Laguna 69, Huascaran National Park

4.9
#2 of 24 in Parks in Ancash Region
Take up the challenging trek to Laguna 69, a stunning glacier lake situated within a World Heritage-listed national park. Hike the steep mountain trail starting at 3,800 m (12,500 ft) and brave the high altitude. You will follow a stream that rushes down the mountain and pass scenic viewpoints before you get to a snowcapped plateau and its glacial lake. Before you return, enjoy the rewarding views of the striking turquoise water surrounded by icy cliffs. Make Laguna 69 a part of your Huascaran National Park vacation plans using our Huascaran National Park travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Amazing place located in the city of Yungay in the Department of Ancash.Al to reach the base with the Guide field, this tells us that we will walk about 3 to 4 hours depending on the rhythm of each one. A pond known as Llanacocha (quechua Word llana-negra; cocha-laguna), in addition to the vegetation, streams and mountains can be seen on the flat road. Then starts a rise of nearly an hour, carrying us with great effort to reach the 69 lagoon or lagoon chacraraju. It is wonderful, its turquoise-colored water left me rapt. Cross-country snow mountains adorn the beautiful landscape. Those who have good physical they recommend won't regret it is worth the Trek.
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  • August 7, 2017
    One of my fondest memories of Huaraz with the Peru actually! It's cheap and more! 30-35 soles per person. About 3 mount, and 2 hours if I remember correctly... But it's so worth it! It is not only that the Summit which is beautiful, but the trek is sublime, from beginning to end! and the laguna is also beautiful at the top! Go one time acclimated, me I did before willcacocha laguna. Yes it's very escalating but 3 h are very, very slowly by taking breaks not bad every 5 minutes haha! This is a must for the Peru absolutely!
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  • July 31, 2017
    We booked our hike through Akilpo hostel during our stay. Leonardo, our guide was amazing and we had the best day hiking up the challenging paths up to Laguna 69! The hike itself is not too bad but th...  more »

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