The Santa Cruz Trek in Peru Package is a 8-Day/7-Night package which includes 4-Days/3-Nights back packing in the Cordillera Blanca Huaraz area of Peru. The weather during the winter months of Peru is ideal for hiking this beautiful mountain range with stunning views of Mountains for 22 thousand feet. This inclusive guided trek is fully guided with expert guides, tents, meals and increditable scenery. This particular Trek is very remote and does not attract the crowds like the Inca Trail, but is one of the truly amazing hikes in South America. Day - to - Day
Day 01 - USA / Lima
Arrival into Lima Peru. Overnight airport hotel
Day 02 - Lima / Huaraz
Morning transfer from Lima to Huaraz. On arrival transfer to your hotel in Huaraz, Andino Club Hotel
Day 03 - Huaraz -
Day hiking excursion to acclimate to altitude
Overnight: Andino Club Hotel
Day 4: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral
Pick up in the hotel and transfer to Cashapampa 2900m/ 9 514 ft. the starting point, place where the Horseman and his pack animals wait for us. Your Trek starts here amoung the typical Andean trees as you walk through Santa Cruz valley to get to Llamacorral campsite at 3760m / 12 335 ft.
Day 5: Llamacorral – Taullipampa
After breakfast we begin through Santa Cruz valley visiting alpine lakes such as Ichiq cocha and Hatun cocha, (For English: small and big lakes respectively); Your guide will lead you through the valley with secenic views of the snow covered peaks and the Andean flora. Tonight we set up camp at Taullipampa 4200 m / 13 780 ft,
Day 6: Taullipampa – Punta Union pass – Huaripampa valley
Today we go up to Punta Union 4750m / 15584 ft, the highest point of the circuit, approximately 3 hours, from here we can see the peaks of Taulliraju, Rinrihirka, Paria, Etc. We continue down to the Huaripampa valley 3900m / 12 795 ft, where we will set up camp.
Day 7: Huaripampa – Vaqueria – Huaraz
Today we hike to Vaquería a small village, approximately 4 hours of hiking.Here we will board our vehicle to take us to Huaraz city; on the way we will stop in Portachuelo pass 4760m / 15 617 ft, from this pass we can see many mounts like: Chacraraju, Pisco, Chopicalqui and the Peruvian Andes highest peak Huascaran 6768m / 22204 ft, we also will visit Llanganuco lakes, Orqon cocha and Chinan cocha. Afternoon arrival in Huaraz.
Overnight: Andino Club Hotel
Day 08 - Huaraz - Lima
Transfer from your hotel and travel to Lima. Extend your package with a post or pre trip to Machu Picchu or fly home back to the USA.
Package Land Arrangement Includes:
• 1-Night in Lima accommodations
• RT Bus Transportation from Lima to Huaraz
• 3-night accommodation at the Andino Club Hotel
• 4-Day / 3-Nights Santa Cruz guided trek
• Sightseeing with English speaking guides as indicated in itinerary,
• Transfers as indicated
• Meals during the Trek as indicated
Contact us at Peru TravelPOINTS for complete details on this Trek at 303-938-9018...