LAGUNA 69 CLASSIC DAY TREK
Laguna 69 Day Hike Huaraz Akilpo
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  • Stunning and amazingly blue Lake.
  • Scenic hiking in the Llanganuco sector of Huascarán National Park
  • Surrounded by impressive 6,000m+ peaks.
DIFICULTY GRADE
Moderate
50%
TREK OVERVIEW
  • Distance: 14 km
  • Elevation gain : +725m /-775m
  • Origen: Cebollapampa
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Challenge Level : Moderate to  dificult
  • Trek tipe: Most Popular & Classic

A full day trekking trip with breath-taking views and beautiful lakes of different colours. One of the best known day treks with blue and turquoise lakes that feature in virtually all promotional materials for the Cordillera Blanca and Huascarán National Park. A moderate to difficult day trek that requires a medium level of fitness at least and definitely some acclimatisation which will ensure you can enjoy every minute of the fantastic panoramas that the Llanganuco area provides. Perú’s highest mountain, Huascarán at 6,768m is also visible from various sections of the trek.

Situated in the north of the Cordillera Blanca is the Llanganuco sector of Huascaran National Park. With its azure blue waters, Laguna 69 nestles below the peaks of Chacraraju and Pisco at 4,625m.

Departure from Huaraz at the scheduled time (5:00 am approx), heading north toward the city of Yungay where we leave the main road to the Quebrada Llanganuco sector of the Huascarán National Park. After driving through picturesque villages, we make our first stop at the large turquoise lagoon of Chinancocha (3,800m) – a great place to stop and snap some photos.

After 3 hours by car from Huaraz we reach the trailhead at Cebollapampa (3.900m), where our trek towards the lake begins. Our hike consists of several sections; It usually takes about 2-3 hours of climbing/ascent with several stops before we reach the lake, once there we enjoy the beautiful scenery complete with a 360° panorama including vertical granite walls of Chacraraju (6,108m), and the peaks of Nevado Pisco, Nevado Huacaran (6,768 m), Nevado Chopicalqui (6,345m) and the huge Nevado Yanapaccha (5,469m). After such grandeur and the brilliant blue crystal clear waters of Lake (laguna) 69, we descend to Cebollapampa and take private transport direct back to the city of Huaraz.

GRADE
Moderate
50%
Grading description
Acclimatization

make sure that you are not new on this altitud, even better if have to do you do other small walk near huaraz for test you self and your real condition before this trek.

The price include:

  • Transfer to /from any bus terminal in Huaraz
  • Trip briefing one day before the departure
  • Transport private  4×4 or sprinter van to and from destination
  • Certificate English Speaking local guide for the excursion
  • 2 Meals (Breakfast & Lunch)
  • First aid, emergency oxygen, radio.
  • Entrance fee to Huascarán National Park (Conventional ticket valid only 1 day)

The price does not include:

  • personal equipments /accessories for the trip
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Accommodation in Huaraz

RECOMMENDATIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION

Acclimatisation:  At least one acclimatisation day hike is recommended before embarking on this trek. Do not under-estimate the difficulty of this trek even though rated as moderate. If you have just arrived from another high altitude location, discuss with us the feasibility of doing it on your first full day.

Recommendations for Best Seasons:

All year around. The best time is from mid-April to late September or early October.  April, May and June are the best months for lovers of flowers and green landscape. July through August are the best months for blue sky & also excellent period for photographers (warm colours and clear blue skies are great!). From September to April you get a mixed sunny and  pretty cloudy landscape.

Weather

All entire cordillera blanca has a semi-dry and semi-cold climate, with an average maximum temperature of 23.9° C (75.0° F) and a minimum of 1.1° C (33.98° F). The climate is very unpredictable, event in the dry season it can rain. During the days it can vary from hot to very frigid temperatures, included rain and strong winds or snow over 4800 meters above see level It starts getting cloudy more often in early September. October and November are the months when after 2-3pm you can count on afternoon showers.

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