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Trekking to Ausangate seven lakes

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  • 1 day
  • Max People: 10
  • Min Age: 10+
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Seven lakes, Ausangate
  • Daily departures

The one billion colors of Ausangate is in this magnificent trek of Ausangate Lakes, it’s a beautiful tour during one day, where you can see several turquoise green lagoons, belonging to the Cordillera de Vilcanota and also be close to the mountains of Ausangate and the Qayangates. To reward the tour, you have the opportunity to enjoy the wonder of the Andes, the relaxing hot springs with a beautiful view of the mountains and the daily life of the Pacchanta community.

Price Includes

  • Pick up you from your accommodation.
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Private transportation (round trip).
  • Oxygen.
  • First aid kit.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch.

Price Excludes

  • Last dinner (by your own).
  • Tips.
  • Entrance to the hot springs.
  • Rent a horse S/ 60.00 soles (payment could be directly).
  • Personal expenses.

We suggest bringing

  • 1 and a half liters of water (per person, at least!).
  • Personal snack personal (optional).
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Polar suit (thermal underwear, hat, gloves and socks).
  • Waterproof clothing (poncho).
  • Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, t-shirts).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Reusable water bottles.
  • Basic medicines.
  • Personal stuff.

Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.

Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.

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Itinerary

Day 1:Cusco - Tinke (3950 m.a.s.l.) - Pacchanta (4200 m.a.s.l.) - Lagunas (4850 m.a.s.l.) - Cusco

At 4:00 in the morning, we pick you up from your accommodation and leave for the town of Pacchanta. We will get to Tinke and have a rest. The Tinke tour lasts approximately 45 minutes until we reach Pacchanta where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for us. From this place we will start walking or riding towards the beautiful lakes of Ausangate.

We will have a five hour walk visiting the lakes of Azulcocha, Otorongo, Pucacocha, Alqacocha y Q’omercocha, we will also be able to appreciate the Ausangate mountains (6834 m.a.s.l.), Mariposa (5842 m.a.s.l.), Jampa (5500 m.a.s.l.), Pucapunta (5740 m.a.s.l.), Caracol (5625 m.a.s.l.), Tinke (5300 m.a.s.l.) and the entire Range Qayangate, also we will see birds, alpacas, llamas, many vizcachas and with luck even the Andean Condor. After doing a circuit we will return to Pacchanta to enjoy the hot springs. We will finish the day in the relaxing hot springs of Ausangate. Ideal for relaxing the muscles of the body. After a buffet lunch. We will arrive to Cusco at approximately seven in the evening.

  • Maximum altitude: 4,850 m.a.s.l / 15,912 feet.
  • Minimum altitude: 4,300 m.a.s.l / 14,107 feet.
  • Travel time: 3.5 hours one way (car) + 5 hours (riding by horse or trekking) + 3.5 hours return (car).
  • Approximate walking distance: 15 km (riding).

NAME OF THE 7 LAKES OF AUSANGATE:

  • Azul Cocha Lake.
  • Otorongo Lake.
  • O’Quecocha Lake.
  • Puca Cocha Lake.
  • Q’omercocha Lake.
  • Murococha Lake.
  • Alqacocha Lake.
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FAQ

Where are the 7 lakes of Ausangate?

The lagoons are located about 100 km southeast of the city of Cusco, district of Ocongate, province of Quispicanchis.

What is the best time to visit?

The best time to visit the lagoons and Ausangate is in the dry season, between April and November. You can hike without many complications.

What is the weather like in this region?

The climate in this region is varied, the night temperature oscillates in an average of -10C° and in the day it will go from 20 to 25C°.

Why are the lagoons turquoise in color?

Some lagoons have a turquoise green tone, the water descending from snow-capped mountains brings pulverized minerals.

What is the flora and fauna like in this area?

Being a visit to the natural region of puna, you can appreciate the characteristic fauna with the presence of alpacas, llamas, sheep and others in their natural habitat. Also Ichu (Stipa Ichu) that is lying on the slopes, accompanied by wild herbs, which grow at ground level. Also, some birds such as huallatas (chloephaga melanoptera) and others.