Hike The Andes To Explore Rainbow Mountain And Machu Picchu
See stunning views of the highest mountain in Southern Peru, Ausangate Mount that is 6,377 meters
Relax in two different natural hot springs in the villages of Upis and Pacchanta
Trek through the stunning scenery while seeing herders, llamas, and wildlife
Camp surrounded by hanging glaciers with incredible mountain views
Summit two incredible passes of Puccacpcha and Chillca to see stunning views of the Peruvian Andes
Climb to the multi colored, geological wonder of Rainbow Mountain
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From …
If you are traveling to Cusco from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with major cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. Cusco is very well connected with Lima by air with ~40 daily flights operated by LATAM and Sky Airlines Peru. The flight takes ~90 minutes and is typically priced at USD ~60.
An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way. From Cusco airport to city centre, taxis are the best option (typical fare USD 3.5 - 5). We recommend established cab companies only. Lima to Cusco by bus is not a good option as it’s a long (~1100km), mountainous route and takes ~24 hours. From Arequippa you can take a bus to Cusco which typically takes 10.5 hours to cover ~512km and the fare is in the range of USD 15-30.
The Ausangate Trek is unique for exploring the natural beauty of the Peruvian Andes by exploring Rainbow Mountain, hot springs, glaciers, and summiting both Paccacpcha and Chillca Pass. This trek connects hikers to nature by camping every night in incredible locations such as being surrounded by hanging glaciers. This trek is perfect for experienced hikers who enjoy climbing up challenging passes and being rewarded by the incredible panoramic views.
Before departing on the Ausangate Trek, some considerations that should be made are to pack proper clothing and to train for the hike. The Ausangate Trek involves camping for every night other than the final evening in Cusco, the temperature can drop below freezing during the nights and early mornings. Due to this, it is critical to bring warm enough clothing for sleeping during the trip. This route to Machu Picchu requires a lot of physical stamina and most days trekkers will be hiking for nearly 8 hours, to complete this trail it is important to train prior to hiking it.
At present Cusco is a safe city with limited or no criminal activities. Local population is generally friendly and police are cordial to deal with. It is however recommended that you keep your belongings safe. - Police: Tourist Police of Peru, known as DIRTUR (Directorate of Tourism and Ecology) is located in the Túpac Amaru square in the Wanchaq district of Cusco - Emergency Numbers: Emergency Central – 105, Fire Station – 116, Medical Emergencies – 117 - Hospitals (Attention for accidents and sickness, general practice intern and all emergencies) Antonio Lorena Hospital Address: Plazoleta Belén 1358. Emergency: Telephone: 22-6511. Telephones: 22-6511 / 22-9616 / 24-5218. Hospital Regional Del Cusco Address: Av. de la Cultura s/n. Emergency: Telephone: 22-3691 Telephones: 51-84-227661 / 23-1131 - Medical Clinics (for sickness, certain emergencies and accidents) Essalud Clinic - Add: Av. Anselmo Alvarez s/n, Ph: 51-84-234724 Clinic Centro Médico Pardo - Add: Av. de la Cultura 710, Ph: 62-4186 Clinic Cusco - Add: Av. Los Inkas 1012, Emergency: 65-0162 / 22-3190, Ph: 51-84-240645 Clinic Panamericana - Add: Av. de la Infancia 508 - Wanchaq, Emergency: 65-1888, Ph: 51-84-249494 Clinic Paredes - Add: Lechugal Street 405, Ph: 51-84-225265
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