Distance: 12 km
Altitude: 3900m to 4600m
This is the most popular of the one day hikes in Cordillera Blanca mountain range – as well as the most impressive by its scenery. Lake 69 with its waterfall is one of the most beautiful turquoise glacial lakes in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. During the tour, you will also see the Llanganuco lakes.
You will have an excellent view to the mountains Chacraraju (6112m), Pisco (5752m) and Yanapacha (5460m).
Itinerary: Galaxia bus picks you up in Huaraz early in the morning and takes you to the trail start at Cebollapampa (3900m). 3h drive (breakfast possibility in Yungay along the way), 5-6h hike.
What to bring:
Get prepared for heat, sun, rain and cold. Good hiking shoes, water, sunscreen.
Transfers, local guide services, lunch bag.
Excluded: National park entrance fee (5 soles for a day per person in 2012 – bring your passport number), tips for the staff.