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Lagoon 69: one-day guided hiking tour

Lagoon 69
Lagoon 69
Lagoon 69
Lagoon 69

Join one of our certified local guides on this 1-day hiking tour to the deep blue Lagoon 69. Is a trek that does not require any technical experience and lets you discover on the way, the most amazing peaks of the Cordillera Blanca.

Cordillera Blanca

1 Day

All year


Have you ever heard of Lagoon 69? It’s one of the most impressive lagoons of the Cordillera Blanca. This time, I want to take you there!

Besides being beautiful, the Lagoon 69 trek is one of the easiest ones in the region. And no matter if it is a cloudy day or the sun shines, its waters are always reflecting an intense blue that will remind you to the Caribbean.

The lake lies in the Llanganuco Valley. Our starting point is at the bottom of the Demanda Valley. The surrounding landscapes of the Lagoon 69 are really breathtaking, with the snow-capped peaks of the Chacraraju, Pisco and Huandoy.

Getting to Laguna 69 will takes us between 3 or 4 hours, depending on your fitness level. On the way, we’ll do some stops so you can admire the landscape as well as some vizcachas hiding behind the rocks. Returning to the starting point will take us other 2 more hours.

During the return, we will have splendid views of the Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoy and Pisco. Furthermore, we can see the Chacraraju and the Yanapacha from a very short distance

This trek to the Lagoon 69 is available from January to December. I can lead large groups of people, up to 20 guests or more. I don’t have an open group yet so I will open a new one when you and your friends book your places. Remember I can also organize private trips upon request.

So, if you’re planning to come to the Cordillera Blanca any time of this year please contact me. Let’s conquer the most beautiful landscapes of this Andean region!

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


Day 1: Our trekking day to Lagoon 69

Huaraz- Private transport towards the valley of the Santa River – Yungay village driving via the Llanganuco valley – Cebollapampa Pass (3850 m) – Hiking to Laguna 69 (4650 m) – Return to Huaraz.



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Extra Costs:

  • Prices of a shared transport: 50,00 S.
  • English speaking guide: 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?

It takes by car one way 3hours and go back also 3hours, trekking and hiking 5 hours total, maximal altutude is 4650meters.

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 to know what hotel or hostel you are staying 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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What people are saying about Peru


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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