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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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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, the fifth lake, is renowned for being a habitat of Andean flamingos—Marvel at these elegant birds against the backdrop of the Andean landscape.
Hatun Pukacocha, the sixth lake, holds deep spiritual significance for the locals. The tranquil atmosphere here will allow you to connect profoundly with nature.
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.
12 or 15km (7.5 or 9 miles)
5 o 6 Hrs.
Pacchanta: 4,350m (14,271 ft)
Pacchanta: 4,350m (14,271 ft)
Alqa Cocha: 4,752m (15,590 ft)
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 $300 per person.
It is possible to do the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour on your own, but it is not recommended due to the challenging terrain and the need for a guide.
Altitude sickness is a concern on the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour, as the trek involves hiking at high altitudes. It is essential to acclimate appropriately before starting the walk.
Accommodation on the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour typically involves camping in tents. Some tour companies may offer the option to stay in lodges or homestays.
The highest point on the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is the Palomani Pass, which reaches an altitude of 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level.
The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour is generally considered safe if you prepare correctly, follow safety guidelines, and hire a reputable tour company.
The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour offers the chance to spot various Andean wildlife, including vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, Andean foxes, and condors.
Yes, many tour companies offer customizable Ausangate 7
Lakes Tour itineraries allow you to tailor the trek to your interests and fitness level.
Cancellation policies for the Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour can vary depending on the tour company and the services included. It is essential to check the cancellation policy before booking.
Season 2023 – 2024
We carry out the 07 Lakes of Ausangate Tour.
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|1||$ 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|
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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!