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Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Montain 4D/3N

from $670.00

This amazing trek is for those who are looking to explore a different type of hike in the high Andes, where you’ll really see it how beautiful and impressive are the Andes.

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      Camping, Culture
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the Ausangate Trek To Rainbow Montain 4D/3N.

    HIGHLIGHTS.

    • Hiking in the most remote places off the beaten path.
    • Free transfer airport Pick up and drop off
    • Learn and interact with our native Tour Guides
    • Meet our multicultural team going with us Including women Porters and Chefs
    • We promote gender equality and Women´s empowerment
    • 2% of  the price you pay goes to support our Social Projects

    WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

    • Original Passport.
    • International Student Card (if pay as a student).
    • Immigration card.
    • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
    • Walking boots
    • Walking stick
    • Good backpack or daypack
    • Waterproof jacket.
    • Good Warm jacket, hat and gloves
    • Recyclable water container or camel bag
    • T-shirts
    • Comfortable trousers
    • Sun hat + sunglasses.
    • Hat for cold.
    • Sun protection cream
    • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
    • Torch or head lamp
    • Personal medication
    • Sandals
    • Towel
    • Extra money for any emergency or to purchase any souvenirs.

    OVERVIEW

    • DISTANCE: 49 km / 29 miles.
    • Day1: 12 km/7 miles, 6 hours approx.
    • Day2: 14 km /7 miles, 7 hours approx.
    • Day3: 15 km/9 miles, 8 hours approx.
    • Day4: 8 km/5 miles, 5 hours approx.
    • Day4: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.
    • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
    • Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
    • Elevation: 4750 m / 15200 ft.
    • Weather: From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
    • Hot Spring: optional at Upis on day 1.
    • Departure Dates: Every Day.
    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Professional Tour Guide
    • Assistant Guide (for more than 9 people)
    • Pick up from your hotel.
    • Breakfast on the day 1.
    • Transportation to the starting point of the trek and return to Cusco.
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Kitchen tent
    • Chef, porters and horsemen
    • Drinking water (boiled and filtered)
    • 4-man tent (only 2 people enter)
    • Hot water bottles for the night
    • Hot water for washing.
    • biodegradable soap.
    • 4breakfasts, 4 morning Snacks, 4 lunches, 3 happy hours, 3 dinners.
    • Sleeping mattress (foam).
    • Rain poncho.
    • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
    • Toilet tent.
    • Rain covers for your backpacks.
    • First Aid kit and oxygen bottle
    • Horses for our camping and cooking equipment
    • Horse for emergencies in case you need it.
    • Pre-trek briefing.
    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Tips to guide, chef, porters and horsemen
    1. Day 1 CUSCO – TINKI – UPIS – HOT SPRING

      We will pick you up from your hotel with our private transportation at 4:30AM to start our amazing expedition Ausangate trek to Rainbow Mountain. Then we’ll drive to the beginning of the trek the small village called Tinki for 2 ½ hours. Tinki (3900m/12480ft) is the place to meet our horses and horsemen and also our Chef will prepare the first delicious breakfast.

      Then you will begin the hike around 8:30a.m. This will be 4 hours gradual uphill of walking until we reach our lunch spot. Along the way we get amazing views of Ausangate Mountain, which is still far distance from where we will be hiking.

      We will pass through few traditional locals villages and you may meet some local people, dressed in their traditional clothing very colorful with their animals llamas and alpacas, at this elevation there is not crops growing.

      Our lunch spot has amazing views by stunning mountains and the great views of Ausangate Mountain. After lunch it will be another 2 more hour of hike until we get our campsite called Upis which is going to be very gradual uphill almost flat.

      Our camp site Upis 4150m/13240ft. it’s near to the hot springs called the same name. So if you want to, you can enjoy the hot spring. Later happy hour and dinner. For each night we give you hot water bottles.

