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from Cusco


Private Service



14 hours

Full day Tour to the “7 Lakes of Ausangate”

Discover what the Tour to the “7 Lagunas of Ausangate” has for you.

If you are a mountain trekking lover and enjoy contemplating majestic landscapes, the “7 Lagunas de Ausangate” is definitely a MUST! This is by far the right tour for you! A thrilling experience in which you visit 7 lagoons with intense blue, emerald, turquoise and reddish colors bathing the slopes of the Vilcanota Mountain Range, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy not only the remarkable view, but the medicinal hot springs in the middle of the mountains too!

You must take into account having a good physical capacity in order to be able to enjoy this tour in which you visit 7 extraordinary lagoons over 4,600 meters (15,091 feet)

This tour by being private, allows you to choose personalized services from a professional mountain chef; the possibility of adapting the schedule to your convenience and enjoying the tour with your private group accompanied by our professional guide.

If you are a hiking lover, don’t miss this incredible tour and get ready for a day of adventure!



Ausangate Trek Itinerary:

04:00 – 08:00: Pick up from hotel – Pacchanta – Breakfast

The adventure starts very early with our professional guide picking you up at 04:00a.m., for the transfer to the south of Cusco on route to Puerto Maldonado. We will make a detour to the agricultural town of Pacchanta to taste an exquisite breakfast prepared by our chef. In the community, there will also be a short stop to shop drinks, snacks, sunscreen, among other things that are necessary.

08:00 - 13:00: Hike

Before leaving, our guide offers a brief briefing about the tour and the activities. On route, you will see pajonales surrounded by glaciers and at the highest point, the Andean landscape, the highest mountain in Cusco: “The Ausangate Snowy Mountain”. In the midst of the flora, the wild Alpacas and the local families in their traditional way of life will also be observable.

You arrive at the first Lagoon, “the Azulcocha”, at the foot of the Humashraju; later on, you discover the charm of the sublime lagoons: Huchuypukacocha, Hatunpukacocha, Tecyacocha, Otorongo Varon, Otorongo Mujer, and Qeyllacocha; each with a special and unforgettable contrast.

Once the tour is done, we return to Pacchanta, arriving around 1:00 p.m. to rest for approximately 1 hour. During that time, you have the comforting option of enjoying the thermal baths before having lunch prepared by our professional chef.

15:30 - 18:30: Return to Cusco

After lunch, we return by private transport to the city of Cusco, arriving at your accommodations around 6:30 p.m., saying goodbye to an adventure that bathes your senses with renewed energies and an unforgettable experience that enriches your life forever.

It will be until the next destination with “Guru Explorers”, an experience that reconnects you with your most sensitive emotions… the experience you deserve.

Additional Information


Price of the Ausangate Trek includes: 

  • Transfer from lodging in the historic center of Cusco.
  • Return to the Plaza "Regocijo" (One block away from the Plaza de Armas in Cusco) or lodging (Historic Center of the city).
  • Professional guide in English, Spanish, Portuguese (ask for availability for these or other languages).
  • Breakfast and Lunch with a private chef (vegetarian and vegan options available upon request).
  • Trekking or hiking poles (on request).
  • First Aid and oxygen.
Not include

Price of the Ausangate Trek excludes:

  • Transfer from hotels outside the city of Cusco (for private tours, ask for extra costs to pick up from the Sacred Valley or other places).
  • Tips for the guide.
  • Beverages.
  • Food not specified in the itinerary.
What to Bring

What to bring to the Ausangate Lagunas Trek:

  • Comfortable and optimal footwear for walks, warm jacket, caps or hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, bottles of water, clothing or rain poncho (especially between November - April).
  • Passport or DNI.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Devices for audiovisual recording (cell phone, camera, camcorders)
  • Cash (Local currency / Soles (S/.)

