Trekking Santa Cruz

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A 4-day adventure on the Santa Cruz trek, the most famous route of the Cordillera Blanca. It is located within the Huascarán National Park, filled with turquoise lagoons and snow-capped peaks over 5000m high.

Day 01: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral (3,760m/12,336ft)

After breakfast in the hotel, you will board our private bus, and drive along the Callejon de Huaylas, north of Huaraz. Passing by different traditional Andean villages, we will make our first stop at Carhuas (2650m), to enjoy a delicious homemade ice-cream. Then, we will continue our journey, passing by the city of Caraz, and arriving at Cashapampa, where the donkey drivers will be waiting for us. From there, we will start a 5 to 6h hike to our first camp, Llamacorral. Overnight camping at 3760m. 

Day 02: Llamacorral – Jatuncocha Lake – View Point of Alpamayo – Taullipampa (4,250m/13,944ft)

After breakfast, we will begin a 2h hike, that will take us to the turquoise lakes of Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. Then we will head to the beautiful site of Quisuar, and from here we will continue hiking for about 1 hour to reach the viewpoint of Alpamayo. From there we will enjoy great views over the mountains of Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Paron and Aguja. We will hike another 1h to get to our second campsite, Taullipampa. Overnight camping at 4250m.

Day 03: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4,750m/15,584ft) – Cachinapampa (3,800m/12,467ft)

After breakfast, at 8am, we will hike for 3h to reach the Punta Union Pass (4750m). We will have lunch at a site with breathtaking views over the peaks around. Then we will hike down for about 4-5h to the camp of Cachinapampa. Overnight camping at 3800m.

Day 04: Cachinapampa – Vaqueria – Portachuelo pass (4,750m/15,645ft) - Huaraz

After breakfast, we will hike down for about 2h30 to reach Vaqueria, where our driver will be waiting for us. We will have a break at Portachuelo pass (4750m) on the way, and enjoy great views over the mountains of Huascaran, Pisco, and Huandoy. Then we will continue our travel, stop for lunch at Yuraccorral, then pass by Orconcocha and Chinancocha lakes of Llanganuco, then to the Huascaran National Park control, and down to the valley until Yungay, and finally Huaraz; arriving around 3-4pm. Transfer to your hotel.

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