Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Trip

Duration

1 Day

Altitude

6.384 msnm

Distance

84,4 km

Difficulty

Level 3: Moderate

Tour Guide

ES / EN

Destination

Ausangate Treks

Overview

Ausangate is a mountain in the Peruvian Andes, located approximately 70 km southeast of Cusco. It is one of the most important and venerated peaks in Peru, and its snow-capped peak rises to 6384 meters (20944 feet) above sea level. The mountain has been considered sacred by the local indigenous people for centuries due to its high altitude.

The area surrounding Ausangate is home to an array of wildlife including condors, llamas, alpacas and vicuñas as well as many species of wildflowers that bloom during different seasons throughout the year. A popular trekking route takes hikers around Ausangate’s base, offering stunning views across valleys filled with vibrant colors from nearby lakes and mountain sides covered with native plants..

For those looking for more than just scenic views, there are plenty of outdoor activities available near Ausangate such as climbing, mountaineering, or horseback riding which offer visitors breathtaking panoramic vistas from various heights. For those seeking spiritual healing or enlightenment there are also rituals practiced at various sites around the mountain dedicated to the Pachamama (Mother Earth).

Why visit the 7 Lakes of Ausangate with Andean Trekking Peru?

We are a travel agency located in Cusco, Peru, that specializes in providing travelers with the best of local knowledge and experiences. We offer a variety of services, from trekking and camping to cultural tours and guided hikes. With our experienced team of guides, we can provide visitors with an unforgettable journey through the majestic Andes.

Whether you’re looking for a multi-day trek through the Andes, or a cultural tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, we have you covered. All of our tours are designed to provide travelers with an intimate experience of Peru’s unique culture, wildlife, and landscapes. Our knowledgeable guides will take you to places that you never knew existed, giving you an opportunity to explore this spectacular region in a safe and comfortable way.

Departure & Return location:

Cusco hotel transfer

Departure Time:

4:30 am

Recommended to carry

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Peruvian soles in cash.
  • Water bottle and snacks.
  • Camera.

Included/Excluded

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Transportation.
  • Lunch.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Breakfast.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Dinner.
  • Entrance to Pacchanta hot springs (optional).
  • Horses (optional).
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any private expenses.
  • Tips.

Tour Plan

Day 1 Cusco - Ausangate 7 Lakes

At 4:30 in the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation in Cusco. Then, we will travel for almost three hours to Pacchanta town, which is situated at 4400 meters (14435 feet) above sea level. You will have a light breakfast before starting the trek.

Then, after a 2.5-hour climb, we will arrive at the Ausangate viewpoint, which is situated 4,800 meters (15,748 feet) above sea level. From there, you will be able to take in the breathtaking scenery that envelops Ausangate Mountain. You will also be able to spot the beautiful 7 lakes of Ausangate, which stand out for their vivid hues.

We'll spend some time at the Ausangate lookout point before heading back to Pacchanta for a typical meal. Additionally, you can visit the well-known Pacchanta hot springs and take a dip in its relaxing waters. Finally, we'll head back to Cusco, where we will arrive around 6:30 pm.

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