Santa Cruz Trek (04 Days/03 Nights)
Nestled in the white-peaked Cordillera Blanca range in the Andes, the classic 4-day Santa Cruz backpacking trip may be one of the most beautiful treks in the world. This trek winds its way through the valleys of the Cordillera Blancas while passing beautiful turquoise lakes on its way to the highest point on the trek, Punta Union.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights.
Altitude Between: 3,100 / 4,750 m.
Recommended time: January to December.
Route: Huaraz / Caraz / Cashapamapa / Paso Portachuelo / Yungay / Huaraz.
DAY 01: Huaraz – 3,100 m./ Cashapampa/ Ichiccocha lagoon – 3,900m. (L/D)
DAY 02: Ichiccocha/ Arhuaycocha Lagoon/ Taullipampa – 4,250 m. (B/L/D)
DAY 03: Taullipampa/ Punta Union Pass – 4,750m./ Cachinapampa – 3,600 m. (B/L/D)
DAY 04: Cachinapampa/ Vaquería/ Portachuelo Pass – 4,765 m./ Yungay/ Huaraz. (B/L)
DAY 01: Huaraz – 3,100 m./ Cashapampa/ Ichiccocha lagoon – 3,900m.
Departing very early in a private minivan, we will go to the North of the City of Huaraz visiting the indigenous villages of the Callejón de Huaylas and then we will arrive at the town of Cashapampa (aprox. 3 hours) At donkey driver and the donkeys will be fed and loaded with your equipment, we will begin the trek through a narrow valley at the beginning very close to the white river until arriving at the Ichiccocha camp, height 3,900 m (approx. 3 to 4 hours)
DAY 02: Ichiccocha/ Arhuaycocha Lagoon/ Taullipampa – 4,250 m.
This DAY we will continue with the trek, passing through the beautiful lagoons of Jatuncocha and Arhuaycocha, enjoying the spectacular scenery of the south face of the glacier covered Alpamayo and other peaks that surround us such as Artezonraju, Taulliraju, Quitaraju and then we will arrive at the Taullipampa camp height 4,250m. (approx. 4 to 5 hours).
DAY 03: Taullipampa/ Punta Union Pass – 4,750m./ Cachinapampa – 3,600m.
After breakfast we will continue with the trek and begin to climb up to the Punta Unión pass (4750 m), where we will be among the panoramic peaks of the Cordillera Blanca and the Santa Cruz and Huaripampa valleys, then descend to the Cachinapampa camp, height 3600 m (approx. 6 or 7 hours)
DAY 04: Cachinapampa/ Vaquería/ Portachuelo Pass – 4,765 m./ Yungay/ Huaraz.
In the morning we will pack up and walk through the community of Huaripampa until we reach Vaquería (2 hours). The muleteers say goodbye to us and return to Cashapampa; We will proceed in a private minivan passing through the pass of Portachuelo de Llanganuco (4,765 m) where we will make a short stop to enjoy the picturesque panorama of the stretch of mountains and valleys of the Cordillera Blanca, then descend through the Llanganuco ravine visiting the lagoons Orconcocha and Chinancocha. Then we will return to the city of Huaraz. Afterwards, a short break you will transfer to the bus station that will take you back to Lima.
- Trekking official Guide.
- Cook, Donkey driver service.
- Tourist transport to the starting point for walking and the end.
- Food during the expedition (5 foods, breakfast, Snack, Lunch, Box Lunch, Dinner).
- Camping equipment (sleeping tent, dining room, kitchen and bathroom, sleeping bag).
- Kitchen Team (kitchen utensils).
- Donkeys for the transport of luggage and food.
- First aid kit.
- Personal assistance.
- Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
- Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident etc.
- Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified.
- Peruvian Taxes.
- Personal clothes for Trekking.
- Tips (driver, guide, cook, muleteer).
- Entrance tickets for the trek.
*B= Breakfast L= Lunch D= Diner
Price in American Dollars, per person:
|TREKKING FOR ONE DAY||1 pax||4/6 pax||8/10 pax||12pax|
|Program TK 06: Santa Cruz Trek (04 Days/03 Nights)||699||384||532||300|