Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Physical Grading
Moderate
Service Level
Upgraded Comfort
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl
1 Day

Starting From
$ 155.00 USD
PER PERSON

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.

Join us for the adventure of a lifetime – give us a call at +51 984 464 391 or shoot us an email at info@perusummit.com to learn more or book your spot today!

This trip is officially operated by Peru Summit Adventures, a 100% local tour operator based in Cusco.

Highlights on Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Since 2014 and since the very first day of our operation, Peru Summit Adventures has been blazing new trails, new ways of experiencing in Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike. Our trailblazing is just one reason we are a uniquely qualified local company to ensure you have a trip of a lifetime.

  • Get up-close with the impressive Ausangate mountain at 6,384m/ 20,945 ft.
  • Trek through spectacular 7 lakes at the bottom part of Ausangate mountain and other snowcapped mountains.
  • Trek through highlands dotted with llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, vizcachas (Andean chinchillas).
  • Admire and marvel the local people, native flowers, and amazing bird watching en route.
  • Snap a photo of the famous 7 lakes and the ice-draped peaks in the Vilcanota mountain range.
  • Soak in the natural hot springs of Pacchanta.

The Smallest Groups en Route “Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike“—Averaging Just 4 Travelers!

Could you imagine trying to hike silently along an isolated trail, carefully not disturbing shy wildlife, with 10 or 20 other travelers? Or walking on a remote area to explore the pristine wilderness with dozens of other tourists at your side? We know meaningful nature encounters must be undertaken in small groups. That’s why our trips come with an average of just four travelers, by far the smallest groups in the tourism industry across the country. This not only guarantees you more personal close-up wildlife experience, but a less-impact presence on the earth’s brittle natural places we love.

We Deliver on Our Promises

We are very confident the quality of our Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike will get your expectations and that you will savor the best possible of cultural travel experience, nature travel experience, and adventure travel experience if you are dissatisfied, we’ll happily give you credit for an extra trip or for a future journey. It’s, to our knowledge, the best guarantee in the travel business.

Think Green, Think Global for a Better Place for Everyone

Traveling with us you are making a big difference in favor of the environment, our trips are rated as eco-friendly trips to ensure that fragile ecosystems are protected and maintained for future human generations, also maintain ecosystem and environment integrity through considering a sustainable and ethical business model. Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translates to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices.

Trip Details for Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Service Level

  • Upgraded

Physical Grading

  • 1 2 3 4 5 6, Moderate

Activities

  • Hiking / Trekking and Cultural Adventures.

Important Note

  • 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, e.g, strikes, natural desasters, these changes might be at the discretion of your travel company.

Group Size

  • We need a minimum of 02 people to depart. Family groups, friend travelers, couple travelers or even if you’re a SOLO traveler, you are welcome to our adventure Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike. Prices are per person which are based on two people who might share a room / tent. The itinerary is described and based on shared services; however, you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.

Acclimatization

  • Please allow a minimum of 2 days in Cusco before your hike begins to Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike.

Suggested Reading List

We have created a custom comprehensive listing of Ausangate, Machu Picchu and Peru travel books for this trip.

 

Itinerary

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!

What’s Included For Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Inclusion

  • Round trip private transportation.
  • Packed lunch with option for vegetarians.
  • Packed breakfast with option for vegetarians.
  • Entrance tickets to the park.
  • Tour Guide in English
  • Oxygen tank.

Exclusion

  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as: soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks.
  • Tickets for hot springs
  • Tipping for guides, porters or muleteers, and other staff.
  • Horse if needed during the hike.
  • Travel insurance (bring copies with you please), we highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation, interruption; an insurance to protect your travel investment, Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc. it should be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc. will be at passenger’s expense.

Price

From US$ 155.00

The Best Fare For The Best Trip

We don’t believe any other tour companies make comparable trips when you take into account our unique itineraries and signature itineraries, impressive locations, small groups and quality Peru Summit Adventures Trek Leaders / Tour Leaders. But, should you come across a similar itinerary or matching itinerary of our quality at a cheaper price, even within 45 days after booking with us, we will happily refund the difference. It’s how we deliver our promise.

You Book, You Go…Don’t Worry… We Won’t Cancel!

While other tour companies generally cancel their trips due to low participation of travelers or outsource their travelers to other big groups tour operators, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low signing-up or participation for the departure date neither get our travelers to other tour operators! This makes to our travelers the assurance and peace of mind to know their travel plans are insured and guaranteed.

Request a Quote: We can customize this private trek just for you. Any detail can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and other destinations. Call us at +51 984 464 391 or request a quote, Here.

Trek Gear List

  • Travel insurance (and some copies).
  • Backpack to carry your things.
  • Phone and Camera charger and adapter.
  • Camera.
  • Hiking poles (or you can rent one pair from us).
  • Rain gear (very important even if traveling in dry season).
  • Comfortable hiking clothes, including warm clothes.
  • Good hiking boots with protector ankle or similar.
  • Sunblock and sunglasses.
  • Hiking long sleeve T-shirts.
  • Hiking trousers.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • Hiking socks.
  • Hands sanitizer.
  • Water bottle or canteen.
  • American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash (little coins for toilet and some souvenirs).
  • Sun hat, cap, and warm hat and gloves.
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper.
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen).
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Acetazolamide (Diamox), Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may take).

