Beautiful Ausangate 7 Lakes of Peru

Ausangate Seven Lakes Tour

Full Day Tour
Vidal Expeditions
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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4620 m / 15,157 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate - Challenging Difficulty

Hike to the Astounding Seven Lakes of Ausangate

Tinki - Pacchanta- Seven Lakes Ausangate
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No Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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4620 m / 15,157 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate - Challenging Difficulty

Are you still looking for a fulfilling location in Cusco? The Ausangate 7 Lakes Tour in Cusco is another option. Although there are many more places to visit, you can choose from half-day tours to multi-day hikes, depending on how much time you have available. We all want our dreams to come true, and for those of you who enjoy outdoor activities, are intrepid travelers, or are simply eager to step off the main path, the trip to the Ausangate Seven Lakes should be among your top options. Few tourists venture there to enjoy immense happiness while taking in the wonderful scenery.

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The 7 Lakes of Ausangate are without a doubt a fantastic new day trip from Cusco. Along with stunning mountains like Ausagante and Kayangate that are a part of the Vilcanota range, this trip will take you to seven lakes with variously lovely hues like green, turquoise, and bright blue. You may unwind in the thermal baths with a breathtaking view of the Ausangate after the hike.

Highlights: Seven Lakes of Ausangate
Hiking distance: 15km / 9.3miles (6hours hike round trip)
Considerations: Acclimatization is required
Season: March to November
Max. Altitude: 4,620 m / 15,157 ft

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Cusco - Tinki - Pacchanta - Seven Lakes Ausangate - Cusco

    Embark on an incredible adventure to explore the imposing Turqouise Lakes, Andean religion, and picturesque villages in the Andes.
Day 01

Cusco - Tinki - Pacchanta - Seven Lakes Ausangate - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Arriving at the spectacular Seven Lakes of Ausangate and the snow Mountains surrounding.

Hike The Ausangate Seven Lakes

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Breakfast and Lunch Meals
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Moderate Difficulty
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15km/9.3miles (6hours hike round trip) Walking Distance
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5 - 6 hours Walking Time
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4100 m / 13,451 ft Starting Elevation
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4620 m / 15,157 ft Highest Elevation

This incredible one dayAusangate 7 Lakes hike, will start at 4:00 from Cusco, driving in our private van toward Pacchanta town, located at 4,100 m (13,451ft). We'll have our breakfast prepared by a local family with a view of the Apu Ausangate.

Then, we start the hike through herds of alpacas with different views of the mountains around including the imposing Ausangate, the highest peak in Cusco.

After a couple hours of walking, we will arrive at the first lake, Azulqocha, at 4,530m (14,862). Your guide will explain the Andean religion and how important those lakes are for the locals. We keep explaining the other lakes, and you will have time to capture stunning photos with Ausangate Mountain (6,384 m/20,944 ft) in the background.

The day will come to a conclusion in Ausangate Mountain's soothing hot springs. Ideal for body muscular relaxation. We will ultimately make our way back to Cusco after lunch, dropping you off at your hotel around 6:00 p.m. Finishing up our services.

To explore the Ausangate 7 Lakes hike, our representative will collect you from your hotel early in the morning, and we will drive in our private van towards Tinke town, located 3 hours from Cusco. We will have a stop in this town for a few minutes where you can use the restrooms, then we will be heading to Pacchanta town, located at 4,100 m (13,451ft), where we have our breakfast with the view of the Apu Ausangate.

After, we will begin the hike by ascending till we reach the first lagoons of the Ausangate Circuit of Seven Lagoons. Azulcocha, Otorongococha, Pucacocha, Alqacocha, and Q'omercocha are a few of them. Each lake provides a breathtaking backdrop of the many Vilcanota mountain ranges.

We may also enjoy 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 on this 7 Lakes of Ausangate Full Day Tour. In close proximity to the route, we will also likely witness several vizcachas as well as birds, alpacas, llamas, locals dressed as they would normally, and other flora and fauna that will add to your day's adventure.

We will return to Pacchanta town for a leisurely bath in the hot springs after spending a full day touring Ausangate's seven lakes and learning about the Andes. The day will come to a conclusion in Ausangate Mountain's soothing hot springs. Ideal for body muscular relaxation. We will ultimately make our way back to Cusco after lunch, dropping you off at your hotel around 6:00 p.m. Finishing up our services.


At Vidal Expeditions, we are transparent and provide specific details of what is included and excluded in our Ausangate 7 Lakes Hike. We know this is very important so that you know exactly what to bring and don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your tour.


Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your adventure guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Ausangate Seven Lakes Tour. During this briefing, you will receive important details about the tour.

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation for customer service and have beend leading different groups to Ausangate for many years. Our tour guides have graduated with a tourism career from the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English at a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure, and pride in having been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore the Humantay Lagoon.

  • Entrance Fees

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we will purchase all the necessary tickets for you to explore Cusco. They will be for a specific date.


