We pick you up in your hotel and drive into the heart of the Huascaran National Park to visit the famous twin crystal blue lakes of Llanganuco (named Chinancocha and Urconcocha). We eat picknick lunch at the lake and have time to enjoy views of Huascaran, Huandoy and Yanapaccha mountains.
Then we drive up a spectacular zig zag road to the top of the Portachuelo pass (4767m) for more amazing close mountain views.
On the way back to Huaraz we stop to visit the memorial Campo Santo in Yungay. The town of Yungay was completely destroyed in the earthquake in 1970. The earthquake caused a massive avalanche of rock and ice from the west wall of Huascaran which reached devastating speeds as it dropped over 3 vertical kms on it’s way to Yungay 14kms away. The town and almost all it’s 20’000 inhabitants were buried. The site is now a memorial with flower gardens and monuments to the thousands who perished.
What is included
- Transport and Driver: From Huaraz to the starting point of your activity, and from the finishing point of your activity back to Huaraz. We use prived transport, minivans, and other types of cars, depending on the size of the group
- Food: Picknick lunch
What is not included
Entrance fee of 10 Soles, breakfast, snacks, soft drinks or water, medical treatment, travel insurance, tips, additional expenses as a result of leaving the trip early, additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation.
- Small daypack
- Sun protection: sunscreen (factor 40 minimum), hat, sunglasses
- Trekking or sport shoes
- Comfortable clothes
- Waterproof jacket / or rain poncho
- Water bottle and snacks
- Toilet paper
Missing something? We can provide you with everything you need for a great days expeditions, Please check each trip for detailed pricing information or contact us for a customized trip and you can fully enjoy!!