- Availability: Available now
- Group size: 2-10
- Tour Type: Hiking / Adventure
- Max. Elevation: 12 km /7.5 m
Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain 4D/3N
665 USD Per person
Ausangate Trek, Rainbow Mountain & Machu Picchu 4D/3N
The Ausangate is one of the least explored regions in the vicinity of Cusco and Machu Picchu, however it is one of the most amazing natural and scenic regions of Peru. The Ausangate trek and the rainbow mountain to Machu Picchu gives you the opportunity to observe stunning geological landscapes of the Peruvian Andes.
The highlight of the 1st day is the view of Mount Mariposa at the foot of the peasant community of Upis, large herds of vicuñas (wild ancestors of the Alpacas), beautiful hills of various colors and the majestic Pucacocha lagoon. During the 2nd day in the Ausangate trek, the snowy Huayna-Ausangate decorated with 2 lagoons of a beautiful turquoise color is observed, the Condor pass is crossed from where the red valley of Chilca and the imposing snowy Ausangate are seen, in the afternoon you can see a beautiful sunset over the rainbow mountain in the distance. Continuing with the 4-day tour to the rainbow mountain and Machu Picchu, you will arrive at the rainbow mountain to observe one of the most spectacular sunrises on the planet, then you will travel by car and train for 4 hours to Aguas Calientes, the closest town to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.
Finally, on the 4th day, the main destination of the excursion is visited, the lost city of the Incas. This 4-day Ausangate tour is one of the most beautiful and complete of all, since it combines the most beautiful of the Ausangate region, a visit to the rainbow mountain avoiding the crowds and the visit and guided tour in Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the modern world.
Highlights of our Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain to Machu Picchu
- We wish to create a lifetime experience for you. So we carefully and in detail planned every aspect of this 4-day trek to Rainbow Mountain.
- Our guides, cooks and porters are obsessed for what they do. We provide top quality service.
- Our camping equipment; Is of the highest quality, resistance and very spacious.
- We provide a emergency horse; just in case someone needs a little push.
- We pamper you with a wool alpaca blanket and a hot water bladder.
- We will prepare a traditional andean underground barbecue; called Pachamanca.
- See the sunrise on Rainbow Mountain! and be the only ones to observe it.
- Combine the most beautiful of scenic beauty (Rainbow Mountain) and human architecture (Machu Picchu) in one destination.
- We are the only hiking specialist; that prepares food for our hikers and staff, using 100 % organic vegetables purchased from local producers.
- Our Ausangate Trek, rainbow mountain & Machu Picchu tour is of fair and cheap price compared to other operators.
Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain Trip Overview
- Trek Type: Hiking, scenic, cultural and informative.
- Good for: Those in moderate shape or better.
- Difficulty: Difficult to Challenging
- Considerations: In order to give you the best itinerary and experience on this trek; our program it is completely different from the other companies.
- Season: From March 1st to December 31th.
Day 1: Cusco – Upis Alto – Yanacocha – Pucacocha.
- Hiking distance: 6 miles/10 km (7 hours)
- Campsite altitude: 4.585 meters above sea level
- Considered: Moderate to Difficult.
- Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet.
- Weather: Cold and windy.
The beginning of this epic adventure through the Ausangate trek, the beautiful rainbow mountain and the imposing Machu Picchu, a world wonder, begins with the pick-up from your hotel at 4 am. Later you will be driven for 3 hours to the native Andean community of Upis, place from where this adventure in Inca lands begins. After a nutritious Andean breakfast prepared by our expert cook, you will begin to hike gradually uphill for 3 hours to the Arapa pass. During this section you will observe the imposing snow-capped Mariposa, located at 5870 meters above sea level. This snow-capped mountain is seen as a sentinel protecting the community of Upis.
After your guide takes memorable photos of you and your loved ones, you will hike for another 1 hour to Yanacocha, where you will have lunch. This section is surrounded by small multicolored hills composed of various minerals. You will also have many chances to observe Vicuñas in their wild habitat (wild ancestors of the Alpaca), these South American camelids boast of having the finest fur of all, a scarf made from the fur of these animals can cost up to 1000 dollars. After enjoying a delicious buffet lunch, you will hike downhill for 1 hour and 30 minutes towards the huge and beautiful Pucacocha lagoon. From this point it will take 45 more minutes to reach the base camp of the first day in the little explored region of the Ausangate Trek.
When you arrive at your first camp, our porters will have the tents already set up. They will provide you with warm water in buckets so you can wash up and rest after an epic day hiking up Ausangate and rainbow mountain to Machu Picchu. In the evening you will enjoy tea time with popcorn, hot chocolate, crackers and finally a delicious buffet dinner.
