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Explore Ausangate in one day and the 7 lakes

8 To 9 hours
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  • GROUP SERVICE18 People Per Group
    Adult: $45 Children: $40
    Available: 23 seats
  • PRIVATE SERVICEAdult: $80 Children: $70Available: 23 seats

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Spanish, English
Departure city: Cusco, Peru
Ends in the city: Cusco, Peru
Group Size: 12 PER GROUP
Availability: Daily Departures
Trip Styles: Hiking
Max Altitude: 4800 M. / 15748 FT.
Lodging Type: Not
Difficulty: Easy

Ausangate 1 Day Trek + 7 Lakes

Ausangate 1 Day Trek is a magnificent trek 12 kilometers away with beautiful landscapes surrounded by alapcas, llamas, Chinchillas among other animals, on this full day Tour you will enjoy magnificent views of 7 colorful lagoons. The circuit is designed for a complete walk where you will also see Andean people dressed in colorful costumes made by hand from alpaca wool. Ausangate 1 day trek gives you a beautiful experience in the Andes, at a height of 4800 meters. This circuit called Ausangate 1 Day trek or 7 lakes, is not so well known so feel sure not to see many tourists and enjoy a quiet place.

The Tour of the 7 Lakes is one of the most beautiful routes in all of the Vilcanota Mountain Range; you’ll stand before the imposing Ausangate, one of the 5 highest snowcaps in Peru. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with the purest of nature and gaze upon a gorgeous place in the Andes of Cusco surrounding these multi-colored lakes.

On top of that, you’ll take a dip in the hot springs of Pacchanta to relax before enjoying a traditional lunch prepared by a local family who will cordially receive us in their home. This is a one-day excursion, within which you’ll discover indigenous communities who still keep their cultures and traditions alive today. Are you ready to live this experience?

Why Take the Ausangate trek 1 day + 7 Lakes?

  • Live the experience of enfrenting the hidden wonders of the Andes.
  • Explore one of the most beautiful parts of the Ausangate glacier route in just one day.
  • Immerse yourself in the daily life of the most traditional communities in this area of the Andean heights.
  • Observe the diverse flora and fauna of the region. See alpacas and llamas grazing in their natural habitat.
  • Enjoy a relaxing swim in the hot springs of Pacchanta with one of the most precious views of the Ausangate glacier, the highest and most sacred in the region of Cusco.
  • Traverse the 7 green and turquoise lakes; they’ll make this hike a most unique experience.

DAY 1Ausangate and the 7 lagoons explore this route in 1 day

Visit places
Ausangate 7 lagoons

Our professional tour guide will pick you up at your homestay, hostel or hotel between 4:00 to 4:30 hrs. You must tell our Travel company where you are staying one day before departure and be ready and waiting for pickup.

Temperature during the first hours of our Ausanagte Lakes tour is cold ( 5 to 9°C ) that why you need to bring one extra warm sweater, jacket, hat and gloves. These will keep you comfortable during this driving time to Pacchanta. After 3 hours driving we will arrive at Pacchanta where we will stop for breakfast and get last things you forgot to buy in Cusco like water and snacks.

Once we arrive at this high are (Pacchanta) we will be able to see the beautiful mountains Apu Ausangate (6384) meters above sea level). After a short time to prepare and gather our day packs, we start the 1/30  hour trek to first Lake (about 3 km.) We will be able to enjoy the first lake in our day trek. The way up to  Ausangate Lakes  is steep and down  however our group is small and our guide will let you take your time to enjoy and arrive without pressure.

After enjoying our first view of the lakes there is a optional stop by the local people and enjoy a Mother earth offering.

After we see all lakes we will back to Pacchanta where a local lunch will be waiting for us. Once we finish lunch we can enjoy hotspings and them we will go back to Cusco.

We will arrive at Cusco between 17:00 to 18:00 hrs.

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Difficulty:Moderate
  • Walking Distance:12 KM / 7 miles
  • Minimum Elevation: 4100 m. / 13451 ft.
  • Highest Elevation:4800 m. / 15748 ft
  • Activity Duration: 8 – 9 hours
Trip Info
Packing List
Before You Go
High Quality Service & Safety
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Experienced Guide speaks English and Spanish
  • Medical Kit – First Aid Kit
  • Customer Service 24/7
  • Extra oxygen
Permits & Entrance Tickets
  • Entrance ticket to Ausangate 7 Lakes
  • Entrance ticket to pacchanta hot springs
  • Private transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the start of the trek.
  • Private transportation from the end of the trek to Cusco to your hotel.
  • Meals: 1 Breakfasts, 1 Lunches
  • Meals: vegetarian and vegan
What Is Not Included?
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management
  • Extra Horse ($30)
  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

Information Before leaving for the Ausangate Trek one Day

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about Ausangate One Day Trek in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!

Can I store my luggage at your office?

Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.

Pick up of guests

Peru Hike Company can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group tours

Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.

Strikes and demonstrations

Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects

You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.

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Kate D

Group Traveller

Wowzers! I went to on Humantay Lake and Rainbow Mountain tours and this 7 Lakes trek surpassed all of that for me! First of all the tour guide, a short Andean man who’s name i unfortunately can’t remember was AMAZING. He told us all about the animals, bugs, plants we saw along the way and sort of took us off the beaten path. He also paced us so we wouldn’t get sick or winded. He was so patient, kind, inquisitive and personable, asking real questions about my culture, family, and country. 1000% recommend. The tour guide plus the landscape itself all get a giant A+. The lanscape of 7 Lakes is like something from Lord of the Rings. I felt like I was walking to Rohan lol.

1 May, 2021


Family Traveller

We did the Ausangate trek 1 day with my family in a private group and the landscape and the color of the lagoons next to the snow-capped mountains was impressive. Actually all this was possible to the agency (Peru Hike) who informed us in detail about the tour. We reserve it 5 months in advance and it is very reliable and secure, its reservation system can even be made at the last minute.

2 January, 2021
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