Portachuelo – Lake 69

2Days 3,

Program Overview

This is one of the best and easiest trekkings in the Peruvian Andes. We will discover the Portachuelo de Llanganuco and Lake 69, located in one of the most impressive areas of the Cordillera Blanca. This tour takes a minimum of two days and promises the most impressive high mountain landscapes.

From Portachuelo de LLanganuco (4,765m) the mountain panoramic view is truly impressive. We descend to Cebollapampa to spend a pleasant camping night, the next day we walk towards the Lake 69; this route allows us to make a short diversion to the Broggi glacier between the peaks of Chacraraju and Yanapaccha.


Day 01: Huaraz – Portachuelo (4,765 m) Bus 3½h / Portachuelo – Cebollapamapa (3,900 m) 4h

Leaving Huaraz city heading for the north of the Callejon de Huaylas we arrive at Yungay (2,500m) 1h, and begin to ascend toward the Cordillera Blanca by a zig zag road to the Llanganuco valley to visit the Orkoncocha and Chinanacocha turquoise lakes and continue towards the highest point, Portachuelo de LLanganuco (4,765m). The splendid views of the snow peaks are truly impressive: Huascarán Norte (6,650m), Huascarán Sur (6,768 m), Huandoy (6,395m), Chopicalqui (6,345m), Pisco (5,752m), Yanapaccha (5,460m. From the Portachuelo we begin the trek 3h. Descending toward the Demanda valley we arrive at the Mirador from where the mountains view is even more impressive. We continue descending towards Cebollapampa to set up our camp in a pleasant and wide quenuales forest beneath the glaciers.

Day 02: Cebollapampa – Lakes 69 (4,400 m) 3½h  / Cebollapampa – Huaraz (3,100 m) Bus 2½h

Today we walk towards the head of the Demanda valley and begin the ascent towards Lake 69 (4,400m) 3 ½h, at the base of the impressive peak of Chacraraju. On the way back and depending on the group decision there is an option to make a short diversion towards the Broggi (4,500 m) glacier and then to return to our camp in Cebollapampa to take a vehicle back to Huaraz 2½h

The price includes

  • Transportation to the beginning or the ending of the trek to Huaraz
  • Full Accommodation during the trek
  • Tent for two, dining room-kitchen tent
  • Trek guide, cook, muleteers, donkeys
  • First-aid kit
  • Oxygen
  • Communication equipment

The price doesn´t include


  • Entrance ticket to the Huascarán National Park: US$ 20.00
  • Personal equipment: Sleeping bag, warm clothes, etc
  • Meals for the days not included in the trek
  • Anything that was not specified


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