4-Day Trekking Around Llanganuco Santa Cruz - Huaraz

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Jiron Las esmeraldas in Huaraz
  • Return Details :
    In your hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


One of the world's classic treks!
This 4-day circuit will let you appreciating the Tropical's highest peak in the World, Huascaran (6,768masl) and one of the most beautiful mountain in the world, Alpamayo, takes us through three valleys; LLanganuco, Huaripampa and Santa Cruz to enjoy the stunning Andean views and its distinctive cultures.
Ranking easy to moderate, just one high pass, theres so many spots to enjoy: the Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha lakes, the Quenual, glaciers, waterfall, etc.


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Day 1: Huaraz Vaqueria - Paria
Driving further north to the trail-head we'll be passing the town of Yungay, which was completely destroyed by the 1970 avalanche killing 20,000 inhabitants.
The road winds up into the valley between Huascaran massif and the Huandoy three-pronged peak. LLanganuco, as the area is known, has the two lakes of Chinancocha and Orconcocha, with turquoise blue waters.
We'll cross LLanganuco at 4,750masl, surrounded by imposing summits of Chopicalqui, the two Huascarans peaks, the four Huandoys peaks, the two Piscos peaks, Chacraraju and Yanapaccha.

Continue on to Vaqueria (3,750masl - meters above sea level). The trek starts with a leisurely walk down towards a trail which makes its way over a small ridge and into the Huaripampa valley. On our way, well be immersed in a green forest, very rich in different kinds of local trees, bushes, mushrooms, moss and lichens.
Overnight in Paria at 3,870masl (Meters above sea level)

Day 2: Paria Punta Union Pass - Taullipampa
Today is filled with pleasant surprises and great views as we walk through grassy areas and along the Morococha Lakes.
Climbing Inca stone-carved steps, we arrive to Punta Unin Pass (4,750masl).

The panorama of Santa Cruz valley is dominated by the impressive iced walls of Taulliraju above Taullicocha Lake. Also is a good place to recognize some mountain such as Rinrijirca, Quitaraju, Artesonraju.
Our camp site is in Taullipampa at 4,250masl.

Day 3: Taullipampa Alpamayo Base Camp LLamacorral
Past the side-valley of Arhuaycocha (with the option to view Mt. Alpamayo), we continue down the Santa Cruz valley. The landscape changes and scree slopes appear on each side of the now marshy meadow, as well as rock boulders fallen from eroded walls above.

Towards the end of the day we walk out of the ever-narrowing canyon into LLamacorral. During the way we are appreciating the Lakes Jatuncocha and Ichiccocha.

Day 4: LLamacorral Cashapampa Huaraz

The trail goes down the left ridge of the deep Santa Cruz Valley provides us with opportunities to appreciate various vegetation ecosystems as we pass from areas with high altitude plants to tracts with tropical species such as bromeliads and orchids covering the granite walls.
The rocky silhouette of the Cordillera Negra on the horizon announces our approach to Cashapampa Village (2,900masl), from where we transfer to Huaraz.


Car Transportation between Huaraz/VaqueriaCashapampa/Huaraz

Mountain Tents: for 2 people, dinning and kitchen tents

Bilingual certificated guide

Mountain chef

Mule drivers

Logistical support: Mules

Meals: based in variate meals (breakfast, box lunch, tea time, dinner)

Vegetarian option


Alcoholic beverages

Entrance fees. National Park (When you are joining in a group)


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Totally escorted and personalized

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required