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Santa Cruz Trek and Punta Union Pass 5-day hike

The Santa Cruz Trek is a short and very popular hike of the Cordillera Blanca with spectacular views of lakes and mountains. Let Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide, show you around in this 5-day hike!

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration5 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


Come with me along the Santa Cruz Trek, one of the most famous trails in the Cordillera Blanca.

This 5-day hike will take place around a subtropical environment, passing through stunning landscapes. On the way you will enjoy uncommonly beautiful peaks as well as deep blue lakes and huge glaciers.

As for the campsites where we’ll spend the night, let me tell you that they are some of the most spectacular in the world thanks to their background scenery.

In order to get well acclimatized we will start walking to the Laguna Churup, a lake at 4450 meters of height. The highest point of this trek will be in the Punta Union Pass, a demanding mountain pass 4750 meters high.

I will lead a group between 2 and 15 people. You can join an already open group if you are on your own. On the contrary, if you are a group of friends I can open a new one for you!

Finally, remember that all participants must have a basic hiking knowledge and of course, an excellent fitness level. The best season to do the Santa Cruz Trek through the Punta Union Pass is between April and December, during the dry season.

An if you have some extra days in the region, I strongly recommend you to live at least once an ascension to some of the most important peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. Therefore, I invite you to check out these two programs in the Diablo Mudo and the Nevado Pisco.

So, if you want to make your reservations please fill out the form and get in touch with me. It will be my pleasure to be your guide during this 5-day trip! 




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Deposit for reservations: 580,00 USD (520,00 EUR). Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!

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Not included in the price: - International flights to Lima / Peru round trip - Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure - Exit tax at the airport in Lima - Travel accident and health insurance - Luggage insurance and trip cancellation - Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz - Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel - Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station - Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru - Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel - Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel - Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park - Personal expenses - Personal equipment (such as boots, ice ax, crampons, harness, sleeping bag, mat, Goretex, etc.) - Tips

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