7 lagoons Tour Ausangate hikes
- TYPE OF TOUR: Trekking.
- PLACES TO VISIT: 07 Lagunas, Ausangate.
- TOUR DURATION: 01 Day.
- AVAILABILITY: All year round.
- MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: 5000mt.
- DIFFICULTY: Moderate.
- Price: $ 60 USD per person
The billions of colors of Ausangate is in this magnificent Ausangate Lagunas hike, is a beautiful one day tour, where you can see several turquoise green lagoons, belonging to the Cordillera Vilcanota and also be close to the mountains of Ausangate and 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.
If you are more than tired of seeing the same thing in Cusco, then take with us the tour to the 7 lagoons of Ausangate, a full day excursion super promising, full of adventure, scenery, mountains, turquoise, blue, green and even reddish lagoons; you can also see some of the Andean flora and fauna (Alpacas, Vizcachas and Condors).
But the most outstanding places of this tour are the 7 lagoons located in the foothills of the Vilcanota mountain range, which receive the following names: Otorongo Macho, Otorongo hembra, Puca cocha, Alqa cocha, Ccomer cocha, Azul cocha and Pata cocha.
As additional information, in the community of Pacchanta there are hot springs that have medicinal properties, if you wish you can also enjoy these waters.
To participate in this tour to the 7 lagoons of Ausangate requires a good physical condition and be acclimatized to the altitude.
Day 1: Cusco – Tinke (3950 m.) – Pacchanta (4200 m.) – Lagunas (4850 m.) – Cusco
At 4:00 a.m. we pick you up from the hotel and leave towards the village of Pacchanta. We will arrive at Tinke and take a rest. The journey from Tinke lasts approximately 45 minutes until we arrive to Pacchanta where a delicious breakfast will be waiting for us. From this place we will start walking on horseback to the beautiful lagoons of Ausangate.
We will have a five hour hike visiting the lagoons of Azulcocha, Otorongo, Pucacocha, Alqacocha and Q’omercocha, also we can appreciate the Ausangate mountains (6834 m.), Mariposa (5842 m.), Jampa (5500 m.), Mariposa (5842 m.), and the Pucacocha (5500 m.). ), Jampa (5500 m.), Pucapunta (5740 m.), Caracol (5625 m.), Tinke (5300 m.) and all the Cordillera de Qayangate, we will also see birds, alpacas, llamas, many vizcachas and hopefully even the Andean Condor. After making 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 to relax the muscles of the body. After a buffet lunch. We will board to Cusco. Arrival to Cusco city at seven in the evening. 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 (horseback riding) + 3.5 hours return (car)
- Approximate walking distance: 15 km (horseback riding)
Name of the 7 Lakes of Ausangate :
- Azul Cocha Lagoon
- Otorongo Lagoon
- O’Quecocha Lagoon
- Puca Cocha Lagoon
- Q’omercocha Lagoon
- Lagoon Murococha
- Alqacohca Lagoon
We recommend bringing
- 1 and a half liters of water (per person, at least!).
- Personal snack (optional).
- Waterproof 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.
- Sun block
- Reusable water bottles.
- Basic medications
- Personal belongings.
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