6,384 m m.s.n.m
Explore the 7 Lakes Ausangate Trek in a 1 day hike & witness dazzling glacial lakes!
This Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike in the mountains of Peru will take you to the wilderness of Cusco to explore the Circuit of 7 Lagoons of the Ausangate in one day, with breathtaking natural scenery and spiritual significance. As you embark on our 1 day hike to Ausangate 7 lagoons into the Peruvian Andes, you will spot the magnificent Ausangate Glacier which is the 5 highest mountain in Peru, several turquoise-colored lakes, belonging to the spectacular Vilcanota mountain range, wonderful wildlife, local Quechua people, and mesmerizing towering peaks, including herds of llamas and alpacas.
The Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Tour is truly an adventure that will take your breath away as you walk through the Andes trails, combining glaciated peaks, rushing rivers, and experience the best of Ausangate in a day by our local guide. Besides, at the end of the hike, you will soak in the hot springs in Pacchanta to relax the muscles!
On our 7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Tour, we get you away from the crowds where everything seems untouched and undiscovered. Come with the best team in a small group to see the seven lakes at the skirts of Ausangate. We have all arranged for you, you just need your hiking shoes and the desire to have the best trip ever.
Do you like the idea of visiting the most spectacular areas of the Peruvian Andes but want to stay away from the large crowds? Are you hoping for another adventure outside of a trip to Machu Picchu? Our Ausangate 7 lakes hike, 1 Day Trek is just what you’re looking for. Join us by yourself, as a couple, or in a group of friends or family.
Get ready to discover the Circuit of 7 Lagoons of the Ausangate with the tranquility of being away from the hordes of tourists and the chaos of the city. Trek through spectacular 7 lakes at the bottom part of Ausangate mountain and other snowcapped mountains in the company of our knowledgeable guide and witness natural attractions, including glaciers, colorful lakes, and precious wildlife. You’ll be into the Vilcanota Mountain range! This gives you the perfect opportunity to enjoy the place in peace and get the best views with no one else in your photos!
You’ll also walk through highlands dotted with llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, vizcachas “Andean chinchillas” with almost no tourists. Not many people get the chance to venture into this unique landscape, so make the most of your time in Cusco and join us on this epic adventure
This morning, drive for three hours and 30 minutes to get to Pacchanta town through quaint villages and scenic views. Then, walk through spectacular 7 lakes, admiring the ice-draped peaks, and get up close with the impressive Ausangate mountain (6372m) – the highest mountain in the Cusco region. Before back to Cusco, soak in the natural hot springs of
Our Ausangate 7 Lakes Day Hike begins with the pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 3:00 am. Then, you will drive for 3 hours and 30 minutes in our private van to the town of Pacchanta. Along the way, you will pass by quaint villages and scenic views. Once you get to Pacchanta town, located at an elevation of 4,300m/ 14,108ft. Our chef will be waiting for us with the traditional music of Ausangate and with the nutritious breakfast for the expedition to the Lagoons of Ausangate Mountain, we are the only local company that knows the culture, experiences and traditions of Ausangate
Once having breakfast, we will then start the Ausangate Day Hike with the ascent until we reach the first lagoons of the Circuit of 7 Lagoons of the Ausangate. Some out of them are Azulcocha, Otorongococha, Pucacocha, Alqacocha, and Q’omercocha. Each lake has a stunning backdrop view of the different mountains located in the Vilcanota mountain range.
On this 7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Tour, we can also appreciate the Ausangate mountains (6834 m.), Mariposa (5842 m.), Jampa (5500 m.), Pucapunta (5740 m), Caracol (5625 m.), Tinke (5300 m.) and the entire Qayangate Range. Just close by the trail, we will also see birds, alpacas, llamas, local people in the typical outfit, flora, fauna will make a real add-on to your day-adventure, as well as many vizcachas and hopefully to the Andean Condor.
