Trek Lodge-to-Lodge to Apu Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain

Cusco, Peru

Trek Lodge-to-Lodge to Apu Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain

A breathtaking five day trek in the Vilcanota's Cordillera, on a route called the Camino del Apu Ausangate. Along the way, you'll stay in comfortable lodges known as "Tambos" - that are manged by the shepherding communities of the high Andes. You'll hike past pristine waterfalls and glaciers, stunning mountain passes (as high as 16,500 feet!) and natural wonders like the famous "Rainbow Mountain." After days of strenuous hiking, you'll get treated to chef-prepared meals of traditional Peruvian cuisine, private rooms and hot showers. It's a fantastic trip to experience the culture and natural beauty of the Andes.

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5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel Style

Active Adventure, Connect with Nature, Off the Beaten Path and Cultural Immersion


Spanish and English

Physical Activity

Challenging workout and Extreme adventure


Mountains and Rural Communities


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: Spanish and English



Group departures leave every Friday, Private trips available any day


Flexible Departure Date


What's Included


4 Nights Community Lodge


Bilingual guide


Private Room


All meals included
Vegetarian options available on request.


Private van and Hike

Traveler Reviews


Treking in the Andes

My husband and I did a fabulous trek to Asungate/Rainbow mountain - 5 days/4 nights. It was incredible! Lovely walks through the valleys, up to a few passes (not super steep, but hard because of the altitude). The lodges were great (though a bit on the cold side - we were the first group to go through, for the season, so none of them had a chance to warm up), lots of hot water for showers, and great food! Plus this whole adventure was made possible all by the local people/community. Highly recommend this trip, though do know you'll be trekking at about 15,000 feet and the lodges are heated only by wood in living room fireplace (bedrooms/bathrooms are cold!)
April 2018

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Andean Lodges

Andean Lodges

Local/Foreign Owned Tour Operator

Andean Lodges offers lodge-to-lodge trekking and mountain biking adventures in the Southern Andes region of Peru. These trips are co-owned and operated by a group of entrepreneurs in tourism and the altitude shepherding communities of Chillca and Osefin, and offer exclusive routes, rustic lodging, and local cuisine. Travelers can experience the beauty of the Andes and see natural wonders like Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate, while also immersing themselves in the local culture and connecting with nature. The cost for a 3 day/2 night trek ranges from $920 to $1750 per person, with options to join an existing group or book a private experience. Andean Lodges employs 100% local staff and has a partnership with the Association of Traditional Weavers from Chillca and Osefina, which helps to recover traditional textile production techniques and provides economic opportunities for local women.

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Getting There

Transport options

Get picked up (included)
You'll be picked up in Cusco in a comfortable coach and taken along the Vilcanota River to reach the start of the trek.
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