This is one of our prettiest treks and it is shorter and a bit easier for those with limited time. Great for families and those who want a taste of hiking. The last one and a half hours involves a lot of downhill hiking.
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Cusco Hotel Transfer
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
Private transport from hotel to Upis
Private transport back to hotel from Qesuyunoc town at the end of our journey
Camping Equipment 4 season tent (04 people tent for 02 people)
Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff
Sleeping pads (therma-rest) come with pillows
Entrance tickets to the park
Trek Leader, Our Leaders are equipped and trained to practice First-Aid, administer oxygen if needed, and conduct radio communication
Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (3), and snacks
A professional Quechua chef
Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 7-kgs / 14-pound personal items
Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek
First-Aid Kits,Oxygen tank
NOT INCLUDED
Sleeping bags, you might get them rented from us US$ 5 per day
Hiking poles, you might get them rented from us a pair of poles, Black Diamond or leki brand
Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, tickets for the hot Springs
Tipping for the trek leader, porters or muleteers, and other staff
Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.

Day1

Cusco-Upis Village-Upis Hot Springs

Our trek begins at hotel at 5:00 am, we will then drive for 3 hours to get the Upis town (12,464ft), where we will meet up our muleteers and get ready our rucksacks to start the great adventure. We will hike up through the highland valley inhabited by herds of llamas and alpacas. Upon our arrival to Upis hot springs (13,776ft) we will enjoy our first just made lunch, and we will camp at this place, in the afternoon you will have a chance to plunge into the thermal pools whose cost is 10 PEN, or just walking around trying to shoot the best sunset on the summit of Ausangate. All meals included. Hiking Time: 5 Hours (approx.) | Hiking Distance 10 kms/6.21 miles
Day2

UpisHotSprings- PukaQocha

A great hot coca tea wakes us up this morning, after having a nutritious breakfast we will start hiking up on a winding path to get the first pass Arapa (15,744 ft), We will then continue hiking downhill to get our lunch spot located at an impressive spot, right next to the glacial lake of Yana Qocha with backdrops of stunning snow-clad of Ausangate mountain. After lunch, our trek continues through the highland plain to the second camp site of Puka Qocha (15,088) located just close by to the Ausangate Mountain and glacier lakes where the ice body is crashing into the lakes. At night the sky will treat us with clear view to shoot amazing Milky Way photos. All meals included. Hiking Time: 7-8 Hours (approx.) | Hiking Distance 11 kms/6.83 miles
Day3

Puka Qocha-Auqui

A nutritious breakfast makes us ready for today, we will start hiking up on steep switchback trail to reach the second pass located at an altitude of 16,400 ft, from this point we will start to see snow-capped mountains going in different directions and highland red valleys with red hills. Our hike continues on a hill down to the valley part, then to hike up to reach our third camp site (15,088 ft), set in a highland valley with amazing views around. Upon our arrival we will enjoy our lunch, free afternoon to chill in our tents. It’s time to give our legs a well-deserved rest today! All meals Included.Hiking Time: 4-5 Hours | Hiking Distance 7 kms/4.35 miles
Day4

Auqui-Rainbow Mountain-Cusco

A great day awaits us as we hike one of the most beautiful trails in the Cusco region! from our camp site we will hike up the valley and we will start to see some coloured hills like rainbow, but it’s not the famous Rainbow Mountains yet. After 1 hour and 30 minutes hiking we will have gotten the next pass at 15,088 ft from where we will spot the Rainbow Mountains in a distance, not close yet, we will then keep hiking downhill to reach the uneven plain inhabited by local rescindents the llamas and alpacas, on we will hiking up to the ultimate destination the Rainbow Mountains. Upon our arrival we will take enough time to savor this unique place, after that, we will walk down the valley to reach our next lunch spot, next, we will say good bye to our muleteers, cooks, and we will eventually drive back to your hotel in Cusco. Hiking Time: 5-6 Hours | Hiking Distance 10 kms/6.21 miles

Travel insurance (and some copies).
Sleeping bag (or you can rent one from us).
Backpack to carry your things.
Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
Camera
Torch or headlamps.
Deet or mosquito repellent ( recommendable 30% deet).
Hiking poles ( or you can rent one pair from us).
Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March).
Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar, and one pair of flip-flops or light sandals.
Sunblock and sunglasses.
Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
Hiking trousers.
Thermal underwear.
Sleeping bag liner.
Hiking socks.
Ear Plugs.
Water bottle or canteen.
American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen). Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may

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