Ultimate Ausangate Trek Packing List
𝗢𝘂𝗿 𝗔𝘂𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗥𝘂𝗻𝗮𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗸 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻 𝗮𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘂 – 𝗧𝗿𝗲𝗸. 𝗜𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗼𝘀𝘁 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗲𝘀 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗹𝘆 𝗼𝗻𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱. 𝗜𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁ural 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘂𝘃𝗶𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗸𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗿𝗲𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗲, 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵-𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗶𝘁𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘀. 𝗛𝗶𝗴𝗵𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗻𝗼𝘄-𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗮𝗸𝘀, 𝗵𝗶𝗴𝗵 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗲𝘀, 𝗺𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗮𝗸𝗲𝘀, 𝗵𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀, 𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘇𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘃𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿-𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗹𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗯𝗼𝘄 𝗠𝗼𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗶𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗽 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝗰𝗮 𝗿𝘂𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝗮𝘁 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗵𝘂 𝗣𝗶𝗰𝗰𝗵𝘂.
Ausangate is the fifth highest mountain in Peru and is considered the most sacred mountain in all of Cusco Region. It’s size is such that it can be seen even from different places of Cusco región including the Fortress of Sacsayhuman, which is very close to the center Cusco City.
Ausangate Trail is surrounded by extensive and luminous turquoise lakes such as Upiscocha, as well as stone forests, glaciers and vast plains that impress with their magical landscape, it is considered one of the most challenging trekking routes in the Andes. However, during the trek, the travelers witnesses incredible postcards: multicolored mountains, herds of Alpacas and Llamas, desert cliffs that together create and incredibly beautiful outdoor experience from start to the end.
The communities within the Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain are small Andean remote villages, dedicated to livestock and agriculture, many of them have very customs, in addition each one of them houses some small pre-Inca Archaeological complexes. At these heights, men, Llamas and Alpacas have lived in harmonious communion for more than five thousand years. The AUSANGATE Trail and Rainbow Mountain is considered the most beautiful Hike of the Andes.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING?
- Original Passport.
- International Student Cart (if book as a student).
- Travel insurance.
- Sleeping bag (not included but you can rent one here)
- Walking boots & Walking stick.
- Good backpack or daypack.
- Waterproof jacket & Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
- Recyclable water container or camel bag.
- T-shirts & Comfortable trousers.
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Sun protection cream
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
- Torch or head lamp.
- Personal medication.
- Extra money.