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Best trails in Ancash

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Trying to find the best Ancash trails? AllTrails has 19 great hiking trails, views trails, lake trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Yanama, Huaraz or Caraz, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 11 hard trails in Ancash ranging from 1.5 to 79.9 miles and from 9,635 to 22,050 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Ancash
Top trails (19)
#1 - Laguna 69
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 5 h 20 m
Laguna 69 is one of the most beautiful blue-colored glacial lagoons. The popular hike is close to Huarez in the Huascarán National Park. Your way to the lake is surrounded by mountains, waterfalls andShow more
#2 - Santa Cruz Trek
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 30.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Santa Cruz Trek is a 4 day point-to-point backpacking trip through the mountains of Peru. There are campsites along the route. This is one of the most beautiful treks in the world. This overlookedShow more
#3 - Cordillera Huayhuash Trek
Zona Reservaca Coordillera Huayhuash
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Length: 79.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
With elevations of up to 5,490m (18,012ft), this hike is not for everyone. However, those fit enough to take this on will be rewarded with incredible mountain views, glacial lakes, Andean culture, andShow more
#4 - Laguna Churup
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 2 h 54 m
Laguna Churup is less trafficked than Laguna 69 but is just as majestic. It is located 20 km east from Huaraz and takes approximately 2-3 hours from the trailhead at Pitec. The trek is steep and diffiShow more
#5 - Isla Taquile
Amantaní, Ancash, Peru
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 1 m
Isla Taquile is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Taquile, Ancash, Peru that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and natShow more
#6 - Laguna Wilcacocha
Huaraz, Ancash, Peru
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
Laguna Wilcacocha is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Huaraz, Ancash, Peru that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, naturShow more
#7 - Laguna Paron Outlook Trail
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 47 m
Laguna Paron Outlook Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Caraz, Ancash, Peru that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used foShow more
#8 - Huascaran Sur Trail
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 16.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
This is the highest mountain in Peru.Show more
#9 - Alpamayo Circuit
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 69.9 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Alpamayo Circuit is a high-altitude trek through alpine meadows that takes roughly 10-16 days to traverse by the glacial and snow capped peaks of Cordillera Blanca, including the iconic Mount AlpaShow more
#10 - Mirador Pastoruri
Huascarán National Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 9 m
Mirador Pastoruri is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cátac, Ancash, Peru that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature Show more
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