69 Lake

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 69 Lake Trek in Cordillera Blanca, Best Day Hikes in Huascaran National Park

Greatly enjoy the wonderful landscape while trekking to 69 Lake (4 530masl) through the LLanganuco valley including a panoramic viewpoint, from where you will appreciate high peaks of the tropical Andes such as Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju, Yanapaccha, Chopicalqui, and Huascaran (6 768masl), which is the Tropical’s highest peak on the world.


Trip Details to Know

Length: Full day.

Maximum altitude: 4,600 m a.s.l.

Difficulty Grade: Moderate.

Best season: April to September

Availability: All year.

Hiking Time: 3 hours uphill, about 2:30 hour down.



Pre-trip briefing.

Professional trekking guide.

Transportation to and from excursion.

First aid kit, supplementary oxygen.



Entrance to the Huascarán National Park.

Snacks & drinks.

Personal equipments & accessories for the trip.

Expenses of personal nature.


To keep on mind:


At least one acclimatisation day hike is recommended before embarking on this trek. Do not under-estimate the difficulty of this trek even though rated as moderate. If you have just arrived from another high altitude location, discuss with us the feasibility of doing it on your first full day.

Best Trekking Season

The best time to trek in the cordillera blanca is during the dry season, from April to September. Known as the “ Andean summer”, the weather is usually stable with plenty of sunshine and clear skies, although rain and snow can come at any time of year in the mountains.


The entire Cordillera Blanca has a semi-dry and semi-cold climate, with an average maximum temperature of 23.9° C (75.0° F) and a minimum of 1.1° C (33.98° F). The climate is very unpredictable, even in the dry season it can rain. During the days it can vary from hot to very frigid temperatures, included rain and strong winds or snow over 4800 meters above sea level. It usually starts getting cloudy more often in early September. October and November are the months when after 2-3pm you can count on afternoon showers.

What to bring:

Warm clothing, waterproof clothing, trekking shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snack, water, 30 liters backpack and trek poles.








After a total of 3 hours by vehicle from Huaraz, we reach the trailhead at Cebollapampa (3,900m), where our trek to Laguna 69 begins.

The trek is usually about 2-3 hours of ascent with several stops before reaching Laguna 69. The beautiful scenery is a 360° panorama including the vertical granite walls of Chacraraju (6,108m), the peaks of Nevado Pisco (one at 5,752m), Nevado Huascarán (6,768 m), Nevado Chopicalqui (6,345m) with the huge Nevado Yanapaccha (5,469m) along the trek. Return and descend via the same trail, about 2 hours, to Cebollapampa from where we return by private vehicle to Huaraz.


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