Laguna 69

Laguna 69, Yungay: Address, Phone Number, Laguna 69 Reviews: 5/5

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Ben S
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Tough trip to the Laguna
Sep. 2019
It was a very tough trip on the way to the top. It took us more than 3 hours. We are not in great shape but it was very hard. In the last part, we had to stop after every few steps to breathe. The was to there was very beautiful. it's flat, first climbing, flat and last climbing. the last one it very hard.
Written 9 December 2019
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Jeremy J
42 contributions
A Trip Highlight
Jun. 2018
A great reward after 2.5/3hr uphill hike. It's pretty high, so you take your time going up, which is fine because scenery and plant life is lovely and you want to take it all in. We were there in June. Quite a few trekkers, but not crowded at all. Well worth it.
Written 2 July 2018
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WPLandry
Fairfax, VA472 contributions
Beautiful
Jul. 2017 • Friends
Absolutely stunning! We took a car to the entrance and walked from there. It was absolutely beautiful. A real must-see location. We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed the scenery while we ate. The lake is the most spectacular color of blue I have ever seen.
Written 21 January 2018
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Jean Viana
Marica, RJ116 contributions
Fantastic
May 2016 • Solo
Trekking started at 10am and finished at 4pm. Altitude was from 3900m up to 4600m. I had lucky cause I had coca leaves and made friendship with two girls (south korean and canadian) who had medicine for "soroche", the altitude sickness. The trekking is hard you'll feel tired often, so it's important to be used to hike in high altitudes. Avoid running, no hurry. The lake is a spectacle: the turquoise colored water is absolutely fantastic! But the trekking is not recommended for people who has blood pressure problems.
Written 15 July 2016
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Sam O
Antibes, France131 contributions
Stunning not long walk at altitude
Jun. 2016 • Couples
Beautiful - starts flat then up, up then flat again then really UP! Advice: take your time, the altitude is pretty hard work and you'll last longer and avoid headaches/bellyaches/vomiting (ie altitude sickness). If it's sunny you can even swim in the lake at the top! I would recommend going with a tour - like this you dont have to worry abt getting the last bus back at 3pm or pay 20 soles for a place on one of the tour buses back. We got the tour for 30 soles (included a guide but wasnt really necessary) and then paid 10 soles for park entrance. Lots of agencies go for this price so do shop around or negotiate as we did wen they proposed 50 soles...! Znjoy! It's worth it
Written 12 June 2016
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djkerley
26 contributions
Great, don't take a tour go private
Apr. 2016 • Couples
The lake itself is beautiful though the trek up is hard if you are not used to the altitude. Takes about 3 hours up and 2 hours down.
What I would strongly recommend is not going with a tour. Instead commission a private taxi or collectivo.
We stayed in the town of Yungay (not Huaraz), you have to go through Yungay on your way to the start point. The town is cheap - much more so than Huaraz - and from the town you can get a taxi or collectivo return for 30soles per person. The taxi will wait for you as long as you like, but as with us we arrived at the lake about an hour before the fastest group from the tours, we were heading down as they were beginning their final climb.
This way there is no time pressure, you get to take photos without anyone in the way and the start time is later (more sleep), but you still get there early.
Written 8 April 2016
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michael z
France3 contributions
lagun 69
Aug. 2015

a beautiful experience magnificent lagoon along the Cordillera Blanca visited two other lagoons but those of llanganuco
Written 11 January 2016
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Nic014s
Paris, France17 contributions
A must do!
Sep. 2015 • Friends
Wonderfull landscape, a very nice (and rather long/hard) trek but the reward is awesome, at then end (laguna 69) but also all the way (Huascaran, and so on).
Taxis from Yungay can easily drop you off (1 hour ride though) and be waiting for you when you come back (though if you're not a big group there are usually some places left in the minibuses waiting at the end of the trail late afternoon).
There is a camping at the begining of the trail and also a possibility of doing a 2 days trek by sleeping in Refugio Perù after the laguna (has to be booked in advance though).
Written 3 January 2016
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Clive Sturdy
Fromes Hill, Ledbury37 contributions
Breathtaking scenery at Laguna 69 in Huascaran National Park, but be aware of the altitude.
Dec. 2015 • Couples
The trip to Laguna 69 in Huascaran National Park is a definite must when staying in or around the Cordillera Blanca Region, but be aware that it can be extremely tough for those not acquainted with the altitude. I organised the tour with the owner of Ezama Lodging House (Emilio) where we were staying in Huaraz. It cost us 40 soles per person and we were picked up promptly at 6 am in the morning by a comfortable bus with seat belts and a guide. The drive to the start of the trek takes around 3 hours and we stopped of at a restaurant for 30 minutes en route to buy bottles of water and purchase breakfast. From there we continued climbing by bus to an initial altitude of 3900 m and had to pay a 10 soles per person park entrance fee. After entering the national park we initially stopped off at a beautiful lake called Laguna Llanganuco for around 10 minutes to take some photos before heading with the bus to the start of the trail. From the start of the trek to reaching Laguna 69 should take approximately 3 hours at a relaxed pace. It's worth taking note that you should carry with you rainproofs and warm clothing as the weather was particularly varied with sunshine and rain throughout the day (December 2015). On reaching Laguna 69 at 4600m altitude, you have approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to admire the scenery (depending on how fast you walked to the top) and it's again worth taking some snacks to enjoy before the descent. My partner and I had arrived in Huaraz (3100m above sea level) two nights before we went on the trip, but both of us felt the effects of the altitude and particularly on the last ascent to the lake our pace slowed right down as we struggled with the thin air. The lake itself is absolutely beautiful. The colour is incredible and the mountains surrounding the lake are equally stunning. The descent takes approximately 2 hours and the return journey along the same route is equally spell binding with plenty of opportunities to take lots of photos of the surrounding scenery particularly if the weather has cleared up a little. Overall this was an amazing 1 day trek that I would thoroughly recommend, but if you are susceptible to altitude sickness make sure you allow sufficient time to acclimatise before embarking on this journey.
Written 30 December 2015
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Studavo
Kiama, Australia146 contributions
Just awesome
Nov. 2015 • Couples
I tried to look at doing this trek by staying in yungay but from a logistics perspective the services from huaraz are much better and it was going to be very hard to organise the ongoing bus north as there are no bus company terminals in yungay (as far as my research is concerned).

So we went with a tour. Ended up with a guide (that we didnt pay for) but everyone gets lumped in the same bus. The guide was actually detrimental by staying at the lake longer than necessary to accommodate the slowest people. We didnt get back to huaraz until around 7pm.

If you have to choose lake 69 is way better than lake churup from a scenic perspective and a much easier trek in my opinion. The only negative is that the transit is quite long.
Written 2 December 2015
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