Lagunas de Llanganuco, Huascaran National Park
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Hike to the high altitudes of the Cordillera Blanca and see Lagunas de Llanganuco. Mountains engulf the dazzling turquoise lake, nestled in between a valley. Take a boat and paddle around the lake or simply follow the path hugging the waters edge. Pick up some food from nearby stalls and bring it to have a picnic. At 3,850 m (12,631 ft) above sea level, the lake sits 26 km (16 mi) northeast of Yungay, but it will take a good ninety minutes to reach by bus or truck. Take a look at our Huascaran National Park family vacation planner to schedule your visit to Lagunas de Llanganuco and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We passed this pond on the way to challenge the lagoon 69, the landscape is very beautiful, enigmatic, water, mountains, snowy peak, vegetation ... really very beautiful. Recommend stop for pictures and contemplation.
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  • This pond is beautiful and easy to access. Our bus on the way to Laguna 69 made only one stop for photos. There is a space as recreation area at one end of the pond. It may be possible to swim there and have a picnic.
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  • A lovely stop off point for a photo on the way to Laguna 69. The views around are fabulous. The water is a beautiful turquoise colour. Very very pretty lake.