Ausangate + Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain)
Ausangate + Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain): (Trekking) The trek to Ausangate is considered one of the 10 best trekking trips in Peru. You will have encounters with herds of Llamas and Alpacas and sites of the elusive Vicuña. Also this is the kingdom of the magnificent Condor, the Andean Ibis, the Andean goose and many others. We will hike near colorful lakes and pristine glaciers. At the end of the trip, we will cross to Vinicunca or better known as Rainbow Mountain.
TD.30 KM T.4 days H.5,100 MSNM C.840 M
Trekking / Hiking
Trekking and Hiking are oftentimes used as synonyms, but that’s incorrect! There are big differences between them.
Hiking involves a long energetic walk in a natural environment on established hiking trails or footpaths for a day or overnight. It’s done for pleasure, to reconnect with nature and calm the mind. Highly recommended to lower stress and to breathe fresh air. You should be able to walk for at least 3 hours.
Trekking involves a long vigorous hike in a wild natural environment for multiple days. It can be done off hiking trails and frequent navigation skills are required. It’s more challenging than hiking due to multiple days of hiking; it can be anywhere from 40km up to 24,00km and up. You must have good physical and mental condition to walk at least for 9 hours and multiple days in a row.