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Huaraz: Llanganuco Lake Day Trip

1. Huaraz: Llanganuco Lake Day Trip

Departing from Huaraz city, you’ll head to the northern part of the Callejón de Huaylas. When arriving at Carhuaz, you will visit its principal church and the main square. You will also have the chance to try the local-style ice cream prepared with fruits typical of the area. The route continues to the ancient city of Yungay, which was buried by an avalanche during the earthquake of May 1970. Next, head to the Huascarán National Park via Quebrada de Llanganuco. Here, you will make a stop at the Llanganuco lagoons. The first lake, Chinancocha, is located at the foot of Mount Huascaran. It is characterized by the intense green turquoise color of its waters and the thick forests that grow on its shores. The other smaller lake, called Orconcocha, is located at the end of the glacier valley, and its waters are light blue. If you choose the private option, you will enjoy a stop for lunch overlooking the lake. If you choose the shared option, a stop will be made at a local restaurant where you can buy lunch. The last stop will be in Tarica to see the local handicrafts. You will then return to your hotel in Huaraz.

From Huaraz: Guided Hiking Tour of Llanganuco Lakes & Entry

2. From Huaraz: Guided Hiking Tour of Llanganuco Lakes & Entry

Depart at 9am, takes place from our private tour from Huaraz, depart north direction to Llanganuco Lakes, which are located between the mountains of Huascaran and Huandoy, tour starts in Huaraz. Passing by several typical villages appreciating the beautiful white mountains of Huandoy, Huascaran, Hualcan, Copa and others. You can make a photo-stop from the various viewing points on the way. continue to Carhuaz 2650masl, Yungay the buried city holds history; a 7-degree earthquake took place in 31 May 1970 at 3:20pm, pieces of the Huascaran mountain’s north peak broke off and caused avalanche of mud and ice and in 6 seconds destroyed Yungay province. guided visit will take you around one hour, then start ascending the dusty road up to Llanganuco Lakes. start visiting the lakes Orconcocha and bird watching, Chinacocha Lake, here take alternative activities such as sailing with small boats, then continue waking along the nicest trail of Maria Josefa full of vegetation, where at the end the bus will be waiting and take to the countryside typical restaurant for lunch by their own, We come back the same way to Yungay then drive back to Huaraz

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