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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.

Private and Group

Cordillera Blanca

1 Day

All year


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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

Not included:

• International flights to Lima / Peru round trip

• Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure

• Exit tax at the airport in Lima

• Travel accident and health insurance

• Luggage insurance and trip cancellation

• Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz

• Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel

• Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station

• Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru

• Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel

• Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel

• Personal expenses

• Box Lunch (amount depends on you)

• Personal equipment (such as clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required, hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof/goretex if its rainy season, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, camera, hat or sun hat, sports drinks or water (2 liters approx), etc.)

• Tips


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)

Meeting point


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

What happens in the event of bad weather?

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

Can I join a group?

What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

About the guide

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.


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What people are saying about Peru Expeditions

Bad Hetterscheid


September, 2022

William was such a knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient guide! He brought books and support materials to further explain the history of the sites we were seeing, was always ready with an answer to any questions, and had great suggestions of where to take photos. He chose a truly remarkable cook for our trek, who kept us well fed with a huge variety of foods (and an ample supply of it!) and filled with hot beverages at all hours of the day and night. He allowed us to set the pace each day, and was cheerful and helpful and relaxed throughout-he absolutely enhanced a wonderful experience! Many thanks to you, William!

Bad Hetterscheid


September, 2022

Eric from Peru Expeditions is a fabulous, safe, and conscientious Tour Operator. He chose an incredible guide for us (Darwin) who was highly esteemed by every guide we met at every point along the journey-the respect of one’s peers speaks for itself! We were very well supported, always had perfect timing with seeing sunrises, beating “the crowd” to our destinations, and had ample food. The Peruvian mountains are stunningly beautiful- I’m ready to go back again already! Book with Eric - he’s going to take good care of you.

Connor White


September, 2022

Great service and trip!

Johannes Besmehn


August, 2022

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Alexey Volegov


July, 2022

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November, 2021

Our guide was William and he is the one that really made the trip great!

Juliusz Zulauf


September, 2021

It was really good climbing expedition. The company put good effort to accommodate our needs and requests. Lima Central Office support was outstanding. Edgar, our climbing guide was top notch. Supporting staff during the climb was very helpful and friendly as well. For my personal needs, some modification of an acclimatisation scheme would be beneficial. First week of the trip consisted of various day trips to destinations of increasing altitudes, but all nights were at Huaraz, at 3100 m altitude. For me, to be fully acclimatized I need to sleep at the altitude. My first night at the higher altitude was at Pisco refuge (4800 m) and resulted with mild altitude sickness preventing me from successful climbing the following day. I would prefer spending two nights at high altitude before first high climb. It might not be the case for some other people, but it was for me. If not for this, I would had awarded straight five stars.

Marcela Hronesova


July, 2021

Disappointed with the whole experience. Didn't climb with Juventino, never met him. Got a different guide. Booked Pisco and Chopicalcui as separate climbs with one day off in between to rest. Agency combined the climbs. They told me to of go from Pisco BC directly to Chopicalcui moraine camp. Got a different guide who didn't tell me that we'll get snowed in at moraine camp. Only found out about the snow once we reached Chopicalcui moraine camp. Spent the night there, next day had to go down. Disappointed rebooked my flight and left Peru. Waste of my time and money.

Marcela Hronesova


July, 2021

The agency gave me a guide Darwin, not Juventino. Climb was good, easy just walking. There is one dangerous section near the moraine area with very loose gravel. So make sure you don't slip there or you are dead. I stayed in refugio at the base camp which was much more comfy than camping. Darwin was good but give clients some breaks once in a while, not rush too much. It's a high altitude climbing after all.

Tony Hoffman


September, 2020

The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.

Flormila Pineda Villanueva


May, 2020

My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.

Koseth Saenz


May, 2020

He was very kind, patient and helped me to reach my goal the citadel of Machupicchu. One day I wanted to quit but he encouraged me to continue and waited for my step.

Pietro Garanzini


May, 2020

Our experience in Peru was an unforgettable journey, we started a journey in this country to visit Machu Picchu and the surroundings of Cusco as a sacred valley, etc. Afterwards, our next destination was to arrive in the beautiful land of Huaraz, where our main goal was the trekking of Santa Cruz and a not very difficult base climb and after the trekking of Huayhuash. We will be back next year with more customers, friends of our mountain club, thanks for everything and see you soon in Huaraz!

Michael W English


March, 2020

From the very first emails communication which was dealt with efficiently and provide all the required information and other options for myself to consider. When I arrived the communication was excellent and very well organised. When I return later this year I will without doubt be using Eric and the team. When we arrive at the start point to getting back the local guide was excellent. I have nothing but praise for the set up.

Wolfgang Gratz


September, 2019

We did the MTB-Huarascan-Circuit (Crossing Punta Olimpica Pass and Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass) with Eric Albinos „Peru Expedition“. All, the transfers, the hotel stays, the acclimatization tours and the circuit itself, was well organized. Eric and his staff were flexible to our wishes and very helpful. Our Guide Joni is an excellent mountain bike-guide and good tailor too if something is torn. The cook prepared delicious meals during the circuit. The camping equipment was in very good condition. We (Karin, Franz. Wolfgang) can fully recommend „Eric´s Peru Expeditions“.


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