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Trekking Santa Cruz 4 Days – 3 Nights

23 reviews
Trekking Santa Cruz 4 Days – 3 Nights

Trekking Santa Cruz 4 Days – 3 Nights

23 reviews

Overview

The Santa Cruz trek is one of the famous trek in the Cordillera Blanca, visited by hikers, climbers, cyclists and mountain runners coming from different parts of the wold. It is located northeast of Huaraz, in the northern part of the Cordillera.

Highlights

 

This trek is one of the most popular treks in the Cordillera Blanca, the hike around this subtropical mountain range passes through impressive landscapes of uncommonly beautiful mountains, frequent lakes and glaciers.Santa Cruz Trek is one of the classic treks in Huaraz -Perú.

 

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

Itinerary

Day 1. Huaraz - Transfer to the village of Cashapampa (2900 m) - Trekking to 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.
Overnight Camp.

  • 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.

  • Distance: 11.500km/ 7.1457ml
  • 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.

Overnight Camp

  • Distance: 9.100km/ 5.654ml
  • Elevation: 1150 m/ 3772.9ft
  • Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Accommodations: camping

Day 4: Huaripampa - Trekking to the village of Vaquería. Transfer by van over Portachuelo Pass (4650 m) - Transfer to 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.

Overnight Huaraz.

  • Distance: 9.100km/ 5.654ml
  • Hiking time: 4 to 5 hours walk
  • Bus : 67 km. ( Vaqueria – Yungay – Hz)
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch

Included

  • 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.

Recommendations:

A backpack to carry water, some snacks, a camera, sunscreen, valuable things, Jacket, rain gear, etc. 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.

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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