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SANTA CRUZ TREK

huaraz
4 days

Huaraz or ¨The Peruvian Switzerland¨ as some of the adventurers call it, hold one of the most beautiful circuits of the world’s highest tropical mountain range, passing below towering peaks - Huascarán, Alpamayo, Taulliraju, Huandoy, Chacraraju and many others in the glacial canyons of Peru’s first mountain National Park and Biosphere Reserve. We’ll enjoy stunning Andean views, dramatic natural scenery, and distinctive, vibrant cultures. Ranking: easy to moderate with just one high mountain pass, you’ll experience an abundance of diverse regions and immerse in spectacular beauty on this unforgettable journey amidst glacial mountains, pristine wilderness, and crystal-pure lakes.

travel itinerary
seasonApril - October
group departuresEvery Tuesday
mininum: 2 passengers
maximum: 12 passengers
Trekking
Pet Friendly
Mountain Bike
Camping
shared plan
private plan
shared plan:You will travel with other adventurers heading to the same destination.

Bus ride: 119 km (73.94 mi)
Time: 5 hours
Trekking distance: 11.2 km (6.96 mi)
Time: 5 hours

Trekking distance: 11 km (6.84 mi)
Time: 7 - 8 hours

Trekking distance: 14 km (8.70 mi)
Time: 6 - 7 hours

Bus ride: 96 km (59.65 mi)
Time: 3 hours
Trekking distance: 7 km (4.35 mi)
Time: 4 hours
Our safety standards are the best in the business
included
  • Transportation
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Double occupancy tents with Thermarest sleeping pads
  • All meals during trek
  • Non-alcoholic drinks... keep reading
no included
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Laundry service
  • Airline tickets
  • Sleeping bags (rent available)
  • Personal gear... keep reading
what to take
  • Regular and long wicking first layer for cold weather, like polyester, nylon, or merino wool
  • Short-sleeved shirts or t-shirts, breathable fabrics, like nylon and polyester
  • Light-colored long-sleeved shirts or t-shirts
  • QuickDry Pants, trekking pants, and shorts
  • Insulated long-sleeve jacket (fleece, synthetic, down, merino wool)... keep reading
Personal First-Aid Kit
On each trip we carry a medical kit, but we suggest you bring a small personal First-Aid Kit for bruises and blisters. Knee and ankle braces are sometimes useful especially if you suffer from weak knees or ankles. Include any special medication your doctor might suggest for you.
SANTA CRUZ TREK
$790.00/4 days and 3 nights
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