Itinerary of the Vinicunca Mountain and Ausangate Hike:
06:00 – 14:00: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis
At 6:00 a member of Guru Explorers passes by the group to the hotel (it is recommended to have breakfast previously) to start the transfer of about 3 hours to the base of the Ausangate mountain, exactly the town of Tinqui, where the trek begins.
During the tour you will appreciate the flora and fauna, especially alpacas, llamas and vicuñas of the Cordillera de Vilcanota; as well as the daily life of various Andean communities on a road that takes you to Upis (4400 masl / 14,435 ft) where you enjoy a delicious lunch, rest and you can enjoy the thermal baths (Entrance Ticket S /. 10 Soles).
At Upis you taste a delicious dinner prepared by our chef and spend the night in a truly special atmosphere.
6:00 – 14:00 : Upis – Pucacocha
After having breakfast very early, we start the walk. On this occasion, a short ascent until you reach the Arapa pass (4850 masl / 15,912 ft), where you enjoy a short break among the impressive nature and beauty of the place, surrounded by valleys and glaciers.
Continue the excursion to Pucacocha or Laguna Roja (4,459 masl / 14,625 ft) where you delight in a delicious lunch and rest the rest of the day under the impressive mountain of Ausangate.
06:00 – 14:00 : Pucacocha – Ananta
The third day begins with a short but demanding hike uphill until reaching the Abra Pucacocha or Laguna Roja, from where you can appreciate panoramic views of both valleys; one surrounded by lagoons and glaciers, the other full of alpacas and llamas, even vicuñas and condors.
Before late afternoon you descend to a valley where you enjoy lunch and until the evening you can contemplate the wonder of the Andean landscape for an incomparable rest among the mountains.
05:00 – 18:00 : Ananta – Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)
At 5:00 am, after a hot breakfast that warms you up from the cold mountain, the excursion begins to the Ananta pass, from where you can see a part of the Mountain of 7 Colors, which after a short walk you manage to step on.
This Rainbow Mountain, also called “Vinicunca”, offers a picturesque memory of your trip with colorful panoramas and an unbeatable experience at 5,000 meters above sea level.
After touring this place, you descend to Queshuni, where you enjoy a well-deserved and delicious lunch, to return by transport to Cusco, arriving at the hotel around 6:00 p.m.
After this unforgettable adventure, we know that we will design together a new meeting that will lead you to discover the beauties of Peru.