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4-day Santa Cruz Trek in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Join certified mountain guide Edgar Zambrano on this 4-day Santa Cruz Trek in the Cordillera Blanca. Enjoy this authentic Peruvian mountain experience!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration4 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Experience both tropical and ice-covered scenery

  • Look out upon the unique Peruvian landscape that includes quinoa forests

  • Be accompanied by donkeys who will help take some of the load off your back

Description

Are you ready for an exciting four day trek in the mountains of Peru? Join me on this adventure in the Cordillera Blanca!

Cordillera Blanca means “White Range” in English. It is a world-famous mountain range that is part of the Andes Mountains. The Cordillera Blanca has several massive peaks that stand over 6,000 meters tall. There are also over 700 glaciers in this mountain range alone.

The Cordillera Blanca is one of the few places in the world where you can experience both tropical and ice-covered scenery. Here we will find the largest concentration of ice in all of Peru.

We will begin our tour in the city of Huaraz. Huaraz is a very important city for outdoor sports and adventure. People come from all around the world to practice climbing, hiking, biking and snowboarding.

From Huaraz, we will travel to Cashapampa where we will meet our donkey drivers. These donkeys will accompany us on trek, taking some of the load off of our backs.

We will hike along the beautiful turquoise lakes of Ichicocha and Jatuncocha. Here, we can relax and enjoy the serenity of these beautiful lakes.

We will also trek up to incredible heights and see some amazing panoramic views. We will hike up such mountains as Tauliraju, Paria and Artesonraju, amongst others.

One of the highlights of this tour will the incredible view we see on day four when we are high up in the mountains. We will look out upon quinoa forests and lush meadows. We will be able to see Llaganuco Valley, the north and south peaks of Huascaran and the awe-inspiring Chacraraju.

Book today for an unforgettable experience!

This trek can also be combined with a day hike to the nearby Laguna 69.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huaraz- Cashapampa- Llamacorral

We will leave Huaraz around 7 AM from your hotel and drive along the callejon de Hualas until we reach Cashapampa. Here, we will meet our donkey drivers. We will prepare our packs then start hiking. We will hike to our first campe at Llama corral where we will stay overnight.

Day 2: Llamacorral- Taullipampa

We will start the day with an Andean breakfast at our campsite. We will hike along the valley and see the beautiful lakes of Ichicocha and Jatuncocha. We will have lunch in a nice place called Quisuar, then we will go up to the Alpamayo south base camp. We will take some pictures and enjoy the view then hike to our next camp called Taullipampa.

Day 3: Taullipampa- Huaripampa/Cachinapampa

We will start hiking around 7 AM. After 3 hours we will reach the Punta Union pass where we will have spectacular views of various mountains and lakes. We will then hike to Cachinapampa camp and settle down.

Day 4: Huaripampa- Vaqueria-Llanganuco Valley and return to Huaraz

We will have one last breakfast the hike to Huaripampa and climb a small part for 40 minutes to get to our minivan. Our minivan will take us back to Huaraz.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 186 each

Group of 2

USD 186 each

Group of 3

USD 186 each

Group of 4

USD 186 each

Group of 5

USD 186 each

Group of 6

USD 186 each

Group of 7

USD 186 each

Group of 8

USD 186 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

• Luggage transfer during the trip

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Price details

• This is the per person price to join one of my group tours. Price includes: Transfer in public minivan, certified mountain guide, all meals, tent, mattress, donkeys for carrying the bags, donkey driver and group tents. The price does not include: Huascara National Park entrance fees, sleeping bags, tips or any other additional services.


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