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Ausangate Lakes 1-Day Hike

Duration 1 Day
Difficulty Easy
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Hiking around Ausangate, the fifth-highest mountain in all of Peru, is an unforgettable experience. This 1-day tour takes you around the 7 wonderful Ausangate lakes of different shades and colors that surround this highly important guardian Apu (mountain spirit) from ancient times to the present. With an altitude of 20,941 feet above sea level, Ausangate is one of the mountains that belong to the Vilcanota mountain range, in addition to being a regional conservation area with an area of more than 66,514 hectares.

In this region, we will also find the famous Rainbow Mountain of Vinicunca, the Rainbow Mountain of Palccoyo, and the great Red Valley. Normally, this complete route around the Ausangate Mountain takes you between 5 to 6 days, but we have prepared this one-day itinerary so that you can make the best of your time and see the 7 Ausangate lakes and their wonderful landscapes as well.


Firstly, at 4:00 a.m. we will begin by picking up all of our passengers from their respective hotels around the city. Then, we will drive for approximately 3 hours south of Cusco until we reach the town of Tinki where we will make a brief stop before continuing for 45 more minutes to the community of Pacchanta. Once there, we will enjoy a delicious breakfast.

Then, we will start our hike towards the 7 Lakes of Ausangate. It will be a trek of approximately 5 hours where we will see the following lakes: Otorongo (Male), Otorongo (Female), Alqaccocha, Q’omercocha, Azulcocha, Pucacocha, and Patacocha.

We will also be able to appreciate several impressive landscapes of the Peruvian Andes, South American camelids (llamas, alpacas, etc..), birds of the region, and much more. After the hike, we will return to the town of Pacchanta, where we will slip into the thermal baths to relax our muscles. It is also in this town where we will have lunch. Then, we will take our transportation vehicle back to Cusco, where we will be arriving at approximately 18:00 p.m.



  • Tourist transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Entrance tickets
  • First aid kit
  • Oxygen bottle


  • Horses
  • Entrance to the thermal baths
  • Walking poles
  • Tips
  • Additional features



  • Small backpack
  • Water, snacks
  • Warm clothes (for use in the morning and in the afternoon)
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain poncho
  • Personal medications
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Photographic camera
  • Hat, gloves




Verónica C
Verónica C
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
Preeti K
Preeti K
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
ivani a
ivani a
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
Andreia L
Andreia L
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
Caroline d
Caroline d
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
Andreia S
Andreia S
Surpreendente Desde o primeiro contato eles foram super atenciosos, montaram meu roteiro do jeito que eu queria e foi tudo pefeito. Cumprem todos os horarios e a atençao dada pelo Abel do inicio ao fim da viagem fez toda a diferença. Com toda certeza indicarei a Inca Peru Travel a todos os meus amigos do Brasil.
Léa B
Léa B
Merveilleux, foncez ! Que dire à part un grand merci. Nous avons contacté l’agence la veille, ils nous ont répondu directement en nous proposant des expéditions sur mesure selon nos envies et nos disponibilités (2 jours d’expéditions : 1. Vallées sacrés des incas et 2. Machu Picchu). Abel s’est rendu disponible pour nous expliquer tous les détails avant le départ et même pendant les expéditions. Nous avons passé deux jours incroyable, tout était planifié, nous n’avions plus qu’à visiter et s’émerveiller. Le tout pour un prix raisonnable ! Nous recommandons ! (Francais 22 & 26 ans)
Cristiani F
Cristiani F
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
Allen D
Allen D
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
Flávia A
Flávia A
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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