TRIP TYPE: Hiking / Trekking / Photography Tour
SEASON: Year Round
DISTANCE: 20 km ( 12.4mi)
ELEVATION: 4,200 m (13,200 ft) - 5,030 m (16,500 ft)
DIFFICULTY: Difficult / Challenging
The 7 lakes of Ausangate in Peru offer a different kind of experience for nature lovers. Situated at the foot of the majestic Ausangate Mountain, this adventure is designed to take you on a journey through the heart of the Andes.
The 2-day itinerary is not a tour, but rather a true camping and photography experience that allows you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the surrounding peaks, with a focus on hiking and exploring new photogenic spots over the less-known trails, you will discover hidden lakes and scenic vistas that are often missed by the crowds.
The journey starts with an early transfer from Cusco to the head trail and a hike to base camp, where you will settle into a comfortable cabin and take in the breathtaking views of Ausangate peak. Over the next day, you will hike to each of the seven lakes, discovering unique perspectives of the Andes and enjoying a well-deserved lunch by one of the lakes. Along the way, you will visit traditional Andean communities and learn about their way of life and customs. This trip is designed for nature lovers who are looking for an off-the-beaten-path experience. By the end of the journey, you will return to Cusco, tired but fulfilled, with lots of memories and photos that will last a lifetime.