Day 1:

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, offers breathtaking sights of mountains striped in maroon, turquoise, mint and sky blue. The highest peak among them is Ausangate, considered to be a spirit and the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings, and this tradition continues today.

Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days. This brand new itinerary offers the same beautiful views in a day trip!

On this trek you will see traditional villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas, and magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region. With amazing beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for hikers who love a true outdoor adventure.

  • Distance hiked: 14 km / 8 miles
  • Starting / Minimum altitude: 4,326 m / 14,200 ft
  • Maximum altitude: 5,150 m / 16,478 ft
  • Difficulty


  • English-speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of 8 people or more)
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your Ankasqocha Trail
  • Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma village trail head
  • Four-person tent for every 2 people
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Kitchen tent
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Toilet tent
  • Chef
  • Horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
  • Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
  • Duffel bag for your personal gear
  • Emergency horse in case we need it
  • 4 Breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 dinners
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit
  • Vistadome train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • One-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double room)
  • Ticket for Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Roundtrip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Not Included:

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Day 1 Breakfast
  • Day 5 Lunch in Aguas Calientes, after you tour Machu Picchu on your own
  • Gratuity for the crew (guide, chef, porters, about 10 people total)

What to bring:

  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • Down or synthetic feather sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Clothes (trekking boots, warm fleece jacket, tops, a few t-shirts, socks, sun hat, thermal underwear, light long pants, gloves, poncho, rain jacket)
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, wet wipes, personal towel)
  • Sunblock (35+ recommended)
  • Headlamp
  • Sunglasses and sun hat
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles (recommended especially for the steep descents, can be rented from us)
  • Insect repellent



$150.00 USD per person



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