    2. Day 2 UPIS – CONDOR PASS – PUCACCOCHA LAKE

      Wake up time will be with the amazing coca tea in your tent at 6a.m. and then you’ll pack your belongings and have a good breakfast. After breakfast you will get ready to start the amazing second day of our hike. Once you will be hiking very nearby, you will have more amazing views of the Ausangate Mountain and the Vilcanota ranges.

      And also you will appreciate spectaculars views of the blue lakes and some waterfalls. You’ll be able to see llamas, alpacas and wild vicuñas (wild animals, family of the alpacas and llamas and vicuña has the most expensive wool in the world). If we are lucky we may see Condors above us. So we´ll hike uphill around 3 hours in order to reach the first pass called Condor Pass 5000m/16000ft.

      where you will get impressive views of the Mountain ranges and the great valleys and also our porters will be waiting for you to offer hot coca tea. Probably you will be able to see vicuñas as first time, after resting and after photos you will continue walking gradual downhill for 2 hours until we reach our lunch spot.

      Lunch spot has also good scenery surrounded by the Ausangate Mountain. Following we’ll keep walking gradual uphill for 2 hours to get our second camp site called Puccacocha 4450/14240ft (red lake).

      This campsite is unique one of the best campsites, located at the foot of the Ausangate peak and at the bank of the lake. You can see the beautiful and at night you will be able to watch the stars Constellations Milky Way.

      Don’t worry if you walk slowly, take your time, and enjoy every moment of the amazing trek. later happy hour and dinner. This is the best place at nigh to watch stars and Inca constellations. For each night we give you hot water bottles.

    3. Day 3 PUCACCOCHA – RUMIYOQ PASS – CHILLCA – VICUÑA PASS - YANACCOCHA

      We will wake you up early in the morning with the amazing hot Coca tea to start the other unbelievable day of our adventure. Today you’ll have to do 2 passes with the incredible scenery of the mountains and the depths of the beautiful valleys.

      Then you’ll enjoy the delicious breakfast and get ready for our hike. Afterwards you will start to hike uphill for 3 hours in order to reach the second pass called rumiyoq pass 5100m/16320ft. on the way to the second summit you will appreciate gorgeous views of the blue lakes and the majestic views of the Ausangate Mountain which is very next to you, and the great views of the valley.

      Sometimes you can see avalanches from Ausangate Mountain. Once you reach the summit of Rumiyoq Mountain, you will be almost touching Ausangate, facing each other, and you’ll really enjoy the impressive high Mountains and the Chillca Valley, with many llamas and alpaca around. At point you’ll really understand how incredible are the Andes and you can do some offerings to Ausangate Mountain because back in the Incas time Ausangate was the main Apu (the spirit of the montains).

      And also our porter will be waiting to offer you the amazing hot coca tea. After that you will continue walking for another 2 hours downhill and 30 minutes gradual uphill until reach our lunch spot called Chillca valley 4500m/14400ft. the downhill hike is a little bit slippery and some sections is difficult to see the trail, but don’t worry the trail is not visible because we are the only ones hiking through the area.

      The views where you’ll be all the time is incredible surrounded by big Mountains and snow peaks Mountgains. After your delicious lunch and a little rest, we will keep walking uphill to the second summit of the day called (the third pass on the hike) VICUÑA pass at 5300m/16960ft.  So it will take us around 2 hours to reach the summit, this will be the highest point in our entire trek, if you are lucky you may see Vicuñas and condors flying around above you.

      Afterwards we will continue walking down for one more hour until we reach our camp site called yanacocha 4550m/14240ft. our camp site is located 2 hours away from the rainbow mountain.

      Later happy hour and dinner. This is another good place at nigh to watch stars and Inca constellations. For each night we give you hot water bottles.

    4. Day 4 YANACCOCHA – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – CHILLCA VILLAGE – CUSCO

      We will wake you up early in the morning around 6a.m. with the incredible Coca tea in your tent as the last room service. After you will pack your personal belongings and have the last delicious breakfast. And then you’ll start to hike the last day of our expedition to the Rainbow Mountain.

