Are you searching for a great hike? The Full Day Hike to the 7 Lakes of the Ausangate Mountain is the perfect tour for those who are adventure enthusiasts, explorers, and willing to reach off the beaten tracks.
The highlights of this tour are the seven lakes located on the slopes of the Vilcanota Mountain range. Enjoy an unforgettable hike along the high Andes Mountains, visit the local village of Pacchanta, and relax in the hot pools with mountain views.
We offer this trekking experience as a private session, which means that you decide how many people will be in your group, and no other travelers join your group (minimum: 2 people).
Between 4:00 and 4:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will take our transportation (approximately 3.5 hours) to Pacchanta, the local comnunity close to Apu Ausangate. The Ausangate mountain is the fourth highest peak in Peru (6,372m / 20,905ft) and is considered the owner and protector of the entire Cusco region.
We will have together with the group breakfast before we start with our hiking adventure. The walk will take about 4.5 hours, passing by the colourful lakes of Otorongo Macho, Otorongo Hembra, Puca Cocha, Alga Cocha, Q’omer Cocha, Azul Cocha, and Pata Cocha. During our hike, we will enjoy the beautiful landscape of the high Andes Mountains, admiring the incredible scenery of the snow capped Ausangate Mountain. Our professional guide will share with us his knowledge about the history and fascinating facts. After our hike, we will return to the community of Pacchanta for lunch, and relax in the hot pools (optional) with breathtaking mountain views. We will drive back to Cusco and drop you off at Plaza Regocijos.
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The hike of the 7 Lagoons of Apu Ausangate starts in the Community of Pacchanta, which is a 3.5 hour drive away from Cusco at an altitude of 4,200 meters. The little village is right at the foot of the Ausangate Mountain!
We have two main seasons in the Andes Moutnains, the rainy season (November-March) and the dry season (April-October).
During the rainy, warmer season temperatures average around 15°C / 60°F during the day and 5°C / 40°F at night. However, these temperatures may feel a lot colder to you.
During the dry season the weather is sunny and clear, and on average 20° C / 70 °F during the day but much colder at night, around -3 °C / 26 °F.
The best way to prepare yourself for this trekking experiencee is easy: spend at least 2 to 3 days at a high-altitude place like Cusco, so your body gets used to the high altitude. If you have already been to a high altitude destination before arriving to Cusco, we still recommend you spend at least one full day in Cusco to rest, recuperate from your trip, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city before your trek.
Additionally, taking good care of your body helps deal with the extra pressures that altitude creates. We recommend you to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol. Chewing coca leaves, drinking coca tea helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the altitude.
Please feel free to read our Terms & Conditions and let us know in case you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy.
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We had a great time with KB Adventures, our tour guide Elias was amazing, taught us a lot about Quechua language, was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Really well organised and the campsites are lovely.
We had such a great time wirh KB Adventures! Dorian, our tour guide was very good, he explained a lot and had such a positive energie. Also, everything was pretty good and well-organized! Would definitely recommend KB Adventures. Thank you for everything, especially thanks to Dorian!