Santa Cruz Trek & Climbing Yanapaccha 5460madmin
Day 01: Huaraz – Driver to Cashapampa – Llamacorral 3760m
After breakfast in the hotel we will start our trip Santa Cruz Trek by private bus along the Callejón de Huaylas. This drive takes us through many traditional Andean towns. We will make our first stop in Carhuaz 2650m. Here you will find homemade ice-cream from local fruits. Then we will continue to the city of Caraz. From here we travel to the Cashapampa District to meet the donkey drivers and donkeys. After the donkeys are loaded with our camping equipment we will set out on the 5 to 6 hour hike to our first camp, Llamacorral 3760m.
Day 02: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – View Point of Alpamayo – Taullipampa 4250m
Today will be a full day of hiking for the Santa Cruz trek Valley and breathtaking vistas. After the breakfast we will begin the two-hour hike that will take us to Ichiccocha Lake and Jatuncocha Lake. later, we will arrive to Quisuar place, from here we continue for another 1 hour that takes us to the viewpoint of Alpamayo. From this, we can see the mountains Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Paron and Aguja. Try to resist maxing your camera’s memory card at this location because there is much more to come. one more hour of hiking will bring us to our second camp site, Taullipampa 4250m.
Day 03: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass 4750m – Cachinapampa 3800m
After breakfast we will start santa cruz trek at 8:00am. A three hours hike will bring us to the Punta Union Pass 4750m where we will have lunch while enjoying the splendid scenery. Complete panorama views of glaciated mountains, blue skies, and unique landscapes will be our companion during this high altitude picnic. After lunch we descend for approximately five to four hours to our camp Cachinapampa 3800m.
Day 04: Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – Km42 – Moraine Camp of Yanapaccha
After breakfast in the morning we will start going down for about 2 hours half to get Vaqueria, where will be waiting the private bus for us, to transport to Huaraz; we will be passing the Portachuelo pass 4750m here we will have a short stop to enjoy the splendid views of Huascaran, Pisco, Huandoy mountains. After enjoy this we will continue our travel until KM42, where we will have lunch, after 1 hour and half driving, we will start to walk the Moraine Camp of Yanapaccha for about 3 more hours with the Guide help, we will check our climbing gears to leave ready for the next morning, dinner and overnight at (4900m/16072ft).
Day 05: Moraine Camp – Yanapaccha Climbing summit (5460m/17908ft) – Moraine Camp
This day we will have breakfast early around 03:00hours, then around 03:30hours we will start climbing, 30 minutes over the rocky path to get the snow, after that we will climb up to the Yanapaccha summit for about 3 – 4 hours over (5460m/17908ft), where we will enjoy the nice mountain views around like Chacraraju, Pisco, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Contrahiervas, Huandoys, etc; after that we will start descend to the Moraine Camp, after of the Lunch, we will descend to Curva KM42, there will be waiting our private car to picks up us and immediately back driving to Huaraz, passing the same valley of Llanganuco, arriving to Huaraz around 5:00 pm approximately. Transfer to the Hotel