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4-Day Santa Cruz Trek from Huaraz

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    Day 1 - Huaraz - Cashapampa - Llamacorral

    We will leave Huaraz around 7am from your hotel and drive along the Callejon de Huaylas passing several villages of Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz. Then continue to the trail head Cashapampa 2900masl, where we will meet our donkey drivers. After to prepare and leave thing to packed. We will start hiking up by narrow and hot valley going up for about 2 hours. Then we will have lunch down the tree’s shadow

    After lunch we will start going up to almost flat area to the first camp place called Llamacorral. The walking time from the lunch area is 2 hours more so the total hiking time is about 4 hours on day 1.

    Overnight camping at Llamacorral 3760masl. Approximately 5km

    Day 2 - Llamacorral - Taullipampa

    After the Andean breakfast in our camp site we will have a moderate hike along the valley enjoying the beautiful lakes called Ichicocha and Jatuncocha turquoise lakes. We will arrive to a nice spot where will have lunch at the place called Quisuar. Then after it we will go up to the Alpamayo south base camp to take pictures. We will return after a short walk then continue for few hours to the next camp place called Taullipampa camping at 4200masl. Walking time approx 6 hours, about 8 to 9 km.

    Day 3 - Taullipampa – Huaripampa/Cachinapampa

    After the Breakfast in the Camp site taullipampa we will start our hiking around 7am. After 3 hours hiking up in the zig-zag path we will reach the Punta Union pass at 4750 masl, from here we will have spectacular views from the mountains such as Taulliraju, Paria, Artesonraju, and others and beautiful lake of Taullicocha then continue hiking down to Morococha lakes pass them and arrive to Cachinapampa Camp place. After 4 hours hiking down form Punta Union Pass, camping at 3850 masl walking time is approximately 8 or 9 hours, 12Km approx

    Day 4 - Huaripampa - Vaquería - Llanganuco Valley and return to Huaraz

    Last day breakfast in the camp site, we start hiking along the valley down to Huaripampa then turn to right side and climb a small part for about 40 minutes to get to Vaqueria. Here our minivan will be waiting for us to take us to Huaraz trough a road crossing the Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass (4,750m). The road leads up to the pass through quinoa forests and meadows before opening out as we approach the lakes. Another place to have your camera ready as the lovely Llanganuco Valley which comes into view.

    You will also see the east flank of Huascaran with both North and South peaks providing the backdrop to a vista that will include the Huandoy group (6,395m), Chopicalqui (6,354m) and the awe-inspiring Chacraraju (6,112m). we will descend down into the Llanganuco Valley.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hotels in downtown Huaraz
    Departure Time
    6:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (downtown Huaraz only)
    • Transfer by public minivan or automobile
    • Local trekking guide
    • Donkey drivers
    • Basic brand group sleeping tents
    • Basic sleeping mattress
    • Food as per itinerary (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners)
    • Drinking water provided after second day
    Exclusions
    • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • If there is not a group to join, you will complete the trek with a porter
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    We joined this tour during the Peru trip and it’s totally worth it! The place is beautiful and the guides are super nice and considerate. The 4 day hikes is not too much of a challenge since they organize it pretty well. We did a hike to Machu Picchu and this one in Santa Cruz
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    Definitely one of my highlights on trekking so far. The views during the dry season are amazing. Such a beautiful area. We did it alone, which totally doable. Plenty of people on the trek and hard to get lost. Definitely a must do.
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    Key Details
    • Peru Bergsport
    • Duration: 4 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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