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Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain Trek – 6 Days / 5 Nights

Ausangate Trek 6 Days Experience Plus Rainbow Mountain!

Ausangate Trek 6 days— Embark on the epic Ausangate Trek Peru across the Andes, and hike in one of the most beautiful and remote wilderness areas of the Ausangate circuit, including the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca. With this six-day itinerary, hiking around the Mount Ausangate (6,389 mt/ 20,956 ft), you’ll start for an exhilarating deep dive into the natural beauty, culture, and adventure of South America. This beautiful multi-day hike to Ausangate circuit with Peru Spirit Adventure is a true off the beaten path wilderness trek, tucked away in a well-hidden section of the Vilcanota Mountain range. Surrounded by glacial mountains, and stunning glacial lakes of electric blue and turquoise colors. Want to hike this trail and see Machu Picchu? We’ve got an awesome package for that: The 7 Day/6 Night Ausangate Trek & Machu Picchu Package.

Combine this Ausangate Park trail with the undiscovered Rainbow Mountain, and Experience the most unique landscape in the world traversing this pristine and beautiful region. Additionally, this Ausangate trek 6 days is Hike in for the highland verdant vistas and up-close encounters with rare Andean vicuñas, alpacas, llamas, and birds, witness the snow dusted mountains, glacier peaks, glistening lochs, glacier erratic rocks, breathtaking vistas on which to take it all in.

This 6 day/5 night Ausangate trek starts at the beginning of the Vilcanota mountain range and traverses past the highest peak in the Cusco region and then loops around Ausangate. Besides, our unique trek loop itinerary lets you catch the sunrise at Rainbow Mountain. Spend your days soaking in the massive peaks, and your evenings enjoying the stars. Our guides will cater to your needs and explain all about the landscape that surrounds you.

Come and be one of the first adventurers to make this Ausangate trek and Rainbow Mountain in 6 days, the beauty of this raw and dramatic landscape will help you understand why the park is designated one the most beautiful routes for adventure lovers in Peru. Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 957 326 998 or shoot us an email at peruspiritadventure@gmail.com to learn more or book your spot today!

Trip Details for Ausangate Trek 6 Days

  • Tour Name: Hike the Ausangate Circuit Plus Rainbow Mountain
  • Tour/Trek Duration: 6 Days/5 Nights
  • Location/Terrain: Glacial, snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, multiple high passes, rocky terrain, screed
  • Accommodation: 5 nights camping facilities along the Ausangate Trek, we use four person tents which are shared by only two people, come with one-Inch thick foam mattress pad, and pillow. Therma-Rest and sleeping bags are provided upon request.
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2 to 3 days in Cusco before embarking on Ausangate Trek 6 Days Experience Plus Rainbow Mountain!
  • Adventure Rating ★★★★★ Very Strenuous – Challenging, lengthy and high altitude with an averaging 16,400 feet above sea level, and campgrounds are 14,435 feet above sea level. This trek is designed for very experience active travelers in excellent physical and health condition. Full-day hikes (8-9 hours), mountainous, some very steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 4,000 feet) on many days, with some camping and hiking at extreme altitudes along remote mountain slopes, where you can enjoy quiet nights under a star-filled sky.
  • Activities: Hiking / Trekking, Camping, Archaeology and Cultural Adventures
  • Altitude: 3700m/12,139ft to 5135m/16,850ft
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available

Highlights of the Ausangate Trek 6 Days Plus Rainbow Mountains

  • Enjoy the stunning, and remote treks in Peru, with a spectacular view of snow-clad Ausangate Mountain, towering snow spires along the range.
  • Explore one of the most amazing destinations in the world by embarking on the Ausangate trek
  • Get off the beaten path and explore remote mountains along the Ausangate hike, in a high Andean realm close by to herd of llamas, and alpacas to the fantastic Rainbow Mountain
  • Enjoy the comforts of our legendary Ausangate Trek 6 Days camping services—the best on the trail!
  • Camp along remote mountainsides, enter into remote Andean culture preserved in rich Incan culture, and see an unforgettable night sky.
  • Escape the crowds on this challenging Inca Trail alternative crossing several high passes
  • Turquoise glacial lakes with flocks of aquatic birds, Andean wildlife, hot springs and inspiring mountain views
  • Explore the unique natural formations on earth the Rainbow Mountain with a specialist guide
  • This is fully supported trek by an emergency horse, horseman and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking gear and backpacks), and private trek leader.
  • Travel with your own private guide, muleteers, horses, delicious camp cuisine prepared by your personal cook.
  • Small groups, Big adventures (min 2 – max 8 / average 4)
  • Direct & official local tour operator based in Cusco, managed by locals & accredited by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism

Ausangate Trek is also photographer’s dreamed-route, has it all: as you embark on this once in a lifetime trek to the highest mountain in Cusco, you will witness stunning snow capped mountains, coloured rainbow hills, eroded peaks, lakes & streams, amazing sunrises, brilliant weather and skies dark enough to expose the Milky Way. Get ready for a mind-blowing experience while exploring this part of Cusco with fabulous Peru Spirit Adventure family! Peru Spirit Adventure’s team is made up of knowledgeable, passionate and experienced local guides and staff, with a strong commitment to responsible travel. The landscape of the Ausangate trekking is like nothing else you will have ever seen – it is truly breathtaking!

