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Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Experience the Magnificent Ausangate Trek to the Rainbow Mountain

Ausangate Trek 4 days– Experience the best of the Ausangate trek with Rainbow Mountains (Vinicunca) on this 4-day hiking adventure through one of Peru’s most timeless and wilderness regions, in Southern Cusco. This adventure trek takes you to travel off the beaten path, at the skirt of the Ausangate peak (6300m/21,000ft.), with impressive and beautiful landscapes of the Andes, snow-capped mountains, glaciers and high alpine lakes, waterfall, surreal rainbow-striped passes, and herd of llamas and alpacas, in the most iconic snow-capped mountain in the Vilcanota Range, and the incredible colorful Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountains. This beautiful multi-day hike to get the ultimate destination Rainbow Mountain is designed for a smoother and leisurely hike in the remote and untouched wilderness of the Ausangate route – a bucket-list trail high in the Andes.

Our 4 day Ausangate trek itinerary gets you to experience diverse landscapes, enter into remote Andean culture and see isolated communities of the highland and unforgettable night sky. This Rainbow Trek is a new route in the high Andes, tucked away in a well-hidden section along the shadow of one of Peru’s most sacred peaks.

At the end of each thrilling day of the trek, the staff of Peru Spirit Adventure will welcome you to our unique campsite in dramatic settings, each one featuring private roomy tents, dining tent, toilet tent and, delightful cuisine!

Join us and be one of the first adventurers to make this Ausangate Trek in 4 days, and hike alongside the magnificent Apu Ausangate and arriving at the colorful striated Vinicunca mountains – an impressive natural formation colored hills. Whether you have experience in hiking and you’re really up for a challenge you can go on our incredible 3D/2N Challenge Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain or the 5D/4N Ausangate Trek Circuit and Rainbow Mountain. This isn’t a trek for all, but those who want to get off the beaten path will find this an experience of a lifetime–Ausangate trek 4 days.

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Ausangate Trek 4 Days Summary

Peru Spirit Adventure Tours organize a new way of experiencing the Ausangate trek 4 days through one of the wildest and rarely visited areas of Peru. Taking in several high passes, it is not for the faint-hearted, but the reward is the signature Rainbow Mountains of Vinicuna.

Trek to Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain in 4 days
View ice-clad Ausangate mountain on Ausangate trek to Rainbow Mountain in 4 days, and the diverse ecosystems of the Cordillera Vilcanota

Highlights of the Ausangate to Rainbow Mountain 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 stunning and remote hike in Peru, traveling along the untouched wilderness with the view of ice-clad Ausangate mountain.
  • Hike a segment of the Ausangate Circuit route with spectacular views of glaciers, turquoise alpine lakes with flocks of aquatic birds, and rugged mountains along the Ausangate Peak.
  • A trek designed for a smoother and leisurely experience in the remote part of the Ausangate region to enter into the remote Andean culture.
  • Explore the unique natural formations on earth the Rainbow Mountain with a specialist guide – some of the most beautiful, natural landscapes in all of South America.
  • Camp along remote mountainsides, enter into remote Andean culture, and see an unforgettable night sky, in the Cordillera Vilcanota.
  • Enjoy the comforts of our legendary Ausangate Trek camping services—the best on the trail and a bucket-list trail high in the Andes.
  • Travel with your own private guide, muleteers, horses, delicious camp cuisine prepared by your personal cook.
  • This is fully supported trek by an emergency horse, horseman and horses (to carry tents, food, cooking gear and backpacks), and private trek leader
  • 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 to the 7-Color Mountain (Vinicunca)
Combine the classical tour of Ausangate with the spectacular Rainbow Mountain and Unfold the Andes wilderness

Trip Details for Ausangate Trek 4 Days

  • Tour Name: Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)
  • Trek / Tour Duration: 4 Days/3 Nights
  • Location/Terrain: Glacial, rocky trails, snow-capped peaks and multiple high passes
  • Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2 to 3 days in Cusco before embarking on our 4 day Ausangate Rainbow Mountain hike
  • Accommodation: 3 nights camping facilities, we use 4 person tents that 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.
  • Adventure Rating ★★★★☆ – Moderate – Demanding to strenuous, lengthy and high altitude: Travelers should be physically fit and prepared for multiple hours of activity. Certain days might have more challenging physical activities with full-day hikes (6-8 hours)
  • Activities: Hiking / Trekking, Camping Adventure
  • Altitude: 3,799 m/12,464ft to 5,050m/16,568ft
  • Departures: Daily departures with 2 or more people
  • Customizable: Yes! Private, custom, add-ons all available

Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Cusco – Upis Village – Upis Hot Spring
  • Day 2: Upis Hot Spring – Arapa Pass – Puka Qocha Campsite
  • Day 3: Puka Qocha – Warmisaya Pass – Qomer Qocha
  • Day 4: Qomer Qocha – Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain – Cusco
Appreciate the majestic views of Ausangate peak and some of the highest peaks in the Andes on Ausangate trekking
Appreciate the majestic views of Ausangate peak and some of the highest peaks in the Andes on Ausangate trekking 4 days

Itinerary for Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain – 4 Days

Pre-Trek Briefing:

We will provide a full pre-trek briefing for the Ausangate trek 4 days at your hotel or other agreed upon location the night before your trek, and you can take this opportunity to ask questions about the trek itinerary and make any final preparations. You will also be given your duffle bag so that you can pack your gear for the trek. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing.

