MARIA JOSEFA AND LLANGANUCO LAKE
Recommended season: Early April to late November
Highest point: 3850m Lake Chinancocha
Difficulty: Easy- Moderate
Time: Full Day
This path is easily accessible and ideal for the first day of air conditioning, is located in the valley of LLanganuco, at a distance of 80 kilometers northeast of the city of Huaraz. Also within this valley and part of the tour we can visit the two beautiful lagoons of Chinancocha and Orconcocha that are also known as the Llanganuca lagoons, which are located at an altitude of 3850m.
Unlimited Expedition recommends starting early with the tour to enjoy more and much better, we leave from the city of Huaraz northbound through the valley of Callejon de Huaylas through several very picturesque towns and cities having at every moment the view of the Mountains of the Cordillera Blanca including the highest peak in Peru Huascarán 6768m., after driving for an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes we arrived at the city of Yungay, which was completely destroyed by the avalanche and earthquake in the year of 1970, where around 25 thousand people perished, from this point we began the ascent towards the east by an unpaved road until arriving at the control of the Huascarán National Park to register our entrance and pay the entrance.
After driving 10 minutes we arrive at the starting point of the María Josefa Trail, from this place it will take us an average of 2 hours of walking through a lot of vegetation through the Quenual and Aliso forest; We can also find a variety of medicinal plants that can cure many diseases, Bromeliads and high Andean orchids further embellish the path. A well-marked road along the LLanganuco River leads us to the first Chinancocha lagoon at 3850m., Upon reaching this lake we enjoy its spectacular turquoise green color and surrounded by many Quenual trees, walking along the lake on the right we can find a beautiful space where we can enjoy a relaxing break, eat lunch and take many photos before returning 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
MARIA JOSEFA AND LLANGANUCO LAKE EQUIPMENT LIST
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
- 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
- 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
- Passport: Make a photocopy or two and keep apart from your passport.
- Solar charging panels