Tour to Singrenacocha Lake 1 Day

MAR 2022 - DEC 2023 Price from $ 90 USD pp $ 110 USD
Trip Type Walking & Trekking
Difficulty Level Leisurely/Moderate
Group Size 2-8 people
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To the southeast of the city of Cusco, imposing Singrenacocha lake that changes its color three times a year between shades of turquoise, blue and light green, this beautiful lake is located 100 km from the city of Cusco with a height of 4450m; in the Vilcanota mountain range, very close to the Ausangate Mountain, between the districts of Ocongate and Marcapata, at a distance of 3 hours by bus from the imperial city of Cusco.

Singrenacocha Lake  is one of the most beautiful lakes in the Cusco region, it is a source of life that houses in its surroundings some high Andean regions, as well as a rich variety of wildlife typical of this region of Peru, such as; llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, vizcachas, condors, eagle foxes among many others.The way to arrive is mainly through nice paved road, and the end is a dirt road with passing many local villages along the route.

The Singrenacocha lake, is surrounded by spectacular landscapes and mountains that are part of the Vilcanota mountain range, such as the Wallpayuq, Chumpe and Callangate mountains. This singrenacocha lake is little known and visits what makes it more special. Singrenacocha  lake which in Quechua ‘Sigrina’ means Mermaid. From it it is possible to observe the snowy Ausangate.

Moreover, this Singrenacocha lake is more beautiful than Humantay lake, since the entire color is a real turqouise color, and also we see some snow-capped mountains.

SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE TOUR TO LAKE SINGRENACOCHA:

  • Pick up from your Hotel
  • Round trip private transportation
  • Entrance to the Ausangate circuit
  • First aid kit
  • Official guide (English/Spanish)
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

SERVICES NOT INCLUDED:

  • Hot springs entrance
  • Dinner
  • tips
  • Explore one of the most beautiful turquoise lakes in the Ausangate circuit. The landscape is impressive, since it is surrounded by snowy mountains, it is still not well known and little visited, which makes it more special.
  • Get to know the authentic and original towns of the Andes in Peru, in this adventure we will pass through the towns of Ocongate, Tinki and Pacchanta, places where you can still appreciate the cultural wealth of its inhabitants, who still preserve their myths and traditions inherited from the ancestors, it is also one of the few regions where you can still see the inhabitants dressed in their typical costumes.
  • This tour is only organized in private service, so a minimum of two people is required. You will have a bilingual local guide (Spanish-English) with a lot of experience, at all times.
  • This trip visits places that are at high altitude, and as a result some people can suffer from altitude sickness, regardless of age or physical health. Please see the ‘Medical and health information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more important details about altitude sickness.

Level Leisurely/Moderate
Max Elevation 4450 m
Hiking Distance 3 km
Approximate walking time 2 hrs

The tour to Lake Singrenacocha begins with the pick up from your hotel at 5:00 am. Then we will go in our private transport to the town of Ocongate located 2 hours from the city of Cusco. Here we will make a short break for breakfast. Then we will continue towards Lake Singrenacocha 4450m. Located 30 minutes from the town of Ocongate. Then we will arrive at Yanacancha, a small community located near the lake and the Ausangate mountains. From this place we will begin with the descent for 01 hour to the lake to explore and walk around this beautiful lake, it will take us approximately an hour and a half. Also on the way it is possible to see birds, alpacas, llamas, Vicuñas, vizcachas and with luck even the Andean Condor.
After enjoying the beauty of Singrenacocha, we will begin the return to where our mobility will go to the town of Pampacancha where we can enjoy the hot springs and there we will also have lunch. Then we will return to the city of Cusco around 05:00 pm approximately, we will be leaving you at your hotel.

ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TOUR TO LAKE SINGRENACOCHA

If you like the best trekking adventures and unique places, this site will fascinate you, for its beautiful landscapes of the Andes and the mountain range of the snowy Ausangate. Singrenacocha Lake offers you a day full of ecological and cultural tourism experiences. In this list of questions, our adventurers club answered the most frequently asked questions about this natural attraction of Cusco. If you have any other questions, please, you can do it through the online chat, or by mail.

