Ausangate 7 lagoon Full Day Tour in Cusco

Day trips

About this tour

  • Start: With pick up from the hotel between 4 am and 4.30 am.
  • Duration: 14 hours.
  • Type of transport: Tourist minivan.
  • Tourist attractions: Lagoons Blue Lake, Otorongo, Red Lake, White Lake, Red Lake, Mountain Lake, China Otorongo and Pacchanta thermal baths (optional).
  • Tour guide: Professional group guide in Spanish or English.
  • Feeding. Breakfast and lunch with Andean ingredients in the town of Pacchanta.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.

Description

  • Visit some of the most beautiful mountain landscapes in Cusco. The 7 lagoons tour offers a walk through the Ausangate Mountain Range, at altitudes around 4,500 meters above sea level. The visit includes pick-up from the tourist’s hotel, complete tourist transportation, professional guide for the entire tour, breakfast and lunch with nutritious Andean products, as well as an entrance ticket to all tourist attractions (optional a visit to the Pacchanta thermal baths). During this tour the visitor will appreciate some of the most beautiful lagoons in the region, at the foot of the snow-capped Ausangate, the highest in Cusco. The service begins at 4 in the morning and ends approximately 6 in the afternoon.

This is the experience

  • The 7 lagoons tour in Cusco begins with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel between 4 am and 4.30 am. Then, aboard a tourist transport, there is a trip of approximately 3 hours to the town of Pacchanta where you will enjoy a nutritious breakfast with local Andean ingredients. Then begins the walk through the tourist circuit of seven lagoons: Azul Cocha, Otorongo, Puca Cocha, Alqa Cocha, Qomer cocha, Orqo Cocha and China Otorongo. This walk takes approximately 4 hours. The visitor will be able to appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the Andes Mountains, as well as the imposing Ausangate snow-capped mountain. Optionally, you can visit the Pacchanta thermal baths. The tour offers beautiful landscapes with altitudes above 4,200 meters above sea level. The service lasts 16 hours. It starts at 4 in the morning and ends at 6 in the afternoon.

Price

Tour 7 Ausangate Lagoons
Price per person
Foreign
National
7 Lagoons Tour48 USD48 USD

Itinerary

  • The 7 lagoons tour begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco. Pick up is at 5 in the morning at the door of hotels located in the historic and tourist center of the city. If your hotel is not in this area, you will need to arrange an exact pick-up point.
  • Once inside the large tourist minivan, the group will travel southeast towards the town of Pacchanta. The trip is approximately 126 kilometers (3 hours).
  • In the town of Pacchanta the visitor will find themselves at 4,200 meters above sea level on average. There, in one of the tourist restaurants, the visitor will enjoy a nutritious breakfast made with Andean ingredients harvested in the area. The visitor will have approximately 45 minutes to have breakfast.
  • After breakfast, the hiking route begins through the seven lagoons located under the imposing snow-capped Ausangate, the highest in Cusco with a maximum height of 6,384 meters above sea level.
  • After breakfast, visitors will get ready to begin the walk, which covers approximately 7.5 km in which the visitor will appreciate the most majestic landscapes of the Andes Mountains in Cusco. The lagoons included in the tour are the Azulqocha, Orco Otorongo, China Otorongo, Puqacocha, Alqacocha, Qomercocha and Patacocha lagoons.
  • Likewise, the visitor will be able to get beautiful photographs of the Ausangate, Mariposa, Jampa, Pucapunta, Caracol and Tinke snow-capped mountains. The tour of the 7 lagoons circuit takes approximately 4 hours. The visitor, for an extra cost, will also have the opportunity to ride in tourist boats through the cold waters surrounded by high mountains. The entire tour will be in the company of a professional tour guide.
  • The meeting point will also be in the town of Pacchanta where the visitor will enjoy a nutritious tourist lunch. The foods are made from Andean ingredients harvested from the fertile lands of the place.
  • In the town of Pacchanta, for an additional cost not included in the tour, the visitor will have the opportunity to relax in the thermal baths of the place, whose maximum water temperature is 38 degrees Celsius.
  • After the wonderful day of walking and beautiful landscapes, the visitor will board the tourist transport again to make the return trip to the city of Cusco (approximately 3 hour route).
  • The tour ends with the visitor being picked up at the door of their hotel or in a central square in the beautiful city of Cusco at around 6 pm.

