It is located in the Huascaran National Park, which is north of Lima. The hike to Lagoon 69 is an unforgettable experience in which you can observe gigantic landscapes decorated with waterfalls, rivers, vegetation and the snow-capped mountain peaks that belong to the Cordillera Blanca of Peru. To get there you have to walk for about 3 hours.
Campo Santo de Yungay
Campo Santo de Yungay was once one of the most beautiful towns in Peru, to which one of the most remembered tragedies in Peru’s history happened.
In 1970, an earthquake not only destroyed everything around it, but also caused a great flood that buried the town and its 10,000 inhabitants, today it is possible to visit this place and learn more about its history. You can also observe the gigantic rocks left by the alluvium.
Visiting the base of Nevado Pastoruri is an experience not to be missed, where you can see one of the fastest receding glaciers in Peru, as well as incredible landscapes around the imposing mountain and the gigantic chunks of ice resting in the glacier’s lagoon.
Churup Lagoon is located a few kilometres from Huaraz, in the Ancash region. It is the most easily accessible lagoon from Huaraz, it has hues ranging from deep blue to emerald, a range of colours protected by the mountains that can be seen around it.
It is situated at over 4,000 metres above sea level, from the lagoon you can also see the incredible snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra.
This is considered the largest lake in Cordillera Blanca. Lake Parón offers impressive views of different snow-capped mountains such as Artesonraju, Piramide, Huandoy Norte, Chacraraju, Paria and Pisco.
You can get to know it by visiting its viewpoint, or you can take a walk of approximately 3:30 hours along the shores while you can observe the waterfall and its vegetation.
Chavín de Huantar
This is an archaeological site in Peru. It was the centre of the chavin culture, it was built by the chavin culture more than 2200 years ago.
Being the most important of the Ancash depsrtament, this great architectural work had two temples, of which some of its parts are still preserved with two temples, the chavin culture is considered one of the oldest known in South America. In which you will find a mysterious network of labyrinths.
This is located 25 km north of Yungay. The lagoon is located within the Huascaran National Park, it springs from the snow-capped peaks of Huascaran, Huadoy, Pisco, Yanapaccha and Chopicalqui.
The real name of the lagoon is Chinaconcha (female lagoon in Quechua), and it is separated from the next lagoon called Orconcocha (male lagoon in Quechua). At the lagoon you can take good photographs while acclimatising to the altitude of the Andes.