• Complete the stunning Ausangate trek and visit the Rainbow Mountain before the crowds arrive.

  • Hike among beautiful mountains by day, sleep in cosy lodges at night.

  • Contribute to the Chillca way of life on this community-run tour.

  • Learn about Andean ways of life, listen to traditional songs and see dances.

  • Hot showers, private bathrooms and comfy beds to relax in.

  • Carry a day pack only as llamas and mules take your kit.

Speaking for myself, the Ausangate trip, end to end, was superb and was easily my high point.

The uniqueness of the trip, the quality of the walk, the height of the lodges, the warmth of the fellow guests, the genuine helpfulness and friendliness of the staff and guides all combined to make something extremely special and that I don't think could be repeated.

I believe the money paid to the local communities allow them to continue a number of things. It provides wages for guides, cleaners, housekeepers, chefs etc and allows them to stay in the mountains rather than having to move to townships but also through tourists buying direct from source the locals can carry on traditional customs like weaving/knitting/fishing etc thus prolonging their heritage.

A. McClure, Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Trek

Ausangate & Rainbow Mountain Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Transfer Cusco-Checapue. Short hike to Chillca (L,D)

  • Day 2

    Chillca-Machuracay trek (B,L,D)

  • Day 3

    Machurcay-Anantapata (B,L,D)

  • Day 4

    Anantapata-Huampococha (B,L,D)

  • Day 5

    Huampococha-Cusco (B)

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What's Included?

Bilingual guide, private transport Cusco-Chillca-Cusco, lodging in twin/double rooms with private bathroom, duffle bag (for luggage carried by horse), all meals on the trek (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).

What's Not Included?

International flights, insurance, tips, personal items, laundry, alcoholic drinks.

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