AUSANGATE 7 LAKES HIKE

$129.00

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AUSANGATE EXPEDITION – NATURAL TREASURES AT THE 7 LAKES

Unleash your wanderlust and immerse yourself in the natural wonders of the Ausangate region. Trek through rugged terrain, marvel at towering peaks, and encounter the vibrant culture of the Quechua people. With tailored experiences and expert guides leading the way, your journey through Ausangate promises unforgettable moments and breathtaking vistas. Ready to embark on an adventure that will leave you speechless? Let’s explore the hidden gems of the Peruvian Andes together.

Certainly, here’s the information without bullet points:

Ausangate Peak: Located in the Cusco region, Ausangate Peak is the highest mountain in the Vilcanota Range and is revered as a sacred mountain in Andean culture. Standing at over 6,300 meters above sea level, this majestic mountain dominates the horizon and offers stunning panoramic views.

Trekking in Ausangate: The Ausangate region is known for its spectacular trekking routes that offer breathtaking views of natural landscapes, glacial lakes, and remote Andean communities. Trekking around Ausangate Mountain is a challenging yet rewarding experience, with trails that traverse valleys, pass by turquoise lakes, and ascend to extreme altitudes.

Flora and Fauna: The Ausangate region harbors a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna adapted to the extreme conditions of high mountains. Here, you can find unique plant species such as the Puya Raimondi, as well as a variety of animals including the Andean condor, vicuña, and Andean fox.

Quechua Culture: The Ausangate region is inhabited by indigenous Quechua communities that have maintained their traditions and ancestral customs for centuries. Travelers have the opportunity to interact with locals, learn about their way of life, participate in traditional ceremonies, and taste delicious local cuisine.

Responsible Tourism: When visiting the Ausangate region, it’s important to practice responsible tourism, respecting the natural and cultural environment and supporting local communities. This includes following sustainable hiking practices, staying in community-run accommodations, and purchasing local products.

Best Time to Visit: The best time to visit the Ausangate region is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this period, days are sunny and temperatures are warmer, making it ideal for trekking and other outdoor activities.

Required Gear: For trekking in the Ausangate region, it’s important to bring appropriate clothing and gear for mountain conditions, including layered clothing, waterproof footwear, a sleeping bag suitable for low temperatures, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Exploring the Ausangate region is an unforgettable experience that immerses you in the natural beauty and vibrant culture of the Peruvian Andes. With breathtaking landscapes, thrilling adventures, and authentic encounters with local communities, every moment in Ausangate is an opportunity to connect with nature and enrich the soul. Don’t miss the chance to explore this hidden gem of Peru!

AUSANGATE 7 LAKES HIKE

Hiking through the mountain of Ausangate or Seven Lakes is an indescribable adventure, and it is not possible to be not impressed by the enormous beauty of the eternal snow and its seven wonderful lakes.

You will be pick up from your hotel at 4:00am in Cusco to go by bus to Pacchanta 4300m, where you will enjoy breakfast in front of us will be the imposing snow covered peak of Ausangate

we will be hiking for 2 hours to reach the first lake, then we shall move on to explore the second lake and observe the magnificent beauty that surrounds all around, the lakes are located in the mountain within walking distance of each other we shall photograph them for memories,

after visiting the seven lakes we will walk back to the starting point where we will have the option to enjoy the hot springs and have lunch.

Later, we are ready to go back to Cusco, we will be back in Cusco at around 4:30pm.

¿WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Entrance fee to rainbow mountain 25 soles per person
  • Horses to rent from locals 60 soles per person (optional)

¿WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece, woolly hat and gloves because it is very cold and windy on top of the rainbow mountain.
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Water to drink (2 liters each)
  • Some snacks to eat (chocolates, quinoa bars)
  • Extra money in cash

PACKING LIST

  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece, woolly hat and gloves because it is very cold and windy on top of the rainbow mountain.
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Water to drink (2 liters each)
  • Some snacks to eat (chocolates, quinoa bars)