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March 2, 2006 at 2:20 pm #30054
SANTA CRUZ TREK
Llanganuco – Cashapampa
1 Day: Huaraz – Llanganuco Lake
After the breakfast in the Hotel we will aboard the Bus to go along the Callejón de Huaylas in the north side of Huaraz. Passing different traditional Andean towns, first Carhuas (2650m), where we will enjoy Carhuas’ native products, then we will continue with our travel to the next town of Yungay, this city was buried by an Avalanche that fell down from Huascaran Mountain in 1972, the the New Yungay (2500m), from here we have to start going up to the Llanganuco Valley, for the entrance to the Llanganuco Valley we will register in the National Parks Control, here passengers will start hiking up, along the Llanganuco Valley a nice trail called maria Josefa, then after one ahour and half walk we will arrive to Llanganuco lakes we will have lunch, then continue walking to the next lake and we will set our camping in the top of the second lake fo llanganuco calles Yuraccorral 3863masl.
2 Day: Llanganuco Lake – Portachuelo Pass – Vaqueria
after the breakfast in the camp site we will continue hiking up to the portachuelo pass (4767m) if the there is no cloud we will appreciate impressionant peaks of the Mountains, Huascaran, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Huandoy, and others, from here we will go down along the Morococha valley to our camp place to Vaqueria (3600m aprox) and overnight Camping
3 Day: Vaqueria – Paria
Today we will start our trekking, first we will make a short walk down and start going up by the Huaripampa valley, we will have most beautiful walking by the Andean small villages and full of pastures, we will arrive to the Paria small ravine where we will camp (3800m).
4 Day: Paria – Taullipampa
Today we will go up to the pass of Punta Union (4750m) from here we will have impression ant views of the mountains, landscapes, matching its natural mountain colours in the blue sky, the white mountains, Dark green hills, turquoise lakes, feeling the Andean fresh air at this altitude, from a short stop we will continue now going down until our camping place of Taullipampa (4250m) overnight camping
5 Day. Taullipampa – Llamacorral
Today we will have easy walking down almost flat area, but after to start walking flat area we will go a short path to the base camp of Alpamayo, ‘cause we can’t miss to enjoy the world’s most beautiful mountain, then we will continue walking down passing by the small lakes named Jatun cocha and Ichic cocha, in a few hours we will get our camp place of Llamacorral at (3760m) overnight camping
6 Day. Llamacorral – Cashapampa – Huaraz
From here we will start our last day trekking, going down by the beautiful valley full of plants, as we close to the town of cashapampa the valley will be narrow, and we will finish our trekking for about mid day, so we will go to the hot springs for about 30 minutes walking to have relax after 4 days trek, from here we will aboard our bus to Huaraz to our hotel arriving to Huaraz at 6 or 7pm.August 24, 2006 at 11:35 pm #30875
I own an outdoor adventure company and we are venturing into the Cordillera Blanca. I was curious if anyone would be willing to share what you feel are some great treks for novice-intermediate hikers. Thanks!