Day trip to 7 Lagoons of Ausangate + hot springs

Are you tired of exploring the same attractions in Cusco? Then book with us the tour to the 7 lagoons of Ausangate, a full-day excursion, full of adventure, landscape, mountains, exotic-coloured lagoons (turquoise, blue, green and even reddish) that will blow your mind away; apart from those attractions you will also learn a little bit about Andean flora and fauna (Alpacas, Vizcachas and Cóndors).

The entire hike lasts around 3 hours, covering a distance of 12 kilometers. You’ll begin trekking at an altitude of 4,200 m.a.s.l. and ascend to around 4,600 m.a.s.l.


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4:30 Meeting point in Cusco: 3,400 m.a.s.l. (11,154 ft)
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at about 4:30 – if applicable.
  • You should read the Details and Notes tab so there are no misunderstandings at all.
Cusco to Pacchanta

Cusco to Pacchanta by vehicle: 3 hours – Pacchanta is a community located at 4,300 m.a.s.l.

7:30 Breakfast at Pacchanta
8:30 Start your walk in Pacchanta: 4,200 m.a.s.l. (14,107 ft)

The walk is steep, to arrive at the first lagoon you will require approx. 1 hour.

9:30 Arrival at 7 lagoons: 4,500 m.a.s.l. (14,763 ft)

The walk is steep and lasts approx. 2 hours. The lagoons are located close to each other, see below the name of the lagoons in order of arrival:

  1. Pucacocha Lagoon (4,500 m.a.s.l.) – is the first lagoon you will arrive at, the lagoon is reddish in color
  2. Patacocha Lagoon (4,620 m.a.s.l.)
  3. Alqacocha Lagoon (4,650 m.a.s.l.)
  4. Qomercocha Lagoon (4,655 m.a.s.l.) – the color of this lagoon is green to turquoise
  5. Orco Otorongo Lagoon (4,620 m.a.s.l.) – is a small lagoon that has the shape and spots similar to a male otorongo
  6. China Otorongo Lagoon (4,550 m.a.s.l.)
  7. Laguna Azul Cocha (4,500 m.a.s.l.) – is the last lagoon you will visit
13:30 You will be back in Pachanta
13:45 Lunch at Pachanta
15:30 Pachanta Hot Springs — opcional
  • To use these hot springs, the whole group will have to be very good at trekking; otherwise, there won’t be time to spend time in the hot springs. We can never asure that the whole group will be good at trekking, it is a group tour, not private.
  • If you want to make sure your visit to the hot springs, we suggest you a private tour and still you have to be very good at trekking.
16:00 Return to Cusco
20:00 Ending point
  • From Monday to Friday: It ends at 20:00 approx. near the Plaza de Armas.
  • Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: It ends at 20:30 approx. near the Plaza de Armas.
  • If you book a private tour, we will leave you at your hotel, and the return times are the similar.

Price

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
  • Group = group service, shared.
Pple.GroupPrivate
1$30$220
2 $30$110
3 $30$75
4 $30$65
5 $30$60
If your group is bigger, contact us.

Details

DetailsGroupPrivate
Schedule– Mon to Fri: 4:30 to 20:00
– Sat, Sun, holidays: 4:30 to 20:30
5:00 to 20:00
DaysEvery dayEvery day
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
Size15 to 30 pax.You and your friends
IncludedGroupPrivate
Pick up from your hotel
Buffet breakfast and lunch
Professional Guide
Driver
Tourist vehicle
Personalized service
First aid kit
Oxygen
Entrance tickets for the 7 lagoons: 20 soles pp
Entrance tickets for the hot springs: 5 soles pp
Horses: One way (50 soles pp) – round trip (80 soles pp)
Drop off at your hotel
You can rent the horses the same day of the tour (optional). Horse rental prices are approx.

Restrictions:

  • People with reduced mobility.
  • People with obesity and heart problems.
  • People who are not acclimatized to the altitude.
  • Seniors.
  • Minors unless you take responsibility.
  • People without experience riding horses (applies only if you are going to rent horses)

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water
  • Tablets for high altitude sickness
  • Drones (optional):
    • Are allowed
    • Pay directly to the indigenous: 50 soles approx.
    • Flying over drones is usually free, but sometimes locals charge
  • Local currency in cash for your entrance tickets
  • * Dollars, Euros and cards are not accepted
  • * You can buy the entrance tickets the same day of your tour

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Notes

Pick-ups and timings:

Group tours:

  • Pick up times and tour ending times are approximate.
  • Bus stop times to visit the attractions, to eat (if applicable) or other activities are always approximate, never exact.
  • Arrival times to the attractions on foot are approximate.
  • We will pick you up as long as you are in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place.
  • If your hotel doesn’t have a car access, the streets are one-way only or there is a lot of car traffic, then you will walk some blocks to get in the bus.
  • We may not pick you up for some tours due to schedules, festivals and strikes.
  • When being picked up, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.

Private tours:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time.
  • We will do our best to pick you up from your hotel regardless your hotel location.
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • Your tour ending time is still aproximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time.

Meal:

  • The tourism infrastructure for this tourist destination is basic.
  • Both breakfast and lunch are basic, not many options, not many restaurants.
  • There are basic vegetarian options.

Vehicle type and seats:

Vehicle types — group tours and private tours:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size.
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter.

Seats — group tours:

  • You book a seat in the bus — you don’t necessarily book a specific number of seat.
  • If you are picked up first from your hotel, then you can can choose some seats.
  • Your pickup time will depend on your hotel location.
  • Travel partners or couples seat together to 95%; however, we don’t warranty this will happen to 100%.

Road type:

  • Much of the road is paved track.
  • The last part of the road is a dirt road (compacted earth) with bumps, therefore:
    • Dust comes in through the windows.
    • The vehicle ride is sometimes bumpy.

Driver:

Group tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • He drives fast due to distance and time issues.
  • He sometimes listens to music while driving to stay awake.

Private tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
  • He drives at a normal speed.

Guide:

Group tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
  • He goes as a companion, he is always behind the group to make sure that everyone reaches their destination.
  • There is not much explanation either on the bus or on the attraction, the route is focused more on a short walk, not on history.

Private tours:

  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
  • He is always there to help you.

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.

Cancellations

The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.

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