After making full day tour to Ausangate 7 lakes and exploring the realm of the Andes, we will return to Pacchanta town to enjoy a laidback soak in the hot springs. We will end the day in the relaxing hot springs of Ausangate Mountain. Ideal to relax the muscles of the body. After lunch, we will eventually drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel by 6:00 pm. End of our services.
Our fantastic 1 day hike to Ausangate 7 lagoons in Cusco is organized in small groups, minimum 02 and a maximum of 08 persons. The itinerary is described and based on shared services. Prices are per person in USD.
If you want to book a private trek, that would be upon request. We can customize this private trek just for you and your party, and you can leave any day that is suited for you! We provide you personalized service with the best local tour guide!
10/10 Amazing experience
If you’re thinking about which agency to use, look no further- Ray and Jimmy went well above and beyond and made this a memorable, safe, fun, and professional experience.
Ray is the most knowledgeable guide I’ve ever had in any country for any excursion - during both the Short Inka Trail and the actual tour of Machu Picchu, Ray’s expertise shined through in his ability to give us a detailed background on every aspect of the history, climate, nature, flora, animals.. anything!
Likewise, Ray and Jimmy were truly the friendliest, kindest hosts that I could have imagined our group having.
Thank you both so much and I will definitely book with you again if (when) I come back!
Did the 2 day Inca trail with Ray and Jimmy they were great and knowledgeable. Ray not only guided us along trail to Machu Picchu but also was an excellent photographer and taught us the history. It was a group of 10 and we had a great time. Even everything going on in Peru, we always felt in good hands.
Short Inca Trial (2-Day)
This tour was the perfect experience for our (group of 10) short trip to Peru. The trail was sometimes challenging, but the views and history made it all worth it. Ray and Jimmy were our guides and imparted sooo much knowledge about the history of Peru, Inca, and beyond. I would definitely recommend!
It was perfect! On the first day we had a great time exploring the Sacred Valley and see the main attractions and learn about the history of this beautiful place.
I would definitely recommend the short Inka trail, I think it was the best way to get to know Machu Picchu and the surrounding area. We arrived at Machu Picchu when most of the crowd was gone and it felt really special.
You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru
Best mix of adventure, history and nature: Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4-day trekking option seemed too intense for us, but we still wanted to experience the entrance to Machu Picchu through the ancient Inka trail, so we opted for Orange Nation’s combination of Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I couldn’t be more happy about our decision.
We booked and paid the deposit to Orange Nation / Sam travel for the 4 day Inca Trail and Machu Pichu trip back in 2019. But we couldn't travel in 2020 and 2021 - but the company honoured our agreement and so we came back in 2022.
You won’t regret booking with this tour company, especially if Liz Montesinos is your guide. My boyfriend and I did the 4 day Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain (private) tour. The tour covered everything; from transportation, hotels, meals, tickets and entrance fees, to stops at local places we would’ve never known to go or check out. We did a private tour because for us we felt this would help us get the most out of our time and experience in Peru. This tour had so many incredible things and places packed into 4 days.
My girl and i did the Machu Pichu trek tour with Orange Nation. It was seriously the most amazing experience that we'll never forget. Gorgeous views! The long trek was worth the amazing view. The tour guide was friendly and very knowledgeable. We considered other tours but chose Orange Nation because we liked the idea of smaller groups and this was definitely worth it. I will be using Orange Nation again next year when I come back to Peru!
Wow, what a wonderful trekking experience! My trip to Peru was amazing thanks to this awesome tour that i took with Orange Nation. I did multiple tours with this company. I'm a solo traveler and everyone in my group was always still friendly and did not make me feel left out. I loved going off the beaten track with this company. It's much better to pay extra to go off the path for the quality experience of this amazing guided tour They definitely helped guide us and gave us a quality experience with a small group and paid special attention to each one of us. I highly recommend using Orange Nation for your next tour in Peru!
Has one of the most outstanding meal services. Our chefs have been highly trained to prepare the best peruavian and International food our treks. You should be prepared to not only have a superb trekking experience, but also a culinary one. "The food has been the highlight for all our hikers"