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Ausangate Trek 7 Days To Machu Picchu

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Cusco - Sacsayhuaman - Sacred Valley - Maras Salt Mines - Machu Picchu - Rainbow Mountain Vinicunca
Ausangate Trek 7 Days To Machu Picchu

Ausangate Trek 7 Days To Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour

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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
1000 m / 3400 ft
Activity Level
Leisurely (Easy, gentle walk, stone steps)
Group Size
Min: 8, Max: 10

Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain Tour

Explore the essential highlights of Peru’s Sacred

Experience this Ausangate trek 7 days to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain!

Ausangate Trek 7 days– Embark on this unforgettable Ausangate trek to Machu Picchu, and discover the beauty and rugged highlands of the Ausangate region— snow-capped mountains, glacial lakes, wildlife, hot springs, and the stunning rainbow mountains, all ending with a visit the country’s most famous site, the ruins of Machu Picchu.

This stunning 7-day trek along the sacred peak of Ausangate (6,385 m/20,948 ft) to the breathtaking “Lost City of the Incas,” including the Rainbow Mountains, are the ultimate and absolute program we have for you to immerse more into the real experience with more free time to roam and explore the beauty of the Andes following the Peruvian desert path around the skirt of the highest snow-capped peak in Cusco, enjoying the trek properly with no rush.!

  • Tour Name: Ausangate Trek with Rainbow Mountain to Machu Picchu
  • Tour/Trek Duration: 7 Days/6 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. One night 3-star Hotel in Aguas Calientes Town / Machu Picchu Pueblo at Cabaña Hotel Machu Picchu or Tierra Viva Machu Picchu (Double occupation / hot showers, private bath, and breakfast included)
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2 to 3 days in Cusco before embarking on our Ausangate Trek 7 Days Plus Rainbow Mountain Experience to Machu Picchu!
  • 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
  • Departures: Daily departures with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available

What's it like

As well as, the Ausangate trek & Machu Picchu itinerary brings you to Peru’s iconic landscapes, where you embrace all the famed Ausangate trek beauty with none of the crowds on the trail, hiking into the remote, untouched wilderness of the Ausangate circuit, and witness the great coloured Rainbow mountain (Vinicunca) – A must see.!

Come and be one of the first adventurers to make this Ausangate trek to Machu Picchu with us and enjoy one of the most breathtaking spots on earth with craggy peak rising dramatically from the lake’s edge up towards the heavens, the coloured hills, and conquer Machu Picchu hiking through this rarely-visited range, on quiet trails, following lovely alpine valleys that are home to traditional Quechua Indian herdsmen and some of Peru’s most rare and spectacular wildlife, including herds of grazing vicunas and the majestic Andean condor.

This beautiful Ausangate trek 7 days starts in the small town of Upis and takes you to hike in for the highland verdant vistas and up-close encounters with rare andean 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 trip is officially operated by Peru Spirit Adventure Tours, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

  • Enjoy the stunning, and remote treks in Peru, with spectacular views of glaciers, turquoise alpine lakes with flocks of aquatic birds, and rugged mountains along the Ausangate Mountain.
  • 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
  • Camp along remote mountainsides, enter into remote Andean culture preserved in rich Incan culture, and see an unforgettable night sky, in the Cordillera Vilcanota.
  • This is fully supported trek by an emergency horse, horseman and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking gear and backpacks), and private trek leader.
  • Enjoy the comforts of our legendary Ausangate Trek camping services—the best on the trail and a bucket-list trail high in the Andes
  • Spend the last day at Incomparable Machu Picchu, “Lost City of the Incas” with a private guide
  • 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)
  • Ausangate Trek 7 days 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 to Machu Picchu 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!

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime and be one of the first adventurers to make this trek – give us a call at +51 957 326 998 or shoot us an email at to learn more or book your spot today!

Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis – Yana Qocha

We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30 am, we will then have three and a half hours driving to get Upis town. Along the way, we pass through beautiful countryside and several traditional villages including Urcos, Ccatcca, and Oconcgate. Once we arrive in Upis, starting point of the trek located at 4,350m/14,272ft above sea level. We will meet up our local muleteers and horses, where we’ll have our breakfast and get ready to start the Ausangate great adventure, we will hike gradually uphill for about 2 hours and 30 minutes following the highland valley inhabited by llamas and alpacas along a wonderful prelude to the magnificent scenery of the Cordillera Vilcanota, with great views of Ausangate Mountain in backdrop to get the lunch spot, called Pamparapa located at 4,600m / 15,092 ft above sea level. After lunch, we will trek for about three hours and half more until we reach the first campsite, called Yana Qocha located at 4,650 m / 15,256 ft above sea level. From the lunch spot, the first 2 hours is uphill to get the first pass called Arapa pass 4,800 m/ 15,748 ft, at this point we’ll be impressed by stunning views of eroded mountains, and highland valleys. We will then hike downhill for 1 hour and 30 minutes to get the campsite – a place with amazing views around of the Ausangate mountain.

Day 2: Yana Qocha – Ananta – Qomer Qocha

We will wake you up with a hot cup of coffee or coca tea and leave you to enjoy the stunning sunrise in this secluded location. After breakfast, we start walking along a gently sloping trail (up and down), into a valley blue glacial lakes and waterfalls. This section of the Ausangate trail is one of the most picturesque ones, which is located along the impressive Ausangate Mountain 6384m / 20,945ft, the highest mountain in Cusco. After hiking for 1 and a half hours along these beautiful and colorful glacial dazzling mountain lakes in the region, called Uchuy PuKa Qocha. Marvel at its waterfalls, and continue onwards to Jatun PuKa Qocha (“big red lake”), we will then start hiking up on a switchback trail to Puka Qocha Pass 5000mt / 16,404ft. At the top of the pass we will have a beautiful view of Ausangante Mountain the lagoons below, formed by a melting glacier. In front of us, we will have an extraordinary vantage point to look down and see the snow-capped mountains going in different directions and the red valleys of the highlands with colorful mountains and an untouched landscape. Afterwards, we will take advantage of some great photographic opportunities and begin our descent into the valley, walking close to some freely grazing llamas and alpacas. Then we will climb to reach our lunch spot called Ananta (15,092 feet), located in a highland valley with incredible views everywhere and some llamas grazing nearby. 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 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 campsite located at Qomer Qocha 4,680m/15,354ft

Day 3: Qomer Qocha – Rainbow Mountain – Ausangate Qocha

This morning, the wake-up time will very early to go and explore the painted hill or Vinicunca “Rainbow Mountain Peru”, to beat the large crowds and explore in solitude and take pictures. We only take what we need. Typically, the sky is clear and full of stars. The hiking path is uphill for about 1 and 30 minutes before reaching to the famous Rainbow Mountain. When we arrive at the epic Rainbow Mountain, we will soak up incredible views of the Painted Hill or Vinicunca also called the 7-Color Mountain, in the Vilcanota range and we will receive information from your tour guide as to why these mountains are unique! After exploring for approximately 45 minutes (depending on your trekking speed and weather conditions), we return to our camp by the same path we took, along the way, we will have the opportunity to see some farmers who still use llamas as in the time of the Incas. Once we arrive at the camp, we will have time to rest and enjoy the delicious lunch. In the afternoon, we will walk for 3 hours to the third camp, called Ausangate Qocha following the path along the skirt of the colorful mountains. Subsequently, we will arrive at the camp where we will enjoy afternoon tea before being served an amazing dinner.

Day 4: Ausangate Qocha – Jhampa Pampa

After another wonderful breakfast, we begin another challenging and rewarding day. We will climb steeply for 3 hours along the shores of the lagoon Ausangate Qocha and the glacial moraine, next to the Ausangate Mt (6,384m/ 20,945 feet) to the highest point on the trek, Palomani Pass 5,130m/16,831feet. where, we will enjoy extensive views of all the peaks of the Cordillera Vilcanota, and take a glance the massive mountain and some other colored hills which are still close by, then, we then descend 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 tea time, subsequently dinner.

