Ausangate Trekking: One of the Best Hikes in Cusco

Explore the 5th highest mountain of Peru

Ausangate Mountain Peru

It’s obvious that you need time to explore Peru. The country has such a diverse nature and offers so many adventures that you can’t see everything in a short time. However with some good planning and the right advice you can experience quite a lot, including trekking on Ausangate trail.

The secret is simple! You just have to choose the best of the best; the most beautiful of the most beautiful, the most valuable, the most interesting of the most interesting!

With those ideas in mind, we try to extract the best out of the most beautiful trail in the region of Cusco, which is the route around Ausangate summit – the fifth highest mountain in Peru.

We will talk about this trail, one of the most beautiful trail in the region of Cusco, which is the route around Ausangate summit – the fifth highest mountain in Peru.

This route is unique due to its landscapes, definitely worth seeing. Of course your tastes may differ but it’s hard to get disappointed being surrounded by the snowy peaks at the altitudes up to 5,000 meters above sea level.


What to see on the Ausangate Trek

Ausangate 7 Lakes Trek in the Cusco region

Ausangate offers hot springs, numerous lagoons, herds of llamas, alpacas and tiny villages perched high in the mountains: inhabited by communities who wear colorful, beautiful clothes. How can one think of a better place to take a break from the daily life and learn about Peruvian Andes than with the local Andean population? We aim to get you inspired about what is described here.

The life in the region of Ausangate is lived by their own rules and their own pace. Here you can encounter the naturalness, freshness, simplicity which are becoming less and less available in typical tourist destinations. Those who appreciate these qualities, will never regret doing this route.

Relaxing hot springs on Ausangate


Ausangate trekking – in how many days?

Basically, you can do Ausangate trek in 4 or in 5 days. There is an option of doing longer 7-day version. It is also possible to do the trail in 3 days, but in that case it will be long, exhausted and very hard adventure (but of course very beautiful). But if you’re short on time you don’t really need to take so long to see the best of the best, there is no need to cross the entire trail.

Without any doubt, if someone has an unlimited amount of time, sufficient resources, strength and desire to spend some days in the mountains, it’s worth trying to traverse the entire route. Every day of the trail is filled with incredible views, experiences, and feelings. However, if for various reasons cannot stay in the high mountains for longer time, two-day adventure with Ausangate surely would be enough for you.


2 days version of Ausangate trek – the best of the best in the region of Cusco!

Doing the Ausangate trek in two days might be too short, but at the same time it will give you enough time to get to know better Peruvian Andes and the local communities in mountain areas. What primarily can be expected on the route?

First, the route can be overcome either by foot or on horseback, or with a partial mixture of both.

Secondly, to reach the trail you have to expect to wake up very early in the morning and go by bus or by car from Cusco approximately 3-hours to a small village high in the mountains. It can be a little bit difficult if you like your sleep, but stunning landscapes for sure will reward all the inconveniences.

Third, on the trail among other you will enjoy beautiful Andean landscapes, snow-capped peaks, numerous mountain lakes and friendly local communities. For those who appreciate hot springs and want to relax, there are two nice pools with a view of the Ausangate mountain, where you can take healthy, warm bath.

Ausangate Peolpe

Besides that you will learn some secrets revealed about the breeding of the llamas and alpacas. Also you will check how it is to be on the altitude of around 5,000 meters above sea level and much, much more.

If you would like to do Ausangate tour, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Watch the video of the Ausangate Trek