Ausangate 7 lakes trek
7 lakes Tour Southern Cusco recommended full day trekking for every adventure average hours hiking of 4 hours with horseback riding half of the way, on the base of Ausangate Mountain full day tour 7 natural lakes has accumulate a consequence of de-glaciation with most beautiful color on each lake because of the mineral composition on the geography located road of the seven lakes over 4,800 meters above sea level 14,600 Ft.
Surrounded by the spectacular mountains that are part of the Vilcanota mountain range, such as Ausagante and Ayancate. Surrounded by spectacular mountains like Ausagante and Ayancate that are part of the Vilcanota mountain range. There are seven lakes with different beautiful colors such as green, turquoise, and bright blue. You can also enjoy a relaxing moment in the thermal baths with a breathtaking view of the Ausangate mountain.
At 06:00 AM we depart and drive south of Cusco 3 hours to the community named Tinki. At our arrival we will have the options to do horseback riding or hiking. We will experience this around 7 beautiful lakes that are 17,000 Ft. above sea level. You can choose between a 4 hour hike or 3 hour horseback ride. Enjoy the most outstanding landscapes and meeting with local communities. We also offer an optional hot springs (take bathing suits and towel). After all of the fun we will return to Cusco around 05:00 pm.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Private transportation
- Professional tour guide
- Entrance fee
- Gratuities for your guide
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles.
Ausangate or Auzangate (in Hispanicized spellings) is a mountain of the Vilcanota mountain range in the Andes of Peru. With an elevation of 6,384 metres, it is situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco in the Cusco Region, Canchis Province, Pitumarca District, and in the Quispicanchi Province, Ocongate District.
The mountain has significance in Incan mythology.
Every year the Quyllur Rit’i (Quechua for “star snow”) festival which attracts thousands of Quechua pilgrims is celebrated about 20 km north of the Ausangate at the mountain Qullqipunku. It takes place one week before the Corpus Christi feast.
The region is inhabited by llama and alpaca herding communities, and constitutes one of the few remaining pastoralist societies in the world. High mountain trails are used by these herders to trade with agricultural communities at lower elevations. Currently, one of these trails, “the road of the Apu Ausangate”, is one of the most renowned treks in Peru.
The area has four major geological features, the Andean uplift formed by Granits, the hanging glaciers and glacial erosional valleys, the Permian formation with its singular colors: red, ochre, and turquoise and the Cretaceous, limestone forests.
This region has some great remote trekking options and multi day hiking is generally done from tours departing from Cusco.
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