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Santa Cruz trek
4 days

This very popular trek ascends the Santa Cruz Valley and crosses the Punta Union Pass at 4750m, below spectacular peaks of the Cordillera Blanca and skirting turquoise glacial lakes. Beautiful Andean wildflowers are prolific during the trekking season.
Length: 4 days
Grade: Easy to Moderate. Up to 6-7 hours physical activity each day. Some exposure to heights
Pre-trek Briefing: The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
Start: 7:00am Huaraz
Finish: 15:00 aprox. in Huaraz
Departs: April to October

Join a scheduled departure or book a private or custom trip with dates to suit you.

Tour details:

Program

Walking up to the first camp Llamacorral
Day 01: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral (3800m/12464ft)
Duration: 3 hours (by car) 4 - 5 hours (hiking)
You are picked up at your accommodation and begin the journey with a spectacular scenic drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley to the village of Cashapampa 2900m which is the starting point of the trek (3 hours drive). There are opportunities for photo stops along the way. From Cashapampa we start to ascend steeply for about 2 hours and then the track levels out, we climb steadily along the Quebrada Santa Cruz to camp at Llamacorral 3750m. 5 hours walk.

Mount Alpamayo viewed from the Mirador Alpamayo
Day 02: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha – Taullipampa (4200m/13776ft)
Duration: 5 -6 hours
An easier hike up the Santa Cruz valley to our camp at Taullipampa 4250m. 5 hours walk. It is generally flat and we ascend just the last hour towards the camp. We walk past the beautiful Jatuncocha Lake. Our camp is situated near at the base of the beautiful nevado Taulliraju Mountain and we are also surrounded by other peaks such as Paria, Artseonraju, Rinrijirca, Quitaraju and Alpamayo.

3st day, walking up to the highest pass Punta Union (4750 masl)
Day 03: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4750m/15580ft) – Cachinapampa
Duration: 7 - 8 hours
We ascend steadily for about 3 hours on a good trail to the Punta Union Pass 4750m. We can feel the effects of the altitude as we reach the pass. From the pass we have very close views of the big mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. From the pass, we have a long descent passing two small lakes and then coming down into the Huaripampa Valley to camp at Cachinapampa 3800m. about 8 hours walk.

Cachinapampa our last campsite.
Day 04: Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – Huaraz
Duration: 3 hours (hiking) 4 hours (by car)
An easy walk down the Quebrada Huaripampa Valley where we pass by many farm houses and see a lot of local people, children, sheep, caws, goats and donkeys on the path. We then ascend for about an hour to Vaqueria 3700m 4 hours walk. We take our private transport over Portachuelo Pass 4767m and then down the steep zigzag road to the beautiful lakes of Llanganuco. We then return to Huaraz. About 4 hours drive.

Trip Includes:

  • All in-country transport during trip, including transport to and from the Lima airport.
  • Bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz.
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz.
  • Professional, English speaking guide for acclimatization activities and trek.
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip.
  • All entrance fees
  • All camping & cooking equipment which is not included in the gear list
  • Donkeys
  • Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and toilet tent
  • First aid kit
  • Celebration banquet at the end of trip ( PACHAMANCA – a Peruvian traditional food)
Not included:
  • International flights to/from Lima and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment (check gear list attached)
  • All food and drink during in-town days with the exception of the Celebration Banquet
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance
What to take
  • You will only carry a daypack with whatever you require for that day's walk. All you need is appropriate clothing, a good pair of walking shoes or hiking boots (and a spirit of adventure with a good dose of endurance for this trip!!).

Prices: full private service
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The prices could vary according to the dates of travel, eg Easter holidays or Independence Day of Peru.



Prices: Group departure (only for trekking tour)
US $ 280 per person
* Departure confirmed with minimum 4 people

Map of the tour





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