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AUSANGATE TREK TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 2D/1N

from $380.00

This two days trek to the Rainbow Mountain of Peru are going to leave you with a memorable experience, On this 2 days of hiking you will observe a wonderful night amongst some of the shimmering stars, and the constellations of the southern hemisphere, you will be startled. This new trek will spellbind you constantly. With a combination of amazing landscapes, snowcapped, colorful tarns. Rushing streams, challenging mountain passes, local herders, Andean geese, llamas, alpacas, chinchillas, condors and vicuñas, everything seeming intact and undiscovered.

We are the only tour company who offers Ausangate Trek + Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley.

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
      Camping, Culture
    • Activity Level Moderate
    • Group Size Medium Group
    All about the AUSANGATE TREK TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 2D/1N.

    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

    PRE-TREK BRIEFING

    “The tour guide will meet you at your hotel one day before your tour to give you a briefing. They will tell you all about your tour, and answer any questions you may have. It is important to us that you ask any questions you may have so the tour guide will get you ready for your amazing tour.”

    WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE

    • Original Passport.
    • Travel insurance.
    • International Student Card (if pay as a student).
    • Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one from us)
    • Walking boots.
    • 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.
    • Extra money for any emergency or to purchase any souvenirs.

    OVERVIEW

    • DISTANCE: 53 km / 33 miles.
    • Day1: 15 km/10 miles, 8 hours approx.
    • Day2: 8 km /5 miles, 6 hours approx.
    • Day2: Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley.
    • Type of trek: Nature, Cultural and history adventure and much more.
    • Minimun Elevation: 2000 m / 6400 ft.
    • Maximun Elevation: 4750 m / 15200 ft.
    • Weather: From May to October dry season, from November to April wet season.
    • 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).
    • Entrance fee for the Ausangate Trek, Rainbow Mountain & Red Valley.
    • 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.
    • 2 breakfasts, 2 Snacks, 2 lunches, 1 happy hours, 1 dinner.
    • Sleeping mattress (foam).
    • Rain poncho.
    • Duffle bag for your personal gear (holds 8kg)
    • Toilet tent (chemical bath).
    • 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 – ALQATARI - AUSANGATE - ANANTA - SURINECOCHA

      The days start early with Runas Expeditions, and we will pick you up from your Cusco hotel at 4:00am. The drive will be 3hours to the trailhead (Pampa Alcataury). Before hiking our chef will be preparing a delicious, nutritious breakfast to give you all the energy you need for the trekking ahead.

      We begin our adventure from the lush, green valley floor, surrounded by views of the stunning mount Ausangate. You will also pass numerous Llama farms and remote Andean villages, observing first-hand the simplicity of the lifestyle of the villagers. We take a steep 2 hour ascent to the first pass of the trek; Puccacocha (4,930 m / 16,170 ft.). Sitting just above the crystal blue Puccacocha Lake the views from the pass are spectacular. With the majestic Ausangate Mountain directly in front of you, you will witness first-hand this beautiful, active glacier crashing into the lake below.

      After enjoying the views at the pass we take a 2 hour undulating trail to Anantapata where we will stop for lunch. After lunch and a rest we continue hiking for another 3 hours until we arrive at the highest point of our trek, Minasniyuc pass (5,025 m / 16,486 ft.) Have your cameras at the ready, as from here we will have our first views of the Vinicunca ‘Rainbow’ mountain in the distance.

      We then make a short descent for 40 minutes to our camp for the night at Lake Surine Cocha.

      • Lowest Elevation: 3,900 m/ 12,420 ft.
      • Highest Elevation: 5,025m/ 16,486 ft.
      • Distance to walk: 15 km / 9 miles.
    2. Day 2 SURINECOCHA – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – RED VALLEY - LLAQTO - CUSCO

      After another early breakfast with your trekking team, you will gradually trek uphill for an hour and a half until we reach the famous mountain known as the Rainbow Mountain, located at 5,200 m /17,060 ft elevation. Your tour guide will take you to the perfect spots for postcard pictures. Your guide will also explain why these mountain are different from any other mountains in the Vilcanota Range. Part of the difference is due to a composition of various minerals, which make different colors of stone striations in the middle of the Red Mountains. This is one of the key tourist highlights in South America, and one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Peru.

      After taking photos and enjoying the views, you will continue on the expedition to the red valley and to the end of the trail. This is all downhill, along the red valley so you will hike 3 more hours until you stop to enjoy your final lunch with your team. after lunch you will say good bye to your crew – Chef, porter and horsemen.  We will then drive for 3hours & 30minutes back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel. You will be arriving into Cusco around 4 p.m.

      • Lowest Elevation 4,200 m/ 13,440ft.
      • Highest Elevation: 5,200m/ 16640ft
      • Distance to walk: 13 km/ 8 miles.
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    Tour Accomodation:

    This amazing alternative trek provides the best camping spots which are pretty much private. One camping night 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
    First Nightone Amazing camping night

    Prices

    Price: $380 USD Per person group service

    Price: $370 USD per person group service (if you are 4people)

    Price: $500 USD per person private service (Minimun 2 people)

    Price: $900 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 view the trek’s signature rainbow mountain and to 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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