Starting from Huaraz, this trek takes you to one of the most beautiful areas of the well-known Cordillera Blanca of Peru. We will trek along the beautiful Santa Cruz Gorge that offer excellent views of the high peaks: Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Quitaraju, etc.
Day 1: Huaraz – Cashapampa Village - Camp Llama Corral (3750m)
Our private transport will take us from the town of Huaraz towards Cashapampa village (2900m), the starting point of our trek. Here we meet our crew and donkeys, who will transport our heavy equipment during the whole trek. We begin our trek (5-6 hours) through the beautiful Santa Cruz valley towards our first camp. On the way on enjoy great views of the nearby high Andean peaks. Our camp at Llama Corral is located at 3750m of altitude. Breakfast, Lunch Box and Dinner included.
Day 2: Llama Corral - Taullipampa Camp (4250 m)
After our first night in the high mountains, we continue our trek (4-5 hours) towards our next camp. On the way, we will observe the beautiful lakes known as Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. Later, following the side of the Arhuaycocha gorge, we will reach the base camp of Mount Alpamayo (5947m). From here, we can enjoy great views of the famous Alpamayo, Artesonraju and Quitaraju. Later we will continue our walk until we reach our camp at Taullipampa at the base of the beautiful Mount Taulliraju (5830m). Breakfast, Lunch Box and Dinner included.
Day 3: Taullipampa – Punta Union – Tuctu Camp (Paria Valley – 3900m)
Today we face the hardest stage of the whole trek: Punta Union pass at 4750m. The view over Mounts Taulliraju, Artesonraju and Alpamayo, rewards us for all our efforts after a 4-hour ascent. We continue descending (2-3 hours) to our next camp at Tuctu, where perhaps we can see some Condors flying over the Morococha lagoon. Breakfast, Lunch Box and Dinner included.
Day 4: Tuctu – Huayripampa - Vaqueria Camp - Huaraz
From Tuctu our trek will take us to pass the Huayripampa gorge and valley. On the way, we will enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains: Chacraraju, Piramide, etc. After 4 hours of hiking, we will arrive to the settlement of Vaqueria where we meet our vehicle which will take us back to the city of Huaraz. During our drive, we will reach the Portachuelo pass at 4750m from where we descend to the beautiful Llanganuco Lakes (3860m) before continuing to Huaraz where we arrive late in the afternoon. Breakfast and Lunch Box included.
Note: During the trek, baggage weight allowance per passenger is 5 kgs (this to be carried by our donkeys)
All transfers; professional English/Spanish speaking guide, noted meals, complete camping equipment (tents for 2 persons, dining tent, and kitchen tent), and complete food services while on the trek, cook, helpers, horses, horse keepers, first aid kit, and entrance fee.
Extras; tips; personal travel insurance; personal trekking equipment.
Guaranteed with minimum 8 participants