Lago Ccocha is a beautiful lake located 2 hours south of Curahuasi. It is located near the small settlement of Ccocha, at an altitude of 3 800m. The local people live very modestly and spend their days taking care of their animals and fields. This rustic atmosphere added to the beautiful scenery of this remote camping spot guarantees to put even the busiest mind at ease!
We leave at 9 in the morning and drive 1 hour up the mountain. On the way we can enjoy magnificent views of the mountainscape as well as a panoramic view over Curahuasi. Once we arrive at the campsite, you can enjoy a scenic walk around the lake with magnificent views into the next valley. After the walk we eat our lunch and then you can choose to relax or go fishing. If lucky, you might even enjoy the flight of the Condors. Between 4 or 5 p.m. we return to Curahuasi by the same road.
Instead of returning to Curahuasi we set up our tents and prepare a delicious barbecue with some meat, potatoes, fresh salads and … hopefully some of the fishes we caught…. In the morning, after a healthy breakfast with fresh fruits and homemade bread, we pack our stuff and set off to the hot springs of Cconoc. There are three options: in car, by foot or by bike. The walk takes about 5 to 6 hours and takes you down from around 3 800 meters to around 1500 meters above sea level . This offers you a beautiful transition in scenery, going from highland meadows to “the eyebrow of the Peruvian jungle”. On the way down we will stop to have lunch and arrive in Cconoc at 3 p.m. Biking will take us about 2 hours, which means we arrive in Cconoc around midday, just in time to enjoy lunch that will be prepared for us in the local restaurant. By car it takes us about 3 hours to arrive to the thermal baths. Equal to the biking option, lunch will be served in the local restaurant. In the afternoon we relax in the thermal baths and set our way back to Curahuasi at around 5 p.m.
It is also possible to do this trek with our Peruvian Paso horses. (See Horse riding)
|Location||2h south of Curahuasi, lake Ccocha|
|Duration||1 day or 2 days|
|Included||– Private transportation
– Professional guides
– Tents for 2 persons
– Entrance to the pools
– 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, 1 dinner and drinks
– first aid kit
|Not included||– Pictures|
|We recommend to bring||– Trekking shoes
– Sun block
– Swimsuit and towel
– Sleeping bag, mattress (possible to rent)
– Drinks and snacks
– Jacket, warm clothes, for in the evening