Santa Cruz Trek 4D/3N

Description

Santa Cruz Trek 4D/3N

The Santa Cruz Trek explores three important gorges of the Huascarán National Park: Quebrada de Santa Cruz, Huaripampa and Llanganuco. Huaraz is situated between the mountain ranges Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra in the north-west of Peru and has an altitude of 3052 meters. After the 1970 earthquake, the city was rebuilt in American style. The streets are wide with concrete block boxes. That might not sound very charming, but Huaraz is definitely worth it! The city is an important starting point for trekking and adventure tours in the region. The town is perfect for the climbers, there are many climbing shops and many fellow hikers. Also, Huaraz is very well known for the Huarascán mountain, which is the highest mountain in the tropics at an altitude of 6,768 meters.


Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral

Transfer with private transport in the morning from Huaraz to Cashapampa (2900 m). Here we will start with our 4/5 hours walk towards the camp site at Llamacorral which lays on 3750 meters.

Day 2: Llamacorral - Taullipampa

This day we start walking very early. During the walk, we can enjoy the lagoons Ichicocha and Jatuncocha and the snow-capped Caraz, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Alpamayo. We will arrive in the late afternoon at our campsite in Taullipampa (4250m).

Day 03: Taullipampa - Punta Union - Cachinapampa

The third day will be the most difficult day since the walk is going up-hill until the Punta Unión pass at 4750 meters. From here we will have a beautiful view of the snowy mountains: Quitaraju, Taulliraju, Artesonraju, Huascarán and Contrahierbas. Later we will continue to our campsite at Cachinapampa (3750m).

Day 04: Cachinapampa - Vaquería - Huaraz

This last day we will have a short 2/3 hour walk to Vaquería where our bus will bring us back to Huaraz.

Photos

Santa Cruz Trek 4D/3N
Santa Cruz Trek 4D/3N
Santa Cruz Trek 4D/3N

Practical Information

Leaving: Special departure dates may apply - Contact us for more information.
Transport: Tourist Bus
Duration: 4 Days
Price: Contact us
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Day Pack
  • Trekking boots
  • Rain Jacket or a Poncho and, or rain proof pants
  • Backpack
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Extra water and snacks
  • Hat or Cap to protect you from the sun or the cold
  • Sun Block
  • Camera
Included
  • Transportation
  • Camping equipment
  • Meals
  • Guide
  • Muleteers and donkeys to accompany the group and carry equipment
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank
  • Entrance tickets to the Huascarán National Park.
Not Included
  • Personal trekking equipment: Sleeping bag (can be rented with Dos Manos)
  • Extra drinks and snacks
  • Breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day
  • Tips for guide
Additional Options:

There are also longer treks starting from Huaraz. Contact us about more trekking options.



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