Peru Santa Cruz Trekking | Cordillera Blanca Huaraz, Peru
Santa Cruz trek, the most popular trekking trail in the Cordillera Blanca, in the Peruvian Andes; offering the chance to see the most important peaks of Peru like Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoys, Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Quitaraju and more.

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Day 01: Huaraz " Driver to Cashapampa " Llamacorral 3760m

After breakfast in the hotel we will start our trip Santa Cruz Trekking by private bus along the Callejón de Huaylas. This drive takes us through many traditional Andean towns. We will make our first stop in Carhuaz 2650m. Here you will find homemade ice-cream from local fruits. Then we will continue to the city of Caraz. From here we travel to the Cashapampa District to meet the donkey drivers and donkeys. After the donkeys are loaded with our camping equipment we will set out on the 5 to 6 hour hike to our first camp, Llamacorral 3760m.

Day 02: Llamacorral " Jatuncocha Lake " View Point of Alpamayo " Taullipampa 4250m

Today will be a full day of hiking for the Santa Cruz Valley and breathtaking vistas. After the breakfast we will begin the two-hour hike that will take us to Ichiccocha Lake and Jatuncocha Lake. later, we will arrive to Quisuar place, from here we continue for another 1 hour that takes us to the viewpoint of Alpamayo. From this, we can see the mountains Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Parón and Aguja. Try to resist maxing your camera’s memory card at this location because there is much more to come. one more hour of hiking will bring us to our second campsite, Taullipampa 4250m.

Day 03: Taullipampa " Punta Union Pass 4750m " Cachinapampa 3800m

After breakfast we will start santa cruz trekking at 8:00am. A three hours hike will bring us to the Punta Union Pass 4750m where we will have lunch while enjoying the splendid scenery. Complete panorama views of glaciated mountains, blue skies, and unique landscapes will be our companion during this high altitude picnic. After lunch we descend for approximately five to four hours to our camp Cachinapampa 3800m.

Day 04: Cachinapampa " Vaqueria " Return to Huaraz

After breakfast in the morning we will start going down for about 2 hours half to get Vaqueria, where will be waiting the private bus for us, to transport to Huaraz; we will be passing the Portachuelo pass 4750m here we will have a short stop to enjoy the splendid views of Huascaran, Pisco, Huandoy mountains. After enjoy this we will continue our travel until Yuraccorral, where we will have lunch, then we will continue our trip passing the Orconcocha and Chinancocha lakes of Llanganuco, then we will get the control of Parque National Huascaran " Santa cruz Trekking, where we will register. Then we will continue down to the valley until Yungay, then to Huaraz arriving at 3 or 4pm and transfer to Hotel.

Santa Cruz Trekking 4 days

Typical Day

4 days and 3 nights

Huascaran Mountain 6768m

Map & Directions

Asoc. 8 de diciembre S/N Vista Alegre. Piedras Azu, Huaraz, Peru 43
Points of Interest
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Age range, type of group

Groups, family, couple, singles, kids for all type of group.

Cordillera Blanca Climbing

Sleeping and meals

Camping, sleep in the tents

Huascaran Mountain, two peaks North and South


Edith Guillen  (View Profile)
HIGHSUMMITPERU is a small Peruvian travel company located in Huaraz City, Take the trail to adventure in one of the most astonishing and history rich countries in the world. HIGHSUMMITPERU will help you make your stay in Peru the most enjoyable and suitable program, for all our guest the most suitable trip in the Peruvian Andes. Many years’ experience knowledge in all aspects like security from Peru.

We are a group of young entrepreneurs; innovation and excellence are our main goals. With this philosophy, we have begun this beautiful project that allows the people without or with experience to have an adventure on the mountain. Our company is improving constantly updating the technical and social skills of staff.

We do so through the kinds of languages, rope rescue techniques courses, advanced courses in first aid. Courses for our staff we have programs for maintenance and renewal which assures you a safe journey. We are proud of our team, and ready to offer you a comprehensive and professional service to each of our clients. To get to know us staff Once in a life experience makes your dream in reality Walk to the majestic views of the Andes 6000 m

Edith Guillen
Asoc. 8 de diciembre S/N Vista Alegre. P

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USD $634 per trip pp
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