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Fixed Departures 2024

Ulta - Santa Cruz Trek (6 Days)

Duration: 06 days
Highest point: Punta Yanayacu Pass 4850 m.
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.


Day 1: Huaraz - Ulta Valley – Hualcapampa The transport takes us to the Ulta valley where we begin the hike to the first campsite in Hualcapampa.
» Hiking time: 3 to 4 hours approx.
» Campsite: Hualcapampa

Day 2: Hualcapampa - Yanayacu Pass (4850 m.) - Molinopampa (3650 m.).
This day we begin to zigzag up to the Yanayacu pass, from where we will have an impressive view of the Cordillera Blanca, then we begin to descend to the camp.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Molinopampa 3650 m.

Day 03: Molinopampa (3650 m.) - Colcabamba (3500 m.) - Paria (3850 m.)
This day the hike is lighter since we will not climb any pass, we will only go through the entire valley, where we pass through the towns of Chalhua, Calcabamba, Huaripampa, and the view of the snowy Chacraraju, later arriving at the campsite.
» Hiking time: 5 - 6 hours approx.
» Campsite: Paria (3850 m.).

Day 4: Quebrada Paria (3810 m.) - Taullipampa (4250 m.)
This day we will go through the Punta Union pass 4750 m. from where you have an impressive view of the Cordillera Blanca.
» Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours approx.
» Camping: Taullipampa (4250 m.).

Day 5: Taullipampa (4250 m.) - Llamacorral (3760 m.)
This day we deviate from the route to a viewpoint where we can observe the south west face of the snowy Alpamayo. Later on, continuing the route. We pass through the Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha lagoons further on, arriving at the campsite.
» Hiking time: 5 to 6 hours approx.
» Camping: Llamacorral (3760 m.).

Day 6: Llamacorral – Cashapampa – Huaraz
This day we will only descend along the Santa Cruz valley, later arriving at the town of Cashpampa where our transport awaits us for the transfer to Huaraz.
» Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours approx.



  • 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 2024

  • Price according to the number of people.
  • Please contact us for more information.

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