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Lake 69 1-day Hike in Huascaran National Park, Peru


Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Edwin for this fantastic 1-day hike around the ski blue waters of the spectacularly beautiful lake 69 in the Huascaran National Park!

Private and Group


1 Day

All year




* Discover the beauty of Lake 69 set amongst glaciers, mountains and waterfalls

* Purify your lungs with an 800 metre ascent and descent starting at 3800m

* Enjoy the picturesque vistas of the Andes and Peru's highest peak of Huascarán


Lake 69 is a beautiful mountain lake with flawless turquoise water located in Huascarán National Park. Fed by a waterfall, the small lake is extremely picturesque with its vibrant colours and stunning views over the surrounding mountainside.

This beauty, along with its relative ease of access, makes it a must see destination. The lake took its name during the creation of the national park it lies within, this is because it was the 69th lake to be named.

Glaciers that surround the lake create the waterfall that nourishes it and this world of ice on the horizon can be mesmerising. Pristine melted waters descend the cliff edge and plunge into transparent water below for a breath-taking vista.

At an altitude of 4,600 metres, the lake requires a steep and demanding path to reach it. The main challenge facing visitors is dealing with this altitude.

The morning of the trip we will collect you from your hotel in Huaraz, on route to the national park we will pass the imposing Mount Huascarán, Peru’s highest peak. Following the drive we will begin our hike at Cebollapampa.

Take into account that I offer this trip both as a group trip and a private tour. The price below is the price for 1 person to join one of our group tours. Please inquire about the the price for a private program for you and your family or friends if you are interested.

If you would like to hike in the Andes and witness this gorgeous lake and its vistas, then sign up now and I’ll be waiting to show you the way!

If you’d prefer a longer hiking experience, then consider this 4 day trek from Santa Cruz to Vaqueria in the beautiful Cordillera Blanca. Alternatively if you fancy more of a challenge then come to the Cordillera Blanca and join this extensive 8-day 3 peaks excursion!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours in the low season.

Please request a quote if you prefer a private trip.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.



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