Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain with Children 6 Days

Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain with Children 6 Days

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Embark on an unforgettable family adventure with our Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain Trek itinerary for children. Discover the majesty of the Peruvian Andes while sharing special moments with your loved ones.

Our carefully crafted tour combines thrilling activities with unforgettable experiences for children of all ages. Walk through picturesque trails surrounded by spectacular mountain peaks and explore the iconic Rainbow Mountain, where nature showcases its vibrant palette in full expression.

Throughout the journey, children will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the local culture, interacting with Andean communities and discovering their ancestral traditions. Stops in authentic villages will provide valuable lessons about life in the highlands of the Andes.

Our expert team will ensure to adapt the route to guarantee the comfort and safety of everyone, adjusting the walking pace according to the needs of the children. Additionally, fun activities such as craft workshops and outdoor games in natural settings will captivate the attention of the little ones, creating lasting memories.

In this unforgettable journey, your children will experience the grandeur of nature, learn about different cultures, and strengthen family bonds. Get ready for a trip where every step is an opportunity to grow together and enrich yourselves with the wonders of Ausangate. Book now and let us turn your vacation into an enriching experience for the whole family!

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Summary of the Ausangate Hike with Children

Embark on a unique family adventure with our exciting Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain hiking tour. Perfect for those looking to create unforgettable memories with their children, this thrilling route begins in the charming community of Pacchanta, situated at 4334 meters above sea level. Traverse picturesque inter-Andean valleys, where your family will immerse themselves in the beauty of lakes, glaciers, and the fascinating flora and fauna of the region.

Our expert guide will be at your service, leading your children to absorb the wonders of the Andes and enjoy a unique educational experience. Additionally, they will have the opportunity to delve into the rich local culture, explore the delicious regional cuisine, and engage in authentic experiences that will make this tour enriching for the entire family.

Route Features

Total Distance: 62.7 km Average 
Daily Walking Time: 6 hours on foot 
Route Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult 
Maximum Altitude: 5233 meters above sea level at Palomani Pass
Accommodation: Camping Tents

Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain Trek with Children Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco, Pacchanta (4334 m), Upis (4438 m)

We'll pick you up at 4:30 a.m. and head in a private minivan to the starting point of our captivating hike towards the base of the majestic Ausangate mountain. Enjoy a delightful breakfast in the Pacchanta Community, situated at an altitude of 4334 m. After the meal, explore our craft workshop to uncover the secrets of this artistry with alpaca fiber, skillfully crafted by local artisans.

Later, post-lunch, embark on a hike to our campsite in Upis. Start with a brief ascent of about 30 minutes to reach a plateau where numerous alpacas graze. Along the way, walk alongside the imposing Ausangate, exploring its northern face. After crossing the plateau, descend to the Upis campsite, where we'll spend the night.

Distance: 6 km
Walking Time: 3 hours
Route Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 4550 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: Tents
Campsite: Upis 4438 m.a.s.l.

Day 2: Upis, Paso Arapa (4738 m), Pucacocha (4618 m)

Wake up at 5:00 a.m. to coca tea or coffee delivered directly to your tent, followed by a delicious breakfast. We then embark on a hike towards the Arapa Pass, rising to 4738 m above sea level. Along the way, you'll have the chance to spot vizcachas, alpacas, llamas, and, to your left, the imposing presence of Ausangate. Our guide will share insights into the flora, fauna, and the breathtaking landscape unfolding along the trail. If we're lucky, we may even spot vicuñas.

Throughout the day, relish the beauty of colorful lakes, eventually reaching our campsite at Pucacocha. Here, we'll be surrounded by majestic mountains and astonishing hanging glaciers. Witness and listen to the fascinating avalanches occurring towards the lake. After a comforting lunch and a short siesta, explore the surroundings of the lake to observe the diverse fauna and birds inhabiting this natural environment.

Distance: 9.9 km
Walking Time: 5 hours
Route Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 4738 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: Tents
Campsite: Pucacocha 4618 m.a.s.l.

