Santa Cruz Trek 8 days / 7 nights
Day 1: Arrival to Lima
After the International flight from Home you will arrive in Lima, where our representative will be waiting for you and transfer you to your hotel.
Stay overnight at Hotel Casa Andina Miraflores, or Similar.
Day 2: Lima – City Tour – Huaraz
Our day begins with an introduction to the pre-Hispanic cultures near “La Huaca Pucllana”, a visit to the impressive Historical Center of Lima: Its palaces, mansions, churches and squares, the Los Olivos,(another beautiful District of Lima), ending with a visit to the residential and San Isidro financial and an unforgettable view of the Pacific Ocean in the district of Miraflores, where we will have a walk at the Love the park with a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Free afternoon and them Transfer to the bus station in Lima, here you will take a late night bus ride to Huaraz, which will last approximately 8 hours. You will arrive on the morning of the next day to Huaraz, transfer from the bus station to the hotel, check in and rest day to acclimatize or optional hike to Churup Lake.
After a very early breakfast we begin our hour bus ride towards Pitec, here we begin to walk for approximately 3 hours until we reach the Churup Lake. Under “Glacier Churup”, on the way you will appreciate the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra and you will have a panoramic view of the city Huaraz. The lagoon Churup is characterized by a clarity of its water permitting see the bottom. We will stop here for enjoy the Nature of National Park of Huascaran and after a lunch box we return to Huaraz. Overnight at Arawi Pastoruri Hotel or similar.
Day 4: Huaraz – Vaqueria – Quebrada Paria
Our tour begin early in the morning, as we drive along the way with amazing views after an hour and thirty minutes we will arrive to Huascaran National Park, them the drive continue on a narrow road as it twists and turns to the pass at Portachuelo de Llanganuco, (14,000ft). If the view is clear, we will enjoy a spectacular view of the highest snow peak in Peru Mt. Huascaran, and also Huandoy, Pisco and Chacraraju, at Vaqueria our horseman’s will join us to begin our adventure, our hike will begin with a decent of 40 minutes and them most of today’s hike its uphill until we reach Quebrada Paria our first campsite.
The trail begins ascending towards Punta Union pass 15800Ft. The highest point in our trek before we reach the summit we will stop for lunch and reenergize, after we will conquer the top, where as usual if the weather its nice we will enjoy amazing views of the snow mountains on the Cordillera Blanca, from here this point most of our trail is mild and before sunset we will arrive to Taullipampa our camp side for the night.
Day 6: Taullipampa – Llamacorral
The trail continue down, this day with and optional hike to the Santa Cruz valley where you may be able to view Mt. Alpamayo. The landscape of your Peru tour changes as screen slope and rock boulders appear on each side of the now marshy meadow. Toward the end of the day, trek out of the ever-narrowing gully into Llamacorral, this evening’s campsite.
The early morning’s hike begins with a steep descent to Cashapampa where a vehicle will take you back to Huaraz, arriving in the afternoon. Overnight at Arawi Pastoruri Hotel or similar.
Day 8: Huaraz – Lima – Home
This last day we take the bus ride back to Lima, then we will transfer you to you International flight, to go home, end of our service.