Recommended season: Early April to late November
Highest point: 4600m Lake 69
Difficulty: Easy- Moderate
Time: Full Day


Unlimited Expedition recommends you start as early as possible; Our guide will come to pick you up with private transportation at your hotel and then drive north from the city of Huaraz along the Callejon de Huaylas valley parallel to the Santa River, which is the main one in the valley and divides the Cordillera Blanca from the Cordillera Negra. Along the valley we can see the western part of the Cordillera Blanca with numerous snowy peaks including the Huascaran which is the highest in Peru with an altitude of 6768m. We also pass through several towns and cities such as Jangas, Yungar, Marcara, Carhuas and Yungay. From Yungay we start driving east on an unpaved road, towards the Llanganuco Valley, before entering the LLanganuco Valley and the Huascarán National Park we check in and pay the entrance fee, after 20 minutes by transportation we will pass by Two beautiful lagoons of Chinancocha and Orconcocha, in the first of them we will make a stop to take some photos and then continue driving towards Cebollapamapa at 3900m, which is our starting point to walk towards lagoon 69.

This lagoon is considered one of the most beautiful lakes in the Cordillera Blanca and is located at an altitude of 4600m. , and it is surrounded and right at the foot of the mountains of Pisco and Chacraraju. For many people, this is one of the most impressive day trips within the Cordillera Blanca and although it is considered difficult to achieve by some, because of the height and a challenging path, especially in the last section, the vast majority of people have managed to do it.

The first hour you walk in an almost flat area, in some sections you pass by Quenual trees, if we look back, in the background we can see the Huascarán mountain, which is the highest peak in Peru, as well as Chopicalqui, and Mount Yanapaccha; Then we start up the zigzag path and along the way we can see the waterfalls in the valley. Following the path we reach a flat part from where we can see more closely the Chacraraju mount, where next to the foot of this mountain is located the Lake 69, from here we expect an average of 1 hour of walking and even if you feel the effects of height our goal is right there. Being here by the lake you will be impressed by the beauty of the lake and the Pisco and Chacraraju mountains in the background, here we take the rest for the photos, have lunch and enjoy this unique and wonderful landscape before returning by the same path to Cebollapampa, where Our transport is waiting for us to take us back to the city of Huaraz and transfer to the Hotel.



  • Private transport
  • Official bilingual guides with good manners and social behavior
  • Lunch box
  • Entrance fees to Huascaran National Park
  • First Aid kid and Oxygen Bottle


Dear client,
We understand how important it is for our clients to have the right equipment on their trips. That’s why we provide you with this Trekking Gear List, which gives you a detailed inventory of all the items you need during your excursion.

- Walking Boots
- Socks
- Lightweight long underwear bottoms
- Comfortable and lightweight cotton or synthetic pants
- Water/windproof pants
- Lightweight long underwear tops 
- Mid weight top layer
- Down or synthetic fill parka or sweater with hood
- Water/windproof jacket
- Lightweight gloves
- Shelled gloves
- Warm hat
- Neck gaiter and/or balaclava
- Ear band
- Sun hat
- Light cotton long sleeved shirt

- Trekking Poles
- Headlamp
- Sunscreen:  At least 30 SPF or higher.
- Lip balm:  With sunscreen.

First Aid Kit:
- Insect Repellent
- Repair Kit
- Personal Toiletries
- Ear Plugs
- Water Bottles
- Water Purification
- Snack food
- Sun glasses
- Duffel Bag - Day Pack:  A large-is (30 liters) day pack is recommended.
- Stuff Bags: A few assorted stuff sacks to help organize your gear
- Entertainment Selection
- Camera
- Passport:  Make a photocopy or two and keep apart from your passport.
- Solar charging panels