In the heart of the Cusco Andes, in the district of Ocongate (Cusco), a majestic Apu (Sacred Mountain) looks imposing over the rest of the mountains that make up the Cordillera de Vilcanota. With its 6384 m s. n. m., Ausangate Trek is the fifth highest mountain in Peru and is considered the most important in the province of Quispicanchi and all of Cusco. Its size is such that it can be seen even from the Fortress of Sacsayhuamán, very close to the center of the Cusco capital.
Ausangate Trek is surrounded by extensive and luminous turquoise lakes such as Sibinacocha, as well as stone forests, glaciers and vast plains that impress with their magical landscape, it is considered one of the most challenging trekking routes in the Andes. However, during the hike, the traveler witnesses incredible postcards: multicolored mountains, herds of alpacas and desert cliffs that together create an incredibly beautiful outdoor experience from start to finish.
The communities within the Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain are small Andean towns, dedicated to livestock and agriculture, many of them have very unique customs, in addition each one of them houses some small pre-Inca archaeological complexes. At these heights, men, llamas and alpacas have lived in harmonious communion for more than five thousand years. The Ausangate trek and rainbow mountain is considered the most beautiful of the Andes.
Because of all these amazing natural landscapes and cultural traditions, the Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain route is the best trekking option in Cusco. Pack your bags and explore these Andean landscapes with our experienced local guides.