Santa Cruz Llanganuco Trekking 6 days
Hike through the very heart of the Cordillera, where Peru’s highest mountains soar thousands of feet above. The Santa Cruz trek works its way over 2 high passes catching stunning views of Huascaran, Chopiqualqui and the Huandoys, then on past two glacial lakes in the valley Llanganuco.
Timing: 6 days / 5 nights
Season: April / October
Trekking Grade: Medium
Day 1: Huaraz _Cashapampa (2900mt) _ Llamacorral at (3760mt)
Depart Huaraz and drive to the small village of Cashapampa to meet your donkeys and begin your trek up the beautiful Santa Cruz Valley. Hike about 4 hours before setting up campand settling in for the evening in an area called Llamacorral
Day 2: Llamacorral _Visit Base Camp Alpamayo _Taullipampa at (4100mt)
We continue the trek by the broad and flat creek Santa Cruz, crossing gaps Ichiccocha and Jatuncocha; quisuar arrive at where we started a trek to basecamp side of the creek by Alpamayo Arhuaycocha from where they have splendid views of Quitaraju (6040 m), Alpamayo (5947 m), Artezonraju (6025 m) and others, and then cross into our camp in Taullipampa (4000 m) at the foot of impressive Taulliraju (5830 m).
Day 3: Taullipampa _Punta Union Pass (4750mt) _Cachinapampa at (2800mt)
This will be a long and tiring day, rising by a steep and zigzag path between the impressive Taulliraju and flanked by the turquoise lagoon of Taullicocha arrived at Punta Union (4750 m), 3 hours, from where the currency Chacraraju (6112 m ), Artezonraju (6025 m), Pyramid (5885 m), Huandoy (6395 m), Alpamayo (5940 m), Santa Cruz (6259 m), Rinrihirca (5810 m), Taulliraju (5830 m) and others; toward the flank Eastern Cordillera white began to descend by the gaps in Morococha to the wide and long stream of Huaripampa quenuales crossing forests and meadows Andean pleasant, we are approaching our camp.
Day 4: Cachinapampa _ Pampamache at (3760mt)
We continue to fall until the small Andean village of Colcabamba (3350 m), 1 hour, a short stop and began to climb toward Vaquería (3700 m), 2 hours, and then reach our camp in Pampamache (4300 m).
Day 5: Pampamache _ Portachuelo Llanganuco Pass (4767mt) _ Cebollapampa at (4100mt)
This last day trek to reach the highest point on our tour: Portachuelo Llanganuco (4765 m). From our camp in Pacchapampa began the ascent to reach Portachuelo (3 h) from where they have splendid views of Huascaran north (6768 m), Huascaran south (6650 m), Chopicalqui (6354 m), Huandoy (6395 m), Pisco (5752 m). Then go down the ravine Llanganuco visiting gaps Llanganuco: Orkoncocha Chinancocha.
Day 6: Cebollapampa _ Return at huaraz per vehicle private.