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Hike Laguna 513

Hiking to one of the most beautiful lagoons in the Cordillera Blanca, its strategic location under the Hualcán mountain makes it reflect an intense blue in its waters.

The hike Laguna 513 requires adequate acclimatization and physical preparation to walk for more than 6 continuous hours round trip.

This route is located within the area of the Huascarán National Park, in the province of Carhuaz, and is a good alternative if you have already visited Laguna 69 or Laguna Parón.

  • Departure time: 6:00am
  • End of tour: 18:00 approx.


Moderate to hard, the highest point in this hike is Lake 513 (4430m/14,535ft)


We will fulfill everything we offered you, there is nothing hidden, no surprises.


It means that distraction and relaxation are guaranteed.


Private tours guided in Spanish and English. Groups in spanish


From PEN 90

Program details


Huaraz – Carhuaz – Pueblo Hualcán – Hike Lagunas Rajupaquinan, 513 and Cochca – return to Huaraz
Duration: 4 hours (by car go/back), 7 hours (hiking)

  • Departure with our transport to Carhuaz and here we take the road to the east side in the direction of the Cordillera Blanca, passing through the town of Hualcán on the way we will observe different agricultural crops, domestic animals of the communities and we obtain splendid views of the Huascarán mountain.
  • From here we will walk along an almost flat path to the entrance of the Shonquil valley, from this place we will take a path that becomes ascending in a zigzag and parallel to the Chucchún river until we reach the Rajupaquinán lagoon.
  • We will continue climbing until we reach Laguna 513, the which is located right at the foot of the Hualcán mountain (6,350 m). Here we will enjoy extensive views of the surrounding mountains and the magnificent color of the lagoon.
  • If we have enough time, we can visit a third lagoon called Cochca located below the Hualcan mountain but on the right side.
  • After a break, eating and taking pictures, we will return along the same path to our transport that will return us to Huaraz.

What’s included?

Services included in the program:

  • Transport from your hotel to start point to hike and back.
  • Trekking guide, english speaking.
  • Basic first aid kit.

Not included:

  • Food during the tour, I recommend you to bring a box lunch and water.
  • Entrance ticket (10 soles per person to local community).
  • Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance.

Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.


10 to 15


(Price x person)


PEN 90

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 10 to 15 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Price x person (Peruvian soles)

01 person PEN 515
02 peoplePEN 258
04 peoplePEN 150
06 peoplePEN 120
  • If you want to take this PRIVATE SERVICE, you can book up to a week before the date (subject to availability).
  • If you are a group of friends or family of 4 people or more, we recommend that you try to organize your experience in PRIVATE SERVICE, so you have a better experience.

Group departures:

We can start a new departure date based with minimum 2 people (2 weeks in advance).

Only private transport:

We can also offer you only private transportation service for up to 4 or 6 people in a van. Ask us for our special prices.


How many days do I need to aclimate in Huaraz before the hike?
It is very important to be well acclimatized to the altitude. We do recommend that you arrive to Huaraz at least 2 days before the hike starts to help you become acclimatized and avoid possible problems with altitude sickness while on the tour.

If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before Huaraz, you can go to the tour the day after arriving in Huaraz

How to book the full day?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All clients will need to fill out a passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We need the following information:

  • Personal information (Full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender and passport number
  • Nationality and date of birth.

SECOND: We require a deposit of 50% per person. You can make your payment by VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data).

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 10 to 15 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 50% of total price, and rest 50% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available.
  • Our trek rates can change according the book time or number of participants, contact with us for more information please.

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Information for a better experience during the trek


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