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Hiking in Peru. 3 days hiking and trekking Huaraz - the most magical experience!

Hiking in Peru, there are a lot of great hikes you can do in Huaraz and I decided to hike Laguna Paron and the famous Laguna 69.

by luAbout Me:Traveling through South America and enjoying life! I live in London and have worked for various tech start-ups. In my free time, I enjoy reading, meditating, baking and am always up for a good party!! read more

South AmericaPeru2 days / May 2022

Highs & Lows

Hike to Laguna 69! The hike itself is incredible and the view of the Laguna is breathtaking.

The hike Laguna 69 is hard because of the altitude but don't worry - you can do it!

Itinerary Overview

I took the bus from Lima to Huaraz, which took about 10-hours. Huaraz is at an altitude of 3,052 meters (10,013 ft), so I decided to use my first day to acclimatize, make new friends and plan my hikes for the following 2 days.

The reason I traveled to Huaraz was to hike Laguna 69, which is at an incredible 4,500 meters (14,764 ft), so I decided to do a smaller hike first. With that, my itinerary was confirmed. 

On day one, I hiked Laguna Paron, a small trek that helped me to get better and faster acclimated. On my second day, I hiked to the magical place: Laguna 69. 

If you are reading this, I hope it will inspire you to go to Huaraz. Having traveled through South America and done my fair share of hiking in various countries, I have to conclude that hiking in Peru, specifically Huaraz & Patagonia were my favorite hiking destinations so far. 

So try yourself!!

  • Day trip: Paron Lake
    Hiking in Peru
  • 2 Nights: Lake 69

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have loved to stay a few more days and do more hikes in the area.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you plan on hiking in Peru, specifically Laguna 69, I would highly recommend doing at least one hike before to get used to hiking at high altitudes.

  • Packing tips?

    Comfortable clothes and shoes. Also to bring your own snacks for the road

  • Transportation Tips?

    Take the bus from Lima to Huaraz. I'd recommend using the bus company Cruz Del Sur.

  • Any surprises?

    The beauty of the place

  • Booking details?