Ausangate Trek to Machu Picchu

Duration 5 or 6 day (6 day recommended)

Day 1 – Arrive to Cusco – We Pick you up from the Airport and take you to your hotel
Day 2 – Rest Day or start of trek.
Day 3 – Cusco to Arapa camp at 13,700 feet
Day 4 – Arapa Camp to Gomercocha (green lake) to Lake Ausangate Qocha
Day 5 – Camp Qocha to Abra Palomani pass at 15,534 feet to Kjampa pass at 15,300 feet – Ninaparayoq camp
Day 6 – Trek down the Natural Springs; train to Ollantaytambo connecting to a second train to Aguas Calientes.
Day 7 – Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu; Explore Machupicchu

Ausangate Mountain belongs to the Vilkanota mountain range. Ausangate mountain is situated around 100 kilometers south-east of Cusco city. It is elevated at 6384 meters (20944 feet) above sea level. Ausangate trek is considered as the toughest among the rest due to its elevation and challenging weather. The muscular and gigantic Ausangate Mountain is standing abreast with snowcapped peak presenting a jaw-dropping sight. Ausangate Mountain is considered a deity, it is also considered as the owner of the Cusco region Peru including the animals like llamas and alpacas. Ausangate tour to Machu picchu will provide us a great opportunity to see the wonders of nature. The Ausangate region contains many trails that are used for transportation and movement of herders. The prominent most trail is the road of Apu Ausungate which is the famous most trek in Peru. We have designed an amazing itinerary for Ausungate tour to Machu Picchu.

Peru is the best hiking destination in South America. If you are looking for a hiking tour to Ausangate Mountain then you are at the perfect place. We will provide you more than a formal tour as it will be an opportunity to have an in-depth view of majestic Andean mountains. Our Ausangate tour itinerary will provide you with the best touring experience. We are one of the best tour operators having an expert team of guides. We offer exciting Ausangate trek tour packages that no one will resist and our tour provides the best value to our guests. You can follow Camina Los Andes trek tour packages to explore the best Ausangate tour packages. It will be a great experience to walk on sacred trails among the Andean mountains and observing the cultural lifestyle of Quechua people. Ausangate trek tour provides you the opportunity to enjoy Incan Landscapes and be the part of magical trekking in Peru.

During Ausungate tour to majestic Machu Picchu you will get and amzing opportunity to see the beauty of Ausungate Mountains covered with snow. Camina Los Andes’s Ausangate trek cost won’t be that hefty and burden on the wallet so join us and make exquisite memories with a thrilling experience. You can have a complete guide of Ausangate trek cost by contacting us. All the contact information is present on our website. Our Ausangate trek tour starts from the cultural city of Cusco where we will pick you from your hotel.


We will start our journey from Cusco city, we will leave Cusco at 5 am in the morning and head southeast of Cusco towards Tinki. Tinki is a beautiful Quechua community which is famous for weaving. It will take 3 hours to reach Tinki. After reaching Tinki you’ll meet our trek supporting staff including cooks, horsemen, and assistants. We will start our walk at around 9 am to Upis where we will have our lunch. After an hour of the trek, we will be spellbound by the beauty of nature around including the incredible geography of Ausangate. We will be trekking in a dry mountain where we’ll have an opportunity to see birds like Andean gulls and geese etc.

Upis, our lunch spot is perched at 12,300 feet above sea level. From Upis our campsite is around 2 hours far ahead. The landscape we will be roaming about is mountainous and rocky having glaciers around. Walking in such an environment will be challenging and thrilling at the same time. We will install our first campsite at Arapa camp situated at 13,700 feet. This city stands as a guarding city in the Inca Valley. The estimated time for arrival at our campsite will be around 5 pm. From now on we will start our preparation for a light dinner.


As our first day, the second day will also start early in the morning. We will start our day at around 6 am in the morning. After having breakfast we will start our trek towards Arapa Pass with an altitude of 13,950 feet. During day 2 hike we will have a chance to see a lot of glacier water lakes having crystal green color. We will also be able to see llamas, alpaca shepherds, and herdsmen, living in the region for generations. After 3 hour trek, we will arrive at the green lake (Gomercocha). We will have a scrumptious lunch on the shore of beautiful Gomercocha Lake.

After the lunch break, we will resume our trek journey again towards our second campsite on the shore of next Lake Ausangate Qocha. We will cover approximately 9 miles in the time stamp of 6-7 hours. After the adventurous day, we will reach our campsite where our installed camps are waiting for us. Now it is time to enjoy dinner and have a peaceful nap in our comfortable tents.


We will start our Day 3 early in the morning at 6 am, after breakfast we will trek towards the highest point of our entire journey, the Abra Palomani pass which is located at 15,534 feet. It will take an hour and a half to reach Abra Palomani pass. After reaching the topmost point of our trek we will endure descent for two hours until we reach our targeted location where we will have our lunch.

On the third day while having descent our trek will take us to Kjampa pass at 15,300 feet above sea level, it will be the point of the trek where we will be walking through the two mountain ranges, the Ausangate and Qolqe Cruz (silver cross). The third day will be the longest and demanding most of our entire trek. Our campsite for the third day will be at Ninaparayoq. We will cover 12 miles in 8-9 hours. You’ll have an amazing vantage point to witness the best sunset of your life with cool and crisp breathing air through your nostrils. The smooth crimson and pinkish gloaming through the horizon will be proven as a royal feast to our eyes.


For the fourth day of Ausungate tour to Machu Picchu, we will wake up at 6 am and will leave our campsite after breakfast at 07:30 am. Our first destination of the fourth day will be Pacchanta which is situated at 11,700 feet. The fourth day will be the final day of our Ausangate trek tour journey. We will cover the remaining 7.5 miles distance in 4 hours approximately. On the way to our final day trek, we will pass by many beautiful masterpieces of nature like hot springs and geothermal waters flowing from between the earth’s surface. These warm water tubs are rich with minerals that are curative for many diseases and attracted by people for hundreds of years. Soak yourself in those waters, feel the warmth of amazing nature and soothe your body and muscles.

After completing the journey, reaching the endpoint of our trek now it’s time to say goodbye to our support team and head towards a 3-hour van ride back to Cusco city. We’ll head to Cusco city train station to catch the train to Ollantaytambo from where we shall connect to the second train to Aguas Calientes. This small town has a unique touristy charm and our hotel is located in this town.


Early in the morning, we will take the bus from Aguas Calientes to reach Machu Picchu. This ride will take around 30 minutes. We will take a tour of the magical city of Machu Picchu upon arrival. Our initial tour will take 3 hours before climbing the Wayna Picchu, a picturesque mountain situated at the back of the sacred city. We will start our climb at 10 am and reach 1.5 hours later. Machu Picchu will be presenting an amazing view from the top of this mountain. The strength, nerve, and ability of Incan architectures could easily be observed while having a look at the beautiful construction. After descending back to Machu Picchu city we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will have our lunch before taking our train to Ollantaytambo. Here our private van will be waiting for us to take us to our hotel in Cusco. We will arrive at Cusco at around 8 pm. In the way, this beautiful trip will end from Ausangate trek to Machu Picchu.

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