Ausangate 7 lakes tour, Perú
Ausangate 7 Lakes tour takes you to the most spectacular areas of the Peruvian Andes. Over the course of this tour, you will spend the whole day exploring the beautiful landscapes, lagoons, and snowy peaks of Ausangate; visiting hot springs, encountering native wildlife including shapes of llamas and alpacas, and exploring tiny villages perched high up in the mountains. You will meet local people and experience their way of life, from their ornate and colorful textiles to their delicious regional cuisine. Life in Ausangate runs at a different pace than the rest of Peru.
This tour is perfect for those who wish to step away from the beaten track and experience an authentic slice of this beautiful country!.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Your hotel in Cusco.|
|DURATION||Full Day 4:00 – 18:00|
|DISTANCE||12 km (7.4Miles) Round trip hiking|
|ELEVATION||4,200m (13,780 feet) / 4,500m (14,764 feet)|
|GOOD FOR||Those with a sense of adventure and in good hiking shape. Nature lovers.|
|CONSIDERATIONS||Please remember comfortable shoes, rain poncho, sun hat and sunglasses.|
|HIGHLIGHTS||Off the beaten paths, stunning landscapes, explore surprise locations away from the tourist crowds, pristine wilderness, glacial peaks, Ausangate Mountain and Vilcanota range, Colour lagoons, the locals in a small, remote Andean village.|
Private chef to prepare a buffet Peruvian food. (vegetarian and vegan options available)
Small groups with a personalized service, 6 person average and 14 max. (7+ assistant guide added).
Knowledgeable certified mountain guides – photographers (Fluent in English).
Extra equipment (carbon fiber trekking poles) + Safety Equipment (oxygen bottle).
Private and comfortable transport by van with heating and good music.
- Due to early pick up time of services, we recommend you to book your hotel in Cusco city center. But in case you are staying in an AirBnB accommodation, we can arrange the pick up from a well known location.
- We organize this tour everyday, for this reason we recommend the passengers stay at least one whole day in Cusco to Acclimatize, this is a prerequisite to go on this tour because you start to walk over 4,500m (14,764 feet).
- It is recommended to not take part in the trek if over 60 years of age or in poor physical conditions. Due to the high altitude and steep climbing, it can be dangerous for your health. Other tour operators won’t tell you this, so be very careful.
04:00 - 08:00 : Cusco - transportation to Pacchanta - Breakfast
The adventure begins very early with our team picking you up from your hotel at 4:00 hrs. After a drive of roughly 3.5 hours we will reach small, cozy town called Pacchanta. Here we will enjoy a delicious breakfast in order to be ready for the hike. After the breakfast we will meet with our arriero and the horses who will be accompanying us on our trek.
08:00 : 13:00 : Pacchanta - Trekking to 7 lakes - Lunch
At this point we have time to wrap up and apply sunscreen before setting off on our Ausangate adventure. We start the trekking to the Ausangate 7 lakes for 2 hrs; surrounding a peaceful landscapes of Ausangate glacier area and the amazing views of the mountain range, then we reach the four colour lagoons, we enjoy the beautiful Green, Wine, black and turquoise colours Lagoons, then 1 and a half hour hiking on our way back to Pacchanta for our lunch.
14:00 - 19:00 : Hots springs and return to Cusco
After our lunch we will have the chance to visit the town´s hot springs in Pacchanta and relax. You will be driven from Pacchanta to Cusco at 16:00 and we should arrive to Cusco at around 19:00
Regarding the food, we can also arrange vegetarian or gluten free options.
PRIVATE SERVICE PRICES 2019
|2 people||$135 per person|
|3people||$135 per person|
|4 people+||$115 per person|
Prices depends on the final number of people in your group. And we need minimum 2 people to arrange this tour.
Horse (one way) $25 USD
Horse (roundtrip) 35 USD