Day 1: Cusco – Upis Village – Upis Hot Spring

Our Trek to Ausangate and the Rainbow Mountain begins at your hotel at 5:00 am, we will then drive for 3 hours along the beautiful landscape of the Andes and through small towns of Urcos, Ocongate, and Tinke to reach the trailhead, called Upis Community (12,464ft), where we will meet our horseman and horses, and have some time to prepare for the great adventure and enjoy the breakfast accompanied by the view of the Andes and snow-capped mountain range of Vilcanota with Ausangate Glacier Peak (20,944 ft.) in the background. Following breakfast, we will hike up through the highland valley inhabited by herds of llamas and alpacas – enjoying views of the Andes, as we continue our trekking, we can see impressive views of the glaciers of Ausangate and meet some farmers wearing their typical dress. Upon Arrival to Upis hot spring (13,776ft), we will enjoy our first delicious meal prepared by our trekking chef, and we will camp in this dramatic place, with the spectacular view to Ausangate in front of our camp, in the afternoon you will have a chance to relax and soak in a natural hot spring whose cost is 10 PEN, or just walking around trying to shoot the best sunset on incredible views of the snow-capped Ausangate range.

  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours approx.
  • Hiking Distance: 10 km / 6.21 miles
  • Campsite altitude: 13,776ft. / 4,198 mt.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate
Trek to Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain in 4 days
A wide and smooth ascent to the impressive Ausangate mountain on Ausangate trek 4 days experience to Rainbow Mountain

Day 2: Upis Hot Spring – Arapa Pass – Puka Qocha Campsite

This day, we begin the morning with our service of hot drinks at your tent, we will then enjoy fresh hot breakfast in the chilly high-altitude camp. After a nutritious breakfast, we will begin the hike through a beautiful green high alpine valley and on a winding road with phenomenal views of Ausangate peak to the first Arapa Pass (15,748 feet). At the pass, the trail treats us to dazzling views of the rugged mountains. If we are lucky, we might have the chance to see some vicuñas grazing freely there, Condors and Chinchilla where their expert trekking guide will explain the landscape of the trail as well as the flora and fauna of the area. After exploring, we continue hiking downhill to get our lunch spot located at an impressive spot, right next to the glacial lake of Yana Qocha with backdrops of stunning snow-clad of Ausangate mountain. After lunch, our trek continues through the highland plain to the second campsite, called Puka Qocha (15,088feet), surrounded by dazzling peaks of Ausangate Mountain and glacier lakes. In the late afternoon, we will enjoy the afternoon tea, followed by dinner.

  • Hiking Time: 6-7 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 11 km / 6.83 miles
  • Campsite altitude: 15,088ft / 4598mt.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate – Challenging
Enjoy the gorgeous views of the blue lakes and the Ausangate Glacier Peak on Ausangate trek
Enjoy the gorgeous views of the blue lakes and the Ausangate Glacier Peak on Ausangate trek Peru

Day 3: Puka Qocha – Warmisaya Pass – Qomer Qocha

Today is an absolutely incredible day! After breakfast, we will start hiking up on the steep switchback trail towards the second pass, called Puka Qocha Pass (16,404ft). Once we reach the Pass, we will be on top of the mountain peaks, and the 360-degree views around it are amazing. In front of you, you will have an extraordinary vantage point to look down and see the snowy mountains that go in different directions and the red valleys of the highlands with colorful mountains and untouched landscape. Afterwards, we will take advantage of some great photographic opportunities and begin our descent into the valley – then we will climb up to reach our lunch spot called Ananta (15,092 feet), located in a highland valley with incredible views all around and some llamas grazing nearby. After 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 third camp located in Qomer Qocha (15,354ff.). In the evening, we will enjoy hot drinks and dinner.

  • Hiking Time: 7-8 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 11 km / 6.83 miles
  • Campsite altitude: 15,354ft. / 4,679mt.
  • Level of difficulty: Challenging

Day 4: Qomer Qocha – Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain – Cusco

This day is a great adventure awaits us, because we will finally experience the Rainbow Mountain while walking on one of the exceptionally beautiful trails of the Cusco region! After an early breakfast, we will hike up for 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the destinations on the bucket list – the Rainbow Mountain of Peru. Once we arrive, we will have enough time to enjoy the spectacular and unique place, located in the high and remote mountains of the Peruvian Andes. After witnessing the striking colors of the Rainbow Mountain, we will walk downhill for about 2 and a half hours to reach the place of lunch, then we say goodbye to our muleteers, cook, and we will eventually drive back to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Hiking Time: 3-4 hours
  • Hiking Distance: 6 km / 3.72 miles
Ausangate trek and Rainbow Mountain 4 days
Enjoy incredible views of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain and Ausangate Trek in the remote areas of the Andes

Important Note on Itinerary

The adventure travel requires considerable flexibility, although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, the route, schedule, itinerary, amenities and mode of transport are subject to change without prior notice due to circumstances or events, which may include sickness or mechanical breakdown, incidents in the location where the Product will be operated, flight cancellations, strikes, events emanating from political disputes, entry or border difficulties, extreme weather and other unpredictable or unforeseeable circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of Peru Spirit Adventure and that Peru Spirit Adventure is not liable to any Client for such changes or amendments. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it! Peru Spirit Adventure shall not be liable for or pay any discounts or refunds for missed or unused services which were missed or unused by the Client due to no fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, or representatives, which shall include any termination of the Client’s participation in the tour Product due to the Client’s own fault, negligence or breach of these Terms.

