Day Hikes Near The Lazy Dog Inn

Just walk out the door and take a casual stroll down a country road or a vigorous hike into a steep walled canyon to see the giant glaciated peaks of the Cordillera Blanca.  There are day hikes near by that are perfect for all age groups and fitness levels.  You can also run kilometers (miles) of trails without traffic at high altitude. 

Sample Day Hikes (all hiking times estimated)

Quebrada Llaca, Huascaran National Park

Time Required Roundtrip: 6-8 hours if walking from Inn or 2hrs w/taxi 

Total Distance: 15 km roundtrip if walking

Transportation required: optional

Taxi Cost: 100 Soles one-way, 180 soles round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate hike, most of the uphill is from LDI to the park entrance 

Elevation Gain: 850 meters to lake and 550 to entrance of valley

Loop/Variations: No, hike is out and back

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 Soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Quebrada Cojup

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Time Required Roundtrip: 4 hours from trailhead to the end of the valley. Trailhead to LDI estimated 1 hr

Total Distance: 14 km roundtrip from entrance, distance from Inn to entrance is 10 km

Transportation required: useful to have ride to entrance and back to Inn

Taxi Cost: 70 Soles drop off, 140 round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate to difficult

Elevation Gain: 835 m from LDI

Loop/Variations: Trail returning from lake varies if desired

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Laguna Churup

QuebradaLlaca

Time Required Roundtrip: 8-9 hours if walking from Inn or 1.5 hrs w/taxi to the trailhead and 5 hrs on the trail 

Total Distance: 15 km roundtrip if walking

Transportation required: optional

Taxi Cost: 100 Soles one-way, 180 soles round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate hike, most of the uphill is from LDI to the park entrance 

Elevation Gain: 850 meters to lake and 550 to entrance of valley

Loop/Variations: No, hike is out and back

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Quebrada Quilcayhuanca

Time Required Roundtrip: variable, up to 8 hours if to small lake beyond valley split, 2 hours to ruins. Taxi recommended to trailhead. Walking time to LDI from trailhead estimated 3 hrs.

Total Distance: variable, estimate that average hiker travels 4km/hour

Transportation required: useful to have ride to entrance and back to Inn

Taxi Cost: 100 Soles drop off, 190 round trip (4 passengers max)

Level: Moderate

Elevation Gain: varies upon your destination, up to 1000 m

Loop/Variations: see description, trekking possible

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

Quebrada Shallap

Time Required Roundtrip: 7-8 hours from the Pitec Parking area for the Churup Lake. Walking time to LDI from trailhead estimated 3 hrs. (All hiking times are estimated based on your fitness, acclimatization level and weather conditions)

Total Distance: 18-20 km, estimate that average hiker travels 4km/hour

Transportation required: useful to have ride to Pitec and back to Inn

Taxi Cost: 70 Soles drop off, 140 round trip (4 passengers max) to the Pitec Parking area

Level: Moderate

Elevation Gain: 650 m

Loop/Variations: No

Entrance Fee/Money Required: Yes, 10 soles day fee or 65 soles for longer trips

Combine with Other Trip? No

 
 
 

 

                            

 

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