Trekking Santa Cruz 5 days

Trekking Santa Cruz 5 days

During this trekking trip of 5 days you can admire the breathtaking beauty of the Cordillera Blanca, the highest mountain chain in America and some of the most magnificent peaks Perus, like the Alpamayo. The trekking includes altidues from 3.000m.a.s.l. to 4.750m.a.s.l. at the Pass Punta Union, where you can enjoy a great panorama. You will discover the landscape of the Cardillera Blanca with numerous rivers und lakes and the flora and fauna, especiallly the birds.


Day 1:
We arrive in the City of Huaraz (3.100m) and check in at our hotel. After the breakfast we start hiking to the laguna de Churup (4.450m), to get acclimatized to the altitude. The rest of the day is off to prepare our camping equipment for the Llanganuco trek -Santa Cruz. We will spend the night in a hotel in Huaraz.


Day 2:
We drive from Huaraz to Vaquería, which is located at an altitude of 3.850m. From there we hike for about 3 hours to the Gorge of Paria (3.810m).


Day 3:
Today we wander from the Gorge of Paria (3.810m) to Taullipampa (4.250m). On the way we conquer the Pass Punta Unión (4.750m), where we admire the outstanding view of the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca.

Day 4:
We start our journey from Taullipampa (4.250m) to Llama Corral (3.760m). On these grounds we bypass the lagunas Jatuncocha (3.900m) and Ichiccocha (3.850m). Additionally we see the mountains Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Pucahirca, Taullipampa, Artesonraju, Santa Cruz and many more.

Day 5:
From Llamacorral (3.760m) we start our trip to Cashpampa. The descent is alongside the Gorge of Santa Cruz and takes about 3 to 4 hours. Later we will drive you to the hotel in Huaraz. At this point our trekking trip above the three peaks Churup, Llanganuco and Santa Cruz. We hope you enjoyed the trip and return home with many unforgettable memories and images.


Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 persons




-Tourist transport, including hotel pick up and drop off in central Huaraz
-Qualified guide

-Hotel in Huaraz (first night)
-Accommodation (tents) and use of the swimming pool at the Oasis
-All meals during the tour (breakfast, lunch, dinner)


Not Included:

-Meals in cities and on the first day
-Tourist ticket allowing entry to the national park Huascaran
-Water, snacks, chocolate, etc.


What to Bring:

-Day pack
-Shoes or boots with strong sole
-Trekking pants (shorts-convertible are good)
-Lightweight, short or long-sleeved layers
-Fleece, sweater or soft shell jacket
-Hat or cap, preferably broad-brimmed, sunglasses, and suncream
-Swimming gear
-Headlamp with spare batteries
-Water and chocolate, sweets or other snacks


During sunny conditions you are likely to consume approximately a 1/2 litre of water per hour: it is therefore recommended that you carry approximately 1.5 litres of water while trekking. We also recommend that you carry chocolates, sweets, and something salty (to replace minerals lost through sweating). Water and snacks can be bought in all the villages we pass through during this trek, as well as sometimes on the canyon trail itself.