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Santa Cruz Trek 4 Days

Santa Cruz Trek 4 Days

Santa Cruz Trek 4 Days

from $ 520.00


Santa Cruz Trek 4 Days,

This adventure promises a perfect blend of challenging mountain trails, stunning alpine scenery, and the exploration of high-altitude ecosystems, providing a comprehensive Andean trekking experience, The Trekking Santa Cruz 4 Days – 3 Nights offers an immersive and challenging journey through the heart of the Cordillera Blanca Santa Cruz 4 days, providing a rich tapestry of natural beauty, cultural encounters, and high-altitude adventure.

Trekking Santa Cruz 4 Days.

This BEST Santa Cruz 4 Days, spectacular hike where you can see the snow-capped mountains and crystalline lakes ,while walking through the beautiful towering peaks: Huascarán, Alpamayo, Taulliraju, Huandoy, Chacraraju and many others in the glacial canyons of the first National Park and Mountain Biosphere Reserve of Peru.



  1. Punta Union Pass: Challenge yourself with the ascent to Punta Union Pass, a high-altitude crossing that rewards with stunning panoramic views of the Cordillera Blanca.
  2. Alpine Scenery: Immerse yourself in the diverse landscapes of the Cordillera Blanca, from alpine meadows to glacial lakes, each day unfolding new and captivating vistas.
  3. Camping in Scenic Settings: Set up camp in beautiful locations like Paria, Taullipampa, and Llamacorral, providing a close connection to the natural surroundings.
  4. Glacial Lakes and Valleys: Trek alongside glacial lakes and through scenic valleys, witnessing the pristine beauty of high-altitude ecosystems.
  5. BEST Santa Cruz 4 Days,: Explore the unique ecosystems of the Andes, encountering the diverse flora and, with luck, spotting wildlife adapted to the high-altitude environment.
  6. Cultural Immersion: Interact with local communities along the trek, gaining insights into their traditional ways of life and experiencing the warmth of Andean hospitality.

Trip Details

  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • altitude: 4750 m.a.s.l
  • Distance: 52km
  • Difficulty: Moderate /Level of effort:
  • Season: March / October
  • Temperature: -6°C / +22°C
  • Starting Point: Cashapampa

Summary 4 – Days Santa Cruz Trek,

Day 1: Huaraz – Cashapampa (2900 m) – Llamacorral (3800 m)
Day 2: Llamacorral – Trekking to Taullipampa (4250 m)
Day 3: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass (4750 m)
Day 4: Huaripampa – Vaquería – Portachuelo Pass (4650 m) – Huaraz (3100 m)


Day 1. Huaraz - Cashapampa (2900 m) - Llamacorral (3800 m)

This day we will departure with private transport to the valley of the Santa River, as far down as Caraz and then along a narrow route toward the Santa Cruz Valley. where we will have nice view of the farmers cultivate the green fields, but agriculture is very difficult here.

We arrive to Cashapampa village (2900 m) where our trek begins and our local team is waiting: porters, donky whose pack animals will carry our baggage from now on. we Starting trekking in the way where we have the nice view of landscape. After approximately 4½ hours of trekking, we arrive at our campsite in Llamacorral.

Day 1 Santa Cruz Trek 4 Days,

  • Distance: 9.200km/ 5.7166ml
  • Elevation: 860 m/ 2821.52 ft
  • Hiking time: 3 to 4  hours
  • Meals:  lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping

Day 2: Llamacorral - Trekking to Taullipampa (4250 m)

Our cooks will wake you up around 5:00 am with a cup of hot coca tea as you take your time to repack and get ready for the nutritious breakfast that will be served around 5:45 am after we climb via Santa Cruz and pass alongside the lakes of Ichiccocha y Jatuncocha.

At the edge of the trees, the lupines enchant us with all colors of blue. This is a paradise for the local ducks! Next we go to Lake Arhueycocha (4450m), which is also the departure point for climbing Alpamayo.

