DAY HIKE TO WILCACOCHA LAKE (3600MT)
Time: Half Day
Grade: Easy - Medium
Altitude Max: 3600m
The Willkacocha is a beautiful lake located in the Cordillera Negra mountain range southwest of Huaraz at an altitude of 3600m. Hiking to this beautiful place provides an easy half day acclimatization hike to start off with and is suitable for everyone to begin their necessary adjustment to the thinner air experienced at the higher Andean altitudes and it’s a good warm-up before attempting your second and more challenging acclimation walk.
The surrounding astonishing panorama views of spiraling white-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca provides an excellent introductory setting for what the Cordillera Blanca has in store for you. Adding to the awesome views the opportunity to meet and interact with the gentle local mountain Quechua people, you capture your first “national geographic” adventure experience of the Andes in Peru and then you can do start your trekking in Cordillera Blanca or in Cordillera Huayhuash.