The untamed beauty and infinite vastness of Ausangate Trek to Sibinacocha Lake  6 days, go unmatched by almost any other place on earth. Massive glaciers, epic treks, breathtaking natural vistas and unique wildlife make this region a must-experience destination for an adventurous traveler.

Spanning Andean mountains, it would be a challenging feat to see everything Ausangate (6.372m/20900ft) has to offer in one go. You have to make the journey to Patagonia at least once in your lifetime. Perhaps it is the mystique and adventure of a wild and unpredictable place. Ausangate’s undeniable beauty and allure lie in a landscape delivered on a large scale. Barren yet beautiful, environmentally delicate but unforgiving.

This amazing Ausangate Sibinacocha trek takes you over mountain passes, awesome mountain scenery, remote Andean villages, hot springs, and turquoise lakes. Besides, the Ausangate to Laguna Sibinacocha Hike is an off-beaten route and a perfect trek for those who prefer going off the beaten path.

Ausangate is one of the most picturesque places in the world. However, it is also incredibly remote with unpredictable and changeable conditions so not always the easiest for hiking or trekking.  With this in mind, it can also be logistically challenging.

Sometimes visiting remote regions and going off the beaten track is best done with a guide. Andean Great Treks will go a long way in making it one of the most memorable trekking adventures you will ever have.

The Ausangate Trek tour to Machu Picchu is one of the most spectacular circuits, due to its scenic beauty. This tour is located in Cusco, one of the most visited cities in South America.
The Ausangate trekking circuit is rarely visited, but it is worth doing it since you will be rewarded by the great diversity of snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes of blue, green, turquoise colors. Towns full of ancient culture, with a profound wisdom of the Andean religion inherited from the Incas.
You can also enjoy an incomparable sunrise in the Vinicunca mountain of colors, surrounded by the largest Apus or sacred mountains for the Andean peoples.

And to continue our journey, you will explore the route of the short Inca trail to the citadel of Machu Picchu; This trail is very special due to its most famous archaeological attractions, such as the royal palace of Wiñaywaya, a place where the most powerful families of the Inca empire spent their days, within the exuberant cloud forest, with a view of the Veronica mountain and the great vilcanota river. Finally, to complete this great trip, you will visit the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, where you will be able to explore the greatest wonders of engineering and architecture left by the splendid culture of the Incas.

The Ausangate trek is a “little” gem among the attractions of the Cusco region of Peru, is a challenging high altitude trek through 70 km of the Cordillera Vilcanota mountain range and features some of Peru’s most extraordinary scenery. Along the way, you’ll pass by small villages, glacial lakes, towering snow capped peaks,  and herds of alpacas. The Ausangate Trek is an adventure of a life time. Through this Peru trek, you’ll ascend and descend through the mountain range, finding sweeping Andean vistas, thermal lakes, mystical glaciers, green mossy passes and enormous snowy mountains. Along the way, you’ll catch a glimpse of interesting wildlife, like condors, chinchillas and groups of vicunas. You’ll also come across hidden Andean villages richly embedded in centuries-old traditions.

Rainbow Mountain is a very popular destination. Here you can see these iconic mountains with rich mineralization bringing red, orange and yellow hues across a seemingly endless mountain expanse. It’s truly a sight to behold.

Minimum passengers necessary for trek departure: 2 people (1 person or private/custom treks possible with extra fee). Maximum trekkers per group: 10 people (special, private party groups can exceed maximum).

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.

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 Trek  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Because of all these amazing natural landscapes and cultural traditions, the Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain route is the best trekking option in Cusco. Pack your bags and explore these Andean landscapes with our experienced local guides.

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 Trek 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.


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