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This will be the hike of your life, the most beautiful views of the Vilcanota range of mountains, where you will pass very close by the highest snow mountain of Cusco “Ausangate” and its 6350 mts. Undiscriptable lakes and the stunning Rainbow Mountain (VINICUNCA), where you will be one of the first one right there (tourist free), get ready.
This tour starts and ends in Cusco City, that is why we recommend to be 2 days before to acclimatized very well.
There are more than 30 flights per day and 6 companies who offer different rates, please check the restrinction of some o them, some companies have differents rates for Peruvians and extraniers:
There are really good bus companies with diferent kind of seat from basic to cama 180° reclined seats and many buses companies, all the route in Peru is 100% paved.
DIFFICULTY: MODERATE TO HIGH (WITH LOT OF HIKE OVER 4300 MTS.
AVAILABILITY: EVERY DAY (AT LEAST 2 PEOPLE).
LOCATION: CUSCO, AUSANGATE.
Day 1: Cusco – Tinki – Upis – Hatun Pucacocha lagoon.
Day 2: Hatun Pucacocha lagoon – Chillca Apacheta pass – Ananta Pata.
Day 3: Ananta Pata – Warmisaya pass – Rainbow Mountain – Kayrawiri – Cusco.
We pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am. and we’ll travel around 2 and ½ hours to Tinki, this is a small village where you will have a short free time to buy something you forget, then we keep going other 30 more minutes to Upis, where we start the hike, the view of the great Ausangate mountain welcome, first will be 2 hours uphill to arrive to the first pass ARAPA (4640 m.s.n.m.) where you will be very close to the sacred mountain of Ausangate, then we will start to going down, where we can see nice lagoons and sometimes wild Vicuñas in the trail, after 3 more hour of hiking you will arrive in Hatun Pucacocha where we will rest the fist night.
After a healthy breakfast we will keep walking, the challenge will be to arrive to the second pass 4990 mts. (Chillca Apacheta), the views from this trail will offer an unpredictable scenary with the huge ausangate and the lakes on the bottom, every minutes more high and less oxigen, after two hours of hike uphill we will arrive to the pass, where we will make a ceremony to the great spirits of the mountains, then we will start to going down to arrive in the second camping site Ananta Pata.
Very early in the morning we will continue our trek, first 1 and ½ hours to arrive to the third pass (Warmisaya) where you will already see our last destination “RAINBOW MOUNTAIN”, we will walk other 1 and ½ hours to arrive that place, we will arrive early before that all the groups arrive, so you will have the best option to take your pictures, then we will start to go down to Kayrawiri where our transportation will be waiting for us to bring us back to cusco again (5pm.).
Complete the booking form or send data of all the travellers as Full name, passport number, nationality, date of birth, occupation or a copy of passports (in the case of Peruvians is neccesary a copy of a current ID, the same for those student, a copy of the current ISIC card, this to get the discount); and the information about arrival and departure flights; Our privacy policies are strict, INKA TIME will use this information exclusively to nominate the reservation tickets, we never share this information with third parties.
Choose the best way to pay and make a payment of 50% of the full amount; There are 04 ways to pay, bank transfer, wire money by Western Union, payments via PAYPAL and debit or credit card VISA (this last two options have a 8% fee), any extra commision or fees charged must be assumed by the customer; for those one day or two days trip by train to Machu Picchu deposite must be US$ 200.00 per person; when you send your information you have to specify the payment method then we'll send you our data, the balance should be paid in our office in Cusco at most a day before your tour, this can be by cash or by credit or debit card (if you choose this second option to payment, you must to recharge + 8% of the total amount to pay).
Upon receipt of all passenger(S) data, we will send you a confirmation of your tour booked with a reservation code and payment plus details of your tour (this will be sent in the next 12 hours considering our business hours GMT - 5), and once we received the payment we will send you a VOUCHER OF RESERVATION, at this moment your reservation will be guaranteed in a 100% .