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CORDILLERA BLANCA. Huaraz. Santa Cruz Trek, Huayhuash Trek.

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  • SANTA CRUZ TO VAQUERIA 4 Day TREK. (CORDILLERA BLANCA).
  • SUMMARY: The famous trek along the Santa Cruz and Huaripampa valleys, will offers great views and an ever changing landscape. It includes the mount Huascaran 6768 m (Highest peak in Peru), Alpamayo 5947 m (dubbed to be “World’s Most Beautiful Mountain”, Artesonraju 6025 m (Paramount’s live logo) among many others. The lakes seen on the second day are habitat for several shorebirds and waterfowl birds. Third day will take you over the South America’s Continental Divide. On the fourth day, trail will lead us through friendly villages.
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  • AVAILABILITY: All year round
  • BEST TIME: Mid-April to late October
  • DURATION: 4 days
  • DIFFICULTY: Easy - Moderate
  • MAX: ALTITUDE: 4750 m
  • ELEVATION: 2900 to 4750 meters
  • WALKING DISTANCE: 42 km o/w
  • INCLUDES: Ground transportation to/from trail heads, Guide, Cook, Mule driver and pack animals, your tent, group tent, toilet tent, full-board meals while hiking, table, chairs, sleeping pads.
  • NOT INCLUDED: Park entry fee S/65.00
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ITINERARY (suggested):
D1. Set off Caraz and ride 28km in about 1:10 hours and climbing +650 m by car to Cashapampa. Hike to camp at Llamacorral 3750 m (10 km, 4-5 hours, +900 m climb).
D2. Visit the two lakes, climb to the Alpamayo Mirador and camp at Taullipampa 4250 m, (14 km, 5-6 hours, +500 m climb).
D3. Climb Punta Union Pass at 4750 m (CWD = Continental Water Divide), descend to camp at Cachinapampa 3750 m, (3 km, +500 m, 2-3 hours / 7 km, -1000 m, 4-5 hours)
D4. Hike along the village of Huaripampa to Vaqueria (5 km, 1:30 hours, -350 m / 3 km, 2 hours, +250 m) then catch our transport to take us for the second Pass (Portachuelo Llanganuco 4767 m), a visit to the beautiful Llanganuco lakes and return to Caraz (3:30 hours).