Santa Cruz Trek - 4 Day Trekking-Tour

Tour/Activity in Huaraz, Peru

About this activity

The 4-day Santa Cruz Trek is famous for crossing the Cordillera Blanca mountain range.

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Day 1

Huaraz - Llamacorral

Drive from Huaraz to Cashapampa at 2,900 meters. The mules carrying our equipment are already waiting here. Your hike starts with an ascent through a narrow gorge. Soon the valley opens up, from where you can take a first look at the snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains. Your first camp will be near a river. M/A

Information about the program: approx. 8.5 kilometers, max. altitude: 3,750 meters, approx. 5 hours

Day 2

Llamacorral - Taullipampa

Today you start with a simple hike through the valley to Taullipampa. After some time you will reach the beautiful lakes Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha, which will impress you with their turquoise water. An optional but recommendable detour leads you from Quisuar in zigzag on a narrow path uphill to the valley of Arhuaycocha and on to the Alpamayo base camp at Arhuaycocha Lake. F/M/A

Important information: approx. 8 kilometers, max. altitude: 4,100 meters, approx. 4-5 hours

Day 3

Taullipampa - Paria

From the tent camp at Taullipampa, the trail climbs steadily for 2.5 to 3 hours on a path until you reach the Punta Union Pass at an altitude of 4,750 metres. You will be rewarded with a magnificent view of the surrounding snow-capped peaks of Rinrijirca, Pumajirca, Artesonraju and Taulliraju. We continue steeply downhill into the wonderful gorge of Huaripampa. Your overnight camp today is on a plateau. F/M/A

Important information: approx. 13 kilometres, max. altitude 4,750 metres, approx. 7 hours

Day 4

Paria - Huaraz

The path leads you down to the village of Huaripampa. Then it goes uphill for another hour to the settlement of Vaquería (3,600 metres). Your driver will take you over the Llanganuco Pass. Enjoy the fascinating panoramic view of the peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. A view of the turquoise twin lakes of Llanganuco rounds off the wonderful panorama. Arrival in Huaraz in the afternoon. F/M

Important information: approx. 7 kilometers, max. altitude: 3,900 meters, approx. 4-5 hours)

Not included in the price: * Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day. * Sleeping bag (can be rented on site for a fee)

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