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Trekking Laguna 69 Tour in the Cordillera Blanca (2 Days/1 Night)

Embark on a 2 days 1 night Trekking Laguna 69 tour and witness the beauty of the Cordillera Blanca! Get to see the Chacararaju Glacier as well.

USD $120.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1 - 3USD $120.00
4 or moreUSD $100.00
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Trekking Laguna 69: See One of the Prettiest Lakes of Cordillera Blanca

Have you heard of Peru’s Laguna 69? Located 15,255 feet (4650 m) above sea level at the foot of the Chacararaju Glacier, Laguna 69 can be said to be one of the prettiest lakes in the Cordillera Blanca. Join us on a 2 days 1 night Trekking Laguna 69 tour, as we bring you to see this wonder.

Laguna 69 is one of the more than 400 lakes that form part of the Huascaran National Park, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site. But why Laguna 69? The name was due to the fact that some lakes in Huascaran National Park did not have names before the park was created in 1975, but the need to include all the lakes into a list forced authorities to give a number-based names to those without a traditional name.

Today, Laguna 69 is one of the more important traveler destinations of the region, visited mainly by fans of hiking and mountaineering, given the simple access and the spectacular scenery. For this Trekking Laguna 69 tour, you will start hiking from Cabollapampa, and will take approximately 3 to 4 hours to reach the laguna.

Highlights 

  • See one of the prettiest lakes of the Cordillera Blanca
  • Experience beautiful sceneries during the hike
  • Marvel at the Chacararaju Glacier

Tour Information

Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Start/End location: Huaraz, Peru
Availability: Year-round
Miscellaneous: 
The difficulty level of this tour is set at “Easy”

Itinerary 

Day 1 – Huaraz to Refugee Base Camp
On the first day, you will leave Huaraz in the direction of Yungay, a city 34 miles (55 km) north of Huaraz. Driving past several small villages on our way, you will see two beautiful lakes – Lake Chinancocha and Lake Oroconcocha, together known as the Llanganuco Lakes. You will continue the route up to Yuraccorral, where you will then take a small track that leads you to the refuge base camp – 15,341 ft (4676 m) above sea level – to spend the night.

Day 2 – Refugee Base Camp to Laguna 69 + Back to Huaraz 
You will start the hike up to Laguna 69 at 7:00 am the next day, after an early breakfast. You will first pass a moraine and then follow through to a mountain pass at 19,357 feet (5900 m) above sea level, where you can observe the majestic Chacraraju Glacier and other snow-peaked mountains. You will then continue the hike up towards Laguna 69, and you will stay at the top for around an hour before heading back down. After the descent, you will take the transport waiting for you in Yuraccorral to return back to Huaraz.

What’s Included

  • Private transport to and from hotel
  • Local guide
  • Specialized chef
  • Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park
  • First-aid kit
  • All meals
  • Collective technical equipment
  • Camping equipment
  • 2-person tent

What’s Not Included

  • Travel, accident and health insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

What to Bring 

  • Light cap, light gloves, and wool hat
  • Small backpack/daypack
  • Long-sleeved shirts, cotton short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
  • Fleece or wool sweater and/or trousers and lightweight pants
  • Regular and long underwear
  • Medium weight parka with fiber fill or down
  • Rain poncho (or rain gear)
  • Water bottle
  • Medium weight socks and hiking boots
  • Strong waterproof duffel bag
  • Sunglasses, sun block, lip balm
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and spare bulb

Map 

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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