Trekking Santa Cruz to Vaqueria
Turismo Exploring Peru invite you to participate in the most visited trekking in the Cordillera Blanca, have a moderate difficulty and reaches a maximum height in the Punta Union pass (4.750 m) and Portachuelo of Llanganuco (4.765 m) are on their way a variety of flora, fauna, lakes of cold water, beautiful view of mountains such as Alpamayo, Artezon, Quitaraju and a panoramic view of the Santa Cruz Valley and Huaripampa.
Trek Details: Altitude Between : 2,900 / 4,767 m.s.n.m Duration : 05 Days / 04 Nights Difficulty : Easy / Moderate Start : Huaraz Finish : Huaraz Activity : Nature Culture and Adventure PROGRAM: Day 01 Huaraz / Acclimatization short trek Laguna Churup / Hotel (Optional) Departure 7:00 am transfer by private transportation from Huaraz to Pitec 3,700 m (45 minutes drive) where we left the minibus and we wait until we return from the lake, then start walking to the lake Churup 2 hrs. Approx. height 4,400 m The lake is surrounded by quenuales, quisuares and ichu around you can see various species of birds including wild ducks, return to Huaraz (B, L, D) Slope: + 700 m / - 700 m (duration 2/3 hrs approx.) Day 02 Huaraz (3,090 m) / Conay / Llamacorral (3,760 m) Transfer by minivan to the north of the city of Huaraz passing the towns of Carhuaz, Yungay, Caraz, then reach Cashapampa (Conay) 2,900 m from this place we will begin our trek to the camp of Llamacorral 3,760 m (B, L, D) Slope: + 860 m (duration 3/4 hrs approx.) Day 03 Llamacorral / Arhuaycocha Lake (Alpamayo base camp) / Taullipampa (4,250 m) We continue our walk along the wide, flat valley of Santa Cruz, crossing lake Ichiccocha and Hatuncocha from quisuar begin a side walk to the base camp of Alpamayo and Arhuaycocha, to the lake where we will have splendid views of Quitaraju 6.040 m, 5.947 m Alpamayo, 6.025 Artezonraju my other, then cross over to our camp in Taullipampa (B, L, D) Slope: + 490 m (duration 3/4 hrs approx.) Day 04 Taullipampa / Punta Union Pass (4,750 m) / Cachinapampa (3,600 m) Start up to the pass of Punta Union 4,750 m from this point appreciate much of the Cordillera Blanca and cordillera Negra then begin to descend to Huaripampa valley to reach our camp at 3,600 m Cachinapampa (B, L, D) Slope: + 500 m / - 1.150 m (duration 6/7 hrs approx.) Day 05 Cachinapampa / Huaripampa / Vaqueria / Llanganuco Lakes / Huaraz Continue down to the small town of Huaripampa, and climb to the town of Vaqueria and return by minibus to Yungay and Huaraz, transfer to hotel (B, L) Slope: - 100 / + 700 m / m (duration 4/5 hrs approx.) SERVICES INCLUDE: Hotel 3 *** Double Room (2 Night) Bus Lima / Huaraz / Lima Trekking Guide Cook Donkey Drivers Food during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Camping equipment (personal tent, dining, kitchen and bathroom) Donkeys to transport luggage and food Private tourist transportation First aid kit Personal Assistance NOT INCLUDE: Personal clothing for trek Additional Tours Meals Extras in cities Entrance fee to Huascaran National Park Alcoholic beverages Personal Kit Seating Extras Airport taxes Laundry Sleeping bag Tips Recommendations What You Must Carry: Warm clothes (sweater, hat, gloves, waterproof jacket, light clothes for the day) Sunscreen, insect repellent, toiletries kit Sleeping bag, mat backpack, water bottle Shoes for walking Camera Front (light) Sunglasses More info: http://www.exploringperu.com/trekking-santa-cruz-vaqueria/