Keep your cameras ready and get ready for an unforgettable adventure to classic trekking holiday in Peru’s rugged and remote Cordillera Vilcanota.

This trip is officially operated by Peru Spirit Adventure, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

6 Day Ausangate Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Upis – Yana Qocha

For Ausangate Trek 6 Days! Pick up will be at 5 am from your hotel, we then drive for 3.5 hours to the trailhead which is a small town of Upis, passing Urcos Pass (4,000 m/13,123 ft), and Oncogate town along the way. At the trail trailhead, we will enjoy some breakfast and meet our local muleteers, horses, and get ready for the adventure.

After breakfast, we will start hiking for three-hour toward the northwest face of the impressive Ausangate mountain, enjoying the sceneries with llamas and alpacas. We will have lunch around noon by the skirt of Ausanagte Mountain.

Following lunch, we will climb for another 1.5 hours uphill to the first pass called Arapa Pass (4,800mt./15,748ft.) and then approximately 1:30 hours to your evening campsite at Yana Qocha (4,650 mt / 15,256 ft.), which is a place with amazing views around of the Ausangate mountain. Happy hour is around 5:30 pm and dinner at approx 7:00 pm depending on hiking speed/weather.

  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours approx
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Lowest Point: 4,350mt. / 14,272ft.
  • Highest Point: 4,800mt. / 15,748ft.

Day 2: Yana Qocha – Puka Qocha Pass – Qomer Qocha

After breakfast, we begin our trek with a 2-hour downhill and 1 hour and 30 minutes uphill to the second pass of the trail, called Puka Qocha. Along the way, we will enjoy colorful lakes surrounded by high mountains and unbelievable hanging glaciers, watch and hear for the glacier crashing into the tarns below! At the top of the pass, we will have a beautiful view of Ausangante Mountain then we will enter into the Red Mountain valley, an intact landscape with vivid colors all around, and llamas eating grass right close to you, as you approach to the lunch place we have still wonderful view of Rocky Mountains and have delicious lunch.

Following lunch, we continue trekking uphill for 2 hours to reach to the Warmisaya Pass (16,404ft.), from this pass, we will be able to spot the Rainbow Mountain in a further distance and the views are still very impressive. After witnessing the views and taking some pictures, we will walk the last 30-45 minutes downhill to reach the second camp located in Qomer Qocha (15,354ff.). Happy hour is around 5:30 pm and dinner at approx. 7:00 pm depending on hiking speed/weather.

  • Hiking Distance: 12 km / 7.46 miles
  • Hiking Time: 8-9 hours approx
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Lowest Point: 4,600 m / 15,092 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,000 m / 16,404 ft

Day 3: Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha

Today is a great day that awaits us because we will explore the Rainbow Mountain also called the 7-Color Mountain, one of the most beautiful trails in Cusco region! We will wake early with the coca tea delivered to your tent, then we will enjoy breakfast. After breakfast, we will hike up for about 1 and 30 minutes before reaching to the famous Rainbow Mountain, to beat the large crowds and explore in solitude and take pictures.

At Rainbow Mountain will spend approximately 45 minutes (depending on your trekking speed and weather conditions). After exploring the epic Rainbow Mountain, we will back to our camp by the same path that we took, along the way, we will have a chance to see some peasant that are still using the llamas as in the Incas time.

Once we get to the camp, we have time to take rest and enjoy the delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we will hike for 3 hours along the skirt of colorful mountains to reach to our campsite, called Ausangate Qocha (4,300mt. /14,107ft.) which is at the bottom of one of the Ausangate glaciers. Happy hour is around 5:30 pm with dinner at 7:00 pm.

  • Hiking Distance: 15 km / 9.32 miles
  • Hiking Time: 8-9 hours approx
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Lowest Point: 4,600 m / 15,091 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,050 m / 16,568 ft

Day 4, Ausangate Qocha – Palomani Pass – Jhampapampa

After breakfast, we leave camp about 7:00 am and climb steeply for 3 hours to the highest point of our whole trail called Palomani pass (5,100mt. / 15,010ft.).

