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Day hike lake AUQUISCOCHA - Cordillera Blanca
full day

Day hike lake Auquiscocha Cordillera Blanca, aclimatization day hike from Huaraz. Auquiscocha name means “old lake”. Auquiscocha is located in the northeast of the city of Carhuaz, hiking up from the Shilla village; Its a wonderfull day hike through quenual trees and waterfalls.
Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you chose a true “national geographic” adventure experience.
Length: full day
Grade: Moderate to hard. Up to 6 hours physical activity. Some exposure to heights
Pre-hiking Briefing: The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
Altitude Max: 4350m
Start: 6:00am Huaraz
Finish: 17:00 aprox. in Huaraz
Departs: April to October

Join a scheduled departure or book a private or custom trip with dates to suit you.

Tour details:


Auquiscocha lake - Cordillera Blanca
Auquiscocha lake - Cordillera Blanca
Day 1: Huaraz - Carhuaz - Shilla village - lake Auquiscocha - Huaraz
Trip duration: 4 hrs (by car) 6 - 7 hours (hiking)
Our staff comes to pick up you and after we leave at 6:00am and travel towards the village of Shilla. We drive through the northern section of the Callejon de Huaylas Valley and pass through Carhuaz, one of the few villages in the region that retains some of its traditional architecture after the earthquake of 1970. Once we arrive in Shilla, we follow a dirt road that leads up to the Huascaran National park.
Our hike starts through the Santac Uran valley, a magical place where can see waterfalls and big rocky walls - eagles, falcons, mountain caracaras also can be observed in large numbers and at close range. We can also see the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Hualcan (6104 msnm), Cancaracá (5512 msnm) y Chechiacraju (5285 msnm) rising high above the turquoise waters of the lake.
This little hard hike gives Guides the rare opportunity to visit some of the Cordillera Blanca’s most untouched and seldom visited valleys.
After a short walk, around the lake; we have lunch in this idyllic and peaceful spot before making our way back to the starting point, where our vehicle is waiting. At around 4 pm we drive back to Huaraz. We arrive in town at around 6 pm.

Trip Includes:

  • Transport from to your Hotel - and back
  • Trekking guide, english speaking.
  • Box lunch (energetic cereal, fruits, chocolate, energetic sandwichs, juice)
  • All entrance fees
  • Basic first aid kit

Note: We can also recommend which hikes might be suitable for your level of fitness and recommend a series of day hikes to help you acclimatise for trekking or climbing.
Prices: full private service
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The prices could vary according to the dates of travel, eg Easter holidays or Independence Day of Peru.

Prices: Group departure
US $ 60 per person
* Departure confirmed minimum 2 people

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