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Day hike lake URUSCOCHA - Cordillera Blanca
Hike into a hidden mountain lake unknown except by a few local villagers. Start with a short drive to Pashpa at the entrance to Ishinca valley. It is a lovely hike, starting ascending initially gradually through open farmland with a great view across to the huge mountains of Huascaran, Copa and Vallunaraju.
Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you chose a true “national geographic” adventure experience.
moderate to hard. 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.
Lake Uruscocha - Cordillera Blanca Day 1: Huaraz - Pashpa - lake Uruscocha - Huaraz
1.5 hrs (by car) 5 - 6 hours (hiking)
Pick up at your hotel and after drive north up to starting point of hike, at the beginning we walk on the same path that takes up to Ishinca valley then make a traverse to the left, continue walking over trail used by the local people passing through a lot of vegetation of quenual forest, as we gain altitude on the back groung the is great view of the valley down at the east the Cordillera Negra and in the North and South side the Cordillera Blanca. This quiet and peaceful hike less crowded because is not a well-known route just few people do this alternative hike. After hiking for about 3 hours you get the first Urus lake, beautiful green lake surrounded by a lots of quenual trees, have break take some photos, then continue ascending to the second lake, is your chose where you prefer to have lucnh at the first or second lake. We spent time relaxing walking around also if you like fishing you can take fhish line with you, because these lake are filled of trout. Timing about 8-9 hours full day adventure journey.
- 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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