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7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Trek
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7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Trek
Tour Type
Hiking & Camping Tours
7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Trek
Maximun Altitude
4600 Meters
7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Trek
Physical Level
7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Trek
Recommended Season
May to December

7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Trek

Price from: $ 90.00 USD (See: Pricing)

Take on the challenge of hiking the seven awe-inspiring lakes of Ausangate in one day! Get all the information with KONDOR PATH TOURS for this incredible journey.

Tour Plan: Cusco | Pacchanta | 7 lagoons viewpoint | Thermal Baths

ENJOY the Stunning 7 Lagoons of Ausangate PERU

7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek Peru – The tourist circuit through the Andes south of Cusco is genuinely stunning; tour the seven lakes on the slopes of the snowy Ausangate for a full day. The headwaters of the Amazon River are born around the seven lagoons of Ausangate. The scenic landscapes between May and November are spectacular.

The 7 Lakes Ausangate Hike Full Day is an extraordinary adventure that takes you deep into the heart of the Peruvian Andes, offering a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s wonders and connect with the ancient culture of the Quechua people.

Experience true wilderness with a one-day hike to the mighty 07 lakes of Ausangate and witness nature’s beauty like never before! Join us for this unique outdoor adventure today and discover new hidden gems!

Live unexpected EXPERIENCES in the Andes that will never be repeated! Explore unique TOURS & HIKES with deep spiritual meaning. Connect with nature and awaken your senses to a new world, “Including meditation and ritual to Mother Nature with Coca leaves.”

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7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek OVERVIEW

The 7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek is a breathtaking adventure through the Andes Mountains of Peru. This 6-day trek takes you through remote villages, past glaciers, and over high mountain passes. You’ll encounter stunning turquoise lakes, towering peaks, and vibrant wildlife. This trek is an actual test of endurance and will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. You’ll experience the rich culture of the Andean people, learn about their traditions and way of life, and witness some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet.

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Day 1: Cusco – Pacchanta – 7 Lakes – Cusco

  • Departure from Cusco: At 05:30
  • 12 – 15 KM (7.5 – 9 MILES)
  • 5 – 6 Hours (Depending on the skill level of the group)
  • Return to Cusco: Between 05:30 to 07:00

Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike HIGHLIGHTS 

  • Unplug and go on a new adventure. Explore the Full-Day Ausangate 7 Lakes Trek in all its grandeur.
  • Spend a day by venturing into Ausangate’s rugged terrain and visiting each of its seven stunning lakes! Get ready for an adventure like no other.


7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek Full-Day ITINERARY 

The snowy Ausangate has incredible panoramic views throughout the mountain range in the Andes of Cusco. We found several lagoons of various colors reflecting Mother Nature’s minerals. Today, we can adventure through the trails of the great Ausangate to have one of the best expeditions to the southwest of Cusco, visiting incredible high Andean mountains to take photos and videos to the fullest.


Travel from Cusco to Pacchanta – Hiking 07 lakes – Cusco

Explore the Ausangate area on a full-day trek through the Andes. We start the land trip, leaving Cusco at 05:30 toward Tinki and Pacchanta (4,200 meters/13,779 feet). It is essential to mention that the tourist area is cold, so bring thermal clothing to enjoy the adventure through the Andes of Ausangate.

In Pacchanta, we start the walk of 7 lagoons of Ausangate to cover 05 hours of walking, passing, and seeing the beautiful lagoons of Azulcocha, Otorongo, Pucacocha, Alqacocha, and Q’omercocha; all different sizes and scenic beauties.

During the Ausangate 7 lakes trek, we will also observe the snow-capped peaks of the tourist area, such as Ausangate (6,834 m/22,421 feet), Mariposa (5,842 m/19,166 feet), Jampa (5,500 m/18,044), Pucapunta (5,740 m/ 18,832 feet), Montaña Caracol (5,625 meters above sea level/18,454 feet), Tinki (5,300 meters/17,388 feet) and the entire Andean Mountain chain in the southwest of CUSCO.

The weather changes all the time! And it can snow, hail, rain, be full of clouds, or a sunny day with a blue sky, etc.; It is essential to know that the temperature is freezing, so we recommend thermal clothing: “Better get ready to enjoy the adventure.”

