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Santa Cruz Trek Package Trip

The Classic Santa Cruz Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Cordillera Blanca (white-mountain range). The trek takes you through fertile alpine valleys, has views of magnificent, spiraling high glaciated peaks, flower-filled meadows and glacier-fed turquoise lakes. This world-renown circuit crosses from one side of the Cordillera Blanca range to the other through ascending the Punta Union Pass reaching an elevation of 15,584 ft / 4750m, and then descends into the rich lush Paria Valley. As we hike through the Paria valley headed to Vaqueria, the end of the trek, you’ll pass through the small mountain village of Huaripampa where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the exceedingly warm, kind and gentle Quechua mountain people.

The Santa Cruz circuit can be accomplished in either a 4 day and 3 night trek or, if you choose, can be modified to be 5 days and 4 nights by either adding in a rest day “chillin out” and taking in the sights at the relaxing and breath taking grassy pasture of Taullipampa camp at 13,944 ft / 4250m couldn’t be a more perfect resting place with an option of half day hike up to the base camp of Alpamayo, considered by most mountaineers to be the world’s most beautiful mountain.

Difficulty:  easy to moderate
Total nights in the mountains: 3 Itinerary lengths Lima to Lima: 10 days

Edita, Greg... Well...
I'm home unpacking/storing luggage and gear, unloading pictures, doing laundry and just beginning to reflect on what an amazing (and unfortunately quick) adventure I just experienced. Santa Cruz Trek was “Awesome trip. The allure of the Andes Mountains is amazing.  The more I think of it, the more mind-boggling it seems, we packed so much into a short time. I definitely need to plan more time next time! The breadth and magnificence of this trip and the very professional services rendered by your company were everything you assured they would be
Thank you both again for everything. It was a pleasure meeting and exploring Peru with Inkaland Treks...  I look forward to doing it again in the hopefully not too distant future. You both made the experience unforgettable for me...  A treasure ... I would gladly and safely recommend Inkaland Treks to anyone.”
Jay Boucher/ USA – Santa Cruz June 2012


“The trip itinerary and logistics were perfectly planned and executed.  Inkaland Treks support team were very friendly, warm, knowledgeable and helpfully accommodating to our every request. The food they served us for breakfast, lunch and dinner was excellent albeit more that I could ever consume.  Our adventure trip with Inkaland Treks was superb and we have shared our level of confidence and satisfaction with all our hiking friends throughout New England and New York. Thank you Edita for you trek leadership and all that you did to make our trip safe, exciting and fun.
Ken & Tomoko – Santa Cruz Trek July 2012

Santa Cruz Trek 10 Days Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive to Peru / Private pick-up at the Lima Airport. Transfer to hotel in Lima
Day 2: Private transfer in the morning to the bus station or Airport /Flight to Huaraz or Day Bus to Huaraz / Hotel Huaraz
Day 3: Day Hike - Willkacocha Lake / Huaraz Hotel
Day 4: Day Hike – Churup Lake / Huaraz Hotel
Day 5: Trek starts- Huaraz –Cashapampa- Llamacorral (Camp 1)
Day 6: Llamacorral – Taullipampa (Camp 2)
Day 7: Taullipampa – Paria (Camp 3) 
Day 8: Paria – Vaqueria – Huaraz / Hotel 
Day 9: Relax in Huaraz / Lunch Celebration banquet at the end of trip (Pachamanca) / night bus to Lima
Day 10: Flight to Lima / afternoon city tours / night flight back home

Price per person includes:
Price with Flight Service Lima / Huaraz / Lima
Santa Cruz Trek   

Price with Bus Service Lima / Huaraz / Lima
Santa Cruz Trek
 

Included and Not Included in Service Price:  
* Huaraz Acclimatization Hikes (2):  Willkacocha Lake & Churup Lake (Days 3 & 4)
* Santa Cruz Trek:  4 days & 3 nights (Days 5, 6, 7 & 8)
* Lima Half Day City Tour

TRANSFERS IN LIMA
1: Airport to Lima Hotel
2: Transfer Hotel to Bus Station or Airport
3: Transfer Bus station or Airport to Hotel
4: Hotel to Airport / Return Flight back home

TRANSFERS IN HUARAZ
1: Airport or Bus Station to Huaraz Hotel
2: Transfer Hotel to Bus Station or Airport

BUS SERVICE: VIB class either on Cruz Del Sur or on Movil Tours
Travel time: 8 hours approximately
 
FLIGHT SERVICE: LC PERU 
Travel time: 1 hour and 10 minutes round trip.
 
HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS in LIMA & HUARAZ: Pricing options provided and included above for accommodations are based on Three Star Hotels in Lima; at El Tambo Peru Hotel located in the beautiful Miraflores section and in Huaraz at the San Sebastian Hotel. 

Trip Includes:
* All in-country transport during trip, including transport to and from the Lima airport
* First class bus tickets between Lima and Huaraz  or Flight Ticket
* Hotel accommodations for specified time in Lima and Huaraz
* Professional, English speaking guide for acclimatization activities and trek
* Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
* Technical mountaineering equipment
* All park entrance fees
* All camping & cooking equipment which is not included in the gear list
* Donkeys 
* Cook tent, eating tent, tables, chairs, and toilet tent
* First aid kit
* Celebration banquet at the end of trip  ( PACHAMANCA – a Peruvian traditional food)

Not Included:
* International flights to/from Lima and applicable airport taxes
* Personal clothing and equipment (check gear list attached)
* All food and drink during in-town days with the exception of the Celebration Banquet
* Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
* Travel, Personal, and/or medical insurance

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