We enjoy a fantastic view of the peaks of Alpamayo 5,947 msn, Quitaraju 6,040msn, Artesonraju6,025 msn,Many people believe that the white pyramid of Alpamayo is the most beautiful mountain in the world! Camp at Taullipampa 4,250 m. Overnight Camp.

Day 2 – BEST Santa Cruz 4 Days,

  • Distance: 7 km/ 4.349ml
  • Elevation: 490 m/ 1607.61ft
  • Hiking time: 5 to 6hours
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping

Day 3: Taullipampa - Punta Union Pass (4750 m)

At first it‘s an easy climb through meadows, but the trail soon becomes dry, rocky and steep. This trail was used from pre-Inca times to get to Punta Unión, We will climbing up to the Punta Union pass 4,750, will take about 2 hours.

Then have the amazing view of the mountains,like Taulliraju and Huandoy, Huascarán, the Pucajircas, Artesonraju and many others. The descent is also steep and passes through the beautiful high mountain landscape of the lakes of Morococha. We finally get to the valley of Huaripampa where we camp for the night.

Day 4 – Cordillera Blanca Santa Cruz 4 Days,

  • Distance: 10Km/ 6.213ml
  • Elevation: 1150 m/ 3772.9ft
  • Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping

Day 4: Huaripampa - Vaquería - Portachuelo Pass (4650 m) - Huaraz (3100 m)

After descending through the forests and whitewater rivers of the Huaripampa Valley, we pass through a typical village of the high Andes, Vaquería. The farmers here raise small animals and some crops.

At this elevation there are still flowers, and their colors brighten the landscape. From the village we climb to Portachuelo de Llanganuco Pass, 4650 meters, where you will have fantastic views of several mountains covered in snow.

And with a bit of luck, we‘ll be able to see vicuñas! These timid relatives of llamas graze at elevations of 5500 m; it’s not surprising that these animals produce the finest wool in the animal kingdom, tired and happy, we arrive at the hotel.


Day 4 -Trekking Santa Cruz 4 Days.

  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours walk
  • Bus : 67 km. ( Vaqueria – Yungay – Hz)
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch


  • Peruvian trekking guide
  • Cooks and helpers from 6 people
  • All meals during the trek.
  • camping equipment
  • Donkey driver and donkeys
  • Camping tents (2 persons)
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • oxygen kit
  • Your personal luggage allowance to put on the horses (Max. 7 kgs / 14 lbs per person) – days 1 to 3
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food without extra cost)
  • Transportation as tour schedule / Huaraz

No Included

  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • First breckfast
  • Last Dinner
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park  (S / 60.00)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel, accident and evacuation insurance
  • Personal equipment
  • Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Sleeping bag (recoment have 15 °c)
  • walking stick
  • extras not mentioned in the program.


  • We recommend bringing a backpack of 25 or 30 liters, but if you like to can bring a daypack or any size of the backpack as long as you feel comfortable with it.
  • Sleeping bag at least minus 15°C. If you don´t have one, you can rent from us for US 18 dollars for the whole trek.
  • walking sticks – We recommend for people with problems of knees, ankle, or you are used to using hiking poles. If you do not have one, you can rent a pair of trekking poles for US 15 dollars from us.
  • Here more Information of National Park PNH

What To Bring

  •  Wool hat or beanie, Scarf, Gloves
    • Sun hat, Sunglasses, Sun cream
    • 3 t- shirt, if you have long sleeve better
    • layers (sweater, fleece)
    • 2 pairs of long pants if you have leggings, you can do on leggings
    • Hiking shoes
    • 3 pairs of wool socks
    • Rain gear (Pants, jacket, if you do not have you can buy a rain poncho) is crucial, especially for the wet season.
    • A small headlamp
    • A small towel
    • Shorts
    • Toothbrush and other personal toiletries
    • Toilet paper
    • Insect repellent
    • Sandals / Flip flops
    • Waterbottle
    • Swimwear
    • Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, nuts, energy bars, e
    • Extra Cash in Soles

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