7 Lakes – Ausangate Snow-Capped Mountain

Full Day

Experience the wonderful one-day excursion to the 7 Ausangate Lakes with us. This journey offers a unique opportunity to gaze upon the crystal-clear waters of seven turquoise lakes, located in the Vilcanota Mountain Range. Additionally, you’ll have the proximity to the majestic Ausangate Mountain, the highest in Peru. Upon concluding, you can relax in thermal waters with a stunning view of the surrounding mountains, while observing the daily life of farmers in the Pacchanta community.


Day 1: Cusco – Pacchanta – 7 Lakes – Cusco.

We start by picking you up from your hotel at 3 am and head towards “PACCHANTA,” a community near the “Ausangate” snow-capped mountain at 4200 meters above sea level. There, you will enjoy breakfast before embarking on our gradual hike amidst the Andes mountain range to explore the “7 Ausangate Lakes.” We will begin with the first lake after approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes of hiking (6 km). We’ll continue this exciting adventure by visiting the other lakes, in a hike of about 10 km (5 hours).

Upon returning to “PACCHANTA,” we will immerse ourselves in thermal waters and enjoy a lunch prepared by our chef. Finally, we will return to Cusco after this unforgettable experience.



  • Professional guide and assistant guide for large groups.
  • First aid kit with oxygen.
  • Breakfast and lunch prepared by our chef, along with snacks for the hike.
  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Blankets and pillows.

Not included:

  • Staff incentives (tips).
  • Entrance fees to the Pacchanta community.
  • Recommendations.
  • Carry at least 1.5 liters of water per person.
  • Bring an optional personal snack.
  • Use waterproof trekking footwear.
  • Wear thermal and polar clothing, hat, gloves, and socks.
  • Have waterproof clothing like a poncho.
  • Opt for synthetic or cotton clothing like socks, shorts, and t-shirts.
  • Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
  • Don’t forget sunscreen and a reusable water bottle.
  • Carry basic medications and personal items.





Travel Recommendations:

  • Wear comfortable and suitable clothing for walking on uneven terrain.
  • Use sturdy and comfortable footwear, preferably hiking boots.
  • Carry a small backpack with water, snacks, and sunscreen.
  • Bring a jacket or lightweight coat, as the weather in the mountains can change.
  • Respect the natural environment and follow the guide’s instructions to preserve the beauty of the attraction.

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