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Day Hike: Laguna Uruscocha (4,300m)

Hike Overview

This green Gorgeous glacier Lake Uruscocha at 4300m, it is lies just below at the foot of mount urus at the head of urus valley, offer incredible view to mount Huascaran, quenual forest, impressive view of waterfalls dropping, awesome view the two mountain glacier lakes, be sure it is one of the less know hike destination, it not too crowed or busied as another hike destinations, but the view is superb and stunning.

Length Full Day hike
Grade moderate
Maximum Altitude 4300 meters/14,101 feet
Time 4 – 5 hours walk

Brief itinerary

Huaraz – cochapampa 3800m –Lake uruscocha at 4300m – cochapampa – Huaraz.

Itinerary Description

Through the lovely natural beauty to Lake Uruscocha

We will pick up you at your hotel with our private transportation, We will drive along the callejon de huaylas about 15 kilometers until Puente mullaca then we turn off on a dirt road to the villages of Collon and Pashpa, the traditional trail heads for the trek into the Ishinca Valley until cochapampa at 3800 meters.

from where we will walk up on pleasant valley with lovely mountain view about, mount Huascaran, mount hualcan, mount copa, mount urus, mount janyaraju and mount vallunaraju, then we will deviate to the northeast on faint path, which winds up through dense quenual forest, dense scrubland, after 3 hours walking up we will reach the first lake, where we will take a short time to take magnificent pictures, after that we continue walking up around 10 minutes to reach the second lake, both have beautiful green turquoise color, are surrounded by dense quenual forest, and as well as are filled by trout we will have lunch time between couple lakes on the division stream at foot of quenual trees enjoying the astonishing view and focusing scenic and panorama photo.

After that we will back down on the same path up until parking site, where our private transportation will be waiting us to drive Huaraz.

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