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Ausangate Trek 5 Days provided by Vidal Expeditions

Ausangate Trek 5 Days
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Duration:
5 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5 days
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This is the unique tour located in the south of Cusco where you can get Unique Experience. Andean life, Mountains & Lakes, Alpacas & Llamas, Local people, walking around of Apu Ausangate the highest mountain in Cusco share the best moment with locals and enjoy the power of Pachamama (Mother Earth).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 146929P4
Important information
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Camping equipment
  • Horses for equipments
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee (20 soles)
Duration
5 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We have a briefing a night before to start our trip is there where we should talk about what time will pick you up in your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Camping equipment
  • Horses for equipments
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fee (20 soles)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We have a briefing a night before to start our trip is there where we should talk about what time will pick you up in your hotel.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 8, 2020
A note from Ausangate Trek 5 Days
Se proporcionará desinfectantes a lo largo del tour.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
2 stops
Day 1
Cusco - Tinqui - Upis
Day 2
Upis - Arapa Pass - Ausangate...
Day 3
Ausangate Q'ocha - Palomani Pass...
Day 4
Qampa Pampa - Qampa pass...
Day 5
Pacchanta - Tinki - Cusco
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Mighaile D
3 contributions
May 2022
This trek is extraordinary!
For someone who is not used to the altitude this can be really challenging hike, because there are some sections of the trek where is over 5,100 meters it makes difficult for people who are not physically prepared. We recommend to everyone who is coming for this trek to have a few days in Cusco or at least trained little before to come to Peru.
The trek itself is amazing, the lakes located on the route are gorgeous, the mountains is incredible, also the Rainbow mountain which is true that shows the seven colors. Lamas and Alpacas everywhere and also the traditions of the local people make of this hike a lifetime experience.
The organization was great from the begin to end Vidal Expeditions team take care a lot every details that you need during this trek. If you are going to hike this, don't forget to bring some warm clothes that during the night some nights get below 0° C. Food and camping gears the team will provide you these 5 days, just take your time to enjoy each corners that offers stunning views of the Ausangate surrounding areas.
Our guide was Gustavo who been leading us during this trek with patient and passionate with the mountains, teaching us the culture, history and traditions of this magnificent Peruvian Andes.
Whole Vidal Expeditions team worked very well and gave us the best days during our trip to Peru, I highligh recommend them for this trek.
Written May 13, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Friend, Thank you very much for your feedback, this is a great motivation for us to keep doing the right, whole VE team feel happy to know you enjoyed this trek. Hope to see you again with all your friends in Peru. Regards
Written June 8, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Piero M
Mexico City, Mexico8 contributions
May 2022
Incredible service duruing my hike to Ausangate!!
My guide was Sergio who been excellent in these 5-day hike, very patient and informative, he made a lifetime experience of this trip in Cusco.
Since the beginning the were incredible, pre-briefing departure was clear and on time, they pick up from our hotel the first day in the morning. We were only 3 people in the group plus Angel our cook and jose as our horse driver, they were native from the Pacchanta village located around the Ausangate mountain.
Food and Camping gear were great and in good conditions, they always take care about everyone of the group.
We have the full package which includes everything on your tour, so you don't need to pay extra.
Thank you Sergio and Vidal Expeditions for this experience, definitely we will recommend you!
Written May 27, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

