Trekking the famous Santa Cruz Llanganuco circuit Join us on this guided, 4-day trip and enjoy travelling through the Cordillera Blanca.
One of the most popular ways to discover this mountain range is to hike the Santa Cruz Trek, considered by many trekkers as one of the best hiking routes in the world. This 50km (31 mile) trail takes you through open mountain valleys, passing high mountain nevadas; along glacial rivers and the shores of translucent & bright lagunas.
The highest point along this 27 mile (43 km) walk is Punta Union Pass (15,616 ft / 4750 m). If you have more time to spend in the wilderness, there are a few side treks you can make, extending the trip to a week or more. Camping out on this route is spectacular, and can be trekked without any technical knowledge required. For beginners at high altitude this is a perfect trek to embark on in the Huaraz region.
Duration: 04 days / 03 nights.
Elevation: 4750m. Punta unión Pass.
Difficulty Grade: Moderate.
Destination: Cordillera Blanca
Best Time to go: May to October
Activities: Hiking / Trekking, cultural adventures
Average walking: 5 to 7 hours.
Start: Huaraz – Cashapampa.
Finish: Vaqueria – 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.
One horse accompanies the group for emergency purposes.
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.
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.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
. Sleeping bag.
. Inflatable sleeping mattress.
. Water on the first day
. First breakfast (day 1)
. Last dinner (day 12)
. 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.