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Santa Cruz Trek

A hiking experience along Cordillera Blancaย 

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Abel and your team

Abel was born and raised in Yungay, a small town outside of Huaraz, the closest town to the highest mountain in Peru, Huascaran. HE began hiking as a teenager and he was immediately in love with the amazing experience the Andes offered. Abel is a certified trekking guide, he is a certified for up to 5000 meters rescues. He s also Certified paramedic. Abel hopes to have the opportunity to introduce you to the country he loves in ways most guests to Peru never get to experience.

Abel was born and raised in Yungay, a small town outside of Huaraz, the closest town to the highest mountain in Peru, Huascaran. HE began hiking as a teenager and he was immediately in love with the amazing experience the Andes offered. Abel is a certified trekking guide, he is a certified for up to 5000 meters rescues. He s also Certified paramedic. Abel hopes to have the opportunity to introduce you to the country he loves in ways most guests to Peru never get to experience.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1 Huaraz - Vaqueria
    • 6:00 am - 8:23 pm

      Huaraz - Vaqueria

      We leave from Huaraz around 6:00. The road follows the river Rio Santa and passes several villages before arriving in the village of Vaqueria. On the way to Vaqueria, we stop at the beautiful lake sister lakes called Llanganuco. After our arrival at Vaqueria we load the donkeys. We will hike an easy 4 hours to our first camp at Pari zone. We highly recommend to arrive Huaraz at least 2 days before, to get well acclimatized. One day before the experience begin, is important to assist to a briefing session at 5:00 pm. Hiking time: 4 hours. Included meals: Lunch, dinner and snacks.

  • Day 2 Paria - Taullipampa
    • 6:30 am - 8:23 pm

      Paria - Taullipampa

      We wake you up with hot tea in your tent and we will have breakfast ready around 6:30. The group will walk about five hours before reaching the highest point in this trek. The trail starts ascending towards Punta Union pass at 4,750 m. We'll see Taulliraju looming above us and on the other side its glacial lake. From this high point, itโ€™s possible to see the all of Santa Cruz Canon, Artesonraju, Taulliraju, Rinrihircas, Chacraraju, Chopicalqui and Pucajircas. Hiking Time: 7 hours Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.

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