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Trek Ausangate 7 Lakes 1 Day

Trek Ausangate 7 Lakes 1 Day

1 day from $ USD 115.00

Trek Ausangate 7 Lakes 1 Day

1 day from $ 115 | Ausangate 7 lakes trek 1 day

| Min Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl) | Max Altitude: 2200msnm (3545 fasl)
Price From
$ USD 115.00
Duration
1 day
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 10
Physical Level
Demanding

Introduction

The hike around the majestic Ausangate, the highest of the Vilcanota mountain range, is magnificent and demanding, being one of the most important Apus of the Inca period.

This hike is done above 4600 m.a.s.l. during all its route.

The Ausangate, snowy now visited by thousands of tourists, develops in a spectacular and diverse panorama, its geography, geology, erosions, thawing, snowy (Mariposa, Callangate, Colquecruz, Campa, etc), fauna and flora typical of altitude, as well as picturesque customs of the people of the Peruvian Andes, can be appreciated and enjoyed in the craft capital of Peru in textiles, typical dances of the Ausangate Valley.

Trip details

  • Maximum altitude: 4,850 meters / 15,912 feet
  • Minimum altitude: 4,200 meters / 14,107 feet
  • Duration of the excursion: 5 hours.
  • Walking distance: 7 km / 4.3 miles
  • Difficulty level: medium
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Itinerary

DAY 1

Trek Ausangate 7 Lakes 1 Day

Starting at 5:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Pacchanta. During the journey, we will make a brief stop in Tinka before arriving in Pacchanta for a delicious breakfast after about 45 minutes.

Our next destination is the breathtaking Seven Lagoons of Ausangate, where we will spend about 5 hours exploring Azul Cocha, Otorongo Macho, Otorongo Hembra, Pucacocha, Patacocha, Alqacocha and Ccomercocha. This scenic route also offers views of towering peaks such as Ausangate (6,834m), Mariposa (5,842m), Pucapunta (5,740m), Caracol (5,625m), Jampa (5,500m), Tinki (5,300m), and the Qayangate mountain range.

Throughout the tour, you may spot diverse wildlife such as birds, alpacas, llamas, vizcachas, and even Andean condors if you’re lucky. After the circuit, we will head back to Pacchanta to relax in the soothing thermal baths. After the baths, a delicious buffet lunch will be served, and we will then return to Cusco, arriving around 7:00 pm, marking the end of our service.

What to Bring

  • small backpack
  • raincoat or poncho
  • Sweater or sweater for cold weather
  • sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • camera with extra battery
  • hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • walking boots
  • Mineral water
  • Snack: chocolates, fruit
  • Extra money
  • toilet pape

Pricing List

Private Service
Number of persons Price per person
1 Persons $ USD 115.00 Inquire Now

Travel Guide

The 7 Lakes Tour of Ausangate is a magnificent journey through the heart of the Andes Mountains in Peru. This tour offers the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and serene lakes in the region while taking in breathtaking views of the majestic peaks of the Cordillera Vilcanota. The 7 Lakes Tour is a full-day journey that starts early in the morning with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco.

The tour is led by professional guides who are knowledgeable about the history, culture, and geology of the region. They will share their expertise and answer any questions you have along the way. Transportation is provided on comfortable and well-equipped private buses and minivans, ensuring a smooth and safe journey.

As you make your way to the lagoons, you will stop at the town of Tinka for a quick break before continuing on to Pacchanta for a delicious breakfast. The 7 lakes you will visit include Azul Cocha, Otorongo Macho, Otorongo Hembra, Pucacocha, Patacocha, Alqacocha and Ccomercocha. Each lake is unique in its beauty and charm, surrounded by towering peaks such as Ausangate, Mariposa, Pucapunta, Caracol, Jampa, Tinki, and the Qayangate mountain range.

On this tour, you will also have the chance to observe a variety of wildlife including birds, alpacas, llamas, and vizcachas. With a bit of luck, you may even spot an Andean condor, a symbol of strength and freedom in the Andean culture.

After visiting the lakes, you will have the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in the Pacchanta thermal baths, perfect for soothing tired muscles after a long day of exploration. The tour concludes with a delicious buffet lunch and a return to Cusco, arriving around 7:00 pm.

In addition to the stunning natural beauty of the lakes, the 7 Lakes Tour of Ausangate also includes breakfast and lunch (vegetarian options available), as well as a first-aid kit, including an emergency oxygen bottle, for your safety and peace of mind.

Faqs Trek Ausangate 7 Lakes 1 Day

What is the Ausangate 7 Lakes tour?

The Ausangate 7 Lakes tour is a popular trekking and hiking route that takes you through the stunning Andean mountain range and allows you to explore seven stunning high-altitude lakes.

Where is Ausangate 7 Lakes located?

Ausangate 7 Lakes is located in the Cusco region of Peru, near the city of Cusco. It is part of the Vilcanota mountain range in the Andes Mountains.

What is the best time to visit the Ausangate 7 Lakes?

The best time to visit Ausangate 7 Lakes is from May to October, when the weather is mild and clear. This is also the high season, so it is advisable to book in advance.

What is the difficulty level of the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek?

The Ausangate 7 Lakes trek is considered a moderate to challenging hike. It involves several high-altitude passes, steep ascents, and descents, and can be physically demanding. It is recommended for experienced hikers and trekkers who are in good physical shape.

What kind of accommodation is available during the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek?

Accommodation during the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek typically consists of camping or basic lodges along the route. Some trekking companies also offer luxury camping options with private tents and amenities.

What should I bring on the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek?

It is important to bring appropriate clothing for the high-altitude climate, including warm layers, waterproof gear, and sturdy hiking boots. You should also bring a sleeping bag, camping equipment if you are camping, and a first-aid kit. Sunscreen and sunglasses are also essential.

How long does the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek take?

The Ausangate 7 Lakes trek typically takes 5 to 7 days, depending on the itinerary and the pace of the group.

Can I do the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek without a guide?

While it is possible to do the Ausangate 7 Lakes trek independently, it is not recommended due to the challenging terrain and potential for altitude sickness. It is advisable to do the trek with a reputable guide who has experience in high-altitude treks.

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