Day 1: :Cusco – Pacchanta – Circuit 7 Lagoons – Cusco
Our Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Hike begins with the pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am. Then, you will drive for 3 hours and 30 minutes in our private Transportation to the town of Pacchanta. Along the way, you will pass by quaint villages and scenic views. Once you get to Pacchanta town, located at an elevation of 4,300m/ 14,108ft. Our chef will be waiting for us with the traditional music of Ausangate and with the nutritious breakfast for the expedition to the Lagoons of Ausangate Mountain, we are the only local company that knows the culture, experiences and traditions of Ausangate
Once having breakfast, we will then start the Ausangate Day Hike with the ascent until we reach the first lagoons of the Circuit of 7 Lagoons of the Ausangate. 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.
On this 7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Tour, we can also appreciate the Ausangate mountains (6834 m.), Mariposa (5842 m.), Jampa (5500 m.), Pucapunta (5740 m), Caracol (5625 m.), Tinke (5300 m.) and the entire Qayangate Range. Just close by the trail, we will also see birds, alpacas, llamas, local people in the typical outfit, flora, fauna will make a real add-on to your day-adventure, as well as many vizcachas and hopefully to the Andean Condor.
After making full day tour to Ausangate 7 lakes and exploring the realm of the Andes, we will return to Pacchanta town to enjoy a laidback soak in the hot springs. We will end the day in the relaxing hot springs of Ausangate Mountain. Ideal to relax the muscles of the body. After lunch, we will eventually drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel by 6:00 pm. End of our services.
- Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch.
- Max Elevation: 4.850 meters / 15912 feet.
- Min Elevation: 4.300 metros / 14107 pies.
- Approx. distance: 15 km.
At Ausangate Trekking, we specify the included and non-included services under all the tour itineraries listed on our website. We take care of all the logistics, but please pay attention to the details to avoid missing anything. Some items may be different for specific programs, so please read carefully before booking with us.
For this experience we include:
- Pre-departure briefing
- Professional English speaking Tour Guide
- Entrance ticket to Ausangate 7 Lakes
- Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel
- Round trip private transportation
- Breakfast and lunch cooked at the spot (with option for vegetarians)
- Walking sticks
- Oxygen tank
We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as carefree as possible. In this section, you’ll find the answers to all the questions you have about traveling with Ausangate Trekking in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.
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WHAT TO BRING
- 1 and a half liters of water (per person, at least!).
- Personal snack (optional).
- Waterproof trekking shoes.
- Fleece suit (thermal underwear, hat, gloves and socks).
- Waterproof clothing (poncho).
- Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, pants, shorts, T-shirts).
- Sun hat and sunglasses.
- Sun block
- Reusable water bottles.
- Basic medications
- Personal belongings.
Briefing or Informative Meeting
All information meetings and briefings are held in our main office in Cusco (or your hotel) at 5:00 pm, one night before the tour begins. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. If you’re unable to attend, you must coordinate another time by email, by phone or at the Ausangate Trekking office.
Can I store my luggage at your office?
Of course! During the trip, your main luggage can be stored at our office (you can organize it with us on the briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.
Any equipment that you won’t 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 everything). It’s best to put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.
Pick up of guests
Ausangate Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historical Center of Cusco. Your guide will coordinate the pickup time in the briefing session, but please keep in mind that the time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic.
Cusco is an old city, meaning 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 are made up of different types of people, then 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, the guide will be the one who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if such modifications are possible.
Strikes and demonstrations
Strikes and demonstrations are usually common 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 trip as originally planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be canceled. In case of changes or cancellations, everything will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority, and our decisions will be made to protect it.
Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our transport or restaurant. You’re the only one responsible for your objects during the tour.
Price of the Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Tour
Our fantastic 1 day hike to Ausangate 7 lagoons in Cusco is organized in small groups, minimum 02 and a maximum of 08 persons. The itinerary is described and based on shared services. Prices are per person in USD.
- From US$ 160.00 per person
If you want to book a private trek, that would be upon request. We can customize this private trek just for you and your party, and you can leave any day that is suited for you! We provide you personalized service with the best local tour guide!
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