Day 3: Pucacocha, Paso Apacheta (4917 m), Ananta (4700 m)

Today brings a short but challenging day due to the steep ascent starting with the Apacheta Pass, situated at 4917 m. At the summit of this mountain, enjoy a magnificent and colorful stroll with panoramic views of the Ausangate Valley, lakes, and the imposing presence of Ausangate on the horizon. Subsequently, begin the descent that will lead us to the Ananta campsite at 4700 m.

The afternoon is free for you to interact with your children and take short walks around the campsite, where you can get up close with the alpacas and llamas in the area. Take advantage of this time to enjoy the serenity of the surroundings and connect with the natural beauty that surrounds us.

Distance: 5.5 km
Walking Time: 4 hours
Route Difficulty: Moderate
Maximum Altitude: 4917 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: Tents
Campsite: Ananta 4700 m.a.s.l.

Day 4: Ananta, Paso Wamisaya, Rainbow Mountain, Ausangate Lagoon

Our day begins with a wake-up at 5:30 a.m., providing us with 30 minutes to enjoy breakfast before departing at 6 a.m. towards the impressive Rainbow Mountain, rising to 5034 m above sea level. After approximately 3 hours of walking, we'll reach the summit of this unique mountain, where we'll revel in its splendor for about 1 hour before returning to the camp for lunch.

Following a delicious meal, embark on a roughly 2-hour walk to our campsite at 4645 m, where we'll spend the night. This stretch allows us to further appreciate the majesty of the surrounding nature, culminating in a well-deserved rest at our next destination.

Distance: 12.7 km
Walking Time: 6.5 hours
Route Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5034 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: Tents
Campsite: Ausangate Lagoon 4645 m.a.s.l.

Day 5: Ausangate Lagoon, Paso Palomani, Surapata

We'll start our day early at 5:00 a.m. with a comforting coca tea delivered directly to your tent. After a quick breakfast, we'll immediately embark on an exciting hike to the highest point of our journey, Paso Palomani, located at 5200 m. From this vantage point, you'll feel the magnitude of Mount Ausangate and the stunning Rainbow Mountain, experiencing the sensation of being at the top of Ausangate. Here, witness the vast canyons and valleys of the Andes, with the imposing figure of Mount Ausangate as the local belief holds, acting as a protector.

Throughout the trek, enjoy views of various glacier peaks, babbling streams, rivers, small lakes, vizcachas, alpacas, local shepherds, and llamas. Descend cautiously and pass through the charming villages of Inkawasi before reaching the Surapata campsite for lunch. The night will be spent at this campsite, alongside your children, who will have completed an incredible journey through the highest pass of the route.

Distance: 11.6 km
Walking Time: 6 hours
Route Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5200 m.a.s.l.
Accommodation: Tents
Campsite: Surapata 4600 m.a.s.l.

Day 6: Surapata, Paso Arapa, Pacchanta, Cusco

Every day begins early at 5:30 a.m. with a comforting coca tea delivered to your tent. The day kicks off with an ascent for about 2 hours, reaching the final pass, Jampa, at 5052 m. From this elevated position, impressive peaks and glacial lakes are revealed. Subsequently, we'll initiate a descent leading us to the 7 Lakes, where we'll marvel at the beautiful landscape offered by the majestic Ausangate.

After enjoying the views at the 7 Lakes, we'll continue our journey towards the lunch spot, Pacchanta, where our skilled chef and arrieros (muleteers) will prepare the final lunch of this memorable trek. In this picturesque setting, nestled in the mountains, you'll find charming natural hot springs. This will be the well-deserved conclusion after 6 days of walking with the children, exploring the wonders of Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain.

Distance: 17 km
Walking Time: 7 hours
Route Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Maximum Altitude: 5052 m.a.s.l.

 

Reservation Policies

Reservations are made in advance with a 30% payment of the total cost. The remaining balance is paid in cash in Cusco during the informational briefing.

Payment Methods

  • Paypal (credit or debit card payments)
  • Bank Transfer.

Transaction Fees

Travel packages and programs include transaction fees for the 30% reservation payments.

Changes and Cancellation Policies

Tour rescheduling is allowed with proper notice, except for Machu Picchu tours. Passenger no-shows will result in the total loss of the service. Cancellation or withdrawal from the service will not be eligible for a refund.

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