Explore the most popular trails near Independencia with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Independencia, Ancash Map
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3 months ago

This is my favorite day hike in the area - less crowded and cheaper than Laguna 69, and in my opinion it is more difficult and more beautiful. To arrive, we grabbed a collectivo in Huaraz to Llupa, and started our hike from there. It was a difficult and adventurous climb to the lake - at times you were going straight up - using steel ropes to help you climb. Plan on spending at least and hour at the lake - taking to the view and getting photos from all the different angels. There’s also a smaller lake above that’s pretty beautiful if you’re feeling up to it and have the time - it takes about 75 mins to get to and 45 mins to return.

4 months ago

Tough acclimatisation hike for longer treks - very short steep ascent up to the lake but totally worth it. The picture here doesn’t do it justice!

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