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6-day guided Ulta Trek in Santa Cruz

Join Miguel, an IFMGA mountain guide from Peru, in this exciting 6-day hiking trip to the Santa Cruz Valley.

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Cordillera Blanca

6 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




Join me for an incredible trekking trip to the heights of Santa Cruz. Located in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, this place is ideal for those looking for a short trip or a practice to more intense adventures. Come discover the wonders of the Ulta Trek.

We’ll begin at Quebrada Huaripampa. The first day we’ll ride a bus from Huaraz to Cashapampa, from where we’ll begin our 5-6 hour hike towards Llamacorral at 3,800 meters.

On our second day, our hike will include the stunning glacial lakes of Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. Then, we’ll continue through a beautiful route until we reach the camping site of Taullipampa, where the views of Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Parón and Aguja are incredible.

On our third day, we’ll reach Punta Unión, the highest point in our trip at 4,750 meters. We’ll then descend towards Paria, our camping site.

The following three days of the trip will be spent hiking through places such as HuaripampaColcabambaMolinopampaCamp AvalanchaYanayacu and Valle de Ulta. We’ll also get to see the impressive Huascarán peak and Chopicalqui.

This trip is recommended for intermediate hikers. The trip offers some difficulty, mostly regarding to height.

So join me for this exciting adventure and test your hiking skills. Book your trip now! You’ll fall in love with the Ulta Trek in Santa Cruz.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Luggage transfer

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú, based in Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca.

I like mountaineering and skiing. I recently completed the ski certification in Argentina, so I'm one of the few fully IFMGA certified guides in Peru. I've also guided in Ecuador, Bolivia, Argentina and the Alps.

Some of my favourite trips are climbing in the Dolomites, Fitz Roy in El Chalten, and mountain biking across Peru, Bolivia and Chile.


Italian | French | English

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