Laguna Llaca

The breathtaking road to Llaca lake

Laguna Llaca is an alpine lake with turquoise-green waters at an elevation of 4.467m (14,655 9ft) above the sea level, located in the province of Huaraz, in the Ancash region of Peru.

Located west of the city of Huaraz, in the Cordillera Blanca, within the Huascarán National Park, the road to the lake is totally unpaved. It’s called Carretera a Llaca. It’s a difficult road surrounded by snow-capped mountains. The rocks in the road here are huge and there are lots of massive ravines from water runoff. 4x4 vehicles with high clearance only.

Expect a trail pretty steep. Starting from 14A Road, the ascent is 15.8 km (9.81 miles) long. Over this distance the elevation gain is 651 meters. The average gradient is 4.12%. The summit features spectacular views of the snowy peaks which are already very close.

 

 

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