The flora is typical of remote areas with little fauna, but we will find llamas and alpacas in quantity since it is ideal for all South Andean camelids. The views are incredible, having spectacular views of the different lakes as we return along the same hiking trails. Returning to the car park is easier and faster than returning to Pacchanta.

Around Pacchanta, we find several thermal baths to splash around, relaxing after an exhausting but beautiful walk through Ausangate to the end of the circuit of 07 lakes of Ausangate Cusco. In the afternoon, we return to Cusco on a 03-hour vehicle trip; we leave the hikers in their respective hotels.

Starting Point: Cusco, The Gateway to Adventure

Your journey begins in the historic city of Cusco, Peru’s ancient capital and the gateway of the 7 Lakes Ausangate Hike Day adventures. As the sun rises, the Ausangate Mountain comes to life, setting the tone for an extraordinary day.

The Ausangate Mountain: Majestic Guardian of the Andes

As you set foot on the trail, the awe-inspiring Ausangate Mountain will grace your journey, standing tall as the guardian of the Andes. With an elevation of 6,384 meters, it is the highest peak in the region and holds significant spiritual value for the locals.

Encountering the Seven Lakes

As the journey unfolds, you’ll encounter the crown jewels of this hike – the Seven Lakes. Each lake boasts its unique charm and color, reflecting the surrounding peaks. Witness the breathtaking turquoise, emerald, and sapphire hues contrasting with the rugged terrain.

Description of elevations of the seven lagoons by the Ausangate circuit

  1. Azulcocha Lagoon, 4618 meters
  2. Otorongo Lagoon, 4,620 meters
  3. Oqecocha Lagoon, 4631 meters
  4. Pucacocha lagoon 4670 meters
  5. Pachaspata Lagoon, 4867 meters
  6. Alqacocha Lagoon, 4,752 meters
  7. Qomercocha Lagoon, 4666 meters
The Turquoise Gem: Q’omercocha Lake

Q’omercocha, the first lake on the tour, will leave you spellbound with its turquoise waters. Take a moment to absorb the serenity of the surroundings and appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature.

The Rainbow Lake: Ausangatecocha

As you continue your hike, the vibrant colors of Ausangatecocha, also known as the Rainbow Lake, will mesmerize you. This visual spectacle is a perfect spot for photographs and reflection.

Jatuncocha: Where Earth Meets Sky

Jatuncocha, the third lake, offers a surreal experience as the waters merge with the sky on the horizon. This mesmerizing sight is a photographer’s paradise.

Pukaccocha: Reflecting the Peaks

Pukaccocha, the fourth lake, boasts crystal-clear waters that mirror the surrounding peaks. Capture the breathtaking reflections and immerse yourself in the tranquility of this serene spot.

Alqaqucha: Witness the Andean Flamingos

Alqaqucha, the fifth lake, is renowned for being a habitat of Andean flamingos—Marvel at these elegant birds against the backdrop of the Andean landscape.

The Mystic Lake: Hatun Pukacocha

Hatun Pukacocha, the sixth lake, holds deep spiritual significance for the locals. The tranquil atmosphere here will allow you to connect profoundly with nature.

The Final Gem: Q’omerqocha Lake

Q’omerqocha, the seventh and final lake on the tour, is a stunning masterpiece of nature. Take your time to immerse yourself in the beauty of this magical place.


Box Lunch

Physical Level

5, Challenging

Walking Distance

12 or 15km (7.5 or 9 miles)

Hiking Time

5 o 6 Hrs.

Starting Altitude

Pacchanta: 4,350m (14,271 ft)

Minimun Altitude

Pacchanta: 4,350m (14,271 ft)

Highest Altitude

Alqa Cocha: 4,752m (15,590 ft)


INCLUSION for 7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek

  • Enjoy the experience through the Andes of Ausangate towards the 07 lagoons of scenic natural landscapes.
  • Private transportation with gasoline and professional driver from Cusco to Pacchanta – Cusco
  • Tour guide
  • Food: box lunch “lunch.”
  • Entrance tickets to the tourist circuit of 7 lakes of Ausangate plus the thermal baths of Pacchanta.
  • First aid kit plus an oxygen bottle
  • All local taxes

7 Lakes Ausangate Hike NO INCLUSION 

  • Horse with a saddle to access some sections of the tourist circuit if we do not have much experience in hiking at heights.
  • Dinner
  • Tips (driver, guide, etc.)

