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Day hike to Laguna Rajucolta

Welcome to Huaraz, Peru: el corazon de las montanas (heart of the mountains). There are few experiences that can compare to the sensation of spiritual peace produced during a hike or trek in the high mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.


Rajucolta lake at 4250m

Timing: 5 hours hike to the lake (up and back)
2 hour by car from Huaraz to starting point
Altitude : 4250 m / 13,934 ft
Rating : Easy to Moderate
This is an amazing day hike because of the magnificent view of Nevado Huantsan, (6395m / 20,981 ft) the second highest mountain in the Cordillera Blanca range. Huantsan dominates the surrounding landscape to the point that you hardly notice the surrounding beautiful waterfalls and high cliffs during your hike. Rated as an easy to moderate hike, it’s an ideal acclimatization day hike for the first day. Our Inkaland Treks team will pick you at your hotel in our private van and head southeast of Huaraz and travel through the village of Macashca (Mah cash cah). We’ll continue driving for approximately 2 to 2 ½ hours until we reach the entrance of the beautiful Huascaran National Park.  From this point, we will start hiking up this fabulous valley that is fairly flat and has a lot of cattle.  We follow the trail along the mountain stream up to this stunningly beautiful lake. Laguna Rajucolta is situated at 4250m / 13,934 ft and is a perfect glacial lake having the 6395m (20,981ft) majestic Nevado Huantsan framing its background. The peace and beauty that this hiking experience gives you in this enchanting land of high mountains, glacier fed lakes and colossal landscapes, is unforgettable. We will rest at the lake enjoying a provided lunch and taking photos before returning back to our private transportation awaiting us. The hiking distance from the entrance of Huascaran National Park to the lake is about 7 km (4.5 miles) (3 hours approximately with about a 2 hour return).


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Office: Prolongación Caraz #1153 - Huaraz, Ancash - PERU

Phone: (+51) (43) 425769
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