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13-day Santa Cruz trek, Peru

Edwin, IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide, wants to take you on this 13-day Santa Cruz trek (with Pisco and Chopicalqui ascents) in Peru!

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Cordillera Blanca

13 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




I want to invite you to this 13-day Santa Cruz trek in the Cordillera Blanca of the Peruvian Andes, where we will explore and discover some of the most stunning views of South America!

During this 13-day adventure, we will combine a thrilling trek with a non technical climb of the Pisco mountain (5,752 meters) in order for participants to acclimatize properly and prepare for the demanding climb of the Chopicalqui (6,354 meters).

The Santa Cruz trek is one of the most popular routes  in the Cordillera Blanca. During this famous circuit, participants will discover some of the most important Peruvian peaks, its beautiful lakes and breathtaking landscapes.

Once we finish our trek, we will start our climbing adventure! We will ascend the Pisco (5,752 meters) and Chopicalqui (6,354 meters) mountains and climbers will enjoy the spectacular views of the Huandor, Pisco, Huascaran and Chacraraju peaks. You will find a detailed itinerary below!

The Chopicalqui is known as the easiest 6000 peak, making it one of the most popular and crowded of this mountain range. However, participants shouldn’t be deceived by its popularity as they may encounter with some heavy snowfall on the road.

I will be happy to safely guide you during this once in a lifetime experience. Suitable for experienced climbers, if you want to be part of this journey in the Peruvian Andes, all you have to do is send me a request, and I will happily do the rest!

Are you looking for a different trek in Peru? Then come and join me on this  15-day Alpamayo trek (with Pisco ascent)

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

Price details

The price for 8-9 people is US$2180 and for 10 or more US$2000. The prices previously displayed are for private groups. For shared groups, starting at 5 people, the price is US$2500. Prices excludes:

- International flights and applicable airport taxes

- Transport/flights to and from Lima

- Hotels and meals in Lima - Huaraz

- Acclimatization program preceding this trek

- Personal clothing and equipment (back pack, clothes, sleeping bag, etc)

- Personal climbing equipment (such as harness, helmet, ice axe, crampons, boots, etc.)

-Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures

- Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and /or medical insurance


Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) - Cashapampa (2900 m) - Llamacorral (3760 m)

Day 2: Llamacorral - Taullipampa (4100 m)

Day 3: Taullipampa (4100 m) - Punta Union pass (4750 m) - Paria (3000 m)

Day 4: Paria - Vaquería - Potachuelo pass (4760 m) - Cebollapampa (3900 m)

Day 5: Cebollapampa - Pisco Base Camp (4300 m)

Day 6: Pisco Base Camp - Moraine Camp (4800 m)

Day 7: Moraine Camp - Pisco Summit (5752 m) - Pisco Base Camp

Day 8: Pisco Base Camp - Chopicalqui Base Camp

Day 9: Rest day (optional)

Day 10: Chopicalqui Base Camp - Moraine camp (4800 m)

Day 11: Moraine camp (4800 m) - High Camp (5300 m)

Day 12: Chopicalqui Summit (6354 m) - Moraine Camp or Base Camp

Day 13: Return to Huaraz


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.



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