The Cordillera Blanca region offers a variety of hiking trails crossing magnificent landscapes, which will delight seasoned hikers as well as casual walkers.
Radian LakeThe Balcony of 6000
Ideal as a first acclimatization, this walk will begin in the village of Wilkawain and cross crops and plantations before arriving at the small Radian Lake, a royal balcony of the White Cordillera.
Quilcayhuanca In one day
This walk will offer you a wild and bucolic landscape, where you can observe wild horses and, with a bit of luck, condors or the Andean fox. This walk, at an altitude of 4000m, does not include a climb and allows a smooth acclimatization. The distance is adaptable according to your form and desire, as it is a round trip.
Glacier and Llaca lakeTouch the snow
Go touche the snow! This walk will offer you several possibilities:go up, go down, both for the bravest. It will also be possible to get in a vehicle, in order to admire one of the most beautiful streams and lakes in the region as well as magnificient flora. This excursion will allow you to touch the snow that descends from the peaks of Oshcapalca and Ranrapalca. A day of dreams a stone's throw from the Domos Cordillera Blanca.
Aguak lakeA sporty walk
Lake Aguak is not far from Huaraz, the walk begins at the Wilkawain ruin. This walk is reserved for athletes, because it contains a vertical drop of 1100m. It's a big climb and then a nice descent that will be waiting for you if you embark on this hike. Given the difficulty, it is recommended to acclimatize a little to the altitude before embarking on this trek. The view of the summit of Vallunaraju will be one of the highlights of this walk, and every time you turn around you will have a spectacular view of Huaraz and the valley.
Churup lakeCristaline water
Churup Lake is located in Huascaran National Park, in the heights of Huaraz, it is a walk that you can do easily in one day, without means of transport. Churup is a crystalline lake at the foot of the mountain of the same name, at an altitude of 4450 meters, it will be a good acclimatization walk, which will nevertheless offer steep slopes. It is advisable to do one or two hikes before going there. The last ascent will be a semi-climb through the rocks, from which a cable will come out that will help you climb the last few meters. No technique is required, moreover if you suffer from great vertigo, this walk is not recommended for you.
Lake ShallapGreen water and wild valley
Shallap is a valley near Huaraz which will offer you an incredible diversity of flora. The walk will be quite long and will start in the village of Jancu. The gradual ascent will be carried out without any problem. Shallap Lake is green in color and is located at the foot of the San Juan and Carhuascancha Peaks. This excursion will be further proof that in the Huaraz region all the valleys, including the lesser known, offer treasures of beauty and diversity. A truly extraordinary day.
Mullaca Lake Blue, blue, blue...
Mullaca Lake is one of the few blue mountain lakes. The hike to get there will be varied, with beautiful views of the Huascaran, but it is a relatively long walk with a significant ascent that awaits you. Probably the most difficult day hike in the region. In order to acclimatize, we advise you to have already done some long hikes before tackling this one.
Mountain bike rental with guide
We also offer guided excursions by mountain bike, in order to discover the magnificient region of the Cordillera Blanca from our site. This service does not include entry to Huascaran National Park, nor travel by vehicle to other departure points.
It is also possible to book a donkey ride, guided by the inhabitants of the neighboring community. An ideal activity if you like contact with animals and want to get to know the local people.