Wilcacocha trekking day in the Cordillera Negra

Enjoy a trekking day in this fantastic circuit of the Cordillera Negra and reach the Wilcacocha Lake with the help of Juventino, a local IFMGA guide. It also works as an acclimatization before a summit attempt in the Cordillera Blanca.




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

20+ people

Trip Level


Offer Period

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

Type of Trip

Not specified



    I have the honor to propose you this amazing trekking tour to the Wilcacocha Lake. 

    As you may know, the Wilcacocha is a beautiful lagoon of the southwest of Huaraz, in the Cordillera Negra, also known as the Black Mountains. The lagoon, at 3725 meters of altitude, is an exceptional viewpoint of the Andean mountains. From there, we can identify several peaks, as the Huandoy, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Vallunaraju, Ocshapalca, Ranrapalca, Churup and many others.

    The name of the lake comes from the Quechua language and means “Grandson Lagoon”. I think it is a perfect circuit to acclimatize your body before trying a climb to a summit of the Cordillera Blanca.

    As for the itinerary, we will take a public transport in Huaraz to the Santa Cruz bridge. Then we will start walking uphill to the lake in a gentle and easy zig-zag route. This trek will take us 2:30 hours approximately.

    Once we arrive, we will admire the lake and its surrounding cattails plants, bunchgrass and quenual trees. We’ll also see wild ducks, Andean birds and aquatic animals. We will stay there for one hour visiting the lagoon and enjoying the scenery.

    Finally, an easy 3-hour hike will take us to the starting point from where we’ll drive back to Huaraz.

    This trekking day 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.

    So, if you want to enjoy a quite hike or acclimatize your body for a bigger goal in the Cordillera Blanca, please contact me now. I will be here waiting for your message!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    80 USD

    Group of 2
    40 USD

    Group of 3
    40 USD

    Group of 4
    35 USD

    Group of 5
    35 USD

    Group of 6
    30 USD

    Group of 7
    30 USD

    Group of 8
    28 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

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    Extra costs:

    - English speaking guide 65,00 USD

    - Private taxi: 40,00 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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