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)
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.
Santa Cruz Trek Season 2024
From: USD 340.00 per person
Referential amount in EUR 320.75