Santa Cruz Trek

Maximum altitude: 4750 m. (Punta Union pass).

Difficulty: 6/10

Duration: 4 days - 3 nights.

Best Season: April to October.

Location: Cordillera Blanca.

Distance: 49km

Average temperature: Between 13° C – 23° C during the day/ at night -03°C to – 1°C.

This is one of the most popular treks in the Cordillera Blanca. You will see spectacular mountains and lakes with beautiful views and colors. From the trailhead, there are amazing views of the mountains Artesonraju, Rinrijirca and Alpamayo. On your way to Vaqueria in The Gap of Llanganuco, you will pass the famous sister lakes of Llanganuco. And when crossing Portachuelo Pass, you will see Huascaran (the highest mountain in Peru), the four peaks of Huandoy, Pisco, Chacraraju and Chopicalqui. As you reach the highest point of the trek, Punta Union (4,750m), you will have a spectacular view of the mountain Taulliraju.


















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