Duration
Cusipata, Cusco
Location
Mar-Nov
Dates
10/10
Phisicality
6+
Age

Ausangate 7 lakes , Perú

Ausangate 7 Lakes trek:  This region is one of the most spectacular areas of the Peruvian Andes. Over the course of this tour, you will spend 2 days exploring the beautiful landscapes, lagoons, and snowy peaks of Ausangate; visiting hot springs, encountering native wildlife including llamas and alpacas, and exploring tiny villages perched high up in the mountains. You will meet local people and experience their way of life, from their ornate and colorful textiles to their delicious regional cuisine. Life in Ausangate runs at a different pace than the rest of Peru. This tour is perfect for those who wish to step away from the beaten track and experience an authentic slice of this beautiful country!.

TOUR OVERVIEW

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Cusco.
DURATION: 2 days/1 night
DISTANCE: 12 km (7.4Miles) Round trip hiking
ELEVATION: 4,200m (13,780 feet) / 4,500m (14,764 feet)
GOOD FOR:  Those with a sense of adventure and in good hiking shape. Nature lovers.
HIGHLIGHTS Off the beaten paths, pristine wilderness, glacial peaks.

WHY US?

 Private chef to prepare a buffet Peruvian food.

 Small groups 6 person average 12 max.(6+ assistant guide added).

 Knowledgeable certified adventure guides – photographers (Fluent in English)

 Safety Equipment (oxygen).

 Private Van with heat

NOTE:

Due to early pick up time of services, we recommend you to book your hotel in Cusco city center. But in case you are staying in an AirBnB accommodation, we can arrange the pick up from a well known location.

Day 1

Cusco - Pacchanta - Ausangate

03:30 – 08:00 : Pick up – Transportation to Pacchanta – Breakfast

The adventure begins very early with our team picking you up from your hotel at 03:30 hrs. After a drive of roughly 3.5 hours we will reach small, cozy town called Pacchanta. Here we will enjoy a delicious breakfast in order to be ready for the hike. After the breakfast we will meet with our arriero and the horses who will be accompanying us on our trek. At this point we have time to wrap up and apply suncream before setting off on our Ausangate adventure!

08:00 – 16:30 : Hiking – Blue lake – Lunch – Campsite –  Dinner

During first day we will walk around 6-7 hours to reach our base camp, stopping in route to enjoy lunch with a beautiful view of the snowy peaks of Cordillera Vilcanota in the background. Today´s trek will take us past small villages hidden in the Andes, icy mountain lakes and herds of llamas and alpacas. As we will be walking close to the Ausangate Mountain for the majority of the day there will be ample opportunity to see its majestic peak from various view points, making for some great photos! We will arrive at our base camp around 4:00 pm and, after a rest to recover from our walk and enjoy the views, we will eat dinner and head to bed for an early night.

Trekking time: 7-8 hours
Max altitude: 4,500m (14,764 feet)
Overnight stay in the tent in Campsite

Day 2

Ausangate - Pacchanta - Cusco

6:00 – 21:00 : Breakfast – Hiking – Red lake – Hot Springs

In the morning of our second day we will enjoy breakfast with some truly stunning views of the Tres Picos mountain range in front of us! Time for a short rest and to collect our things, before walking a short distance to the mountain pass. At this point there is the opportunity to hike to the Red Lake – adding 2 hours of trekking to our day and taking up to an altitude of 5000m (16400ft)! (Please let us know at the time of booking if this interests you). We will come back to base camp at 10:00 am, ready to set off on our trek towards Pacchanta at 11:00 am. Today´s trek takes us along a different route, meaning that we are treated to new views and diverse landscapes. After our 5 hour trek we will reach Pacchanta at around 3:00 pm, where we will be met with a warm meal and the chance to visit the town´s hot springs.

You will be driven from Pacchanta to Cusco at 5:30 pm and should arrive in the city at around 9:00 pm.

Trekking time: 5-6 hours
Max altitude: 15912 ft (4850 m)
Overnight stay in Cusco

PRICE INCLUDES
Private transportation from/to your hotel.
Entrance fees.
English – Spanish speaking guide-photographer
2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 1 Dinner  and snacks.
 Tents (Abancay)
Snacks for the trek.
Rain poncho to use in case of poor weather
Bag of coca leaves.
Bottle water
First aid kit & oxygen bottle​.
NOT INLCUDED:
Meals not described on the itinerary.
Souvenirs.
Tips for the guide and driver (Voluntary).
PACKING LIST
Long sleeve shirt
Trekking footwear
Thermal layers
Waterproof trekking trousers
Wool globes
Hat
Sunglases and sun cream
Cash for extras

NOTE:

Regarding the food, we can also arrange vegetarian or gluten free options.

GROUP SERVICE PRICES 2018

2 people  $385 per person
3people $325 per person
4 people $265 per person
5 people $215 per person
6 people $185 per person
7 people + $145 per person

IMPORTANT:

Prices depends on the final number of people in your group. On your request we can also arrange the tour in private service.

Optional Extras:

Horse (one way) $25 USD

Horse (roundtrip) 35 USD

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