Hiking day to the Llaca Lagoon with a mountain guide

Reach the amazing 4443-meter high Llaca Lagoon in the company of Juventino, a local IFMGA certified mountain guide. Walk among the most stunning places of the Huascaran National Park and the Cordillera Blanca in this unique 1-day trek.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

20+ people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Llaca is a glacier and lake of the Ancash region, in the Huascaran National Park. Come with me to this easy hike of 2 hours with great views of nature!

    It’s my pleasure to invite you to this 1-day trek to the Llaca Lagoon. Its glacier is originated at 6,123 meters of altitude in a glacial cirque, where the Ocshapalca and the Ranrapalca peaks dominate the scene.

    At the foot of this glacier there is the Llaca lagoon, which is usually known as the Llaca-Alley-Huaylas-Ancash glaciar lake. It pours its flow through the Santa River, into the Pacific Ocean.

    During this hike, you will admire how well preserved are the Wilcahuaín archaeological remains. They belong to the Huari culture, a very interesting Andean civilization.

    Regarding the itinerary of the day, we’ll meet in Huaraz. From there a transfer will take us to the village of Wilcahuain (below the Quebrada Llaca).

    Then, we’ll arrive at the hut of the School of Mountain Guides from Peru (CEAM) at 4450 meters of height. So, we’ll start hiking up to the Llaca Lagoon, with several snowy peaks around us. Reaching the end of the lake, we can touch the ice or do some practices of ice climbing. Finally, we’ll return to Huaraz, where you’ll spend the night in a hotel.

    This adventure is available all year round. I can lead private groups as well as larger ones, with 20 guests or more. I don’t have an open group to join yet so I will open a new one once you contact me.

    It’s your opportunity to live a unique adventure in the famous Peruvian Cordillera Blanca, don’t miss it. Get in touch with me and let’s get to the amazing Llaca Lagoon!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    130 USD

    Group of 2
    65 USD

    Group of 3
    65 USD

    Group of 4
    60 USD

    Group of 5
    60 USD

    Group of 6
    55 USD

    Group of 7
    55 USD

    Group of 8
    40 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
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Huaraz

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    Extra costs:

    - English speaking guide 65,00 USD

    - Private taxi: 60,00 USD (round trip)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

    He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

    To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

    He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.

     
     

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