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Wilcacocha Lake 1-day hiking guided tour

Join me in this 1-day trek to Wilcacoha Lake in Huascaran National Park in Peru, along Octavio, an IFMGA certified mountain guide.

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


I want to invite you to a great 1-day trek to the Wilcacocha Lake, in the Ancash region in Peru. Join me and let’s enjoy the fantastic views of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range.

The Wilcacocha Lake is located in the Huascaran National Park.  This park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also, a popular mountaineering spot, with a unique biodiversity.

The lake is only 10 kilometres from the city of Huaraz. It’s 3700 metres high in the Cordillera Negra mountain range. The name Wilcacocha comes from the quechua voices “willca” (grandson) and “cocha” (lagoon).

On our way up we will pass through several small Andean villages. So, we will be able to see the traditional way of life of local people. Besides, once we get to the lagoon, we will see cows, sheeps, and horses munching peacefully on the surroundings.

Most important, the highlight of our visit will be the fantastic views of the Cordillera Blanca. Also, I think this trek is an ideal first acclimatization hike.

So contact me and let’s start planning this 1-day hike to Wilcacocha Lake! I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about this program. You can also check my Llanganuco Lakes 1-day guided trek!


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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 100 each

Group of 3

USD 100 each

Group of 4

USD 100 each

Group of 5

USD 100 each

Group of 6

USD 100 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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