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Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022

7 Lakes Ausangate Trek

Full Day Tour Short Hike

Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022 23 reviews
Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022

Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022

7 Lakes Ausangate Trek

Full Day Tour Short Hike

Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022 23 reviews
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Overview

Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour

Ausangate 7 Lakes is a one-day experience where the main attraction is to appreciate the various turquoise lakes located in the Cordillera de Vilcanota and with an incredible view of the snowy Ausangate which is one of the 5 highest mountains in Peru. At the end of this excursion, you can enjoy the thermal baths of Pacchanta.

Still, looking for a special place in Cusco? you can look at the 7 Lakes Ausangate Day Hike

Although there is a lot to visit in Cusco, depending on your time we have from half-day to multi-day treks.

One of the dream places and you can make it come true is the 7 Lakes Ausangate Trek, Ausangate should be one of the best options to experience a trail without many people and contemplate the breathtaking scenery.

Itinerary

7 Lakes Ausangate Day Hike

Sites to Visit

7 Lakes Ausangate Trek

Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour

We pick you up at 4 am from your Hotel, in a private transport that the destination will be the town of PACCHANTA that is located very close to the snowy of (Ausangate) at 4200 masl, where we will have breakfast, then go to the beautiful 7 lakes of Ausangate will be about 6 km to reach the first lake  2 hours approx as we walk we will reach different lakes perched in the Andes mountain range are 10 km to our last destination about 10 km approx 5 hours of walking.

Then we will return to the community of (PACCHANTA) where one can enjoy the hot springs and have a delicious lunch and then return to Cusco ending this incredible adventure.

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Ausangate Trek 4 Days

Included

Ausangate 7 Lakes Trek

  • Pre-departure briefing of 7 Lakes Ausangate Trek.
  • HOTEL IN CUSCO
  • Two Excellent experienced top tour guides (9-16 people / 6-8 with one tour guide).
  • Ausangate 7 lagoons and Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
  • Admission document to the Inca Road System by SERNANP –
    • Daily morning snack
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.

No Included

7 Lakes Ausangate Trek

  • Tips (Tipping is 100% optional depending on the service you received)
  • Travel Insurance.
  • flights

Recommendations

In Cusco, there are plenty destinations to enjoy on our next trip in 2022 – 2023, and the tour of the 7 lakes of Ausangate is a highly recommended option.

In this magical destination, we will do adventure tourism, nature, or trekking, while we explore the surroundings of the majestic Ausangate, the fifth highest mountain in Peru

Around it we will find the Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Hike, a tour out of the ordinary and with the best travel postcards that you will find in Cusco.

Discover everything you need to know to enjoy the 7 lagoons of Ausangate.

What is the «7 Lakes of Ausangate» tour?

The tour to the 7 Lakes of Ausangate is an expedition that takes us to explore the lagoons that exist around the snow-capped mountain.

The Ausangate allows the creation of the 7 Lakes, and their different shades, thanks to the water and minerals that surround it.

Both the snow-capped mountain and the lagoons have their own name thanks to the characteristics of the color of their waters or their textures.

The tour to the 7 Lakes of Ausangate is an excursion at an altitude that can reach 4867 meters above sea level and can be done in one day, but it is best to accompany it with other tours to do it in two days.

Where are the 7 lakes of Ausangate located?

The Ausangate is a snow-capped mountain located in the Andes, in the Vilcanota mountain range.

The mountain is located approximately 100 kilometers southeast of Cusco in the province of Quispicanchis and is reached through the town of Pacchanta.

From Pacchanta we start the trekking to reach the circuit that will guide us through the tour of 7 lakes of Ausangate.

Some recommendations to do the 7 Lakes of Ausangate Hike

The weather in Pacchanta and in the circuit of the Ausangate 7 lakes is cold, especially at night when the temperature can drop to -5°C. During your visit do not forget to wear warm clothes in layers: first a polo shirt, then a sweater and finally a jacket.

Due to the altitude at which you will be (always above 4 thousand meters above sea level), you may suffer some symptoms of altitude sickness, such as nausea, fatigue or headache. To reduce these natural symptoms, you can drink plenty of water (especially coca leaf infusions) and avoid fatty foods.