Weather in Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike

Average daytime temperatures in and around Cusco generally range from 55º – 75º F with evenings cooling down into the 40º and 50º. Much of this itinerary takes place in the mountains, where weather can change very quickly and evening temperatures regularly drop into the 30º and 40º. As our treks are planned during the “dry season”, days are typically clear and pleasant, with afternoon clouds occasionally building and leading to small amounts of rainfall, and morning temperatures usually range from 35º and 45º with some frost on the tents, and frosty plains in some locations. While April and November departures may experience slightly higher amounts of rainfall, all-day rain is unusual. We will be hiking over multiple mountain passes which are over 14,104 ft, so should you be prepared for unpredictable mountain weather.

Trek Leaders or Guides Are Part of the Core of Peru Summit Adventures and Your Perfect Local Companion

The perfect custom-made private tours, adventure tours, or expeditions don’t just happen. It takes a team of talented, knowledgeable, passionate, and experienced professionals to bring it all together and possible. Our team of Peru Summit Adventures Leaders is comprised of local trip veterans, seasoned tour veterans with rich backgrounds on history, archaeology, culture, cuisine, geology, biology, and more.

With the highest staff-to-guest ratio in the travel industry, our Trip Leaders safely deliver your trip-of-a-lifetime to maximize your Peru journeys and adventures every step of the way. Our Tour/Trek Leaders have worked extensively in the Peru isolated mountains, archaeological sites, hiking the Inca Trail (at least 150 times), Amazon jungle, and being at Machu Picchu for over 400 times at least, this guarantees your trip a unique and memorable experience.

What Makes Us Different!… Here’s, Why You Should Book With Us!

Making a choice of your right travel company/ tour operator is the most important decision you will make as you make your plans for a long-anticipated dreamed adventure. At first glance, some companies may seem cheaper. However, when you research a little deeper, you will see why traveling with Peru Summit Adventures assures that you will have the most memorable travel experience possible. In fact, we guarantee it, our TripAdvisor reviews say that.

Making genuine and sustainable itineraries often translate to real costs, with a host of responsible travel practices that underpin our prices, here are the reasons why you should go with us!

1. We Focus on Details

Little insignificant details make all the difference to get a successful trip and an unforgettable experience, that’s the point where our tailor-made trip specialists and destination experts work intensely. No stone is left unturned in our quest to deliver exceptional private tours, trekking tours, and expeditions in Peru. With us, it’s all about you and your traveling mates too, for sure! We take your wants, needs, time constraints, budgets, and personal travel style into account to deliver experiences that are far from standard.

2. Our Safety Record is Flawless

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously. Put away your concerns and start enjoying the trip of your life knowing that you are on safe and sound hands. Peru Summit Adventures is a registered trademark and a licensed company by the Peruvian Ministry of Tourism (MINCETUR).

3. Knowledge and Expertise

What an awesome to travel with someone who is from the same destination, a professional expert, it’s how you get the first-hand information. Our Peru Summit Adventures staff are friendly, funny, with deep knowledge on the route and destination, and great storytellers. We love what we do and it’s obvious. A simple concept, yes, but it makes all the difference. The team at Peru Summit Adventures all live and breathe the trip, experience, adventure, (you’ll see this when you arrive!). We love what we do, and it’s obvious. From the moment you arrive, you’ll feel the buzz and excitement that Peru Summit Adventures offers.

4. We are Local Entrepreneurs, A Family Enterprise (we are not a gringo company)

Probably you will see that most of the tour operators mention it on their websites that are local tour companies, however, if you research a little deeper you will find out that’s not true, they might be although half of the operation is done from here and another half abroad, they even have NorthAmerican phone number or European phone numbers, which is a clue to find out, we are not against the foreigner companies or half foreign companies, what we are against is that they lie.

In Cusco exist just few truly local tour operators. If you did not know, foreign companies come to Peru to get rich without paying a General Sales Tax or Tax Contribution to our country. If you did not know that, according to the United Nations, for every US $100 spent on a tour in a developing country or foreign travel companies, only $5 stays in the local economy. Normally, almost all of the money flows back to large companies operating outside the destination countries. As we are a local family enterprise, we guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of Peruvians through contributing to general sales tax.

5. Responsible Travel

Be a responsible traveller! Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! The natural environments that we travel to are fragile and abundant with beautiful culture and traditions that are often reliant on tourism. We have a responsibility as travelers to minimize the impact of our presence, protect what is delicate, and leave a positive influence everywhere we can.

As a locally owned and based Peruvian tour company, we integrate these practices into our in-country operations we are aiming for a style of travel that makes the world a better place for everyone, and for everyone that lives in it. Since our very first days as a tour operator, responsible business has been at the heart of what we do. Peru Summit Adventures is committed not just to treading lightly, but to making a real difference by helping and investing in local communities, education initiatives, environmental conservation projects. These values are not more than just words, they are ingrained in the culture and philosophy of our crew, daily operations of Peru Summit Adventures trips, and at our office too.

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The Vilcanota mountain range is one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet and one of the most starkly beautiful, carved by giant mountains, towering glacier peaks, gorgeous lagoons, red hills, and home to highland animals like vicuña, alpaca that could make this place unique. It’s also a region where Aboriginal culture is still alive. On this footage, we show you just a tiny part of this wonderful place. Explore the area now, before big business encroaches further. JOIN US!

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT

We Focus on Details

We are the experts when it comes to customizing tours and treks and our incredible private signature series itinerary.

Our Safety Record is Flawless

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Peru Summit Adventures. There is nothing that we take more seriously.

Knowledge and Expertise

Our Guides with a deep knowledge of destination, route, and a focus on customer service makes all difference en route

Responsible Travel

Let’s make this world a better place for everyone and for everyone that lives in it! All is done in a responsible manner

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