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Santa Cruz - Ulta Trekking

Santa Cruz - Ulta Trekking

Santa Cruz - Ulta Trekking: Is interesting because making it you visit three different valleys, seeing the most important snow covered peaks of the highest tropical mountain, visiting typical Andean villages, you cross two high passes
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Santa Cruz - Ulta Trekking

Day 01: Huaraz – Cashapampa – Llamacorral 3760m.

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. 

Day 02: Llamacorral – viewpoint Alpamayo – Taullipampa 4250m.

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. From here we continue for another 1 hour that takes us to Quishuar, this place go up until viewpoint Alpamayo. From this vista we can see the mountains Alpamayo, Quitaraju, Artesonraju, Paron, and Aguja. Try to resist maxing your camera’s memory card at this location because there is much more to come. 1 more hour of hiking will bring us to our second camp site, Taullipampa 4250m.

Day 03: Taullipampa – Punta Union Pass 4750m – Cachinapampa.

After breakfast we will start hiking at 8:00am. A four-hour 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 hours to our final camp, Cachinapampa 3800m.

Day 04: Cachinapampa – Molinopampa 3600m.

After breakfast in the morning we will start go down to Colcabamba town for about 2 hours approximately, after arrive to Colcabamba we will walking for 1 hour more to get a good place camp to have lunch enjoying the nacie views of contrahierva mountains, etc, after that we will continue going up to place camp of Molinopampa, overnight camping at 3600m.

Day 05: Molinopampa - Avalancha 4500m.

After breakfast in the morning in Molinopampa we will start at 8am approximately, after hike up 3 hours half we will have lunch enjoying the nice panoramic of Contrahierva mountain and wild animals, after that we will continue go going up to place camp Avalancha for about 1 hours half approximately, overnight at 4500m.

Day 06: Avalancha – Yanayacu pass 4850m Ulta – Huaraz.

After breakfast in Avalancha camp site, we will start hiking up for about 2 hours to get to Yanayacu pass at 4850m, there we will have a splendid views of nice mountains like Huscaran south, Chopicalqui, Ulta, Hualcan, after that we will start go down to Ulta valley for about 3 hours called Cruzepampa, where our transfer will be waiting for us to transfer to Huaraz, arriving to Huaraz around 2:00pm.

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Edith Guillen Milla
Peruvian Trekking Guide - Tour Operador
Movil Phone: 998657095
Address: Jr. Lucar y Torre N° 585