If you like high Andean landscapes such as the circuit of the 7 Lakes, you can also visit other similar tourist attractions, such as the Humantay lagoon or the mountain of the 7 colors. Both are some of the best tourist destinations in Cusco.

What To Bring

Packing list for Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

  • A good daypack.
  • Original passport.
  • Lighter trekking boots (with good ankle support)
  • Three pairs of trekking pants.
  • One rain jacket: The first night, the temperature can be as low as – 5 degrees Celsius/23 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • One warm/winter jacket (Thermals: wool socks/gloves, scarf, and woolen hat for cold nights).
  • Two long-sleeve shirts.
  • Sun protection cream (SPF 45 or higher recommended).
  • Bug spray.
  • Water.
  • Smartphone and Digital Camera with extra Batteries
  • Bandages or moleskin.
  • Extra money.

Prices

Luxury All Inclusive Service
Number of personsPrice per person
1$70.00
2$70.00
3$70.00
4$70.00
5$70.00
3$70.00

Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour

Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD

  • Group Service:  $70.00 per person

Frequently Asked Questions: Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022

Where are the Ausangate 7 lakes?

From the city of Cusco is located more than 100 km to the south east, are the 7 incredible 7 lagoons, is in the jurisdiction of quispicanchis district of ocongate.

Why are some lakes turquoise?

The impressive lagoons of ausangate have a turquoise color and that is what makes it very special and attractive, the melt waters practically wash it to the pulverized minerals and are deposited in these lagoons that is the most important factor why they are of this color and with the help of the sun makes this a unique and incredible destination.

Ausangate 7 lakes weather

The weather in the mountains of peru are good company (cold and heat) is part of us and that altitude can be kind, but as the time passes it becomes cloudy or sunny. Night temperatures is depending on the season between 14 °F / -10, while the daytime temperature reaches 77 °F / 25 ° C.

Best time to hike Ausangate 7 lakes

To have a better experience and be sure to have a vacation in sunny weather, we recommend you to visit the months of April to November and also keep in mind to bring good hiking equipment and just enjoy yourself.

How to visit the Ausangate 7 lagoons?

The best option to do this trail is to do 1 day, but there are also other options of 2, 3, 4, or 5 days, you can do it yourself.

1.- Cusco – Pacchanta – Ausangate 7 lakes (day tour)

This is the shortest option to do it, you must reach the community of Pacchanta at 14 100 ft. / 4 300 m.as you go along a puna trail with incredible views and a beautiful grassy meadow with a considerable amount of birds you can observe the imposing peaks of snow-capped mountains and turquoise lagoons and have a view of Pacchanta disappearing on the horizon.

 2.- Cusco – Upis – Ausangate 7 lakes (2-day tour)

The incredible two-day hike through the 7 lakes of Ausangate begins at the Upis school, very close to the village of Tinky, instead of in the community of Pacchanta.

In winter, you will most likely see exceptional landscapes, such as the snow-capped Ausangate illuminated with a dreamy and magical sunset, and at night you can see the Milky Way.

The next day you will have a day with the view of the snowy peak and landscapes that give a special day, be prepared for this day by a considerable slope much more exhausting than the first day and is approx 5 hours.

The idea is to get to the Ausangate lagoons as early as possible to have more chances to see and take the best pictures with a sunrise that is indescribable.

After visiting the lagoons you will be more than satisfied and you will have a very special gift, the hot springs of Pacchanta after enjoying, then we will have lunch and then return to Cusco.

Detailed information

  • Trekking time : 3 hrs on day 1 and 5 hrs by day 2
  • Highest Point: 155 200 ft. / 4 630 m.
  • Trailhead elevation: 13 800 ft. / 4 200 m.
  • Difficulty: Easy by day 1 and challenging by day 2.take your time litle by litle
  • Hot springs: S/ 5
  • Camp elevation: 14 500 ft. / 4 430 m.

Flora and Fauna in Ausangate

The flora and fauna on this trail are very diverse fauna, you can see hundreds of llamas, alpacas, chinchillas, and condors if you are lucky, do not lose hope, flora, a great variety of grasses, and medicinal herbs.

How to get to the Ausangate 7 lakes on my own?