Day 5: Jhampa Pampa – Ninaparayoc

After breakfast, we leave camp at 7:00 am and begin climbing up to the Jhampa pass 5,060 m / 16,601 feet. At this pass, we will have incredible views of The Three Peaks, amazing views of the glacier peaks right in front of us, and will hopefully get a glimpse of some wild vicuña and deer, and if we are really lucky, a condor. We then descend gradually downhill between Ausangate Mountain and the Two Twin Mountains for 2 hours until the last campsite called Ninaparayoq 4,700m/15,420feet. Upon our arrival, we will have lunch and after that, the whole afternoon is for chilling at this last campsite.

Day 6: Ninaparayoc – Pacchanta Town – Ollantaytambo Town – Machu Picchu Pueblo

We will start early again, waking up at 6:30 am to have another great day, after having breakfast we’ll hike downhill for 2 hours and 30 minutes to Pacchanta town, the final point of the Ausangate Trek, where we’ll have a chance to soak into the hot springs, and enjoy the last lunch prepared by our trekking cook. Next, we leave Pacchanta town to drive for 4 hours to get Ollantaytambo town. We will drive though the true Sacred Valley of The Incas, following the Wilkamayu River towards the west on the narrow flat and windy paved road between the river and the hills, where we pass through the towns of Calca, Yucay and Urubamba before arriving at Ollantaytambo, with several lovely small towns dotted along the way. Upon our arrival this picturesque town, we’ll explore it walking on its typical and ancient cobblestone Incan streets. In the evening we’ll have our dinner and celebrate the trip, later on at 7:05 pm we’ll take the train to Machu Picchu town for 2 hours, where we’ll spend the night at h

Day 7: Guided Tour at Machu Picchu – Cusco

Today will be the most important day of the Ausangate Trek! Because we’ll conquer Machu Picchu, Peru’s most iconic ruins. So we wake up very early to have breakfast at the hotel, and taking the first buses up to the sanctuary for 25-minute. Once in Machu Picchu, your guide will introduce you to the Sacred city of Machu Picchu, and we will head directly to a well-sought out location from where we will watch the spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu and take photographs. After the photography session, your guide will take you to the most important places, explain to you the history, mysteries, and the great Inca technology used to build Machu Picchu for 2-3 hours guided tour of the citadel. Once you finish the sightseeing at Machu Picchu you will have enough time to explore the sacred city. Whether you have booked a climb to Wayna Picchu, you will climb up the mountain after or before the tour, it depends of the spaces availability for that date, more info see Wayna Picchu option. In the afternoon you have to take the bus from Machu Picchu Inca city back to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu town), then to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station and/or Poroy train station, where our transportation will be waiting for you to get you back to the hotel in Cusco. Meals not included, except the breakfast which is provided at hotel. End of the adventure.

  • Pre- Departure briefing
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek
  • Transportation from Hotel to the trailhead of the Ausangate trek
  • Transportation from Pacchanta town to Ollantaytambo train station
  • Round trip train ticket
  • Bus up & down in Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • 1 night hotel In Machu Picchu town
  • Transportation from train station to hotel
  • Comfortable camping equipment for 5 nights which are shared by only two people each tent
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • Sleeping foam mattress, pillows, warm blankets
  • Professional local tour guide
  • Meals: Breakfast (6), lunch (6), dinner (5), and snacks
  • A professional Quechua chef
  • Horses to carry food, equipment and carry your 8 kg / 16 pounds personal items.
  • Oxygen tank
  • Emergency horse in case you struggle
  • Boiled water every day on the trek
  • Entrance tickets to the Ausangate trail and Rainbow Mountain
  • All Taxes included

  • Flights
  • Hotel before/after trek
  • Entrance to hot springs on the trail
  • Rentals: 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: $20
    • Inflatable Air Mattress: $15
    • Walking Sticks (Pair): $15
  • Dinner on day 6, and lunch and dinner on day 7.
  • 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 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.

Packaging List for Ausangate Trek 7 Days


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


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.


  • 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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    • 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:
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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


    • 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.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • 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).


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • 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 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!)


    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.


    • 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.


    • 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)


    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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