Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike
Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike
Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike, 1 Day Trip to the Wilderness of Cusco
This Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike will take you to the wilderness of Cusco, home to the famous Andes ice-peaks, pale blue glacial lakes, curious wildlife, local Quechua people, and mesmerizing towering peaks.
In small intimate groups of 2 to 8 travellers accompanied by your Peru Summit Adventures private guide, you will experience the best of Ausangate in a day–eagles, geese, and condors will put on a show gliding above soaring ice-tipped peaks, native Quechua people, native flowers and songbirds will complement your hike through highlands, you will get up-close with ice-peaks Ausangate and peaceful grazing llamas and alpacas will color your day-trip you as you walk through the Andes trails, at the end of the hike you will soak in the hot springs to relax the muscles.
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This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.
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MODERATE: Designed for travelers who have some experience in hiking and have a regular physical condition. Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our day-hikes adventures.
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
While we expect the tour will run as the itinerary describes to Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike. Participants should accept that there is the possibility of changes, being necessary liable to local conditions, eg, strikes, natural disasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
Minimum of 02 people is needed to depart. Family groups, couple travelers, friends, or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our trips. Price is per person, which is based on two people who might share a room/tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services as well as semi-private service; however, if you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.
No, Ausangate Trek is not regulated yet by the Peruvian government; however, the entrance ticket for the park is charged at the main checkpoint before to get in (the entrance ticket is included); thus you could book the hike in a month in advance.
Please allow a minimum of 2 days in Cusco before your hike begins to Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike.
DAY 1: Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike, 1 Day Trip to the Wilderness of Cusco
Your Peru Summit Adventures private crew will come to your hotel to pick you up at 3:00 am, you will then drive for 3 hours and 30 minutes to get to Pacchanta town, located at an elevation of 4,300m/ 14,108ft, where you will have hot breakfast. En route, you will pass by quaint villages and scenic views. Since the trip is in the early morning, and you will ascend higher and higher the temperature will be cold, so warm clothing is required for this hike. During the hike, the temperature might still be the same, make sure to come in hiking clothes for cold and mild temperature.
Once having breakfast, you will start hiking towards the lakes for about 3 hours, where you will see a series of lagoons, located every 30 minutes to 1 hour each other. Some out of them are Azulcocha, Otorongococha, Pucacocha, Alqacocha, and Q’omercocha. Each lake has a stunning backdrop view of the different mountains located in the Vilcanota mountain range.
Just close by the trail, the herds of llamas and alpacas, local people in the typical outfit, flora, fauna will make a real add-on to your day-adventure, after making 7-hour hiking spotting the realm of the Andes, you will return to Pacchanta town, where you will enjoy just made lunch, after lunch or even before lunch you can enjoy a laidback soak in the hot springs. We will eventually drive back to Cusco, dropping you off at your hotel.
Note on Itinerary
Although we do our very best possible to adhere to the schedule above, this itinerary is subject to change for several reasons beyond our control, including strikes, weather, natural disasters, and terrain conditions. On some occasions, these conditions may demand us to deviate from our original schedule, in which case we will provide the best available alternative options. And we’ll make a great experience of it!