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Duration: 9 Days (4 days trekking)
Grade: Moderate - Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: 4750m / 15583 ft
Average Walking / Day: 6 to 7 hours

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 Join us on one of the most popular trekking circuits in the Peruvian Andes,  the Cordillera Blanca - the Santa Cruz trek. Explore one of the highest mountain ranges in the world; snow covered peaks exceeding 6000 m / 19 685 ft, consisting of mountains such as Huascaran 6 768m / 22 205 ft (the highest peak in the Peruvian Andes), the many multicolored lakes, rivers and beautiful Andean flora.   Throughout the trek you will stay in tents and will be supported by local guides, donkeys and their muleteers, which means that you only carry a day pack during the day.


Total Distance: 50km
Total Ascent: 4,750m
Total Estimated Time: 4 Days
Availability: Apr - Oct


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Please note this trek is classed as MODERATE - STRENUOUS.
A moderate to strenuous trek requires a medium level of fitness. During these treks you will be required to walk up to 6 hours in one day. The trails will not always be clear and may at times be narrow and steep. You will be at times quite high in altitude so should be prepared for colder conditions and occasional snow. Moderate to strenuous treks are normally in well facilitated areas but at times you should be prepared for minimal facilities and amenities, esp. if it is a camping trek. And you will be more isolated from major roads and towns.

A full kit list will be provided upon booking onto the trek.


Day 1: Arrival in Lima. Hotel night

Day 2: Transfer by bus Lima - Huaraz. Hotel night

Day 3: Acclimatisation hike. Hotel night

Day 4: Huaraz 3100 m– Cashapampa 2900 – Llamacorral 3800m. Camping night.

Day 5: Llamacorral – Taullipampa 4250m. Camping night.

Day 6:Taullipampa – Punta Union pass 4750m – Huaripampa valley 3750m. Camping night.

Day 7: Huaripampa –  Portachuelo pass 4760m - Vaqueria – Huaraz. Hotel night.

Day 8: Transfer by bus Huaraz - Lima. Hotel night.

Day 9: Hotel - Airport.

Please note: TREKS & TIARAS reserves the right to change the route and itinerary dependent upon the fitness of members,  safety reasons and weather conditions. Should we not be able to attempt the route then an alternative route will be offered.

What's Included:

  • Transfers
  • Bus from Lima - Huaraz - Lima
  • 2 nights hotel in Lima + 3 nights hotel in Huaraz (double rooms in 3 star hotels)
  • Acclimatisation hikes
  • Meals during trekking days (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • All in country transport during trip
  • A Professional Trekking Guide
  • All camping & cooking equipment
  • Camp cook for the trek 
  • Horse man and Pack animals (donkeys and/or horses)
  • Entrance Fee
  • Coaching during the trek
    An opportunity to chat 1-1 if there is an issue you want to explore

What's Not Included:

  • Flights to and from Lima
  • Taxes
  • Visa fees
  • Soft and alcoholic beverages
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Travel, Personal, and medical insurance
  • Tips