Travel Guide

Travel Facts 7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek

Embark on a full-day journey to explore each of the beautiful seven Ausangate lakes! Enjoy magnificent mountain views and learn about local wildlife along the way.

Ready for an adventure? Take a quick one-day hike around all seven Ausangate lakes and explore the spectacular mountain views. All you need to know is right here!

We shorten the walking distance to enjoy beautiful landscapes in the Andes, observing impressive lakes born at the extreme heights of Peru. There are 5 hours of walking to cover the entire walking circuit. Welcome to Peru for your fascinating walk through the 07 lakes around the snowy Ausangate.

The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is a popular trekking route that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes Mountains in Peru. The trek includes visiting seven crystal-clear lakes around the Ausangate mountain.

The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour typically takes four to five days to complete.

The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is a challenging trek, as it involves high-altitude hiking and requires good physical fitness. It is recommended for experienced trekkers.

The best time to do the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is from May to September, the dry season in Peru.

You should pack warm and waterproof clothing, comfortable hiking shoes, a sleeping bag, a backpack, a water bottle, and snacks for the trek.

Hiring a guide for the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is highly recommended, as the trek can be challenging, and the weather can be unpredictable.

The cost of the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour can vary depending on the tour company and the services included. Generally, it can cost between $140 to $300 per person.

It is possible to do the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour on your own, but it is not recommended due to the challenging terrain and the need for a guide.

Altitude sickness is a concern on the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour, as the trek involves hiking at high altitudes. It is essential to acclimate appropriately before starting the walk.

Accommodation on the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour typically involves camping in tents. Some tour companies may offer the option to stay in lodges or homestays.

The highest point on the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is the Palomani Pass, which reaches an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level.

The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is generally considered safe if you prepare correctly, follow safety guidelines, and hire a reputable tour company.

The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour offers the chance to spot various Andean wildlife, including vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, Andean foxes, and condors.

Yes, many tour companies offer customizable Ausangate 7

Lakes Tour itineraries allow you to tailor the trek to your interests and fitness level.

Cancellation policies for the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour can vary depending on the tour company and the services included. It is essential to check the cancellation policy before booking.

What’s it like

  • Explore the seven incredible lakes of Ausangate in just one day! As you trek through towering peaks and ancient glaciers, you’ll witness some of Peru’s most incredible alpine scenery.
  • Discover the folklore and culture near Ausangate Lake seven today on this remarkable 1-day trek. Uncover amazing Andes views, alpacas, and some breathtaking landscapes!
  • We are direct operators in the adventure of 7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek Full Day; you will always be hiking with the Kondor Path Tour.
  • Take advantage of a one-day hike to the stunning seven lakes of Ausangate. Experience breathtaking views, challenging inclines, and a diverse range of wildlife!
  • Get ready to take on an unforgettable feat – reach all seven lakes of Mt Ausangate within one whole day! Explore the Andes with KONDOR PATH TOURS through everything you need to know.
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7 Lakes of Ausangate Trek 1 Day COST

Season 2023 – 2024
We carry out the 07 Lakes of Ausangate Tour.

Number of persons Price per person
1 $ 302.00 USD
2 $ 187.00 USD
3 $ 147.00 USD
4 $ 124.00 USD
5 $ 115.00 USD
6 $ 104.00 USD
7 $ 97.00 USD
8 $ 90.00 USD

Discover all seven Ausangate lakes and their unique characteristics in just one day! KONDOR PATH TOUR‘s direct tour operator provides easy-to-follow directions to make the most of your experience.

* Kondor Path Tours operates the 7 Lakes Ausangate Hike – for one 1-day



7 Lakes Ausangate Tour – Breathtaking views await you as you take an exciting one-day trek around all seven of the stunning lakes of Ausangate. Discover your incredible adventure trip in Cusco that awaits you!

