Ausangate Trek

Ausangate Trek 2 days/ 01 night


Difficulty: Basic-Intermediate
Lenght:  2 days/ 01 night (5 hours per day)
Altitude: 4634-5200 meters above sea level (15203 - 17060 ft)

Ausangate, the highest mountain in Southern Peru, has an altitude of 6384 meters above sea level (20945 ft.). It is considered as Cusco's  tutelar "Apu" (deity) and always present in almost every Andean tradition. Ausangate is not only admired by its imposing figure, but also by one of the most famous pilgrimages in South America; Qoylloriti. Through our Ausangate trek, we will be able to appreciate such a vital mountain that will amaze us by being close to its peak and feel so close to the sky. Also, besides enjoying the landscape view towards our destiny, we will also observe the traditional way of living of the Andean man.

Day 1

Early in the morning after picking you up from your hotel, we will head towards the southern part of Cusco. We will observe several lagoons like Huacarpay and Urcos and also some colonial temples located in Urcos and Checacupe. In this last point, we will take a detour to Pitumarca known as the capital of the Andean textile. In Pitumarca we will make a stop to appreciate its colonial temple as well as the main square. After this, our car will take us towards Chillca which will be our trek starting point.

During our Ausangate trek, we will observe the footprint of the Andean man in the form of rock art. We will appreciate some rock art figures as well as capricious rock form that are similar to animals and anthropomorphic characters. Then, we will enjoy our lunch with a great view of the Andes mountains. After this, we will continue our trek towards an esplanade where we will set up our camp. This place is the perfect spot to take a view of the Milky Way and learn more about Andean constellations.

Day 2

This day, after our breakfast, we will witness and be part of an Andean ceremony towards the Apu who will contemplate our hike. During our trek, we will reach the highest point known as Palomani pass. From this pass, we will be able to see vicunas and some wildlife. Also, we will take some minutes to appreciate our encounter with an essential mountain for the Andean man in Cusco.

Consequently, after our little break, we will descend from the mountain pass towards one of its lakes where we will enjoy our lunch to then continue our journey back to Cusco.

The Ausangate trek is a great trip to enjoy with family and friends. It will allow us to explore an entirely new world unseen by many travelers truly. An experience, if allowed, that will be worthy of remembering.


  • Professional english speaking guide
  • Transportation
  • Entrances and fees
  • Meals provided: Lunch, dinner and breakfast
  • First aid kit
  • Equipment (Tents, sleeping pads, etc)

Not included:

  • Personal expenses, gratuities and tips
  • Sleeping bag (Available for rent)

What should I bring?

  • Water container
  • Sun block, hat
  • Trekking clothes (Don't forget to bring a warm jacket for the night)
  • Sleeping bag (Available for rent)
  • Trekking shoes or comfortable non-slipping sneakers
  • Small backpack for your belongings

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Road to Pitumarca
Ausangate Trek - Rock Art
Ausangate Trek - Lunch
Ausangate Trek - Day 1 Lunch Time
Ausangate trek
Ausangate Trek - Day 2 -Road2Peru
Ausangate mountain trek view