Hike to one of Peru’s most magical lakes and be surrounded by the impressive Ausangate and Vilcanota mountain range Peaks while gazing at unbelievable turquoise water.
Duration: Full Day 4am- 6pm
Distance: 8.4 km (5 mi) Round Trip
Elevation: 4,200m (13,779 feet) / 4,500m (14,773 feet)
Difficulty: Easy/ moderate
We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4am and drive 3 hour and half to the village of Ausangate pampa, located in the lush valley of the Ausangate River. Here we will enjoy breakfast before we start our trek up to the lake.
With beautiful views surrounding us, we ascend up the mountain 1.5 hours (1200 ft) for 2 miles taking numerous breaks to enjoy the scenery. After conquering the gradual ascend, we will gaze down on a turquoise lake , which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier.
The hike is dominated by Ausangate sacred Peak, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains, towering 20,915 feet with a sheer and snowy face. The equally impressive sorrounding Peaks, rising 19,412 feet, is also within view. Shamans and other natives will often give blessing when reaching the crystal-clear waters of Ausangate Lake. Once we reach the lakeshore, we relax, enjoy a snack, go for a take some wáter to purify your body (if you wish!) or give thanks to Pachamama (Mother Earth). When you are ready to hike back down, we will descend to Ausangate pampa and have lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy peaks. We drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel.
Pick up from your hotel.
Private bus to palccoyo(around trip).
Professional Tour Guide(English and Spanish speaking).
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch(buffet).
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the list.
Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail).
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
Sun hat + sunglasses.
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Camera & Extra Film & Batteries
Personal medical kit
Group Service Price:
USD 100.00 per person based on 2 people.