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!.
|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.|
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
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.
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
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
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|
Prices depends on the final number of people in your group. On your request we can also arrange the tour in private service.
Horse (one way) $25 USD
Horse (roundtrip) 35 USD