- Time Full day
- Tour Type Hike
- Altitude 2745 m.s.n.m.
- Place Cusco
- Difficulty Moderate
The “7 Lagunas del Ausangate” tour is an exciting day hike. This fascinating adventure offers impressive mountains, exuberant flora and fauna, breathtaking landscapes, relaxing hot springs and, of course, the beautiful colorful lagoons ranging from blue to green to turquoise. This incredible Ausangate trek will allow you to explore and live the best experience in the majestic Andes Mountains.
- 5:00 am, Pick up at the corresponding hotel.
- 8:00 am. Approx. arrival to Pacchanta where we have breakfast.
- 9:00 am We will begin our excursion to the 7 lagoons of Ausangate.
- 10:30 am Exploration of the 7 lagoons.
- 12:00 pm Enjoy the hot springs.
- 1:30 pm Enjoy lunch in Pacchanta.
- 14:30 pm Return to Cusco city.
- 18:00 pm Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your respective hotels.
We will start the tour to the 7 Ausangate Lakes from your hotel in Cusco. For approximately 6 hours, we will enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery and the rich flora and fauna of the region. In Pacchanta, we will stop for breakfast and receive more information about our exciting adventure.
After breakfast, we will get ready to start the hike to the Seven Lakes of Ausangate. The trek has a distance of approximately 7.5 km and will last about 5 hours on foot. During the Ausangate Full Day tour, we will visit the 7 lakes of Ausangate: Azulqocha, Orco Otorongo, China Otorongo, Puqacocha, Alqacocha, Qomercocha and Patacocha. We will also have the opportunity to admire the imposing mountains such as Ausangate (6,834 masl), Mariposa (5,842 masl), Jampa (5,500 masl), Pucapunta (5,740 masl), Caracol (5,625 masl) and Tinke (5,300 masl).
Along the way, we will be able to observe birds native to the area, alpacas, llamas and we may be lucky enough to spot the majestic Andean condor. At the end of the circuit, we will return to Pacchanta to enjoy a comforting lunch in the community. Afterwards, we will relax in the local medicinal hot springs, where you will be able to recover your energy and relax after this incredible experience in the Andes.
The exciting adventure of the Ausangate of the 7 lagoons tour will conclude when we return to the city of Cusco, around 7:00 p.m. approximately.
- Duration: Full day
- Frequency: Every day, pre-reservation
- Group: Maximum 18 people
- What’s Included: Tourist transport bus, Official guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Drop-off (ends in the center of the city).
- Private transportation.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Box lunch.
- Specialized guide (bilingual)
- First aid kit
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Personal expenses
Recommendations – What you need:
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves
- Comfortable pants
- Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
- Personal medications
SHARED SERVICE TOUR
Tour 7 Lagunas and Ausangate
PRICE PER PERSON
Minimum 02 people
What is included in the tour
Frequently asked questions from travelers
Where is Ausangate located?
Ausangate is a mountain located in the southern Andes of Peru, specifically in the Andes Mountains. It is located in the Cusco region, in the vicinity of the renowned archaeological site of Machu Picchu.
What is the altitude of Ausangate?
The summit of Ausangate rises to around 6,372 meters above sea level, making it one of the highest mountains in the region. It is a challenging and attractive destination for mountaineering enthusiasts.
Is it necessary to have mountaineering experience to climb Ausangate?
Yes, the ascent of Ausangate requires mountaineering skills and optimal physical condition. It is considered a technical mountain and it is advisable to have knowledge of high altitude climbing techniques and be familiar with the altitude.
What is the best time to visit Ausangate?
The ideal time to explore Ausangate is during the dry season, which covers the months of May to September. During this period, the weather is usually more predictable and there is less chance of rain. However, it is important to keep in mind that temperatures can drop considerably, especially during the nights, so be prepared for extreme cold.
Is it possible to trek around Ausangate?
Indeed, the Ausangate Trekking Circuit is highly recognized among trekking enthusiasts. This route is widely frequented and stands out for its impressive mountain scenery, vibrant lagoons, majestic glaciers and the opportunity to interact with local communities. The entire trek usually takes about 6 to 7 days.
Is any special permit required to climb or trek Ausangate?
Indeed, it is necessary to obtain a permit from Manu National Park to do climbing or trekking activities in Ausangate. It is crucial to carry out the necessary procedures and obtain the permit previously before starting the exciting adventure.
Is it safe to visit Ausangate?
As with any mountaineering activity, there are always risks involved. It is crucial to have the proper equipment, be in good physical condition and follow the instructions of local guides and experts. In addition, it is essential to show respect for the natural environment and adhere to the rules established to conserve the area.
Where can I leave my luggage?
You can choose to leave your luggage free of charge at our office or at the hotel where you are staying. Both options provide you with the comfort and security necessary to store your belongings while you do the Inka Jungle.
Can I suffer from altitude sickness, how to fight altitude sickness?
It is possible to suffer from altitude sickness when visiting Ausangate due to the high altitude. To combat it, the following is recommended:
- Ascend gradually: Giving your body time to adapt to the altitude is crucial. Try to ascend slowly and make intermediate stops to allow your body to adjust.
- Adequate hydration: Drinking plenty of water helps prevent altitude sickness. Stay hydrated throughout the hike.
- Adequate rest: Make sure you get enough rest to allow your body to recover and adapt to the altitude.
- Healthy eating: Maintain a balanced diet and consume carbohydrate-rich foods for energy.
- Avoid alcohol and tobacco consumption: These substances can worsen the symptoms of altitude sickness, so it is recommended to avoid their consumption during your stay in Ausangate.
If symptoms of altitude sickness persist or worsen, it is important to descend to a lower altitude and seek medical attention if necessary. It is always advisable to consult with a health professional before undertaking activities at high altitudes.