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Day hike lake RAJUCOLTA - Cordillera Blanca
Visit the popular Laguna Rajucolta located at 4250 masl . 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
Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you chose a true “national geographic” adventure experience.
Easy to moderate. Up to 5 hours physical activity. Some exposure to heights
The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
17:00 aprox. in Huaraz
Join a scheduled departure or book a private or custom trip with dates to suit you.
Rajucolta valley - Cordillera Blanca Day 1: Huaraz - Pitec - lake Churup - Huaraz
50 min (by car) 5 - 6 hours (hiking)
Our 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).
- 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
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 $ 55
* Departure confirmed minimum 2 people
Map of the tour
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