This is a special mini-trekking along the famous Santa Cruz Llanganuco circuit especially for those traveling with little time but still want to experience the splendor of the Cordillera Blanca mountain scenery. The tour offers mountain scenery offering spectacular views of snow capped mountains, the vertical walls of rock, crystal clear lakes and the challenging pass Punta Union at 4750 m altitude, all in only three days. This is a walk, suitable only for people of ability who are already well acclimated. This is an ideal route to merge with walks and excursions to other parts of Peru or extra acclimatization climb
Timing: 3 days / 2 nights
Season: April / October
Trekking Grade: Medium
Day 01: Huaraz / Transfer to Vaqueria / Trekking to Paria Camp (3810mt) Camp
Departure to the famous Llanganuco,and then small town of Vaquería (3600m) where we start trekking. A rising gradually relaxed walk through the valley's agricultural colonies Huaripampa, then enter the the park's wilderness and camp in a hidden valley isolated Paria (3900m) 4 hours
Day 02: Paria / Trekking to Punta Unión Pass (4750mt) / Taullipampa Camp (4254mt) Camp
A sustained rise to a strong showing in a granite wall which is the pass over the right, Punta Union (4750m). The huge snow atop the mountain Taulliraju dominates the skyline and we also see Quitaraju Rinrihirca and mountains, and in the distance looms Jatuncocha blue lagoon. After admiring the view and take pictures, we take an easy path zig zag to our camp in a meadow in Taullipampa (4254m) 6 hours.
Day 03: Taullipampa / Llamacorral Camp (3760m) / Descend through Quebrada Santa Cruz / Cashapampa / Transfer to Huaraz
We make a short detour to hike up the mountain overlooking the famous Alpamayo, once we saw the most beautiful mountain in the world. Then we have a long but easy hike up the hill along a well near a river falling the people of Cashapampa (2900m) 6 hours in a private car ahead and return to Huaraz.