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Hiking Santa Cruz, Cordillera Blanca Trek, Peru

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 - 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 120 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 190 US Dollar (USD)

Santa Cruz Trek is the most popular trek in the Cordillera Blanca due to the incredible mountain scenery including snow-capped peaks, turquoise lakes, and beautiful meadows. Our company Peru Bergsport gives the best opportunity for those who want to do in short days for many reasons. The 45 km hike is not particularly difficult (rated moderate) so long as you have acclimatized for a few days in Huaraz. The altitude along the trail ranges from 2,900 m to 4,750 m. Due to a large number of trekkers, this trail attracts in the peak season there are now established campsites and pit toilets at regular intervals along the route. You can walk the trail starting at Vaqueria (4 hours by minivan from Huaraz). But independent travelers may prefer to commence at Vaqueria since there is a daily bus from Huaraz with Peru Bergsport organized minivans, where you can get your tickets, with allowing sufficient time to trek to the campsite on the first day and get a good start on the high pass the following day. At the end of the trek, you can catch one of the early afternoon buses out of Cashapampa.

Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral.
We will leave Huaraz around 7 am from your hotel and drive along the callejon de Hualas passing several villages of Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz, then continue to the trail head Cashapampa 2900 masl, where we will meet our donkey drivers, after to prepare and leave thing for pack the arrieros we will start hiking up by narrow and hot valley, we will go up for about 2 hours, then we will have lunch down the tree’s shadow, then we will start going up moderate almost flat area to the first camp Place Llamacorral at walking time from lunch area is 2 hours more so total hiking time is about 4 hours . Overnight camping at Llamacorral 3760 masl. Approx 5 km.

Day 2: Llamacorral - Taullipampa.
After the Andean breakfast in our campsite we will hike along the valley moderate enjoying the beautiful lakes called Ichicocha and Jatuncocha turquoise lakes, we will arrive at nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar, then after it we will go up to the Alpamayo south base camp, then after to take pictures we will return short walk then continue for few hours to the next camp place called Taullipampa camping at 4200 masl walking time approx 6 hours, about 8 to 9 km.

Day 3: Taullipampa - Huaripampa.
After the Breakfast in the Camp site taullipampa we will start our hiking around 7 am, after 3 hours hiking up in the zig-zag path we will reach the Punta Union pass at 4750 masl, from here we will have spectacular views from the mountains such as Taulliraju, Paria, Artesonraju, and others and beautiful lake of Taullicocha then continue hiking down to Morococha lakes pass them and arrive to Cachinapampa Camp place after 4 hours hiking down form Punta Union Pass, camping at 3850 masl walking time is approximately 8 or 9 hours, 12Km aprox

Day 4: Huaripampa - Vaquería - Llanganuco Valley and return to Huaraz.
After the last day breakfast in the camp site, we start hiking along the valley down to Huaripampa then turn to right side and climb small part for about 40 minutes to get vaqueria, here our minivan will be waiting for us to take us to Huaraz though a road now crosses the Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass (4,750 m), The road leads up to the pass through quinoa forests and meadows before opening out as we approach the lakes will be another place to have your camera ready as the lovely Llanganuco Valley comes into view. You will also see the east flank of Huascaran with both North and South peaks providing the backdrop to a vista that will include the Huandoy group (6,395 m), Chopicalqui (6,354 m) and the awe-inspiring Chacraraju (6,112 m). we will descend down into the Llanganuco Valley. At the roadhead we will be driven out of the National Park to Huaraz, where we will stay overnight. Our final night in Huaraz should provide an excellent opportunity to toast a successful trek.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Santa Cruz trekking tour includes services since your hotel in Huaraz until back to your hotel:
- Transfer in/out with public Minivan
- Official Local Hiking Guide
- Donkey Driver
- Donkeys for Camping and Food supplies
- Sleeping Tent for two
- Sleeping Mattress
- Complete food 3B/4L/3D.

Price Excludes:
- Huascaran National Park entrance fees (S/ 65.00)
- Sleeping Bags
- Mineral Waters
- Personal Medicines
- Warm Clothes.

About This Supplier
Location: Peru
Joined InfoHub: May 2008

M18167 adventure travel company stablished in 1998 in Huaraz, actually operating as local tour operator and final destiantion of your tours destination without intermediating, to keep prices cheap for all your summer vacation travels around Peru. Our operation places are mainly Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash,...

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