Day trip

From Cuzco: Full-Day Ausangate Trek

2.5 / 5

2 reviews

Activity provider: Inka Altitude

From Cuzco: Full-Day Ausangate Trek

Activity provider: Inka Altitude

From US$ 190 per group up to 2

Head to Mt. Ausangate for a full day of trekking with stops at beautiful lakes and amazing panoramic viewpoints. Soak in cozy hot springs as you look out over the Peruvian highlands.

About this activity

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
If you are staying at a private accommodation, provide your address and phone number. You will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Private group available


  • Marvel at the snow-capped Ausangate Mountain
  • Wander around beautiful alpine lakes
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the Andes
  • Soak in the Pacchanta hot springs
Full description
Get picked up by your professional guide from your Cuzco accommodation from 4–4:30 am. Make the 3-hour drive to Pacchanta all bundled up with extra warm sweater, jacket, hat and gloves as morning temperatures in the area range from 5–9°C. Stop for breakfast and any last minute things you forgot to buy in Cuzco like water and snacks. From Pacchanta, take in your first views of the magnificent Apu Ausangate Mountains, rising 6,384 meters above sea level. Take some time to prepare your day pack and then begin the 1.5-hour trek to the first of the Ausangate Lakes. Hike at a comfortable pace along the steep terrain with a small-group and attentive guide who will look out for your safety. Then trek back to Pacchanta where a fortifying local lunch awaits you. Once you've refueled, hop in the nearby hot springs and relax as you take in incredible views of the surrounding highlands. Arrive back in Cuzco between 6 and 7 pm. 
  • Hotel pickup
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle
  • Entrance fee
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Drinks
  • Entrance fee to hot springs
  • Trekking gear
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please be aware that you will trek over 4,800 meters above sea level
  •  The local partner cannot be held responsible for the change of weather conditions during your tour; it is recommended to learn more about weather conditions via apps or any other method and then to choose the best day of departure based on that research
Customer reviews

Overall rating

2.5 /5

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June 21, 2022

The guides were casual and rude. Our lunch was served cold and they still wanted to charge us to use the bathroom.

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 305713