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Wilcacocha lake Trek Day Tour

Wilcacocha lake Trek Day Tour

Wilcacocha lake Trek Day Tour

from $ 90.00

Overview

Trekking Wilcacocha Day Tour.

This day tour to 1-Day Wilcacocha Tour offers you an enchanting adventure into the scenic beauty of the Peruvian Andes, specifically near the city of Huaraz. This day trip is perfect for travelers looking for a relatively easy hike with stunning views and cultural experiences.

Trekking Wilcacocha Day Tour.

in the way you can expect to meet local Quechua people still wearing their traditional.

Highlights

1-Day Wilcacocha Tour.

  • Scenic Beauty: The trek unfolds against a backdrop of towering Andean peaks, lush valleys, and picturesque landscapes. Participants can witness the breathtaking beauty of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range.
  • Wilcacocha Lake: The highlight of the trek is reaching Wilcacocha Lake, a serene and crystal-clear alpine lake nestled in the heart of the Andes. The reflective waters mirror the surrounding mountains, creating a mesmerizing and photogenic scene.
  • Local Culture: Along the trek, participants have the opportunity to interact with local Andean communities, gaining insights into their traditional way of life. This cultural exchange adds a unique dimension to the trekking experience.
  • Flora and Fauna: The trail is surrounded by diverse flora and fauna endemic to the Andean highlands. Trekkers may encounter Andean birds, wildflowers, and possibly grazing alpacas or llamas along the way.

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

  • Departure from Huaraz: The day begins with a scenic drive from Huaraz to the starting point of the trek, providing participants with glimpses of the rural Andean lifestyle.
  • Trekking: The trek follows a well-marked trail, winding through Andean landscapes, small villages, and agricultural fields. The pace is designed to allow for acclimatization and enjoyment of the surroundings.
  • Wilcacocha Lake: Upon reaching the lake, trekkers are rewarded with breathtaking views. There’s ample time to relax by the shores, take photographs, and absorb the tranquility of the surroundings.
  • Lunch: A packed lunch is enjoyed with the stunning backdrop of the Andean peaks and the serene Wilcacocha Lake.
  • Return Journey: After a fulfilling day, participants descend back to the trailhead and return to Huaraz, reminiscing about the day’s adventures.

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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