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Fixed Departures 2024
Season 2024 Group Service

Santa Cruz Trek (4 Days)

Classic trekking in Cordillera Blanca

The Santa Cruz trek explores three important valleys of the Huascaran National Park: Santa Cruz valley, Huaripampa and Llanganuco.

During the 4 days you will walk in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca enjoying a beautiful view of the Andean landscapes, passing through ancient Inca trails surrounded by quenuales forests and exotic high Andean flora; as well as rivers with crystalline waters, lagoons and the impressive view that the "Punta Unión" pass offers us of the snow-capped mountains of the Cordillera Blanca such as: Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Taulliraju, Chacraraju, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Huascarán, among others.

Duration: 04 days / 03 nights
Distance: 42 km.
Best Travel Time: May to September (dry season)
Highest point: 4.750 m / 15,617 ft (Punta Union Pass)
Difficulty: Moderate


Day 01: Huaraz - Vaqueria - Paria (3850 m)
Transport to vaqueria This day we will crossing the Portachuelo pass (4760 m.) Later arriving at a dairy where the muleteer awaits us to transfer the equipment. from this point we start the hike to Paria.
» Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours approx.
» Campsite: Llamacorral (3750 m)

Day 02: Paria - Punta union pass (4750 m) Taullipampa (4250 m)
This day we start very early since this day is the longest and most difficult day where we will have a unevenness of 900 m. to the Punta Union pass. From where we will have a view of the snow-capped mountains: Quitaraju, Taulliraju, Artesonraju, Huascarán, Contrahierbas, etc. further on we began to descend to the Taullipampa Campsite.
» Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours approx.
» Campsite: Taullipampa (4250 m)

Day 03: Taullipampa - Laguna arhuaycocha - Llamacorral (3750 m)
This day we will be able to appreciate the Alpamayo snow-capped southwest face (5970 m) later during the hike we will be able to appreciate the Ichicocha and Jatuncocha lagoons and the Caraz, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Alpamayo snow-capped peaks.
» Hiking time: 7 to 8 hours approx.
» Campsite: Cachinapampa (3750 m)

Day 04: Llamacorral - Cashapampa - Huaraz
This last day we will have a short hike to Vaquería where our transport awaits us for the transfer to Huaraz.
» Hiking time: 2 to 3 hours approx.

Cashapampa to Vaqueria: The starting point of the trek can be changed prior coordination or at the client's request.



  • Transportation: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of the trek, and from the end of the trek to your hotel in Huaraz.
  • Camping equipment: Good quality mountain tents (2 people per tent), mattresses, dining tent, kitchen tent, dishes and kitchen utensils, tables and chairs.
  • Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner (option for vegetarians or vegans).
  • Guide: Certified trekking guide (English or Spanish) another language by request.
  • Cook: Trained cook to prepare varied and healthy dishes.
  • Arriero: In charge of loading the donkeys and driving them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys depends on the size of the group. You can carry up to 6 kg of personal items that will be loaded onto the donkeys. During the day you will only carry your personal backpack.
  • Emergency horse: 1 horse will accompany the group in case of emergency.
  • First aid kit.

Not Included:

  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park (See Rates )
  • Personal trekking equipment: sleeping bag (it is possible to rent in Huaraz), trekking shoes or boots, waterproof jacket and/or pants, poncho, backpack, flashlight, etc.
  • Additional expenses: as a result of leaving the trek early, as a result of emergency rescue and/or evacuation, extra food or drinks in the villages, medical treatment.
  • Breakfast the first day and dinner the last day.
  • Tips.

Price & Departures

Santa Cruz Trek Season 2024

  • GROUP DEPARTURES: USD 340.00, per person. (Group 04 to 08 participants).
  • PRIVATE SERVICE: Price according to the number of people, contact us.

GROUP DEPARTURES 2024 Guaranted Departure
  • 02 jul - 05 jul 2024 | USD 340.00, per person (8 spaces left)

From: USD 340.00 per person
Referential amount in EUR 316.2

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