Trek to this beautiful red lake near the Ausangate Mountain in just 1 day, if you are visiting any of the natural and archaeological attractions that are located on the outskirts of the Imperial City of Cusco, we recommend you take a tour of this hike. Due to its relative novelty, you will not find so much influx of tourists, which will allow you to take the time you want to tour and admire this natural beauty.
The Red Lake is located near the foot of Mount Ausangate, one of the highest mountains in Cusco. This red lake is over 4780 m.a.s.l. to participate in this trek, we recommend you to take a day off at least in Cusco to acclimatize.
While the trip to Red Lake may sound exhausting, we remind you that on the way you can observe various natural scenarios. Here you can find the local flora and fauna, as well as small towns with very peculiar and friendly characteristics.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (3:30am – 4:00am).
At the agreed time, we come and pick you up from your hotel in Cusco, we will drive towards the Ausangate mountain, in three hours we will arrive at Huchuy Phynaya, which is the starting point for this fantastic hike. Before walking towards this red lake we will enjoy our breakfast, and then start walking to the Red Lake of Ausangate, it will take us about 2 hours to reach it.
We will enjoy a hike with incredibly rewarding views of the snowy landscape and wildlife of the Peruvian Andes. You will also be part of the lifestyle of those Andean men, who still practice the ancient traditions of the Incas. The villages around Ausangate are one of the few communities of shepherds and breeders of llamas and alpacas left in the world. Do not miss the opportunity to take pictures with them and with their colorful camelids.
Upon arrival, we will have beautiful pics of this lake and free time to explore around, our tour leader will continuously explain the importance of the mountains and the reason for the red color of the lake, which will be interesting to learn.
Finally, we return to the starting point, where we will have our lunch and then our driver will take us back to Cusco. Our tour will end with the drop off at your hotel between 6 and 7 p. m.
Minimum Altitude: 4.600 m.
Maximum Altitude: 4.780 m.
Food: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 06 Km.
Highlights: Ausangate Mountain, Red Lake, Vino Cocha.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.
what is the altitude of the Ausangate red lake?
The red lake of Ausangate is located over 4780 m.a.s.l
When is the best time to go to Ausangate red lake?
Best season: Dry season (May to October)
Is there horse rental?
If you have trouble walking on this trek, we recommend you rent a horse (there are horses at the starting point), However, horses will only take you the uphill seccion not on downhills since there is a risk to fall off from the horse.