Llanganuco Mountain Lodge

What you need to know before arriving

Llanganuco Mountain Lodge is located in the Huaraz region, in heart of the Cordillera Blanca with brilliant access to the Huascaran National Park. Strategically situated amongst the giants of the range, the lodge has brilliant views of the highest peaks. With different arrival options available, below are detailed instructions as to how to get to the lodge.

TRANSPORT OPTIONS

Llanganuco Mountain Lodge can be accessed by several different means of transport. Below is a list of travel options and recommendations when arriving to the lodge.

BUS

Bus travel is relatively cheap and an easy way of travelling from Lima to the Cordillera Blanca. When travelling to Llanganuco Mountain Lodge from Lima, we recommend that you travel direct to Yungay on the Movil Tours Flatbed Super Cama service. The bus leaves the Javier Prado terminal at 22:40, arriving in Yungay at approximately 07:00. If you are travelling from the airport, you can board the bus in the Los Olivos terminal which is much closer than the other terminal. Upon arrival at Yungay we will have a pre-arranged taxi pick-up waiting to transfer you to the lodge.

PLANE

There are currently only flights on Tues, Thurs & Sat, that go from Lima to Anta airport with LC Peru. Flights take 45 mins & cost on average around US120 return depending on availability. Due to inclement weather, we only recommend using this service from May to September, as due to conditions it is possible that your flight may be cancelled or you may not be able to land. Upon arrival at Anta airport we will have a pre-arranged private taxi waiting to collect you to take you to your lodge (1hr30mins – PEN S/. 160 standard transfer or USD $160 deluxe 4×4 transfer). 

CAR

If you are arriving in your own transport, we advise you to leave in the morning to arrive before it’s dark (Lima-Hotel aprox 7-8hrs). Once you turn off the Pan American Highway there is limited phone coverage, and the dirt track from Yungay to the lodge is not sign posted. Please be aware that this isn’t the easiest form of transport to arrive at the lodge. We recommend downloading our PDF Driving Instructions, and saving the Google Map route to your mobile phone.

TAXI PRICES

Below is taxi price chart that indicates the transfer costs to and from the lodge, and to the treks trailheads that require transport. Choose from a standard Toyota Corolla or a more comfortable and luxurious 2017 Misubishi Montero Sport.

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LOCATION

Llanganuco Mountain Lodge is located in the Huaraz region, in heart of the Cordillera Blanca with brilliant access to the Huascaran National Park. Strategically situated amongst the giants of the range, the lodge has brilliant views of the highest peaks. The nearest major city is Huaraz from where the bus companies arrive and depart, with the airport just a 30 minute taxi ride from the city centre.

LODGE AMENITIES

Llanganuco Mountain Lodge has a total of 4 rooms, a bar, restaurant and reading library. The lodge has acres of open space, and a beautiful lawn terrace with hammocks and seating for enjoying the impressive mountain views.

WIFI

There is wifi at the lodge in the common areas, but given our location the connection is not as fast as it is in the city.

ELECTRICITY

All rooms have lighting from 4pm to 8am, and are powered with solar energy. Devices must be charged in the hotel bar as there are no plugs in the rooms.

CASH

Please bring cash as there are no withdrawal facilities after leaving Huaraz. We accept both Peruvian Soles and US dollars. You will need cash for taxi transfers to/from airport/bus terminal, trailheads and local guides.

PETS

Unfortunately to respect all guests and maintain a peaceful environment at the lodge, we do not allow guests to bring animals to the lodge.

PHONE / TV

There is limited mobile phone reception due to our location. We do not have televisions at the hotel or in the rooms.

CHECK IN / OUT

Check In: From 14:00
Check Out: Before 11:00

HOUSEKEEPING

Housekeeping is included in the room rate, and rooms are checked daily. If you require your bedding to be changed or fresh towels please let us know.

LAUNDRY

We charge 5 soles/kilo & dry clothes in the open air to save energy.

FRONT DESK

We have a 24-hour front desk, 7 days a week.

WATER

All water at the hotel is drinkable and comes directly from our mountain spring.

KIT LIST

Below is a list of kit recommendations to make sure you are properly equipped for your adventure in the mountains.

  • 2 x Wool liner socks
  • 2 x Wool trekking socks
  • 1 x Trekking boots
  • 1 x Long johns
  • 1 x Trekking trousers
  • 2 x Long sleeve tops with high collar
  • 1 x Lightweight fleece
  • 1 x Waterproof jacket with hood
  • 1 x Waterproof trousers
  • 1 x Warm wool/fleece hat & gloves
  • 1 x Wide brimmed hat
  • Expedition backpack > 60L
  • Compass & map (GPS)
  • Whistle
  • Wash-kit
  • Trekking poles
  • Water-holder
  • Water sterilisation
  • Wash-kit
  • Pen knife
  • Insect repellent
  • Ziplock bag + toilet paper
  • Sunscreen + Lip-salve
  • UV Sunglasses
  • Camera + charging devices

WEATHER

The dry season is from April to October, with the best months for weather and trekking typically being from May – August. During this period you will typically experience hot sunny days with impressive views of the peaks and cold night skies filled with stars. The wet season starts from December through to March with the highest precipitation levels in January and February. Below is a chart indicating average monthly temperatures, daily rainfall and daily sunlight hours.

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