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Cordillera Blanca Hikes

Sunrise on Huascaran Peak

The Cordillera Blanca is full of all walks of all sorts including Multi-day Treks and proper Mountaineering. The selection of day trips below offers options for every level of fitness. Most can be done on your own but logistics are easier as Day Tours from Huaraz. If you don’t want to take a tour, Churup is the easiest to arrange transportation without renting a car.


Quebrada Ulta hike (6hrs)

Churup Lake

Only 3km but it’s a climb! (3.5hrs)

Lake 69

The famous blue (5 hrs)

Llaca Lake

Hike (6hrs), or not

Mateo Glacier

Short mountaineering route (2–3hrs)

Parón Lake

Altitude with optional hiking (1hr)

Pastoruri Glacier

Glacier & Puya Raimondii (1hr)

Text © Heather Jasper

Image by Heather Jasper