The most beautiful place of the Ausangate trek

The most beautiful place of the Ausangate trek

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The Ausangate trek, one of Cusco's most prominent destinations and a gem of trekking in Peru, stands tall with a maximum altitude of 6,384 meters above sea level. Ausangate is the highest mountain in Cusco and the fifth highest in the country, drawing adventurers and nature lovers alike.

This impressive route offers a unique experience along trails that wind around the imposing figure of Ausangate, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the Andes. Along the circuit, hikers encounter high passes exceeding 5,000 meters, providing unparalleled panoramic views of glacial valleys, crystal-clear lakes, and snow-capped peaks piercing the sky.

One of the most memorable moments of the trek is encountering Pucacocha, a true oasis of dreams with its blue-hued lakes set against the backdrop of the Ausangate glacier. Here, visitors can marvel at the serenity of the natural surroundings and the majesty of the rock formations surrounding these sacred waters.

Pucacocha the most beautiful place of the Ausangate hike

For those seeking an even more enriching experience, ascending to Apacheta Pass offers a privileged perspective of the surrounding landscapes, while the traditional Ausangate Trek route reveals the diversity of Andean flora and fauna along the way.

Furthermore, adventurers opting for the 3-day itinerary to Rainbow Mountain will have the opportunity to explore these landscapes starting from the second day, after camping at Upis. This additional stretch not only allows for admiring the natural wonders in their splendor but also experiencing the cultural richness of the local communities inhabiting these ancestral lands.

Ausangate as seen from Apacheta Pass

The Ausangate trek, where in addition to its breathtaking landscapes, one can witness a unique phenomenon: a suspended stone in the air that adds even more charm to this spectacular environment. This natural phenomenon, coupled with majestic views of snow-capped mountains, glacial valleys, and crystalline lakes, transforms this trekking experience into an unforgettable adventure filled with mystery.

Famous stone on the ascent to Apacheta pass in Ausangate

If you're interested in these hikes, you can book your trips for the 4-Day Ausangate Circuit or the shorter 3-Day Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain itinerary.

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