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Lagoon 69: one-day guided hiking tour

Lagoon 69
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.

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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.



More info

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


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

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

What happens in the event of bad weather?

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

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

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?

Can I join a group?

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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