Another of the alternative routes that we can do in just one day is the so-called 7 LAGUNAS FULL DAY, in which it is a mystical tourism and contact with nature at the foot of our snowy AUSANGATE (6374m), where we can also enjoy a lot of variety of flora and fauna. A route dedicated to nature lovers.
- Shared Service:• s / 180 p / p with horse.
• s / 120 p / p (Minimum 5 pax)
"Cusco - Pacchanta - 7 Lagoons - Pacchanta - Cusco"
Our pickups begin at 4:30 am. From their hotels, to then head our destination that will be the community of "PACCHANTA". It is located on the slopes of the snowy "Ausangate", at 4200 masl. Its inhabitants, who are dedicated to the raising of alpacas and the cultivation of native tubers, are all expert weavers. With the fiber of the alpaca they make their clothes and use their meat as a source of protein. Native potatoes, fresh or traditionally turned into chuño and moraya, provide the carbohydrates they need to fight cold and physical exertion.
In this community it is where we will receive our nutritious breakfast (7:30 A.M), then venture into the middle of the Andes mountain range to visit “7 beautiful Ausangate lagoons”, at the beginning we will walk about 5 to 6 km. to visit the first lagoon (1:30 hrs approx.), after that we will continue this fascinating adventure visiting other lagoons, perched in the middle of the Andes mountain range, surrounded by wonderful fauna and vegetation, it will be a 10 km tour . approximately (5 hrs.)
We will return to the community of “PACCHANTA” to enjoy the hot springs and after that our lunch, to return to Cusco, after this wonderful experience.
Guide (English- Spanish)
What you should bring:A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco .
trong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended. Extra socks are a must.
Sandals or plastic slip on thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breath in the evenings if you wish to carry them.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie/touk. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping. * This is a particularly cold trek, you should make sure you have a lot of very warm clothes.
Sleeping bag (we can hire these to you)
Torch/ Flashlight and spare batteries
Camera, batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Toilet paper, pack in & pack out
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
Small towel or sarong
Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
Cash - sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
Binoculars (if you have them)
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