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Ahuac Lake 1-day guided hiking tour

Join this trek to Ahuac Lake and enjoy spectacular views of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra in Peru, along Octavio, an IFMGA certified guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


I invite you to join me in this great 1-day trek to the Ahuac Lake. We will enjoy great views of the Cordillera Negra. Also, stunning sights of the white-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, both mountain ranges of the Peruvian Andes.

It think this is a fantastic trek to discover the natural beauty of this region in Peru. The Ahuac Lake is located to the North-East of the Independencia district, in the province of Huaraz. Also, it is near Cerro San Cristóbal.

With our vehicle we will pass the village of Willcahuain. Then, we will walk for 4 hours, along a trail covered by vegetation, until we get to Ahuac Lake. It is a beautiful lagoon of crystalline water. It reflects the blue sky and surrounding hills like a miror.

From there, we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Cordillera Negra. Also, a great sight of the city of Huaraz in the valley below. Besides, the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca range.

After leaving the lagoon, we will have the option to visit Willcahuain, a small village and archaelogical site.  It belongs to the Recuay culture with reoccupation of the Wari (700-1000 BC).

The name of the site is “La Casa de Nieto”. It has a rectangular structure with overlapping platforms, divided into three floors. They have galleries made of stones together with mortar and clay. Also, we can visit Ichic Willkahuain. They are smaller pyramid-shaped buildings, built with the same style of Willkahuain.

So contact me if you want to join me in this guided trek to Ahuac Lake in Peru! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the program. And if you are looking for a challenging adventure, I recommend you to check my 6-day expedition to Nevado Huascaran (6768 m).


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About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 2

USD 104 each

Group of 3

USD 104 each

Group of 4

USD 104 each

Group of 5

USD 104 each

Group of 6

USD 104 each

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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

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