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1 Day
Availability : Jan 1’ - Dec 31’
Lake 69
Min Age : 16+
Max People : 19
Tour Details


Lake 69 is located in the Cordillera Blanca and its name indicates its registration number among the 802 lakes inventoried in the Huascaran National Park, which is considered a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO and a World Natural Heritage Site. During the thawing season, the lake is fed by a waterfall that falls from Nevado Chacraraju.

Lake 69 is one of Peru’s most famous and iconic treks, a challenging one-day trek at high altitude. Travelers from around the world come to Huaraz for adventure tourism, and Lake 69 is one of their favorite attractions due to its easy access and the spectacular views that this destination provides.

During the hike to the lake you can see mountains such as: Huascaran south and north, Nevado Pisco, Nevado Chopicalqui and the amazing Chacraraju.

Laguna 69 has an altitude of 4,604 masl and represents one of the most important destinations in the Ancash region and is located near the Huaraz.

Departure & Return Location

Huaraz (Google Map)

Departure Time

5:30 am (Pick up at your hotel)

Price Includes

  • Certified trekking guide (english, spanish)
  • Group tourist transportation
  • First aid kit

Price Excludes

  • Airline ticket to Lima and back to the country of origin.
  • Bus transportation Lima / Huaraz / Lima
  • Entrance fee to Huascarán National Park (foreign tourist): 30 Nuevos Soles
  • Extra costs for premature abandonment of the tour.
  • Travel luggage and trip cancellation insurance.
  • Transfer to Huaraz out of schedule, in case of premature abandonment of the tour.
  • Lunch is not included.
  • Personal expenses
  • Hotel during your stay in Huaraz
  • Tips for guide
Physical Training

Participants must be in good physical condition to join this trek. Andean Raju Expeditions recommends previous and constant preparation as a crucial factor to take on this challenge, then, the physical stress caused by the trekking will be minimized.

We strongly advise all participants to have an adequate outdoor training plan and short hikes with gradual demands. 

If you would like our advice, we can provide you a training plan after evaluation of your experience in hiking and sporting activity.


Participants should have experience in altitude, which ensures adequate acclimatization and conditioning of the body to the altitude. It’s suggested to be above 3,000 m.a.s.l., so we recommend staying in Huaraz two or three days before the tour to Lake 69.

We suggest acclimatizing in the Wilcacocha or Churup lake before starting this tour.


Day 1Huaraz (3,100 m) – Yungay (2.458 m) – Cebollapampa Valley - Lake 69 (4,600 m) – Huaraz

This adventure will start in Huaraz, we will pick you up at your hotel with transportation. After pick up we will head north through the valley of Huaylas to Yungay, from this point we will enter Llanganuco canyon. On the way we will stop for 30 minutes for breakfast. We will continue our journey and after about 10 minutes we will make another stop to check in at the Huascaran National Park control and after another 20 minutes we will go around the beautiful Chinancocha and Orconcocha lakes. Finally the transport arrives to Cebollapampa, starting point of our trek. Our trek to the lake 69 starts along the Cebollapampa valley and lasts about 3 hours until we arrive to the lake 69, one of the most beautiful lakes of the Cordillera Blanca.

We will stay for an hour in the lake to rest and take pictures, then we will continue our downhill until we arrive to Cebollapampa, the transport will be waiting for us to take us back to the city of Huaraz.

Transfer by car: 3 hours
Estimated trekking time: 2 to 3 hours
Elevation: +1500m (3100 masl to 4600 masl)


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Marco Carrasco

Family Traveller

Contraté un servicio privado con Andean Raju Expeditions y la experiencia fue increíble. Recomiendo el tour con el guía Pablo Bello.

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