Pisco BC to Laguna 69 Trek
The Pisco BC to Laguna 69 trek is a challenging hike that takes you to the most breath-taking area of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range. We spend the night near the base camp of the most popular climbing peak of Pisco mountain. The second day we hike to the well-known beautiful turquoise colored Laguna 69 which is located just below the high mountain peaks of both Pisco and Chacraraju mountains.
Tour duration 2 Days
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Strenous
Group Size Medium Group
- Optimal acclimatization tour
- Sleep at Pisco Base Camp
- See the famous Llanganuco lakes
- Unique turquoise blue Laguna 69
- Beautiful views in the Cordillera Blanca
The Cordillera Blanca is the largest mountain range of Peru with 31 peaks over 6,000 meter high. More than half of the Peruvian highest 6,000m peaks are here, including the highest mountain (Huascaran) and the most beautiful mountain (Alpamayo) of Peru. The Pisco BC to Laguna 69 trek starts from the famous Llanganuco valley and is one of the most popular treks from Huaraz.
You are healthy and have a good condition. The trail is not too difficult but has some steep sections.
The best trekking season in the Andes is from April to October, with rainy season in between. It is usually sunny and warm during this time. Due to the altitude, the nights can be quite cold (to minus 5 ° C).
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- Transports according to itinerary
- Qualified and experienced guide (Spanish/English)
- Porter (only for group equipment)
- All meals during the trek
- Camping equipment
- First aid kit and oxygen
- Bottled water, alcoholic drinks
- Personal equipment
- Entrance fees to Huascaran National Park
- Medical care and insurance
- Emergency rescue or evacuation
- Travel insurance
- Tips (optional)
Huaraz - Pisco BC
You are picked up in your hotel and we drive north following the course of the Rio Santa that divides the Cordillera Blanca in the east and the Cordillera Negra in the west. We pass traditional Andean towns and enjoy the magnificent view of the high peaks of the Cordillera Blanca range including Huascaran (6768m), Peru’s highest mountain. As we enter the Huascaran National Park, we continue our drive up this beautiful valley to reach Cebollapampa (3900m) where we start the hike up to Pisco Base Camp. This hike will take about 3 to 4 hours of steep ascending while we walk at a steady pace until we reach the Pisco base camp (4600m). We spend the night close to the Refugio Pisco Lodge.
Driving time: 3 hours / Hiking time: 4 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch, tea time, dinner
Pisco BC - Laguna 69 - Huaraz
On the second day we hike to the Laguna 69. We take a nice trail that traverses the valley. As we hike at high altitude we have great panoramic views enjoying awesome scenes of the surrounding peaks. Laguna 69 is a beautiful blue lake sitting just below the spiraling peaks of Chacraraju (6145m) and Pisco (5752m). After spending time at the lake we hike down to Cebollapampa where our transportation waits to drive us back to Huaraz.
Hiking time: 7 hours / Driving time: 3 hours
Meals included: Breakfast, packed lunch
You spend the night in two or three person tents. On request you can also book a bed in the Refugio (mountain hut).
During the trek we pay attention to a healthy and high-calorie diet. For lunch, a box lunch is served. We can prepare vegetarian dishes on request.
We use minivans or comfortable 4×4 off-road vehicles, depending on the group size.
It is not possible to hire donkeys for the trek. You have to carry your personal equipment and lunch box. The guide and porters carry only the group equipment. It is possible to hire extra porters on request.
- Mountain backpack
- Sleeping bag
- Hiking poles
- Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen (min factor 40)
- Well-worn in trekking shoes or boots
- Comfortable clothes (quick dry), trekking trousers, fleece
- Thermal underwear for the night
- Warm fleece or down jacket
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Water and extra snacks
- Water purification pills
- Toilet paper
- Extra money