Laguna 69 + Santa Cruz Trek

Laguna 69 + Santa Cruz Trek

Recommended Trek in Huaraz

El trekking Santa Cruz explora tres importantes quebradas del Parque Nacional Huascarán: Quebrada de Santa Cruz, Huaripampa y Llanganuco.

Durante los 5 días se caminará en el corazón del "Parque Nacional Huascaran" disfrutando de una hermosa vista de los paisajes andinos, pasando a través de antiguos caminos pre-incas rodeados de bosques de quenuales y exótica flora alto andina, también de ríos de aguas cristalinas, lagunas y la impresionante vista que nos brinda el paso "Punta Unión" de los nevados de la Cordillera Blanca tales como: Alpamayo, Artesonraju, Taulliraju, Chacraraju, Chopicalqui, Huandoy, Huascarán, entre otros.

Duration: 5 days
Distance: 54 Km.
Highest altitude: 4,750 m (Punta Union Pass)
Difficulty: Moderate
Recommended: May to October


B = Breakfast  L = Lunch  D = Dinner  Δ = Camp


Day 01: Huaraz – Cebollapampa - Laguna 69 (4,650 m)
En Cebollapampa iniciamos con la caminata con dirección a la Laguna 69. Después de visitar la laguna empezamos a descender por la misma ruta hasta llegar a Yuraccoral.

» Driving time: 2.5 hours
» Hiking time: 5 hours
» Campsite: Yuraccoral (3,900 m)

Day 2: Yuraccoral – Vaquería - Paria
Este día salimos en transporte atravesando el paso de Portachuelo (4,760 m) más adelante arribando al pueblo de Vaquería donde iniciaremos con la caminata y donde nos espera el arriero para el traslado del equipo.

» Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours approx.
» Campsite: Paria (3,850 m)

Day 03: Paria – Punta union Pass (4,750 m) - Taullipampa
Este dia iniciaremos con la caminata muy temprano ya que es el día más largo y difícil porque tendremos un desnivel de 900 m. hasta el paso Punta Unión, donde tendremos una vista de los nevados: Quitaraju, Taulliraju, Artesonraju, Huascarán, Contrahierbas, etc.

» Hiking time: 7 - 8 hours approx.
» Campsite: Taullipampa (4,250 m)

Day 04: Taullipampa - Llamacorral (3,760 m)
Este día podremos apreciar la cara suroeste del nevado Alpamayo (5,970 m) tambien tendremos una vista de los nevados Caraz, Quitaraju y Artesonraju, más adelante pasaremos muy cerca de las lagunas Ichicocha y Jatuncocha.

» Hiking time: 7 - 8 hours approx.
» Campsite: Llamacorral (3,760 m)

Day: 5: Llamacorral – Cashapampa (2,900 m) – Huaraz
Este día la caminata sera muy facil descendiendo hasta el final de la quebrada de Santa Cruz, finalmente arribando al pueblo de Cashapampa donde nos espera nuestro transporte para trasladarnos a Huaraz.

» Hiking time: 4 - 5 hours approx.
» Driving time: 3 hours


Price Includes:
  • Briefing: Before your trek, you will have a trek briefing at your hotel or our office with your guide and other trekkers in your group.
  • Transportation: From your hotel in Huaraz to the starting point of the trek, and from the end of the trek to your hotel in Huaraz.
  • Equipment: We use the best quality mountain tents (2 people per tent) and personal mat. Single tents are available USD 30. Additional charge
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (option for vegetarians or vegans).
  • All kitchen and dining equipment are provided so that clients to enjoy their meals, including chairs and dishes.
  • Guide: Certified trekking guide (English or Spanish speaking) for another language by request.
  • Cook: Cook trained to prepare varied and healthy dishes.
  • Arriero: In charge of loading the donkeys and driving them.
  • Donkeys: The number of donkeys depends on the size of the group.
  • Duffel bag: that will be with the donkeys while you hike. This bag should not exceed 7kg/15lbs. and needs to include your sleeping bag and personal belongings. During the day you will only carry your daypack with items for personal use.
  • Emergency horse: 1 horse will accompany the group in case of emergency.
  • First aid kit.

