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Laguna 69 Day Trek
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Laguna 69 Day Trek

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Beginning easy, this beautiful trek passes by alpine meadows and beside a river. The trail then ascends up along switchblades to reveal majestic waterfalls and streams.<br><br>You'll enjoy views of two smaller lakes before your final ascent up the valley. After a steep incline up the mountain, you'll finally reach the renowned azure waters of laguna 69!
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Reiner K wrote a review Nov 2019
6 contributions2 helpful votes
A quick and entertaining 45 minute drive from Huaraz. This was my first solo hike of my time in Peru and thus made me slightly intimidated as other travel blogs said that the trail was quite difficult. I arrived for the hike having already spent 2 weeks in high altitudes around Arequipa and Cusco, thus I found the trail tough but not extremely difficult as others had said it would be. It took me an hour 20 to do the fast course. The sections with "ropes" or chains as they actually were was fun and a good challenge, but I can understand for some that these might be uncomfortable and thus taking the longer trail makes more sense as there are fewer rope sections. The laguna itself is beautiful and a great quick day trip idea; I was headed back to Huaraz on the 2 o'clock bus!
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Date of experience: November 2019
Oriolekam wrote a review Oct 2019
Macau, China142 contributions33 helpful votes
I was told that the hike to Laguna 69 was "a route of sweat", but I ensure you that the hike to churup was much harder. The hike was all the way up, which I mean REALLY walking up the mountain for 2 9 or 3 hours without walking down or just a bit before the last hard climb. The hike is TOUGHER than Laguna 69 not only because you have to hike at 4000m, but the last section of the route you have to climb up big rocks with black rope attached. I thought it was just 1 or 2 section of rock climbing, but NO, expect to climb for 4-5 sections. And it was REALLY a climb and if unfortunately you miss the rope, you will FALL OFF FROM THE MOUNTAIN. as a Asian with 1.63m, my legs and arms are not long enough to reach some part of the rope, so have to climb with both hands and feet. After this section, continue walking until you reach a stream, cross over and climbed along the stream. Finally, you will see the stunning, amazing, super tranquil and beautiful lake with 7 colors in front of you. Note: *TO SKIP THE CLIMBING OF ROCKS, there is another way to walk all the way up the mountain and reach the lake at the other side. It is much higher and longer, but is much easier. *there are much much fewer people so you could really enjoy the quietness and peace there *I could not say 69 or churup which one is better, because they are both beautiful in different way. 69 got blue lake and very near the snow mountains, while here is absolutely like a paradise that never been discovered, full of color and tranquility. *bring SUGAR to fuel you up with the hard climb, and WATER. *Don't bring too much things, lightly equipped as you have to climb.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Ernesto83 wrote a review Sep 2019
Kamloops, Canada25 contributions7 helpful votes
This is an excellent acclimatization hike just outside of Huaraz, Peru. The laguna is a beautiful destination and a bit of a challenge. It is a steep hike and the laguna is at 4,450m. Well worth the effort.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Chelsea N wrote a review Aug 2019
Coogee, Australia60 contributions14 helpful votes
I loved this hike. I was constantly looking around at the incredible views, and the view of the lake and snow capped mountains behind is magnificent! I’d also class it as medium, and probably difficult for those who have just arrived and haven’t yet acclimatised or done any other hikes recently.
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Date of experience: August 2019
danijelabrecko wrote a review Aug 2019
Ljubljana, Slovenia10 contributions
Laguna Churup is situated on altitude of 4450 meters under mountain Churup (5.470m). The route is in the beginning quite easy (of course if you don't carry to much weight), in the end of the route you must climb two short uphill and you will soon see the beautiful laguna. We overnight there in the tent. During the night was very cold (- 10 degrees), however, very good for acllimmatization
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Date of experience: August 2019