1-day hiking to Uruscocha lake in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Discover the beutiful Uruscocha Lake in the Cordillera Blanca, in the Peruvian Andes, along Octavio, an IFMGA certified guide.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I want to invite you to an amazing 1-day hike to Uruscocha Lake (4350 m), in the stunning Cordillera Blanca in Peru.

    We will spend a great day walking in a quiet and peaceful place in the Peruvian Andes. Besides, it is one of the easiest and less steep hikes of the Cordillera Blanca Range. Also, this hike is a little bit off the beaten track.

    The Uruscocha Lake is located in the Urus gorge, to the north-east of Huaraz. This hike offers a spectacular view of the south side of Huascaran, Hualcan Copa and Urus mountains.

    We will start our hike in the city of Huaraz (3100 m), then we will go through the small village of Pashpa (3600 m), until we get to the beautiful turquoise Uruscocha Lake.

    This 1-day trek is perfect if you are looking for acclimatization to before climbing to a higher elevation. Also, if you just want to visit one of the most beautiful lakes of the Cordillera Blanca.

    So contact me with any questions you may have about this hike to Uruscocha Lake! And let’s start planning your trip! Also, if you are looking for a more challenging adventure, you can check my Nevado Urus 3-day climbing expedition!

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    Price per person

    Group of 2
    100 USD

    Group of 3
    100 USD

    Group of 4
    100 USD

    Group of 5
    100 USD

    Group of 6
    100 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Other details

    More info

    The price includes a picnic


    About the Guide


    Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
    Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
    I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
    I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.



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