** The highlight of the first day of the trek to Machu Picchu through the Ausangate trek and Rainbow Mountain is the observation of Vicuñas in their natural habitat and the fantastic views of the snow-capped Mariposa and the mini mountains of colors.
Day 2: Pucacocha – Condor Pass – Anata – Kilhua Qocha
- Hiking distance: 7.5 miles/12 km (7 – 8 hours)
- Campsite altitude: 4.650 meters above sea level
- Considered: Difficult to challenging.
- Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch, tea time, dinner! All served as buffet.
- Weather: Cold and windy
The second day of your Ausangate trek adventure will start very early. Around 5 in the morning your guide will wake you up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate. After a nutritious breakfast, you will ascend for 3 hours through a path surrounded by 2 beautiful greenish-blue lagoons with the Huayna-Ausangate mountain as a backdrop, elevated to 6021 meters above sea level. Once in the Condor pass, also known as the Chilca pass, you will have an amazing view of a red valley, the beautiful Chilca valley and the imposing Ausangate snow-capped mountain, raised to 6,385 meters and considered the fourth highest snow-capped mountain in Peru.
After having taken some memorable photos in the enchanting landscapes of the Ausangate trek, you will descend for 1 hour and 30 minutes through a green valley surrounded by herds of Alpacas. The camp where you will have lunch is located on the Anata plain, a place from where you have a spectacular view of some imposing snow-capped mountains of the Vilcanota knot. When you arrive at the place where you have lunch, your chef will be waiting for us with a cold passion fruit juice and a delicious buffet lunch. After resting for 30 minutes, you will hike for 2 hours uphill through a landscape surrounded by amazing views of a small rainbow mountain and reddish hills. From the Warmisalla Mountain Pass, you will have a wonderful view of the snowy Ausangate, the Yanacocha lagoon and a first glimpse of the Rainbow Mountain.
Continuing with the Ausangate Trek and Rainbow Mountain. You will descend for 45 minutes to the shores of the Yanacocha Lagoon, from where you will hike uphill for 30 minutes to the Kilhua Qocha Lagoon, where you will camp for the second night. Tonight the Ausangate and the rainbow mountain trek give you the opportunity to observe one of the best starry skies in the southern hemisphere.
** This day the rainbow mountain hike to Machu Picchu will show you the most beautiful landscapes of the Andes mountain range.
Day 3: Kilhua Qocha – Rainbow Mountain – Aguas Calientes.
- Hiking distance: 5 miles/8 km (4 hours)
- Hotel altitude: 2000 meters above sea level
- Considered: Moderate
- Meals: Breakfast,snacks, lunch and dinner! All served as buffet
- Weather: Cold and windy
To start this last day of hiking in the Rainbow Mountain, you will have a nutritious and varied outdoor buffet breakfast. you’ll hike uphill through a reddish hill for 1 hour to finally arrive to the fantastic Rainbow Mountain overlook. From here, you will take awesome instagrammable photos of you and your loved ones. You’ll have had your own time to sit down and contemplate this geological beauty. IncaGo Expeditions had created a premium Rainbow Mountain trek itinerary, that allows our IncaGo travelers to contemplate a breathtaking sunrise on this mountain made into a rainbow. The most incredible part of it, is that this itinerary allows you to avoid the crowds. Around 3000 people arrives per day to this colored mountain, all of them do a 1-day tour to the rainbow mountain, arriving there around 8 in the morning, by then you will be already descending from the rainbow mountain.
After hiking down for 2 hours, you’ll taste the last meals prepared by our expert cooks. Once you arrive there, your team will be waiting with hot drinks and a lovely outdoor buffet lunch. After resting for 30-minutes you can say! The Ausangate Trek & Rainbow Mountain hike to Machu Picchu is conquered¡. Then you’ll be driven for three hours and a half to Ollantaytambo, where you will have dinner in a local restaurant. In the restaurant your tour guide will take advantage to plan the schedule to visit Machu Picchu the next day. At 7 in the night you going to catch a train that will ride you to Aguas Calientes for 1 hour and 45 minutes. Upon your arrival to Aguas Calientes your tour guide will drop you off you to your hotel.
