The trail began 3900m above sea level and the laguna is located in an altitude of 4600 meter. I found it rather easy, but the majority of the group I was in did not manage to go all the way because they troubled with the altitude. I spend two hours going up, and went down a bit faster. The area is beautiful. Along the trail you see waterfalls, glaciers and several lagunes. The color of laguna 69 is incredible. It was a quite good spot for a lunch break.
I can definetely recommend this hike if you are not afraid of altitude! It is a trip where you are surrounded by the beauty, and where you get to feel that your heart is beating.
During the walk you have a view of Peru’s highest mountain mount huascaran.
Today I was supposed to have been to the chavín ruins, but last night I was told that the your was cancel. They are restoring the ruins…
Instead I did a tour to Nevado Pastoruri, which is a glaciers in the altitude of 5.240.
The tour was borring. I spent way too much time waiting. I got picked up at 8 am. It took one hour to leave huaraz, maybe 30 in the bus to Catac where we had 30 minutes at a restaurant. In the park we stopped to see water with gas that bobbled, agua de 7 colores, and some cactuses called Puya Ramundi. The stops in the park were ok.
The glacier was beautiful, and it was an easy walk to get there.
We left the glacier at 2 pm, had 40 minutes in the same restaurant as in the morning, and reached huaraz at 5. I would have loved some more walking, instead of bus travel and restaurant stops.