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Laguna 69 is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Peru and located outside of a town called Huaraz.
The hike to Laguna 69 is in the surrounding Huascaran National Park among the giants of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range.
On our way to the main attractions we enjoyed turquoise lakes, stunning white capped mountains, sweeping rock walls, glaciers, and water falls.
These 10 photos of Laguna 69 could never do it justice, but I’ll certainly try my best!
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The tourquise Llanganuco Lake
The Llanganuco Lakes from the starting point of the Laguna 69 trek
The first hour of walking is flat, in a valley and along rivers
Laguna 69 is the source of the waterfall, so we still have hours to go
The second plateau is a break between two long uphill climbs
Finally arrived at Laguna 69 and even got a little bit of sun!
Laguna 69 is still beautiful under the dark clouds
Heading back the way we came
A last shot of the valley before we leave
These photos of Laguna 69 really don’t do it justice.
Even after four months in Peru it still remains one of my favorite places in the country. The lake is such a unique color, and the climb is beautiful from start to finish.
Plus, if you visit Huaraz to hike to Laguna 69, you can also climb Nevado Mateo on another day trip from the city, do the four-day Santa Cruz trek through Huascaran National Park, or even take a super cheap $1 day trip to Wilcacocha Lake!
All of them are highly recommended, and I hope these 10 photos of Laguna 69 inspire you to make the trip to this beautiful part of the country 🙂
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