Llanganuco Lakes (Lagunas Llanganuco) Tours

Llanganuco Lakes (Lagunas Llanganuco)
Never in your life have you witnessed such an intoxicating shade of turquoise. Here at the mesmerizing Llanganuco Lakes in Huascaran National Park, twin dollops of turquoise water shine brilliantly against the snowcapped spine of Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. The first lake, Chinancocha, has rowboat rentals for enjoying a view of the mountains from out on the water, and the second lake, Orconcocha, has a loop trail that offers spectacular views of the lake and surrounding peaks. The tallest mountain in Peru, Huascaran, is visible from Llanganuco Lakes, which themselves are 12,631 ft (3,850m) where the air can feel thin when hiking. Even if you’re simply just standing by the water, there’s a sense of enchantment and mountain slope magic surrounding these lakes and this valley, where rugged cliffs rise in all directions as they seem to explode from the lakeshore. On tours that depart from Yungay or Huaraz, visitors will also make stops in villages and towns while en route to the lakes.

Insider's Tip: Try to visit early in the day to get the best colors in photos.

Practical Info

Since the Llanganuco Lakes are at such high altitude, be sure to bring jackets and winter clothes—even when visiting in summer. Be aware of the dangers of trekking at altitude and know the signs of altitude sickness, and by going with a guide you can experience much of the beauty you might otherwise miss.
Address: Llanganuco Lakes, Huascaran National Park, Peru
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Lake Llanganuco Day Trip from Huaraz

Discover the stunning alpine scenery and unique villages near Peru’s Lake Llanganuco during this 9-hour sightseeing trip. Travel beneath the region's towering Huascaran Mountain, stretching 22,000 feet (6768 meters) into the sky, exploring local towns like Carhuaz, Yungay, Taricá and Caraz. As you travel you’ll get to tour historic city squares, sample ice cream made with local fruit and stroll the shores of picturesque Lake Llanganuco. A guide, site entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are covered.
  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Duration: 9 hours
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4-Day Trekking Around Llanganuco Santa Cruz

Hike the Santa Cruz Trek from Vaquería to Cashapampa on a 4-day adventure that includes hiking equipment, guides, meals, and donkeys to transport your gear. Starting at the higher-altitude Vaquería trailhead means less climbing overall and saves you the steep hike out of Cashapampa, and you’ll have spectacular views from Punta Union Pass as you descend into the Santa Cruz valley.
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Duration: 4 days
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Llanganuco Full Day Tour

Explore the beautiful Llanganuco Lake in the heart of Cordillera Blanca on this full-day tour. Hike through the snow-capped mountain region to reach the Llanganuco Lake where you can ride a horse to take a small boat around the lake. Then, head to Yungay to explore the ancient buried city and take some photos before heading back to Huaraz.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Day Trip: Lake 69 Trek from Huaraz

Hike to Laguna 69, or Lake 69, on a full-day trip from Huaraz that includes round-trip, private transport to the remote starting point in Huascaran National Park. The windy, rough road to Laguna 69 means that private transport can be a more comfortable alternative to sharing a crowded van—especially if you're prone to motion-sickness—and you’ll have the flexibility to pause for breakfast and photos along the way.
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Duration: 1 day
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Mountain Biking to Llanganuco Lake from Huaraz

Descend a spectacular series of switchbacks from Portachuelo Pass on a Huascaran National Park mountain bike tour, riding from 15,640 feet (4,767 mt.) to the valley city of Yungay. Round-trip transfers from Huaraz saves you an epic climb to the pass—as well as the hassle of arranging transport to the remote spot—and you’ll have views across high peaks, glaciers, and brilliant lakes throughout the day.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Full-Day Llanganuco Lakes Private Tour from Huaraz

Visit the turquoise-blue waters of the Llanganuco Lakes on a private full-day tour from Huaraz. If you love hiking and nature then this is the perfect adventure for you. Take a guided tour of the buried city of Yungay, admire the beautiful mountain scenery, and follow your guide to the Maria Josefa trail for a 4-hour trek through the lush vegetation.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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