Trekking to Lagoon 69
Hike through Huascarán National Park to see one of the most gorgeous treks in the Cordillera Blanca — the trek to Laguna 69. It’s relatively easy to access and offers unforgettable views of the snowy landscape.
up to 10 days in advance
- Duration: 11 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 6:00 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Free cancellation up to 10 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
At the outset of the tour, you’ll get into private transportation to head to the Valley of Llanganuco, where you’ll zigzag through a ravine. Eventually you’ll pass by the Chinancocha an Oroncocha Lagoon. After a short break, you’ll continue to Cebollapamapa, which is where you’ll start your walk to Laguna 69, on a hike that lasts a total of three hours. Once you reach the laguna, you’ll be at 15,091 feet (4,600 m) above sea level. At the lake, you’ll be under the shadow of the Chacraraju Mountain.
After taking in the view, you’ll take the two-hour hike back to Cebollapampa. There, your private transportation is waiting for a return to Huaraz.
Please note it is warm at noon and cold in the afternoons, so dress accordingly.
Minimum Height: Yuraccorral— 12,690 feet above sea level (3868 masl) Maximum Height: Laguna 69 - 15,091 feet above sea level (4600 masl) Distance: 8.6 miles (14 km) Temperature: Maximum temperature: 77°F (25 °C) Minimum temperature: 41 °F (5 °C) Duration: 6 hours of walking and 5 hours driving
What to Bring
Passport, small backpack, hiking shoes/boots, rain coat/poncho, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, light/quick-dry clothes, insect repellent, snacks, and money for tips.
Round trip private transportation, English-speaking guide, entrance fees, and box lunch.
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