Ausangate Trek 5 Days

Ausangate Trek 5 days
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 1

Cusco - Tinke - Upis

Start of adventure towards the Ausangate mountain.

Day 2

Upis - Ausangate Lake

Andean landscapes accompanied by beautiful lagoons.

Day 3

Ausangate Lake - Huchuy Finaya

Demanding hike because we will ascend to Palomani pass (5 200 m - 17 060 ft).

Day 4

Huchuy Finaya - Pacchanta

Impressive lagoons of colors and at the end of the day hot springs.

Day 5

Pacchanta - Cusco

Return to the city of Cusco.

  • Type: Trekking
  • Duration: 5D/4N
  • Distance: 66 km
  • Season: March to November
  • Departure: Check Availabilit
  • Minimum of Passengers: 2 people

Ausangate Trek 5 Days is one of the routes most advertised abroad. It combines landscapes of extraordinary beauty and Ausangate mountain, the higest in the Cusco region. The mountain is far from the city of Cusco but is still visible.

Ausangate Mountain is part of a large mountain range whose peaks reach up to 6,372m (20,905 feet). In Inca times the mountains were known as Apus (Gods), to whom a great deal of respect and gratitude was offered, a custom that continues to this day.

The Ausangate Trek 5 days has many attractions such as scenic mountains, different colored lakes, picturesque roads as well the mountain dwelling people who still wear their traditional clothes.

This is trek is recommended for those who want to get off the beaten-track and experience an unforgettable journey with Peru Andean Travel.

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Ausangate Trek 5 Days Map

Day 1: Cusco - Tinke - Upis

Ausangate Trek 5 days starts at 9.00am. You will be picked up and transported from Cusco to Tinke, 3 hours away at 3,900m, a small town where we camp the first night. En-route are many small villages where the stresses and strains of traditional rural life are visible.

  • Total distance: 10 km (6.21 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5 to 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4 447 m (14 589 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 400 m (14 435 ft)

Day 2: Upis - Arapa Pass - Lake Ausangate

We start our day with breakfast in Upis, before begining our ascent up the first part of the mountain, the Arapa Pass at 4,850m. After reaching this pass we eat lunch and begin the climb to the second pass, called Jatun Pucaqocha Pass (4,850m).

  • Total distance: 16 km (9.94 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 4 750 m (15 583 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 447 m (14 589 ft)

We set up camp on the mountainside and from here we will enjoy the amazing views of the mountain range and lakes surrounded by impressive rock formations. As we descend we see the beautiful lakes of green and turquoise. We set up camp close to the lake Ausangate.

Day 3: Lake Ausangate - Palomani Pass - Huchuy Finaya

After breakfast we continue our trip, this day will be the most demanding because we will climb to Palomani pass at 5200m. Finally we arrive at Huchuy Finaya where we will camp for the night. From this point views of the Andeas are spectacular and include one side of the Ausangate mountain. We will also see many Alpaca herds on the way.

  • Total distance: 16 km (9.94 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 8 to 9 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 200 m (16 060 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 600 m (15 091 ft)

Day 4: Huchuy Finaya - Q'ampa - Pacchanta

Today we climb up to a another pass – Q'ampa, located at 5 080m. From this point we begin descending, passing many beautiful lakes en-route, towards the Pacchanta community, where we spend the last night. We can enjoy the evening in the thermal baths and have a large "last supper" of typical Andean food to celebrate getting this far!

  • Total distance: 14 km (8.69 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 7 to 8 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 5 080 m (16 666 ft)
  • Campsite altitude: 4 100 m (13 451 ft)

Day 5: Pacchanta - Tinke - Cusco

After breakfast, we continue walking for three hours to Tinke. From Tinke we take our private bus back to Cusco, arriving in the afternoon.


  • Hotel pick-up in Cusco
  • Bus transportation from Cusco to Tinke (where we starthiking)
  • Professional Guide.
  • Horses and mules to carry the company's stuff
  • Cook and meals (4 breakfasts / 4 lunches / 4 dinners)
  • Camping equipment (tents, mattresses, tables, chairs, kitchen tent and dinning tent)
  • First aid kit and Oxygen
  • Entrance fees to Ausangate Route

Not Includes

  • Breakfast on first day and dinner on day four
  • Tips for crew (tour leader, cooks and porters)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office $3 per day)

We recommend to bring

  • Backpack and sleeping bag
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Rain coat and poncho
  • Warmth clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block, sun glasses and hat
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifying tables
  • Flash light and knife
  • Towel and toilet paper
  • Snacks (chocolates, candies, cookies, etc)
  • Personal medical kit
  • Extra national currency (soles)
  • Original Passport

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Duration: 5 DAYS