Santa Cruz Trek - Cordillera Blanca

Group size
2 - 12 people
Experience level
4 days
50 miles
one of the most popular trek in the cordillera blanca range, with two highest passes over 4700m. as punta union 4700m. and portachuelo pass 4750m. during this trek we will see many mountains such as Huascaran at 6768m. the highest peak in Peru

About the trip

For this trek is necessary be acclimatized 1 o 2 days in huaraz or hike tours

Day A. acclimatization day

Day 1: Huaraz 3,090m. – Cashapampa 2,900m. Llamacorral 3,700m

Day 2: Llamacorral – Alpamayo Base Camp 4,250m. – Taullipampa 4,200m.

Day 3: Taullipampa – Punta Union pass 4,750m. – Cachinapampa 3,700m.

Day 4. Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – llanganuco – Huaraz

Note: if you like we can arrange at your arrival and departire from lima airport.
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Huaraz 3,090m. – Cashapampa 2,900m. Llamacorral 3,700m
After the breakfast in Hotel drive to Cashapampa 2,900m. where our donkey drivers will be waiting for us , then we will start hiking by narrow valley ,we will go up for about 2 hours , then we will start going up moderate almost flat area to the first camp place Llamacorral at 3,700
Llamacorral – Alpamayo Base Camp 4,250m. – Taullipampa 4,200m.
In the morning we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha turquoise lakes ,We will have lunch at the place called Quisuar ,after we will go up to the Alpamayo south Base camp then to take picture we will return short walk and continue to next camp place Taullipampa
Taullipampa – Punta Union pass 4,750m. – Cachinapampa 3,700m.
We will start our hiking around 8:00 after 3 hour hiking up we will reach the punta union pass at 4.750m. from here we will have spectacular views the next mountains Taulliraju ,paria ,artesonraju and contrahierbas ,then continue hiking down to paria and cachinapampa camp
Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – llanganuco – Huaraz
After the breakfast in the morning we will start going down for about 1 hour half and 30 minutes for go up to vaqueria where our private bus will be waiting for us ,then transport to Huaraz . Before to llanganuco lake we will arrive to portachuelo pass at 4,800m. from here we will have amazing views of Huascaran north ,south ,chopicalqui ,huandoy peaks,pisco ,yanapaccha after we continue going down to llanganuco lake where we will have lunch then continue toward control of Huascaran National Park Yungay Huaraz
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- Acclimatization tour to Churup lake (4450m)
- Guide for trekking
- Cook
- Donkey Drivers
- Donkeys
-Complete food during the expedition (breakfast, all snack, lunch and dinner)
- Private transfer during the expedition
- Logistic camping equipments (bi-personal - - tent, kitchen tent, dining tent with table and chairs, utensils kitchen, etc)
- Emergency horse more than 4 people
-Taxi from station bus – hotel ( Huaraz )
- Huascaran National Park entrance
- First aid kits

Not included

- Sleeping bag
- Hotel Lima Huaraz
- Ticket bus Lima Huaraz / Huaraz
- Mattress
- Tips
- Personal trekking gears
- Meal in Huaraz
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