** What a fantastic third day, you will go from the Rainbow mountain to Machu Picchu.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu- Cusco
- Meals Included: Breakfast Only
In order to get well rested and have plenty of time to enjoy the views, pictures and guided tour at Machu Picchu; we suggest you to wake up by 5:00 in the morning, get ready, pack the essentials and take the bus from Aguas Calientes town to Machu Picchu citadel. This will be a ride of 30 minutes until reaching the Inca citadel at 6:15 am. more or less. Thus, you will have the chance to see the sunrise on this magnificent location. Your guide will give enough time to take pictures into the most beautiful spots of the Inca citadel, share information about this amazing Incan masterpiece and display you the most impressive details of Machu Picchu.
Then we take the bus back at more or less 12:00 pm. Down to Aguas Calientes to enjoy without rush our lunch. This lunch is optional and not included. At lunch, your guide will deliver out train tickets, so if you opt to skip this; please arrange to get these train tickets before leaving your tour guide at Machu Picchu citadel. Unless you requested for an upgraded train, we will book the Expedition class train departing Aguas Calientes at 3:20 p.m. or 4:22 p.m. This will be a 2-hour drive to Ollantaytambo or 4 hours to Poroy (this is based on which train you board). At Ollantaytambo or Poroy, our IncaGo Expedition driver will meet you and drive you back to Cusco, then we drop you off at the door of your hotel or the closest possible if there is not car access until your accommodation. You will arrive to your hotel in Cusco around 6:30 pm.
Professional local english speaker Guides: all our super leaders grew up in cusco region and studied tourism for five years at cusco’s university, they are friendly, funny charming, knowledgeable, professional and will care your safety into our two day hikes.
Permits: As soon as we get your details and deposit, we will purchase your permits for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu.
Briefing: The night before your trip, you will come to our office for your informative meeting. You will receive your duffle bag that will stay with your porters while you hike on the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu. This duffle bag should not exceed 7 kg / 14 pounds and should include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
Transportation: Incas Path will be providing all transportation for this four day Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu. You will be picked up from your hotel at 4 am and brought to the trailhead and then on the last day, you will be brought back to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel: This Ancascocha Machu Picchu Trek, includes one night in a three-star hotel in Aguas Calientes, the town at the foot of Machu Picchu. The hotel you book will be listed on your invoice, and upgrades are always available.
Food: Our four day trek includes expert hiking chefs who will cook delicious meals that many previous trekkers have loved. We honor all food restrictions, so be sure to add any that you have on your booking form and let us know. Food is typically all served as buffet.
Water: We are going to provide you water three times a day. We boiled and filtered water that we supply our hikers during breakfast, lunch and dinner. You only need to bring with you, your camel bag or water bottle.
Details: we profess that it is the attention to small details that separates us from other travel agencies. Each hiker receives a small sleeping pillow, a foam mattress to insulate, a backpack cover to protect their belongings while hiking and a rain poncho. We will work hard to create your best vacation.
Satellite phones: our priority will always be the safety of our customers and our crew. While all our guides are prepared and trained to deal with most basic problems that occur in the mountains. Very rarely serious problems may occur that will require the assistance of a specialist doctor and that is when our satellite phones are very useful and necessary; also if you want to call a friend who is anywhere in the world, from the Rainbow Mountain or in case you need to verify the puppy that you left at home with the grandmother. While satellite phones are not cheap, We believe they are very important for your security and to give you the best possible experience.
First Aid: Every guide has got training in first aid from a clinic and firemen. We elaborate mandatory training sessions every February on the Ausangate Rainbow Mountain trek, which every Incas Path tour guide must attend. Your tour leader is going to have always a first-aid kit for basic medical problems.
Rentals: Due there We are hiking the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu, each trekker needs a sleeping bag when camping. Inflatable air mattresses and trekking poles (with rubber tips). They are optional but encouraged for a better comfort. If you don’t want to bring any of the above, they are all available for rent:
- Sleeping Bag: $20
- Inflatable Air Mattress: $15
- Trekking Poles (Pair): $15
Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 1 hour hike to the top. While this hike is on your own, your guide will show you the entry. Huayna Picchu is an additional entrance ticket that we must secure for you with advance. The ticket is $75 per person.
Machu Picchu Mountain is the other mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu site. as Huayna Picchu it offers also spectacular views, this extra hike takes 3 hours round trip. This is an additional entrance ticket that we must secure for you in advance. This ticket is $75 per person.
Our Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu includes, the ExpeditionTrain class to come back from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo. This train is always booked at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. departing from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo or Poroy. There is also the vistadome train class, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats and windows, some entertainment and snack. Usually, the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and goes to Poroy, a train station 30 minutes close to Cusco. As this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel. The ticket is $75 per person.
