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
22 days 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.

1 month 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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Monday, June 12, 2017

Tuesday, January 13, 2015