Cusco Tours
Ausangate Sibinacocha Trek (6 days 5 nights)

Ausangate Sibinacocha Trek (6 days 5 nights)

By Minka Peru Expeditions
This off-beaten route is perfect for those seeking a break from the tourist crowd and have a close contact with nature. The trekking route runs through the snow-capped peak of Ausangate Mountain (6372 meters / 20,900 feet). Ausangate Mountain has a great significance among Cusqeñans. To us, this is a sacred peak and we call it “Apu”. Although, this peak can be seen pretty much from most parts of Cusco, only a handful enjoy the view from close. Ausangate Sibinacocha Trek will take you the closest to the peak. The area around Ausangate is dotted with alluring views of turquoise lakes, hot springs and traditional Andean villages. On this trip, you will be visiting the unspoiled lake, Lake Sibinacocha. This lake is a highlight of the wondrous trek. It is a fairly challenging route and trekkers should be acclimatised well before the trek. We usually suspend this trek from December to February due to adverse weather conditions.
per adult (price varies by group size)
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Ages 18-60
Duration: 6 days
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish

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  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
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  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Dinner
  • Transport
  • Camping Equipments - Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent which offers a greater comfort
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen.
  • If you are ill or are a bit slow, we will have a horse for emergency purpose
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • One recyclable cotton snack bag per person. We tend to avoid usage of plastic bags.
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Entry/Admission - Tinki
  • Entry/Admission - Nevado Ausangate
  • Entry/Admission - Nevado Ausangate
  • Entry/Admission - Nevado Ausangate
  • Entry/Admission - Nevado Ausangate
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco
What's not included
  • Breakfast on the first morning.
  • Dinner on the last night.
  • Sleeping bags – If you haven’t one then you can rent from us.
  • Tips: Please note that our agency staff are well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish.

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic centre of Cusco. Please Note: This service doesn't include pick up in private residencies, example; Airbnb or hotels that are outside the historic centre.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 157427P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 157427P2