WHERE IS THE SINGRENACOCHA LAKE LOCATED?

The Sigrenacocha lake is located between the districts of Ocongate and Marcapata in the province of Quispicanchis, department of Cusco. It is at an altitude of 4,450 meters above sea level, 3.82 km long and 0.88 km at its widest point.

HOW TO GET TO THE SINGRENACOCHA LAKE?

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at the scheduled time for the start of our trip by car, approximately 120 km, a total average of 3 hours; en route we will pass through the towns of Andahuaylillas and Urcos enjoying the landscape of the area.

After passing the town of Urcos, we will take the detour to enter the South Interoceanic Highway, a fully paved road to the Community of Tinke, where we will make a brief stop; After about thirty more minutes in transport we will finally arrive at Yanacancha, a small community located near the lake, from this place we will prepare ourselves for the start of the walk towards the Singrenacocha lake that will be from 45 minutes to 1 hour until we reach the Mirador de the Turquoise Lake of Sigrenacocha where we will have a short rest and time to appreciate the landscape.

We continue the walk for an average of 30 more minutes (optional) until we reach the shores of the lagoon and be able to explore, walk around this beautiful lagoon and appreciate the wonderful landscape much more closely, after the visit and having enough time for the photographs and snack, we return by the same road to Yanacancha to take our transport that will take us to the community of Pampacancha where we will enjoy the thermal baths of the area and time for a  lunch.

We will return by the same route to the city of Cusco, arriving at approximately 6:00 p.m.

WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON OF THE YEAR TO VISIT SINGRENACOCHA LAKE?

In the Cusco region, which is located in the Andes mountain range of southern Peru. It has only two well-marked stations.

The dry season: This starts from the month of April to November; During these months are the best times of the year to carry out any hiking activity in Cusco, be it the tour to Ausangate, Lares, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, or the visit to Singrenacocha.
Why choose these months:

  • The sky of Cusco lights up with the first rays of the sun, where you will enjoy an incredible sunrise, and for most of the day you will have a clear blue sky.
  • The days begin at 5:00 am and end at 6:00 pm. So we have more than 12 hours of sun.
  • A very important fact to keep in mind is that the winter seasons in the southern hemisphere also occur in these months, so we will have cold mornings and evenings, so we advise you to bring good trekking equipment.

The rainy season: It includes between the months of December to March, it is when the great storms appear, accompanied by lightning, lightning and hail, in the tourist attractions that are in the Ausangate circuit, the Mountain of colors Vinicunca, Lares Trek, Salkantay, Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, it is not recommended to visit them, because it could generate various inconveniences, such as landslides, increased river flow levels, many hours of fog. Therefore, Andean Great Treks does not normally operate trekking circuits in places that exceed 3,000 meters. We are always concerned about your comprehensive security, rather than seeking only economic interest.

WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY OF THE HIKE TO SINGRENACOCHA?

The walk to Lake Singrenacocha has a moderate difficulty and can be done by anyone who is in good physical condition. The minimum age to do this tour is from 12 years old. But if you have any illness related to heart disease or high blood pressure, it is not a good idea to attend this type of activity, since it would be exposing your health to a very dangerous level.

SHOULD I ACCLIMATIZE BEFORE GOING TO SINGRENACOHA?

The answer is Yes, you must be adapted to the altitude, although the first day you arrive in Cusco from a city at a lower altitude, the minimum days to participate in these tours of more than 4000 meters, it is not a good idea to visit them only with one day of acclimatization. Because it could give you the famous altitude sickness Soroche.
To avoid this effect of altitude, you must participate in adaptation activities such as the tour to the sacred valley. Or also if your doctor prescribed some pills, you can take them.
It is also not suitable to drink alcoholic beverages, smoke, or party in the night bars in Cusco.
The most important thing is to be well hydrated, in all the hotels in Cusco there are always thermoses with hot water, and some Coca teas.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET SICK DURING THE TOUR TO SINGRENACOCHA

In any type of emergency that may arise during the tour to Lake Singrenacocha, our support staff, as well as the route guides, are prepared to evacuate you as soon as possible to the nearest village, either using a mule, or the support of local people. For this, our tours are always organized with the use of an oxygen tank, and the first aid kit.
Please, before starting the tour, if you feel bad, tell the guide, in order to avoid setbacks or contingencies once in the attraction, since many times these sites are more than 1 hour away from where you find an emergency transport. Likewise, it is not correct to lie about your health history, since this would be considered a serious error.

