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Santa Cruz Trekking Shumaq Perú Cordillera Blanca
Trekking And Climbing In Cordillera Blanca – Santa Cruz Llanganuco Trek 4 to 5 Days
A popular shorter trek in the Cordillera Blanca. Its popularity is due to the spectacular mountain views, crystal blue lakes and the challenging pass Punta Union at altitude 4750m. An amazing variety of scenery in only 4 or 5 days and an achievable high mountain trek for any people with a love of the outdoors & reasonable fitness level.
This is a great trek to combine with the Pisco Mountain climbing in 7 or 8 days for those people who would like to see a wide variety of scenery in the Peruvian Andes with only limited vacation time It is also an excellent trek to acclimatize for another serious mountains.
Plamen Shopski from Italy said: We just wanted to thank you again for the hospitality we received in Huaraz and the beautiful Santa Cruz trek, of which we enjoyed every minute. The organization was perfect, the food very good and the crew members’ friendly and very kind. Visit www.planetrek.net
Day 1: Drive Huaraz to Cashapampa & Hike to Llama corral
Drive to Cashapampa 2800m 3 hours. Hike continuously upwards through the Santa Cruz river canyon to camp at Llama corral 3750m 5 hours.
Day 2: Llama corral to Taullipampa
An easier day hiking in a wide, open valley to Taullipampa 4250m. 4 hours
(Optional extra day) Stay another night at beautiful Taullipampa campsite. Options to visit Alpamayo Base Camp, Lake Arhuaycocha, climb Centillo Peak 5000m or have a rest day
Day 3 (or 4): Punta Union Pass to Paria
Climb steadily up for 2 to 3 hours to the pass Punta Union 4750m then descend to camp in a secluded valley away from the main trail at Paria 3850m. 7 hours.
Day 4 (or 5): To Vaqueria – Llanganuco & Return to Huaraz
Follow easily down the valley Quebrada Huaripampa passing through farming settlements and villages, and then a short climb to the road end at Vaqueria 4 to 5 hours walk. Our private van will take us over the pass Portuchuelo 4767m, passing the famous Llangunuco Lakes and then to return to Huaraz.
• Santa Cruz Trek to Ulta Vally 6-7 days
• Santa Cruz trek / Around Alpamayo trek 12 – 13 days
• Santa Cruz trek / 69 Lake 8-9 days
• Santa Cruz trek / Pisco Mountain climbing 8-9 days
Capital . caraz
Altitud : 2256 m.a.s.l
Caraz Capital of Huaylas province, thiAn easier day hiking in a wide, open valley to Taullipampa 4250m. 4 hourss is the last city in the northern part of the Callejon de Huaylas.Surrounded by colorful fields full of carnations, roses, lilies, chrysanthemums and other flowers, the town has retained the traditional building style of before the 1970 earthquake.
The asphalt road, whichegan in Pativilca, ends here, but the Cañon del pato gravel road continues north to Huallanca and the hydroelectric station.
Laguna dse Paron : this lagoon is 31 kilometers from Caraz ,with crystal blue waters it is one of the largest in the white mountain range .from this area you can appreciate the spectacle of a number of mountains range . Mountain including Huandoy, pisco and Garcilazo, etc
Cañon del Pato : (Duck canyon ) 39 kilometers beyond Caraz in the district of Huallanca ,the giant granite rocks of the white and black mountains ranges merge to form a spectacular 15 meters wide canyon the torrent known as the Santa river passes through the canyon and flows to the sea . Taking advantage of geographical marvel, the duck canyon hydroelectric scheme has been constructed at this site