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        About the operator
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        • Minka Peru Expeditions
          Cusco, Peru
          Joined in October 2014
        • Paul F
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour marred by a late collection
          We waited 45 minutes after the prescribed pick up time and only after 3 calls to the provider we got collected by taxi. This meant we missed the main group and had to do a tour ourselves. The original tour was a monument then the salt mines, but instead we had to do a tour of a Laguna and the salt mines, whilst we were offered the original it felt like everyone was guiding us to do an abridged tour, maybe due to the late collection. We had training on the ATV’s then set off for the Laguna which was great fun, the Laguna was beautiful and set in a stunning location. We then went to the salt mines which again was amazing to see. So once we got on the tour it was fun and interesting. Beware though, there is no insurance included for the ATV’s which concerned us. Ronnie was our tour guide and he was great. The taxi took us right back to our hotel, which was an unexpected bonus. So in summary, the tour was great, hence the 4 stars, but the delayed pickup was very irritating- there was a festival on in Cusco which didn’t help but the tour company should have known this
          Written June 8, 2024
        • Julie R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous tour operator
          Excellent experience. The transportation was clean and modern. The breakfast and lunch were at a family run and operated restaurant, supporting local economy. The scenery on the journey was gorgeous. There is over an hour of travel on unpaved road . The drivers were very skilled but may be hard if you have motion sickness. The guide led us to the base of the trail, where you can see one mountain! He explained the length and difficulty of the options and let us choose our trails and pace. He checked on us frequently while we hiked. The mountains are stunning. I am 70+, female, and was able to reach the top of the trail to view the third mountain. Even if you can't hike you can see the first mountain. Well run tour. Side note: Due to unforseen circumstances, the pickup was an hour late. The tour operator stayed on Whats Up Chat, keeping me informed. That evening Freddy personally came to my hotel to apologize in person. The next day he took me on a complimentary 2 hour walking your of Cusco which was FABULOUS. This tour provider goes the extra mile. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
          Written May 11, 2024
        • AleksanderK268
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Beautiful experience
          Super nice views, very good experience, good food. Guide with a lot of knowledge. Tour operated by KB tours operators company
          Written May 1, 2024
        • akarshm2024
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience
          Accurate to the description, I was picked up on time from my hotel . The guide explained everything in detail,made sure no one is left behind on the whole hike . The breakfast and lunch which is included was really wonderful. Worth every penny.
          Written April 6, 2024
        • Flyer02329243150
          0 contributions
          3.0 of 5 bubbles
          It was okay....
          It was okay, but I won't do it again. Main language was spanish, not really bi-lingual. Entrance was 20sol, not 10 like on Tripadvisor shown... For me this trip is not bad but overpriced.
          Written January 16, 2024
        • chrisaV740DU
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Very good for the price and the views!
          Absolutely amazing ruins and the salt mines were out of this world. For the price it’s a fantastic excursion!
          Written January 2, 2024
        • RosarioS3
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing trip
          The best experience with my whole family The tour was amazing and Freddy was so knowledgeable and kind and fun,, thank you for an awesome time
          Written January 1, 2024
        • Alice Y
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Decent budget hike
          Enjoyable hike and cool option to ride the horse; only critique is that the bus had very narrow seats and with bumpy roads caused pretty bad motion sickness (would recommend you bring motion sickness meds).
          Written November 10, 2023
        • lordspencero
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Negligent and dangerous tour provider
          ATVs were in very bad condition and caused at least one near fatal accident. All the Cusco tour companies use the same ATV provider and they need to be put out of business due to negligence.
          Written October 5, 2023
        • Oscar R
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worthy rough hike
          Chose this trip without knowing anything, at the end it was wonderful! The guide Wilian was very nice and the transport and food was tasty. This time I think the information provided by the guide could be improved, though he was very talkative and eager to answer questions he was too obsessed with checking on the slowest walkers of the group that those of us who arrived to the top got almost on our own (my case following the horses), aside from that, everything was amazing.
          Written September 30, 2023
        • zachk989
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great experience
          The trip was really good. The hike to the lake was around a 6/10 difficulty but was worth it when we got there. Be prepared for a long drive back to cusco.
          Written September 14, 2023
        • 948ezrab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Essential cultural experience
          Fantastic ancient engineering feat, masterfully and traditionally preserved for 600 years! Please go and walk across this piece of history, feel it swinging under your feat, see the river flowing beneath you, feel the braided ropes in your hands. The tour itself was also a great experience - our guide, Diego, was kind, intelligent, and funny, and he knew the answers to all our questions. The first stop, the mini volcano was a wonderful trip into the archaic depths of prehistory, and it's got to be the cutest volcano in the world! On the way back, we stopped to see a few lagoons, which were hosting some migratory flamingos! (My wife particularly enjoyed the flamingos.) Breakfast and lunch were provided at a tourist-pit-stop buffet, which was convenient. However, since the tour began so early, we were hungry before breakfast and before lunch, so bring pleanty of snacks and water. The only reason this isn't a 6/5 star rating is that we had to get up at 4:15am. It would have been much more enjoyable if we could have started a few hours later, even at the expense of cutting parts of the tour out or arriving in Cusco later. However, my wife and I seem to be the only tourists in Cusco that think such, because nearly every tour leaves well before dawn - making for a lot of busses full of groggy, unenthusiastic tourists.
          Written August 15, 2023
        • Leo L
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Nice glimpse into rural culture and history
          This day trip isn't going to compete with Machu Picchu or Rainbow Mountain, but if you enjoy learning a little about the culture and history outside of the main tourist areas, I highly recommend this tour. Watching the family prepping the bridge (some watering and stressing) and understanding how this is built annually is really interesting. And riding in the countryside and seeing the small villages is a peek into the past. Yes, the long ride is a bit of a pain, but the vans this company uses do seem to have slightly more legroom than the other vans I rode in on other tours. And tour guide seemed very mindful of photo opportunities along the way, making very brief stops for photos as we saw interesting things along the way, such as the flamingos. I thought the winding road into the valley was cool and asked if we could stop for a few minutes and they obliged. Overall, if getting away from the typical tourist stuff excites you and you want to experience a small slice of very rural life, take this tour!
          Written June 21, 2023
        • 218jacquelineh
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Awesome experience!
          First time riding an ATV! They are just awesome. So glad that I did it with this company. Also Edger helped us took many nice photos :) I loved every minute of the tour!
          Written June 11, 2023
        • carolmG7333FU
          0 contributions
          4.0 of 5 bubbles
          A magical place
          Our excursion to Humantay was incredibly well organized. Our guide was excellent and ensured that everyone was safe and knew a lot about the area. The breakfast took place in a beautiful inn/restaurant overlooking the mountains- the views were just amazing , it was simple but filling, the lunch on the other hand was robust and had many options such as soups, pastas, salad, stews, and juices. It was very filling. I also appreciated that our transport had heat and we were with a very fun group. I recommend this to all.
          Written June 6, 2023
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles8 reviews
        Very good

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        Shantha K
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Solo
        Great experience. Fredy and his team made the trek memorable and went out of the way. Arrangements, camping, food and service excellent.
        Written August 1, 2023
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        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Solo
        This was an absolute adventureous trek along the scenic part of Cusco. Away from the bustling city life deep into the nature, Fredy guided me on this trek and his company was just an icing on the cake. A very refreshing and mindblowing trek. Do it whn in Cusco!
        Written July 18, 2019
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        James Whittacker
        10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Solo
        I came across Minka Peru among a handful of operators in Cusco who operated this tour. Freddy was my guide. His knowledge is commendable. Freddy organised every single thing on this six days trek extremely well. We camped at spots overlooking some attractive points like lagoons and mountains. These were the six best days of my trip around South America.
        Written July 4, 2019
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        David G
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2023 • Friends
        We traveled to Ausangate for 5 days and 4 nights, it was a wonderful experience where we enjoyed the snow, nature and many lagoons. The travel agency provided quality service; I am very happy for the attention every day, we ate very delicious and we always had hot mates; Furthermore, the tents were from high mountains and protected us from the cold.
        This trip with our guide Fredy met my expectations and I congratulate the entire "Minka Peru Expedition" team for the organization.
        Written August 6, 2023
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