Join me in this trip hiking to Lake 69 and climbing Pisco, in the Cordillera Blanca. See some of the most beautiful landscapes in the Peruvian Andes!
Lake 69 is located in Yungay town, in the Llanganuco valley. It sits below the Chacraraju mountain. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful azure lakes on Earth. Tall sharp peaks surrounding, and the reflections on the lake are a feast for the eyes. Indeed, this beautiful landscape attracts every year visitors from around the world.
Hiking to lake 69 is also a perfect acclimatization for climbing Pisco. Furthermore, from the summit of Pisco we will see many magnificent peaks of Cordillera Blanca.
While Lake 69 sits at 4500 m, the Pisco summit rises to 5752 m.
Do you find this trip in Cordillera Blanca interesting? Then please contact me for more information! I also offer an option to do only the hike to Lake 69 if you prefer.
Huaraz (3100 m) – Yungay city (2550 m) – Cebollapampa (3900 m) – Lake 69 (4655 m) – Cebollapampa camp (3900 m)
Hike duration: 6 h (walk up & down) / Driving time: 3 h (go & back).
Departure from Huaraz at 7AM. We drive along Callejon de Huaylas to the north side until Yungay city. Then we continue driving up to Lake Chinancocha (3850 m), an amazing turquoise green lake. We continue to Cebollapampa and then Lake 69. We go through Quenual trees, typical highland plants. We get to see some beautiful peaks: Chacraraju (6112 m), Pisco (5752 m), Yanapaccha (5460 m) and Huascarán south (6768 m). We have lunch at Lake 69, enjoy the views and take pictures. Then we descend to Cebollapampa camping site, where we spend the night.
Cebollapampa camp (3900 m) – Pisco base camp (4665 m)
Hike duration: 3 h (walk up).
We have breakfast at 8AM, then start the walk up to Pisco base camp (4650 m). A donkey service transports our climbing gear. Overnight at base camp.
Pisco base camp (4665 m) – Pisco summit (5752 m) - Base camp (4665 m)
Climbing duration: 10 h (ascent & descent).
We have breakfast at 1AM, then start the walk up to the summit. 3 hours climbing will take us to the rocky moraine side, at the glacier edge. 4 hours later we reach the summit! rom the summit we have a view of over 10 impressive peaks, including the mythical Huascarán. Then we descend to the base camp, where we spend the night.
Pisco base camp (4665 m) – Cebollapampa (3900 m) – Huaraz
Hike duration: 3 h (descent) / Driving time: 3 h.
After a hearty breakfast we descend to Cebollapampa. From there, our private transport drives us back to Huaraz, where the trip ends.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
Cebollapampa camp and Pisco base camp.
Included: full first aid kid, donkey driver, donkeys to transport climbing equipment, a cook specialized in normal and vegetarian dishes.
Personal hiking and climbing equipment: climbing boots, hiking boots, Polar Tec or wool gloves, sun hat, Polar Tec or wool cap, sunglasses UV protection, backpack between 40-70 L, lightweight waterproof jacket Gore-Tex, lightweight waterproof pants Gore-Tex, water bottle, sunscreen, headlamp with extra battery, personal first aid kid, camera, hiking poles, sleeping bag -15° C (not included in the camping equipment provided), personal toiletries and small synthetic towel.
Average temperature: Between 13° C – 23° C during the day/ at night -05°C to – 02°C on the summit – 10°C.
The rates can change according the book time and number of participants, please contact me for more information.