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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.

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


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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



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

Every day, you walk approximately 5 to 9 hours, and the maximum height is 4750 meters. If you want more information, contact us.

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

To do this tour, you need previous acclimatization of walks to lagoons or experience in long-distance walks. Now, if you have any other more specific questions, we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

All our groups start from the city of Huaraz. We have a very central office. For more information, contact us or let us know what hotel or hostel you are staying at, and we can pick up you. We can also provide our Hotel Valery or Valery Hostel where our travel office is also in the same place.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

During the trek, we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget, the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions, we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

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

To enter the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park, a fee of 150 soles per person is paid. We recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health the COVID-19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance. We always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

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

The best season is from May to September, but we also offer this trip all year round. If you have any other questions, let me know, or we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

Can I join a group?

For this trip, you can join some groups that have daily departures. For more information, contact us, or we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In general, if we have bad weather, this trip is always carried out. When the weather is bad, we always recommend starting the trekking earlier than normal because it is clear in the morning and there is more rain in the afternoon. If you have any more questions or doubts, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

About the guide

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Guide Agency

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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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.


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“.



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.


5 star guide. Nothing but the best.


A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

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