Day Trip in 7 Lagoons of Ausangate + Hot Springs

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7 Ausangate Lagoons Tour and Thermal Springs of Pacchanta

Into Tours in Cusco, we have the tour to the 7 Ausangate Lagoons, you will know the lagoons: Otorongo Macho, Otorongo hembra, Puca Cocha, Alqa Cocha, Ccomer Cocha, Azul Cocha and Pata cocha.

This is a full-day tour, so you will be able to observe the landscapes, the mountains, the Andean fauna such as alpacas and llamas, and the lagoons that have different colors ranging from turquoise, green, and even red. After visiting the lagoons, we will go to the community of Pacchanta, where there are hot springs with medicinal properties, where you can also bathe if you wish.

This circuit of 7 lagoons is located approximately 100 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco. The town of Pacchanta, where you will find these water formations, is located at 4,200 meters above sea level. At the top, you can see the Ausangate Mountain from which the ice that forms these lagoons descends.

HOW IS THE ITINERARY?

4:30 hrs: Start the 7 Ausangate Lagoons Tour.

We will meet at the established departure point or pick you up at your hotel if you are in the center of the city. And we will go to the community of Pacchanta, located at 4300 meters above sea level.

7:30 hrs: Arrival in Pacchanta.

We will have breakfast in Pacchanta, then we will start the way to the 7 lagoons on foot, we will walk for a total of 3 hours and 40 minutes (this is the round trip to the community), where we will visit the following lagoons: Otorongo Macho, Otorongo Hembra, Puca Cocha, Alqa Cocha, Qomer Cocha, Azul Cocha, and Pata Cocha.

We will also be able to observe the following mountains: Ausangate, Mariposa, Jampa, Pucapunta, Caracol, Tinke, and Qayangate. Afterward, we will return to the community for lunch.

14:00 hrs. Lunch in Pacchanta

After lunch, you have the option to visit the Medicinal Hot Springs (optional) or explore the city on your own.

18:30 hrs. Return to Cusco

End of this tour.

¿Qué incluye?

  • Pick up from the hotel as long as it is located in the city center.
  • Tourist mobility.
  • Entrance tickets to the lagoons.
  • Professional guide.
  • First aid kit.

¿Qué no incluye?

  • Meals, except as mentioned.
  • Extra expenses (tips or others).
  • Tickets to Pacchanta hot springs.<

Precios

Recomendaciones

Before booking:

  • Private or family service.
  • The tour is conducted in two languages: English and Spanish.
  • Pick-ups from the hotel are done when you are in the city center.
  • If your hotel or Airbnb is not in the city center, we will coordinate a meeting point.
    Moderate physical level is requested considering that the tour involves long walks.

Before traveling:

  • Sturdy, non-slip footwear.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Rain poncho.
  • Hat to protect from the sun or rain.
  • Sunscreen and/or moisturizer for face and body.
  • Water and snacks: energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola or cookies.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications you may need such as Sorochi Pills and blister protection.
  • Cash in local currency, preferably small bills and coins.
  • Walking sticks (optional)
  • Bathing suit and towel (in case you enter the Pacchanta Hot Springs).

Preguntas frecuentes

We recommend you to bring: Trekking shoes, comfortable and waterproof clothing, chullos, gloves, rain poncho, extra camera batteries or power banks, cash and energy cereals. If you wish to enter the hot springs, we recommend you bring bathing clothes and a towel.
The Apu Ausangate is one of the most important in the region and is also known as the “creator of the waters”, since it is a tributary of the Willcamayu (Vilcanota River), which flows through Cusco along the Urubamba Valley and fertilizes the crops until it enters the Amazonian forests.
The altitude is around 12400 ft. (3780 masl) and 15600 ft. (4750 masl) at the highest point.
For cancellations made 30 days or less, prior to the travel date, 100% of the tour cost will be forfeited. For cancellations made 31 days or more prior to the travel date, cancellation fees may vary depending on departure and tour. Please consult with our travel agent for specific information.

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