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Trekking Huaraz - The 5 Day Santa Cruz Trek

Cordillera Blanca

The most famous trek of the Huaraz area is the Santa Cruz trek. This trek would lead you the breathtaking panoramas and let you enjoy the virgin nature of the highlands of Peru.

Day 1

Huaraz - Vaqueria

You will be picked up from your hotel and you will pass through Yungay during the travel to the lagoon Llanganuco. After a break and a walk at the lagoons we continue our trip to 4750 mtr. From here we could observe at a cloudless day the snowy Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju and Huascaran, during our trip down to our next stop Vaqueria at 3700 mtr. This day is rather easy because we have had our transport.

Day 2

Vaqueria - Paria

Today start the real trek. After your breakfast you begin early in the morning downwards at the place Huaripampa where you could observe the typical farmer live of this place, afterwards we go up until the gorge Huaripampa passing the forest of Quenuales where we finish and have our camp.

Day 3

Paria - Taullipampa

After breakfast we start the day climbing for the gorge Tucto, until the mountain pass Punta Union op 4750 mtr. Where we can see the snow of Artesonraju, Quitaraju, Rinrijirca, Pucaraju and Taulliraju. We continue with a walk down to Taullipampa at 400 mtr where we have our camp.

Day 4

Taullipampa - Llamacorral

After breakfast we go downwards to the gorge Santa Cruz where we stop at Quisuarpampa for observing the Nevado Alpamayo, we continue our trek through the gorge and pass the lagoons Jatuncocha and Ichickcocha where we can find a various kind of the silver ducks. We make camp at Llamacoral at 3500 mtr.

Day 5

Llamacoral - Huaraz

Again after breakfast you will go further down way the gorge of Santa Cruz for three hours. We arrive at the place Cashapampa where the trek ends. Here you will be picked up and brought to your hotel in Huaraz.

Price per person: US$ 325 based on 2 persons


  • Local bus;
  • Guide, Cooke, helpers, porters;
  • Tents for cooking, dining;
  • Toilet tents;
  • Two person sleeping tent;
  • Oxygen;
  • Breakfast, lunches, and dinners.

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About APU tour

APU Tour is managed and organized by the economist Maria del Carmen Huaman Enriquez. She was born in the province of Ilo in the south of Peru, just four hours from Chile.

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