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4-Day Cordillera Blanca Trek / Santa Cruz Loop

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This trek is called the Santa Cruz Loop and offers a hike amidst towering peaks--Huascaran, Alpamayo, Taulliraju, Huandoy, and Chacrerau--in the glacial canyons of Peru's first mountain national park and biosphere reserve.

There is an excellent transportation service between Lima and Huaraz, with multiple departures daily. Certain times of the year there are also flights in small planes from Lima to Huaraz. Check with us for schedules.

2018 set departures for the group rates are every Sunday from April through October. Minimum 4 people. For groups of 2 or 3, please add US$195 per person. Single travelers contact us for a group to join.

Itinerary in Brief

  • DAY 1: Drive from Huaraz to trailhead at Cashapampa, hike to Llamacorral, camp overnight.
  • DAY 2: Hike to Taullipampa, camp overnight.
  • DAY 3: Hike to Paria, camp overnight.
  • DAY 4: Hike to Vaqueria, drive to Huaraz


  • Mountain peaks of the Cordillera Blanca
  • Rural villages and the Huascaran National park
  • Spectacular views!

LOCATIONS: Huaraz, Cordillera Blanca

ACTIVITIES: Mountain Trekking

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