Santa Cruz - Ulta trekking 6 days
The Trekking Santa Cruz Ulta. One of the most popular long walks in the Cordillera Blanca by its spectacular mountains as Alpamayo, Artesonaraju, Taulliraju and other mountains more, and lagunas crystalline , in where we will pass 2 steps as Punta Unio 4750mt and the Yanayacu 4850mtt, this long walk is of 6 days within the Cordillera Blanca.
Timing: 6 days / 5 nights
Season: April / October
Trekking Grade: Medium
Minimum: 2 Passengers
Prices: On request
Day 1: Huaraz _Cashapampa (2900mt) _ Llamacorral at (3760mt)
After the breakfast in the hotel we will aboard in our private bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. passing different traditional Andean towns, first arriving and making the first stop in Carhuaz (2650m), here we will find the traditional made at home ice-crams from local fruits, and authentic and ecological handcrafts shown in el abuelo handcrafts shop, el abuelo is a shop located in the main square, where we will enjoy Carhuaz’ native products, then we will continue with our travel passing the Yungay, this city was buried by an avalanche that fell down from Huascaran mountain in 1970, the new Yungay (2500m), after this city, we will get the Caraz city (2400m)where we will buy some things, then we will continue our travel to get the last Cashapampa District arriving around 10am , where we will meet our donkey and donkey drivers to transport our hiking equipments, from here we will start hiking up after walking 2hours half we will have lunch, then we will continue hiking up, after hiking up for 5 or 6 hours we will get the first camp the named Llamacorral, arriving around 4pm. Overnight camping at (3800m).
Day 2: Llamacorral _ Taullipampa at (4100mt)
After the breakfast in the morning we will start hiking up at 9am.after hiking up 2 hours we will get the Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha lake, after visit these lakes we will continue hiking up to get the way Alpamayo and Taullipampa, where we will have lunch, then we will climb up for about 1 hour to get the Base Camp Alpamayo, where we will enjoy the splendid views of Alpamayo and Quitaraju Mountains in the south side Artesonraju, Paron and Aguja mountains. After enjoy this views we will go down and hiking up for about 1 hour half to get the second camp the named Taullipampa, arriving around 3 or 4pm. Overnight camping at (4200m).
Day 3: Taullipampa _ Cachinapampa at (2800mt)
After the breakfast in the morning we will start hiking up at 8am. After hiking up 4 hours we will get the Punta Union pass (4750m) where we will have lunch enjoying the splendid views of the mountains, landscapes, matching its natural mountain colors in the blue sky, the white mountains, Dark green hills, turquoise lakes, feeling the Andean fresh air at this altitude, after this we will go down for about 3 hours half aprox to get the last camp the named Cachinapampa, Overnight camping at (3800m).
Day 4: Cachinapampa _ Vaqueria _ Avalancha at (4500mt)
After the breakfast in the morning we will start going down for about 2 hours half to get the small village of Colcabamba, here we will have a rest for snacks, then continue to the next village of Yerbabuena, here we will have lunch in adequate place, after lunch and rest we will continue for about two hours closer to the glacier, here we will have spectacular views of avalanches falling down making noise from the Contrahierbas mountains, here we will prepare our camping place, about 4500masl, dinner and overnight, in the place called avalanche due to the avalanches falling down.
Day 5: Avalancha _ Yanayacu Pass (4850mt) _ Ulta
After our usual breakfast in the morning we will pack our camping equipment and start going up to the Yanayacu pass 4850 masl, from this pass we will have nice views of the mountains such as; Chopicalqui, Contrahierbas, Ulta and Chequiaraju, then continue going down the Ulta valley and then closer to the car trail we will set up our camping place, dinner and overnight around 4100 masl.
Day 6: Ulta _ Huaraz
After the breakfast we will continue going down to the Ulta small valley, we have to go down for about one hour and half to get the first small district of Shilla where we can find some small shops to provide us soda drinks, then continue down to Carhuaz, here we will stop for toilet of some necessity, then continue direct to Huaraz, overnight hotel Huaraz.