From the pass there are extensive views of all the peaks in the Cordillera Vilcanota and some other colored hills which are still close by, we will then walk downhill to get the valley part, where we will eat our lunch, in the late afternoon we will walk up for 2 more hours to the next camp spot located at an elevation of 4,700 m / 15,420 feet. Where in the evening we will have happy hour around 5:30 pm, subsequently dinner.

  • Hiking Distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Hiking Time: 7–8 hours approx
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Lowest Point: 4,600 m / 15,092 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,130 m / 16,831 ft

Day 5, Jhampapampa – Jhampa Pass – Ninaparayoq

After breakfast that is provided by our chef, we will then hike gradually up to the Jhampa pass (5,400mt. /17,716ft.) for 2 hours. At this pass, we have incredible views of The Three Peaks and enjoy amazing views of the glacier peaks right in front of us.

As well as will hopefully get a glimpse of some wild vicuña and deer, and if we are really lucky, a condor, subsequently, we will arrive to the last campsite called Ninaparayoq 4,700mt. / 15,420ft. Where we will enjoy lunch and after that the whole afternoon is for relaxing at this last camp with happy hour and dinner following.

  • Hiking Distance: 8 km / 4.97 miles
  • Hiking Time: 5–6 hours approx
  • Overnight Accommodations: Camping facilities
  • Lowest Point: 4,700 m / 15,420 ft
  • Highest Point: 5,060 m / 16,601 ft

Day 6: Ninaparayoq – Pacchanta Town – Cusco

Today is the last day of our trek through the Peruvian Andes, so we get up early for another great day, after having breakfast we’ll hike downhill the Pacchanta valley for about 2-3 hours to Pacchanta town, the final point of the Ausangate trail.

Pacchanta is a rural community that boasts some well-known thermal baths where we can enjoy a nice dip with awesome views of the faces of Ausangate. At this place, we’ll eat our last lunch prepared by our private chef. After having lunch we’ll have a farewell ceremony to our muleteers, cooks, and guides. We will eventually drive back to Cusco and drop off at your hotel. All meals included, except the last dinner.

  • Hiking Distance: 5 km / 3.11 miles
  • Hiking Time: 2–3 hours approx
  • Lowest Point: 4,250 m / 13,944 ft
  • Highest Point: 4,700 m / 15,420 ft

What’s Included For Ausangate Trek 6 Days

Included on the Ausangate Trek

  • Pre-Trek briefing at your hotel or other agreed upon location the night before your trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide(s) and answer any questions
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek
  • All Transportation from the beginning to the end (Round Trip)
  • The entrance to Ausangate Park
  • The entrance to the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca
  • Duffle bags for your personal stuff up to 8kg/17.6lbs
  • High quality camping equipment in DOITE -KAILAS 3 (High mountain tents, comfortable and spacious created for 03 people, which are used only by 02 people. It has ventilation sleeves, reducing the condensation inside the tent. Resistant to strong winds and climates and/or frigid.)
  • Sleeping foam mattress, and pillows
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff
  • Portable toilet tent and toilet
  • English speaking professional guide
  • A professional chef
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5-afternoon snacks, and 5 dinners, all prepared by our cook. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food, please let us know
  • Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and others on request
  • Muleteers and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment, and your 8-kg / 16-pound personal items)
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank and emergency horse to escort us during the trek
  • Boiled water every day on the trek to fill your water bottle every morning
  • Warm water hand washing every day
  • All Taxes included

Not included on the Ausangate Trek

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after trek
  • Entrance to hot springs on the trail
  • Sleeping bags, air mattress, trekking poles (Can be hired from us)
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, and extra snacks
  • Tip for your guide(s) and trek staff are optional but highly encouraged if you enjoy your trek

Travel insurance (highly recommended)

Travel interruption & travel medical/evacuation insurance (required), Peru Spirit Adventure highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, lost of personal items and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Price

  • From US$ 790 / 6 days / per person
  • A personal porter included to carry your 8kg / 16 pounds personal items.

Price quoted above is based on 2-8 people per departure date, if you would like to take a private service, our price would increase in US$350 with two-person, US$300 with three-person, US$250 with four-person or more, these prices are applied to each person.

Group Size

A minimum of 2 hikers required to organize the Ausangate Trek 6 days, we are happy to arrange private/customized treks and itineraries for family groups, friend travelers, couple travelers or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our adventure to the highest trek in Peru. Prices are per person which are based on two people who might share a room/tent.

Please email us for more details at peruspiritadventure@gmail.com! We guarantee that your HIKE TO AUSANGATE CIRCUIT in 6 days will be limited to a maximum of 8 people (special, private party groups can exceed maximum).

