Trek to laguna Uruscocha

After breakfast at the hotel we leave Huaraz and head north to Callejon de Huaylas; after 20 min we take a detour to Ishinca; after 60 min we arrive at Cochapampa close to village of Pashpa where we start our hike to Quebrada Urus; we can admire views of snowcapped Huascaran, copa and hualcan; after 1h walking through Urus we spot Quenual Trees; type of tree which grows between 3500 and 4500 m high; we walk along crystal clear river for 1 and half hour until we reach Laguna Yanacocha; a bit forward we approach a turquoice colour Laguna Uruscocha surrounded by forest; we enjoy our lunch resting , taking pictures and walk along laguna’s shore ; if we lucky we can spot diffrent species of wild duck, andean sesgull, andean goose; return same way; it should take us 1 – 1 and half to get back to Cochapampa where our transport to Huaraz awaits us.

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Trek to laguna Uruscocha

Laguna within Quenuales Forest

Two beautifull, turquoise, hardly known lakes located in the Urus north-east from Huaraz at the elevation of Ishinka Valley and two small villages of collon and Pashpa;  one day hike with stunning views of south face of snowcapped peaks of Huascaran, copa and hualcan where you can appreciate quenuales forest;  one of  at least frequently visited lagunas so you can fully enjoy its tranquility ; trail not so steep; very enjoyable.



Service includes:
  • Transportation from your hotel to start point to hike and viceverse.
  • Official trekking guide.
  • Huascaran National Park entrance ticket.
  • Pick up at your hotel ( between 6:30 to 7:00 am aprox).
  • First aid kit and oxygen (if necessary)


What to bring?
  • Fresh  clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required.
  • Hat or sun hat.
  • sports drinks or water (2 liters approx).
  • Box Lunch (amount depends on you)
  • Hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof if its rainy season.
  • Sunscreen..
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera


Technical sheet
Highest Point: 4300 msnm
Distance from Huaraz: 25 km (by car), 5 km (hiking) aprox.
Level: Medium to hard.


Private tour  # people May – Sep Oct – April
  • Price per person
  • Price per person
 2 – 3
 4 – 6



How to book?
PAYMENT TO OUR ACCOUNT: Make the deposit in one of the following accounts.

  • BCP Ahorro (Soles) : 375-31012417-0-31 CCI: 00237513101241703149
  • Scotiabank Ahorro (Soles) : 751-7306036 CCI: 009-421-207517306036-99
  • Beneficiary: Romer Yauri Camones
  • PAGUM of Scotiabank a name of: PERUQORIANKA
  • New !!! Also yu can pay with credit card VISA, ask us about the procces.
  • IMPORTANT!! After the deposit, send an email to with the subject: “Trek to laguna Uruscocha”, attaching a photo of the voucher and indicating:


  • NOTE: From abroad you can also be transferred via Western Union or Money Gram (please ask for our data)

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