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Half Day Aclimatization hike to Willkacocha Lake

Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you chose a true “national geographic” adventure experience

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Dramatic Scenic Views on Half Day Hike to the Willcacocha Lake at the Cordillera Negra

Time: Half Day
Grade: Easy - Medium
Altitude Max: 3600m/11,811ft

The Willkacocha is a beautiful lake located in the Cordillera Negra mountain range southwest of Huaraz at an altitude of 3600m/11,811ft. 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 (White Mountain Range) 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 and together, you capture your first “national geographic” adventure experience of the Andes in Peru.

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Clients interacting with the gentle local quechua people                           Enjoying the magnificent view around

Our Inkaland Treks Guide will pick up you at your hotel after breakfast with our private transportation and we’ll drive about 45 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.Total time of this acclimation journey is approximately 6 hours.

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