Differences and similarities of the 7 Lagoons and 7 Colors Mountain Tour

Tour 7 lagoons
7 Colors Mountain Tour
Duration 14 hours12 hours
Tourist attractionsBlue Lake, Otorongo, Red Lake, White Lake, Red Lake, Mountain Lake, China Otorongo and Pacchanta thermal baths.Cusipata, 7 Colores mountain (Vinicunca), Red Valley (optional).
TransportTourist transportation by minivanTourist transportation by minivan
Tour guideGroup service (in Spanish or English) throughout the tourGroup service (in Spanish or English) throughout the tour
I pick upFrom the door of your hotel in CuscoFrom the door of your hotel in Cusco
Maximum altitude4,800 meters above sea level5,200 meters above sea level
FinalAt the door of your hotel or in a central square in the city of Cusco at 6 pm.At the door of your hotel or in a central square in the city of Cusco at 5 pm.
FeedingBreakfast and tourist lunch with Andean ingredients in the town of Pacchanta.Breakfast and lunch buffet in the town of Cusipata.
AdvantageTour through some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Andes Mountains in CuscoTour to the famous Vinicunca, the 7-color mountain.
Price48 dollars per tourist on average35 dollars per tourist on average


Includes

  • Pick up from the door of your hotel in the city of Cusco.
  • Tourist transportation in a large minivan.
  • Professional tour guide service throughout the tour.
  • Entrance to the 7 lagoons tourist circuit.
  • Breakfast with nutritious and delicious ingredients in the town of Pacchanta.
  • Lunch with nutritious and delicious ingredients in the town of Pacchanta.
  • First aid kit for emergencies during the tour.
  • Return to the door of the visitor’s hotel at the end of the tour.
  • Entrance to the Pacchanta thermal baths.
  • Tourist boat rides in the lagoons.
  • Tips.
  • Snacks or drinks.
  • Bastones de trek.

What to bring?

  • Hat or cap.
  • Gloves.
  • Warm jackets.
  • Comfortable leggings or pants for hiking.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • A windproof jacket.
  • Raincoat.
  • Snacks y bebidas.
  • Sun blocker.

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The 7 lagoons tour begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel in the city of Cusco. Pick up is at 5 in the morning at the door of hotels located in the historic and tourist center of the city. If your hotel is not in this area, you will need to coordinate an exact pick-up point.
  • The service also ends at the door of the visitor’s hotel or in a central square at 6 in the afternoon.

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • Altitude sickness or soroche can occur on the Laguna Ausangate tour since this geography is around 4,800 meters above sea level. The most common symptoms are: dizziness, fatigue or nausea.
  • To reduce the symptoms of mountain sickness during the tour, try to acclimatize one day before to the altitude of the city of Cusco (located at 3,399 meters above sea level). Another option is to drink hot infusions such as coca leaf tea (made from the coca leaf, considered sacred by the Incas).

Group or private services

  • The 7 lagoons tour in Ausangate is carried out in a free, tip-based group service. Do you want to hold a special private service for your partner, family or group of friends? You can contact info@machupicchuterra.com.

Frequent questions

What is the average altitude during the 7 Lagoons tour in Ausangate?

The 7 lagoon tour takes place in high mountain geographies at the foot of the famous snowy Ausangate in Cusco. The average altitude during the tour is 4,800 meters above sea level.

Is it dangerous to take the 7 lagoons tour in Ausangate?

No, the 7 lagoons tour is carried out following all safety protocols. It is recommended that the visitor be in good spirit as the walk takes place in a geography above 4,500 meters above sea level.

What time does the 7 lagoons tour start and end?

The tour begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel between 4 am and 4.30 am. After the excursion, the tour ends with the return to the door of your hotel or a central square in the city of Cusco at 6 pm on average.

Does the 7 Ausangate lagoons tour accept cancellations?

Yes, you can cancel the 7 Ausangate lagoons tour by making a simple request to info@machupicchuterra.com. The last deadline to request cancellation is 3 days before the tour. The cancellation penalty is 25% of the total value of the service (refund of 75% of the total value of the service).

Does the 7 Ausangate lagoons tour accept date changes?

Yes, you can modify the date or the names of the people who make up the 7 Ausangate lagoons tour by making a simple request to info@machupicchuterra.com. The last deadline to request a date change is 3 days before the tour. The penalty for modifications is 10% of the total value of the service (amount that must be sent through a payment link in your email).

Does the 7 lagoons Ausangate tour include a visit to the Humantay lagoon?

No, the Humantay Lagoon is a different tourist attraction, located at the foothills of the famous Salkantay Snowy Mountains. The circuit of the 7 lagoons, on the other hand, lies on the skirts of the imposing snowy Ausangate.




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