Don't make the same mistakes as us - we made way too many.
Beautiful but touristy.
The hike to Laguna 69 can be a bit challenging, particularly if you're not accustomed to the altitude, but it was also undoubtedly the most beautiful hike we've done so far.
If you're looking for a relatively easy hike to acclimatize to the elevation, Wilcacocha Lake is a good day trip to start exploring the area around Huaraz.
If you're looking for an authentic experience in the Amazon, volunteering is the best way to contribute to conservation, save money, and share a unique story.