What’s Included For Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Included on the Trail

  • Pre-trek briefing the night before the start of your trek to go over the itinerary, meet your guide (s) and answer any questions
  • English speaking professional guide (They all grew up in the Cusco region, and are committed to teaching others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional and will ensure you are safe and happy)
  • Private transport from your hotel to the trailhead and back to Cusco
  • A duffel bag in which to put your personal items, and will only be available at your campsite each day (morning and evening)
  • Horses and muleteers (to carry tents, food, cooking equipment, and your duffel bags of 8-kg / 16-pound personal items).
  • One-Inch thick foam mattress pad
  • Entrance tickets to Ausangate trail and the Rainbow Mountain
  • Camping equipment (for 3 nights) that 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.
  • Meals: Breakfast (4), lunch (4), dinner (3), and snacks on the trail
  • Toilet tent
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen tank and emergency horse to escort us during the trek
  • Hot water every morning and evening for hand washing purposes
  • Boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and afternoon

Not Included on the Trail

  • 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
  • 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.


  • From US$ 585 / 4 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. Minimum of 2 hikers required to organize the tour to Ausangate trek 4 days. We are happy to arrange private/customized treks and itineraries for groups or solo travelers – please email us for more details at! We guarantee that your Ausangate trek to Rainbow Mountain will be limited to a maximum of 8 people (special, private party groups can exceed maximum).

Rentals Items for Ausangate trek 4 Days

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

What to Bring

  • Original passport & valid International Student Card (ISIC, if applicable), some copies.
  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Sleeping bag (the recommendation is a rating of at least minus 10°c.)
  • Sleeping bag liner.
  • Hiking boots (waterproof). Sneakers are acceptable but expect to get wet
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn.
  • Trekking poles with rubber covers. Without rubber covers, they will be of limited use.
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes for the nighttime.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • headlamp.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves for the nighttime.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Deep or mosquito repellent.
  • Day Pack: We provide a duffle bag, to put in some personal belonging that will no use during the day, and it will be carried by pack horses, and you will need a small daypack for carrying your water, snacks, camera, rain gear, and layers, sunscreen and bug spray, meds every day.
  • Rain gear (you need to have a rain gear. From April- Oct is dry season and from Nov-Mar is the wet season. Just keep in mind that it can rain anytime of the year in the cloud forest and in the Peruvian Andes the weather is very changeable and unpredictable, it’s also good to have rain pants, as well, as a poncho will not suffice)
  • Personal first-aid kit. We recommend you bring
    anti-inflammatory tablets (ibuprofen), aspirin for headaches or muscle pain and blister kit.). Also, some recommendations meds of the doctor for parasites and stomach bacterial infections (tablets like Ciprofloxacin for bacteria and Metronidazole, Tinidazole) and for high altitude (altitude sickness) Diamox and Ciprofloxacin.
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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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      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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      Once the customer confirms their reservation, we will send an email within 24 hours with a confirmation of their tour or trek and the deposit amount and also, details of the services included and not included in the service price. Once we send this information to the customer, if we do not receive any response from the customer it will be assumed by the company that the customer has accepted all terms and conditions. We provide a full pre-tour briefing at your hotel in Cusco. This gives the customer the chance to ask any questions they may have about the tour or trek itinerary.— ABOUT THE BRIEFING: The night before your tour or trek, there will be a pre-tour talk (briefing) at your hotel in Cusco at either 6:00 pm or 7:00 pm. (exact time will be confirmed by email). Once you receive your briefing time, if we do not hear back we will assume it is confirmed by you. Please take this into consideration when booking your travel plans to Cusco, ensuring you arrive in time for the briefing. If your tour or trek begins on a Monday then the briefing will be scheduled for the Saturday before.

      • Please note that it is difficult to change the briefing time and date at short notice. Therefore, if we receive a request for a briefing change less than 48 hours prior to the scheduled briefing, we most likely will not be able to change the briefing time or date. We will, however, do everything we can to change to try and accommodate the schedule change.


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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.
      • For the Rainbow Mountain tours & hikes we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
      • For the Humantay Lake Day Trip, we require a deposit of $100 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
      • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
      • 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.
      • For large groups, we accept wire transfer for deposits and final balances due. If you would like more information about the wire transfer option, please email us at

      FINAL PAYMENTS: We accept cash and PayPal for final payments. A client may not depart for the tour or trek until payment in full is received, either in cash or by PayPal.

      • 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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