CAN I CANCEL MY RESERVATION FOR THE SINGRENACOCHA TOUR?

You can cancel your tour to Lake Singrenacocha, before 15 days of starting your tour, without any charge for cancellations. But if for any reason you decide to cancel less than 48 hours before starting, you will lose your reservation deposit.

IS REQUIRED A TRAVEL INSURANCE TO VISIT SINGRENACOCHA

We recommend purchasing travel insurance if you plan to trek in Peru. Most of the trekking spots in Peru are very remote so if something goes wrong you will likely need an emergency evacuation and that can be incredibly expensive.

When choosing travel insurance, be sure to purchase a plan that covers high-altitude treks and helicopter rescue, just in case.

DO I NEED TO BRING EXTRA MONEY FOR SINGRENACOCHA LAKE?

Yes. This is very important!!! We recommend that you bring  200 Peruvian soles. It is possible that you may not need any of this money, but just in case of an emergency you should make sure to have plenty of cash. If you are struggling on the route, you can use the money to purchase alternative forms of transportation such as: car, horse.

DO I NEED THE TREKKING POLES ON SINGRENACOCHA

The answer is that if, since having trekking poles on Singrenacocha is vital, this instrument will help you overcome very difficult barriers, and have it in good balance during well-sloped descents. The type of cane that is recommended is of free will for you, since these define according to the food you are going to provide, it can be aluminum, carbon fiber, or other material, but if it has a good resistance When hiking, another no less important detail is that you must have the metal protectors at their tips, usually you will be accommodated with rubber soles. Preferably those that can be easily packed and tied.

HOW DO I MAKE A BOOKING FOR SINGRENACOCHA?

STEP 1

  • Fill out the form
  • Fill out the passenger details form in a word document. This should be attached in your email.

STEP 2

  • Pay your deposit, and let us know when you have paid! This is important because our system does not automatically notify us when you’ve paid your deposit.

STEP 3

  • Confirm reservation
  • Once you’ve received your booking confirmation in the form of a PDF, please check it over to confirm that everything is correct.

STEP 4

  • Informative session
  • Your all set!! Remember to come to our offices the day before your departure date at 5:00 PM for your briefing.

WHY IS THERE AN 5% CHARGE FOR PAYPAL AND VISA? IS THERE ANY WAY TO AVOID THIS CHARGE?

Unfortunately, the 5% charge is completely out of our hands. This fee does not go to us, but to PayPal and VISA. There is really no way around it.

ESSENTIAL TRIP INFORMATION

Want an in-depth insight into this trip? Essential Trip Information provides everything you need to know about this adventure and more.

View Essential Trip Information

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.

JANUARY Warm - Heavy Rain
FEBUARY Warm - Heavy Rain
MARCH Warm - Heavy Rain
APRIL Warm - Light Rain
MAY Hot
JUNE Hot
JULY Hot
AUGUST Hot
SEPTEMBER Hot - Warm
OCTOBER Hot - Warm
NOVEMBER Warm - Light Rain
DECEMBER Warm - Heavy Rain

PRICE & AVAILABILITY

MAR 2022 - DEC 2023 Price from
$ 90 USD Per Person $ 110 USD
Note

To book this tour, a minimum of $ 90 USD per person is required, the remaining balance will be paid upon arrival in Peru, at the Cusco office.

Any other additional information, please coordinate with your travel agent.

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What our clients say about us

  • "Everything was perfect, from the office to the super Guide, Juve he was very careful with us ! Thank you! Raccomandatet!"