From Cusco, there are many options to do this trail to the 7 lakes Ausangate Trek

You must take transport from IPD (The Peruvian Institute of Sport) local «combis» that go from Cusco to Ocongate and Tinki the price is 3 $ or 10 soles once there, you should buy things like water is the last town where you can buy things and stock up on things you forgot in Cusco like pills, etc and then head to the community of Pacchanta.

In this place usually, line up near the main square, the next step is Pacchanta, 30 minutes from Tinki and the price is around 30 soles once there the trail begins and your adventure, know that the road is not marked we recommend you take a map and gps and arrive at the lakes, after visiting you can return to Pacchanta and enjoy the hot springs of Pacchanta.

How to get to Ausangate 7 lakes with a travel agency?

The idea is to travel and enjoy your vacation, there are a lot of travel agencies in Cusco where you can plan in a better way and without having problems on the way of this trail communicating in the local language or looking for taxis  and wasting your time let us organize your trip with SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES.

Recommendations Ausangate 7 Lakes

Spend at least a couple of days in the city of Cusco, while you get used to the altitude. try to walk uphill and downhill as Cusco has a lot of it.

Higher altitude also means colder and near-freezing temperatures, so be prepared. If you are planning a multi-day excursion, make sure to bring warm clothes. see our tours.

Make sure you stay hydrated. When hiking at high altitude in cold climates, you will sweat much less than you are used to. Often it is too late when you realize you are dehydrated. it is advisable to carry 2 liters for each day.

Mixing dehydration with altitude sickness can be an unpleasant combination. It is recommended to drink at least two to three liters a day at high altitudes such as Ausangate.

Not drinking water from streams can cause stomach problems.

Travel Guide Ausangate 7 Lakes – Full Day Tour from Cusco 2022

Why Sullpayky Experiences!

In SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES we are not only a Travel Agency, we are a 100% Quechua family with more than 15 years of experience in the world of tourism. Our mission is to offer an unforgettable experience that will mark your life, based on Inca values: honesty, love and respect. For this reason, we offer a different kind of tourism, in which our priority is to give you more than a fun trip, a trip of reunion with yourself, to know your essence through the most sacred thing we have, our land, the Pachamama.

We are specialists in creating a personalized experience, so we have more than 28 tours that can be modified according to your needs (from the classic Inca Trail to innovative and alternative tours such as Moonstone) because there are many ways to know Machu Picchu, however, we are convinced that there is only one right for each client. . We also offer tours for clients with special needs.

We offer personalized assistance 24 hours a day, before and during your trip. When you contact us, you will be attended by our Peru travel experts, who will be happy to assist you and help you as soon as possible, answering your questions and providing you with information, as well as recommendations to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience you will live.

All our staff is 100% Quechua and is in constant training to always offer the best possible service. Our guides are Quechua mystics who will provide you with a unique experience. They also have basic training in photography and are equipped with a semi-professional camera to document your entire trip so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying every moment. Our cooks have chef training and will be informed of any dietary restrictions (such as allergies).

SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES is a local travel agency and tour operator authorized by the institutions that govern tourism regulations in Peru. That is why we have the necessary licenses and permits to operate within our country.
We also emphasize that we are against the exploitation of the Pachamama (earth) and our wayki (brothers), so we offer a totally ecological tourism and well paid for all our workers, as we seek to be the difference in everything.

We know you will be happy with our service, as evidenced by the hundreds of testimonials from our traveler clients from all over the world. See the recommendations and memories of travel experiences in various social networks such as TripAdvisor, which will explain why you should choose SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES for your next vacation in our country.

About our growth process
Continuous improvement is one of our commitments. One of our principles is that the work of each area is important to achieve the best final product. Therefore, throughout our history we have developed several projects with different areas, which have given us the following results:

We have completed the policy of our Integrated Management System as a sign of the guarantee of our organization.

Continuous training to tour guides, cooks, porters, drivers, people in charge of different areas such as Sales, Reservations, Operations, Administration, etc., in customer service, quality of service to tourists, knowledge of the route, and other topics concerning the tourism industry in Peru. Due to our progress in these areas, we have received the CALTUR 2021 Certification from the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.

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We are authorized by DIRCETUR (Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco), a government agency that promotes competition, sustainability, and diversification of Peruvian exportable products, tourism, and handicrafts.

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