mountains in the Vilcanota Range. This is due to a composition of various minerals which make different colors of stone striations formed right in the middle of the red mountains. This is definitely one of the key tourist highlights in South America and one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Peru. There is nothing else like it!

After taking your photos and enjoying the views which you have come so far to see, you will continue the expedition to the end of the trail. This is all downhill along the Quesiuno Valley for about 3 hours where you will enjoy your final lunch with your team. We will then drive back to Cusco – about 3 hour max drive and we will drop you off at your hotel. The drive itself provides really nice views of the Andes, passing some traditional villages along the way. You will be arriving into Cusco around 4 PM

Arriving in Cusco Our Transportation will take us to the train station. where we will take the trem to the town of Aguas Calientes, arriving in Aguas Calientes we will have an agency staff (Peruvian hike) who will be waiting for us at the train station that will take us to our Hotel To spend the night and rest.

Walked distance: 12 km /7 ½ miles
Meals: breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinking wáter
Weather: dry / cold.
DINNER: In Aguas Calientes

Wake up will be 05:00 a.m. because we need to take the first bus to Machu Picchu citadel where you will watch the magical and majestic sun rise, while beautiful hummingbirds sing to welcome another day. After that, you will have a guided visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu (3 hours), following the guided tour you will have free time to visit and take pictures of Machu Picchu. At the conclusion of your visit to Machu Picchu you have to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town, where you then have to take the train to Ollantaytambo where our transfer will be waiting to tack you back to your Cusco hotel.


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Ausangate And Rainbow Mountain Circuit 3 Days

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Transportation from hotel to Upis town.
  • Transportation from Pacchanta town to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Round trip train ticket.
  • Bus up & down in Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • 1 night hotel In Machu Picchu town.
  • Transportation from train station to hotel.
  • Camping Equipment 4 season tent(04 people tent for 02 people).
  • Thermarest mattresses
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Trek leader
  • Meals: Breakfast (3), lunch (3), dinner (3), and snacks.
  • A professional Quechua chef.
  • Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 8 kg / 16 pounds personal items.
  • Oxygen Tank.


Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu Tour

  • Transportation from Ausangate Cusco to Ollantaytambo
  • Train ticket to Aguas Calientes
  • 1 night at the hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Dinner in Aguas Calientes
  • Guide in Machu Picchu that speaks English and Spanish
  • Return ticket by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco Al Hotel

Not Included

  • The last Dinner, beverages are not included in the pax.
  • Tips and extra cash
  • Others not mentioned
  • Travel Insurance – PERUVIAN HIKE strongly recommend taking out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

What you should pack for this tour

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

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Our 5D/4N AUSANGATE TREK includes extra horse to carry up to 7kg/16lbs of your belongings.

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