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Hike Portachuelo to 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.

  • Full Day
  • Medium to hard. Up to 7 hours physical activity.
  • Briefing and last information a day before.
  • Departure time: 4:00am
  • End of tour: 18:30 approx.
  • All Year


Moderate, the highest point in this hike is Mirador Portachuelo (4750m/15,580ft)


You are in a place with all cleaning and biosecurity protocols.


It means that social distancing on the tour is a natural thing.


All guided tours in Spanish and English. Groups could be mixed.


From $ 35

Program details: Day Hike Portachuelo Laguna 69


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's included?

Services included in the program:

  • Private transport from Huaraz to Portachuelo and from Cebollapampa to Huaraz.
  • Trekking guide, english speaking.
  • Basic first aid kit.

Not included:

  • Bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz.
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz.
  • Food during the tour, I recommend you bring a box lunch or snack.
  • Huascaran National park entrance fee (15 soles peruvians - 30 soles foreigns).
  • Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance.

Prices according to number of people Please contact us for more information.


14 to 18


(Price x person)


US $ 35

  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 14 to 18 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.


Price x person

02 people US $ 100
04 peopleUS $ 80
06 peopleUS $ 60
08 peopleUS $ 40
  • If you want to take this PRIVATE SERVICE, you can book up to a week before the date (subject to availability).
  • If you are a group of friends or family of 4 people or more, we recommend that you try to organize your experience in PRIVATE SERVICE, because you only know the health situation of your circle of friends and/or family.

Group departures programed:

We can start a new departure date based with minimum 2 people.


Hotels, bus before/after trek?
We can also organize transfers, hotels in Huaraz or other cities, packages in the rest of the country etc. If you would prefer more services, from the airport in Lima for example or a complete Peru travel package, please let us know.

How to book the full day?
FIRST: To make a booking, please email us to check availability and receive customized booking form.
All clients will need to fill out a passenger details form. Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We need the following information:

  • Personal information (Full name, exactly as on your passport):
  • Gender and passport number
  • Nationality and date of birth.

SECOND: We require a deposit of 50% per person. You can make your payment by VISA/Mastercard/Dinners or another cards (payment link) or Wester Union (request our data).

Important for group departures!
  • If you book in advance we find the other participants for the date you choice. (Group Service considerate from 14 to 18 participants) We open a new group minimum base on 2.
  • For booking validation you should deposit a 50% of total price, and rest 50% you pay when you arrive to Peru or Huaraz.
  • Dear visitors you should know that our company is available to provide wherever information regarding our trip, for detailed information you should request us and we will reply as soon as possible, because we have an expert guide available.
  • Our trek rates can change according the book time or number of participants, contact with us for more information please.

Information for a better experience during the trek


Packing list for trekking in Perú

During the treks in Cordilleras Huayhuash or Blanca you will fill your backpack just enough. Clothes, sleeping bag, accessories depending of the tour duration.


Altitude sickness in Perú? Travel tips

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