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12 Hours Nature tour itinerary for Huaraz, Cordillera Huayhuash & Huascarán National Park: Hike To The Lake 69

Huaraz, Cordillera Huayhuash, Huascarán National Park

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Hike to the Lake 69

Lake 69

Huascarán National Park-Peru

Hike to the Lake 69, one of the most beautiful aqua colored glacial lakes in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. This is considered as one of the most impressive scenic day treks in the entire Huascaran National Park. 

DAY 01

Huaraz - Llanganuco valley - Cebollapampa - Hiking to Laguna 69 - return to Huaraz

  • Pick up at the hotel, around 10 am. 

  • Drive north in private transportation, along with the Callejon de Huaylas valley. After a course of the main river Santa in the Valley that divides the Cordillera Blanca at the East and the Cordillera Negra at the West, passing traditional town with its farmlands and enjoy the view of the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca.

  • On reaching Yungay, drive up on the dirt road to the North East where the Lake 69 at 4600m/15,092ft. lies just at the flank of the Pisco and the Chacraraju Mountain. This is one of the most beautiful aqua colored glacial lakes in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. Considered by most guides as one of the most impressive scenic day hikes in the entire Huascaran National Park is located.

  • Enter the valley, we stop at the Huascaran National Park, checkpoint to register the continued drive, passing the beautiful lakes of Chinancocha and Orconcocha.

  • Stop at the side of the Lake Chinancocha to take some pictures and then drive ahead to Cebolla Pampa at 3900.

  • Our star hiking point is the Lake 69. It is a pleasant hike on the almost flat area for about 1 hour, passing through quenual trees enjoying the view surrounded on the background. We have the view of Huascaran mountain, the highest peak in the Cordillera Blanca, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha.

  • Then ascend on the market zig-zag path to the first small lake, as we gain height a dramatic glaciated peak of Chacraraju, Yanapaccha, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, and waterfalls in the valley comes into view.

  • Continue ascending on the last zig-zag path to the Lake 69, some people find hard, demanding the last section just before o reach the lake, you may feel the effects of the altitude and get tired just a last effort to get the lake. It is really worded to reach the lake you will be impressed by the beauty of the lake and a close-up view of Pisco and Chacraraju mountains.

  • Relax, take pictures, have lunch enjoying the landscape. Then descend on the same way to Cebollapampa, where our transportation is waiting to drive you back to Huaraz. 

  • 20 USD Per Adult (* Comment!)
  • Transport from to your Hotel

  • Back Trekking guide/coordinator.

  • Box lunch (energetic cereal, fruits, chocolate, energetic sandwichs, juice) 

  • All entrance fees

  • Basic first aid kit 

  • The hike is rated as medium to hard, because of the altitude and challenging hiking effort at the last section just before to reach the lake, scenic mountain view of the main peaks in the Cordillera Blanca, beautiful colored lakes, reach vegetation and magnificent waterfalls dropping down along the valley.

  • We can also recommend which hikes might be suitable to level of fitness and recommend a series of day hikes to help you acclimatise for hiking or climbing.

Huaraz, Cordillera Huayhuash, Huascarán National Park

Nature
Nature Tour
Trekking
Trekking Tour
Sightseeing
Sightseeing Tour
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Contributed By

Peru Qorianka

starting from
USD 20
Type of Tour

Private Tour

Departures

This tour is offered throughout the year.The tour starts at 05:30 hours.

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