      The beginning of the hike will be gradual uphill for 2 hours until reach the Rainbow Mountain, the red Mountain and the incredible red valley. Along the way you will see vicuñas, alpacas and llamas with spectacular views of the mountains where you still see Ausangate Mountain. Once you arrive to the Rainbow Mountain (5200m/16640ft) your tour guide will take you to the best spot with the best angles to take all the photos you want to and our porter will offer you the coca tea to celebrate with the incredible views on the top.

      Your tour guide will explain everything about the Mountain,what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, why the mountains are red or why this mountains were really special for our ancestor the Incas?.

      This is due to a composition of various minerals, the area has four major geological features, the Andean uplift formed by Granits, the hanging glaciers and glacial erosional valleys, the Permian formation with its singular colors: red, ochre, blue and turquoise and the Cretaceous, limestone forests. After taking your photos and enjoying the views, you will continue our journey to the end of the hike.

      So the last part of the hike will be downhill for 3 hours of hiking until we lunch spot which is also the end of our journey Chilca village 37000m/11840ft. here after lunch you will say goodbye to your team, you can organize some tips for them.

      And then we will drive back to Cusco about 3 ½ hours, once you arrive to Cusco City we take you to your hotel, that means you will arrive to Cusco around 6:30p.m.

      While we will drive back to cusco you will pass through many villages like Pitumarca, Checacupe, cusitapata, urcos, etc. and you get another incredible views so keep awake to take more photos and enjoy the scenery.

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    Tour Accomodation:

    This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. 3 camping nights includes a spacious 4 man tent that will be shared by only two people so you can spread out a bit and also we included pillow with Sleeping mattress (foam).

    If you would like to upgrade a single tent, there will be an additional cost.

    • First night: Camping
    • Secong night: Camping
    • Third night: Camping
    First Night, Second Night & Third NightAmazing camping nights

    Prices

    Price: $670 USD Per person group service

    Price: $650 USD per person group service (if you are 4people)

    Price: $850 USD per person private service (Minimun 2 people)

    Price: $1150 USD Per person private service (single traveler)

    Discounts

    Under 18 years will pay as student: US$25.00

    Note: If you are more than 4 people contact us.

    1. Why runas expeditions?

    RUNAS EXPEDITIONS is an experienced travel company, we are experts doing tours and you are our motivation; to show you our culture; You will have your best adventure and experience ever in PERU. We will work together to do your trip, hiking through the Andes to reach MACHUPICCHU or any other tours.
    Peru is one of the countries that has so many things to do as an adventure, so we offer you the best experiences ever in your lifetime. Whatever is your tour you will have the best adventures. All our tours are only and strictly operated by RUNAS EXPEDITIONS with our professional staff. we are located and based in Cusco, working more than 10 years in the tourism industry, we believe that we are in advance than any others tour companies because we really practice and educate the people to protect the environment and we really help to local people with giving jobs, and giving donations to the local children.  And we really care about our employees guides, chefs, porters, horsemen and all our staff. Runas Expeditions contributes to the Peruviangovernment with 19%taxes on all sales (overseas companies are exempt from paying this so do not contribute to the Peruvian economy in this aspect).
    All our tour guides are from university who speak English; they are very professional with a lot knowledgeable and a lot passion to their work.

    2. Do i need to be fit?

    Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
    Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

    3. How long in advance should I book for the Inca trail?

    Well all the treks Inca trail, Salkantay Trek, Lares Trek, Ausangate trek or whatever trek are moderately difficult, at least you need to train like go running, gym, hike a little bit or do any exercise. On the trail you will have enough time do anything, if you are hiking slow on the way that’s not problem take your time enjoy yourself because our tour guides will be ready to help at any times.
    Please when you will be going high altitudes, go slowly and steady and drink a lot water and of course drink the magical coca tea.

    4. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

    Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
    You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

    4. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the Inca trail?

    Sending your main Departure date and back up date:
    You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic Inca Trail, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek. And will be required to make a deposit of 20% or 200$ USA of the total price of the Inca Trail. If you want more information just follow the website or contact us.

