Bus tour and hike around the Llanganuco Lagoon

Take a private bus in Huaraz, visit the most interesting Andean villages of the Cordillera Blanca and finally enjoy a short walk around the Llanganuco Lagoon. Do it in company of a local and expert guide, Juventino.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

20+ people

Trip Level

Easy

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group

Highlights

 
     

    The amazing Quebrada Llanganuco is part of the Huascaran National Park and Biosphere Reserve. Its lagoon of the same name comes from the melted snow of the Huascarán and Huandoy peaks.

    In addition, the Llanganuco lagoon consists in 2 different lakes. The first one is the Chinancocha, 1,450 meters long and 7,393 meters wide. It is the most famous among tourists. Around it we can see quenual trees, cattails and wild ducks. It’s really beautiful.

    The second lake forming Llanganuco lagoon is the Orcococha and it is at the end of the valley. With 910 meters long and 7 meters deep, its waters run along the Ranrahirca river to finally join the Santa River. From this lake we can also admire many interesting flora and fauna of the area.

    Regarding our itinerary for the day, I will pick up you at your hotel in Huaraz around 9 AM. By bus, we’ll do a tour through the Callejon de Huaylas, appreciating the interesting Andean villages and the beauty of the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra.

    We’ll visit the provinces of Carhuaz, Mancos and Yungay to finally get to the Huascaran National Park. Of course, the main attraction of this bus tour will be the famous Llanganuco lagoon and its 2 sisters. Once in there, we’ll have a short walk around the two lakes contemplating the majesty of the huge summits.

    Then, we will reach Caraz and visit the small factories of dairy products and other Andean products. Finally, we’ll take the bus and return to Huaraz by 7:30 PM.

    This guided tour can be done all year round. I can organize private groups as well as larger ones, with 20 guests or more. I don’t have an open group yet so I will open a new one once you contact me.

    Feel free to contact me and ask me all your doubts. And if you want to book your place, do not hesitate to fill the form now. Let’s plan together your next tour in the Quebrada Llanganuco!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    170 USD

    Group of 2
    85 USD

    Group of 3
    85 USD

    Group of 4
    75 USD

    Group of 5
    75 USD

    Group of 6
    70 USD

    Group of 7
    70 USD

    Group of 8
    65 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Permit and entrance fees
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Huaraz

    More info

    Extra costs:

    - Prices of a shared bus: 50,00 S.

    - English speaking guides: 65,00 USD

    - Private taxi: 80,00 USD (round trip)

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

    He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

    To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

    He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.

     
     

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