    Gino Di Tullio
    SINGRENACOCHA LAKE 1 DAY TOUR
  • " A agência tem preço competitivo e cumpriu exatamente com tudo que foi combinado. O guia da trilha foi excelente. Muito conhecimento sobre a cultura Inca, muito divertido, ótimo fotógrafo!
    I made the short Inca trail 2D / 1N and Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain) with them. The price is competitive and the agency has exactly matched everything that was agreed. The guide of the trail was excellent, he has a lot of knowledge about Inca culture, he is a lot of fun and a great photographer! "

    Cris G
    SINGRENACOCHA LAKE 1 DAY TOUR
  • " We had Elmer as our guide and his knowledge about the culture, the ancient traditions and the trail itself is wide and deep at the same time. He was a pleasant and fun company throughout. His team of porters and Chef. Chino were amazingly hospitable in-spite of the strenuous trek. Always smiling and eager to serve. Our camping sites had the perfect view every single evening. We had rented the sleeping bags and trekking poles from them and all were in good condition. Tents were nice and warm as well. The food was something we did not expect at all. "

    Meena
    SINGRENACOCHA LAKE 1 DAY TOUR
  • " Great coordination from Miriam starting with orientation meeting and individualized attention via whatsapp. The hike to MP from km 104 was tough but lovely and Javier was a great guide with humor and knowledgeable. After 11km hiking we arrived to the Sun gate around 2pm and went down for the 1st visit to MP. Dinner in Aguas Calientes and early wake up to enter MP at 6am which was still very peaceful. It cannot get much better. great vale for money! "

    David D
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  • " Amazing trek to Machu Picchu, with very knowledgeable guide and amazing Porter team! Beautiful views, great food, and good times!"

    Jeremy C
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  • " We made the 2d/1n trip to Machu Picchu this was very worth. Our Guide Osman was very friendly and kind. During the trek he explained us the landscape, flowers and the history of the ruins very interesting. We can really recomand this trip for the people who don't like to do the long trek. Many thanks to Osman for the wonderful hike! "

    Melanie U
    SINGRENACOCHA LAKE 1 DAY TOUR
  • " We feel the genuine and warmth welcome of the city and the people in it, as if they treat us like family (especially our porters and our guide Alex). We are deeply grateful for all the help and patience they've extended to reach out to us. And forever grateful for the life's lessons learned and the experience. This adventure for sure will made an imprint in our hearts and in our life's journey, that we are very much willing to share it with our own family, friends and love ones. "

    Czarina 23
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  • " To be honest, at the very end I would have gone thru the whole experience a million times without changing anything at all. Also, returning to Cusco wasn't hard, train was booked and transfer bus was there to pick us up on time. The overall experience, amazing. "

    Dacil A
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There is something magical about artisanal farming in the Andes. The rich soils and unique climate give products an otherwise unattainable flavor. Our chefs serve local and international food. With unparalleled views of the fabulous Andean Mountains, amid the highland forests from your table, you’ll enjoy delicious gourmet food and new spins on classic Peruvian favorites. We use only local produce and fresh ingredients.
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Unlock the secrets of Peru’s most iconic adventure destination. Our team is passionate about making sure your experiences are unique —some thrilling, some relaxing, all awe-inspiring. Our private guides will let you explore the Andes and rainforest at your own pace, stopping for a snack if you’re hungry, or racing to the top of a hill if you’re up to it.
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We work with certified guides, the latest high-tech equipment and satellite communication, to guarantee your safety every step on the trail. Each year we do the course of rescue and first aid with all our hiking team (guides, cooks, horsemen, drivers). The course is comprehensive and practical, including all of the essential principles and skills required to assess and manage medical problems in isolated and extreme environments.
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We have deep love and respect for our Mother Earth or Pachamama since we are a 100% Cusco company. We know the importance of our Andean culture, and like good children of the earth, we do everything possible to avoid contamination.
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It’s essential to have the best equipment when you’re walking in the mountains. Due to the constant climate changes in the region, we use tents suitable for all four seasons.
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