Pick up at the bus terminal and transfer to the reserved hostel in Huaraz.
The staff of "Enrique Expedition Tours" and the trekking guide will inform you about the last details of the trekking expedition Santa Cruz – Llanganuco Cordillera Blanca – Peru.
1st day.- Huaraz (3090m) – Caraz (2290m) – Cashapampa (2900m).
Pick up at the hotel and transfer by private transport from Huaraz to the city of Yungay – Caraz. From here on until the village of Cashapampa we can enjoy the east side of the Cordillera Blanca. In Cashapampa, the donkey driver and his donkeys will be waiting for us to transport our trekking gear. From there we start the trek up until we reach our first camp Llamacorral (3760m).
(Elevation Change: +860m; Duration: approx. 4-5 hours).
2nd day.- Llamacorral (3760m) – Base camp Alpamayo (4600m) – Taullipampa (4250m).
We will leave the camp Llamacorral and pass by the lakes Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha. On a zigzag path will go up until we arrive at the Ravine of Ayhuaycocha. We will head further to the base camp of Mount Alpamayo, where we can see a lake of ice that is named like the ravine. We will enjoy the view of the mountains Aguja, Santa Cruz, Pumapampa, Curuicachajana, Quitaraju, Alpamayo, Pucahirca, Rinrinjirca, Taullipampa, Artesonraju, Paria and Millishraju. While we will return by the same way to Camp Taullipampa (4250m), we will have a very nice view of Mount Taulliraju.
(Elevation Change: +490m; Duration: approx. 5-6 hours).
3rd day.- Taullipampa (4250m) – Punta Unión (4750m) – Ravine Paria (3870m).
This day we will pass Punta Union (4750m), from where you have a breathtaking view of the Cordillera Blanca, as well as of the Ravine of Santa Cruz. We will observe the mountains Taulliraju, Rinrijircas, Pucahircas, Quitaraju, Santa Cruz, Artesonraju, Pyramid of Garcilaso, Paria and Millishraju. We will continue our trek to Camp Paria (3870m).
(Elevation Change: +500m; Duration: approx. 6-7 hours).
4th day.-Ravine of de Paria (3870m) – Vaqueria (3850m) – Portachuelo de Llanganuco – Huaraz.
We will hike along the Valley of Huaripampa and observe picturesque villages like Yurma, Huaripampa, Colcabamba. Furthermore we will have a spectacular view of Chacraraju. When we will arrive at the village Vaqueria, we will have a private bus drive back to Huaraz. We will first drive over the Portachuelo pass (4767 m), where we will have a great view of the Cordillera Blanca and the mountains Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju and Yanapaccha. Then we will descend until we arrive to lake Llanganuco. Passing by the town Yungay, we will be returned to Huaraz and to your hotel between 4-5 pm.
(Elevation Change: +897m; Duration: approx. 5-6 hours).
*** End of the Trekking Santa Cruz – Llanganuco Cordillera Blanca Peru ***