  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportation during your tour. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to the beginning of the trail, and the bus returning once you are done with the Ausangate 7 Lakes to Cusco will drop you off at your hotel.


  • Walking Sticks

    Hiking with trekking poles has its benefits. They protect your knees while you are hiking downhill, especially in remote areas where there are many ups and downs. Trekking poles also help you during the ascent and provide increased stability. Vidal Expeditions will include a pair of trekking poles.

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides at Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in first aid. They received training courses every six months on how to assist someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained on how to supply balloon oxygen if someone requires it.


  • Meals

    At Vidal Expeditions, we know food is such an important part of any vacation, and getting the right fuel on an active holiday is crucial. We include one breakfast and one lunch during the Seven Lakes Ausangate Tour. And of course, we cater to all dietary restrictions. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and others—just let us know. Our chefs are well-trained to prepare the best food you've ever had with local and organic ingredients.


  • Water bottle

    Every customer needs water during this tour. We will stop in a shop where you can purchase some water bottles and snacks.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen along your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion in Cusco, and although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team's hard work.



At Vidal Expeditions, we focus on making your trip an unforgettable experience, and we want to provide all the details you need to know before leaving your country and starting your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking pant
  • Trekking poles


A daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger, try to make it as light as possible.

  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Personal medication or Own first aid kit
  • Snacks (Chocolate, energizing bars, caramels, etc.)


Here some frequently asked question about our day tours in Cusco

At Vidal Expeditions, we make the booking system as easy as possible for you. Once you decide to hike to the Ausangate 7 Lakes tour, we will send you a booking form where you need to complete all the required details that we need to book your spot. We also need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person. As soon as you pay it, we immediately book a spot for this tour. Once we are done with it, we will send you your invoice and a confirmation form that all the booking processes have been satisfactorily set up.

Yes, our work policy is to be in contact with our customers as long as necessary to inform them of all the details and changes that could occur after they have confirmed the reservation. Please check your email constantly, and if you have any issues, let us know so we can solve them as soon as possible.

Cusco is a big enough city to find different categories of hotels, from 2 stars to 5 stars. The pick-up will be from your hotel in Cusco, and it will depend on where it is located. Some of the streets in Cusco are not allowed for big vans. If you are staying in an Airbnb, please ask the Vidal Expeditions sales team.

All hotels in Cusco offer free storage for your extra luggage; you can leave these even if you are not staying at the same hotel after the trip. We also have free storage available at the Vidal Expeditions office. Get more information from our office team.

The Ausangate 7 Lakes are a group of beautiful alpine lakes located in the Vilcanota mountain range in Cusco. This is the ultimate day tour in the Peruvian Andes, where the highlights are the different lakes of stunning colors, crystal water, snow-capped mountains, herds of alpacas, and a lot of local traditions.

Well, the Ausangate 7 Lakes day tour is particularly challenging due the altitude, We recommend training with some exercises a few times per week to avoid problems, spend a few days in Cusco before heading there will help you to acclimatize the altitude because part of the segments along this Ausangate 7 Lakes tour are located over 4,200 m (13,779 ft).

The altitude of the 7 Lakes of Ausangate could be vary, the hike starts at 4,100 meters(13,451 ft) above sea level and the highest point that you will get exploring the Seven Lakes will be 4,620 meters(15,157 ft).

The walk to visit the Ausangate 7 Lakes will be around 5-7 hours round trip; it will depend on your fitness level at this altitude. We recommend training a little before going there.

The best month to visit these wonderful 7 Lakes of Ausangate is June, when the landscapes are wonderful and clear, with some rare rain during the weeks. May to October is the dry season in Cusco. Also, this month, you can see the reflection of the different mountains around the lakes.

No worries; our guide and team are professionals, and they know how to solve this kind of problem. He will also carry an oxygen balloon in case you need it. If you have any trouble with the altitude, you'll be able to hire some horses.

Definitely, it is always recommended to wear light hiking boots if possible due to the fact that the Ausangate 7 Lakes hike is located in difficult terrain where there are some rocks and the path is not well maintained. The extra support helps prevent twisting your ankles.

Yes. Walking sticks are always helpful to trekkers, especially if is raining along the trek. Using walking sticks can help take the pressure off your knees while doing some portion of the trek. Plus they will help you get up the mountain as well.

The hike to reach the 7 Lakes of Ausangate will take between 5 and 6 hours round trip; it will depend on your fitness level.

Yes, there are some locals at the beginning of the path who are offering horseback riding services.

The weather in Cusco and parts of the Andes is unpredictable, even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny. We can’t trust it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically, April through September is the dry season; November through February is the rainy season; and March and October are bridge months—a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain, no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year.

Yes, you will explore stunning places in the Andes where nature has created beautiful landscapes, snow-capped mountains, herds of alpacas, turquoise lakes, local traditions, and different experiences at high altitude.


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USD 75.00: from 4 people to more

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At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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