07 Lagoons Ausangate Trek, It is an alternative and natural walk around the majestic Ausangate Mountain (6271 m.a.s.l.) southeast of Cusco. The Ausangate mountain is one of the most important in the Cusco region. For many centuries, the Andean peoples have maintained various ancestral elements. The Andean community of Ausangate is an area that has seen little change, unlike other tourist spots in the Cusco region. 7 lagoons ausangate trek.
The trip will offer experiences that will never be forgotten, to get to know the depths of the Peruvian soul and to meet the people in their natural life who live in the Andes.
This walk of 07 ausangate lagoons is a good alternative to get off the beaten track. Here the trail is very quiet, few groups can be seen during the walk, the Ausangate trail is a journey for the body and spirit.
On this trail you can enjoy the traditions and customs of the local people, exchange experiences and most importantly enjoy your vacations, 7 lagoons Ausangate Trek is a path that awaits you.
GROUP SIZE: 7 Lagunas ausangate trek, this tour is not very popular. Because there are few people who make this type of trip, we will be at your entire disposal. We can organize the trip in private or shared service, the trips are available throughout the year. However, due to weather conditions, the recommended period for this trek is from April to December.
*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization
- Start- altitude of 2800m / 9186ft.
- Higher altitude – 4780m / 15,682ft.
- Total distance – 34km / 21 miles
- Larges – day – Day 2-12 km / 6.7 miles.
- Coldest night- 1 about 0 ° C
- Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
- Acomodation – campament
- Difficulty: Moderate
Day 1. “CUSCO – PACCHANTA – 7 LAGOONS – PACCHANTA – CUSCO”
We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 am. To then go to our destination that will be the “PACCHANTA” community. Which is located at the foot of the snowy “Ausangate”, at 4200 meters above sea level. In the province of Quispicanchis, its inhabitants are dedicated to raising alpacas and growing native tubers. Everyone here is an expert weaver. With the alpaca fiber they make their clothes and use its meat as a source of protein. Native potatoes, traditionally converted into chuño and moraya (dehydrated potatoes), provide carbohydrates to the body to combat cold and physical exertion.
In this community is where we will receive our nutritious breakfast (7:30 AM), then we will venture into the middle of the Andes mountain range to visit “the 7 beautiful lagoons of Ausangate”, at the beginning we will walk about 5 to 6 km. to visit the first lagoon (1:30 hrs approx.), then we will continue with this fascinating adventure visiting the other lagoons, which are of different colors and sizes, formed by the melting of glaciers and snow in the area, these form part of the Andes mountain range, these are surrounded by wonderful fauna and vegetation, typical of the area. It will be a 10 km route. approximately (5 hrs.)
We will return to the community of “PACCHANTA” here we will have the option to enjoy the hot springs and then our lunch, and then board our transport to return to the city of Cusco, after having enjoyed this wonderful experience .
- Group size: A customer’s choice
- Fixed departures: Depends on the client
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Pre – travel information day before
- Pick up from your respective Hotel
- Round trip transportation tourist service: Cusco – Pacchanta – Cusco
- Breakfast. Lunch.
- Snack for the road (Bottle of water, energy bars, chocolates, candies)
- Bilingual professional guide
- Entrance to the protected area
- Finished blankets
- First aid kit,
- Oxygen balloon
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Day pack
- Extra Expenses (tips)
- Travel insurance
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- A small backpack
- Thermal clothing
- Trekking Shoes
- Sun hat
- Warm jacket
- Gloves, hat and scarf
- Jacket / rain poncho (for safety)
- * Options Vegetarian / special diet available.
OPTIONAL ITEMS TO TAKE:
- Extra money
OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):
- Walking sticks U$.20
- Daypacks U$.15
Positive Impact Travel
By joining this trip, you are directly supporting a project with a positive impact, with the Goal of Sustainable and responsible Development for future generations.
The earnings that Pacha Expeditions receives, for each of our tours, a percentage is destined to support various Andean communities. Pacha Expeditions organizes activities for the benefit of the local community, for children and adults, throughout the year.
Our projects are backed by local authorities and with internationally recognized standards and are audited by third parties. Which imply positive impacts on the beneficiaries