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Santa Cruz – Vaqueria – Llanganuco trekking 2019

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Popular Trek / Cordillera Blanca Hiking Peru 2018


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Santa Cruz Trek / trekking santa cruz one of the most popular hiking trails in the cordillera blanca . it is popularity is due to the spectacular mountain views , crystal lake and challenging passes . Along the trail , you have amazing views of Artesonraju , Rinrijirca  and Alpamayo  , before reaching punta union pass  , guarded  by the spectacular  Taulliraju . you will also see Huascaran  north and south , Huandoy , Pisco , Chacraraju, and chopicalqui when you cross the portachuelo pass and go down to the famous lakes of llanganuco ( chinancocha  and oconcocha )
  • The best short trek in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca
  • Cross the Punta Union pass (4,750m) and see Alpamayo – One of the most beaufitul mountains the world
  • Excellent acclimatization profile
  • All camping and personal gear carried by burros ( donkeys)
  • You will carry a day pack with your
We can organise this trek on a ‘tailor-made’ private basis for groups of friends, families, clubs, charities or any other group. Depending on your trekking experience, with the assistance of local guides. The cost of going private can be surprisingly reasonable. Please contact us to discuss the itinerary and your preferred dates. We will then send you a quote, with no obligation.
  • If you have more time or if you want climb, We can combine this trek with pisco climbing at 5,752m in 7 days.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Distance: 63 Km.
Maximal Elevation:  4750 m. Punta Union Pass – 4,800m. Portachuelo Pass
Temperature:  25°C – -3°C 
Season: May to September
Start Point : Huaraz – Cashapampa
Arrival Point: Vaqueria – Huaraz


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Day 1. Lima  – Huaraz 3090m.
In the morning you have to take bus by paved road from Lima to Huaraz is 408 km approximately 8 hours 
Day 2 : acclimatization day  visit churup lake 4,460m.
 Today hike up for 3 hours  to lake after to visit churup lake we going to  return to pitec place where our car will be waiting for us then to  Huaraz  approx. 6 to 7 hours.
Day 3:  Huaraz 3,090m. – Cashapampa 2,900m. Llamacorral 3,700m 
After the breakfast in Hotel drive to Cashapampa 2,900m.  where our donkey drivers will be waiting for us , then we will start  hiking by narrow valley ,we will go up for about 2 hours , then we will start going up moderate almost flat area to the first camp place Llamacorral at 3,700.
Day 4:  Llamacorral – Alpamayo Base Camp 4,250m. – Taullipampa 4,200m.
In the morning we will hike along the valley moderate  enjoying the  lakes called Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha turquoise lakes ,We will have lunch at the place called Quisuar ,after we will go up to the Alpamayo south Base camp then to take  picture we will return short walk  and continue to next camp place Taullipampa
Day 5:  Taullipampa – Punta Union pass 4,750m. – Cachinapampa 3,700m.
 We will start our hiking around 8:00 after 3 hour hiking up we will reach the punta union pass at 4.750m. from here we will have spectacular views the next mountains Taulliraju ,paria ,artesonraju  and contrahierbas ,then continue hiking down to paria and cachinapampa camp
Day 6. Cachinapampa  – Vaqueria – llanganuco – Huaraz
After the breakfast in the morning we will start  going down for about 1 hour half  and 30 minutes for go up  to vaqueria  where our private bus will be waiting for us ,then transport to Huaraz   . Before to llanganuco lake  we will arrive to portachuelo pass at 4,800m. from here we will have amazing views of Huascaran north ,south ,chopicalqui ,huandoy peaks,pisco ,yanapaccha after we continue going down to llanganuco lake where  we will have lunch  then continue  toward  control of Huascaran National Park  Yungay  Huaraz .
Day 7: Huaraz – Lima 
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  • Acclimatization tour to Churup lake (4450m)
  • Guide for trekking
  • Cook
  • Donkey Drivers
  • Donkeys
  • Complete food during the expedition (breakfast, all snack, lunch and dinner)
  • Private transfer during the expedition
  • Logistic camping equipments (bi-personal tent, kitchen tent, dining tent with table and chairs, utensils kitchen, etc)
  • Emergency horse more than 4 people
  • Taxi from station bus – hotel ( Huaraz )
  • Huascaran National Park entrance
  • First aid kits
  • Sleeping bag
  • Hotel Lima Huaraz
  • Ticket  bus Lima Huaraz / Huaraz
  • Mattress
  • Tips
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Meal in Huaraz
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The Best weather are:
JUNE – 07 to 10 Fixed Departure
The best season for climbing and trekking in peru is during the Andean Winter (late April to September). The weather in the Cordillera Blanca is among the best found in the entire Andean Range.
Early season conditions will include seasonal snow cover on the glaciers, while later in the season conditions become icy and the wind increases. We’ve found the period of May-August the best.
MINIMUM: 2 Persons
US $
2 pax 650 per person
3 pax 550 per person
4 pax 480 per person
5 pax 450 per person
10 more persons 380 per person 
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