Walk to the Seven Lagoons of Ausangate
TYPE OF TOUR: Hike.
PLACES TO VISIT: 07 Lagoons, Ausangate.
DURATION OF THE TOUR: 01 Day.
AVAILABILITY: All Year.
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 5000mt.
The billion colors of Ausangate is in this magnificent walk of Ausangate Lagoons, it is a beautiful day tour, where you can see several turquoise-colored lagoons, belonging to the Cordillera de Vilcanota and also be near the Ausangate mountains and the Qayangates. To reward the tour, you have the opportunity to enjoy the wonder of the Andes, the relaxing thermal waters with a beautiful view of the mountains and the daily life of the Pacchanta community.
Day 1: Cusco – Tinke (3950 m.) – Pacchanta (4200 m.) – Lagoons (4850 m.) – Cusco
At 4.00 in the morning, we pick you up from the hotel and go out to the town of Pacchanta. We’ll get to Tinke and we’ll take a break. The Tinke tour takes approximately 45 minutes to reach Pacchanta where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for us. From this place we will begin to walk riding towards the beautiful lagoons of Ausangate.
ITINERARY OF TOUR
We will have a five-hour hike visiting the lagoons of Azulcocha, Otorongo, Pucacocha, Alqacocha and Q’omercocha, we can also appreciate the Ausangate mountains (6834 m.), Mariposa (5842 m.), Jampa (5500 m.), Pucapunta ( 5740 m), Caracol (5625 m.), Tinke (5300 m.) And the whole Qayangate Mountain Range, we will also see birds, alpacas, llamas, many vizcachas and with luck until the Andean Condor. After making a circuit we will return to Pacchanta to enjoy the hot springs. We will end the day in the relaxing hot springs of Ausangate. Ideal to relax the muscles of the body. After a buffet lunch We will go to Cusco. We arrived at the city of Cusco at seven o’clock at night. End of our services.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Maximum altitude: 4,850 meters / 15912 feet
Minimum altitude: 4,300 meters / 14107 feet
Travel time: 3.5 hours one way (car) + 5 hours (ride) + 3.5 hours return (car)
Approximate walking distance: 15 km (ride)