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Hike to Llaca Valley & Ranrapalca Glacier


Laguna llaca at 4474m  on the background Ranrapalca glacier -      Photo: THANK YOU TO Sharon & David

Time:  Full Day
Grade: Easy to Medium
Altitude Max: 4500m/14,764ft

The Llaca Valley is located northeast of Huaraz at 4500m, the well-known training place of the Peruvian Mountain Guides Association, where just last year was built the new beautiful Refugio. Ideal place for a acclimatization day, hike rated as easy to medium suitable for the first day walk. This hike gives you option to experience the Andean lifestyle and enjoy the nature mountain adventure. The valley is surrounded by a lot of vegetation and magnificent glacier mountains like Ranrapalca and Ocshapalca, we also visit the glacier lake Llaca lake just bellow of these mounatins.

Our IT team will pick you up at your hotel then drive up for about 1.5 hours. Along drive we pass traditional Andean villages Unchus and LlupaVillage meeting local quechua people on their traditional lifestyle, enjoying view of reach farmlands and see people working the land still by their hands with simple farm utensils.  As we enter into the Llaca valley comes into view the impressive, breathtaking face of Ranrapalca 6162m/20,217ft.

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Lupinus at Llaca Valley                                                                              Walking along Llaca Valley

There is an option to start hiking just at the entrance of the valley ascending along valley up to the Llaca lake OR  continue drive up to the refugio, where  start our hike ascending up to the top of the valley close to the glacier. Along hike we see several of the rock climbing routs, and abundant vegetacion   lupines (Taulli) plants quenual tree and flowers. Then on the way down we traverse along the top of the moraine to the Ranrapalca Lake. Where the view of the mountain area even better close up. We will spend time at Ranrapalca Lake 4474m/14,678ft enjoying the landscape surrounded and having lunch. Finally, decent down to our trailhead starting point where our private car will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz. 7 – 8 hours total.

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