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4-day Santa Cruz Trek in the Huascarán National Park, Peru

4-day Santa Cruz Trek in the Huascarán National Park, Peru | Peru

Join Lucio, an experienced IFMGA mountain guide, on this 4-day trek in the breathtaking Cordillera Blanca range in the Peruvian Andes.

Private and Group


4 Days

All year




* See some of Peru's tallest mountains

* Marvel at the colorful landscapes

* Trek is suitable for beginners as it's not very strenuous


The Cordillera Blanca, or “White Range,” extends for 200 km and forms part of the Peruvian Andes. With tall, snow-capped peaks, pristine glacial lakes and interesting flora, it’s no wonder it’s a dream destination for trekkers and mountaineers.

This is your opportunity to hike in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, exploring three significant gorges: Santa Cruz, Huaripampa and Llanganuco. You’ll also be able to admire some of Peru’s tallest mountains, including Huascarán (6,768 m), Alpamayo (5,947 m) and Huandoy (6,360 m).

The nights will be spent camping, and you’ll find there’s no better way to start the day than having breakfast with amazing mountain views.

We’ll travel a total distance of 42 km over the course of the four days, the highest point being 4,750 m in elevation. The trek does not require technical skills, nor is it very physically demanding, so anyone with a decent level of physical fitness is welcome to participate.

Book this trip now to spend four unforgettable days discovering the Cordillera Blanca. 

Also check out this 4-day trek in the Cordillera Huayhuash.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back


Day 1: Day 1

Transport from Huaraz to Cashapampa (2,900 m), where we begin our walk to Llamacorral. Camping in Llamacorral (3,750 m).

Time walking: 5 hours

Day 2: Day 2

Walking from Llamacorral to Taullipampa (4,250 m). Seeing the Ichicocha and Jatuncocha lagoons and many mountains including Caraz, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, and Alpamayo.

Time walking: 6 hours

Camping in Taullipampa (4,250 m)

Day 3: Day 3

Walking from Taullipampa to Punta Unión (4,750 m), then to Cachinapampa (3,750 m). Most difficult day due to altitude gain going to Punta Unión. Great views of the following mountains: Quitaraju, Taulliraju, Artesonraju, Huascarán, Contrahierbas.

Time walking: 8 hours

Camping in Cachinapampa (3,750 m)

Day 4: Day 4

Three hour walk from Cachinapampa to Vaquería. Transport back to Huaraz.


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