Vaqueria To Santa Cruz

  • Sunrise in the Cordillera Blanca
  • Flora in the Santa Cruz Valley
  • The panoramic view of the llanganuco valley
  • Huaripampa Valley
  • Punta Unión pass 4750m
  • View of the Jatuncocha lake
  • A good lunch in the Santa Cruz Valley

Hike Vaqueria to Santa Cruz, Cordillera Blanca Peru

The hike Vaqueria to Santa Cruz, located in the Huascaran National Park, is pristine and remote because it houses the highest tropical mountains in the world.

The circuit highlights the best features of the Huascaran National Park, the Santa Cruz circuit takes you along the banks of the glacial lakes the beauty of this spectacular landscape will help you understand why the park is designed to protect as a world biosphere reserve by UNESCO. You have the opportunity to walk through these valleys, through an Andean green vegetation.


Trek details

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights.

Elevation: Punta Unión Pass 4750m.

Difficulty Grade: Moderate.

Destination: Cordillera Blanca

Best Time to go: April to October.

Activities: Hiking / trekking / cultural adventure.

Average walking: 5 to 7 hours daily.

Start: Huaraz / Vaquería.

Finish: Cashapampa / Huaraz.




A certified professional trekking guide,  who speaks Spanish and English if requiredtrained in 1st Aid, risk management and assessment and responsibility to provide overall standard of excellence in service quality.


A profesional cook who prepares a wide variety of healthy and delicious dishes, and who is trained to cook in a hygienic manner mountain.


The muleteer (arriero) is in charge of loading the donkeys, looking after them and guiding them to camp.


The number of donkeys provided depends on the size of de the group.

Emergency Horse

One horse accompanies the group for emergency purposes.

Fantastic Meals

All food during the expeditions is provided as part of the package. We offer a combination of peruvian and western dishes. The varied, good-quality, high-energy food prepared by our profesional cook is specifically suited to rigorous activity.  We also regularly accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, non-gluten and other specialty diets.

Private Transport

From you hotel in huaraz to the starting point of trek, an from the finishing point of the trek back to your hotel in Huaraz.


  • A good quality high mountain tent (doublé occupancy)
  • A foam sleeping mat.
  • Dining tent.
  • Kitchen tent.
  • Tables and chairs.
  • Toilet tent.
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit.
  • Cooking stove.
  • All necessary dishes (knifes, forks, spoons, plates, cups, etc.), cooking utensils and pots.


  • Sleeping bag.
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress.
  • Tip.
  • Water on the first day.
  • First breakfast (day 1).
  • Last dinner (day 4).
  • Alcoholic beverages.
  • Soft drinks.
  • Medical treatment.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Additional expenses as a result of leaving the expedition early.
  • Additional expenses as a result of an emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • All other services and ítems not listed as included.








Day 01: : Transfer Huaraz – Vaquería – Paria.


Day 02: Paria – Punta Unión Pass 4750m – Taullipampa 4250m.


Day 03: Taullipampa – Llamacorral


Day 04: Llamacorral – Cashapampa – Huaraz


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