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Wilcacocha Lake 1-day hiking guided tour

Wilcacocha Lake

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

Not specified

Andes

1 Day

All year


Description

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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Details

Meeting point

Huaraz

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.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | UIAGM

Residence

Huaraz


What people are saying about Octavio Salazar Obregon

Jeffrey Rutter

5.00

July, 2022

Octavio wss injured and we ended up with Hector instead. He is new, but is very friendly and hard working. I would acclimatize more than the stated 3 days at one of the lagoons if you want to increase your chance at success. Communication was lacking a little prior to the trip with no contact until the day before the trip. Overall the crew was great and went above and beyond my expectations.

Michael Ellis

5.00

June, 2021

Excellent service in every way. I was confident Octavio experience and I was thrilled with everything done during this expedition.

Michael Ellis

5.00

June, 2021

Excellent adventure. Octavia is a very skilled guide. The expedition was fabulous

Jason Stokes

5.00

October, 2019

Where to start, the personal touch, the enjoyment, the focus on the client and safety. A truly enjoyable experience with both brothers. The only bad thing I would say is that the experiences have to come to an end. They have made our honeymoon truly memorable and I wouldn’t change a moment. I would highly recommend using andeanpeaks.com if you want a safe and enjoyable experience with well trained, likeable, friendly, personal and experienced guides. I cannot praise enough. Thank you so so much

Mattea

5.00

October, 2019

We had 10 days in the Cordillera Blanca and Octavio helped us plan a great trip. We did Laguna 69 day trip, Santa Cruz trek, climbing in Hatunmachay, ice climbing and trekking on Mount Pisco. The trip was very well organised and equipment provided was of high quality. Octavio is an experienced mountain guide and climber so we always felt safe throughout the trip. We had a great chef with us when camping and always enjoyed the food he prepared. Also enjoyed chatting to Octavio in the evenings and hearing his great stories!

Andrew Z

5.00

October, 2019

We had 10 days in Andes (Huaraz as base) and wanted to get a mix of trekking, rock climbing and mountaineering. Contacted Andean Peaks who helped me organize the whole trip. Octavio, who was our main guide and one of the owners of the company was super helpful and quick to respond on both emails and Whatsapp. Octavio is a qualified professional mountain guide. Apart from this, he's also a super friendly guy an a good climber. Bonus points for always being punctual, having great equipment/tents etc, good chef (cooked pizza for us at 4600m!). Highly recommend. Activites: 1 day Laguna 69, 3 day Santa Cruz Trek, 2 days rock climbing, 1 day Ice wall climbing and 3 day Pisco mountain.

Julia V

5.00

August, 2019

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Liam

5.00

August, 2019

Octavio was very responsive with communication considering he's in the mountains most of the time. Octavio is an experienced guide and very accommodating with teaching new skills and techniques. The trip was well organized with all aspects accounted for making the trips enjoyable. During the climbs I felt I was in good hands all the time. The food was certainly a highlight of the trip, 5 star restaurant quality like and better. Will certainly be returning to climb with Andeanpeaks in the near future. Thanks to Octavio and the team!

Adolfo

5.00

July, 2019

This guys are great. They are certified mountain guides. The food in the camp was better than the restaurants in Huaraz. You feel safe in their hands all the way to the summit. We climbed 3 mountains in the same tour Ishinca, urus and Tocllaraju. Many thanks to the team they make of the tour a fun place during the climb and in base camp. Totally recommendable

Karel Umlauf

4.00

June, 2019

Octavio is very nice guy with acceptable command of English

Giulian

5.00

June, 2019

I had an excellent time with Octavio and the whole team at the mountaineering course on yanapaccha mountain in huascaran national park. The preparation was perfect for the final summit day and my first 5000m peak! Octavia and his team always took care of me and were the perfect partners for this incredible experience! Thank you so much!

Amanda

5.00

May, 2019

My husband and I booked a private day hike with Octavio to Laguna Churup. We wanted to try out a company before committing to a longer trek, and now we feel certain that when we return to Peru, we will book our trek with Andean Peaks. Octavio was great- he even met us at our hotel the night before to let us know what to expect and explain the day’s plan (our Spanish is subpar, but Octavio’s English is great). We were picked up promptly on the day of the trek and enjoyed a scenic drive up to the trailhead. Octavio was very patient and in tune to our needs given it was our first day hiking at altitude. The trail to Churup has some challenging sections involving rock scrambling with aid of cables. Octavio was very knowledgeable about the safest way to negotiate and gave us great instruction to help us reach our destination safely. He also assisted two other hikers (not on our trek) as they were having difficulty with the cable climb. I thought that was a great gesture as otherwise they probably would have had to turn around. We took a break at the lake and enjoyed the provided lunch before climbing up the last bit to complete the lollipop loop trail. Everything went very smoothly, and we so appreciate the trip with Andean Peaks!


 

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