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Hike Laguna Willcacocha 2024

This short aclimatization day hike gives walkers the chance to enjoy some of the most stunning views of the Cordillera Blanca in complete peace and serenity.
Half Day Aclimatization hike to Willkacocha Lake Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you choose a true “national geographic” adventure experience.

  • Start: 8:00am Huaraz
  • Finish: 14:00 aprox. in Huaraz
  • All Year


Moderate, the highest point in this hike is Lake Willcacocha (3700m/12,140ft)


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 60

Program details: Day Hike Laguna Willcacocha


Day 1: Huaraz – San Pedro – Santa Cruz village – Willcacocha
Duration: 20 min (by car) 3 – 4 hours (hiking)

  • Our guide will pick up you at your hotel after breakfast with our transportation and we’ll drive about 20 minutes southeast of Huaraz to the bridge of the Santa Cruz Village where we will start ascending to the lake Willcacocha .
  • The hike is a gradual ascent up on a local trail for about 2 ½ to 3 hours.
  • Along the way you may expect to meet local Quechua people still wearing their traditional colorful Andean clothes.
  • You’ll pass close to their traditional adobe houses and see how they have lived for countless centuries surrounded by richly green farm lands where they grow their products as: wheat, corn and potatoes. Upon arriving the lake, you will be amazed with the magnificent views of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range with its highest mountain Huascaran at 6768m/22,205ft.
  • At such a vantage point, you will have the perfect lookout point for enjoying the surrounding breath taking views and shooting some “10 on the drool scale” photos and we have lunch enjoying the panorama view, before we begin our easy descent to the Shansha Village Bridge trailhead.
  • On our way down you’ll have the great view of the valley below and of the Cordillera Blanca peaks accompanying you.
  • Our private transportation will be waiting to take back to Huaraz Hotel.

What’s included?

Services included in the program:

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

Not included:

  • Bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz.
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz.
  • Food during the tour, I recommend you bring a box lunch or snack.
  • Huascaran National park entrance fee (15 soles).
  • Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance.

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


14 to 18


(Soles per person)


PEN 60

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 14 to 18 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Peruvian soles per person

02 peoplePEN 168
04 peoplePEN 110
06 peoplePEN 75
08 peoplePEN 68
  • 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.

Group departures programed:

We can start a new departure date based with minimum 2 people.


Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Huaraz or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.


How many minimum days in advance should I reserve?

You can book up to 2 days before the tour, but if you want to join a group you must request at least 10 to 15 days in advance at least to be able to plan ahead and join a group.

How to book the full day?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability 

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

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 14 to 18 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.

Information for a better experience during the trek


Packing list for trekking in Perú

During the treks in Cordilleras Huayhuash or Blanca you will fill your backpack just enough. Clothes, sleeping bag, accessories depending of the tour duration.


Altitude sickness in Perú? Travel tips

It is important to know what precautions to take before traveling to the Andes of Peru, also because of its geography, Soroche is a possibility.