TREKKING LAGUNA 69 ADVENTURE OVER (4650 M)
Highlights of the Cordillera Blanca. The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.
Trekking to Laguna 69: This lake is located in the Llanganuco Valley. The hike starts at the bottom of the Demanda Valley and takes about 3 to 4 hours. It takes about two to two and a half hours to return to the start poin. On the return trip we have splendid views of snowcapped Mount Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoy and Pisco, and very near we see Mount Chacraraju, and Yanapacha.
Laguna 69: Every single time you visit Cordillera Blanca ypu accounter amazing landscapes; no doubt Laguna 69 is one of the most impressive ones; also one of the easiest ones to make; no matter if its sunny or cloudy its wáters always reflect such a intense blue that reminds Carribbean; always surrounded by snowcapped mountains of Chacraraju, pisco, huando. To get there you have to hike approx 2-3h depends on your rhythm; during walk you can spot vizcachas hiding in the rocks; unfortunately Glaciar Brogui and snow from Mount Yanapaccha basically vanished ;the only remains of its existence is a touristic sign.
Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) – Privat transport towards the valley Santa River – Village Yungay drinving via Quebrada Llanganuco – Cruze Cebollapampa (3850 m) – Trekking Hike to Laguna 69 (4650 m) – Return to Huaraz