Duration: 2:00pm – 10pm
Distance: 1 – 2hr hiking (depending on how far you want to hike)
Elevation: 3100m – 4,200m – 3,100m
At 2:00pm your VSA mountain guide and our driver will pick up you from your hotel. We drive north towards Caraz for about 3hrs to the start of the trail. On route, we pass by lush green valleys, rivers, and snow capped mountains. As we get closer to the lake, we take a dirt road path for the last 45 minutes through switch backs up a beautiful granite U-Shaped valley passing by a variety of flora such as ferns, romeliads, orchids, and more. We will enjoy a light lunch by the lake while we wait for sunset to creep over the mountain. Get ready for photos!
After sunset, we prepare for dinner by the lake in the nearby refugio. We have some down time before resting up for sunrise the next morning (Optional night photography if you’re willing to endure the cold)!