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Llanganuco - Santa Cruz

PRICES FROM: Consult us
DURATION: 4 days/ 3 nights
MINIMUN: 2 people

This is one of the classic trekking tours in the Cordillera Blanca that circle the highest mountain in the National Park - Huascaran 6768m.
Easy access and comfortable campsites make this hike attractive for all trekkers. We cross two passes between 4700m and 4750m. Hiking through the “Quenual“(typical Andean shrub) while in deep canyons, green and turquoise lagoons reflect the sparkling glaciers. We pass through villages, where the peasants attempt to harvest their crops and kids enjoy playing with their animals.




    Pick up from your Hotel and a 3-Hour drive along the Callejon de Huaylas, passing through Carhuas and Yungay, where we leave the paved road towards the National Park Huascaran. After the Park Control, we stop to enjoy the views at the firs Llanganuco Lake, and then the trip continues to the Portachuelo pass at 4750m. The views of Huascaran, Chopicalqui, and Chacraraju are stunning. After the photos, continue to Vaqueria where you will meet the pack animals and their drivers, after loading up, the hike starts to Colcabamba and then to the Huaripampa valley. Camp in Paria. (3 hrs hike - Camp at 3800m)

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    Today, after breakfast, the hike continues towards the pass called Punta Union at 4750m. A 2 to 3 hour climb to reach this pass from where you can enjoy the views of Taullraju, Artesonraju, Quitaraju and the lake Jatuncocha at the valley. After lunch at the pass, the descend to the campsite is an easy walk, Taullipampa a perfect spott overlooked by Mount Taulliraju. (5hr trek - Camp at 4200m)

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    This morning after breakfast, you will be hiking towards the Alpamayo base camp, in the valley called Arhuaycocha. A nice hike at the foot of the most popular mountain among climbers in the region. Then we descend towards the Santa Cruz Valley traversing Forests of “Quenual” trees (typical Andean vegetation). The campsite is in Llamac Corral. (6hr trek - Camp at 3800 m)

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    Continuing through the Santa Cruz Valley we reach the town of Cashapampa, where we will have our last lunch with our mule drivers and say good-bye. You will meet then the transportation that will take you back to Huaraz. Transfer to your hotel. (4hr trek, 3 hr bus ride).(4hr trek, 3 hr bus ride).

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  • What is Included:

    • Transfer Huaraz - Vaqueria / Cashapampa - Huaraz
    • 2-Person Tents
    • Foam Mattresses
    • Dining Tent
    • Camp Tables & Chairs
    • Cooking Tent
    • Cooking & Eating Utensils
    • Toilet Tent
    • Guide, Cook
    • Donkey Drivers
    • Pack Animals, Emergency Horse with saddle
    • All Food from Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 4
    • First Aid Kit


    What is not Included:

    • Hotels in Huaraz
    • Bus Lima Huaraz Lima
    • Medical nor accident insurances
    • Entrance to National Park
    • tips to staff
    • meals in the cities
    • Alcoholic Drinks, Laundry and any other Personal Expenses
  • We recommend that you bring

    • Duffel bag, large (to hold all gear and store extra clothes/souvenirs at hotel while trekking)
    • Duffel bag, medium (to hold gear and sleeping bag during trek)
    • 2 large plastic trash bags to line duffel bag if it rains
    • Rain cover or 2 large plastic trash bags for your pack
      Daypack, 2000-2500 cu. in. to carry lunch, camera, water bottles, etc.
    • Camping Gear Sleeping bag with stuff sack (rated to -10°C)
    • Clothing Midweight fleece or wool sweater
    • Midweight fleece pants
    • Midweight thermal underwear top and bottom, synthetic or wool
    • Hiking pants, lightweight, synthetic and loose-fitting
    • Hiking shorts, synthetic and quick-drying
    • Long-sleeve shirt(s)
    • T-shirts
    • Underwear
      Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Casual socks
    • Clothing Accessories Sun hat
    • Wool or fleece hat
    • Wool or fleece gloves
    • Thin liner gloves
    • Outerwear Rain jacket, waterproof and breathable
    • Rain or wind pants, waterproof and breathable side-zip pants are highly recommended
    • Insulated parka/ski jacket, down or synthetic, able to accommodate your sweater underneath
    • Footwear Sturdy hiking boots, waterproof, lightweight, broken-in, aggressive tread
    • Camp shoes (tennis shoes or sandals)
    • Gaiters, ankle-high
      Travel Accessories 2 one-quart water bottles or hydration system
    • Flashlight or headlamp and spare batteries/bulb
    • Pocket knife or pocket tool
    • 1 roll toilet paper
    • Water purification tablets or filter
    • Bic lighter
    • Sunglasses and retainer strap
      Small washcloth and small bath towel
    • Baby Wipes or hand sanitizer gel
    • Personal first-aid kit (including Moleskin and Band-Aids)
    • Insect repellent
    • Optional Field Gear
    • Altimeter
    • Whistle
    • Small freestanding flashlight/lantern for use inside tent
    • Knee supports
    • Trekking poles


    Please note

    • Cellphone and charger
    • Digital camera, batteries, memory
    • cards, Ipod/Mp3 playes, headphones, batteries
    • Camera case
    • Foreing –language dictionary or phrase book
    • Journal/notebook & pen
    • Reading material.


 Huaraz Office:

  • 27 de Noviembre 777, HUARAZ
  • +51 43 348890
  • +51 941 925 002