Rentals Items

For the Ausangate Trek, every trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and walking sticks (with rubber tips) are optional but encouraged. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:

  • Sleeping Bag: $25
  • Inflatable Air Mattress: $20
  • Walking Sticks (Pair): $15

Can I do this trek in 7 days including Machu Picchu?

Yes, of course! You can do this complete loop of Ausangate trek plus Rainbow Mountain including Machu Picchu. If you are thinking to hike in 7 days this amazing trail, click here to check the proper information.

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Packaging List for Ausangate Trek 7 Days

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

  • A good-quality (and small) daypack.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof).
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles.

FOR YOUR DUFFEL

NOTE: Our hired porters will carry up to 7kg of personal items using this duffel, including sleeping bag and foam mattress.  Duffel will be provided to all hikers by us.

  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
  • Hiking pants.
  • Warm sleeping bag.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
  • Gloves/mittens, scarf, wool socks, woolen hat for the cold night.
  • Several pairs of hiking socks
  • A small, quick-drying towel.
  • Comfortable shoes for the campsites.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Personal medications (if necessary), Disinfectant, aspirin, stomach tablets, medicine to avoid altitude sickness, etc.
  • Optional: Water purifying tablets. Boiled water will be provided on the trail, in addition to the purchased bottles of water
  • Optional: Bathing clothes for hot springs
  • Optional: battery charger. There are no outlets on the trail.

FOR YOUR DAYPACK

  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning. 2-liter water bottle or backpacking camel
  • Hat to protect you from the sun
  • Rainwear or poncho for the rainy season (December to April).  Please note that it can still rain during the dry season
  • Fleece.
  • Toilet paper, pack in & pack out.
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • Toilet paper for the trail and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs. We recommend having both soles and dollars, in addition to your home currency
  • Trail snacks (dry fruits, energy bars, etc)
  • Sunblock and insect repellent
  • Optional: GPS to map the trail
  • Optional: binoculars to watch the nearby birds.







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    When is the best time to do the Ausangate Trek?

    Like most trek in the Cusco region, the best time to do the Ausangate trek, and all Peru hiking tours, is from May and October. This is the dry season in the Andes, making for sunnier weather and clearer days to take in the beautiful scenery. The driest months of the year is between June and August. The dry season is also the high season for the area, so Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail tend to be more densely populated. Fortunately, the remote Ausangate Trek is a unique choice, making it clear of crowds year round – even during peak season.

    Along the Ausangate trek, temperatures range from 10-20ºC during the day if it’s sunny, to 05-10ºC during the day if not sunny. Given the high altitude of the campsites, temperatures drop significantly in the evening and especially at night, where they may get down to -10ºC or even lower in the dry season. Warm clothes are therefore especially requested for this hike.

    The rainy season in the Andes is between November and April, with the rainiest months being January-March. During this time, especially in February, rain can be torrential, which may cause closures on the trail. It is best to stick to the dry season or the shoulder season (mixed weather) of April and October.

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      Thank you for booking and/or traveling on a Peru Spirit Adventure tour with Peru Spirit Adventure. We are 100% local Cusqueñan company and legally recognized by Peruvian law. These Terms and Conditions apply to any travel products and/or services purchased from Peru Spirit Adventure. A contract is entered into once PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE receives your booking form and deposit, and we accept and confirm the booking. Please note that travel arrangements are not confirmed until stated so in writing by PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE. All Peru Spirit Adventure based treks and tours are operated by Peru Spirit Adventure.

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      To reserve any of our tours and treks services, the customer must submit his or her personal information and a deposit. The personal information we require is the following: Full name (as appears on passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Gender, and Passport number.

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      • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
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      • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
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      • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
      • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is: info@peruspiritadventure.com
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      • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to peruspiritadventure@gmail.com.

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      • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.

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      • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
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      • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
      • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
      • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
      • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
      • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
      • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
      • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
      • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
      • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).

      INCA TRAIL TOURS

      • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
      • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
      • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.

      CHANGES MADE BY CLIENT

      • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

      With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

      • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
      • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
      • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
      • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
      • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.

      TRAVEL INSURANCE

      • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
      • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
      • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.

      ABOUT YOUR PASSPORT IN MACHU PICCHU, HUAYNA PICCHU AND ON THE INCA TRAIL:

      • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
      • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
      • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
        • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
          • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
        • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
      • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

      TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.

      FORCE MAJEURE

      Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)

      RISKS

      By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.

      FULL TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR ADVENTURE TOURS & TREKS

      • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
      • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
      • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
      • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
      • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
      • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
      • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
      • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
      • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
      • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
      • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
      • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.

      VERY IMPORTANT:

      • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
      • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)

      RIGHT TO USE PICTURES

      You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

      Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

      Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

      Peru Spirit Adventure

      Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more

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