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Climb the highest peak in Cusco, host to one of Peru’s Wonders of Nature—Visit 7 Ausangate lakes in just one day!

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Kristi V
Alittle bit of everything We had a last minute change of plans when it came to our tour. We were supposed to visit the rainbow mountain but with the recent protesting we called to see if we could change last minute and they were very accommodating. Odon and Fernando were amazing! They took us to see multiple attractions and made us feel very at home. And kudos to Renee for the amazing driving. I would highly recommend using this company for a tour. We will definitely use them if we ever come back!
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Atv Tour Odin and Fernando were great as well as our driver Rene. Very informative about the city of Cusco. Enjoyed our tour with this company and these individuals who took us around. Great time! Highly recommend!!!
Family vacation Kondor path tours arranged a couple of private tours on our last vacation in Peru. Our first tour was the Rainbow Mountains and the next day we did the sacred Valley Tour.The administrative services were excellent, we met at our hotel the day before our tours and our head guide, Fredy, explained everything perfectly, including what to wear and bring for each tour. On the tour days, our guides (Fredy and Juan Carlos) and driver (Juan Carlos) were great! very knowledgeable, considerate about our party, always helpful and ready to answer questions and meet the expectations (completely different expectations because we had different ages in our party (from 11 to 69 years)) of each party member.The rainbow mountain is awesome and is is really helpful to go with a guide that knows about the area, but also about hiking!!!
Excellent guide who stays with you for the entire day The Vinicunca one-day horse tour was fantastic. The friendly and informative Freddy guided us for the entire bus ride and mountain trek. He knew where to stand to get the best photos and made everything fun and accommodating. The horse ride up made it much easier to enjoy the final hike. Lunch was large and tasty. Door to door service.
Awesome Service and Tours Fernando and Patricia were SUPER responsive - usually responded to emails within 10 minutes!!. The arrangements they made for Cusco, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and surrounding areas were awesome.They were waiting for us at the airport and did everything we asked them. Our guide for the four days was Herberth and driver was Juan Carlos. Both were SUPER SUPER great. Juan Carlos was such an amazingly pleasant driver with cute stories. He also was a very safe driver. Herberth was very knowledgable and helpful. Took us all over the places with details about the history and details. We had friends who were not able to climb much and they accommodated us all.On the day we had planned to do rainbow mountain we did not feel great and emailed Fernando at 5am and he responded within 5 minutes with other options for us to do that day. Overall, if you are going to Peru and want to visit the historic sites, you SHOULD go with these people. They are SUPERB!!
Great memories for our family We went for a tour to the rainbow mountain, service was excellent and then we decided to go for another tour on the next day to the sacred valley, it was also excellent. Our guide was Fredy and our driver was Juan Carlos, two excellent people, honest and respectful. I recommend them. Gracias por todo, lo pasamos increíble.
Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding A group of 7 of us did a One Day Rainbow Trek and Horseback Riding. Freddy was our guide and he was prompt and with us every moment of the journey. They were so accommodating to move the debrief meeting the night before because we had a food tour that evening. Freddy had so much energy, knowledge, and excitement to share with us about his native homeland. In addition, he made sure that we were well taken care of when one of us was actually sick from the altitude. It was such an amazing experience and Freddy made sure we got the best of it. Thank you! Highly recommend Kondor Path Tours.
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Ido I
MachuPicchu trek We had an amazing experience with the one day trek and the day after visit to the MachuPicchu site with Hober Guia, this guide is very knowledgeable of the history and culture, patient and kind and took care of all of our needs. The tour was arranged perfectly taking care of all small details. Very much recommend!
Maras Moray hike We recently did this hike with Bonnet. She was a highly experienced guide. V good English. Judged our ability well and made for a great day out.
MachuPicchu and Rainbow Moutain We worked with Kondor Path for two tours, of Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain. Everything they did was well organized, well documented, well communicated. The two guides and the driver were great, very friendly and knowledgeable. All were bilingual (English and Spanish). At Rainbow Mountain we rode horses to the base of the really steep part of the mountain (this saved some 7 km of hiking). But that last part was quite difficult! I'm glad I had prepared and gotten conditioned.
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