Ausangate Lakes Day Hike

One hundred kilometers far from Cusco, in the southeast part, you will find one of the most beautiful places to walk. In this section of the Peruvian Andes, you can visit seven beautiful and colorful lagoons: green, turquoise blue and other colors that will make your experience unforgettable. These lagoons are surrounded by spectacular landscapes and mountains that conform the Vilcanota mountain range, such as Ausangate and Ayangate. This memorable trip will end spending time at the relaxing thermal waters, featured by an amazing environment.

  • Type of Trek: Adventure, ecological landscapes and cultural
  • Departures Days: Every day
  • Season: Regularly from march to November
  • Trek Duration: 1 Day
  • Accommodation:
  • Group size: small groups
  • Maximum height: 4,200 meters
  • Difficulty: Moderate to Challange
  • Price: ask for prices

Cusco – Tinki – Pacchanta – Lagoons – Cusco

This trip begins picking you up from your accomodation at four in the morning. Then we will in to the town of Tinke for a short rest, after about forty-five minutes we will continue arriving in Pacchanta, a small village near to the mountains. In this place we are going to enjoy a delicious breakfast. From this place we will start to hike towards the lagoons of Ausangate.

During about six hours walking around we will visit these six lagoons: Azulcocha, Oqécocha, Pucacocha the first and the second, Alqacocha the first and second and finally Q’omercocha, located sequentially. you will delight yourself with the colors and the alluring beauty that each lagoon has.  On the way it is possible to watch birds, alpacas, llamas, many vizcachas and with good luck we will watch the Andean Condor flying, the indisputable king of the Andes
For lunch, we will have an amazing buffet in a special place Close to the hot springs of Pacchanta. After lunchtime we will spend time relaxing us in the thermal waters. Undoubtedly, one of the moments you will most remember of this wonderful adventure. Finally we will arrive in Cusco at seven o’clock in the night.

What is included in this tour?

  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Private transportation roundtrip
  • Entrance fee to Ausangate
  • First aid kit
  • Tour Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

What is not included in this tour?

  • Entrance fee to hot spring
  • Dinner
  • Water
  • Tip

What to Bring?

  • Sportswear
  • hiking shoes
  • Hat or cap
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain jacket/fleece/poncho
  • 1 liter of water
  • Extra money
  • Standard Backpack 35 liters
  • Toilet paper