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Santa Cruz Trek, 8 days to Vaquiera in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Santa Cruz Trek, 8 days to Vaquiera in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru | Peru

Wilder, an IFMGA certified guide, would love to take you to the most beautiful places in the Cordillera Blanca. Follow him on this wonderful trek from Santa Cruz to Vaqueria.



8 Days

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




* Enjoy hypnotizing views of some of the Cordillera Blanca.

* Visit enchanting peruvian towns and learn about the local culture.

* Explore many of the most iconic spots from Santa Cruz to Vaqueria.


This is one of the most popular treks in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Join me this incredible hike from Santa Cruz to Vaqueria (Llaganuco).

We’ll meet in Lima. After a good night sleep we’ll travel by bus to Huaraz,  to get acclimatized. Then, the next day we will travel on a private bus to Pitec. Thereupon we’ll hike to the summit, for the best view of the Churup lagoon.

On day four, we’ll head towards the Callejon de Huaylas until reaching Cashapampa. And then hike across the Santa Cruz gorge. Our day ends when we reach the first camp at Llama Corral.

We’ll keep ascending the next day, enjoying beautiful views of the Chicamocha and Jatun Cocha lagoons, as well as the Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Taulliraju peaks. Finally, we’ll set camp at Taullipampa to rest for the night. The next morning we’ll continue on ou ascent to Punta Union, and later descending to the Paria gorge where we’ll camp.

Thereon, on the seventh day, we’ll trek until we reach the town of Huaripampa. We will keep hiking to Vaqueria, where a bus to take us back to Huaraz will be waiting. Later, we’ll reach Portachuelo, to enjoy  dazzling sceneries with Huascaran, Huandoys, Pisco, Chacraraju and Chopicalqui as our background. After descending across the Llanganuco gorge, we’ll get to see the green and turquoise blue lagoons. We’ll arrive to Huaraz in the evening, where we’ll be transferred to our hotel.

On day eight, we’ll take a bus back to Lima. And to end our adventure, our last day we’ll be when we fly back home.

Does this sound like a trip you’d like to join? Don’t hesitate and send me a request. It would be my pleasure to be your guide here.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: Lima

Day 2: From Lima to Huaraz

Day 3: Huaraz

Day 4: Llamacorral

Day 5: Taullipampa

Day 6: Paria

Day 7: Huaraz

Day 8: Back to Lima


About the guide

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Wilder Javier

Mountain Guide

I’m based in Huaraz, but I have been all over Peru, guiding clients, exploring for myself and getting to know every corner of my beautiful country. I’ve hiked the mighty Cordillera Blanca and the famous Inka Trail. But I’ve also explored the wonderful Peruvian Amazon and climbed to the highest Nevados in the country.

I started working as a mountain assistant a long time ago, and since then I’ve been gaining experience and knowledge to become a UIAGM-IFMGA certified Mountain Guide. I like to work in a team and I'm very efficient in solving unexpected problems so my clients can enjoy their experience as much as possible.



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