Daily Tour

Classic Santa Cruz Trek & Pisco Mountain Climbing – 8 days

Santa Cruz

For those with only limited time or no previous experience of the high mountains, this short and easy trip will give you your first taste of the Cordillera Blanca. We walk up the Santa Cruz Valley towards Alpamayo Base Camp. On the third day, we go over the Punta Unión Pass (4 760 m) at the foot of the breathtaking Nevado Taulliraju

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    Price

    $880,00

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    Trips

    Daily Tour

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    Duration

    8 days 7 nights

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    Group Size

    Max Unlimited people

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    Location

    Peru

OVERVIEW TOUR

Description:

For those with only limited time or no previous experience of the high mountains, this short and easy trip will give you your first taste of the Cordillera Blanca. We walk up the Santa Cruz Valley towards Alpamayo Base Camp. On the third day, we go over the Punta Unión Pass (4 760 m) at the foot of the breathtaking Nevado Taulliraju. Then we head down towards the village of Colcabamba, nestled on the eastern slopes of the Cordillera Blanca.

As a fitting end to this trip, we climb the Nevado Pisco (5 752 m), which allows you to enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Cordillera Blanca.

Prices

  • Price sharing tour: US$  880/person (minimum number of people 6)
  • Price for private tour :

1 person: US$ 2200 /person

2 persons: US$ 1380 /person

3 persons: US$ 1150 /person

4 persons: US$ 1000 /person

5 to more persons: US$ 950 /person

Price includes

  • Private transport during the trip
  • Professional Mountain Guide: UIAGM – IFMGA
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
  • Collective technical equipment
  • Donkeys or horses and porters where applicable
  • Full camping and kitchen equipment. Complete food
  • kitchen tent, mess tent, two-people tents,  tables, chairs, and bathroom tent
  • First aid kit stocked for wilderness expedition
  • Entry to Huascaran National Park
  • Information and specific recommendations before the trekking
  • Permanent assistance of the agency throughout the duration of your stay

Gastronomy

eat healthy and natural foods

Wildlife Viewing

You may see cordor, many kinds of birds, South Andean Deer or Foxes on your visit to Cordillera Blanca.

Trekking

Trek one of the most famous and beautiful hiking routes in the world.

Not included in the price:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Accommodation and meals in Lima & Huaraz
  • Line Bus transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima
  • Acclimatization program preceding this trek
  • Personal clothing and equipment (such good shoes, a small back pack, clothes, sleeping bag and pad, etc.)
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

ITINERARY

After breakfast in the hotel we will travel by private bus along the Callejón de Huaylas. This drive takes us through many traditional Andean towns. We will make our first stop in Carhuaz (2650m). Here you will find homemade ice-cream from local fruits and authentic ecological handcrafts shown in el abuelo handcrafts shop. Then we will continue to the city of Caraz where we will purchase any needed supplies. From here we travel to the Cashapampa District to meet the donkey drivers at the trailhead. After the donkeys are loaded with our camping equipment we will set out on the five to six hour hike to our first camp, Llamacorral (3760m).
Today will be a full day of hiking and breathtaking vistas. After the breakfast we will begin the two-hour hike that will take us to Ichiccocha Lake and Jatuncocha Lake. later, we will arrive to Quisuar place, from here we continue for another 1 hour that takes us to the viewpoint of Alpamayo. From this, we can see the mountains Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Paron and Aguja. One more hour of hiking will bring us to our second camp site, Taullipampa 4250m.
After breakfast we will start hiking at 8:00am. A three hours hike will bring us to the Punta Union Pass (4750m) where we will have lunch while enjoying the splendid scenery. Complete panorama views of glaciated mountains, blue skies, and unique landscapes will be our companion during this high altitude picnic. After lunch we descend for approximately four to five hours to our final camp, Cachinapampa (3800m).
After breakfast we will descend for about 2 1/2 hours to Vaqueria. From here we begin the gradual ascent through unique Quenual Trees, where one can see many different animals such as the condor of the Cordillera Blanca. three hours of hiking will bring us to our campsite, Paccharuri (4100m). This camp reveals a great view of Mt. Chopicalqui.
After breakfast we will start at 8:00am. Portachuelo Pass (4770m) is our lunch time destination and normally takes about three hours to hike. From this pass you are rewarded with views deep in the heart of the Andes. Few people in the world have seen what your eyes will behold from this view the peak the highest of Peru (North and South Huascaran), Huandoys, Pisco, and Chacraraju, and so on. From here we descend for two hours to our next camp, Cebollapampa (3900m).
After breakfast in Cebollapampa we will start go up to the Base camp for about 3 hours and half, arriving there we will have lunch around 12:30hours. Arriving to the Base Camp we will enjoy the nice views of different peaks around like Huandoys, Chacraraju, Pisco and Chopicalqui, we will prepare our equipments to carry till Moraine camp, around 13:00hours we will going up to the Moraine for about 3 more hours over the rocky paths; we will have dinner early afternoon, overnight camping at (4850m).
After breakfast in the Moraine Camp at 4:00am approximately we will start climbing up for about 1 hour to get the glacier, here we’ll have to put our climbing equipment to start climbing up to the Pisco Summit (5750m), after climbing up for about 1 hour we’ll get a quite all of 40mtrs and 50 ° of difficult, after this all we have to climbing for about 2 hours half to get the Summit, where we’ll enjoy the nice views of different mountains such as: Artesonraju, Alpamayo, Caraz, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Yanapaccha, Chacraraju, Brogui, Huandoys, etc and a splendid turquoise lake of name (69 lake), after few minutes we’ll start go down to the Moraine Camp, when the porters will be waiting for us already with our equipments to continue go down to the base Camp, arriving to the Base Camp around 4:00pm approximately, overnight Camping at (4400m).
After the last breakfast in the base camp of the Pisco Mountain, we will descend to Cebollapampa, here will be waiting our private bus, and then immediately will aboard the bus to go back to Huaraz, passing the Llanganuco lake and then we will arrive the Control of Huascaran national Park, where we will registering whit our passport, then we will continue go down to Yungay, after this we will continue along the Callejon de Huaylas to the South side, arriving to Huaraz around 5pm approximately. Transfer to the Hotel.

PRICES & PAYMENT

$880,00 8 days 7 nights

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