Full-Day Hike To Huilcaccoha Lake In The Cordillera Negra From Huaraz, Peru

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Jirón Larrea y Loredo 622, Huaraz 02001, Peru
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All participants please stay at office Jiron Juan Bautista 847 - Front of SUNAT dowtown.
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Reach Huilcaccoha Lake after around 6 hours and approximately 10 km of hiking to the Cordillera Negra (Black Mountains) in Peru for mountain view prefered by tourists in their first days in Huaraz as acclimatizing short hiking, just for two hours up then down hill, the lake itself lies at 3,750 meters with almost 99% views of the Cordillera Blanca. It's an excellent place to relax and take the first breath in the altitude of Huaraz area.

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After a one day hike to Huillcacocha or Willcacocha, one may stay for the next challenges of Cordillera Blanca or Huayhuash for long treks or for climbing.

This amazing place in the Cordillera Negra is actually preferred by internationals coming for trekking and climbing and for its use for acclimatization.Huillcacocha is easy to access for beginners and experts alike, with clear marked trails combined with cultural interchange with the local community nearby. Our company gives you detailed step by step itinerary and information while you approach our guest service front desk.

Huillcacocha lies at 3600m and hasplenty of wild ducks and humming birds, the stunning view of amazing Cordillera Blanca is extremely impressive for its wide display of snowcapped peaks and magnificent landscapes. You complete the hiking circuit at the lake and our guide will pick you up and take you to public minivans station (private groups private car). We will drive to Chiwipampa along 10km ofpaved highway to the south side of Huaraz, here we cross the Santa River by the small bridge in the direction of Santa Cruz Village where we will start hiking-up to the Huillcacocha Lake. The short trek is a moderated ascent up a local trail for about an hour. During your hike you willmeet local people still wearing their traditional colorful Andean clothes. You will pass by their typical adobe houses, whilst taking the opportunity to appreciate the farming fields and observe the products they farm such as wheat, Barley, Oats Corn and potatoes as well as other products that are unknown in Europe and the USA. Once you arrive at the lake you may be surprised by the wonderful views of the Cordillera Blanca and the notoriously impressive Huascaran massif being the highest peak in the Cordillera Blanca with its 6768masl. There is an alternative trail to cross to the north side towards the cordillera Negra and get to the Huascar village, here the car will wait for the return back to Huaraz. You can thus avoid the same trail to come back to Huaraz, or you can come back to Huaraz the same way if you prefer.


Local guide

Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

Round-trip shared local public colectivos transfer (line E or 10)


Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Food and drinks



Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Dress code is formal

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers