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Day Hike: Laguna Llaca (4,474m)

Hike Overview

This awesome hike to the llaca lake Offer breath-taking view about: green lush llaca valley, Peruvian endemic polilephis tree, stunning view of western face of mount Ranrapalca at 6162m/20,217ft and ocsapalca, as as soon as we reach the top of the last hill the view is exiting the lake to the bottom, ahead it huge moraine accumulation and incredible view of glacier to the background, where we will rewarded by the spectacles of the nature.

Length Full Day Hike
Grade Moderate
Altitude Max: 4475m/14,678 ft.
Time 2 – 3 hours walk

Brief itinerary

Huaraz – llaca bridge 4200m – llaca Lake at 4474m – llaca refuge – Huaraz.

Itinerary Description

Superb view to Llaca Valley & Ranrapalca Glacier

Begin our day hike when we pick up with our private transportation from your hotel and we drive up to Llaca Valley head of Huaraz about 1:45 hours driving by car; on the way up we will pass by mountain villages of marian and cachipampa, where the land is used for agriculture and grazing cattle, as soon as we turn the curve we entrance into llaca valley suddenly appear toward background an enormous snow-capped peak of mount ranrapalca, Where we will have the first option to focus panorama picture into the quenual forest.

then we continuing driving along the giant granite rock walls in each side, through the quenual forest, abundant lupines and others Andean flowers & bushes until the brige on the middle of the valley, from where we start walking up we toward the lake llaca, at the first part of the path we will walk up on pleasant grass valley, with gradual ascend, with fascinating view to the valley ahead.

As soon as we reach the top of the steep hill to be sure we will be rewarded by the nature with impressive and superb view to the bottom about green milked lake, head of it huge rock moraine, massif glacier field and stunning peaks hanging to the background peaks of ranrapalca and ocsapalca, where we will be able to clicking the panorama photos. Descend at the shores the lake at 4475m; there we will take break to enjoy amazing view having lunch.

Descent will be traversing toward the mountain hu, where our private transportation is waiting us to back Huaraz.

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