Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain Tour

Cusco, Choquequirao
Duration: 5 Days
Max Altitud: 3,000 m
Activities: Tradicional

Ausangate – Rainbow Mountain Trek

The Ausangate mountain is considered the holiest sacred mountain in Cusco. Combine this special trail with the undiscovered Rainbow mountain and you will embark on a trek that you will remember for a lifetime.

Spend your days soaking in the massive peaks, and your evenings enjoying the stars. Our guides will cater to your needs and explain all about the landscape that surrounds you. Plan today your amazing trek to Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Peru.


  • 4 Day Ausangate Hiking Tour
  • Daily Departures
  • Book 1 month in advance
Price Per Night



  • Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Pajchanta – Qomercocha

  • Day 2: Chiquiska – Playa Rosalina – Sunchupata.

  • Day 3: Sunchupata – Choquequirao – Chiquiska.

  • Day 4: Chiquiska – Capuliyoc – Cachora.


Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Pajchanta – Qomercocha

To start this beautiful adventure. The professional guide specialized in trekking assigned by the Matours Agency will pass through your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 a.m. and then you will travel in a private van to the community of Pajchanta. Before your first lunch and walk, relax in the medicinal hot springs. In the afternoon, start a 2 and a half hour hike to the Qomerqocha lagoon. Lagoon located between huge mountains covered with snow, also a place where you will have enough time to take excellent photographs and spend your first night of camping..

Day 2: Qomercocha – Jhampa Pass – Huchuy Phinaya

Today, you will wake up among the huge snow-capped mountains with breathtaking panoramic views. Take your first fantastic breakfast at 6:00 a.m. Then, begin to ascend following an old road at a slow pace towards the Jhampa Pass. From where you will have beautiful panoramic views of the chain of snow-capped mountains. Then, begin to descend to Jhampa Pampa, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. After, continue downhill for 2 hours and a half through a deep valley full of alpacas and llamas until you reach Huchuy Phinaya, where you will spend the second night of camping.

Day 3: Huchuy Phinaya – Palomani Pass – Ananta

Today, it will rise in the foothills of the highest mountain in the Cusco region, Ausangate (6,370 meters) and will also pass to the highest point of the entire Ausangate trek 5 days, the Palomani Pass. Have breakfast at 6:00 am, then start climbing towards the Palomani pass, from where you will enjoy splendid views in 360 °, you will also have an impressive view of the Sacred Mountain (Inca times) and on the way, to be able to witness the vicuñas in their natural habitat at more than 5 thousand meters of altitude. After admiring the beauty of nature, begin to descend to Ausangate Qocha, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Then continue with the gentle trek to Ananta, where you will spend your third night of the expedition. As always, at 5:30 p.m. You will enjoy a hot drink and at 6:30 p.m. we will have dinner

Day 4: Ananta – Rainbow Mountain- Yana Cocha

Today is a crucial day because you will visit the busiest and most colorful place of this Ausangate trip of 5 days. To be the first tourists to visit the Rainbow Mountain, take your breakfast at 5:30 a.m. and start walking at 6 in the morning. The hike will take you 2 and a half hours to the rainbow mountain and when you get to the point of view, take excellent pictures and finally return by the same path to the Ananta camp, where our expedition cook will be waiting for you with a lunch energetic.After lunch, at approximately 2 p.m. Complete the second part of today’s walk to the Yana Qocha camp. While you walk this stretch, nature will not fail to surprise you, from the pass of Chillca you will have impressive views of the colorful lagoons and behind them will be the Ausangate mountain.

Day 5: Yana Cocha- Arapa Pass –  Cusco

Take the last breakfast of your adventure at 6:00 a.m., then start enjoying the last part of 5 Day Ausangate trek . The hike to the Upis community will take 4 hours at a slow pace. Before lunch, visit the hot springs, which will be an excellent relaxation after an arduous trek. After your last lunch, take your exclusive mobility to the city of Cusco. But before starting a trip of 3 and a half hours, you must say goodbye to the expedition team (muleteers and cook).


  • Private transport from hotel.
  • Private transport back to hotel 
  • Camping Equipment 4 season tent in Black Diamond or North Face Summit Series brand (04 people tent for 02 people)
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Air sleeping pads (therma-rest) come with pillows.
  • Entrance tickets to the park.
  • Trek Leader, Our Leaders are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio
  • communication.
  • Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (3)
  • A professional chef.
  • Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 5-kg personal items.
  • Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek.
  • Oxygen tank.


  • Sleeping bags, you might get them rented from us US$15 per day.
  • Hiking poles, you might get them rented from us a pair of poles.
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs.
  • Tipping for the trek porters or muleteers, and other staff.
  • Travel Insurance

    It is recommended to take:

    • Sleeping bag. (If you do not have one, rent one at the office).
    • Warm clothes for the first day.
    • Light clothes, four pairs of socks.
    • Good shoes or boots.
    • Lantern.
    • Water bottle.
    • Camera or video camera (Optional).
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hats or caps, mosquito repellent.
    • Purifying pills
    • Snacks


      Freequently Asked Questions

      Where is Choquequirao?

      What about Height of Choquequirao?

      The lost citadel of Choquequirao is located at 3,035 m.a.s.l and at the lowest point of the walk you will be at 1,461 m.a.s.l. The climate is similar to that of Cusco so it is advisable to acclimatize to the heights before the hike. It should be noted that the road to Choquequirao is warm due to the Apurímac canyon.

      Why Choquequirao is important?

      Choquequirao is a surprisingly well-preserved ruin of an Inca city located in Vilcabamba – Cusco – Peru. It is considered to be the “Sister City” of Machu Picchu as there are many similarities between the two.
      Choquequirao in the Inca era was a cultural and religious center for the Incas. Predictably, this citadel was used as a checkpoint to ensure access to the areas of Vilcabamba, which connected the jungle with other important centers such as Pisac and Machu Picchu. It was also considered a refuge for the Incas who, by orders of Manco Inca, left the city of Cusco to take shelter in the cities of the Vilcabamba region, when around 1535 Cusco was besieged by the Spaniards. 

      Is there a Cableway in Choquequirao?

      The project to build a cableway connecting the town of Cachora to Marampata was not completed due to the frequent presence of landslides and this plan was lost little by little.
      By having the cable car benefit the tourist activity, but you would also miss the walk that is very significant because the route is very pleasant and full of landscapes, flora and fauna to discover.