What considerations you should have when taking the Waqrapukara Trek:

  • The streets of the city are narrow, an aspect that limits vehicular access to certain places; in this case the guide will suggest a nearby point to pass looking for you and enjoy the tour.
  • You must be in optimal physical condition to complete the tour.
  • It is important that you enjoy at least two days in Cusco before doing the Tour “7 lagunas de Ausangate”. Only then will your body be adapted to the height of the region.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under 15 years of age. Adults over 60 years of age should bear in mind that this activity requires being in very good physical condition.
  • Due to environmental, climatic or other factors, beyond our control, the travel itinerary may vary. If so, it will be notified promptly.
  • “Guru Explorers” values ​​your time and strives to respect the tour schedule; however, they may vary for reasons beyond our control (weather, natural disasters, field conditions, among other demonstrable reasons). We will do our best to offer efficient options and solutions for your enjoyment.
Terms and Conditions


Cancellation Policies:

  • More than 7 days, 90% is refunded.
  • Between 4 and 7 days of notification, 70% is refunded.
  • Within 3 days or less in advance, there will be no refund.

Date changes:

  • Rates applied for change of date in private tours:
    • There will be no extra charge if you notify more than 5 days in advance.
    • If notified between 3 and 5 days in advance, an additional charge of 20% will apply.
    • If you notify within 2 days or less in advance, it will not be possible to make the change and it will not be subject to a refund.
  • There will be no refund in case of delayed flights, train delays, bad weather or other external factors.
Why choose us

The experience that makes you live the beauty of this mountain of colors is inexplicable, it is really a personal encounter between you and nature. We want to be part of that experience that you will live in the Ausangate Lagunas Tour. If you are still wondering why choose us? We would like you to read 7 outstanding characteristics of our service:


When you go to a teacher, it is because you want to answer all the questions. In a matter of travel, money, time and enjoyment, you have to choose the best options available and that is what “Guru Explorers” is all about, giving you the perfect balance for the adventure you DESERVE.


To become “Guru Explorers”, we are still world travelers, but experts in Cusco, Lima, and the most important destinations in Peru. We lived bad and good experiences, valuing that the main difference lies in the details, so we know what elements are essential for your trip. We are travelers and we strive to enhance your experience!


We are here to provide you with the best and most accurate information and description of our tours. We are not supporters of hidden costs, that is why we provide the necessary information so you can choose the inclusions or upgrades you are looking for.


You entrust us with your time, your money and your expectations and that is why we fine-tune every detail to guarantee the trip you dream of.


Although we have pre-established packages; they can be adapted to your needs and to make plans that are suited to you, so that you can visit any place in Peru, with the expertise of “Guru Explorers”. We adapt trips for special occasions such as your corporate trips, honeymoon, birthday, social, cultural or sports event during your visit to Peru, offering you complete advice to achieve and exceed your expectations. 


Before being tour guides, we are travelers, explorers, adventurers; That makes us passionate about creating the best experiences in the time you invest for yourself and those you love.


We promote Responsible and Sustainable Tourism, not affecting the traveler, nor exploiting the communities that receive it or their environment. We create more human and respectful experiences of Heritage.

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How difficult is the hike on the 7 Lagunas de Ausangate tour?

At Guru Explorers, we rate this hike from moderate to difficult for being a full day and require a good adaptation to the altitude. It is a recommended trek for good walkers, who also enjoy challenging themselves with new adventures. It is recommended to carry walking poles and be acclimatized to the altitude with at least 2 days in Cusco.

Can you hire horses to do this tour?

Yes, check with Guru Explorers for horse availability. You can ride them for a part of the tour.

How's the Ausangate weather?

It should be taken in consideration that the coldest period is between May and October, and the rainiest months are between November and April. However, the weather and Ausangate altitude can be unpredictable, ranging from sunny, windy, coldy and even rainy from one moment to the next. We suggest you always be prepared with the equipment for all weather conditions. The sun is usually intense during the morning and part of the afternoon and the temperature can rapidly decrease from -5 to 18 ° C.

What luggage should I bring to Ausangate mountain?

As it is a full day trip, you are not allowed to carry large suitcases or bags. However, you can carry a backpack with basic items such as water, camera, cap or hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, among others needed items.

What is the difference between group service and private service?

The main difference between Group and Private service is the type of experience provided. In the first one you share the experience with a small group of passengers, all departing from Cusco and being picked up at their respective lodgings. In the second one the service is personalized and you have the option of leaving earlier, to avoid other groups of tourists. Also, in private, the tour will be done at your own pace and you can customize the experience on special occasions: birthdays, anniversaries, family trips, among others.

For this tour, we provide private service only.

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