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Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate Lakes 2 days

Duration 2 Days
Difficulty Easy
Altitude 5036 msnm
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We curated this special tour specifically for clients who want to take a non-stop two day tour to both Rainbow Mountain AND Ausangate Lakes. In this comprehensive package, we will start the tour with a hike to Rainbow Mountain on the first day and on the second day we will visit the 7 lakes of Ausangate. On top of that, it also includes a relaxing visit to the Pajchanta hot springs. In terms of accommodation, all participants will spend the night in a local warm and welcoming host-family.

Alternatively, if you are only interested in one of the two destinations we also offer a separate Rainbow Mountain 1-Day tour and a separate Ausangate Lakes 1-Day tour as well.



Firstly, at 05:00 AM, we will start with the pick up of our clients from their respective hotels to start this great adventure. Then, we will drive to the south of Cusco via the main road to Puno. After approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will then arrive at the town of Cusipata. Once there, we will enjoy our delicious breakfast. We will continue with our trip for another hour on a dirt road, and we will climb from 10,990 to 15,157 feet above sea level to begin our hike.

The route is approximately 5 miles in total round trip, and our guide will always be with us throughout the entire trip. After enjoying the landscape and taking the wonderful photos, we will make our way back to the parking point. We will board our transport and return to Cusipata to enjoy our buffet lunch. We will then continue our trip for approximately 2 hours to the Tinki community on completely paved road and then for 40 more minutes to the Pajchanta community on a dirt track.

Upon arriving in Pajchanta, the local people will be waiting for us in order to take us to our rooms, and then we can go to the hot springs, enjoy dinner and rest for the next day.


At 6:30 AM we will have our breakfast and then start our hike through the circuit of the 7 lakes. The total distance is 6 miles and takes approximately 5 hours. We will visit the lakes of Pucacocha, Azulcocha, Otorongo (Male), Otorongo (Female), Huchuypucacocha, Chuñuqocha, and then Oquecoch. Then, we will enjoy the wonderful landscape of the Andes and an impressive view of the majestic Ausangate Mountain, the highest in Cusco at about 20,944 feet above sea level. At the end of the circuit, we will return to Pajchanta, where we will have lunch and have free time to enjoy the thermal baths. Finally, we will return to Cusco and will be arriving at approximately 5:30 pm.



  • Touristic transportation
  • Entrance ticket to Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate Mountain
  • Professional bilingual guide (English/Spanish).
  • Double accommodation at basic hostal in Pajchanta town
  • Meals during the excursions (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner/Vegetable option is available too).
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen


  • Horses
  • Tips
  • Extras



  • Backpack with rain protection.
  • Sleepwear.
  • Warm and cold weather clothing such as a waterproof jacket.
  • Rain pants and light pants.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Wool or synthetic socks and jersey.
  • Long and short sleeve polo shirts/shirts.
  • Rain poncho and hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes).
  • Sunscreen, alcohol and disinfectant gel, bottle of water, toiletries and toilet paper.
  • Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag), flashlight and batteries.
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and nuts.
  • Original passport.
  • Extra money in soles.
  • Since the weather can be very cold and humid, your clothes, once wet, will not dry overnight. So take some clothes to change into.
  • Take a look out or blog post about combatting altitude sickness.




Verónica C
Verónica C
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
Preeti K
Preeti K
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
ivani a
ivani a
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
Andreia L
Andreia L
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
Caroline d
Caroline d
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
Andreia S
Andreia S
Surpreendente Desde o primeiro contato eles foram super atenciosos, montaram meu roteiro do jeito que eu queria e foi tudo pefeito. Cumprem todos os horarios e a atençao dada pelo Abel do inicio ao fim da viagem fez toda a diferença. Com toda certeza indicarei a Inca Peru Travel a todos os meus amigos do Brasil.
Léa B
Léa B
Merveilleux, foncez ! Que dire à part un grand merci. Nous avons contacté l’agence la veille, ils nous ont répondu directement en nous proposant des expéditions sur mesure selon nos envies et nos disponibilités (2 jours d’expéditions : 1. Vallées sacrés des incas et 2. Machu Picchu). Abel s’est rendu disponible pour nous expliquer tous les détails avant le départ et même pendant les expéditions. Nous avons passé deux jours incroyable, tout était planifié, nous n’avions plus qu’à visiter et s’émerveiller. Le tout pour un prix raisonnable ! Nous recommandons ! (Francais 22 & 26 ans)
Cristiani F
Cristiani F
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
Allen D
Allen D
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
Flávia A
Flávia A
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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