Peru Trekking : Santa Cruz Trek
Trek program :Santa Cruz Trek
Timing :4 or 5 Days
A popular shorter trekking the Cordillera Blanca. Its popularity is due to the spectacular mountain views, crystal blue lakes and the challenging pass Punta Union at altitude 4750m. An amazing variety of scenery in only 4 or 5 days.
Day 1 : Arrive Huaraz
Day 2 : Huaraz / Acclimatisation walk
Day 3 : Drive to Cashapampa 2800m 3 hours. Hike up the Santa Cruz river canyon to Llamacorral 3750m 5 hours.
Day 4 : Llamacorral to Taullipampa 4250m. 4 hours.
Day 5 : Optional extra night at Taullipampa. Visit Alpamayo Base Camp, the lake Arhuaycocha, climb Centillo Peak or rest day.
Day 6 : Climb to pass Punta Union 4750m then descend to camp at Paria 3850m. 7 hour .
Day 7 : Follow the valley Quebrada Huaripampa to Vaqueria 4 to 5 hours walk. Car to Llanganuco Lakes and return to Huaraz.
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