Not included:
  • Entrance fee to the Huascaran National Park. [See rates]
  • Personal trekking equipment: Sleeping bag, trekking shoes or boots, waterproof jacket and/or pants, backpack, etc.
  • Extra food or drinks in the villages.
  • Medical care or insurance.
  • Emergency rescue or evacuation.
  • Additional expenses as a result of leaving the trek early.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Breakfast the first day/lunch and dinner the last day.
  • Hotel in Huaraz.
  • Tips (Optional).

Departures & Prices

Price Season 2024

Private or Luxury Service according of the number of people, Please contact us and get a free quote.


August 03, 2024
August 07, 2024
USD 385.00, per person
8 Spaces Left


  1. Where do the hikes start and end?

  2. The hikes start and end in the city of Huaraz - Ancash.

  3. How to get to Huaraz?

  4. By air: Anta Airport (ATA, Comandante FAP Germán Arias Graziani Airport) is currently only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by air must disembark in Lima and go through customs.

    • The best way to get to Huaraz is by air, currently there is only one airline operating: LATAM.
    • Flight time: 1 hour 10 minutes.
    By land: This is the most common route, with a paved road of 404 km from Lima. Try to book the bus cama service for a more comfortable journey and rest during the trip.

  5. What is the recommended season for trekking in Peru?

  6. The recommended months for the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash are from May to October. Although the trek can be done all year round, you just need good clothing to protect yourself from the rains.

  7. Planning a trip and looking for a group trek?

  8. Book at least 3 months in advance and enjoy:

    • Date of your choice: We set the date you choose and adapt the trek to your itinerary.
    • Guaranteed group: We make sure to find participants for the group, with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10.
    • Departure guaranteed: We guarantee the trek will take place.

  9. How many people are there on a trek?

  10. Private service: We guarantee the trek only with the members of your group and departures can be scheduled on the day of your choice.
    Group service: The group size will vary depending on the date, with group sizes being (min. 4 people / max. 10 people).

  11. Group Tours

  12. In group hikes, you will enjoy the company of people of different ages and hiking experiences. By accepting a group tour, we understand that each person has their own pace, so don't worry if you are slower or faster than others. The guide will adapt to the group and ensure that everyone enjoys the hike.

  13. What to bring for hiking?

    • ESSENTIAL: Daily use backpack (recommended 20L to 40L), Water bottle or Camelbak, Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles), Quick-drying comfortable hiking pants.
    • TOILETRIES: Sunscreen, Moisturizer, Insect repellent, Hand sanitizer, Wet wipes, Toothbrush and paste, Toilet paper, Personal medication, Blister protectors, etc.
    • DUFFLE BAG: T-shirts or shirts, pants, underwear, hiking socks, fleece or polar, warm jacket it gets very cold at night, Headlamp, Waterproof gloves, Sandals or comfortable shoes for the camp, External batteries or Power Bank There is no place to plug in while walking!, Sleeping bag We recommend -10°C at least.
    • IN YOUR BACKPACK: sun hat, wool hat, Waterproof jacket/rain poncho, Camera, cell phone, Hand sanitizer, Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste, personal documents, Extra money for drinks, tips, or other expenses.

  14. Is it possible to rent trekking equipment in Huaraz?

  15. Yes, you can see the cost of some equipment HERE.

  16. Do you organize transfers/pickups from the airport?

  17. We organize transfers in Lima, Huaraz, and other cities in Peru; we also offer tailor-made tourist packages throughout Peru. If you prefer a more personalized service, please write to us at the following email

  18. Is it possible to include accommodation before/after the hike?

  19. Yes. if you want to quote this itinerary with accommodation included, write to us at, indicating date of arrival and departure, hotel category, number of people, and preferred room type.

  20. How likely is it to suffer from altitude sickness during the hike?

  21. All hikes reach more than 4,000 meters in altitude, so it is likely to suffer from altitude sickness. We recommend doing some activities in the Huaraz area before starting your hike to have a better experience.
    We invite you to visit our acclimatization tours page.

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