Extra day at Machu Picchu
You will have from 6 am to 12 pm to enjoy Machu Picchu (it is not possible to be all day in Machu Picchu due to the new protection regulations developed by the Peruvian state), arriving at the citadel around 6 a.m. and leaving no later than 12 p.m. to take your train at 3:20 or 4:22 pm. If you also want to have a guided tour again the next day in Machu Picchu, we can also organize it.
- The entrance ticket to Machu Picchu is $ 55 per person.
- The round trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is $ 25 per person.
We would love to tour the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu with you and your loved ones and take care of immortalizing your visit to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day from March to January as the one two trek is always available.
Group Price (2020):
- $665 per person
Private tours are available and priced by party size.
- 2 Trekkers: $695 per person.
- 3 Trekkers: $690 per person.
- 4 Trekkers: $685 per person.
- 5 Trekkers: $680 per person.
- 6 Trekkers: $675 per person.
- 7 Trekkers: $670 per person.
- 8 or more Trekkers: $665 per person.
We include a three (3) star hotel and we utilize, Retama Machu Picchu, Inti Punku Machu Picchu Hotel & Suites, or Waman Hotel Machu Picchu (based on availability at booking). Rooms are based on double or triple occupation, and there is a single room surcharge of $50 US per person if you book lonely. Rooms all include private bathrooms with hot showers,breakfast and wifi. We could also upgrade your hotel if you like better something more luxurious. Please remind the service in Aguas Calientes is not as good as in Cusco. Below there is a list of potential upgrade choices, If you want any other hotel, just let us know
- El Mapi: +$80 US pp shared (+$160 for a single)
- Sumaq : +$220 US pp shared (+$380 for a single)
- + $ 50 US per person
For those who want a single room or travel alone, there is a $ 50 room charge to cover the total cost of the room. We do not join hikers alone in a double room. This covers three star hotels and will be more expensive for improved hotels.
- – $ 25 discount per person
Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid International Student Card (ISIC) at the beginning of the hike or who is 17 years old or younger. For those who use an international student card or for children under 17, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount of Machu Picchu.
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This Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu, includes mules that will carry all your duffle bag while you hike on this incredible region. We suggest you to carry lightweight backpack that the is key to feeling good during this 4 day Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek.
- Original Passport.
- STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student).
- Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru).
- Good daypack (the smaller, the better).
- Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged – but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
- Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles) remember that the Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek is entirely dirt soil.
For Your Duffel:
Our mules will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air mattress.
- 2 wicking t-shirts.
- 1 hiking pants.
- 2 sets of undergarments.
- 2 sets of hiking socks.
- 1 fleece and 1 down jacket; it gets cold at night.
- 1 rain jacket and rain pants /rain poncho.
- 1 sun hat.
- 1 wool hat.
- Headlamp: essential.
- Hiking boots.
- Comfortable shoes for camp.
- Quick dry towel. We provide small ones, you might bring a towel a little larger.
- Battery Charger: ¡There is no place to plug, on the rainbow mountain trek!
- Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep away clean clothes from dirty clothes.
- Earplugs in case someone from the group snores.
- Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least.
- Face moisturizer.
- Bug spray.
- Hand sanitizer.
- Wet wipes.
- Toothbrush and paste.
- Toilet paper.
- Personal medication.
- First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.
Inside Your Daypacks:
Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always recommend the smaller, the better. Some ítems you need to pack, are listed below:
- Sun cream.
- Rain gear.
- Snacks, which contain a quick source of sugar or caffeine.
- Electrolytes, which are very useful to replace mineral salts lost when hiking.
- Music (IPhone).
- Hand sanitizer.
- Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste.
- Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips.
Where do we pick up the hikers for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Pick up will be from your hotel at 4:00 a.m. Please provide clear contact information of your place of accommodation when approaching to our office in Cusco.
Where to pay the remaining amount for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Most hikers arrive in Cusco 2 or 3 days before hiking for proper acclimatization. Once you are in Cusco it is imperative that you come to our office to review the last details of your excursion and also pay the remaining amount of your Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek.
Reserve for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
We try to make the booking as easy as possible in Incas Path. We prepare a reservation form where you will complete and include all the details for the excursion, and then a deposit of $ 100 per person. Once we have all the deposits and details, we will reserve your permits. Once the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu permits are in our hands, we will send you your invoice and confirmation that everything is 100% organized. All excursions once confirmed, are guaranteed.
Permissions for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Only tour operators licensed by the government, such as Incas Path, can obtain the corresponding permits from the government. Once we have obtained your Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek permits, the name and start date cannot be changed under any circumstances. The only information that the government allows us to change are passport numbers.
