AUSANGATE TREK TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 6 DAYS

AUSANGATE TREK TO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 6 DAYS

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To the south of Cusco, between the valleys of the Vilcanota and Tinquimayo rivers, in the districts of Ccatcca, Ocongate and Marcapata, insurge, powerful and vital, the Ausangate Trek, a gigantic massif of about 100 kilometers long decorated by a multitude of snow-capped mountains that seem to touch the sky with their perpetual snows: one of them, the apu Ausangate, the main mountain, most notable and revered in southern Peru. During the Ausangate Trek circuit you will enjoy its beautiful blue, turquoise lakes.

In that territory of glacial valleys, winding roads, infinite hollows and extreme climates where any human activity seems impossible, the Ausangate inhabitants live and dwell, men and women, who invite them to travel the most extraordinary corners of a nation, of high altitude shepherds. , which still maintain their ancestral customs and traditions. At these heights, men, llamas and alpacas have lived in harmonious communion for more than five thousand years. Another of the occupations of these shepherd towns is textile production, a trade that they carry out with singular skill. It is common to observe women, usually mothers and daughters, delicately spinning while tending livestock under their responsibility.

On the Ausangate Trek route, you can also observe the agricultural work carried out by peasants and shepherds in these mountainous hills. On our tour we can see fields of crops of all colors and flavors. In the lands of the Ausangate route, corn, tubers (potatoes, ollucos, ocas, mashuas), cereals and legumes (beans and peas) of superlative beauty are produced. It should not be forgotten, in addition, that Peru is considered one of the seven megadiverse countries on the planet due to the varied ecosystems that the Andes mountain range creates.