Ausangate Trek Map

Embarking on the Ausangate Trek with Adventure In Peru offers an unparalleled journey through the majestic Andean landscapes, a challenging yet profoundly rewarding experience for those who dare to venture into the heart of the Andes. This guide provides an essential overview of what to expect, how to prepare, and the breathtaking sights that await.

The Ausangate Trek is not just a trail but a passage through the diverse and stunning ecosystems of the Peruvian Andes. It weaves around Ausangate Mountain, the region’s highest peak, and introduces trekkers to the raw beauty of glacial lakes, hot springs, and the iconic Rainbow Mountain. This trek is a testament to the endurance of the human spirit and the awe-inspiring power of nature.

Daily Itinerary Highlights

Our carefully crafted itinerary ensures you witness the splendor of the Andes, with each day bringing a new adventure.

  • Day 1: Upis Hot Springs Begin your journey at the base of Ausangate, soaking in the Upis hot springs while enjoying the panoramic views of the towering peaks.
  • Day 2: Passes and Lakes Conquer the Abra Arapa and Apacheta passes, each offering breathtaking vistas and a sense of achievement.
  • Day 3: Rainbow Mountain Excursion A challenging yet rewarding detour to the famous Rainbow Mountain, where the colors of the minerals paint the mountainside.
  • Day 4: The Serene Lakes Trek beside tranquil lakes, each with its unique hue, from the vivid blue of Lake Q’omercocha to the red-tinged Lake Vino Q’ocha.
  • Day 5: Pacchanta Thermal Pools Descend to the village of Pacchanta, where you can relax in the thermal pools, a perfect way to soothe tired muscles.

Preparing for the Trek

Proper preparation is key to enjoying and completing the Ausangate Trek successfully. Here’s a brief packing list to get you started:

CategorySuggested Items
ClothingThermal wear, waterproof jacket, hiking boots
GearBackpack, water bottle, sun protection, first-aid kit
Personal ItemsToiletries, medications, snack bars, camera

Altitude sickness is a real concern, so we recommend spending a few days in Cusco to acclimate. Drinking plenty of water and having coca leaves or tea can also help mitigate the symptoms.

Read: Ausangate Trek Difficulty

Why Choose Adventure In Peru

With Adventure In Peru, you’re not just signing up for a trek; you’re embarking on a journey filled with support, knowledge, and the safety of our experienced guides. We believe in making every moment of your Ausangate experience unforgettable, from the first step to the last. Our commitment to sustainable tourism ensures that we leave the trails as pristine as we found them, preserving the beauty of the Andes for future generations.


The Ausangate Trek is a journey of discovery, not just of the stunning Andean landscapes but of one’s own resilience and spirit. With Adventure In Peru, you’ll navigate through the heart of the Andes, creating memories that last a lifetime. Ready to take the first step? Join us on this extraordinary adventure, where every turn brings a new horizon.

Embark on this epic journey with us, where the majestic Andes await to tell their ancient stories. Adventure In Peru is here to guide you through every step, ensuring an unforgettable experience amidst the most breathtaking landscapes on earth.

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