Ausangate Circuit is a 41.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Ocongate, Cusco, Peru that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 41.1 miles Elevation Gain: 8,585 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

lake

hot springs

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

over grown

rocky

scramble

snow

washed out

off trail

The Ausangate Trek is a beautiful hike through the rarely visited areas in Peru. It traverses through several high altitude passes where you will see snow-capped peaks and glaciers, llamas, and gorgeous lakes. The Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains is also seen on this trekking adventure! This is a 4 day, 3 night backpacking trip.

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

Awesome 3 days loop!!! Spectacular views and you get to go through little villages with locals and lots of Alpacas! I'd definitely recommend doing the loop from Pacchanta in 3 or 4 days! (instead of Tinki) We did it in 3 days (see recording (53 Km)) but the last day was very long. However we could have hike further on day 2. We didn't see many people except locals and the landscapes were beautiful! And also, hot spring in Pacchanta at the end of the hike with a great view of the Ausangate mountain...

Mon Apr 22 2019

Hard but defenitly worth it. After every couple kilometers, the surroundings change.

backpacking
Thu Feb 14 2019

Absolutely incredible hike. The elevation makes it hard work as you are hiking over passes reaching between 5000-5200m each day but it is well worth it! We went with a guide but with hindsight we would have preferred to do it alone. Take layers!

backpacking
Sat Aug 11 2018

We hike it independently without a guide or porter. See report below for details. Trip report: https://travel2walk.com/2019/07/03/trip-report-ausangate-circuit-august-2018/ Trip video: https://travel2walk.com/2019/07/06/trip-video-ausangate-circuit-august-2018/

backpacking
Tue Jun 12 2018

Incredible sights. The hike was very difficult. However if you train correctly then it becomes difficult. The scenes and the mountains were jaw dropping. If you add another day or two then you can also see rainbow mountain which is just as beautiful. I highly recommended this hike to anyone. There are no people on the trial so you get to really take all of the environment in. I will never forget this hike and will trek it again in the future.

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