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Trekking Wilcacocha Lake Full Day Trek

23 reviews
Trekking Wilcacocha Lake Full Day Trek

Trekking Wilcacocha Lake Full Day Trek

23 reviews

Overview

The lagoon is located at (3725 m) altitude in the Cordillera Negra and is an exceptional viewpoint of the Cordillera Blanca, allowing to identify a large number of peaks as the Nevados Huandoys, Nevado Huascaran, Nevado Chopicalqui, Nevado Vallunaraju, Nevado Ocshapalca, Nevado Ranrapalca, Nevado Churup, Nevado Chinchey, Nevado Huatzan, Nevado Cashan, Nevado Shacsha, Nevado Pucaraju, Nevado Muruaraju, Nevado Caullaraju, etc.

Highlights

The magnificent panorama makes this nice and quiet ride, a highly recommended activity. His proviende Quechua name, Willca-Nieto and Cocha-Laguna.

Trip Details

  • Distance: 7km/ 4.34ft
  • Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours Aprox.
  • Difficulty : Easy
  • Season : April / October
  • Beginning of Trek : Puente Santa Cruz
  • End Trek : Huaraz

Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Puente Santa Cruz - Laguna Wilcacocha - Huaraz.

Our Guide will pick up of your Hotel at 8.00. After walking to the Market central for 15mint. Where you will get the Public transport to go until Puente Santa Cruz (Chihuipampa bridge), 7 kilometers from the city of Huaraz. From this point begins our ascent in a zig-zag towards Willcacocha, walk about 2 and ½ hours approximately. Arriving observe the scenic beauty of the lagoon surrounded by cattails plants, bunch grass and queñual, also we see wild ducks, aquatic animals, species of birds (eagle, hawk). This area is a natural viewpoint of the Cordillera Blanca, we will have panoramic views of the snowy: Nevado Huascaran, Nevado Chopicalqui, Nevado Hualcán, Nevado Copa, Nevado Vallunaraju, Nevado Ocshapalca, Nevado Ranrapalca, Nevado Palcaraju, Nevado Churup. We will stay one hour to visit the lagoon, enjoy the scenery, take pictures, an easy hike about 3 hours with great views of nature, after enjoy our day return to Huaraz.

Included

  • Transport public to start point to hike and viceverse
  • Official trekking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Pick up at your hotel (at 8:00 am)
  • First aid kit and oxygen (if necessary)

No Included

  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru
  • Personal expenses
  • Box Lunch (amount depends on you)
  • Tips

Recommendations:

  • Personal equipment (such as clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required, hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof/goretex if its rainy season, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, camera, hat or sun hat, sports drinks or water (2 liters approx), etc.)

What To Bring

  • Personal equipment (such as clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required, hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof/goretex if its rainy season, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, camera, hat or sun hat, sports drinks or water (2 liters approx), etc.)

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