Explore the most popular National Parks in Peru with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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no shade
22 days ago

Beautiful finish, really cool on the way. Last push is tough and altitude makes it a bit tougher, “moderate” is a fair rating

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bugs
fee
rocky
22 days ago

Difficult hike - really fun, had a great time along the way. Finished in 2.5 days with the third day being the easiest, while the first and second were tied for toughest. Incredible views all around - doesn’t get much better than going through the pass.

hiking
1 month ago

The mountains on this route are unlike anything I've seen before. The altitude was difficult, the views were stunning, and the locals on the route were very hospitable. We did the trek in the rainy season, so it rained hard for half the day on two of the days. Luckily, the clouds eventually went away and we got the stunning views of the mountains. I would highly recommend, but be ready for the altitude.

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rocky
1 month ago

This is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever been. I would say the 2nd day hike was the most challenging. You have to be ready for the altitude of over 15,000 but it is rewarding the view that you get of this amazing trek. This is the reason to visit Perú .

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rocky
1 month ago

We cannot recommend this hike highly enough! Not only is the Laguna 69 incredibly blue & beautiful, the walk to it also is just wonderful with an awesome landscape, waterfalls and other Lagunas on the way. The last kilometer is quite tough though, so be prepared :)

Beautiful hike, much better than laguna 69. Not many tourists and it's definitely worth it going up to laguna churupita :) You then have a great view of laguna churup!

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rocky
1 month ago

It's a great trek, especially if you want to acclimatise. It's about 2h up and 2h down and the Laguna is judt beautiful! The trek is sometimes pretty steep and rocky. Be sure to bring waterproof shoes.

2 months ago

It was anamazing hiking tour. We were the only tourists. There is a beautiful glacier at the top.

hiking
3 months ago

Excelente para quem quer fazer algo sem guia e ao mesmo tempo com um bom grau de dificuldade. O visual da Lagoa é fantástico... Vale a pena... aventura com custo baixo.

hiking
4 months ago

amazing hike. so fun. tons of cows. water quality is poor due to large amount of cows. trail is poorly marked. do not go out here without a map. pay the $50 for a topographic map!!!

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bugs
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rocky
5 months ago

Worth every step up:) amazingly beauty

hiking
5 months ago

truly amazing hike!

on Laguna 69

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muddy
rocky
5 months ago

The most beautiful hike I’ve done so far! This place is beautiful and worth every step!

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rocky
5 months ago

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bugs
no shade
rocky
5 months ago

Nice moderate hike up to the beautiful Laguna 69. If you go with a tour they will most likely pick you up around 4.30am from your hostal in a big bus. You then drive for around 2 1/2 hours to a restaurant for a quick breakfast. Have the chicken soup - much better than the bread rolls and will warm you up. After another hour ish you reach the start of the trail. Starts super easy, flat and wide which then goes to long and easy gradually inclined switchbacks. After passing through a valley the hardest and last hour of steep switchbacks. Dont be fooled by the easy start, we saw a lot of people power at the beginning and end up not feeling to well. Slow and steady we got to the laguna which is absolutely stunning. Yes, the hike is very crowded and the hike itself does not have the most exciting scenery, however if you are in Huaraz the laguna is a must!

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no shade
off trail
rocky
scramble
5 months ago

Started the hike at 8am after getting the collectivo from Huaraz at 7am. It starts of as a steep incline from the get go. Lots of rocky steps at first until you reach the rangers hut (which was closed when we went so we didnt have to pay the fee). There is a short and easy scramble with a safety rope that leads to yet more steep rocky uphill. Around midway, there is a fork and you can either go left for the longer but easier way or go right for some fun but a bit more technical and steeper scramble. We took the harder scramble for a bit of a challenge (we are just getting into hiking and scrambling etc). The rock was slippy in parts but again there is a rope attached to the rock for a bit of help and safety. After the scramble you hop over a tiny stream and another steep incline later you have arrived at the lake. The lake is beautiful and peaceful, perfect for a photo op and breakfast. For the way down we chose the "easier" route. This was the bit we didnt enjoy as much because the rocky gravel kept sliding around making us fall on our butts numerous times. Overall a good hike to acclimatise for other longer treks around the cordillera blanca but brink plenty of water (no shade) and sunscreen.

Loved it! The view was amazing and it was just a short 30 minute trek up.

hiking
6 months ago

Did this hike yesterday. The altitude definitely made it strenuous.

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rocky
scramble
6 months ago

This is a very steep hike- from the parking lot you head right into a steep climb. The trail is very clearly marked, mostly rocky and offers incredible views. The trail splits, and we headed to the right which is a little bit shorter route but has ropes for security because it is scrambling next to a waterfall. We hiked up to Churupita and that extra 600 ft was a little brutal but the view was well worth it. Definitely bring lots of water- took us about 6 hours to complete but we prob spent around 90 minutes just enjoying the lakes.

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