Trekking in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru is ever increasingly in demand and sought after by a growing international audience of travellers, hikers and keen mountaineers alike. If you have ever visited the region and set eyes on the plethora of peaks and limitless trekking options, then you need not question why it is has such a formidable trekking and mountaineering reputation throughout the world.
The region boasts a wide range of trekking and mountaineering options catering for different abilities, with 70+ pristine snow-capped peaks over 5,500m and an abundance of aquamarine glacial lakes that change year-to-year, adding to the destinations diversity. Whether you prefer day-treks, multi-day camping excursions or gnarly razor-edge peaks, you won´t be disappointed.
The day-treks in the Huascaran National Park are simply breathtaking make no mistake. The Llanganuco Lakes and Lake 69 treks are the real stars of the show and the most sought after by tourists and travelers (watch more day treks). The surprisingly surreal colours of the lakes and views back down the vertiginous valley shrouded by the black menacing cliff faces, creates a true feeling of nostalgia and admiration for nature in its rawest form.
Amongst the most popular multi-day treks in the region are the Santa Cruz and Huayhuash excursions, providing hikers with an intensive but accessible tour into the heart of the mountain valleys. The trail runs through small indigenous villages, before cutting into the epicenter of the Cordillera Blanca, where you will be handsomely rewarded for your trekking efforts, with views of the picturesque Alpamayo. Mt. Pisco (watch video) is amongst one of the most accessible and attainable peaks at 5,570m and with relatively little technical climbing knowledge, an experienced guide and a good set of lungs, you will be in good shape for a successful attempt.
However, for the well seasoned and accomplished mountaineers there are plenty of challenging peaks that require a high level of technical ability and a no fear attitude. Alpamayo, Huandoy and Artesonraju are amongst the most challenging and pull in some of the most dedicated climbers from all nooks and crannies around the globe. The high altitude climber’s don´t miss out either, with a playground of 25+ peaks over 6,000m including the highest mountain in the earth’s tropics Mt. Huascaran, 6768m.
If you were worried about park restrictions and high entrance fees, rest assured. The entrance to the Huascaran National Park comes in at modest $25 for up to a month’s access and to date, there are no red tape restrictions on any of the peaks or paths. With the climbing season running from May through to September with long periods of dry and sunny weather, the window for summit attempts and optimal weather conditions for trekking alike are fairly limitless.
So now you know where to go for unbeatable trekking and mountaineering, but one question still remains – where to stay? Look no further as Llanganuco Mountain Lodge not only specialises in trekking and acclimatization, but also has an unrivalled location that you can´t compete with.
Llanganuco Mountain Lodge was built by brit, Charlie Good, with trekking, a love for adventure and a loathing for wasted time on tour buses at its heart. The lodge is now the NO: 1 trekking lodge and best situated trekking lodge in the Cordillera Blanca & Andes mountain range. Situated just 25 minutes walk from the entrance to the Huascaran National Park it is in an extremely privileged and unique location, which no other lodge can compete with making it the ONLY dedicated trekking lodge in the Cordillera Blanca.
Nestled amongst the giants of the range and towered over by the 3 highest peaks in the Cordillera Blanca, Llanganuco Mountain Lodge offers over 12 world-class day-treks from its very own doorstep, using local guides & resources. The lodge aims to provide clients with an affordable, comfortable and friendly service, whilst allowing them the time to explore the highlights of the region instead of wasting time on tour buses traveling to/from Huaraz.
If you are considering coming to the best destination for affordable, high-altitude mountain climbing and first-class trekking combined then Llanganuco Mountain lodge is the place to stay.
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