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Laguna Willcacocha easy half-day hike near Huaraz

Laguna Willcacocha easy half-day hike near Huaraz | undefined

Discover the stunning Laguna Willcacocha located in the heart of the Cordillera Negra, Peru on this beautiful half-day hike with Daniel, a local IFMGA certified guide.


Cordillera Blanca

1/2 Day

Mar - Nov


All levels


* Hike this easy path and acclimatize more challenging adventures.

* Enjoy the stunning views of the lake and the surrounding mountains.

* Spend a pleasant day in the Cordillera Negra.


Explore an easy and beautiful trail to the stunning Laguna Willcacocha, Peru. Located in the Cordillera Negra with breathtaking views of the Cordillera Blanca, this place is perfect for an enjoyable hike that can help you acclimatize to the altitude. Follow me!

For this hike, we’ll drive for 20 minutes from Huaraz to the starting point. From there, the path presents a gradual ascent up to the Willcacocha lake where outstanding views of the most iconic peaks of the Cordillera Blanca will await us. We’ll get to see the Huascaran, Hualcan, Vallunaraju, Ranrapalca, Churup, Huantzan and Shacsha peaks. Finally, the way back is through the same trail and we will drive back to Huaraz.

This is an easy hike that takes only half a day to complete. We’ll reach an altitude of 3,750 meters above sea level which makes it a great hike to acclimatize for higher or more challenging paths.

So, are you ready to discover a stunning spot in the Peruvian Andes? Then book your trip now! I would love to show you this impressive place hidden in the mountains.

The Cordillera Blanca offers tons of possibilities to explore. If you are looking for more options, check out the trips I offer to Cordillera Huayhuash or the Olleros-Chavin trail.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Perú.

I was born in the Huaraz city, which is located between cordillera blanca & cordillera negra neighbor of huayhuash mountain range.

My passion for the mountain was born since I was a child, because I watched my father going to the mountain. When I was 13 years old I started going on treks with my father and clients, and as soon as I finished my high school I applied to the high school mountain center studies (CEAM) in 2001 and I graduated as an official mountain guide in 2005.

I have a wide guiding experience in trekking and climbing, organizing, trekking and climbing expeditions into cordillera Blanca & huayhuash in the Peruvian mountains.

I guided successfully in Mexico, Argentina where I climbed conquering the mount Aconcagua at (6959 m).

In Peru I have climbed the most beautiful mountain in the world mount "Alpamayo", and the Peruvian highest peak "mount Huascaran south peak". In 2005 I made a speed record climbing mounts "Alpamayo" & "Quitaraju" in 32 hours 16 minutes. I also opened some new routes to climbing in cordillera Blanca.

Aside from the AGMP / IFMGA certification, I also have the WFR certification.


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