2 Days 7 Lakes of Ausangate Photography Tour

Cusco, Peru

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Duration: 2 days
Group size: 2 - 8
2 Days 7 Lakes of Ausangate Photography Tour
Cusco, Peru

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Duration: 2 days
Group size: 2 - 8

About this trip

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.


  • Upis lake for Sunset
  • 7 lakes of Ausangate
  • Scenery of the north face of Ausangate
  • Glamping Experience at Upis

What’s included

  • Meals
    Breakfast, Snacks, Lunch (Peruvian Homemade stile)
  • Private Van
    Comfortable car ride (Pillows and Blankets)
  • Oxygen tank
    In the van and with the guide
  • Camping gear
    (sleeping bags, tent, sleeping pad)
  • First Aid kit
    In the van and with the guide
  • Entrance fees
    to private property
  • Pro photographer
    during the tour
  • Drone Footage
    if the weather allows it
  • Pro-Portrait
    Digital Photos of the experience
  • Personal hiking gear
  • Photography gear
  • Emergency horses
  • Travel insurances
  • Tips
    your guide(s) and staff are optional


  • Pickup from the hotel at 5 a.m.
  • Drive to Upis Village east of Cusco.
  • 4-hour hike to campsite with opportunities for landscape photography.
  • Homemade lunch at Upis Village.
  • Hike to Upis Lake in the afternoon, stay until sunset.
  • Photo shoot opportunity and dinner by the fireplace at the campsite.

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