matt t
Chicago, IL4 contributions
Jun 2021
Ausangate is undoubtedly one of our favorites, hiking, the incredible colorful landscape, glaciers, lakes and mountains, waterfalls, there are no people, just alpacas around. The hike can be difficult due to its altitude, 4000 m, which needs adequate acclimatization. We did it with the Vidal Expeditions, with a guide called Andres and his team the chef, his assistant and hte horse driver I enjoyed it very much. Sometimes the walk can be a bit difficult. I would definitely recommend Vidal Expeditions to other travelers!
One of the best tour we did with my husband in Cusco. We booked our tour through the website of the travel agency Vidal Expeditions, they went to search at 4:30 in the morning to start the adventure. The tour arrives in the first instance to Tinki village where you enjoy a rich breakfast and starts the trail with an unbelievable landscape and local families who are so friendly. After eating and after an hour you arrive to Upis where you can see a walk of about an hour and a half; If you don't feel capable of 70 soles, you ride a horse or mule.
The rise and the height pass the bill, cost but it was achieved and when the view comes it is shocking, the color of the water, the mountains and the snow intermingle, leaving an indelible memory in your retina. Unmissable scenic beauty.
Lakes and the colors of each mountains made of it a coolest experience i have ever done...Definitely i will recommend this tour to everyone who likes to be away of crowded areas, Ausangate trek is the best!!!
Written June 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Matt, Vidal Expeditions team appreciate you poditive feedback about your experience lived with us on Ausangate trek as you saw there are many amazing things to explore in the andes of Peru and we are very lucky to have the chance and show those places to all our customers, hope to see you soon in Peru again. Regards
Written June 22, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wilson S
Amsterdam, The Netherlands6 contributions
Jan 2022
Ausangate trek 5 days done with Chino, we hire a tour 5 days around the Ausangate with the Rainbow mountain, it was pretty trek combines between lakes, mountains, glaciers, and local traditions along the route, our guide was Chino who made a great job leading this trek, even when someone of the group got sick with the altitude but Chino and his team manage it and help to recover and she was fine for the next day, these local people (the guide and his team) know about natural medicine which help a lot to someone who was sick, after to see how does it works I really trust on them. We had some passes which got over 5,000 meters above sea level, that was complicate for some people on the group, fortunately we were only 4 people on the group this was perfect, (we saw another group with 12 people they were struggling with some slower people) the trek itself is very challenging you must to prepare very well specially with the altitude, a few days in Cusco before leaving for this trek with help a lot.
Our team was led by Chino, an experienced guide who has been working around these mountains for more than 10 years, he knows the area, culture, traditions and history of the Incas very well. Jorge the cook made incredible food and varied even for vegetarian people. We had three dishes every day and also a cake on the last day, such a big surprise for us. Alberto and Jose were our horse drivers. They took care of our camping equipment, every day when we arrived at our final campsite all our tents were already set up, they also provided us hot water to wash our hands every morning, what I appreciate is they are always smaling :)
The Whole trip was very organized and Vidal knew about it. Also we had an air pad for us even without hiring these, Chino told us this was an extra for us because we are in the rainy season. We want to say thank you to everyone on this trip for making one of the best journeys in our life, especially to Chino for his enthusiasm and positive mind about the weather, and Pachamama for amazing views.
Written January 31, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Wilson, Thank you very much for sharing your experience that you had with us along the Ausangate tour, Chino and entire VE family feel happy to know your enjoy it. Hope to see you again soon! Regards
Written March 13, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natalie M
New York City, NY4 contributions
Jan 2022
I just returned from the Ausangate trek 4 days with Rainbow Mountain, honestly it was one of my best experience hiking on the Andes, Chino our guide was incredible he made this hike a lifetime experience, his knowledge about the area, culture, Pachamama, traditions, and history was incredible.
Mario our cook made fantastic meals every day of the trip even made a cake for us the last day.
Paulino and Jose our horse driver they we very gentle and friendly always willing to help.
Overall VE made a great job with these guy, they really love their job and better if they are working with VE.
Chino he was more than our guide, he was always worry about everyone of us, (4 people in the group) always asking us if we are feeling good, also he is very professional photograper we got amazing photos along this hike.

The Ausangate trek itself is very hard, you must to prepare very well with the altitude, and bring good rain gear. However the landscape and sceneries and unique and outstanding. it worth to go with these guys and enjoy the incredible Andes.
Written January 29, 2022
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Dear Friend, We appreciate that you rated us, Chino and VE team say thank you for these wonderful words. We know that she small details are really important during this kind of hikes. Regards
Written January 30, 2022
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Yoshimato O
Ohio City, CO3 contributions
Mar 2022
Had incredible 4 days hiking in Ausangate, After a lot of research, we ended up choosing Vidal Expeditions since we were more interested in meeting locals and having a cultural experience, VE is very well rated between Cusco tour companies and pride themselves in sustainability, which is very important to me when choosing a tour company. We had a quick briefing at their office a night before the trip, our guide Roger made of this trip a lifetime experience, he was very knowledge about the area, he knows very well every mountains that is surrounding to Ausangate peak, also he knows the Incas history, culture and traditions. we were only 4 people in the group that was perfect for us,
VE trekking team (Chef, horse driver and his assistant) worked excellent providing the best service what someone can receive on the mountains away of the civilization over 16,500ft where even the phone service did not work, those guy are very well prepared to create a great experience for everyone who is visiting their lands.
The food on these days were excellent even they did some vegan option for a member in the group, natural and varied food every day.
Whole equipment were also good and proper for this conditions, tents, mattress, dining tent well maintained.