Passport Number Update?
The government will only allow us to change passport numbers if we have a copy of the new passport and the old passport. If you no longer have your old passport, any identification document that you have in your hands will be accepted while the name is the same as in your passport.
Where to stay in Cusco?
You can stay in a hotel that you consider convenient, however you must have the account of the location of the hotel because the traffic within the city has become stressful in the last 5 years. Many roads are up to 100 years old; Especially near the main square the roads are only for pedestrians. We will notify you if it is not possible to pick you up by car from your hotel or coordinate another nearby pick-up point. For a list of recommended hotels, consult your Incas Path sales representative.
Can I stay in the sacred valley?
Not, as the driving route to get the trailhead of the Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek does not go through the sacred valley of the incas.
During the trip, how challenging is the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Remember that this 4 day Rainbow Mountain Hike, is challenging because you will hike in very high areas and also climb two very high mountain passes. Also if rains, the dirt soil path could be muddy and slippery ( don´t worry if you have good hiking boots), so it will be exhausting but it will be worth it, when you arrive at rainbow mountain.
Will I need extra money on the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Of course, if you want to buy some soft drinks, reminders or for tipping, take about 600 soles with you; «also remember that along the days of hiking into the Ausangate Rainbow Mountain trek just cash is accepted».
How many people will be in my group on the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
We require a minimum of 2 people for our tour, and if you are traveling alone, we invite you to join our groups that start each day. We can have up to 8 hikers with a guide and if our groups are between 9 and 16 people, we have 2 accredited guides with a lot of experience in the ausangate rainbow mountain trek. During the low season it is most likely that the groups are small and during the high season the groups are probably much larger.
Do you need hiking boots for the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
We always recommend hiking boots, since if it rains a little, the hiking sections can become a bit muddy and slippery; please make sure they have good soles.
Are trekking poles really necessary on Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Incas Path recommend the use of trekking poles for everyone, especially for those passengers with knee problems or older people; there are several sections during the tour where you will need to use the walking sticks, either climbing or descending the dirt soil paths.
Are there any toilets along the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Along the Rainbow Mountain región, there are 3 places that has toilet; firstly at the hiking start, then at lunch spot and finally at basecamp. Please carry a roll of toilet paper in your daypack.
Can I use plastic bottles during the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Due to New government regulations for the ausangate rainbow mountain trek, it will be 100% BANNED to BRING PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES. We kindly suggest you getting your aluminum plastic bottles to avoid any disappointment at the checkpoints along the hike.
Aluminum water bottles can be bought in many different shops around the main square.
If you are still at home and ready to fly to Peru for your Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu we recommend you bringing aluminum water bottles or camel bags.
Where do I store my luggage?
All luggage not necessary for the hike must remain in Cusco. All hotels are very helpful and are quite accustomed to storing luggage of their guests. If you wish you can also store it safely with our customer service team in our office storage.
What should I expect from the weather on the Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu?
Please understand that this is a very difficult question to answer. Historically, from April to October it is the dry season, from November to March it is the rainy season, but in recent years our weather has been affected by climate change and today it is very difficult to predict. Remember that in the mountains the solar radiation and heat are very high during the day; it is the opposite in the evenings and nights, as is always cold. We always recommend a long sleeve shirt to avoid sunburn (if you use a short sleeve t shirt, do it with a good sun cream), long pants, rain jacket and a fleece jacket and for the night a down jacket is the best.
Can Incas Path please my dietary needs? What kind of food will there be?
For us it is an honor to please all kinds of dietary needs, just let us know at the time of booking. If you are vegetarian, vegan, lactose intolerant, gluten intolerant or if you have any type of allergies. We have a team of chefs with a lot of experience in the preparation of all types of diets on the ausangate rainbow mountain trek. Also remember that we want to pamper you during your trip to the rainbow mountain region and for that reason we use 100% organic vegetables for the elaboration of our buffet meals.
What type of outlet is used in Cusco?
Most hotels and even homes in Peru now have the standard US output; however some local áreas, still use that of South America (that is why, power banks for the hike are encouraged to be brought).
What is the standard procedure when it comes to tip?
Tipping is part of the tradition of any trip to Rainbow Mountain Trek, Ausangate Hike & Machu Picchu and, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, we always appreciate any extra appreciation. Keep in mind that this is not mandatory and that you should never feel pressured for this reason.
In general, participants in a group show their appreciation as a group for their porters and chef and a personal appreciation towards their tour guide, which will be according to their degree of satisfaction with the service provided.