Tipe of tour

Nature & Mountains


12 hours approx.

Maximum height

4750 msnm


trekking guide, transport

Portachuelo Laguna 69

Hiking Portachuelo to Laguna 69 has the landscape and the views of the Llanganuco Valley next to the highest peaks of Peru, make this route one of the most special in the Cordillera Blanca; then walking from Portachuelo lookout to the famous Lake 69 will make your adventure a much more special complement.

It only requires that the traveler is well acclimatized and ready to walk on a rough path with ups and downs and in some parts the streams do not have bridges and therefore you have to cross over rocks.

 IMPORTANT !* To take this tour requires a prior acclimatization, see our options of CULTURAL TOURS* Price indicated above is valid for group departures (see scheduled dates in the table), if you travel as a couple or only you, it is important to check scheduled group departure dates so you can join.* BUT if you want exclusive private service, the prices are given in the following table and you also decide the dates in which you want the tour.
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Huaraz - Hiking PORTACHUELO to LAGUNA 69 (high view)

TIMES: 97 km (by car), 14 km (hiking go/back) aprox

With private transportation from Huaraz, the departure will be between 4.30 to 5:00 am and we will drive to the north direction until the city of Yungay, from where we will take the detour and we will go east through an established race to reach the Huascarán National Park. After more than 3 hours of driving we will arrive at the starting point of the trek (4 640 m), from here we will get impressive views of the highest mountains of Peru such as Huascarán (6,768 m), Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Chacraraju and Pisco peaks .

The first section of our trek goes to a viewpoint near the Yanapaccha glacier, where we get impressive and panoramic views of the high mountains that surround us. This is where we begin our first descent of the day through a path between rocks and then through a forest of Queñual trees to reach a glacial lake below Nevado Yanapaccha; from here we will take the final part of the descent where we join the classic route to Laguna 69 at an altitude of 4200 meters.

The remaining 3 km ascend again passing through other lakes and some impressive waterfalls until we reach Laguna 69 at 4600 meters of altitude after approximately 1 and a half hours. Here you will have some time to relax, have lunch and take pictures. The descent until reaching the vehicle will follow the classic road from Laguna 69 to Cebollapampa. Return to Huaraz.

What to bring?

  • Fresh clothes during the trip in the vehicle and walk. But warm jacket (windy) for the viewpoint.
  • Cap for the sun, sun cream, sunglasses, lipstick.
  • Rehydrating drinks or water (2 liters approx).
  • Box Lunch (cereal bars, chocolates, sandwiches, fruits)
  • Hiking shoes and walking stick.
Private tour May – Sep.Oct. – April
  • Price x person
  • Price x person
2-3 peopleS/ —S/ —
4-6 peopleS/ —S/ —
*Departures only in private service (Group departures are subject to early booking to give option to join more people to the group)
  • Private transport from Huaraz to Portachuelo and from Cebollapampa to Huaraz.
  • Official trekking guide.
  • Entrance ticket to Huascaran National Park.
  • Pick up at your hotel ( between 4:30 to 5:30am).
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle (if necessary).
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  • Otros no especificados
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