Tour Details

Landscape Stargazing Ausangate Trek 6d/5n
Landscape Astrophotography Ausangate Trek

Tour Plan



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  • 1 person : US$1750.00 per person
  • 2 people :   US$1300.00 per person
  • 3 people:    US$1250.00 per person
  • 4 people :   US$1200.00 per person
  • 5 people :   US$1150.00 per person
  • 6 people :   US$1100.00 per person
  • 7+ people : US$1050.00 per person.

This is a full day hike in the Ausangate Peru region. Our journey will start at 4 am. We will pick you up from your hotel and take a 3-hour drive towards Pacchanta. This place is located at 4200 meters above sea level and passes by the Tinke village. This means that temperatures will be lower than Cusco itself. Once in Pacchanta your trekking chef will cook a hot breakfast for you. All safety protocols will be met in order to guarantee everybody’s health.
After breakfast and a small break, we will start our hike towards the lakes in the Ausangate region.

The hike will be about 5 hours and will take you along the path where we will see the different lakes like Azulcocha, OtorongoPucacocha, Alqacocha y Q’omercocha. That’s not the only highlight; we will also view the snow covered peaks that surround this area. These include Ausangate (6834 m.), Mariposa or Butterfly (5842 m.), Jampa (5500 m.), Pucapunta ( 5740 m), Caracol or Snail mountain (5625 m.), Tinke (5300 m.) and the whole Qayangate chain of mountains.

This area is located in the Andean region which means that weather is changeable. Expect everything from cold temperatures to hot sun impact. For this reason, we advise you to bring a hat or cap and to use a good sunblock to avoid any sunburn and headaches.

Along the path we will have the chance to see the local flora and fauna. From different kinds of birds to vicuñas and llamas. The views are breathtaking, and you will have the chance to visit all of the different lakes as you return along the same pathway. Once you get to the trailhead your trekking chef will have a hot lunch ready for you to recover your energy.

We will get up very early for the very spectacular sunrise.
Especially the reflection of the mountain in the blue lagoon to this beautiful moment – you will be accompanied by a cup of coffee or coca tea and then return to the camp great breakfast  have a good breakfast before starting the climb to Otorongo qocha and the other lagoons because in the upper part we have 6 lagoons with whom we will live this day, we will do the scouting of the area for the afternoon.

After a restorative breakfast, we return to Alzulqocha to cross the northern part of the snowy Ausangate towards upis during the journey we will have beautiful views of the snowy Ausangate before going down to the camp of upis. Once we arrive we will explore around to be ready for sunset.the sun, the Milky Way during the night and the sunrise the next morning.

After a generous breakfast we will begin the ascent towards the pass of arapa during the journey we will have opportunities to see many Vizcachas, perhaps some foxes, some Andean geese, maybe some hummingbirds, and vicuñas and surely many alpacas and llamas, once we reach the pass, we will do our offering to the step of arapa so that it gives us good weather and protects us. From there the next section of the road will be very different, arid medium and with some colors spectacular, on the way we can see some lagoons and the reflection of many mountains and peaks in the lagoons it is in this area where we will have lunch to then continue towards pucaqocha the place where we will rest this

After breakfast we will depart towards Anantapata during this section of the way we will have the Apu Ausangate in the southern part where you will have the first views of very spectacular colors where you can see a color red and ocher Once we reach the pass you will be able to observe the magical landscape that we will be able to have a beautiful view of the Andes. From there we will go to Anaptapata where A hot and restorative lunch awaits us and then we start to climb the Warmisaya pass from where we can already see our final goal, the mountain of colors, but first we must reach our next camp huampoqocha. We will rest next to a lagoon and it will be our last night to photograph the stars and the Milky Way then we will prepare as it should be both for the sunset the blue hour and the night because by the very early tomorrow, we will go to the mountain of colors for the sunrise and also to be the first to arrive at the place so that they have enough Time to photograph this wonder of nature.

This morning we will get up very early to reach the mountain of
colors for sunrise so we’ll just have a cup of coffee to start the road to vinicunca. Once finished with the visit to the mountain we will have breakfast because after After lunch we will go to the red valley which is an area of ​​another planet for its beautiful colors. We will have the final lunch in this area to then return to the city of Cusco. You will arrive in the city of Cusco at approximately 7 p.m.

Places You’ll See

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What's Included

Professional guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Food and drinks

Optional Extras​

Landscape Stargazing Ausangate Trek 6d/5n Embark on an extraordinary journey through the Andes with our Landscape Astrophotography Ausangate Trek 6-day/5-night adventure. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Peruvian highlands as you trek alongside the majestic Ausangate mountain. Capture the brilliance of the night sky with expert guidance, creating stunning astrophotography amidst these remote and awe-inspiring landscapes. Join us for an unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of adventure with the tranquility of stargazing, leaving you with memories to cherish for a lifetime."

Group Size :1 – 8 Guests
Experience | Difficulty

  • Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers

  • DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
  • Moderate schedule
  • Travel by car or minibus
  • Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking and hiking (none of our adventures have difficult hikes)
  • (non-photographers also welcome)


  • 6 Days Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Treks
  • Travel, landscape, nature, wildlife, and people photography
  • Professional photographer | guide

  • Photo walks & discussions
  • Small group size (1-8 guests)
  • Camping
  • Breakfasts
  • All Meals
  • National Park Permits
  • Local transportation

Travel InformationArrival Airport: Cusco – Transfer time to hotel 30min
Departure Airport: Cusco – Transfer time to hotel 30min
Our adventure begins in the morning on the first day and ends at end of  the last day.
Travel Visa:NOT  required .

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Landscape Stargazing Ausangate Trek 6d/5n

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Destination: Landscape Astrophotography Ausangate Trek
Duration: 6 days 5 nights days
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