And I couldn’t recommend Vidal Expeditions more for your Ausangate trek! They were extremely professional, had a “leave-no-trace” mentality and our guide Roger and Miguel the cook were awesome and took good care of us along the way. Thank you to the Vidal Expeditions crew for this awesome experience!
Written March 17, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
VidalExpeditions
Dear Friend, Thank you very much for your feedback of our service, we are grateful with it. Roger and whole team feel happy to know you had incredible day. Hope to see you again.
Written April 24, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danielle D
Ohio City, CO5 contributions
Oct 2021
Ausangate trek is the experience I will treasure my whole life! with a big thanks to our amazing guide Jose. *****
In the 5 day trek you see all the most beautiful things you expected and the famouse Rainbow Mountain. The trip is really good organised and every evening you get a clearly info moment for what to expect the next day.

I am mentally not the strongest person and in the first day I had a bit of altitude sickness, but our guide Jose helped me a lot and motivated me threw the trip. He is full of passion on what he seen and says, he has humor and his team as family is what he demanded. Jose is one of the reasons the trip was amazing.

Day 2, is mentally rough and day 3 more physical but everyone who has a basic conditions can make it. Its just the altitude what makes it hard, we stayed 3 days in Cusco and that was ok. Two days would be not possible to us.

The views was perfect even better was the one closer to Machu Picchu, authough we didnt had alot expectations, its the full trip what make it special.

I hikes with a trail running shoes and it worked perfectly, just take shoes you are more comfortable with. Sticks are highly recommended, same as this trek.

Overal Vidal Expeditions made a great job organizing this incredible trip.
Written October 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello friend, So happy you loved our tours in Cusco, our team are very happy to show you how amazing is Peru, sometimes you need to try different activities and mostly challenging trek to know how strong you are. And one of that trek is Inca Trail and Ausnagate trek and we're proud of you to done these trails. I am sure you still have many year to keep exploring the wonder of this world All the best for you
Written November 25, 2021
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Geradt W
San Francisco, CA3 contributions
Jul 2021
I just finished the Ausangate trek with Chino as my guide, he was the highlight of this trek he was knowledgeable and very porfessional always taking care about everyone in the group, we were only 4 people from different nationalities, and he makes of it a great team as a family. our chef Angel made wonderful and varied meals these 5 days on the mountains. I never thought that I could eat so much while I am hiking, however with this wonderful dishes i think the appetite increases. Our horse team also dis a great job always always ready to help us.
A great thanks to Vidal the owner for organized this incredible trek in ther Andes of Peru, will definitely recommed to my frtiends.
Written July 7, 2021
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Hello Geradtw, Thank you so much for your positive feedback about our job during the Ausangate trek, as you realize we give the best of us to create unforgettable trip for each of our customers. Chino and whole VE team we are happy to motivated to keep creating the kind of experience. Hope to see you again visiting Peru Regards
Written July 10, 2021
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Nata L.
Texas3 contributions
May 2021
I am complete surprised, therer is not enough words to describe how this trip changed my life. This was a life time experience Vidal Expeditions is the right travel company to explore this site of the world! The people are very helpful and have so much information to teach you along the way! I have nothing negative to say about this company! The food was amazing and I am still dumbfounded as to how they did to keep these completely fresh in the tent with our not access to electricity this is impressive!!! if you have plan to come to Peru and visit Cusco i recommend to take Vidal Expeditions. You will not be disappointed! They are the best!!!!
Written May 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear c45NataLn, Thank you so much for your positive feedback, we really appreciate than you shared your experience lived with us during the tour Ausangate trek. All the team of VE are happy to know you enjoyed this trek, hope to see you soon again. Regards
Written May 30, 2021
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Danny O
Miami, FL2 contributions
Oct 2021
My adventure on the Peruvian mountains (Ausangate Trek) with Vidal Expeditions will be one of the most memorable trips I have taken. From the moment we got off the plane in Cusco, we were whisked us off to our hotel. our hikes where well planned organized and on time. The guides were professional right down to their gear. The camp food was fantastic as was the scenery. Vidal and the excep tional job and I would like to recommed them.
Our guide Serguio was one fo the best adventure guide we had in our trip to South America. His knowledge aboput the mountains, culture. local traditions. football, politique and history made us to feel as our big daddy teaching us why we are in this namazing world and what is our goals.
This guide is very wise man with his 35 years all answered all our questiions and motivated us to reach of the every pass we had along this Ausangate Trek.
I am proud to have chosen Vidal Expeditions for this fantastic journey in Peru, definitely I will return to Peru and look for Sergui of Vidal Expeditions.
Written October 13, 2021
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VidalExpeditions
Dear friend, We appreciate you time to share the adventure you had with VE along the Ausangate trek, Serguio and VE family say thank you very much for sharing your experience. All the best
Written October 14, 2021
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