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Santa Cruz Trek

Llanganuco–Santa Cruz (4 days)


This is the most popular (and commercial) route in Huascarán National Park. It’s about 47km (29 miles).

You’ll see two beautiful lakes: Taullicocha, Hatuncocha and Ichicocha. The trail is between 2900-4750m (9,514-15,584ft). From the highest pass Punta Unión (4750m) you can see ten major peaks, including the famous Alpamayo and Artesonraju.

Santa Cruz Trek Map

Most people start in Cashapampa, though you can also start at Vaquería, as noted on the map above.

Santa Cruz Alpamayo Treks Map

It can also be combined with the Alpamayo Trek, as noted on this second map.

Cordillera Blanca Treks

Text © Heather Jasper

Images by AdmlCrunch, Free Map Distributed by iPeru, Peruvian Ministry of Culture