Wilcacocha Lake

Easy Hike – Half Day

A pleasant and easy hike to start with views of the Cordillera Blanca mountains. We start Huaraz in the morning in our private taxi and drive for 35 minutes up the Cordillera Negra to arrive at Chiwipampa village (3050m). We start hiking from here, climbing steadily following a trail that passes through several small highland farming villages where the local people continue to wear the colourful highland clothing and farm in the traditional manner. We pass by many fields of wheat, barley, beans and quinoa. After two hours and a half hiking we come to the pretty lake Wilcacocha at 3700m where we usually see a lot of Andean ducks, black aves and sometimes also geese. The highlight of the hike is the amazing views that we have across to the length of Cordillera Blanca mountains directly opposite us across the Callejon de Huaylas valley. Following a picnic lunch we descend for about half an hour where we meet our vehicle and drive back to Huaraz

Departs Huaraz 08:00
Return Huaraz 13:00

Hike starts at 3050m
Maximum altitude reached hiking = 3700m at Wilcacocha

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