    5. How can I proceed to book a reservation for the altervative treks?

    The same as the Inca Trail, sending your departure date and backup date:
    You must provide us a main date and a backup date. By providing us with a main date and a backup date for your trek classic, you automatically authorize Runas Expeditions to use either of these dates for your reservation. Runas Expeditions within the next 24 hours, we will send you an electronic receipt confirming your trek has been officially booked and also to confirm the exact departure date of your trek and also you have to do a deposited of 200$ usa or 20% of the total price of the trip.

    6. How many days in advance is recommended to be in Cusco? How far in advance must one check in at the royal adventura office to guarantee the reservation?

    All the hiker from any treks, we high recommended to be in Cusco 2 or 3 days before doing the trek in order to acclimatize with high elevation. The last details about your trek (to pay the remaining balance) should be at the Runas Expeditions office at least two days prior to departure

    7. Do i need to send a deposit and how much do i need to deposit?

    Yes, you do. We use your deposit “Non- refundable’’ to pay official fees when making your official reservation. For example, we need to pay tourist and porters entrance fees and taxes (19%). We also use it to secure chefs, porters and horses for our different treks.
    You have to deposit US$200 per person for Inca Trail and US$200 per person for alternative trek or us $200 for any tours. 
    US$265 per person for Inca Trail + WaynaPicchu or for the Alternative trek + WaynaPicchu. 
    Please confirm if you want to climb WaynaPicchu as it needs to be booked well in advance too; this is US$65.00 per person there are 2 time sessions: 7 to 8am or 10 to 11am this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.
     NOTE: The client will assume all transaction fees.

    8. Can i book group service or private?

    When you book as Group Service, you will meet people from different nationalities, different ages, and different culture minds, while you are hiking you don’t have to wait for the last one but you will wait at lunch place and camping site because you will share the same food, the same sleeping tents etc.
    When you book as Private Service, you will definitely have exclusive service with more details and surprise to you. You will travel just yourself not with other people to share thing, it will selected just two people for honeymooners, for family or a group of friends and normally the groups are small but they could be a big group.
    And also we included one way transportation from the airport to your hotel + sleeping bag.

    9. Is there a meeting before the trek or any tours?

    Of course there will be a meeting at Runas Expeditions office before doing any tours, where you will meet your tour guide, the rest of your group, and be provided with a clear information about your trek or any tours.

    10. Can i rent equiment from Runas expeditions?

    Yes, You can. Here you can rent sleeping bag, sleeping tens, trekking poles, inflammable matrass or air mattresses but we don’t rent hiking boots, rain jackets or other personal clothing.

    11. Can i rent an extra porter and how much will they carry for me?

    Runas Expeditions, you don’t have to pay for extra porter, we included in all our tour extra porter to carry 7 kilos per person (duffle bag), so we are the only tour company who provide this. You will carry just a small daypack.

    Ausangate Trail offers an array of wildlife including soaring condors, vicuñas, bobcats, Llamas, Alpacas. Camp sites are often beside beautiful blue lakes. You’ll also have the chance to bathe in the hot spring, view the trek’s signature rainbow mountain and explore the red valley.

    Ausangate Trail offers an array of wildlife including soaring condors, vicuñas, bobcats, Llamas, Alpacas. Camp sites are often beside beautiful blue lakes. You’ll also have the chance to bathe in the hot spring, view the trek’s signature rainbow mountain and explore the red valley.

    1. Incredible views
    2. Backcountry adventure ( Off The Beaten )
    3. Ausangate Mountain, Rainbow Mountain, Red Valley.
    4. Spectacular snow cap mountains, waterfalls & blue lagoons
    5. Interact with locals.
    6. Fantastic Inca history.

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    Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
    1 Julio, 2019 - 30 Junio, 2019
    Group Service
    $670.00
    N/A
    1 Julio, 2019 - 30 Junio, 2019
    Private Service
    $850.00
    N/A