Acclimatization before starting the trek
In the summer of 2022, I decided to travel solo for a month in Peru. One of the most amazing and beautiful treks I have done was Ausangate in the Andes. It is a pretty remote trek and it can be done in 4 to 7 days depending on what you choose. I have chosen the variant of 6 days together with the Rainbow Mountain. I traveled with the agency perusummitadventures as I haven’t found a trekking buddy. But the trek can be done independently , though it can be tricky because of its remoteness and it is not marked.
It is a high altitude trek, and the starting point is already at 4300m , so good adaptability and acclimatization before the trek is the key. It requires crossing several passes over 5000m , and it can be extremely cold. It is not a technical trek, though.
When I’ve done the trek, sadly the weather was pretty extreme and we even got caught up in a snowstorm at 5000m.
This being said, if one goes trekking in Peru, should do this trek if possible.
- Backpack, Down Jacket, Gaiters, Headlamp, Hiking Boots, Hiking Poles, Sleeping Bag, Stove and Fuel, Sunglasses
I forgot my gaiters