Laguna 69 Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Laguna 69 Trail is a 13.0 kilometer moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Yuraccorral, Ancash, Peru that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13 km
ELEVATION GAIN
814 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

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24 days ago

Paid fifty solis for the trip from Huaraz. Turns out I should have bought direct from Esperanza Tours for thirty-five solis!

Bus left at 5:00am. Ugh. They stop for breakfast at a charming little establishment in the hillside heading up to the trailhead. You can buy lunch sandwiches there as well.

Arrived at the trailhead at about 8:45am. 3900m, or about 12,800ft.

Hike was amazing, between Huarascan which is the highest peak in the Peruvian Andes, and Chacraraju. Hike is up to 4600m, or a little over 15,000ft. Four miles up and four miles back.

Hiking time is 2.5-3.5 hours up, 1:45-2:15 hours down. Trail is in great shape. The altitude is tough if you are not acclimated.

Expect many other hikers, as this is the most popular day hike in the Cordillera Blanca. Very worthwhile day, all for US $12!

2 months ago

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Well worth the travel. Great for acclimatizing. Begins with switchbacks with a semi incline. Levels out for a plateau meadow and then returns to being steep with switchbacks. The lake is a color you have to see in real life to believe. 15,091' and so incredible.

6 months ago

rock climbing
7 months ago